® PRESS 9
• DISPATCHES ft
Troops Landed at Honan
• ;M . Island, Near Point Where
American Chrisitian Col
lege Is Located.
FIRED ON TODAY
Ship Returned the Fire and
Suffered No Damage^—
Was Convoying Supply
Ship For College.
Hon* Kong, .Tune 11 (By the Associ
ated Preen). —U. S. marines have been
landed on Honan Inland in the Peart
River near Canton, to protect the Amer
ican Chrietian College.
Ship Fired on.
Canton, June 11 (By the Associated
Press).—The American gunboat Pampan-:
gar of the South China patrol, was fired
upon near Whampflo todny, while con
voying a supply launch to the Canton
Christian College. The Pampangar re
turned the fir*. No casualties were re
1,000 Manchurian Troops Moving.
Shanghai, June 11 (By the Associated
Press). —About 1,000 Manchurian troops
under Gen Chang Hsueh Liang, son of
Gen. Chang Tso Lin, Manchurian war
lord, were moving today from Nanking to
Shanghai, ostensibly to manitain order
on the borders of the foreign settlements
and to strengthen Chang Tho Lib's grip
on the Shanghai regin.
Think Police to Blame.
Peking, June 11 (By the Associated
Press). —The Chinese foreign office in a
note to 'the foreign diplomatic corps re
futed the latter's argument that foreign
in firing upon the Chinese demonstra-.
tors there recently.
Washington Waiting For Peking Reply 1 !
Washington, June 11.—A reply to the
Peking government's demand for with
drawal of foreign landing parties at
Shanghai is expected here to await a re
port from the commission of investiga
tion sent to Shanghai by the Pekiug dip
The note relates to what happened at
Shanghai on MaJ 31 when the present
trouble began. Ethvin 8, Opntitnghnm,
American consul general imported
that the order to fire was given the police
after the demonstrating students had be
(«titf “a threatening mob. assaulting two
foreign police constables And threatening
the lives of foreigners.'! So far as is
known Washington has received nothing
to challenge the accuracy of this report.
Students Must Give Bond.
Shanghai, June Id. (By the Associated
Press). —Chinese students charged with
being involved in the recent disturbances
here were ordered today by mixed court
at the conclusion of the trial, to furnish
bonds guaranteeing good behavior.
ATTACKS THE INCOME
TAX LAW AS UNJUST
Law Discriminates Against Productive
Wealth for Idle Wealth National Cred
it Men Are Told.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, June 11. —The present in
come tax law discriminates against pro
ductive wealth and favors Idle wealth,
Gerrard ’B. Winston,, under secretary of
the Treasury, declared in a prepared ad
dress today before the convention of the
National Asssocintion of Credit Men, and
it is because “Congress has refused to
tench the abuse, of having a type of se
cunity the ownership of which works on
exemption of taxation.”
The exempt securities now total more
than thirteen billion dollars, he declared,
predicting that the total would reach
fifteen billion dollars before any constitu
tional amendment to change the situation
could become effective. The means of tax
avoidance available to the wealthy, he
said, nre so many that to “try to close
them all by ptatute would simply put
business in a straight jacket!”
Police Fire on Strikers.
Sydney, N, S., June 11 (By the As
sociated Press).—Police today fired upon
a mob of strikers attempting to enter
the power house at New Waterword, 'op
erated as an auxiliary of the British Em
pire Steel Corporation. Four of the
attackers were said to have been wound
May Issue Special French Note*
Paris, June 11 (By the Associated
Press), —Finance Minister Caillaux and
finance committee of the chamber of dep
uties today discussed a fiduciary issue
of four billion trades in special bank
notes to • meet the heavy retirement of
national 'defense bonds this year.
Smith College, Northampton, Mass.,
which is celebrating its golden jubiless
this year, is the largest Women's col
lege in the world.
