• *ASS** *TED •
• DISPATCHES •
Warm Sunny Weather Pre
vails In, Most of Territory
as Carpenters Get Ready
I to Erect New Structures.
HAS BEEN LESSENED
Sanitary Measures Are In
Force and Conditions Gen
erally Are Being: Keenly
Watched by Physicians.
Chicago, 111., March 24 (By the- Asso-
Press). —Southern Illinois, Indi
ana and other states in the path of last
Wednesday’s tornado hummed with in
dustry today as 1 the work of rebuilding
and restoration progressed.
Warm sunny weather prevailed in most
of. the territory as carpenters plied saws
and hammers on hundreds of new build
ings, and relief workers continued to aid
thousands of injured and homeless.
Danger of epidemics was lessened to
day ns sanitary measures were advanced.
Water suppt'es in the affected communi
ties were watched, and a supply .of-diph
theria tnitoxin was rushed to Carbon
, dale, the relief center. Doctors reported
the weather had decreased fear of an ex
tended outbreak of disease.
The drive for relief funds continued
with totals increasing hourly. Chicago
expected to raise its quota of $500,000
within 48 hours,. Another $500,000 was
provided when the Illinois legislature
passed an emergency relief bi\l. From
Washington it was announced that the
Chamber of Commerce of the United
States and the Red Cross had arranged fttr
commercial organizations to turn over to
Red Cross units all relief contributions.
WASHBURN RESIGNS 48
MINISTER TO AUSTRIA
Was Appointed to Past In 1922 By latte
Vienna, March 24 (By the Associat
ed Press). —Albert H. Washburn has ten
dered his resignation as U. S. minister
to Austria, be made kiown today.
Mr. Washburn, who was appointed in
MGS by President Harding, pointed out
that it was customary for Ainericfn dip
- kuhafii t'o place their postH as tSe dispo
sition of the President In case of a change
at the White House, regardless Os,
whether they were also insured by pri
vate consideration or not.
Denial That Cabinet Officers WiU Re
4By the Associated Press!
Washington, March 24. —Widely pub
lished rumors that several cabinet offi
cers soon- are to retire, were denied today
at the White House.
President Coolidge has not been inform
ed- that Hny member of his cabinet ex
pects (o resign and jie- believes the present
membership will remain unchanged.
Mrs. Dorothy Dennistoun Wins in Sait.
London. March 24 (By the Associated
Press). —A verdict of 5,000 pounds Sterl
ing, or nearly $25,000, in favor of Mrs.
Dorothy Muriel D,enoistoun was rendered
this afternoon by the jury in her suit
against her former husband, Lieut. Col.
lan Onslow. Dennistoun for money she
claimed she had loaned him.
Marriage should be ,a mu
tual proposition—bear and
forbear, share and share
; alike. -
Qur institution also is mu
a dollar with us* becomes one
! of us, with iqual rights and
-Under very low expense,
we conduct our affairs for
the benefit of all.
It is t 6 everybody’s inter
est to help us grow since
growth means greater ser
vice and lower proportionate
Our record shows the
soundness of our plan.
Prepaid shares $72.25 per
Running shares 25 cents
per share per week.
Series o. 55 Now Open.
CABARRUS COUNTY B. ,
L. ft SAV. ASSN. -J 1
Office in Concord National
The Concord Daily Tribune
fa te Feature the Launching of Queens
1 Charlotte, March 24—" Inspirational
Day” of the Queens College Endowment
Campaign for SBOO,OOO which is to. be
Friday, April 3rd, will be featured by
(several unusual items, nccoraiug to Mc-
Alister Carson, Chairman of the cam-’
An e'aborate alkd unique “man-low’’
parade will be sponsored by. the Wom
en's Organizations. Not a man is to bo
allowed to take part in the parade, it is
to be composed entirely of women. Wo
men will drive the ' ears, will compose
the mnsieai organizations, will net , ns
deputy-officers, will drove the tlnat
trucks and will ' comprise the whole
personnel of the parade. The parade is
to be “manless” in its entirety. It is
planned to have this'a representation of
the women nsking for an accredited and
endowed College, in Queens.
