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VOLUME XXV
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WOWED IN Fins
Riots in Shameen Result In
Several Deaths, and Wom
en and Children Are Leav
ing the City Now.
SITUATION NOW
IS VERY CRITICAL
British Indian Troops Are
Sent to Aid in Keeping Or
der.—British Consul Sends
Out Warning. 1
—.
Canton. June .24, (By the Associated
Preag).—Several Europeans were killed
and many wounded today when fighting
broke out between Chinese and residents
of Shameen. *
Women and children are fleeing on the
United States seamship Asheville, to
linve for Hong Kong tonight. The sit
uation, is extremely seridus.
The outbreak today came after dem
onstrators fired in the direction of
Shameen yesterday killihg a non-com
batant Frenchman, and injuring Com
missioner of Custom* Edwards, and V.
G. Murriel, it chemist. The latter was
shot in the arm. Edwards was wound
ed in the knee.
British Consul Gave Warning.
Hong Kong, June 24.—The British
consul general at Canton, it is learned
sent a note to . the Canton government
on Monday, prior to yesterday’s shooting
incident, warning the Chinese authori
ties that any attempt to penetrate She
• meen, the foreigij settlement, would be re
sisted by force, and that the government
would be held responsible for the conse
quences.
The consul general said he was draft
ing the document because he had learned
that during the planned patriotic demon
stration, student elenments planned to
make martyrs of themselves by attack
ing the bridges leading to Shameen.
British Troops at Shameen.
Hong Kong, June 24 (By the Asso
ciated Press). —-A detachment of British
Indian troops left today for Shameen,
the foreign section of Canton, as a pro.
cautionary measure foHetgng yesterday's
outbreak.
Strike Called Off.
Peking, June 24 (By the Associated
Press). —The one-day strike proposed lot
tomorrow has been called off owing to
the opposition of the business men, but
a large demonstratio nos students, work
ers and merchants is planned to begin
at 7 u. m. with a parade and memorial
service for those killed in Shanghai riot
ing. The Chamber of Commerce pro
poses to establish pickets and search
shops for British and Japanese goods.
ARGUMENTS ARE BEGUN
IN SHEPHERD TRIAL
George E. Gorman Makes First Argu
ment. Demanding Death Penalty For
Shepherd.
Chicago, June 24 (By the Associated
Press). —Indirect confession he attribut
ed to the defendant were the burden of
the. jury address today of Geo. E. Gor
man. first assistant state’s' attorney, the
first speaker in the Shepherd murder
trial. In opening late yesterday Gor
man demanded the death penalty to Win.
D. Shepherd, for the “coldly calculated
brutal murder’’ of Billie McClintoek, his
foster son, by administering • typhoid
germs.
Mrs. Shepherd, who burst into tears
yesterday when Gorman sffid she bad
been used as a tool by Shepherd in keep
ing Billie from marrying before an op
portune moment for slaying him arose,
was not in the court room today. She
was in the building before court opened,
but would not listen tq Gorman’s arraign
ment of her husband.
Gorman referred to textbooks ,to cite
to the jury the legal phases of indirect
confessions.
ALLEGED ASSAILANTS
TO BE HEARD FRIDAY
Six Men And Women. Involved In Plot
Against Mrs. Chas. Davie* to Get a
Hearing,
(By the Associated Press)
Kansas City, June 24.—Six men and
one woman, alleged to have been involved
in a plot against the life of Mrs. Chas.
Davies, of Concordia; Kans., whose hus
band, Chas. B. Davies, confessed to hiring
Kansas City gunmen to kill her, will be
given a preliminary hearing Friday. They
are charged with assault with Intent to
kill.
Mrs. Davies, who recovered following
nn attack on her by two thugs at her
home iu Concordia, will stand by her hus
band despite the fact that he confessed
responsibility for hiring the men, she has
indicated.
Fatten on Shale and Fly to Moon, Pre
dicts Editor.
Dr. Watson Davis, managing' editor
of Science Service, says that in a few
years people will be making a trip to tbs
moon in a huge rocket, “a la Jules
Verne.”