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(Coolest Place in Town)
LAST TIME TODAY
PRISCILLA DEAN IN
“Siren of Seville”
Ah* Path* Comedy
“DAUGHTERS OF TO
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The Concord Daily Tribune
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i Decision of Spain to Resume
i Fighting May Mean That
French Will Change From
Defense to Offense.
r WITH LARGE FORCE
I Probable That 20,000 Troops
Will Be Used by Spain in
r Offensive Which Will Be
gin Without Delay.
Fez, June 11 (By the Associated
i Press). —Decisive action against the in-
I vading Kiffian tribesmen is regarded here
. as imminent, due to Spain’s intention to
land a force reported to number 20.000
men in an attempt to seize the naval
I base of Alhucemas, now held by the
I Abdel Krim is expected to oppose the
Spanish attack to the utmost. and ap
parently in preparation for the engnge
‘ ment has. withdrawn to the north a num
ber of his best warriors, and has moved
other chosen troops toward Abjir where
a council of war is reported to have been
If these movements are confirmed, it
; is thought the French will abandon the
defensive attitude they previously have
observed and assume the offensive. i
HONORARY DEGREES CONFERRED
UPON THREE NOTABLE MEN
Dr. W. S. Rankin. Rev. H. M. North
and Rev. G. T. Rowe Recipients of
Durham. June 10.—Standing with
heads uncovered, students, alumni and
friends of Duke University watched the
American flag lowered for the last time
during the college year here today at sun
down. It was the official close of the
first commencement of Duke University,
and the seventy-third of Trinity College,
now a part of a great educational insti
tution, with Secretary of the Navy Wil
bur, special guest and speaker, and Wil
liam Preston Few, president of Duke,
standing at stiff attention, the flag was
presented to the university by the class
of 1925. President Few, according to
long established customs, pledged to keep
•the flag soWy -for the use ot the outgo
Honorary degrees were conferred by
the university upon the following:
Gilbert Theodore Rowe, ’9a, Nashville.
Tenn., editor and author, doctor of liter
ature; Dr. Harry Maurice North, ’9l).
pastor of the First Methodist Church
of Rocky Mount, doctor of divinity, and
Dr. Watson Smith Rankin, Charlotte,
doctor of science. In conferring the
honor upon Dr. Rankin, who was the
state health officer from 1909 to 1925,
President Few stated that Dr. Rankin
is “now entering upon an even greater
service through connection with the
James B. Duke medical foundation;
through application of scientific knowl
edge and high devotion to the causes of
his native state, becoming the saviour of
the health of thousands of people.”
Students graduating with honors were:
Julian Parks Boyd, Charlotte, and
William R. Brown, Nashville, Tenn.,
Summa Cum Laude; and William S.
Barnes, Furman A. Bridge™, Velma
Deyton, J. J. Farriss, Lucy Flemming
Glasson, Idalene B. Gulledge, Richard
Hardaway, Sidney Maxwell Kale, Law
rence Mumford, Ida C. Munyan, Annie
Murnick, Bessie A. Rooker, Bessie Jaun
ita Southerland, Ella H. W-hitted, and
James A. Wiggins, Jr., Agna Cum
HARDWARE MEN WILL
FINISH MEET TODAY
Spartanburg Convention Will Coma to
Close During Day With Klmttoh of
Officers For Year.
(By the Associated Press)
Spartanburg, S. C., June ll.—With the
election of officers late today the 21st an
nual convention of the Association of
Hardware Men of the Carolinas will come
to a. close.
At the morning session Geo. M. Gray,
of Coshocton, Ohio, president of the Nat
ional Retail Hardware Dealers Associa
tion, made the chief address on “Oppor
tunities.” T. W. McAllister, editor of
the Southern Hardware & Implement
Journal,, conducted a stose and window
arrangement, and & demonstration on
“Window Dressing as a Means of Sell
ing Hardware,” was given by M. G. Row
land,. window dresses, High Point, N. C.
At the afternoon session W. K. Holt, of
Burlington, N. C., was to lend a discus
sion on "What Did I Get Out of This,
Searching for Alleged' Slayers of Officer.
