• ASSOCIATED 9
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MOVEMENT IS ROW
Rioters Damaged and Com
pletely Looted the Junior,
Customs Mess There Dur
ing Monday Night.
Feeling Against the Foreign
ers Plainly Shown, and the
Feeling Seemingly Is In
creasing Now. '
Ningpo, China. .Tune 23 (By the Asso
ciated Press). —The anti-foreign move
ment is rampant here. Rotors damaged
and completely looted the Junior Cus
toms Mess here last night.
Ningpo is a treaty port in Chekiang
province, about 95 miles from Hangchdw.
It is nn exporting center for tea, cotton
Americans Advised to Leave Canton.
New York, June 23.—The American
consul at Canton has ordered Americans
to leave the city because of anti-foreign
agitation, according to a cablegram receiv
ed today by the Board of Foreign Mis
sions of the Presbyterian Church from its
secretary in China, O. TV. McMillen. /
The message says: “Considerable anti
foreign feeling in Canton. Consul or
dered all to leave. All are safe.”
The cablegram was filed from Hong
King, although Mr. McMillen's headquar
ters are in Canton. It is not known here
whether he has moved to Hong Kong or
whether he remains in Canton.
Japanese Reported Killed.
Shanghai. June 23 (By the Associated
Press). —An unconfirmed private tele
gram from Wuchow, 180 miles west of
Canton, says a Japanese customs com
missioner has been killed there and t,wo
Dispatches yesterday from Shanghai
say a Japanese official of the Salt Ga
belle had been assaulted at Wu Hu, about
50 miles from Nanking.
Japan to Co-operate.
Tokyo, June 23.—Baron Slpdeharu,
the Japanese foreign mi%jpter, told the
cabinet today that the only thing Japan
could do in .the present Chinese situation
was-to co-operate with the other--powers.
Open Negotiations. *;
London, June 23.—Official advices re
ceived here fom Peking say the diplo
matic cops decided unanimously to open
negotiations with the Chinese government
in an effort to fix repsonsjbility for the
Shanghai trouble and adjust the situa
Japanese Consuls Reported Attacked.
Shanghai, June 23 (By the Associated
Press). —It was reported here today that
Japanese consuls had been attacked by
Chinese mobs both at Chung Kiang and
Ching Kiang. The consul at the latter
place demanded an apology and inti
mated if it were not made strong, action
would be taken by Japan.
Want Strike In Manila.
Manila, P. 1., June 23. (By the Asso.
ciated Press). —Attempting to extend the
anti-foreigu agitation to Manila, Shang
' hai radicals today cabled to comrades
here urging a general strike at Manila
beginning on June 25th.
Soviets Paying Chinese Strikers.
London, .Tune 23.—The Shanghai cor
respondent of the Daily Mail says that
when thousands of Chinese received strike
pay yesterday from funds collected
throughout the country, each striker was
given a leaflet reading:
“Executive committee of the soviet cen
tral union conveys its warmest friendship
and sympathy to the Chinese workers who
have fought so valiantly against the op
pression of the foreign capitalists.”
“We know you arj encountering great
» difficulties in combatting capitalistic op
pression. but your sacrifices will not be in
vain. The workmen of the whole world
will rise to co-operate with your attack
on modern imperialism.”
Phillips Not to Oppose Hammer.
Raleigh, June 22. —Reports to this cor
respondent that Solicitor Don Phillips,
of Wadesboro, has been “threatening”
$o run against William Cicero Hammer,
of Ashboro, for the Democratic nomina
tion to Congress from the seventh dis
trict are somewhat if not entirely incor
rect, according to Mr. Phillips.