Dr. Plato Durham, Dean of tile school
of theology at Emery University, is to
be the principal 'speaker of tlje in
spirational meeting to be held Friday
evening at 7:30 o’clock. Dr. Durham,
one of the outstanding educators and
theologians of the country. , is wet!
known in North Carolina through his
many activities in This State. He has
recently visited here in the interest of
•the Stone Mountain Memorial^. Associa
tion. In addition to his address, a num
ber of other items wi’l feature the meet
ing. There will be addresses by Dr. A.
A. McC-eachy. Dr. W. H. Frazer, Mr.
Malcom Lockhart, and mußic by the
Davidson Glee Club, the Queens Choral
Society, Queens Friskies and Miss
Esther Meßuer, famous whistler.
THE ARBI CKLE-DEANK
WEDDING THIS EVENING
Couple WIU Be Married at San Marino,
According to Their Present Plana.
(By the Associated Press) \
Los Angeles, March 24. —Wedding bells
were ringing in celebration of Roscoe Ar
buckle's birthday tonight, unless some
thing happens to alter the former film
comedian’s plans to marry Doris Deane,
motion picture actress, at her mother's
home at San Marino.' ’ . i ■
Arbuckle and Miss Deane obtained a
marriage license yestnrday. Their an
nouncement that Rev. Jas. Whitcomb
Brougher would officiate had scarcely
been made, when the minister revealed a
lectnre engagement wlrch would prevent
him from going to San Marino. He sug
gested to Arbuckle that inasmuch as “very
few clergymen wished to marry divorced
people. It would be a good idea to have a
superior court judge tie the knot.” Ar
buckle acted on the suggestion, but Judge
J. W. Summerfield said that his wife
had made a dinner arrangement for to
night which “would keep him occupied
for the entire evening.” \
Judge Hugh J. Crawford, however,
agreed to be at San Marino at the ap
With Our Advertisers.
Empress and Karagheimer rugs at the
Bell & Harris Furniture Co. Beautify
your home with some of them.
Place your order with your grocer for
Concord Steam Bakery hot rolls before
three o’clock each day.
You can take a 34 days European tour
pn one of the world's largest ships for
only $325. See ad. in this paper.
Start saving now by taking some shares
in the new series of the Cabarrus Coun
ty B. L. & S. Association. See Gilbert
Hendrix at the Concord National Bank.,
The famous vacuum cleaner
is sold here by the Concord Furniture
Hoover's.is showing unusual offerings
in broadcloths, poplins, bultseye, weaves
and cheviot shifts.
Lespedcza -aqd clover seed, Lister fer
tilizer and soy beans at Yorke and Wads
Robert-Wicks 'spring suits for, teens,
twenties, thirties, forties and up to
eighties, S3O to S4O, at the Browns-
ROFs Dry Cleaning Co. has a new hat
mgebihe to clear and reshape your old
hat. Phone 787.
The Richmond-Plowe Co. fa going to
sell'all the shoes this week in the store
next to Riticfale. Hardware Co., Better
go quick before they are all gone. „
Spring dresses for women and misses
with smartness and distinction at the
The Spring opening of radiant Easter
apparel is now on at J. C. Penny Co’s.
Their styles this spring are unusually
charming. Besides appealing styles they
have -.convincing prices. Not only low
prices but quality, full value at each
price. See big new ad. today.
Soybeans in Rowan.
Salisbury, March 23.—Henry Barn
hardt, of the Patterson community in
Rowan county, planted a gallon of Lare
do soybeans in fairly close rows on an
acre of land last year, gave the beans
two cultivations and left them until har
vest. When 'harvest time came, reports
County Agent W. G. .Yeager, the growth
was so heavy that the rows could not
be seen, so Mr. Barnhardt cut the whole
mass with his wore and stored and cured
the hay .jn his barn. •'
Last week a pea thresher was in the
neighborhood and Mr, Barnhardt had
his beans threshed with the result that
he secured nine bushels of seed.
Discuss Plans for Naval Limitations
(By the .Associated Press)
Washington, March 24.- —President
Coolidge has suggested to Secretary Kel
log that certain definite preliminary
steps be taken toward laying the ground- ■
work for a naval limitations conference. I
The work, as the President sees it, di
vides itself into two phases, the first be
ing determination of the technical as
pects of the naval limitation that re
mains tto be concluded; the second, the
sounding out informally of the sentiment
of the other powers as to the desirability
of calling a new conference.
