North Carolina Newspapers

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VOLUME XXV
, MEADS IS imnCTEO
AT WASHINGTON ON
CHARGE OF FORGERY
Pleads Not Guilty When Ar
raigned In Court and Is Al
lowed Freedom On Bail In
the Sum of SI,OOO.
CHARGED FORGED «
NAME TO LETTER
Charged Wth Signing Sena
tor Brookhart’s Name to a
Letter During Senate In
vestigation Last Year.
(By the Associated Press!
Washington,, April 4.—Gaston B.
Means was indicted here today for forg
ery in connection with the Senate Daugh
erty investigation in which he was a
spectacular witness. He immediately
pleaded not guilty and was released on
.SI,OOO bail.
Means, who recently was convicted in
New York on a liquor conspiracy case
and sentenced to two years in federal
prison, is accused in the indictment here
of having forged the name of Senator
Smith W. Brookhart to a letter pur
porting to direct him to deliver all his
records, flies, diaries and letters to the
Daugherty comnunittee.
During the course of the inquiry
Means created a sensation by announc
ing that the great mass of records from
which he had been testifying had been
stolen. Committee members were du
bious when he explained that two men
had come to his home and presented a
letter purporting to bear Senator Brook
hart's signature, ordering that the letters
be delivered to them.
To support his story, Means presented
to Senator Brookhart what he claimed
was the letter in question. Senator
Brookhart pronounced the signature a
forgery.
TIIE COTTON MARKET
Opened Steady Today at Decline of 7 to
to 17 Points Under Overnight Selling
Order*.
(By the Associated Press)
New York, April 4.—The cotton mar
ket opened steady today at a decline of
T 17 points under overnight selling
oriWr*. Considerable trade buying and
ct-i Wing was hot sufficient' to absorb ear
ly offerings, ami the market Was weak
and unsettled, .Tilly soon selling off to
24.35. or 11 to 18 points net lower dll'
active position^.I’' 1 ’'
The market evidently was, influenced 1
by relatively ejisy Liverpool cables and
reports of continued poor demand for
cotton goods. There also was some
southern selling And Jbtjal a,nd' Wall
Street pressure. Covering for over the
week-end wn« prompted bj* the outlook
for clear weather for the southwest over
night, however, and the market rallied
toward the" end of the first hour.
Cotton futures opened steady. May
24.10; July 24.40; Oct. 24.07; Dec.
24.08; Jan. 23.88:
Vowed Name Dunlap Was Found In
the Bible.
Norwood, April 3. —Isaae Dunlap,
colored, died' at the 1 Almond plantation
near here on Monday morning at 4
o'clock. He was one of the most interest
ing characters of the old time slave
darkey.’ By profession he was a farmer,
a preacher and a ferryman. In all of the
professions he ranked high. He knew
his Bible in a peculiar kind of manner.
Anything that he particularly liked he
was sure was Bible doctrine. Re par
ticularly liked the Baptist church, his
church and preached that it was the
only church mentioned in the Bible. No
amount of argument about what his
tory said would have, any weight All
histories and all other looks ancient and
modem were wrong unless big Bible
said the particular thing. He was al9o
interested in his white folks, descend
ants of. his master, Joseph Dunlap, and
always claimed that. the name Dunlap
could be found in the Bible. Argument
on this question was also out of order
as he invariably believed himself to be
right-classing his own white folks as the
very highest type of earth.
Young Married Woman Charges Seduc
tion.
High Point, April 3. —Claude Spen
cer, young white man, was tvroered held
for Guilford Superior court "ollowing a
preliminary hearing before Magistrate
J. D. Suttenfleld. on a charge of elope
ment and abduction.
Mrs. Ella HaywOrth, a young mar
ried woman of this city, testified at the
trial that Spencer forced her to leave
High Point with him. The woman was
taken to the couaty-ijail with Spencer.
She will be turned over to welfare work
ers of the county.
A young society woman of Omaha,
with a particularly trim foot, has one
hundred pairs of shoes in her wardrobe,
arranged in boxes and on shelves as in
a shoe store.
ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH | !
(if Corbin and Union Streets 14 'jj
PALM SUNDAY SERVICES
Sunday School 9:45. Classes for everyone.
Chief Service 11:00. Sermon subject: “A Royal Entry.” I
Confirmation of. Catechetical class. v
Reception of new members.
Special music at both services. \
Church welcomes you. ,
I The Concord Daily Tribune !
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J 1 ( ' ■ THERMAL BELTS
Places on Our Mountains Entirely Free
From FKsts
Raleigh, April 4.—Agricultural ex-,
pert» nay there are places in the moun
tains of North Carolina which are en
tirely free from frosts. These are
called “thermal belts.”
1 In one of its publications, the North
Carolina department of agriculture said
that “horticultural and climatological'
literature contains frequent reference to I
thermal belts- or fr-oetless zones;in moun
, tain regions.” It added; “More prob-!
ably has been written regarding thermal
■ belts in North Carolina .mountains than
in any other- section of the country,
• doubtless because' the phenomena are
more pronounced here than elsewhere iu
the east, oit account of the more exten
sfve slopes and the greater area.”
It was believed by the State horticul
trist that nn exhaustive study of thermal
belts might furnish valuable information
to fruit growers. Consequently there
followed an investigation, which began in
1012, as a co-operative project between
the United States weather bureau and
the North Carolina department of agri
culture.
As the result of these investigations, it
was determined that a thermal belt is
not a fixed and definite zone whose boun
daries can at all times be located.
Under some combinations of weather
conditions a thermal belt may be at the
base of a slope. Under other condi
tions, it may be at the top of a slope.
A storm may so mix up the atmospheric
currents that the belt may lx- tempo
rarily non-existent. However, when nor
mal conditions return, so does the ther
mal belt.
A thermal belt is more or less indefi
nite in width, where the minimum tem
peratures average higher than at either
the base or the summit, but it is free ■
from the frost of the valley and from
the freezes of the higher levels. With
in this belt, foliage is frequently fresh
and green when that above and below ,
has been killed by cold and frost.
BUS OPERATORS REACH
NO SCHEDULE DECISION
Charlotte-Greensboro Line Has Too Many
Cars and Some Must Be Eliminated.
Raleigh, April 8. —Inability of bus line
operators on the Charlotte-Greensboro
stretch to agree today on the basis of 1
eliminating excess equipment ended the
conferene with the corporation and no j
schedule settled.
The sentiment was strong enough for
■ a half hour schedule as there is now be
tween Greensboro and Raleigh, albeit, ,
members of the commission doubted the ,
profitableness of such operation as that. ,
The conferees made progress enough to
reach an- agreement on the short line
building, Greensboro to High Point. Kan- j
napolis to Concord, and similar hauls, (
but when the Kirk lines with their 23 j
machines and the Dixie with its half j
dozen clashed, there was nothing to be (
done but hold another conference. And (
this will be done April Bth in Raleigh. .
A. B. 0. Kirk; who has- built npa big
business, finds Mt difficult 'to make she
elimination, but there is no room for
nil the machines which were represented.
The | commission whs sympathetic with \
the j operators in their difficulty. At .j
knevV that this trouble would be met and |
asked • for-a listing of all equipment. ]
General Albert Cox,,. representing the
Dixie Coach Lines; suggested that date .
of buying such machines should be given. (
The over-equipment of the longer lines
between Greensboro and Charlotte will j
probably be worked out before it gets to ,
the commission, otherwise, it will have (
to act. Mr. Kirby asked the commission j
-to make a ruling for him so that when
he passed old business with his through j
hue there would be perfect understand
ing If he failed to take on more passeng
ers. The commimssion laughed sympa
thetically. though it never had a chance 4
to rule on that suggestion. 1
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Possibility of Wood Pulp Manufacture in 1
Eastern North Carolina. *
Wilmington, April 2.—Prospects for ]
the manufacture of wood pulp for paper *
in this section are claiming the atten- f
tion of local interests. State Forester 4
H. ,M. Curran, while in Wilmington, said 4
that he had great faith in the possibili
ties for development of this industry in
the Wilmington district. While here
the State forester visited Palmetto Is
land and also looked over timber in r
Brunswick county. He Was aceom- <
panied by General E. F. Glenn. *
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Ooolidge Has Not Indicated Desire to
Go to Charlotte.
