• DISPATCHES •
Contrary to Expectation No
Cabinet Members Were
Placed on Commmisssion.
—Dial Gets Place.
They Will Be Authorized to
Determine Most j Practical
Method of Utilizing; Muscle
(By the Associated PrMi)
Washington, Majph 27.—The follow
ing were appointed today by President
\ OooJWge members of- Muscle Shoals
commission: former Representative Mc-
Kenzie of Illinois, former Senator Dial
of South Carolina, Prof. Henry A. Cur
tis of Yale t’niversity, William McClel
lan of New York and Russell P. Rower
of the American farm bureau federation.
- Contrary to expectations, no cabinet
members were placed on the commission
which will be authorized' to determine
♦he most practical method of utilizing the
facilities of the Shoals.
INQUEST ORDERED INTO
DEATH OF MISS MINTZ
Divorced Husband Declares Woman’s
Death bn Wednesday Was Due to Al
(By the Associated Press)
Chicago, March 27.—A poet mortem
examination and inquest has been order
ed into tbe death Wednesday of Miss
Katherine Mints, 29, divorced wife of
Dr. Houston W. Vernon, who charged it
was due to alcoholism, althougr Henry
I, Shiresou. plastic surgeon, attributed
it to nephritis add uremic coma.
Plane to take her body to her hotne
in Wilmington, N. C. t were stopped by
the coroner’s action.
Wilmington Conference Favors Unifica
(By the Associated Press)
Wilmington. Del., March 27-- —The
Wilmington Methodist Episcopal Confer
ence today by a vote of 103 to 15 ap
proved the proposition for of
the .Methodist Episcopal Churd),'north
* nuil south. _ ...
. r By a vote of W to 28, the’ conference
rejected the proposition for admission of
luymen as members of the annual confer
Tornado Causes Damage in Argentina.
Beunos Aires, Argentina, March 27
(By the Associated Press)s.—Advices
from Rosario, Argentine’s second city,
reported a. torqado swept over sections
of the province of Santa Pe last night,
causing numerous fatalities and heavy
A special train carrying relief sup
plies has been dispatched to the scene.
THE MAN Who can
SHOUT THE LOUDEST
IS NOT ALWAYS RIGHT
Every little, while some
one'comes along with a new
' scheme for making money.
A lot of oratory and pret
ty reasons are cried from the
house tops in an effort to get
you to put up the capital to .
try out some new expert- '
Promoters ire always
willing to gamble with oth
i Stick to the thing with a
' y success record.
The "building an<f iosm”
plan has been working for
fifty years with the smallest
loss known to the whole fi- i
Today, there are over 10,-
000 institutions like ours and 1
one-third of this Nation’s .
families have their money in
them. You simply • can’t
find a better place to invest
All Stock is Non-Taxable.
Prepaid shares $72.25 per
CABARRUS COUNTY B.
L. & SAVINGS ASSO
Office in Concord National
The Concord Daily Tribune
i U X '>
Mr*. B. Hatfield, 65, hold* a matri
monial record —she married the
•‘her day for the ninth time. Her
flrat husband died from natural
cauaea. one was accidentally killed.'
three disappeared and three were
present when she divorced them^
WOULD GIVE ALL SIX
CITIES A HEARING
Beard to Hear Argument If It Is De
cided to Open Bank.
Greensboro. March 2(1. —Request of
Greensboro and other cities contending
for a branch of the Richmond Federal |
Reserve Rank will be considered at a
rearing in Washington by the Federal!
Reserve board in case it is decided to 1
establish a branch In either of the Caro
lina*, a letter received Wednesday after
noon from Vice Governor Platt, of the
Six cities seek the branch, Greensboro,
'Charlotte, Wilmington, ’Columbia, Spar
tanburg and Greenville, the i three latter
in South Carolina. A hearing was held
last November by the board of directors
of the Richmond reserve bank amf’Char
lotte was recommended as a site for the
branch but decision to give all six cities
a chance was reached in the past few
days, tre letter received today indicates..
PRAIRIE FIRES CAUSED
BIG DAMAGE RECENTLY
Also Reported That Seven Persons Per
ished in Fires Which Continued for
Siuox Falls, 8. D., March 27. (By the
Associated Press). —Prairie fires in north,-
central and southern Dakota' were ex
tinguished early today bringing the at
tention of the state t» the fire, ares in. ■
the Rosebud Indian reservation where
Unconfirmed reports told of extensive
The list of dead in the unconfirmed re
ports amounted to seven today, all in
southern South Dakota-Nebraska area.
