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All of Reed Heirs Agree to
SeH Part of Their Property
If City Wants to Exchange
It With Bank Company.
FIVE FEET WILL
BE SOLD CITY
Dr. Buchanan Agrees to Sign
Option For That Amount.
—Aldermen Will Decide
East Depot street may be widened at
the square after all. It was announced
here earlier in the week that Dr. E. J.
Buchanan, of Lexington, one of the Reed
heirs, objected to a plan by which it was
* Imped the street could be widened, and op
position by Dr. Buchanan was expected
to close all doors to a compromise. How
ever. Mayor C. H. Barrier stated this
morning that the evty has secured the
signature of Dr. Buchanau t<x an option
for part of the Reed property and filial
decision in the matter now rests with
the board of aldermen.
Mayor Barrier and C! A. Isenhour went
to Lexington Friday night for a con
ference with Dr. Buchnnan. and during
the conference the Lexington physician
agreed to sign an option for five feet of
the Reed property. His signature com
pleted the option ns all other ho'rs had
agreed to sign.
Unfler the plan the Concord National
Bank will give the city five feet of its
property for Street purposes and will re
ceive five feet from the hotel company hi
exchange. The city will purchase five
feet from the Beed property for the ho
tel company, the option calling for a
price of JpDOO a front foot for the Reed
Several days ago all of the Reed heirs
with the exception of Dr. Buchanan,
agreed to the sale of ten feet of the land,
but his opposition held up negotiations
and the matter was considered closed un
til Mayor Barrier and Mr. Isenhour paid
their visit to Dr. Buchanan Friday night.
Since the matter rests now with the
aldermen Mayor Marrier hg£ asked them
to meet at the city hall tonight at 8
o'clock to consider the plan, aad finaL
decision probably will be rwicttMf'nf the
‘‘l am anxious for all persons interest
ed in this matter to attend the meeting,”
Mayor Barrier stated this mornhig in dis
cussing his trip to Lexington and the se
curing of Dr. Buchanan's signature to
the option. “The people of Concord have
the right to be heard on this question."
the Mayor continued, "and I want all in
terested persons to attend. This iuvita
tion is for those who oppose the purchase
of the property by the city as well as
those who favor the purchase plan. The
aldermen will decide the matter after the
open session which has been called for the
expressed purpose of allowing citizens of
the city to express themselves.” The
meeting will begin at 8 o'clock, Mayor
The question of widening Depot street
nt the corner on which the new bank
nnd hotel will be erected is one long dis
cussed in Concord. There is no question
that the street is too narrow ami those
persons who have favored widening it
realize if tins is not done now, before the
new structure goes up, it eaunot be done
for many years.
Throughout the negotiations it had
been hoped that the option could be se
cured for Ten feet of land, but the board
at the meeting tonight will consider the
fife foot option since Dr. Buchanan would
sign no other.
Says Prohibition Is Racing to Triumph.
. New York, June 27. —Prohibition in
America is “racing toward complete
triumph" in spite of widespread bootleg
ging operations, Evangeline Booth, head
of the Salvation Ararny, today declared
in a cablegram to the twelfth convention
of the Women’s Christian Temperance
Union, in session at Edinburgh, Scot
land. The message follows:
“Congratulations ‘en route to dry
world.’ Tell Britain every man’s duty
is to throw his best into conflict against
arch curse of all copies. Social, econo
mic, physical and moral betterment of the
race demands this. Give no heed to
reports prohibition America ineffective.
It is racing toward complete triumph,
Those engaged in illicit traffic defeating
themselves. The dry cause a moral force
against which no weapon can prosper.”
Caillaux Bill Passes Senate.