Washington, April 3. —Rudolph Fob- t
ter, executive secretary to the President, a
informed Frank A. Hampton today that i
he did not think there was the slightest c
chance that President Coolidge would a
be able to visit Charlotte on May 20. i
He had not indicated that he hoped to,
go to Charlotte on that occasion, it was
said. «
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Woman Killed la Auto Accident.
(By the Associated Press)
Union, S. 0., i April 4.—Miss Grace
Rogers, of West Springs, near here, was
killed instantly, and her brother, Nor
ris, and sister, Fannie, were injured to
day when the automobile in which they i
were riding plunged down an embank-)
ment and overturned twice after losing i
a front wheel. The injured man and
woman are in a hospital here. 4
More than 385,000,000 feet of lum-!
her is used in the manufacture of auto
mobiles and motor trucks in the United
States in one year.
CONCORD, N. G, SATURDAY, APRIL 4,1925
DEMICTI
TO PREKENT SALE
Df DODGE BROTHERS
John Duval Dodge Sought
to Restrain Mrs. Matilda R.
Dodge From Disposing of
the Property.
ANOTHER EFFORT
TO STOP SALE
Attorneys for Dodge Will
Carry Case to the Circuit
Court in an Effort to Car
ry Their Point.
(By the Associated Press)
Detroit, April 4.—Judge Harry Ben
jamin iu the Wayne county circuit court
today refused to grant a temporary in
junction sought by attorneys for John
Duval Dodge, restraining Mrs. Matilda
R. Dodge from sellling, transferring l or
encumbering any of the effects of the
estate of Anna- Margaret Rodge. post
humus daughter of John F. Dodge, and
half sister of John Duval Dodge.
Wm. Lucking, attorney for .John Du
val Dodge, announced this morning that
he would petition the Wayne county cir
cuit court probably today for an order to
show cause why the sale of Dodge Bros,
to Dillon Reid Co., of New York should
not be enjoined. Mr. Lucking said this
action would be taken to protect the iu-'
terests he said Jqiin Duval Dodge lias iu
the John F. Dodge estate as heir of An
na Margaret Dodge, his infant half sis
ter who died a year ago and who was
named iu the father's will for a share in
the eßtate.
Judge Dingeman, however, ordered that
Mrs. Dodge appear before him Wednes
day to show cause why an injunction
should not be issued.
Mysterious Chinaman Turns Up at
SaUobury.
Salisbury. April 3.—A Chinaman who
was acting very queer was taken from a
northbound train here and turned over
to local policement who are holding him
until they can find out what is the mat
ter with him and where he is trying to
go. He had a ticket reaeding to Greens
boro. The man seemed to be doped but
those who observed him after he was
locked up here tonight tbpught he was
insane. Local Chinamep were unable
•to get anything' from hint as to his In
tentions or past life.— He insisted that
he had engaged in an affair in Florida
and. had killed a 'man. 1,1 i; ' 1
Greensboro Youth Killed By Shifter.
Greensboro, April B.—Earl Thrnilkill,
thirteen-year old by, of this city, was
'instantly killed at 6:30 this evening iu
the Southern Railway yards .here when
he was struck by a switch engine.
The lad apparently was avoiding a
passenger train coming in from. Win-
Bton-Salem and was hit by the shifter.
His body was badly mangled, his
head being crushed, bith legs broken and
an arm cut off, as well as other multila
tionS. He was so cut up that it is be
lieved he never knew what hit him.
Segregation of Cool Holdings Proposed.