Davis, in making his address before
the American Society for the Advance
ment of Science, at Boulder, Col., men
tioned that the day will come when
science will make citizens out of idiots,
and millions of people will be fed from
synthetic food made from Colorado’s oil
shale. ,
Despite arduous duties as head of a
family of five for whom she cooked and
kept house, Mrs. Augusta Rudd MeDon
of Evanston, 111., has completed two I
' and a half years of work in theology and
received her edgree from Northwestern
N Diversity.
The Concord Daily Tribune
For 60 Years
■Pf . *
MV |H
Dr. John Harvey Scott has been
hsad, of the department of maths
rustics at Westminster College. Ful
ton, Mo., for 80 years. He also
taught there for three years while
atill in 'college, making a total of ft
years
DAWKINS-ERNEST CARE
TO GO TO JUIkY TODAY
Negroes Being Tried in Forsyth County
For the Death of J. H. Vaughn.
(By the P,na|
Wiimtop-Salem, June 24.—The ease
against Jyhu Dawkins and Ernest Key.
negroes accused of murdering J. H.
Vaughn, a merchant in this city, last
August 2nd, will reach the jury late to
day. The feature of the trial was the
story told by Key who told of the shoot
ing, claiming he was with Dawkins and
the latter fired the fatal shot." Key
claims he ran just before the gun was
fired, and state witnesses testified to the
effect that Dawkins had told them that if
Key had not run they would have secur
ed the dead man’s money, about S.N(XI
which he carried in a sack. Dawkins
claims he is the victim of a frameup ou
the part of Ernest Key and his brother,
who are trying to shield themselves. The
ease is being heard before Judge T. J.
Shaw.
CHILD IS DROWNED IN
SOUND AT NAG’S HEAD
Wo* Wading in HhaHow Water When She
Stopped Off Steep Bank Into Deep
Water.
(By tin Associate* Press)
Elizabeth City, June 24.—While wad
ing in shallow water in the Sound at
Nas’s Hend, little Leila Jamieson, eight
year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. An
drew Jamieson, of Oxford, was drowned
yesterday.
The hotly was brought from Nag's
Head on the steamer Trenton to be tak
en to the home of the child's parents for
burial.
With their other two children the par
ents left early this afternoon for Oxford.
The little girl was wading in compara
tively shallow water when she stepped off
a^ steep bank and went in over her head.
Unable to swim she wss drowned before
help could reach her.
CHARLES R. HOOPER
DIES AT WILMINGTON
Had Been Associated With Managanetat
ot Hotels in South For Several Years.
(By the Associated Press)
Wilmington, N. C., June 24.—Chas. E.
Hooper, prominent hotel man of this
city, died this morning following on ill
ness Which extended over a period of
three months. He was r>s years of age.
He was a native of England but came
to this country at the age of 12.
Mr. Hooper was President of the Enter
prise Hotel Corporation, operators of the
Hotel Orton here. Previous to his com
ing to AVilmington he had operated ho
tels in Charlotte, Washington, Atlanta
and Macon, Ga. 1
Twins Try to Die in Chicken Coop..
Geneva. New York, June 23.—Charles
and William Thomas , fifty-year-old
twins, who crawled in a chicken coop
to die by starvation a few weeks ago,
todny were in Willard State Hospital.
The brothers, who are college graduates,
and wealthy, suffered financial losses
which caused them to make a suicide
pact. They crawled into the chicken coop
where they remained several days before
being found.
The twine are a double enigma to:
physicians and officials and are be
lieved to be the most remarkable casp
of co-ordinatioo iu thought and action
that has ever come under observation.
TTiey exhibit acute distress if they are
separated for a moment from each other
and each unconsciously follows every
movement of the other.
The only reliable thing about some peo
ple. is their unreliability.