(Cj the Associated Press)
High Point, June 11.—Police and the
county officers continued the search to
day for Jim Carter and Chirlie Green,
negroes, alleged to have taken part in
a gun battle in which Police Officer C.
J. Reeves and a negro were killed and
three men were wounded Tuesday night.
Bloodhounds were used in the search,
but they lost the trail after carrying
officers several miles into the woods south
west of the city.
Forma New Belgian Cabinet.
Brussels, June 11 (By the Associated
Press).—Viscount Poulet today succeed
ed in forming a new Belgian cabinet.
W;‘r"; "i ::iy-y* 'W./ij
Ten Pages Today
CONCORD, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1925
OFFICER REEVES SHOT.IN
BATTLE DIES OF WOUNDS |
High Point Policeman Killed in Dis
charge of His Duties.
High Point, June 10.—Police officer C.
J. Reeves,-of the High Point department,
. died, in. a hospital here early today of
wounds sustained in a guir battle between
police and negroes here last last night.
Arthur Harrell, negro, was killed in
stantly, and Officer F. G. Claywell and
two negroes, James Staley and John
White, were seriously wounded in the
The police are holding for investigation
six negroes, Lizzie Worsbtt. Anna Rob
bins, Charles Barnett. Bozia Saunders,
Tob Robins and Jane Robbins, and are
searching for Charlie Green and Jim
Carter, who are alleged to have partici
pated in the shooting.
A negro answering the description of
Carter was arrested at Salisbury this af
ternoon, but when officers went there to
identify him they found that he was not
the man wanted. Another negro thought
at first to be Charlie Green was arrested
at AVinston-Salein,. but he also proved
not to be the man sought by the offi
WORK OF DRY AGENTS
129 Sills Seized in May and at Same
Time 25 Autos Were Confiscated and
Much Ljquor Destroyed.
(By the Associated Press)
Salisbury, June 11.—Federal officers
working under Prohibition Director Col
trane whose headquarters are in this
city, destroyed 129 stills in North Caro
lina during the month of May, confis
cated 25 automobiles, and. did away with
135,185 gallons of malt liquors and much
other material used in the making of
I liquor. It is estimated that the liquids
and mash poured out were sufficient for
the manufacture of 20,000 gallons of li
quor. As a result of the activities of
these federal agents 85 arrests were
made and 200 prosecutions filed.
Ditch Caves in Killing Plumber and His
Reidsville. June 10.—J. T. Pendley, a
plumber, of Gainesville, Ga.. and a
lodal negro helper named Willis lost
their lives this afternoon while doing
plumbing work on Jefferson Penn's new
home two miles west of Reidsville.
The plumbing contractor, Mr. Pend
ley, was building his own ditch and
had been cautioned by Superintendent
Phillips that the diteh was being dug
through rock and a vaceirf was likely to
occur. About 2 o’clock while the two
men were at work in the ditch the cave
,in occurred, Before they could be re
leased they smothered to death.
The bodies were brought to a local
undertaker’s establishment and prepared
for burial. The white man was employed
by an Atlanta concern and his body will
be sent to his home town, Gainesville,
Ga. The negro will be buried here.
Raleigh, June 11. —Five hundred dele
gates are expected to attend the North
Carolina Baraca-Philathea convention
which will open at the Tabernacle Bap
tist Church here tonight. Threre will be
an address tonight by Secretary of State
W. N. Everett, among others, and the fea
ture of the convention will be the address
of Marshall A. Hudson, of Syracuse, the
founder of the Baraca class movement.
President Makes Suggestion.
, Washington, June 11 (By the Asso
ciated Press). —President Coolidge has
suggested to the shipping board that It
delegate completely to the fleet corpora
tion the authority for negotiating sales
I of ships and lines reserving to itself final
approval or rejection of the contracts.