(By the Associated Press)
New York, April 4. —Segregation of
the anthracite coal holdings of the Dela
ware and Hudson. Company was pro
posed today by foe railway board of man
agers. Stockholders of the common
stock at their annual meeting on May
12th Will be asked to approve the trans
fer'Of the coal properties at the new 1
corporation, all the stock of which will
be owned by the Delaware and Hudson
Company.
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Pittman Named Regional Manager.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, April 4.—James S. Pitt
mans was appointed regional manager at
Charlotte, N. C., where he formerly was
sub-district manager of the Veterans’ Bu- '
reau.
The condition of Mrs, Wm. L. Wine
coff, who suffered a stroke of paralysis
at her home last Thursday morning is
reported as being somewhat improved to- ■
day. Mrs. Winecbff had the stroke while
at the barn where shehad gone to do the
milking.
This year’s convention of the Nation
al Retail- Coal Merchants’ Association
will be held at Atlantic City in May.
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| income form a combination almost certain to lead to ad
vancement.
H April Ist is the beginning of a new interest quarter. All [
I deposits made through April loth will draw interest from T
| April Ist.
OPEN YOUR ACCOUNT TODAY
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SENATOR BORAH ACCEPTS '
INVITATION TO CHARLOTTE
To Speak at the Ceiebraticn and Pageant
There May 18-22.
tßy the AmmAtfd Press)
Charlotte. April J.— Senator IV. E.
Borah, of Idaho, has accepted the lu
r vi tat ion extended his to speak during
the pageant here. Ma| 18-22. and Presi
dent Coolidge is expected to attend. 11l
that event .the celebration would be the
most pretentious of Its kind ever held
in the South. About a decade ago Pres
ident Wilson attended a May 20th cele
bration here, and, up . to that time, this
was tlie most outstanding observance of
that date ever staged here. However,
this year’s celebration, being coincident
with tse ses-qui-eentennial of the Meck
lenburg Declaration, will be conducted on
a much larger scale thau auy previous
celebration. Taking (his fnto considera
tion, the visit of the President would
give it far-reaching prominence.
Howard Southgate, graduate of the
drama department of the Carnegie Insti
tute of Technology and active director
in Little Theater work in various cities,
is due to arrive in Charlotte next week
to .start putting on rehearsals for the
pageant. The pageant will be staged
in open air. A mammoth theater is
now being constructed in Independence
Park. There will be five nights devoted
to the celebration—May 18, 19, ’2O. 24
and 22.
The pageant drama was written by
Dr. Thomas Wood Steveps, of the Art
Institute, of Chicago, who selected Mr.
Southgate to do the directing, in connec
tion with T. Bevery Campbell, another
assistant of Dr. Stevens. Both direc
tors have had considerable experience in
pageantry, having, individually or col
lectively, assisted Dr. Stevens in some of
the most extensive- community dramas
ever staged in America.
Mr. Campbell’s experience as a director
has been more -as a maker of motion pic
ture productions than as n director of
community plays. His services will be
used here more on technical details than
on rehearsals on drilling of the cast,
which wijl be conducted largely by Mr.
Southgate. < # , , V
CONTINUE EFFORTS TO ; V o,
SAVE DOROTHY ELLINGSON
Defense Perfecting Plans as. Court Takes
> Recess For the Week End.
(By the Associated Frees)
San Francisco, April 4."—Dorothy El
lingson, who confessed she killed her
mother, today enjoyed a respite from the
I strain of court proceedings she has at
tended since Tuesday. Alienists for the’
defense have testified she is not sane.
While the court which is sitting with
a jury to rule on the girl's sanity, was
in recess until Monday, phychiatrists and
attorneys retained to her aid here were
perfecting plans to procure a verdict that
she is lacking in normals mental balance.
The same opportunity' was taken by ex
perts for the state to formaulnte plans
to indicate that she should be found re
sponsible for her action and should bfe
tried on the murder charge;
Charged With Stealing Same Automo
bile Twice.