I Concord Theatre 1
(Coolest Spot in Town) |J
SPECIAL SHOWING
TODAY AND THURSDAY |
BETTY COMPSON in
“White Shadows”
An Excedcnt Picture You’ll Sure
Hhajoy
—ADDED—
BEN TURPIN in
“RASPBERRY ROMANCE”
Special organ scores by Mr. Kltt
sette
■; isi sinii
CONCORD. N. C.. WEbNESDAY, JUNE 24, 1925
PH MINISTRY
APPROVER HI PLANS
TO FIGHT MS
Feared That the Labor Pprty
Would Not Support Min
istry In First Test Question
But Fears Unfounded.
financestcTqet
ATTENTION NEXT
Ministry Is More Confident
. Now That Its Moroccan
Policy Has Been Approved
By Big Majority.
(By the Associated Frees)
Paris, June 24. —Premier I’ainleve'a
ministry has triumphantly survived the
first test question on which it had been
prophesied that the labor party would
abandon it.
M. l’ainleve obtained a vote of confi
dence on his Moroccan policy in the
chamber of deputies at an early hour this
morning the vote being 510 to 30. In
: stead of opposing the government, the
socialists with few exception voted with
it, and one of the socialists, Leon Blum,
signed the motion for confidence.
Having won the endorsement of its
Moroccan policy the ministry now awaits
the socialist action on the financial prop
ositio nwhich stands on a different basis,
and M. Painleve will not be able to
make the same nationalist appeal.
PLAYING HOLD-UP MAN
18 COSTLY FOR YOUTH
Toy Pistol Gets Charlotte Prankster In
Trouble Whea He Invades Store. >
Charlotte, June 23.—Playing “hold-up”
man with a toy pistol in a local five and
ten cent store proved the undoing of
Jasper Bentheim. 16-year-old Charlotte
practical joker, who was fined $lO and
the costs following his conviction in city
court on a charge of simple assault.
Bentheim, according to the prosecut
ing witness, Miss Grace Murice, pretty
little clerk, walked into the gtore, flashed
a small pistol and ordered" her to give
him some candy.
The girl had been reading of hold-ups
throughout the country and her first
thought was that she was the victim of
a bold bandit. She fled to the manager
and toW her story,- Bentheim walking out
of the store in the meantime.
Officers were called and the boy was
arrested a short time later. Investiga
tion disclosed that the “pistol” was a
freak cigarette ease, made in the shape
of a pistol.
The prosecuting witness refused to re
lent and he was brought before the city
judge charged with simple assault and
fined $lO and the costs.
After being told that the “pistol”
was a toy and entirely harmless the girl
refused to relent, maintaining that she
had been frightened just ds badly as
though the pistol had bebp a real lethal
weapon.
The boy told the city judge that he
had enough of pranks “around women.”
MacMILLAN PARTY IS
STILL AT SIDNEY, N. S.
Planned Now to Leave That Point June
26th—Members of Party All Weil.
Chicago. June 24.—A telegram from
Lieutenant Commander E. F. McDonald,
Jr., with Commander MacMillan’s Arctic
expendition in Sidney, N. S., received at
his office here today stated the expedi
tion would proceed from Sidney on June
26th.
The message said all on board were
well. It was filed at 10:50 a. m. Sid
ney time. The lieutenant commander's
office report it is* in nightly touch with
the expedition by radio.
With Our Advertisers.
The Yorke & Wadsworth Co. will have
a big demonstration of the Florence Au
tomatic Oil Cook Stoves on next Monday
and Tuesday. June 29th and 30th. Fac
tory representatives will be here to show
you what a real cook stove is.
You • can get bath towels at strikingly
low prices at .T. C. Peney Co’s. Prices
range from 10 to 39 cents each. See
ad.
Only nine more days of the birthday
event at Parks-Belk Co’s. Save money
by buying now.
Leonard refrigerators stand for the
highest efficiency. At Bell & Harris
Furniture Co.
Special shoeing today, Betty Compson
in “White Shadows,” at the Concord
Theatre. Also Ben Turpin in “Rasp
, berry Romance.”
Window screens, 49 cents at Charles
Store.
The June bride sale at the Concord
Furniture Co. closes Saturday. Get your
Sellers cabinet now and save from $5
to $lO.
You won’t have to worry about what
you are going to cook if you will phone
| C. H. Barrier ft Co.
I Many attractive needs await you at
I Fisher’s. See new ad. today.
I Greensboro Woman Establishes Fund.