Paris, June 27 (By the Associated
Press). —The Sengte today passed the*
Caillnux financial bill by a vote of 220
to 20. The chamber of deputies had pass
ed the bill early this morning.
| Concord Theatre 1
((COOLEST SPOT IN TOWN) §}
j LAST SHOWING TODAY I*l
With Cbas. Ray, Bessie Love, Wal- i
I lace Beery and Jacqueline Isigati H
Also PMhe Comedy and News H
No. SI. |
COMING MONDAY-TTTESDAY 1
CONSTANCE TALMADGE |
I “HER NIGHT OF ROMANCE"
Effective Today Theatre Opens g
DnHy at 1:30 P. M. §
j The Concord Daily Tribune
Because her sweetheart, George
Henry Clay, was serving with the
United States navy in Chinese wa
ters, Miss Jackie Van Diver, 22, of
Davsville, Ky„ went to Cincinnati
clad In men’s clothes and tried to en
list aa a sailor. When her sex was
discovered recruiting officers took up
a collection to send her back home. / ,
DID NOT WORRY ABOUT
THE FATE OF HER SQN
Mrs. Martha Shepherd Hayden Says Spir- 1
its Told Her William Shepherd Would
Indianapolis, Ind., June 27 (By the As- 1
sociated Press). —Mrs. Martha Shepherd j'
Hayden, 77 years old. was joyous today *
over the acquittal at Chicago of her son, f
Win. I>. Shepherd on the charge of mur- *
dering Wm. N. McClintoek, millionaire •
Mrs. Hayden, a devout member of the ‘
Spiritualist ehurch, said for many days s
she had received messages from the spirit
world assuring her that her son would be ‘
freed, and she expressed gratification over 1
the confirmation of the message she de- *
dared had come to her.
Benjamin Hayden, her husband, also 1
a member of the Spiritualist Church, said *
that only two days ago a message had J
been received from a Shepherd spirit who :
signed himself "Benjamin Harrison.”
“You see, that is Mrs. Hayden’s sec- '
Olid cousin, the former President -of the
United States." explained Mr. Hayden. J
“He told us that we had no cause to wor- .
ry at all.”
Mrs. Hayden, whose eyesight is fail
ing. said she had not feared the outcome
of the trial following receipt of many mes
sages from departed spirits.
THREE MILITARY PRISONERS
LEAVE GOVERNOR’S ISLAND
Made Get Away hr Flat Boat by Rowing
Unnoticed to Brooklyn Side.
(By the Assoc In ted Press)
- New York, June 27. —Three military
prisoners today escaped from Governor’s
Island in a tint boat which had been tied
to the dock on which they were working.
The fugitives rowed to the Brooklyn
shore. A general alarm was broadcast.
The fugitives are Michael F. Sullivan,
Os Palmer. Mass., serving a one year term
for desertion; James McNorton, of Man
hattan, serving at three year sentence for
absence without leave; and Chas, A.
Boody, of Brooklyn, who was serving a
five year term for desertion.
The men, prison authorities said, were
working under police guard. Unobserved
they dropped into the craft which was
tied up at the dock. They used boards for
Their escape was not discovered until
they had almost reached shore, and then
an armed party set out in a motor boat,
but chase was futile.
Jim Ballard Will Die For Shooting Of
Gatesville, June 26. —Jim Ballard,
slsayer of Vernor Eason, Gates county
deputy sheriff, this afternoon at 0:30
> was sentenced to die in the electric chair
- on July 30th by Judge Henry Grady, who
. has been presiding over the special term
. of court here this week.
Hebe Ballard, brother, indicted joint
! ly with Jinn was sentenced to twenty
1 years at hard labor in the state prison
and Cora and Sallie Mary Ballard will
be hired out for two years by the county
f .| -
l LaFollette’s Son to Be Candidate?
(By the Associated Press)
Chicago, June 27.—The Chicago Jour
. nal today published a story saying that
’ Robert M. LaFollette, Jr., son of the
I late U. 8. Senator LaFollette, of Wiscon-
J sfn, would announce in a few days his
1 candidacy for bis father’s seat in the
I j Senate.
II - 1 : ■
I Notice is hereby given that all
| persons owning and operating au
| tomobiletf in the City of Concord
| are required to secure city license
| tags and tags for hire on May Ist.
|J | Persons operating cars after July
■ Ist without proper city license
8 tags will be prosecuted.