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Steady at Decline of 2 Points on
July But Generally 4 to 6 Points
(By the Associated Press)
New York, June 11.— The eotton mar
kef opened steady at a decline of 2
points on July, but generally 4 to 6 points
higher in response to relatively steady
Liverpool cables, reports of an improved
spot demand in Liverpool, more favora
ble advices on local the eotton goods mar
ket and talk of insufficient rains in the
Active months sold about 14 ot 22
points net higher in Hie first few minutes,
with October at 22.62. This price at
tracted considerable realizing but it was
absorbed on moderate setbacks and the
market was steady within n point or two
of tile best at the lied of the first hour on
continued covering and trnde buying.
Cotton futures opened steady. July
22.78; Oct. 22.43: Dec. 22.63; Jan.
22.23; March 22.45.
SAYS WOMEN CONTROL '
RENT IN THIS COUNTRY
They Also Decide Fate of Business En
terprise, Building Owners and Manag
ers Are Told.
Cleveland, June 11 (By the Associated
Press). —It Is the women who control the
rents, speakers at the convention of the
National Association of Building Owners
and Managers deeelared today.
Woman can make a store a success or a
failure with her buying (lower, Thos. P.
Danahey, Detroit chairman of the organ
ization's renting committee said.
Acquires Additional Properties.
New York, June 11,—The Southern
Gas and Power Corporation, one of the
South’s rapidly growing utilities, which
supplies gas to thirty-four communities,
will acquire the Tri-City Gas Company
of Gadsden, Ala., and the Valdosta Com
pany of Valdosta, Ga., through new
financing in the form of stock and notes,
proceeds from the financing will be used
tp< liquidate the present outstanding notes
of the company ami tetire all (he first
li*n collateral trust seven per cent, gold
bonds series A.
Carpet weaving in Persia is done al
most exclusively by women.
| CONCORD PERPETUAL BUILDING AND LOAN
Starts Saturday, June 6th
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BALLOON RACE MAY
COME TO AMERICA
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Possibility of Next Contest Being Held
In United States Is Seen.
(By the Associated Hr ess >
New York, June 11.—The possibility
:fwf tlle'uArt revival of the" Gordon Ben
net international balloon raee being held
in the United States is seen in dis
patches from Brussels stating that the
Belgian Aero Club has found burdensome
the heavy expense of staging the event
for the last four years.
The original Gordon Bennett cup was
permanently won by Belgium's premier,
balloonist, Ernest de Muyter, who ful
filled the .conditions of the donor by put
ting his country in first place three times
in a row.
SHEPHERD TRIAL AT
LAST GETS UNDERWAY
Jury Was Selected Finally Yesterday and
New Witnesses Wer Called During the
(By the Associated Frees)
Chicago, June 11.—The trial of Wil
liam D. Shepherd for trial of his foster
son, William N. McClintock, entered the
second stage today, the weary grind <jf
jury selection ended after three weeks,
and three days of efforts.
The opening arguments and placing of
a few State witnesses on the stand con
stituted the program for stoday.
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Country eured hams, Kingan’s cured
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“Concord’s Hero,” the hilnrious comedy
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Ladies always are pleased with the
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Sammy Rennie, former Canadian
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ber of last year’s Canadian Olympic
boxing team, has decided to turn pro
, HITCHED TO PLOW
BY HER HISBAND
j BiartKng Story of Cruelty Disclosed By
Master’s Report in Divorce Case.
j l’biladelphiu. June 11.—The start line
story of a wife degraded to the levr" —
a beast of burden, hitched to n
whipped by her husband when the ■ ’
p ement did not move to his satisfaction,
and with her husband showing no
I partiality between herself and her four-
I footed team-mate when 'the whip was ap
! ?died. is told in the findings of G. Coe
t Farrier, who recommended the granting
of n divorce to Victoria Bnmody, 4T>
j.years old, from Joseph Samody. 48
J years. Court of Common Pleas No. 1
(yesterday entered a final decree in favor
of the woman on the grounds of cruel
land barbarous treatment and indignities
to the person.
“The testmony discloses.’' sets forth
the report of the master, “that the re
spondent hitched the libellant to a plow
with a horse and made • her pull the
plow: that when the plow did not move
to his satisfaction he impartially used
the whip on the horse and on his wife.