Ten Pages Today
CONCORD, N. C., TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 1925
DURING NIGHT BABY
WHS LEFT AT HOME
IT MW ILL
Baby Was Left on Porch of
Home of Mrs. /. J. Chris
tie, Who Figured in Anoth
er Baby Case Before.
BABY TO HOUSE
Sons of Mrs. Christie Heard
Her on Porch, 1 But She
Was Gone When They
Went to Answer Her Call.
(By the Associated Press)
Salisbury, March 24. —A baby boy
about four months old was left by an un
known woman caller on the porch at the
house of Mrs. J. J. Christie in the al
isbury Cottbn Mill village at 2 o’clock
this morning. Occupants of the . home
were attracted by the calls of" a woman
and when the door was opened the woman,
was gone, and the baby wrapped in blan
kets in n box containing an elaborate and
costly wardrobe was found. Mrs. Chrile
tie was not at borne at the time, but her
two sons were, and one of these answered
the call. Price tickets on some of the
clothing showed they were purchased in
Richmond, Va. Mrs. Christie is a woman
that figured in a sensational baby episode
some months ago wiien a woman gave
her a baby on a train near Weldon and
later located her and claimed the child.
She states that she wants to keep the one
left a>t her home this morning.
FORTUNES IN GEMS AND CASH
LOST IN PALM BEACH FLAMES
Salvaged Personal Property Identified;
Few Saved All Belongings in Ruined
West Palm Beach,- Fla., March 24. —
Most of the personal property salvaged
from the Palm Beach fire of Wednesday
night has been identified and reclaimed,
Joe Borman, town marshal of Palm
Beach, stated today.
A checkup of the management of the
Breakers and the Palm Beach Hotels,
which were destroyed, revealed that few
of the guests escaped with all their be
longings. Mrs. Norman E. Mack, of
Buffalo, wife of the publisher of the Buf
falo Evening Times and Democratic na
tional committeeman, of New York,
bandoned more than $25,000 worth of
jewelry. Mr. Mack lost valuable docu
ments, including stock and bond certifl
cattes. A Miss Mosher, of New York
city, lost property worth $5,000. includ.-
ing $3,000 in bonds.
One man. who did not reveal his
name, left $4,000 in cash in a dresser
in' his room in the Breakers. When the
door was opened the interior of the room
was found to be a mass of flames.
PRESIDENT IS PLANNING
FOR A SUMMER VACATION
Mr. and Mrs. Coolidge to Take Trip to
Washington, D. C., March 24.—Presi
dent Coolidge intends to go to New Eng
land for a summer vacation, but has not
determined definitely where or when he
will go. '
The time of his departure, it was said
today at the White House, depends on
the weather, and if it remains as cool
as it was last summer, Mr. Coolidge
does not expect to leave until late in
the season. He is consireding a sug
gestion tjiat he spend part oU the time
at Swarapscott, Mass., where Frank W.
Stearns, an intimate friend, has a home.
Mr. and Mrs. Coolidge also expect to
spend part of the vacation at Plymouth,
his fnther’s home, as has been their'an
Southern to Shsw Forestry in South.
Washington. D. C„ March 24.—T0
demonstrate the results that can be ob
tained by applying scientific forestry
practices to timbertands in the South,
the Southern Railway system has put
an expert forester and three assistants
in charge of approximately 12,00 acres
of standing pine Dorchester county.
South Carolina, and will market the full
grown timber while preserving the young
trees for future growth. As the pres
ent loblolly stand is yut, slash pines will
be plantwl so as to produce turpentine
as well as timber in the future. ’
In explaining the purpose of the pro*
ject,' Mir. Lincoln Green, assistant to
the; president of the Southern, said:
“The South has the opportunity to
meet a national need with great profit to
itself by preparing now to provide a
permanent source of timber supply. The
rapid depletion of our forests makes re
forestation imperative. Timber can be
produced in the South in half the time
required in more northern latitudes and
by Introducing slash pine we can extend
the naval stores industry into territory
where it is now unknown.