Four or five centuries ago the chair
was a rare and valued possession De
longing only to the master of the house,
and given up by him only to guests of
Star Theatre j
Wednesday, June 24th ■
“Lost a Wife”
| With Adolphe Menjou, Greta Nis- l
sen and Robert Agnew
It's a Paramount
| Thursday and Friday, June U-M F
I “The Night Club”
| With Raymond Griffith and Vera jj
A Paramount Special
This big picture will be absolutely |
free to everyone holding a ticket |
J given Monday', Tuesday or Wed- |
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The Concord Daily Tribune
■<&*****«' y JBI
High Commissioner of Baseball, who is in
PUBLISHERS TO MEET
Annual Convention to Be Held at Grove
Park Inn July 0-8.
tjty the Associated Praia) j
Asheville, N. l C., June 28.—A1l plans
have been completed for the entertain
ment of delegates to the Twenty-third
annual convention of the Southern News
paper Publishers Association, announce
ments said here today.
The convention officially will be open
ed Mondny, July 6, by Arthur G. New
inyer, New Orleans, president of the as- 1
sociation, and will continue in session
through Wednesday, July 8.
Howevpr, the advance guard of the
delegation will arrive July 5 for “get
Dr. Henry Louis Smith, president of
Washington and Lee University, will de
liver an address at the convention Sun
day evening on “Lee, the Christian Edu
cator.” Conferences of the directors and
officers will follow this address.
Varied forms of entertainment have
been planned for the newspapermen and
their wives. Two golf tournaments of 18
.boles each will be held at the Asheville
Country Club Tuesday afternoon. July 7.
One tournament will be exclusively for
members of the association, while the oth
er will be for the guests and all others in
attendance at the convention.
Women attending the convention will
be the guests of Asheville women on an
automobile tour of the city on Monday
which will be followed by a tea and a re- ]
ception. Card parties and crossword
puzzle tournaments arc among the other
entertainments planned for the women
G. E. Hosmer. of the Fort Myers (Fla.)
Press, will be the convention speaker on
Monday afternoon, following reports of
various committees and officers. His top
ic will be “The National Journalists’
Home.” Group meetings will be held 1
with the members divided into divisions,
according to the circulation of their pa
Robert Latham, editor of the Charles
ton News and Courier, winner of the Pu
litzer Editorial Prize, will be presented
Tuesday. Following the presentation of
Adolph S. Ochs, publisher of the New
York Times and the Chattanooga Times,
will tell of “Newspaper Making.
Trade topics will be discussed Tuesday
and Wednesday afternoons by the follow
ing: Major Allen Potts, the Richmond
News Leader —Labor and Mechanical De
partments; H. Gait Braxton, Kinston,
(N. C.) Free Press—Advertising Topics!
W. A. Elliott, Jacksonville Tiraes-Union
—■Circulation and Miscellaneous; Major
Clark Howell, Jr., The Atlanta Constitu
Motion . pictures will be shown each
night of the convention, preceded by or
gan recitals by Harry Mueller,. A mod
el Civic club luneheon will be one of
5,030 Deaths Caused by Automobiles in
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, D. C., June 23.—The De
partment of Commerce has announced
that during 1924 there were, in 58 of the
principal cities, 5,030 deaths caused by
automobiles and other motor vehicles. To
tals in the same citieb during previous
years were: 1923, 4,908; 1922, 4,326;
1921. 3,936, and 1920, 3,602.
The corresponding death rates per
100,000 population were, respectively,
19, 18.8, 16.9, 15.7 and 14.6.
In 1924 New York had the largest
number of deaths, 1;001, but the corre
sponding death rate of 16.6 in New York
was exceeded by the rates of 45 of the 60
Cities showing rates for 1924. The high
est 1924 rate was 34.8 for Paterson, N.
J., and the lowest was 9.8 for Bedford,
Alliance of Reformed Churches.
Cardill, Wales, June 23.—Delegates
representing thirty-eight denominations in
more than twenty-five countries were on
hand here today for the opening of the
Twelfth Council of the Alliance of Re
formed Churches Throughout the World
I holding the Presbyterian system. The'
attendance is representative of a dozen
more denominations than appeared at the
last meeting of the council, which was
held four years ago in Pittsburgh Pa.
The present meeting, which will continue
in session ten days, is in the nature of
a jubilee celebration of the fiftieth anni
versary of the founding of the council.