These included a school teacher and two
children near Creakton, Neb., and an
Indian woman and three children near
Tuthill, South Dakota.
With Our Advertisers.
H. B. Wilkinson has just .received two
solid car loads'of Simmon’s beds, also a
ear load of wardrobes, chifforobes, dress
robes, etc. Stores at Concord, Kannap
olis, Mooresville and China Grove.
Efird’s big Pre-Easter Sale begins Sat
urday, March 28th, and continues until
Easter. You will find at this store a
great showing of ladies' new Easter
dresses and coats, and tbe values cannot
be excelled. ‘The men’s and boys’ depart
ment also is np-to-the-minute.
J. A. Simpson is opening a new photo
studio over the Porter Drug Store. In
order to advertise he will give one Bxlo
inch picture (finished in colors) with ev
ery order for portraits on Saturday, March
28th only. .
‘ Tomorrow (Saturday) the Richmond-
Flewe Co. will have shoes for pale at 50
cents and' SI.OO, nothing over a dollar.
In the Pytfiian Building. Go early. See
list of some of the bargains on page eight
of this paper.
There will be an auction sale of a car
load of Tennessee mules and a few horses
at Laughlin’s Stable at Southern depot
Monday, Marcl) 30, at 12 o'clock M. See
ad. in this paper.
You will find many Saturday specials
in latest footwear yt Rutb-Kesler Shoe
Store as low as $1.95.
New novel and exclusive styles in foot
wear at Parker’s Shoe Store. Pure
thread silk hosiery, 50 cents to $1.95.
i Real shoes for real men at Ruth-Kesler
Shoe Store. Special for Saturday in
men’s newest oxfords, in all edlors, sizes
and widths, $2.95 to $4.95.
The) entire stock of men’s clothing of
V. Wallace & Sons, of Salisbury, will be
sold at retail at 50 per cent, of cost. Sale
begins Saturday, March 28, and lasts ten
days. Also hats, caps, men's furnishings
and shoes. See ad. in this paper.
See the display at Starnes-Miller-Par
ker Co’s, of distinctive jewelry, precious
stones, watches, clocks, silver ware for
“gifts that last."
I A new Easter pump at Ivey’s. It is a
.one-strap black satin and comes in all
widths, for SB.OO.
I Easter Frocks for women and misses
at Ifisher’s. Special feature numbers on
Saturday at $8,05, $11.95 and $13.95.
Tomorrow is Saturday on the calendar
' —at Hoover’s is clothes showing day. Go
early and stay late. See new ad. today,
i Globe-Wernicke sectional book cases at
the Concord Furniture Co.’s store.
Dresses for Easter Day expressing the
spirit of spring, can be found at tbe J.
,O. Penney Go. Becoming styles for wom
len and misses. Priced $9.90 to $29.75.
| Read tbe new ad. today of the Parks
;Beik Co. to find anything you need in
, boys’ department. A number of items in
which you will b« interested are given in
th« big ad.
The man who can sbont the loudest is
nyt always right. Take some shares of
stoak in the series now open at the Ca
barrus County B. L. tc Savings Asso
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CONCORD, N. C., FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1?26
EXCELLENT SERVICE OF
THE SOUTHERN RAILWAY
Twenty-Four Dally Sleeping Cars From
Gotham to South Via the Southern
Washington, D. C„ Mnroh 27.—Con
tinued development of the South L indi
cated by the fact that twenty-four Sleep
ing cars will be run daily from New
Y’ork to points on the Southern Railway
system after April 26th when the "Cres
eqnt Limited," new. de luxe extra-fare
'.triain i'i« placed in service. Passenger
Traffic Manager- W. H. Tayloe, of the
Southern, stated today.
The schedule of sleeping car depar
tures from the Metropolis to the South
via the Pennsylvania railroad anil the
Southern. Mr. Tayloe added, will approx
imate street car service in frequency and
will be as follows :
12.45 a. m: —Three cars, one each for
Birmingham, New Orleans and Colum
bus. Ga., via Atlanta.