“The Southern is undertaking a dem
onstration of what can be done in the
South, operating on lands which were
originally purchased as a source of fuel
supply for the old South Carolina rail
road, now our Charleston division. We •
shall conduct our operations strictly as
shall conduct our operations strictly as
them show a profit.”
May Give Woodlock Recess Appoint
(By the Associated Press)
•' Washington, , March 24.—President
Coolidge intends to ascertain whether
Thomas F. Woodlock, of New York, will
accept a recess appointment as a member
of the Interstate Commerce Commission
before reaching a decision as to what'
steps should be taken to fill the vacancy 1
caused by the resignation of Commission
*1 11 >
Myraa Shariow, frinta donna soprano of the Chicago and Boston opera
companies, la shcHtrn here In the leading role of the world's oldest opera.
* Motherhood.” She left the stage last season to await the arrival of the
hear songster a mb. will return for the spring concert toUr. In private Ufa
Myraa Shariow la Mrs. E. B. Hitchcock of Decatur. UL
THE STATE FLAG
North Carolina Flag Dates Back to the
i “Secession” Convention of 1861.
Raleigh, March 28.—The history of
the North Carolina state flag dates back
to the “secession” convention of 1801.
On Mgy 20th of thatiyear, Colortel John
D. Whitford. a delegate from Craven
county, introduced the following ordi
nance. which was pissed and referred
to select commmittee of seven: * .
"Be it ordained that the flag of this
state shall be a bine field with a white
Y thereon, and a star, encircling which
shall be the words, ‘Surgit Astrhm, Mav
Colonel Whitford was made chairman
of the committee to which the ordinance
wns referred. The committee secured
the aid and advice William • Carl
Brown, an artist of Raleigh. Brown
prepared and submitted a model or pre
liminary sketch. This was adopted by
the convention on June 22, 1861. The
Brown model was very different from
that originally proposed by Colonel Whit
The following is the ordinance as it
appears on the journal, of the conven
"Be it ordained by this convention,
and it is hereby ordained by the author
ity of the same, 'That the flag of North
Carolina shall consist of a red field with
a white star in the center, and with the
inscription, above the star, in a semi
circular form of May 20. 1861.’ That
there, shall be two bars, of e<(ual width,
and the length of the field shall be equal
to the bar, the width of the field being
equal to both bars; the first bar shall
be blue, and the second shall be white;
and the length of the flag shall be one
third more than its width.”
This flag is said to have been issued
to the first ten regiments of state troops
during the summer of 1861, and was
borne oby them throughout the war be
tween the states, being the only flag, ex
cept the Confederate colors, used by
North Carolina troops.
.This flag existed until 1885, when the
general assembly adopted a now model.
The present flag Ims a blue field with
a white star and the inscriptions: “May
20. 1775,” denoting the date of the, sign
ing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of
Independence, and “.tori’ 1 2. 1776,” de
noting the date of the Halifax resolu
Rules governing the display of the
state flag were enacted into law by the
general assembly of 1907.
SHEPHERD TO KNOW-FATE
SOME TIME. DURING DAY
Court May Decide During Afternoon or
Night Whether He May Be Freed on
(By the Associated Press)
Chicago, March 24.—Wm. D. Shep
herd, indicted on charges of killing with
typhoid germs his foster son, Wm. Nel
son McClintock, whose $1,000,000 fortune
was willed to him, may know before night.
whether he remains in jail or is freed |
on bail while he awaits trial.
A decision by Judge Hopkins, before]
whom the bail hearing opened Saturday
and was continued yesterday, was in pros-|
poet today when the hearing was resum- ■
ed. ' ■ I : !
‘Witnesses who appeared before the
grand jury finished their testimony yes
terday. Chas. C. Faiml)n, head of a
science school, and jointly indicted with
Shepherd, to whom he said he gave ty
phoid germs for a promise of SIOO,OOO,
was briefly questioned, as was J. P.
Marchand, a former salesman of the
Cabinet Predicts Business Prosperity.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, March 24,—Cabinet mem
bers at today’s regular session with Pres- 1
ident Coolidge were asked tq give him j
a summary of their views on the busi
ness situation and they agreed generally
; in predicting a continuance of business
Will Investigate Mine Disaster.