Greensboro, April'3;—The only in
stance of a man here being charged with
stealing the same automobile twice
comes to light in the arrest of M. R-
Kelly, local man, on charge of stealing a
car from R. C. Wagoner, also of this
city. Kellf sold the car to Wagoner, and
is charger] with having stolen it from
one in High Point prior to selling it to
Wagoner, then stealing it back. Last
week he was arrested on charge of steal
ing a ear from W. E. Truelove, of this
city, and was released under bond of
S2OO, just in time to' get Wagoner’s
car, police say. He was released in the
latter case under bond of SSOO.
Mrs. Nellie Kendzie Jones, now head
of the home economics extension work
at the University of Wisconsin, was the
first woman to be given the title of “pro
fessor” by Kansas State Agricultural
College. It was at the Kansas institu
tion that Mrs. Jones began her career
and one of the buildings on the campus
there is named in her honor.
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[ Slays For $lO
folk JnR
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Frank Weller, 60. La Grange. 111.,
hammered and chopped his wife to death
because she would not give him $lO to
buy liquor. Weller readily confessed. Po
lice arrested Mike Portlier, also on a
murder charge, who is said to have sold i
liquor to Weller.
OFFERS REWARD IN CASE
OF JOSEPH NEEDLEMAN
Governor Offers Reward of S4OO Each
For Members of Mob Who Who Muti
lated Needleman.
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, April 4.—Taking cognizance
of reports which he said had reached him
to the effect that Sheriff Robinson of
Martin county was not exerting himself
to the utmost in the case. Governor Mc-
Lean has authorized Solicitor Don Gil
liam of the district if necessary to have
special deputies sworn in before a jus
tice of the peace to aid him in the search
for the men who took Joseph Needleman
from the Martin County jail last Sunday
and operated upon him. Needleman was
confined to the jail on a charge of attack
ing a white girl.
The Governor offered a reward of S4OO
for* every member of the mob captured
and delivered to the state's prison. While
not expressing an opinion as to wheth
er Sheriff Robinson was neglecting his I
duty in the Needleman case, the Execu
tive stated that Solicitor Gilliam was
fully capable of attending to the situa
tion and would know the best course, to
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With Our Advertisers.
Parker’s Shoe Store is now having a
special ten-days sale of fashionable foot
wear. The beet footwear at prices rang
ing from $1.95 to $7.50. , < •
Invest your savings profitably. See
ad. today of Cabarrus County Building,
Loaij and Savings Association. All stock
non-taxaWe. Series No, 55 now open.
You will find a splendid exhibition of ,
the new furniture styles at H. B. Wil- ,
kinson's Stores at Concord, Kannapolis, ,
Mooresvilie and China Grove.
See the new ad. today of W- J- Heth
cox. Electrical satisfaction there.
AU kinds of Easter togs for men, at
Hoover’s—all the very latest.
Running shares 25 cents.per share per ,
week. Prepaid shares $72245 per share.
All 'Btoc-k non-taxable. Stock has beep
maturing in 328 weeks. Hurry now and
take soipe shares in Series 3[70.,55 of thie
Cabarrus County B. L. & S, Association.
License tags will begin to be issued
again Monday at the. Chamber of Com
merce headquarters, after a discontin
uance of several weeks, according to nu
announcement made by H. W. Blanks,
secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. ,
Persons who have trucks are asked to
take notice of the fact that they are now
required to .have.a title fpr, them and
should make application for the title as
soon as possible.
—to car,—to the office, —to lunch, —
and home again at night.
Slow up a moment. Consider the situation.
■ Where is. all this hurry taking you?
Is the net result expressed in any money that
* MMI you can keep,—or do keep?
If ■ Turn a part of your hurry into a savings
* fund.
1 Invest your savings profitably with our safe
institution.
Running shares 25 cents per share per week.
Prepaid Shares $72.25 per share.
All stock non-taxable. Stock hast been ma- J
turing in 828 weeks.
Hurry now and take some shares tin Series
No. 55 1 —now open.
CABARRUS COUNTY B. L. & SAV
INGS ASSOCIATION
Office in Concord Nat-
ional Bank
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DAILY BIBLE READING
Is Urged by the Federal Council of
Churches in Christ' in America.