::S CHAS. N. FIELD,
, City Tax Collector.
CONCORD, N. C., SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 1925
EXPLOhER leaves on
STEAMER FOR REGION i
OF THE NORTH POLE
MacMillan Leaves Sidney, N.
S., On Board Steamer Bow
doin for North.—ls About
Ready for the Flight.
TO LEAVE LATER
Will Leave Sidney as Soon as
Fitted to Withstand the At
tacks of the North Waters
Where It Will Anchor.
Sidney, N. S., June 27 (By tile Asso
ciated Press). —Commander Donald B.
MacMillan’s American Arctic expedition
will continue to push northward today. He
will depart on the steamer Bowdoin which
since Tuesday had been taking on fuel
here after completing the first lap of her
journey from Miseassett, Me. The steam
er Peary, held back while her glass port
holes are being covered ns a precaution
against icc jnms, probably will follow the
The next stop of both ships will be
Battle Hnrbor. Labrador, where native
Esquimaux clothing ami boots for the
naval aviators in the expedition will be
Steamers Off for North.
Sidney, N. S.* June 27 (By the Asso
ciated Press). —The schooner Bowdoin,
bearing Commander Donald B. Mac-
Millan's Arctiee expedition, left Sidney
this morning for the North.
.FLINDT WILL RECOVER
Man Wounded When Crazy Passenger
' Shot Up Passenger Train.
Greenville, S. C’„ June 26.—W. F.
Flimlt. of Atlanta, who was wounded
when O. R. Magansen, self-confessed de
serter from the army, ran amuck and
shot up a Southern Railway passenger
train as it was entering Greenville early
today, killing Ray E. Peek, also of At
lanta, will recover unless unexpected
complications set in, hospital authorities
said today. •
Meanwhile Magansen. a native of
Spain, who is held in the county jail,
remembered shooting up the train, but
did not know why he shot.
Magansen, according to witnesses,
roused from an apiVa'tVnt slumber in the
smoking compartment as the train, No.
136, southbound, was between Greer and
Greenville, and began firing promiscuous
ly with a loiig-bafrelled revolver. Flindt
was struck first, then the revolver was
turned upon Peek, who was lying stretch
ed out upon a seat and two hullets were
fired into his head, killing him instant
Magansen thdn fired his last cartridge
through the window and passengers on
the train overpowered him and held him
until the train arrived here. i
FIND ONE BODY AMID
RUINS OF THEATRE
Believed Not More Than Two or Three
Persons Lost Lives in Building. I
(By the Associated Press)
Kansas City, June 27.—-With one body
recovered from the ruins of the Gillis
Theatre buildipg. destroyed by explosions -
nnd fire Thursday night, search was con
tinued today to determine if any more
lives had been lost. Fire officials said
the death toll probably would not reach
more than two or three.
A fireman was killed on the way to the
With Our Advertisers.
The Ritchie Hardware Co., beginning
Monday, June 26th, will have a House
Furnishing Sale, at which time all glass
ware, China ware, tinware, aluminum .
ware, enamel ware, brass ware, silver
ware ,etc., will be sold for 20 per cent. |
discount. The sale will last for one week ,
only. See quarter page ad. today.
Everybody is invited to attend the,
great attraction shoe sale of the Markson 1
Shoe Store (formerly Parker's) which
will continue all next week. j
Special sale aluminum ware at 40 [
cents each at the Charles Store.
Free foot comfort demonstration at I
Ivey’s Monday, June 29th. A foot com
fort expert will be there. Free samples
of Dr. School’s zino pads for corns. |
Let Howard’s Filling Station grease
an'd clean up your car.