Questions concerning creed and Christian
unity will he discussed, as well hr many
other vital topics.
Rural Mall Carriers to Meet in Salisbury.
(By tin Associated Prev
Salisbury, N. C., June 23.—The North
Carolina Rural Carriers’ Association
will meet here in annual convention,
August 7 and 8. An attendance of 400
to 500 Is expected. G. V. Hawkins, of
j Shelby, is the president of the associa-
I tton - I
I ; The first discovery of a disease pro-1
I ducing bacteria was made by the French
| pathologist, Davaine, In 1854, in a study
| of sheep anthrax.
SAr; ‘it. ■
CONCORD, N. C., TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 1925
He’s a Daddy at 83
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What’a a mere eighty years between father and daughter? J. F. Williams
of Birmingham, Ala., is 83, and his youngest daughter, Verna Pauline,
was born March 36 of this year. His wife Is 36, and his eldest son, by a
former marriage, is SO. The picture shows him with hta wife and younger
children. Left to right the# are Willie May, 6, Verna Pauline and Mg.
Williams, Mrs. Williams and Mhrtha Ann, 8.
THE COTTON MARKET
Opening Was 7 Points Lower on July
But With New Crop Months Higher.
(By the Associated Press)
New York. .Tune 23.—The cotton mar
ket showed irregular fluctuations during
today’s early trading. Liverpool cables
were lower than due. but there were pri
vate reports of continued dry hot weather
in the southwest and the opening was 7
points lower on July with new crop
months 1 to 3 points higher.
Relative weakness of July was an un
settling factor and October sold off to
23.21 or about 7 points net lower, but
covering on the fear of crop deterioration
caused moderate rallies before the end of
the first hour.
A private crop report pointing to a
condition of 75.1 with an increase of 5.8
per cent on acreage, and an indicated yield
of 14,600,000 bales appeared to have lit
tle effect on the early market.
Cotton futures opened steady: July
23.30; October 23.30; December 23.48;
January 22.97; March 33.27.
WOOTEN HEARING IS
SCHEDULED FOR TODAY
Deputy Sheriff of Watauga County Charg
ed With Killing Leonard Triplett.
(By the Associated Press)
Blowing Rock. June 23.—The iiostpoll
ed hearing in the ease of B. G. Wooten,
former chief of the Blowing Rock police,
and deputy sheriff of Watauga county,
who is held in jail at Boone on a charge
of killing Leonard Triplett in a raid on
automobiles suspected of currying whis
key. was set for this morning when the
solicitor was expected to be present,
i Owing to inability of the solicitor to
attend the preliminary yesterday the
probe of eveqts leading up to the shoot
ing was deferred until today.
PRESIDENT IS READY
FOR HIS VACATION
Presidential Party Will Leave for the
Summer White House During the Af
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, June 23. —Only a cabinet
meeting, perhaps the last to be held this
summer, stood today between President
Coolidge and his vacation.
With his departure for the summer
white house at Swampscott. Mass., set
for this afteruoon, Mr. Coolidge devoted
the morning to a last minute checkup
with his cabinet and to arranging a quick 1
transfer of the major busines of his office.
With Our Advertisers.
Install Kelvinator • electric refrigera
tion in your refrigerator and forget all
about ice deliveries. Sold by the Yorke
& Wadsworth Co.
Several used cars for sale by the Stand
ard Buick Co.
Last showing today of ''Her Husband’s
Secret,” at the New Concord Theatre.
Tomorrow, Betty Compson in “White
Tomorrow at the Star Theatre, “Lost a
Wife," a big Paramount production.
Thursday and Friday “The Night Club,”
also a Paramount. This picture will be
free to everyone holding a ticket givenion
Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
Summer suits, $lO to $25 at the
Rrowns-Cannon Co. In Cannon build
Kpworth League Conference.
,(By,the Associated Press)
Salisbury, N. C., June 23.—Prelimi
nary plans for the semi-annual meeting
of the Epworth League Conference of
the Western North Carolina Conference
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
have been completed. Sessions will be
held from June 30 to July 3. Among the
speakers will be the Rev. John W.