10:10 p. m. —One car for Birmingham
1:10 p. in.—Three cars’,'two for Ashe
ville and one for Augusta via .Columbia.
3:40 p. ni.—Eight care, one. ; for Char
lotte, one for Atlanta, two for’ New Or
leans, one each for Maeon and Columbus
Ga., via Atlanta; one each for New Or
leans and Shereveport via Chattanooga
5.05 p. m.—One car fur M’inston
• Salem via Greensboro.
6:4p p. m.—Five cars.for New Orleans
via Atlanta. v *
8:40 p. m.—Three Pats, one for Knox
ville, and one each for Nashville and
Memphis via Chattanooga.
Tllese are all year-Yonnd cars for the
accommodation df ordinary business
travel, no cars for winter tourist travel
being included in the list.
NORTH CAROLINA BERRIES
AND OTHER FRUITS
Stale Is Noted for the Excellence of Its
Raleigh, N. C., March 26. —North Car
olina was long ngo noted for its srup
pernong grajs- vines, but it was more re
cently that it was found that strawber
ries grew to perfection. Hundreds of
carloads are sent from the eastern sec
tions of North Carolina daily, during the
Dewberries, also, grow well in North
Carolina. They bear well and are largely
planted. Whortleberries, commonly
known as "huckleberries" grow v/ild and
in great profusion in'-many of the east
ern counties and find a ready market.
They are used to make pies and preserves.
Early/pears, peaches and plums are
profitably grown, and the pecan tree is
coming rapidly into its own.
Figs,, also, are grown with great suc
cess in'eastern North Carolina. Agricul
tural experts have expressed the of inion
that there is no reason-why the fig indus
try should .not be made one of the major
Industries the easterb counties.' Some
have advocated theeSta'blTshmeut Os can
neries* there, in order that the fruit
might be put up where it is so success
The mountain platenu of western North
Carolina produces apples in great varie
ty of the finest quality. Winesnp. Stay
man, Rome, Beauty, York, Imperial, Ben
Davis and Limber Twig are among the
North Carolina apples find natural
markets in the cities of Florida, Alabama,
Georgia and South Carolina. In any of
these cities the fruit can be placed with
a comparatively short haulage.
Large apple orchards have been plant
ed in the apple sections of western North
Carolina, Haywood, Yancey and Watau
ga are among the leading apple growing
counties. Many are raised in the Brushy
Polk and other sections furnish late
HUSBAND SUES ON
G. W. Bennett Says Smallpox Patient
Won His' Wife’s Affections.
Greensboro, March 26.—How love
would spring into the heart of a woman
married twenty-five years for a man
while his facer was covered with smallpox
scabs is not explained, but G. W. Ben
nett, living near High Point, claims that
it was the beginning of an affair between
his wife and R. T. Lambeth, Bennett
filing suit here today for $15,000 against
Lambeth, charging alienation of his
wife’s affections. Ten thousand for ac
tual damages, five thousand punitive.
Bennett was a tenant of Lambeth who
has a wife and grown daughter, and in
November, 1923, the complaint alleges
Lambeth caipe to ' the home of Bennet,
and sought board annd lodging and made
love to Mrs. Bennett. However, he was
not taken into the. house tl)en but con
tracted smallpox later and! came back
and was given quarters in a small house
op the premises, and thdre waited upon
for six weeks 'by Mrs. Bennett. The
plaintiff asserts his wife left home, only
to return upop the pleading! of her hus
band, trying so keep his, family intact.
The defendant is now a resident of Dav
idson county. ' i
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Spring Opening and Before Easter Sale
at Parhs-Brth Co’s.
The Spring of 1925 is here, and Eas
ter is just around the corner. Before
you buy your suit, shoes or hats, be sure
to see the big stock of the Parks-Belk
Co. Here you will find a wonderful se
lection, and at prices that will certainly
; please your pocketbook. In two pages
of ads. in Thursday’s Tribune and Times
they call to your attention the large and
1 complete stock they have for you.