All kinds of decorative lighting fixtures
at W. J. Hethcox’s. t
Just one more week of the big birth
day celebration at Parks-Belk Co’s. Big
specials and new specials every day next
week. . (
Last Showing today o “Dynamite
Smith,” at Concord Theatre. Also Pathe
Comedy and News. Monday and Tues
day Constance Talmndgc in “Her Night
of Romance.” Theatre opens at 1:30
Woman Gayly Dances on 100th Natal
New York, June 25—The weight of a
century hangs lightly on the shoulders of
Mrs. Marie Carlson, of Brooklyn, who to
day celebrated her one hundredth, birth
day by performing a number of intricate
Swedish folk dances before birthday
guests. She is a staunch defender of the
“Girls must dance and sing and play,”
said Mrs. Carlson. “Youth is always gay,
not bad. Modern girls will become more
' reserved ns (hey grow older. There is no
1 danger unless we try to suppress them."
Secretary Wilbur Going Home.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, June 27.—Secretary Wil
; bur will leave for San Francisco tomor
row night, to be gone six weeks on a va
cation and inspection trip along the west
coast and back to Washington byway of
the Panama Canal.
CEREMONIAL JULY 3-4 j
Over 10,000 Expected to Attend the Big
Meet at Winston-Salem. ,
(Hr the Associated Press)
) Winston-Salem, June 27. —Shriners at- 1
tending the mid-summer ceremonial of the.
Oasis Temple at Winston-Salem oil July ,
3rd and 4th wtll be given n dinner in
probably what is the largest dining room
under one roof in the entire South.
The Winston-Salem Red Fez Club, j
which will act as the host for the Nobles. 1
has contracted for the use of the mam
moth Piedmont warehouse and carpen
ters and artisans ari busy converting this
warehouse into a Shrine dining hall. I
Tables are being ejected. benches built, j
decorators are busy- and when completed :
the Shrine dining hall will be able to seat j
at one meal 7,50 ft Shriners and their!
Spencer B. Hanes, president of the
Red Fez Club, made the announcemenrt
today that caravanii will come from not I
only North Carolina but Virginia, South
Carolina. Tennessee and even Georgia.
Over 10.000 visitors are expected and the
attendance of Nobles will probably be the
largest at any eeremonial held in this
“Glad U Klim” has been adopted as
the slogan by the Red Fez Club and its
significance is borne out by the enter
tainment features of the ceremonial. In
the two days of .the ceremonial there is
a polo game between two nationally
known polo clubs on the program, league
baseball games, three street dances and
a grand ball, automobile rides, band con
certs and a Shrine banquet.
PRESIDENT PAYS VISIT
TO FAMILIAR PLACES
Spends Day Visiting Favorite Haunts in
and Around Massachusetts Capital.
(By the a«ati«laiM Prraet
Swampscott, Mass., June 27.—A jaunt
into his old stamping grounds about Bos
ton was the program outlined for today
by President Coolidge.
After an early start by motor from
White Court, he and Mrs. Coolidge plot
ted their course along the shore line to
ward the capital and Cambridge. This
is a route often followed by Mr. Coolidge
when he was Governor of this State, and
his purpose in making the trip was to re
visit familiar historic sights.
On July 3rd he will speak in Cam
bridge at ceremonies commemorating the
15th anniversary of George Washington
tpking command of the Continental Ar
Might Buy Swampscott.
New York, .Tune 27. —A Swampscott
dispatch to today’s New York Times says
that the friends of President Coolidge
have pledged $125,000 to buy White
Court for him.
Informed of their plans, the president,
the dispatch says, remarked:
“I might not like.it.”
- In ease the President does not accept
the gift, the dispatch continues, it is
possible he will not oppose Congress in
making an appropriation for a summer
BRYAN QUOTES GOVERNOR
PEAV ON EVOLUTION
Governor Thinks States Have Right to
Decide Subjects to Be Taught in the
(By the Associated Press)
j Miami, Fla., June 27.—William Jen
nings Bryan, announcing lie would leave
here next week for the Dayton, Tenn.,
evolution trial, cited a letter from Gov.
I’eay, of Tennessee, as summing up the
moot point of the case.