Fairmont, W. Va., March 24.—Official
investigation to determine the cause of
the explosion which wrecked Mine 41 of
the Bethlehem Mine Corporation a week
ago with a loss of 33 lives, got underway
today following the recovery last night of
tfie last body of the victims.
Much satisfaction is expressed in in
tercollegiate sport circles over the fact
’that Brown University and the Unlver
-1 sity of Pennsylvania are to resume foot
ball relations next Fall, after a break of
over ten years.
1 " 1 . V
KING WENT TO RALEIGH
WITHOUT A GUARD
Is Now st Home in Charlotte on a Sec
t ond Parole.
Raleigh. March 23.—L. B. King, sen
tenced in the Mecklenburg county su
perior- court, in August, 1923, to serve
five years in the- state’s prison at Ra
leigh, on the charge of second degree
murfler, came to Raleigh without a guard
and left carrying a temporary parole
from the governor.
Following his conviction, he was ready
to begin his sentence at the earliest pos
sible moment, he said, because he wanted
to “have it over” in order that he might
return to his family. The sentenced
man boarded a train and came to Ra
leigh. He (presented himself Qb the
prison authorities who declined to admit
him without the proper “credentials.’’
King remained in Raleigh a day or
two, until he could be properly identified
at the prison and then began the' service
imposed upon him.
Later, King was paroled for several
days, because of the fact thaf his family
needed him. Returning to Raleigh, a
day in advance of the expiration of his
parole, lie railed at the office of the gov
ernor and thaqked. the chief executive,
in person for having permitted him to
It was only recently that King made
application for a second parole.
Grating the parole this week, the gov
ernor said :
“The prisoner has made a good record
since being at the state's proson.
"This man has a wife and five small
children who, I understand, are in prac
tically destitute circumstances, and un
less this man is allowed to go home
and make some preparation for Uls fam
ily to make a crop, they will suffer.”
The parole was conditioned on King's
future good behavior. Jt holds good
for seven days, at the end of which time
the prisoner must report at the state's
TAKING TESTIMONY IN
BENNETT MURDER CASE
H. A. Parker Said Bennett Told Him He
Hoped He. Would Never See Mrs. Hoff-'
Chanttanooga, March 24 (By the As
sociated Press). —Tsstifying in the trial
of W. H. . Bennett and his wife Mrs.
May Bennett, charged with the murder
of Miss Augustus Hoffman, H. A. Park
er today stated Bennett once hold him
he hoped he would never see the woman
Bennett also added, the witness tes
tified, that Miss Hoffman “stirred up
a row all the time.”
On cross examination Parker said he
had never observed any indications of
a "row” between The Bennetts and Miss
Negro Driver and Car Burtuxr Up Near
Maxton, March 23.—A distressing ac
cident occurred at Campbell’s bridge,
’four miles north of town, Saturday
j night. A negro jitney driver from
j Laurinburg was burned practically up
lin the automobile he was driving. He
was found partly in and partly out of
I the car. A; jury was summoned to hold
lan inquest, but after viewing the re
-1 mains they decided no inquest would be
necessary, as no evidence of Youl play
was found, but instead it was observed
that his gas tank was without cap. the
opinion being that ns he was running
acmes- the bridge which was rough that
gas spilled out of the tank from which
a general conflagration ensued that re
sulted in himself and his car being burn
Places Dempsey on Ineligible List.
(By the Associated Press)
Uew York, March 24. —The New York
.State Athletic Comnvssion today placed
heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey,
and his manager Jack Kerns on the ineli
gible list in this state for their failure
to comply satisfactory to the commis
sion’s recent ultimatum that Dempsey ac
cept a challenge from Harry Wills.
Soviet Court Annuls Oil Lease.
Moscow. March 24 (By the Associated
Press). —The concession on the Iceland of
sakhalien granted the Sinclair oil inter
ests by the soviet authorities was annull
ed today by the Soviet court wtfich has
been hearing the government's annulment
plea. The court directed the government
to return to the Americas company the
200,000 rubles guaranty it had deposited.