Arrested in Connection With Killing of
Salisbury, March 26. —Will Johnson,
i a negro living hn'route two, Barbers,
, was arrested yesterday when it was
. learned that his Ford car bore the same
state license tag that some one recog
■ nixed on the car which killed W. Lawson
i Kluttz, prominent Salisbury merchant,
i here Saturday night. Johnson denies
i that he was in Salisbury Saturday night.
|i' Ten Pages Today
New King of Bantams
Hr^ : WBim
PI§P Hr H
Introducing Charley (Phil) Rosen- fl WgL i M''
berg, the new bantamweight king. f ;
Charley acquired the title the other 1
night by decisively defeating Eddie] iWillfilM'Jiaiilg;
• Cannonball’’ Martin over the 16-| A ffiCTg
rounc, route at Madison Square Gar- —JJK
den, New York. Figured ae more or HK
less of an outsider, Rosenberg tore M ' - v.
into the chap fho had been termed’ IP"*?;
• the second Tarry McGovern,” and f|raMgMry\ <, - J|sg§||gg|
left no doubt Mto the winner. Even iWlßWilliiyi'llll'iilllliliiiii.
Martin’s staun beet admirers were «p|g[
forced to admit their man had been
thoroughly whipped. .Ropenberg is
the seventh pui lUst to hold the ban-, » *
tarn crown singe the termination of \ gta.
the \y°rld War. Whether Rosen- WW
berg can cling to the' laurels for, * .
more than a limited span remains ta
be seen. He’s shown fcere wkh Me
gmlle of victorr and »n rtsis atum.l a®
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THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Steady at Decline of 3 Points to
An Advance • Points.
(By the Associated Press)
New York. March 27.—Tbe cotton mar
ket opened steady at a decline of 3
points to an advance, of 8 points in re
sponse to relatively steady Liverpool ca
bles. Continuation of yesterday’s selling
caused irregularity after the eall, May
selling off to 24.96 and October to 24.54.
or about a point under yesterday quota
Offerings were soon absorbed, and the
market, was steady during the first hour
on fnilnre of weather reports to confirm
yesterday’s rumors of showers in Texas,
Later covering combined with a little
trade buying and local support sent prices
up to 25 v oo for May nnd 24.66. for Oc
tober, or about 8 to 13 points net higher.
Cotton ftures opened steady: May
25.00; July 25.25; October 24.57; De
cember 24.58; January 24.41.
NATIONWIDE LOCKOUT IN
SWEDEN IS CALLED OFF
Beard of Mediation Reached Settlement
That Will Send 130,000 Workers Back
(By the Associated Press* .
Stockholm, Sweden, March 27.-—The
nationwide lockout in Sweden was called
off today and the 130,000 workers involv
ed will resume their employment. .After
an all night sesion the labor union delega
tion and the government mediation com
mittee at 7 o’clock this morning reach
ed a compromise settling the entire lab
or eonfiict in the five important indus
Shippers Can Now Route Express Via
starts, Marcr 27.—Joint through
routes from a large number of office-,
of the American Express Company to of
fices of the Southeastern Express Com
pany, established by the two companies
in conformity with the ponion of the In
terstate Commerce Commission, became
effective on Wednesday, March 25th.
Shippers desiring to give the South
eastern its long haul on business moving
through Washington, Richmond, Cincin
nati, Louisville, Cairo, Jacksonville, Sa
vannah, Memphis or Montgomery can
now do so by spsecifying any one of the
million'and a half routes included in the
Southeastern’s, routing guide which' has
been filed with the Interstate Commerce
Commmission and placed at the disposal
of shipers and receivers of express traf
The routing guide contains lists of sta
tion in Florida, New England, New
York, New Jersey, Perinsylvania,. Dela
ware, Maryland, District of ' Columbia;
Ohio, Michigan, Imlianfi, Illinois, Wis
consin, Minnesota, lowa, Missouri, Ne
braska and Arkansas from which the
shipper may route his business, .using the
Southeastern through the designated
In announcing (he opening of the new
through rates, President J. E.. Skaggs,
of the Southeastern,-stated that they had
been worked out bj) the. two companies
in an effort to give shippers the benefit
of the most expenditious routes for mov
ing their express traffic.
On Time for Fifty Years, Employe Gets
Warrington, England,. March 27.
Thomas Corcoran, an employe in a soap
works here, believes in punctuality and
devotion to duty. During his fifty
years’ employment at the works he has
not lost a single minute of time. The
reason he gave for never being late was
that he always went to bed early, and
had a good night’s rest.
In recognition of. his unique record
Corcoran was presented with a gold
wa(ch by his employers.