(By the Aeeeelated Press)
Greensboro, June 24. —Designed to as
sist worthy individuals in obtaining a vo
cational education, the Emanuel Stern
, berger Educational Fund of SIOO,OOO
principal and $5,000 additional tor use
j during the current year, has been creat* j
ed here by ' Mrs. Bertha 8. Sternberger
as a personal memorial to her late hus
band.
llmiilaraftn Affinn RsaL l n fj nrdhsi il riaao
nHHnrwm vuiw in ownßi
Washington, June 23.— -The post office
at Henderson, N. 0., has been dropped
back from first to second class as a re
sult of the annual readjustment of poefT
A* Klan Leader Faces Trial
o. ,’f llls pIe I t “F, e was sketched during hearings at Nob&sville, Ind., where D. C
of. leader - , is flccuß « l ot murdering Miss Madge Oberhoit-
H „v , t Stephenson is to go on trial shortly before Judge Fred E
Hines, who has been hearing his application for bail.
THE COTTON MARKET
■ Opened Steady at Decline of 16 Points
With October Selling Off to 23.30 Af
ter the Call.
(By the Associated Press)
New York, June 24.—The cotton mar
ket opened steady at a deeline of 10
points today in response to Liverpool
cables and hope of showers in the south
west.
October sold off. to 23.30 after the
call, but prices soon firmed up on cover
ing by recent sellers who appeared to
be influenced by ,the belief that the gov
ernment par of condition figures issued
this morning would lead to some sealing
down of some private estimates of the
crop outlook. Br-th- end of the first
hours October sold up to 23.49, active
months generally showing net advances
of six points to twelve points.
A private, report reducing an estimated
iherease in this year’s acreage from five
Per cent, to four per cent, possibly had
a contributing influence on the advance.
Cotton futures opened steadv. July
23.40; Get. 23.37; Dec. 23.58; Jan.
23.08; March 23.35.
TRAVELING MEN HAVE
DAY AT CONVENTION
Their Problems Discussed at Session of
North) Carolina Pharmaceutical Asso
ciation.
(By the Associated Press)
Blowing Rock. June 24.—Traveling
men who are members of the North Car
olina Pharmaceutical Association came
to the front today in the deliberations
of the convention which is in session
here. Their problems occupied the del
egates during the morning session nnd
were given full discussion.
The pharmacists will take to the trail
in automobiles this afternoon, going with
their families to places of interest in
this city.
During the evening a concert will be
given by the traveling men's auxiliary
to the association, nnd an illustrated lec
ture will be delivered by Dr. A. L. Wal
ter on diabetes and insulin.
FLOOD WATERS RENDER
15,000 PEOPLE HOMELESS
Entire City of Forbes, in New South
Woles, Is Surrounded by Water Fol
lowing Floods. - •
Sidney, N. W.. June 24 (By the
Associated Press). —Flood waters entire
ly surrounded the city of Forbes, New-
South Wales. The new high waters 1
have made 15.000 persons in the district
homeless.
Forbes is on the right bank of the
Lachlan River, ninety miles west of Bath
rust. The population of the town it
self is only about 3,00. Recent Aus
tralian dispatches have told of wide
spread damage from floods in several ee
tions, chiefly in southern New South
Wales, with .(he flooded areas in. some
cases extending well toward Sidney. A
Sidney message of June 22nd said Forbes
was being threatened by the floods.
Ul From Worry Over Son’s Disappear
ance.
Greensboro, June 23.—Sorrow over the
disappearance of her son has made Mrs.
J. L. Puckett, at White Oak Mill village,
this city; seriously ill, and physicians ad
vise tbkt recovery would be probable if
the boy could be located. The boy, Tom
Pluckett, a youth of excellent habits, dis
appeared in November, 1924. He was
employed by a contracting concern to
drive a truck. Hi* parents then lived
in Mount Airy, where he vanished. Since
then they have mov|d youth
is eighteen years of agf, /five feet seven
inches, weight, 150 .yjaßmxds, straight in
carriage, fair complexion, light ;, brown
hair, brown eyes, very prominent nose,
large upper front teeth, wears plain gold
I ring on third finger of left hand, had no
fraternal order connections, attends the
Methodist church, very quiet, cares noth
ing foe sports.