Outside of jail the smallest place on
fourth is a room in .« hoarding house in
OF CASE CONTINUES
V : rr
Sixteen Year Old Defendant
Fell to Floor in Faint Mon
day, But She Has Been
Quiet Since Then.
ONE WOMAN IS
NAMED FOR JURY
Girl, Charged With Murder
of Her Mother, Had Hoped
Jury Would Be Composed
Entirely of Men.
(By the Associated Press)
San. Francisco. Cal.. March 24. —Doro-
thy Ellington, 10-year-old stenographer,
who shot her mother to death in the
morning, and danced and attended a
house )>arty that night, today came into
court fully composed, after her, fall to
floor in a faint at the noon recess of her
trial yesterday on a charge of murder.
Miss Ellington saw six jurors picked
to pass bn her fate, five men and a wom
an. The sixteen year old matricide had
hoped for a jnry entirely of men, and the
result yesterday was to her liking, as on
ly one woman was passed temporarily.
The juvenile court which had first jur
isdiction over Miss Ellington, passed the
case into superior court. The maximum
sentence Miss Ellington faces for her aet
is life imprisonment. The young defend
ant has legal and moral protection
against hanging. A California law for
bids hanging persons under 18. Califor
nia citizens have always opposed the
hanging of a woman of any age. When
the jury has been completed, defense
counsel will advance the plea that Miss
Ellington is suffering from a mental con
dition bordering on insanity. The girl
has confessed to the killing. She has told
of quarrels with her mother over new
dresses and undesirable acquaintances to
whom her mother objected, to the argu
ment which resulted in the fatal shot, and
of taking ail the money in the house and
walking away over her dead parent’s body
to renew the companionship of men,
WILL A. LITTLE. ENDS
LIFE WHEN ARRESTED
Uttta. When Told of Artec*. Withdrew
to Toilet. Fired Bullet Into Head.
Charlotte. March 23.—Choosing death
rather than arrest on, an embrazlement
charge. Will A.' Little, accountant for
W. F. Casey and eomiwny, of this city,
this afternoon shot himself through the
head, inicting a wound from which .he
died an hour later at a loeal hospital.
As Detective Earnhardt, of the local
police department, walked into the of
fice of the Casey company Little with
drew into the toilet, and fireu the shot
that cheated the officer of an arrest.
The warrant for Little’s arrest was
sworn out by W. F. Casey, head of the
company, this morning and shortly after
2 o’clock in the afternoon Detective
Earnhardt went to the office io serve it.
He told Little of the purpose of the visit
and the latter asked permission t0.,g0
into another room to get some personal
effects to take with him to jail
■He stepped into the toilet -and a
moment later a shot was fired. The of
ficer, Mr. Casey ami others opened the i
door and foUnd Little on the floor wfth ,
a wound in the head. A physician was
hastily summoned and ordered the mail,
carried to" the hospital where an effort
was made to save his life. This was
unavailable and he died shortly before
The embezzlement charge against Tat
tle is said to involve several thousand
dollars. While not discussing the cases
without, reserve this afternoon Mr.
Casey said that shortages in the.firms
funds recently had INI him to a quiet In-;
vqstigation of the cause, the result being
the issuance of a warrant this morning
for the accountant's arrest.
Little, with his wife and small child
made their home on South boulevard.
They came here about 18 months ago
from Atlanta, G«. Mr. Little was re
garded, it was said, as an exceptionally
able accountant, being especially capable
in i handling the accounts for road
machinery firms. W- F. Casey atid com
pany handle such supplies.
Jealousy of Wife Is Cause of Two
New Orleans. Lit., March.'2l. —Jeal-
ousy of their wives caused two men to
be hanged and a third to be sentenced to
life imprisonment in Louisiana yester
day One of the women was shot to
death, another had her throat chit and
the third, a negress, died from being
beaten with a club in the hands of her
husband. The five-day-old baby of one
died, too, by falling from the bed while
its father was slashing its mother s
throat. The two men who were hanged
went calmly to death, saying they had
repented and believed their souls were
saved, but the'man sentenced to a life
terra tried to kill himself. Five children
were left without parents as a result of
Cotton Goods Market.