Second Body Examined In MeClintock
Chicago, March 27 (By the Associated
Press).-—A second examination in connec
tion with the MeClintock death mystery
was made today when the body of Dr.
Oscar Olsen who died sixteen years ago,
was raised from the grave for an autopsy
and coroner’s inquest.
McRANE IS FOUND NOT
GUILTY OF MURDER
Was Charged With Having Part in the
Deeds That Led to Death of Negro.
(By the Associated Press)
Cross City, Fla., March 27.—Wm. G.
Mcltane was found not guilty of the
murder of Lewis Barker, negro, in a ver
dict returned by the jury here today.
Barker was an employee of tbe Put- 1
nam Lumber 00., and also a clothing
salesman. Mcßane with five other men, 1
including Thos. Higinbotham, former
convict camp "whipping boss” was charg
ed with having killed the negro. The oth- 1
er five defendants have not yet been •
The verdict was-returned 15 hours as- 1
te* the. jiiry had received, the case,.
Immediately afterwards an’- ‘
nounced that court would recess until 1
Tuesday, when John H. Winburn, for- 1
merly chief deputy sheriff of Dixie coun- :
ty, another defendant, will be placed on
Five Dollars For Marriage 11 sens After ‘
June Ist. I <
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, N. C., March 27.—Those who >
fall before Dan Cupid’s onslaught be- (
tween now and June 1 must pay the reg- 1
ister of deeds only $3 for marriage li
After June 1, the amount will be $3.
Os this amount $1 goes to the register
of deeds, $1 to the county and $3 to the ,
state of North Carolina. (
The law for -this is found in tbe reve
nue act of 1925. For a number of years ]
the price of a marriage license in Noith
Carolina has been $3.
Casting about, for an additional source '
of revenue the finance committees of the
general assembly decided tto increase the
tax on getting married. There was no j
objection raised on the floor as cither
branch' of the general assembly.
Commissioner of Revenue K. A.
Doughton pointed out today that pros
pective grooms have a little over two
months left in which to save two dollars. *
SEVERAL PERSONS HURT
IN TRAIN ACCIDENT
Two Southern Train Collided at Clarks
ville, Va.—No One Was Killed.
(By the Associated Press)
Danville, Va., March 27.—Several
persons were seriously injured at Clarks
ville, fifty miles east of here, when South
ern Railway passenger train No. 108,
from Durham, N. C., to Keysville,collided
with mixed train No. 5 from Lawrence
ville to Danville.
The -injured are train attaches and
one negro woman. Railway officials
here say none of the injbred was serious
ly hurt. No particulars of the wreck
were available, they added.
Plan Boulevard for Salisbury-Speneer.
Charlotte, March 26.—A forty-foot
boulevard fiton the city limits 'of Salis
bury through Spencer, to a point a mile
an4: a Quarter, fropj the big Yadkin river
fridge is being planned for the sixth
highway district)* according to informa
tion released from the district headquar
ters here. J, B. Pridgen, sixth district
engineer, left for Salisbury Thursday to
make a survey of the proposed route.
The State will bear the expense of tlie
regular eighteen-foot width along this
route, it is said, and Salisbury and !
Spencer will jointly pay for the remain- ]
ing width of the street. ?
The traffic over this stretch on high-1
way number ten is among the heaviest i
in the state. In addition to
long distance traffic over the route.
Spencer and Salisbury each furnish a
heavy load. The two-mile stretch has
the heaviest traffic df any stretch along
thl-- entire route 10, which extends from
the mountains to the sea, it was pointed
State Sunday School Convention.
(By the Associated Preee>
Greensboro, March 27.—The annual
convention of the North Carolina Sunday.
School Association will be held iu-Greens
boro, April 28-29 end 30. There will be
Sunday school workers present from all
.parts of the State. ,
* POINTS FOR ADVERTISERS. *
*j . *
IK Advertise consistently. JK
& Advertise regularly. )K
IK Tell the truth and back up your
& statements with the goodH. yk
iK Spend a certain percentage, of
US your gross receipts in advertising. IK
SK Take time to prepare your ads. as
they should be,*being careful that
)K they are written in plain language %
S; and not over the heads of those who
* will read them.
& Keep your stock moving nnd your *
odds and ends cleaned up by adver- ?K
SK Get close to the home town editor )K
if) and stay there. Success will crown
jK your efforts and money will roll in- %
S; to your cash drawer.