He struck her with a flower pot. He was
cruel to cattle on the farm and threat
ened to kill his wife.”
Mrs. Samody, who is employed by a
family on Park avenue near Dauphin
street, made her third venture into
matrimony when she married Samody.
who now fives in Scranton, on March 4.
1022. She averred that it was her money
that purchased a home on East Victoria
street, which later was sold, at her hus
band's importunity, and a farm of .18
acres bought at Fontaijjville. Bucks
county. According to the woman’s testi
mony. almost immediately after their
marriage her husband began his ill
treatment of her. /
The second day upon going to the
■ farm he ordered her into the field to
j help him with the pointing, and later
| refused to hire a man for the' haying,
compelling his wife to drive the loads of
hay to the barn and store it. Mrs.
Samody was also compelled not only to
milk cows, but to clean the stables. Her
only pay for these menial tasks were
beatings and revflements. On one oc
casion, when she interfered with her
husband's alleged brutal treatment of a
oow, she testified, he threatened to ki'l
her with a pitchfork, and another time
i when she objected to his slow method of
I torture in slaughtering a pig, he chased
j her, brandishing the sticking knife,
j When Mrs. Samody was married in
|1022 she weighed 157 pounds, but when
she left her husband about 13 months
later her weight had been reduced, she
said, to less than 100 pounds.
Undismayed by the charges made by
his wife, Samody appeared in Court sev
eral days ago and told Judges Barlett,
McDevitt and Taulane that he wanted
“to make pence” with his wife and that
if she would return to ha he would
“honor and respect her.” The Court,
however, decided that Mrs. Samody was
entitled to a divorce and handed down
a decree to that effect.
BRITISH EDITORIAL ON
CASE OF PROF SCOPES
Editorial Pays Especial Attention to the
Part Bryan Plays in the Case.
London, June 11 (By the Associated
Press). —The Westminster Gazette in an
editorial on the forthcoming evolution
trial in Tennessee, ‘today terms the at
titude of Wm. Jennings Bryan of counsel
for the prosecution “too absurd’ for se
rious people to consider.”
“We tremble to think,” it adds, “what
such a spirit would concern itself with
if it had complete power.”
The paper assumes, however, that the
case against the teacher Mr. Scopes, who
is being brought to trial for expounding
the evolution theory is as good as decid
ed because the law ■ Tennessee forbids
Darwin Would Enjoy Scopes Trial
London. June 11—If he were alive to
day. Charles Darwin, the great English
scientist who originated the theory of
evolution, would undoubtedly find much
to amuse him in the case of the Tennes
see high school teacher who is to be tried
for teaching evolution in public school
in violation of the State law.
Mr. Darwin liked to talk about his
book. “The Descent of Man.” He en
joyed the reception accorded it, but said
he was a little surprised that the public
was not more generally shocked: and he
said frankly that had it been written 20
years ealier, as the author he probably
would have been booted at. He did not
foresee the sensational stir that his
thoo.v was to create on the other side of
the Atlantic so many years later.
Mr. Darwin kept a scrapbook of all
criticisms he received and the carica
tures of him, in the press. One of these
last was his special delight. It represent-1
ed an enormous gorilla that had the head I
of Darwin. He enjoyed showing this, |
and developed chess that was depicted.
Hie scientist, also found much enjoy
ment in the joke that "Punch” made.
This was, that while men did not much
m>nd the idea of having descended from
apes, womffn loudly protested.
Says Husband Wouldn’t Give Her False
White Plains, N. Y., June IT. —Be-
cause here husband, among other things,
refused to buy her a set of false teeth,
Mrs. Margaret B. Ball, of Yonkers, to
day entered suit, for separation against
Henry J.'TSail, a trucker. Cruel and in
human treatment is alleged-
Through her attorney, Mrs. Ball de
clared that her husband had purchased
no new clothes for her within five years,
and further refused to buy her a set of
molars, despite the loss of most of her
teeth. Supreme Court Justice Seeger al
lowed her >IOO qpuned fees, pending de
cision on June 20.
Another Indication France WU Pay
I Debt Soon.