New York, March 23.—New and lar
ger lines of German textile, principally
dress goods and men’s wear for fall, ap
peared in the dry goods market today.
Bids were lowered 1-8 cent on print
cloth and sheetings but mills were not
included to trade at concessions. Yarns
were easier. Rayon and cotton mixtures
were selling freely, with high colors and
large figures in demand. Woou goods
generally were quiet, with raw wool
steadier, obbdrs reported moderate mail
orders from retailers fdr small quanti
Picturesque Mail Robber and
Jail Breaker Is Charged
With the Murder of a Po
IN COURT ROOM
Also Was Closely Guarded
as He Was Carried From
the State Prison to the
Hartford, Conn., March 24 (By the
Associatede Press). —Gerald Chapman,
picturesque mail robber and' ja’l breaker,
went on trial for his life in Hartford
County superior court’ at 10:30 this
Chapman, manacled, was brought tef
co«rt from the states prison at Weather#-
field, four miles from here, in. a fast mo
tor cor guarded by five deputies. An
other car filled with armed guards trail
ed, and two heavily armed motorcycle of
ficers were in the van.
Chapman charged with the murder of
Patrolman Jas. J. Kelly, in New Britain
last October 12th, entered court in the
middle of half a dozen guards. As he
seated himself in the prisoner's pen lie
was surrounded by guards. His face had
a drawn, haggard look.
As the court clerk began calling the
list of potential jurors Chapman, his se
rious face immovable, was led from the
I>en to a seat- next to his chief counsel,
Frederick J. Groehl, of New York. Two
guards flanked him as he sat at the
The first man called fell before defense
objections. He went out on Groehl’e
Each side has 25 peremptory chal
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Firm at Advance of 8 to IS
Points—Later There Was Decline.
(By the Associated Press.)
New York, March 24. —The Cottod
market opened firm today at an advance
of 8 to J(i points on reports that south
western rains have been inadequate and
ou relatively’ steady Liverpool cables.
- Some of yesterday's, sellers appeared*
to be rebuying on reports of prospects
for further rains in Texas for the pres
ent, but after advancing to 25.27 for May
and 25.18 for October the market eased
off several points under renewed liquida
tion. Sentiment seemed to be unsettled
by the continued irregularity of the stock
market, and there was some liquidation
of March contracts incident to the cir
culation of notices representing about
’Cotton futures opened firm. March
25.35; Mai 25.50; July 25.87; Oct.
25.15; Dec. 25.14.
Will Name Muscle Shoals Commission
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, March 24. —President
Ooolidge will appoint a commission of
five or six members to consider the dis
position of Muscle Shoals very soon.
Tl\e commission, which was requested
in a resolution adopted by the House af
ter Congress bad failed to pass the Un
derwood Muscle Shoals leasing bill prob
ably will include some persons connected'
until thft'ndin mist rat ion, and possibly ts
The president will appoint the body
with instructions to it to report probab
ly at the opening session of the next Con
gress, aftpr a discussion with ljybminent
engineers* Some of whom he to
serve on the commission. •.' ; t v
Defense Arguments in Teapot Dome
"*%.. Lease Suit. \x£ .
Cheyenne, Wyo., March 24?fffty the
Associate! Press). —The argu
ments in’ the Teapot Dome
ment suit was made in ■ FedewuPCmirt *
J. W. lacy, counsel for Harry F. Sin
clair, and his Mammoth .Oil Company,
was expected to take the greater part
of the day in defending the contract be
tween’ Sinclair and Albert Bi. Fall, for
mer secretary of the interior.
. Tile Grand National Steeplechase,
which will be run on March 27 at Ain
tree, near Liverpool, has been ’run there
every year for more than eighty-fi,e
years, except for three years during the
war. when n substitute, race was held
at Gatwick. The Grand National is es
sentially the race of the Engl’th country
people, for po sooner is one over than
the farmers, begin *o discuss the pro
pects of the. next. The race may also be
called a church festival, fyr it is said
that more country parsons attend it
than can be found at an archbishop’s
Santo Domingo scientists says frogs
there bark like dogs. Well, maybe San
to Domingo frogs lead a dog’s life.
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