Moore, Winston-Salem, the Rev. E. D.
Welch, Brevard, the Rev. J. H. Barn
hardt, Charlotte, and the Bev. Loy D,
Motion Picture Men at Wrightsville.
(By the Associated Press)
Wrightsville Beach, N. C., June 23.
| Sessions of the North Carolina Motion
■ Picture Exhibitors Association conven
. tion continued here today with approxi
mately 100 exhibitors from this state in
attendance. In addition there were
. j present about twelve exhibitors from
South Carolina. The convention which
opened ytesterdajr afternoon will continue
' through tomorrow.
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INVENTOR HAS DEVICE
FOR CURING INSOMNIA
Rays of Colored Light In Sequence Work
Wonders, Declares Discoverer.
London. June 23.—0n1y the old-fash
ioned folk will *> on counting phantom
sheep as an inducement to sleep if naif
of the claims are realized of the inventor
of a ifew machine designed to relieve in
somnia victims of all their bothers..
This novel contrivance which was re
cently patented by a young Cheshires in
ventor after four years of experimenting,
represents an attempt to adapt the science
of eliromopathy,' or relief by colors, to
the treatment of sleeplessness. The user
of the apparatus, upon going to bed.
places the sleep producing machine, which
iq many ways has the appearance of a
wireless receiving set. upon a nearby
table, ami- presses intermittently at a
switch which is held in bis hand. This
causes rays of twelve different colors to
flash from the machine in a pre-arranged
sequence, and it is the effect of this com
bination of colors the retina. Os
the eye that is supported to induce sleep
for even the most restless'persons.
Many stubborn cases of -sleeplessness
are declared to have been overcome in
periods varying from ten to fifteen min
utes, and furthermore, the inventor con
tends that by the use of his apparatus
he is easily able to put an ordinary per
son to sleep at almost any time during
daylight. The rays have on ii-effect
whatever, says the inventor, on the eye
FEELING IS SOMEWHAT
ALLAYED IN WATAUGA
Hearing of Deputy Sheriff Wooten For
Killing Triplett Will Be Held Today.
Blowing Itock, Jitfie 22.—Consider
able interest is being manifest in the
preliminary hearing tomorrow morning
of D. W. Wooten, former chief of police
of Blowing Rock, and deputy sheriff of
Watauga county, who is held in the
county jail at Boone on a charge of kill
ing Leonard Triplett Saturday night in
a fruitless liquor raid.
The hearing orjginnily was set for
this morning but the failure of the
solicitor to be present resulted in the
postponement of the hearing.
Chief developments of today were ef
forts on the part of level headed citi
zens toward allaying the growing feel
ing against the officer, which has been
fanned largely through the recent af
fair near Raleigh and the resultant
publicity and widespread indignation
which spread even through the hills
Luckily there has been no one who
cared to take a leading part in any
fomenting demonstration against the of
ficer or the results might have been
serious, according to general sentiment
. throughout the county.
Bumgarner and Hall Given Paroles,
Raleigh, June 22.—Paroles to Ean
Bumgarner, of Forsyth county, serving
two years on the road for larceny, and
to Leland Hall, of Rowan, doing four
years for assault with a deadly weapon,
, Were announced this afternoon by Hoyle
| Sink, commissioner of pardons.
Bumgarner is seriously ill and will
, be unable to work for many days. He
gets a 90-day parole but! must return
nnd serve hie time. Hall’s assault did no
harm. He was convicted and given two
years in two cases. He has served one
term of ‘wo years plus five months. Mrs.
Mary O. Linton, of Rowan, gets the
■ prisoner and as superintendent of pnb
■ lie welfare she will look after him.
Cotton Crushers Association Meets.
(By the Associated Press)
| Wrightsville Beach, June 23.—Dele
' gates from North Carolina and South
- Carolina segregated themselves by states
• here today when the annual convention
of the Cotton Crushers Association of
’ North Carolina and South Carolina op
ened for the second day at Wrightsville
Approximately 200 delegates were reg
istered at the conclusion of yesterday’s
- session, the convention rooms being
i crowded with members of the two asso
I Again Heads W. C. T. U.