. Washington. April 4.—Urging Chris
tians to give themselves during the week
preceding Easter to ‘-daily Bible reauU*’"'
meditation and earnest prayer,’h , e
eral Council of Churches, tIA
commission on hast,
Easter message to scores of thousands of
churches.
“Tlie Federal Council of the Churches
of Christ in America, acting in harmony
with the wishes of the various denomi
nations, urges all people who love our
Lord Jesus Christ to give themselves dur
ing this special period to daily Bible
reading, meditation and earnest prayer,”
states the call.
“There is energizing power in the
sense of sharing deep convictions and
high aspirations with large numbers of
like-mjnded people. Uniting in the
study of the Bible, the contemplation of
great truths and in the lifting of the
lieni-t of God in prayer is of the highest
importance. -I'..
“Hundreds of thousands of Christians
in America animal! unite their minds
and hearts Iu kuch contemplation.
Christ is nowhere better exemplified
thau in universal feeling of joy at Easter
tide, preceeded by those deep feelings of
penitence and aspiration which center in
contemplation of the suffering and the
triumph of Christ.
“Responding to this sense of oneness
let us gather during the seven days be
fore Easter, commonly known as Holy
Week, to consider the suffering Savior
with tlie call to repentance and devotion
which that contemplation fosters. That
t our thoughts may be unified a series of
topics is presented.”
During Lent many Church members
throughout the country are taking part
in the Fellowship of Prayer and in spe
cial services. In connection with its
call, the council suggests a series of eight
topics for sermons during Holy Week.
The call suggests that each ehurch might
gather its own people for these special
services or that a group of churehes
might unite. It also suggests that a
group of Churches might find central
meetings at the noon honr highly valu
able. ' 4-
The eight suggested topics for sermons
are:
Sunday April 5: “The Savior's Suffer
ing in the Hour of Triumph.”—Luke
19:41, 21.
Monday, April 6th: “Suffering From
Undeserved Hatred.”—Luke 19:47.
Tuesday, April 7th: “Suffering From
Blind Selfishness.” —Luke 20:14.
Wednesday, April Bth: “Suffering_ Re
lieved by Human Love.” —John 12:7.
Thursday, April 9th: “Suffering From
Treachery.”*—Luke 22:21.
Friday, April 10th : "The Fullness of
I the Savior's Suffering."—John 19:30.
Saturday, April 11th: “The Savior In
the Realm of Depth.”—Matthew 27:66.
Easter Day. April- 42th “The- Tri
umphant Christ.”—Luke 24:5.
CONDITION OF SECRETARY
WEEKS MUCH IMPROVED
Is Rapidly Regaining Use of Fingers
Which Had Been Affected by Slight
Stroke. '
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Washington. April 4.—Secretary
Weeks, who is ill with -cerebral throm
bosis, passed such a restful night that
attending physicians did not find it nec
essary to call at the sick room until well
into the morning.
The situation was not regarded by Hie
doctors as serious enough to warrant the
issuance of regular bulletins;
Mr. Weeks is rapidly regaining use of
fingers on the left hand which had been
affected by a slight stroke on Wednesday.
Invite Coolidge to Charlotte.
Charlotte, April 3-—President Cool
idge will receive a delegation of Char*
lotte people on Monday, April 3, at
which time the recent invitation to him
to ntend the historical pageant here in
May will lx- reinforced by personal in
vitations from prominent North Caro
linians. Col. T. L. Kirkpatrick has been
chosen to make the principal 'Speech at
the White House hearing.
Dr. S. W. Rankin, who was confined
to his home Friday on account of ill
ness, is again able to be at work.
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'main or
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ns Mrs mol
Jury Rendered Verdict Dur
ing Morning After Being
Out on Case More Than
Eleven Hours.
COUNSELIS READY
TO FILE APPEAL
Judge Jennings Told Mem
bers of the Jury That He
Believed the Verdict Was
! a Just One.