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TRIAL IN INDIA NOW IS
Nine Men Charged With Trying to Ab
duct the Dancing Girl Mumatz. Are
Being Tried in Bombay.
Bombay. March 27 (By the Associated
Press). —The prosecution in tbe trial of.
the nine men charged with attempting
to abduct the dancing girl, Mumatz De
gum. after her escape from the house
hold of the Maharajah of Indore today,
called to the witness stand the girl’s
uncle, Alla Bux Mazer. The authori
ties are endeavoring to prove that the
affair on Moniabar Hi'.i, Bombay, the
evening of January 12th, in which the
wealthy merchant Abdul Kadir Dttala
was killed, was the result of an elaborate
plot to return the Nauteli girl to the Na
harajah. of whom she had been the favo
rite. M T . Baula was with the girl when
attacked by a gang and in the ensuing
fight in which knives played a part
Mumatz was slashed across the face and
a British lieutenant was injured. Mu
tpatz testified yesterday that she had
gone to the Mahajarah's court first as a
single girl, and that later she became
the ruler's mistress.
WITNESSES TESTIFY FOR
DR. EDWARDS IN TRIAL
County Officials, Professional Associates
and Former Neighbors Extoll Defend
(By the Associated Press)
Bessemer, Ala., Ala rcli 27,—The char
acter of Dr. Geo. T. Edwards, on trial
on a charge of wife murder, was extolled
today by county officials, profesional as
sociates and former qeighbors of the Ed
wards who lived in Alabama. The home
life -of I>r. and Mrs. Edwards was de
scribed by witnesses as normal and hap
Probate Judge J. C. Conley, of Coffee
County, testified that he was closely as
sociated with Dt. Edwafit fqr mauv
Years, arid that fie whs rhwrf or mr¥hctt.
character. J. B. Haynes, of Selma, testi
fied that “no man- ever bore a higher
Mrs. H. A. Verner, of Ishkooda, a town
where Dr. Edwards practiced his profes
sion several years, declared the defendant
"wok better to his wife than any man I
The defense was expected to complete
its testimony today.
SENATOR WHEELER IS
INDICTED AT CAPITAL
He and Gordon Campbell and Edwin S.
Booth Indicted on Conspiracy Charges.
Washington, March 27. —Senator Bur
ton K. Wheeler, of Montana, Gordon
Campbell and Erwin S. Booth were in
dicted here today by a federal grand jury
on conspiracy charges.
Campbell is an oil land operator in
Montana. Mr. Booth is a former solici
tor of the Interior Department.
The indictment is the second returned
against Wheeler and Campbell, they
having been indicted in Montana on
charges involving allegations that Mr.
Wheeler mproperiy represented Camp
bell before a government department.
The new indictments are based on
charges relating to securing of oil land
permits in Montana and relate to trans
actions alleged to have taken place while
Booth was in the Interior Department.
Record for Safe Travel on Trains of the
Atlanta, Ga., March 27—Of 17.602,-
921 passengers who rode on the Southern
Railway system trains during 1924 not
one was killed in a train accident or as
the result of any failure or negligence
on the part of the railway or of its em
ployees, says a statement just issued by
the safety department of the Southern.
Os all this large number, the only one
to lose his life was a college student
who jumped from a moving train, thus
ignoring the rules established for t|ie
safety of passengers.
The average distance traveled by each
passenger was 66.18 miles, the total
number of passengers and the average
haul both showing decreases under 1923
in which year 18,310.013 passengers were
transported an average distance of 68.5
“These figures show that, tbe Southern
has gone through another year without
the death of a passenger as the result
of a human or mechanical failure, charge
able to its employees or equipment,” the
statement continues, “but there seems to
be no effective safeguard against the
i acts of passengers who risk their lives
iby disregarding the, common laws of
j safety and the rules which have been
established for their own protection.”
Shoot Marooned Dog on Brink of Ni
Niagara Falls. N. Y„ March 27.—Ma
rooned on a tiny islet in the upper rap
ids of the Niagara River, 200 feet above
the brink of the American Falls, a mon
grel dog wag shot today by n sharpshoot
er from the army pout at Fort Porter, to
keep the nnitnal from starving to death.