Dr. W. C. Farabee Dead.
•<9r the Awtsrea Frees.)
Washington, Jnne 24.—Dr. Wllßamj;
illness. J
JUDICIAL CONFERENCE TO
BE HELD AT RALEIGH
First Sitting to""!!* - Held Today to
Study State’s Judicial System.
(By the Associated Press!
Raleigh, June 24.—The first sitting of
the Judicial Conference, created by the
General Assembly of 1025, will be held
in the Supreme Court room here today.
Chief Justice Stacy will preside. The
copference will be attended by the mem
bers of the Supreme Court, the attorney
general, twenty attorneys appointed by
Governor McLean and the Superior Court
judges of the state.
The jurpose of the Judicial Conference
will be to study the state’s judicial sys
tem in iip_. entire, with special
to court practice and procedure? There
will be an effort to work out means for
bringing cases to trial more speedily
The Judicial Conference was advocated
by McLean in one of his mes
sages to the General Assembly. He
Urged its creation as a means of straight
ening out some of the problems facing
the judiciary.
The conference will make recommenda
tions to the General Assembly which the
Governor, in turn, will present to the
General Assembly at its next sitting.
A feature of todays sessions of the Ju
dicial Conference will be an address by
Chief Justice Stacy, in which he will
outline the purposes for which the con
ference was created.'
GIRL OF ALIASES IN
IREDELL COUNTY JAIL
Seventy-Year-Old Husband Faithful De
spite Her Shady Record.
Statesville, June 23. —F. It. Gibson, of
Columbia, S. C., has arrived here and has
employed local attorneys with a view to
getting his wife released from the Ir-e
dell county jail, Mrs. Gibsoit being a fa
miliar figure in police circles of Colum
bia, Charlotte and Statesville, passing
under various names, including Ruby
Kunkle, Ruby Wallace, Lola Kunkle,
Lola Woodward, etc.
Local police officers brought the young
woman from Charlotte yesterday placing
her in jail on the charge of entering the
home of her foster parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Kunkle, on Boulevard, and tak
ing clothing valued at one hundred dol
lars . According to agreement announc
ed tonight, the woman will have a hear
ing next Thursday night in Mayor Bris
tol’s court. Her husband, F. B. Gibson,
'a Columbia business man said to be more
than seventy years of age, appears in
deep distress and is anxious to secure
freedom for his young wife at any cost.
FEDERAL I»RY AGENTS
ACTIVE NEAR TAYLORSVILLE
Five Men Arrested. Three Autos Confis
cated and Fifty Gallons of Liquor De
stroyed.
(By the Associated Press)
Salisbury, June 24. —Five men were ar
rested, three automobiles confiscated, and
fifty gallons of liquor destroyed as a re
sult of two days’ raids near Taylors
ville by federal prohibition officers work
ing under A. B, Coltrane, state direc
tor.
The men arrested were J. M. Hoffman,
P. E. Dancy, I jester Wyatt, Gedrge Gal
ley and Charles Fincanno, all of Alex
ander county. The men are held in
jail at Taylorsville, and the cars are
stored in a Statesville garage.
Supreme Court to Adjourn Tomorrow.
Raleigh, June 23.—-The spring term
of the North Garoliiia Supreme Court
will!, terminate officially tomorrow, when
1 the ‘court will hand dowp Us last net
1 of opinions before dispersing for the sum
mer. ’ ‘ ■
1 The chief justlggs homq'-' is in Wil
-1 mington. Associate, Justice Clarkson will
1 spend the major portion of the summer
at Little Switaerland. Associate Jus
tice Adams lives in Carthage, Associate
Justice Connor in Wilson and Associate
hTnot V «a7 r fM seVeral^week^'luit^the
* here tomorrow. <;
THE SUPREME COURT
UPHOLDS THE
OF FOGGS TOSH It
Decision Handed Down To
day In Case of C.P. Young
Aganst the Johnston Coun
ty Commissioners.