Geneva, June 11 (By the Associated
Press).—lt was understood here today
that French Foreign Minister Briand who
was conferring with Congressman Theo
dore E. Burton, of Ohio, a member of
A e MX*** 1 -JU unuuu
Commissioner Is Now Fin
ishing Four Years In Office
and Statement Comes From
; But Mr. Haynes Feels That
i Hardest Part of Fight Has
I Been Passed and Success
Is Sure Later.
(By the Associated Press.)
1 Washington, June 11.—Roy A. Hayses
’ today completed his fourth year as Pro-’
’ hibition Commissioner, and administrator
\ of the Harrison Narcotic Act, and be ob
served the anniversary with an optimistic
statement of prospects for ultimate gnd
, complete defeat of the rum and drug ran- ’
It lias been a hard fight, said the Com
missioner, who took office 18 months after
national prohibition became effective, and
while many obstacles have been overcome,
he found others still bobbing up to pre
sent new hazards.
“The big lootleg operator,” Mg. Haynes
declared, “is making his last stand as
the sources of illicit liquor are being clos
ed to him. Beal whiskey, wine, gin and
brandy, he said, are practically unobtain
able now for beverage use. Progress in
enforcement during the last feur years,
he declared as “really remarkable con
sidering the obstacles which have had to
“This is a new law,” he added, “and- in
various localities there is strong opposi
tion. Therefore in such localities where
located assistance has not been given, of
course conditions are not yet such as
they should be. but everywhere they are
so improved over four years ago that
there is\ almost no comparison.”
Against the inroads of the drug
dler, Whos* customers today are estimat
ed at between 110,000 and 150,000 ad
dicts, the government is making progress,
said the commissioner, due to “the strict
accountability” now required of import
ers, manufacturers, producers and whole
ROBBERS MAKE RICH
HAUL IN CHARLOTTE
They Invade Homes sad Get *3,000
Worth of Valuables.
Charlotte, June 10.—Robbers operat
ing in Charlotte last night secured money
and valuables worth more than $3,000,
.according to reports to the police this
The richest haul was made at the home
of Dr. J. S. Hoffman, in Myers Park,
where a costly woman’s fur coat, a valu
able diamond ring, wrist watch, revolver
and a number of other articles were
stolen. Police today said Dr. Hooffman
valued the stolen property at $3,000.
John G. Branner, of South McDowell
Street, reported that during the early
hours this morning a thief entered his
home and stole $213 in cash. Mr. Bran
ner was awakened as the thief fled from
the building ami tbok a shot at the rob
ber. The shot went astray.
The robberies here last night were a
part of a long series of burglaries here,
the police department apparently being
helpless. Several negroes have been ar
rested, the police claiming with each ar
rest that they had the guilty persona.
However, the robberies continue, the
burglars reaching for bigger loot each
time they repeat their crimes.
Michigan Determined to Curb Drunken
Lansing, Mich., June 11.—A new and
drastic “drunken driver” law is now in
effect in Michigan. It was enacted by
the 1025 legislature at the urge of law
enforcement officials and dry organiza
Based upon the theory that the only
effective way of curbing traeffi accidents
and casualties attributable to drunken
driving is to keep intoxicated motorists
off the highways, it provides for the man
datory suspension of drivers’ licenses. A
first offender, upon conviction, must sur
render his driver’s license for at
I three months. In addition the court
[ may sentence him to pay a fine of from!
I SSO to SIOO and to not more than ninety
days’ imprisonment. For a second or
subsequent offense the driver's license is
automatically suspended for at least a
year. The additional penalties are a
fine of not more than SSOO, or not more
than one year’s imprisonment, or both.
Fourth Communist Hanged in Sofia-
Sofia, June 11 (By the Associated
Press). —The fourth man to be put to
death for the Svetai Krai cathedral bomb
outrage in April, Hertchewlieff, a com- •
| niuni«t, was hanged at 5:30 this morn
ing. Three other men were hanged on
May 27th for the bombing which caused
the death of 100 persons.
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