1 The letter states .that “we have the
right to say through our law making
bodies that the faith and religion of our
children shall not be destroyed by teach-
ers who poison their minds with stuff ,
that no science has established, and which I
belongs in no reputable text books.”
Changes in Charlotte in Sixty-Seven
Charlotte, June 26.—Noise and haste
where (here once was silence and leis
ure; prohibition where once whisky
flowed freely; buildings and streets
where paths led through woods in former
days—thus was Charlotte of today con
trasted with the Charlotte of 67 years
ago by John ’R. Long, of York county.
I Blind, yet with his mind nctive and
, bright, Mr. Long has passed his 02nd
| birthday.and says his good henlth makes
. him think he has a number of years of
I life yet ahead of him. He was in Char
lotte again Thursday for the first time
lin 12 spent in litfing dark
' ness since the day lie came herp to con
| suit an oculist soon after his sight was
I lost entirely.
While Mr. Long cannot see what
changes progress has made here in the
| course of time, he has acquired a
knowledge .of Charlotte’s growth in
I other ways. He admitted that he doesn’t
know much about Charlotte or Charlotte
t people at this time, but he talked in
terestingly about the grandfathers of n
number of prominent business men of
( Mr. Long is devotedly attended by his
daughter. Miss Lizzie .' Long, who is 68
years of age nnd n native of this city.
They are visiting at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Martin W. McClellan, of
1500 Parkwood avenue.
■Salisbury Men Hurt in Accident.
(By the Associated Press)
Salisbury, June 27.—N. G. Owen re
ceived cuts about the face nnd on the
knee, and B. B. Jordan, a member of the
Salisbury-Spencer baseball team, lost sev
eral teeth when the small touring car in
which they were riding, collided with a
street ear on South Main street about
10:20 last night. They were attempting
to pass another car, according to reports,
and ran head-on into the street car. The
injured boys were taken to a hospital,
. but are expected to be out again today.
> Want to Know About Interest in Muscle
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, June 27.—The war de
■ partment announced today that Major
• General Taylor, chief of engineers, had
- written “to every one who has shown
tj an interest in Muscle Shoals power”
I' asking if they would be interested in the
| purchase of the power.
TO TRY HI
I IN CHINESE CRISIS
Invited to Call on Civil Gov
| ernor at Canton, But the
Conference Failed to De
i velop Anything Definite.
jv OWMEN LEAVE
Are Afraid to Say in Canton
Because of Firing.—The
British and French Are
“Digging In” Deeper.
(By the Associated Press)
Canton, .Tune 27.—The American con
sul, accompanied by the commander of
the United States steamship Asheville,
called on the Chinese civil governor here
yesterday on invitation of the latter, to
attempt mediation of the differences be
tween Chinese and foreigners.
The American consul did not see the
Chinese civil governor, but was received
by his secretary. No results were ob
tained from the conference, and the con
sul was invited to call again.
The French and British are making
further defenses at Shameen. The po
sitions occupied by troops and machine
(funs are well protected. Practically all
women and children have left Canton.
No further firing has been reported.
Strike Affects Shipping.
Hong Kong. June 27.—The shipping
situation continues to be serious here as
a result of the strike nnd desertion of
Chinese crews. More ,thnn 20 .British’
coasting Nteamers and liners are tied up
in Kow Loon Bny. The city -is generally
calm, although the general strike has dis
organized living conditions.
Foreigners arc serving as volunteers in
many capacities necessary for continuance
of the community life. Men are running
emergency butcher shops and bakeries,
acting ns special police, etc. The women
are conducting community kitchens. Boy
Scouts have replaced striking Chinese
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Firm at Advance of 15 to 22
Points, October Contracts Selling Up
(By the Associated Press)
New York. June 27.—The cotton mar
ket opened firm today at an advance of
15 to 22 points on renewed general buy
ing inspired by higher Liverpool cables,
apprehensions of continued dry weather
in central Texas, and rather more en
couraging reports from domestic goods
trade. October contracts sold up to
24.00 before the end of the first hour, a
net advance of 25 points, and a recovery
of 83 points from the low level of Thurs
day. Realizing checked the upturn at
this figure, but prices held steady.