TEN MILLIONS^IN
LOANS INVOLVED
The Decision Validates the
, Practice Followed by State
Highway Commission for
Past Five Years.
Raleigh, N. C.. June 24 (By the’Asso
ciated Press). —The practice of counties
lending funds to the tate Highway Com
mission for completion of road projects
in .their areas before state funds for the
purpose were available was upheld in a
decision handed down by the Supreme
Court today. In the case of C. P. Young
vs. .Tolinston County Commissioners nnd
the County Commissioners the judgment
of the lower court was reversed, the ac
tion thus validating a practice follow
ed by the Commission for five years and
in which $10,000,000 in such loans was
involved.
The action styled T. C. Young versus
the Board of Commissioners of Johnson
County, the North Carolina S|pte High
way Commission and Frank Page was
precipitated by a ruling of the Attorney
General affecting approximately SIO,OOO
- in loans made to the Higghway
Commission by counties for higghway
construction.
The Attorney General held that such
loans could not be repaid by the State
Highway Commission out of subsequent
bond issues, as sueh would be illegal,
in that it requires specific acts of legis
lation to pay money out of the State
treasury.
“The power to borrow from the count
ies is not expressly conferred nor can
it be said that that power can- exist
by _ iimplication.” said the plaintiffs
brief. “The legislature,” it continued,
“authorizing an aggreggate issue of $85.-
000,000, plus certain eurrrent receipts
from taxes, fixed deliberately a iKxntlve
limit upon the gross expenditures of: the
Commission, beyond which it could not
go. and no part of its acts can be con
strued to away to give authority to
advance this limit. If so. then what is
to be the limit? Section 14 must then be
interpreted to be consistent with the
idea, that so long ns contracts executed
by the Commission are for credit pledge
only issues already authorized they are
consistent and void, but when contracts
are made which accept credits and
pledge threrfor issues not yet authoriz
ed by the legislature, they increase the
available revenue beyond the limit fixed
by the legislature and such acceptances
of credit are illegal and void-”
“We submit", said the defendant ap
pellants’ brief, “that the contract s
well within the scope and purpose for
which the Highway Commission is cre
ated, and that the obligation assumed
does not transcend its powers.
“To be sure”, it continued, "the con
tract may not be worth anything to
Johnston county. The legislature hns
ample power to cut off the revenue of the
State Highway Commission, and there
may be any proceeds of bond issues Here
after authorized or other road construct
ion funds’ to be allocated to Johnston
county, and if not. then Johnston county
will simply have the good road built in
its borders, and that is all. but if the
present arrangements continue without
legislative interruption, there will cer
tainly be some funds eomming into the
hands of the Highway Commission in
which Johnston county will have a right
to share, and if that county has antici
pated the road program by incurring a
debt of its own surely there is nothing
improper in allowing its proportionate
part of statewide fund to be applied in
discharge of the indebtedness that it has
created in furtherance of the State pro
gram to which the legislature has de
finitely committed the State.”
John D Barker, county attorney for
Johnston county, presented rue case in
behalf of Johnston county. Asistant At
torney General Charles Ross for the
State Highway Commission and Attor
ney General Dennis G. Brummitt for the
plaintiff, Young.
“It apperas that the loan oi $500,000
offered by Johnston county will complete
the hard surfacing of roads tn that
county. If the money may be accepted
by the commission us a loan under the
agreement for repayment out of bond
issues which may hereafter be authoriz
ed by the General Assembly,' the Com
mit may accept sueh loans on such terms
for the complete bard-surfacing ot all
state roads in every county in the state.
Fact is every other county may de
mand that it be permitted to advance
such funds and expects the commission
in all yairness to accept the loans. We
think tat if the legislature bad intended
that this be done, it would have au
thorized itin language clear and admit
ting of no doubt that such was its pur
pose.”
i ... .
; Greensboro Man Acquitted in County
Court in Rdwan.