Hartford. Conn., April 4 (By the AffSy
, sociated Press).—Gerald Chapman todajr'ft
i was found guilty of murder in the firs#::'
degree for the slaying of a New Britain
i policeman last October 12th. ,
The jury had been out a few minutes
more thau eleven hours when it an
nounced it had arrived at a verdicf.
Frederick J. Groehl, chief defense
counsel, previously had announced that
he would tile an apeal if Chapman was
convicted.
After dismissing the jury and con
gratulating the jurors -‘on reaching this
verdict which I believe is a just ver
dict.” .fudge Jennings recessed court for
half an hour, at which time he set for
hearing defense counsel motions to set
aside the verdict.
State Prosecutor Hugh M. Aleorn. who
prepared and presented -the State's case
against the mail looter, asked Judge
Jennings to immediately pronounce sen
tence on Chapman, but the jurist said
he first would dispose of defense motions
to set aside the verdiet.
"Chappie. I’m sorry.'’ Groehl said to
the prisoner after the jury had been,
dismissed and Chapmen had been re
turned to court base basement to await
further developments. The attorney,
tears in his eyes, reached out for the
condemned man's hand. Without a
break of the voice, or a wavering of
the cold blue eyes, Chapman squeezed
his lawyer’s hands and saM, “Oh. that's
all right.”
Chapman's frail body was erect, his
striking head held high, his eye looking
straight ahead, as his guards manacled
him. He took a choir in his basement
cell, asked for a cigarette from one of his
guards, lighted it and went into/ whis
pered-consultation with Groehl.
Sentenced to Hang.
Hartford, Conn., April 4 (By the As
sociated Presti).—-Gerald Chapman, spec
tacular mail bandit, jail breaker, and
.criminal extraordinary, today was sen-. '
teneed to hang in the Connecticut state
prison June 25, in payment for the life
.of, a New Britain policeman of whose
murder last October 12th a jury bAd con
victed’ him less that) an hour before.
Chapman, the stoic criminal, whose
flaming misdeeds have made him an in
ternational figure, did not flinch or fal
ter as his doom descended upon him.
With hjs arms .folded across his breast
and his frail body held stiffly erect, he
listened to the judge's sepulchral words
spell out with doom, with only a flushed
face to mark bis emotions.
The ever vigilant guards stood closely
about Chapman as he was led before the
judge's high bench for sentence. The
prisoner, his face. slightly flushed, folded
his arms and with head erect stared- di
reeely at the jury. To the customary
question about a pre-sentence statement,
Chapman answered in clear, level tones.
“I have nothing, to say."
“The sentence of your court.” Judge
Jennings proceeded, “is that you, Gerald
Chapman forthwith be taken to the state's
prison at Weathersfield and there eon
fined until June 25, 11)25, when before
sunrise on that day you shall be hanged
by the neck until you are dead.”
The prisoner’s gaze fell. That, with ■
the flush that still mantled his cheeks*
were his only evidence of emotion.
The prisoner immediately was shackled,
hustled through the prisoner’s pen into
the basement, and into an ’automobile
which speeded him back to thp prison at '
Weathersfield. There he was returned
to the cell he has occupied since the
United States government “loaned” hi(n
to the state of Connecticut to go on trial
for bis life.
Find Dead Body of Hiram Gainey.
(By the Associated Press)
Columbia, S. C., April 4.—A man be
lieved to be Hiram Gainey, of Savannah,
(Ja., was found dead, apparently a sui- .
eide, in his room at a local hotel today.
Death was caused by razor wounds about
the head and neck. Papers found in the *
room bore the name of the Savannah man.
Two Killed In Auto Accident.
(By the Associated Press)
Camden. S. C., April 4.—Willis Trapp,
17. and Devil Shirley, the same age, are
dead, and Arnold Trapp, and Eugene Cu
te. young boys of Camden, are seriously
injured as a result of a collision ladt
night between the automobile in which
they were riding and a loaded wagon.
WHAT SMITTFS CAT BATB
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Showers tonight and Sunday, dondv
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