• Edinburgh, Scotland, June 23 (By the
» Associated Press).—Mb* Anna Adams
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HINTS THAT DAWES
PUN MAY FAIL TO
BE SUCCESS SOON
i Sir Josiah Stamp, Britisher
Who Aided in Drawing Up
Plan, Says It Does Not
Cover Bill Wholly.
SITUATION IS /
Says Germans Must Lower
Standards of Living, Work
Harder and Produce More
To Pay Their Debts.
(By the Associated Prcu)
Brussels June 23. —Germany can pay
her reparations obligations only through
a slower standard of living, lower work
ing hours and greater production. Sir
■Tosiab Stamp, British economist and co
author of the Dawes plan, told the Inter
national Chamber of Commerce at today's
Sir Josiah expressed grave doubt of the
continued successful working of the
Dawes plan. He declared the time has
come for serious study to be given the
situation. The chief difficulties, he said,
were the labor problems involved in pro
duction of goods for reparations, and the
ruinous competition as a result of the
import of goods into receiving countries
without exports to offset them.
YOUNG STURGIS GIVEN
RELEASE FROM PRISON
Son of Major General Sturgis Will Not
Be Prosecuted at Charlotte.
Charlotte. June 22. —Charges of
checkflashing against Robert Sturgis,
22-year-old son of Mnjor General S. D.
Sturgis, -commanding the fourth army
corps area, with headquarters at Balti
more, were withdrawn here today and
the youth, after spending more than
three weeks in prison here, was re
The charges were preferred against
the youth by his brother-in-law, Hugh
Murrill, prominent business man of this
city, after he was said to have abused
confidences placed in’ him by Murrill and
General Sturgis. In announcing with
drawal of the charges Mr. Murrill said
that the youth now is in .“a proper
frame of mind” to.begin life anew with
a clean slate.
This afternoon young' Sturgis said he
had made an effort to join the Marines
today but had failed owing to defective
Young Sturgis was arrested here sev
eral weeks ago on charges from Balti
more involving alleged larceny of an
automobile in that. city. Those charges
a’so have been dropped it was announc
The youth late in the afternoon said ,
he had not decided upon plans for the
When seen by a newspaper man near
ly two weeks after his arrest here young
Sturgis told n long-winded story to the
effect that he had been the in
stigation of his father to prevent his
marriage to a young Charlotte society
girl, Miss Marjorie A. Blackburn. lalter
developments, it was said by investiga
tors here, indicated that the story was
not founded on fact.
JEWISH WOMEN ARE
MEETING IN ASHEVILLE
Sophie Einstein Memorial Fund Estab
lished by Mrs. Solomon Well.
(By the Associated Press)
Asheville, June 23. —Acceptance of a
memorial fund for the purpose of fos
tering Jewish information through lec
tures given by Rabbis and . teachers
throughout the state, and adoption of
reports featured the morning session of
the North Carolina Association of Jew
The lecture fund was given the asso
ciation by Mrs. Solomon Weil, of Golds
boro, the founder of the association, and
will be known as the Sophie Einstein
memorial fund in memory of Mrs. Weil’s
mother. It will be maintained by Mrs.
Weil and will be udsed throughout the
state in fostering public information
about Judaism. j
Traffic Oops Believe in Trying Courtesy
(By the Associated Press!
Williamsport, Pa., June 23. —The po
lice department of this city has tackled
the job of educating jay walkers to the
error of their ways. Each pedestrian
who crosses streets at places other than
intersections, or who disobeys the signals
of a traffic policeman, will be handed it
card. No arrests arc contemplated, how
ever. unless the education program fails.
These words appear on the cards: “You
have violated a traffic rule. Help us iu
the enforcement of all laws. This is
for your safety as well as for others.
Warning by the police department.”