' Salisbury. -June 23. —In the connty
■ court yesterday after a number of post
ponements, the case against B. F. Rus
■ sell, business man of Greensboro, was
1 heard and Mr- Russell was found not I
f guilty. He was charged with assault
■ with an automobile! he having struck
> and injured Mrs. Fannie Casper on a
INfeTtray.&t
! [Morganton, to which place be was tak-
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• TODAY •
NO. 150
DEFENSE PLANNING :
« u ““' ..un FOR THE
: J. T. SCOPES CASE
’ Clarence Darrow and Bain
’ bridge Colby Are Now In
Tennessee Getting Things
Ready For Coming Trial.
. EXPERTS^TOIIE
HEARD AT TRIAL
\ Both Experts In Scientific
' and Religious Fields Will
Be Called by Defense, Un
der Present Plans.
s (By the Associated Press)
Knoxville, Tenn., June 24.—An “ar. ’
a my” of expert witnesses representing va
p rious scientific and religions phases of
, the evolution question will be called in the
p trial of John .T. Scopes, indicted high
, school teacher, it has been announced by
] defense counsel' who continued in confer*
t ence here today.
Clarence Darrow and Baintyridge Col
by. who came here last night with other
I members of the defense staff, were the
4 principal speakers at the graduating ex
ercises at John R. Neal College of Law,
. and incidentally were presented with hon
’ orary degrees of Doctors of Laws.
A similar honor went to Dudley Field
, Malone, of New l'ort, who was not pres
ent, however, but- who expected to join
his conferees here today.
Dr. John R. Neal, seDior defense eoun
, sel, who presented the degrees referred to
Dr. Darrow as the man who framed the
first juvenile court law.
Declaring that “many of our legislators
will vote for anything they think will
bring them votes," Mr. Darrow in his ad
dress said this was true of some senators,
and asserted “they voted for prohibition
when they bad liquor in their own pos
session.”
“And they still have liquor,” he added.
RADICAL "CHANGES~IN~
, ENFORCING DRY LAW
Abolition of State Lines Oqe of Chief
Features of Andrew’ Program.
Washington, June 23. —The biggest
shake-up in enforcement machinery
■ since prohibition was establishes in the
■ United States has been ordered by the
1 Treasury Department, effective August
1 1.
The new program under which As
sistant Secretary Andrews will seek to
make the country dry was announced
today, and the way was paved for
radical changes in the personnel now
engaged in the work. Only the broad
outlines of the program were made pub
lic, but Mr. Andrews turned immediate
ly to the task of working out its de
tails and to a survey of the fitness of
those now on the job for- reappoint
ment when it is pnt in operation.
State Hues will be abolished, federal
directors for each state will be eliminat
ed, new districts bounded wholly on
lines bounding federal judicial districts
will be created, and a general decentrali
zation of authority will take place in the
reorganization.
Neither Mr. Andrews nor other
Treasury officials would 'discuss the
probable conditions further than to say
that only those with ability would be •
retained. The weeding out of undesir
ables will be accomplished without
baste, since Mr. Andrews has no inteh
tion of filling the entire list of places
immediately and later finding he has
apimintees with whom he is not satis
fied.
JEWELRY STORE ROBBED
IN BROAD DAYLIGHT
Jewels Valued at Between $150,000 and
$200,000 Secured by Two Robbers.
(By the ituMdinel Preeat)
New York, June 24. —Two robbers
held up the diamond store of Marcus
Feldman on Broadway in the theatrical
district today and escaped with diamonds
said to be worth between $150,000 and
$200,00. The robbers with pistols drawn
entered the store and tied up two clerks
on duty. They then ransacked the coun
ters, piled diamonds and jewelry into a
bag. The holdup occurred shortly before
10:80 when Broadway was crowded. The
Feldman store is between 45 and 46
Streets.
The robbers also emptied a safe. Mar
cus Feldman, the proprietor, entered a
few minutes after the robbers had es
-1 caped, and released the two clerks. Po
-I‘lice were given descriptions of the rob-
I bers and general alarm was sent out.
Triston da Sunda, the lonely British
i island in the South Atlantic, has not ha<*
1 a mail from England for more than two
. years. The last mail was taken there
■ by a British warship early in 1923,
- There appears to be little prospect of an
i other mail before early next year.
I Demosthenes, the orator, in bis youth
- stuttered and stammered.
WHAT SAT’S BEAR SAYS
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