Liverpool cables attributed the advance
there to covering and general buying on
the critical position of the Texas crop.
Cotton futures opened steady. July
23.65; Oct. 23.60; Dec. 21.05; Jan.
1 23.55; March 23.83.
Cotton closed steady at advances of 3
to 14 points. .Tuly 23.86; Oct. 23.84 to
23.87; Dec. 23.04 to 23.96; Jan. 23.36;
SEEKING BODIES OF MEN
IN ST. LAWRENCE RIVER
Were Thrown From Tug Boat When It
Was Rammed by Liner Marioch.
Quebec, June 27 (By the Associated
Press.—Efforts were being made today
to recover the bodies of nine men, the
whole crew of the tug boat Ocean King,
which went down in the St. Lawrence
River here when rammed by the Canad
ian-Pacific liner Marioch.
The Ocean King set out last night to
tow the Marioch, a vessel of 6,473 tonsf,
inbound, from Glasgow, Scotland for Mon
treal, to its pier here. Seeing too late
tliat he was approaching too close, Oapt.
F. E. Stevens spun the wheel of his ves
sel so violently that the tug listed, expos-
ing the whole side to the liher.
The Marloch's steel prow virtually cut |
.the tug boat in two like an egg shell. It
rolled over twice and sank, the boilers \
exploding as the water rushed into the
The river is 70 feet deep at the spot at
Will Sail July 4th.
The Raleigh News and Observer con
tains a cut of Miss Louise McCachren,
who won the contest 'in Bible story tell
ing. getting a free trip to Europe as a
prize. Under the cut was published the
Mary Louise is a 16-year-old mountain
girl, whose parents died in the iufluenzn
epidemic some years ago. The Presbyte
rian home mission leaders in her sec
tion had her entered at the Laura Sun
derland Presbyterian School at Concord.
She recently entered a contest which was
open to all Sunday school pupils in the
county. The competitors were allowed
eight minutes apiece to tell a Bible story
in their own language based on their
own choice of subject but without using
any -direct quotations. The first prize
was a 57-day trip to Europe. Mary Lou
. ise won thrs prize by a narrative of some
of Paul's experiences. Her quiet, simple
manner held the attention of everyone
and her earnestness was convincing.
Davies Pleads Guilty.
(By the Associated Press)
Concordia, Kans.. June 27. —Charles B.
f Davies, retired Concordia merchant, to
-1 day pleaded guilty to a charge of assault
i' with intent to kill in connection with a
plot to slay his wife last fall, and was
s sentenced to from one tb ten years in
the state penitentiary.
- - r- to ..
i *7 l gifl■-
The 900 men and women who juat
got diplomas at Syracuse University
voted that Miss Harriet Blase 11, hon
or student hi the college of home
economics, was the most beautiful
girl in the class. They also voted
that prohibition is all wrong, that
petting parties are all right, and
i that beer is the best drink in the
; GUARD WATER SUPPLY
DURING DAYTON TRIAL
Big Spring Furnishes Town With AH Its
Water and No Chances Will Be Tak
(By the Associated Press)
! Dayton, Tenn., June 27.—Guards will
) be posted at the source of Dayton's water
supply during Die trial,of John T. Scopes
for alleged violation of a statute prohib
. iting the teaching of evolution in public"
[ schools of Tennnit it became known to
After examination of the huge spring,
. source of the town's water, state health
. authorities recommended to city officials
s that such action be taken, and provision
> has already been made to safeguard the
, The spring, more than twenty feet
. square, gushes forth at the rate of ap
t proximately 75,000 gallons daily, and
from it the water spurred by electric
? pump is distributed to Dayton residents.