Qualify for British Open Golf Champion
Troon, Scotland, June 28 (By the As
, sociated Press). —The trio of American
1 professional golfers, Joe Kirkwood, Mc-
I Donald Smith and Jim Barnes, made cer-
I I tain today their entry in the British open
\ championship by returning cards of 154;
1 154 and 155 respectively for the 36-hole
qualifying l»lay. It was considered that
|' cards under. 100 would put th ehoiders
in the elect 80 who will compete in the
1 72-bole medal play Thnrsday. and Fri
I Remarkable growth in the poultry in
tdustry of Alberta is indicated in a
‘ recent report. Prioifcto 1922 practically
122 _,**? r fr0 “ l th *
THE LATE SENATOR I
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Senator Edwin F. Ladd, of North Da
kota, who died Monday morn’ng. He
was a close associate in the Senate of
“Fghting Bob” LaFollette.
FUNERAL PLANS FOR LATE
SENATOR LADD UNCERTAIN
Probably Will Be Held in Washington
Tomorrow, With Interment in North
Dakota • Later.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, June 23. —Completion of
arrangements for the funeral of Edwin
F. Ladd, senior senator from North Da
kota. awaited today the arrival of his
body from Baltimore, where he died- yes
terday, and the arrival of eix sons and
daughters from various cities.
It is expected, however, that funeral
service will be held here tomorrow, after
which the body will be placed in a vault
to wait’ until Mrs. Ladd is able to make
the trip to North Dakota.
Mrs. Ladd and son and daughter, who
were at the bedside when the senator ex
pired, returned to their home on the out
skirts of Washington last night. Mrs.
Ladd was seriously affected by her hus
band's death and it was decided to hold
the body here for several weeks pending
her recovery from the shock and exer
PROGRESSIVES ARE NOT
DISINTEGRATED AT ALL
Death of La Follette Will Not Stop Their
Work, Say#- Senator George T. Nor
IBy the Auon tted Press)
Madison. Wis., June 23. —The Pro
gressives of the nation are looking to
those in Washington “to make no mis
take at this eritical hour,” Senator Geo.
T. Norris, Republican of Nebraska, de
clared today in a formal statement. Ho
came here to attend the funeral yester-'
day of Senator Robert M. LaFollette.
“The death of our great leader mi st
not be taken as any disintegration in
our lanks,” he said. “Petty jealousies
and personal ambitions must be forgot
Using Moving Pictures to Get Watauga
(By the s-sorl»t«*l Press)
Boone, June 23.—Moving pictures are
being used to great advantage by J. B.
Steele, county agent for Watauga. “The
business interests of the county,” lie said,
“have made it possible for me to have
a portable machine.” He is showing
various educational films prepared by the
United States department of agriculture
and tlie North Carolina State College at
The entire county will be covered this
month. Pictures of the sheep and poul
try industries will be shown. Mr. Steele
will, at the same time, deliver addresses
to the farmers on these two important
western North Carolina industries.
Order of Moose Is Holding Annual Meet
Baltimore, Md., June 22.—After a
day devoted to formally opening their
37th annual international convention,
organizing committees, ntad hearing re
ports by various officers, members of
the Loyal Order of Moose attending the
week’s sessions spent tonight in enter
The Mooseheart Alumni association
met early in the evening in the grand
ball room of the Emerson hotel for its
annual dinner; while later the thous
ands of lodgf men in the city chose be
tween n benefit theater performance and
a street dance.
Shack. Negro Charged With Assault
Attempt, Is Dead.
Salisbury, June 22. —Joe Shack, the
negro who was being held in Mecklen
burg county jail to answer a charge of
attempted criminal assault on a white
woman near Salisbury 10 days ago.
died last night as a result of pistol ball
wound in the head said to have been
made by Shack after his attemp at as
sault had failed and he had fired twice
at. the woman.