Every effort of rivermen, city firemen
and reservation employees to reach the
dog failed. Then policemen tried to shoot
the animal but failed. The commandant
at Fort Porter was asked to Send his
brot rifle shot here to kill the dog. The:
soldier hit the dog with his first shot. The
wounded animal leaped intot the rapidd
and was carried over the faljs.
0 TODAY’S f
ft NEWS 1
ft TODAY m
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TESIIONY IS BEHie
State Trying to Prove That
Car Found Near Murdered
Policeman Was One Chap
man Stole Lagt Opril.
OWNER OF AUTO
, FIRST WITNESS
While He Was Not Able to
Identify l Chapman ’Book
keeper In His Garage Said
She Saw Chapman.
Hartford, Conn., March 27 (By the
'Associated Press).—Three witnesses tes
tifying today at the trial of Gerald Chap
man for the murder of a New Britain po
liceman. sought to identify a motor ear
found at the scene of the murder as (he
one otslen by Chapmau at Stuebenv’lle,
Ohio, last April. James H. Sneidar,
owner of the Staten Motor Co., of Stue
benville. tth? first of the day's witnesses,
testified a stranger looked over a certain
automobile ton bis sales floor last April '
and asked concerning it.' He did not
identify the stranger.
Miss Katherine Rome, bookkeeper of
the Stanton Motor Co., identified Chap
man as the man who had been looking oy
er the cur and speaking to her employer,
Wm. B. Elison, a coal mine car opera
tor of Bargholz, Ohio, testified that a
few days later he had seen Chapman at
the side of a stalled car of the same make
Oil the road leading to Canton, Ohio. El
lison at that time a bus driver, said he
offered to give the car driver a ‘lift”
but that the driver, who he identified as
Chapman, luid refused it. A car of the
kind mentioned, was found in New Brit
ain after Policeman Skefly had been shot
by one of two safe crackers surprisetd
while robbing a department store, is
claimed by the prosecution to have been
stolen from the salesroom floor of the
ARGUMENTS BEGIN IN
CASE AGAINST BENNETTS
If Lawyer* Take All Time A Hawed Theta
Owe Will Not Go to Jury I nkil Some
... Timp Tomorrow.
Chattanooga, Tenn., March 27 (By
socmred .PressW-H .
are to speak use all the time allotted to
them, the jury in the case against W. H.
Bennett and his wife, charged with the
murder of Miss Augustus Hoffman, will
not be able to begin deliberation of the
case until tomorrow.
The attorneys asked for 4 1-2 hours for
each side, and a limit set for the men
who are to address the jury was set. As
sistant General W. H. Draper
had the floor when court opened this morn
ing, to complete an address begun yester
day afternoon. Mr. Draper spoke one
hour, and 20 minutes yesterday.
Both defendants were calm and almost
expressionless as Mr. Draper in the open
ing argument denounced them as murder
ers. The assistant attorney general ridi
culed the testimony of the defense:
PLEASED WITH AIRCRAFT
IN PRACTICE OF FLEET
Capt. Moses Says Planes Carried Out
Work With Precision and Dispatch.
(By the Associated Press.)
San-Diego. Calif., March .27.—Gratifi
cation over the part played by air craft
in the fourth practice of the United
States fleet in Santa Barbara channel
Wednesday was expressed today by Cap
tain 8. E. Moses, commander of the air
craft squadron's battle fleet.
“We sent aloft every available plane
from the Langley, and they carried out
their assigned duties 'with precision and
dispatch," he said. “Not a single mis
hap marred the part played by the air
planes and seaplanes in the maneuvers.”
The aii-craft carrier Langley, the flag
ship of Captain Moses,,-the j tender Aros
took, and the Gannett will sail from San
Diego for Hawaii via San Francisco
April 9th, not to return to their base
here again until September.
Appointed on Tacng-Arica ■ Commission.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, March 27.—Former Gov
ernor Morrow, of the Panama Canal
zone, was today appointed by President
Coolidge as an American member of the
Tacna-Arica boanndary commission. -■
Mr. Morrow, who holds the rank of
brigadier general in the engineer* offi
cers reserve, resigned last October as
governor of Panama. He had served
eight years there As engineer of 'main
tenance and as governor.
i. Eppe Brown Dead.
(By the Associated Frees)
Atlanta, Ga., March 27. —J. Eppe
Brown, chairman of the board of di
rectors of the Southern Bell Telephone
Company, died here today.
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