Every week the factories of the great
Englash industrial city of Birmingham
turn out 14,000,000 pens, 10 tons of
pins, o,oo<* metal bedsteads, 7,000 tons
of rifles, and numerous other articles.
j Concord Theatre I
I (Coolest Spot in Town) |
! LAST SHOWING TODAY |
j “Her Husband’s
I It’s a Real Good Picture
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SHEPHERD DENIES HE
CONSPIRED TO ME
Takes Stand to Strike Chief
Blow in Defense of Charg
es That He Took Life of
His Foster Son.
THE COURT ROOM
Shepherd Spoke Very Clear
ly and Was Entirely Com
posed While He Was on the
(By the Associated Press)
Chicago, June 23. —Win. D. Shepherd
took the wit next) stand today to strike the
chief blow in the defense of charges that
! he used typhoid bacilli to stay his fos
ter son, Wm. N. MeClintoek.
“Did you murder Wm. N. MeClintoek?”
, asked Wm; F. Stewart. Shepherd's chief
counsel, after the usual identification
“I did not,” Sbepberd replied in a
firm, well-modulated voice.
The defense attorney took Shepherd
through each charge in the indictment of
22 counts covering the death of McClin
tock by poison, by germs, and “an un
known manner.” In each instance the
defendant answered “I did not.”
He denied that be had ever seen Dr. C.
C. Faimnn until after he was taken into
custody, ever had written a letter to'Fai
man's University of Sciences regarding a
course in bacteriology, or had ever seen
John T. Marehand, a representative of
He denied he bad seen Dr. Amante
Rongetti until after his arrest. In
three minutes Shepherd’s general denial
of each and every accusation against him
had been formally entered, and Stewart
sat down with the remark to the prose
cution of “Take the witness.”
Photographers officially banned from all
Cook County criminal*' courts, scooted
about the court room “shooting” the well
composed man in the witness box from all
Mrs. Shepherd, who had been in (he
eourt room every day of the five weeks
and two days of the trial, sat with com
posed countenance as her husband Offer
er his testimony. She bad indicated test
night she did not wish him to testify.
The tiny court room, crowded to ca
pacity, liuug in breathless silence on ev
ery word uttered by the witness.
Cross examination of the defendant,
expected to be one of the most gruelling
ever made of a witness, was begun in a
low voice by Prosecutor Robert E.
Crowe. In keeping with it Shepherd
dropped his voice and a majority of the
spectators were left to wonder what is be
Shepherd denied be murdered McClin
toek. He amplified his denial to extend
to the counts in which he was charged
with administration of various forms of
death dealing germs, or of murdering Bil
lie MeClintoek in any form.
The witness denied again to the prose
cutor each of the questions relative to his
baviug syeu, known or having had deal
ings with Faimnn and other witnesses.
Cross examination brought out that
Shepherd is past 49, was born at Ander
son, Ind., and was educated at the com
mon schols of Johnston County, Ind., and
the high schools of Indianapolis. He ad
mitted that he studied the regular high
school chemistry'course, and his stepfath
er ran a drug st%re. He said he worked
at the drug store in the afternoons, and
oB Saturdays and holidays.
FREE FOR ALL FIGHT ~
IN FRENCH CHAMBER
Deputies Broke Into Riot While Discuss
ing the Moroccan Question.
Paris, June 23 (By the Associated
Press). —Today’s session of the chamber
of deputies considering the Moroccan
question broke up In a free for al lfight,
when the whitehaired Colonel Pieot,
deputy of the right Bloc, rushed to the
rostrum and slapped the communist depu
ty Doriot squarely in the face as the tatter
was attacking the French government.
C. & O. Stockholders Meeting. ,
(By the Associated Press)
Richmond, June 23. —Stockholders of
the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway in an
nual meeting here today began the voting
on new directors shortly before 1 o’clock
1 after five protests by minority holders
had been defeated by the same vote OB
’ 548.264 to 131,880. President Ha rattan
announced the election would be open
, for one hour to allow all concerned an
j opportunity to vote.
Administrative Tax Program Prepared.
(By the Associate* Press)
Washington, June 23. —An administra
-1 tion tax program to reduce the present
I tax burden by $300,000,000. has virtually
been completed for submision to Con
gress next fall.
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