Paris, June 27. —Curiosity was recent
ly aroused by the discovery that rave
coins were filtering through to Paris and
America iu numbers so large that they
suggested that a considerable find had
been made. Inquiries were made, and
■it is now believed that a great army I
chest of coiiis was hidden about the year t
88 B. C. This chest was found by i
peasants in a little Persian village. They t
kept the discovery secret for fear that ]
the hoard would be confiscated by the j
authorities, and started to smuggle the .
coins out of tiie country. It is be- j
lieved that the great bulk of this “trea- |
sure trove” is still in Persia. The ac
, tual scene of the discovery is being kept ,
Cotton Goods Markets.
New York, June 26.—Cotton goods (
( were firmer today. Business was of
moderate volume in gray cloths. On 4-4
’ bleached cottons sales were more active '
’ and advances were being paid over
’ recent quotations. Wash goods were
' active in printed, nnd silk and cotton
lines. Raw silk was firmer. Silks con
tinued active at retail, but were quieter
in first hands. Wool markets continued
to strengthen, sales being reported more
generallyq in domestic market. Several
additional "nos of tropical worsteds will
be opened next week
situation at Shanghai Improved.
(By the Associated Press)
Shanghai. .Tune 27.—With the excep
tion of shipping, the strike situation was
improved here today. Eighty per cent,
of the stores closed during the recent dis
turbances have reopened. Those remain
ing closed are apparently bankrupt. Ship
ping strike is causing heavy losses to
Chinese revenue and scverly affecting the
British and Japanese trade.
Crown Prince Olav,. who in the nat
ural course of events will some day be
come King of Norway, is a leader in ath
letic sports at Oxford University. Eng
land, where is is enrolled as a student.
Seeds under the influence of moon
light germinate more rapidly than those
in the dark.
‘/All unpaid City Taxes for tjie
years 1023 and 1924 will be ad
' vertised and sold after July Ist,
: 1925. , • ' ‘
\ CHAS. N. FIELD,
25-st. City Tax Collector.
• TODAY’S •
* NEWS *
# TODAY •
NOT TRY SHEPHERD
L XDaJ), ,E DEATH OF
WOMAN, CROWE SAYS
State’s Attorney Not Willing
to Push the Charges After
Shepherd Was Freed for
Death of McClintock.
Said Several Witnesses Who
Should Have Been Called
Were Not Sent For Dur
ing the Trial.
Chicago, June 27 (By the Associated
Press). —Wm. D. Shepherd, acquitted
list night by a jury of the charge that he
murdered his foster son, Wm. N. Mc-
Clintock. today was assured that the sec
ond murder charge that he killed McClin
toek's mother would not be pressed by
State's Attorney Robert E. Crowe.
“There's no evidence that Sirs. McClin
tock was murdered and I will not press
the charge,” the state attorney said.
The coroner's jury which heard testi
mony in connection with the death of
Mrs. Emma Nelson McClintock, her son
and Dr. Oscar Olson, after Judge Harry
Olson, chief justice of the municipal court
had conducted the examination of wit
nesses, had ordered Shepherd held in con
nection with the death of the mother and
son. and also of Mrs. Julia Shepherd, the
Judge Olson, who last night declared
that the state’s attorney had not given
his best efforts to prosecution of Shep
herd and who said several witnesses not
called shpuld have been used, was almost
ignored by Prosecutor Crowe in his state
ment today but he was plainly wrathful
over the jurist’s charges.
The prosecutor declared he would ask
j the grand jury to return a no bill exon
erating Shepherd in the case of Mrs.
McClintock's death. He was plainly de
termined to drop the Shepherd matter,
regardless of Judge Olson’s assertion last
night that the case was not over.
“The jury's verdict speaks for itself
and I have nol reply, at least for the
present, for Olson.” said Mr." Crowe.
He added he had not decided what ac
tion to take with regard to C. C. Fai
man. head of aw unrecognized school, who
testified he had taught Shepherd how to
maintain typhoid cultures and to admin
ister the germs so as to produce death.
Shepherd and his wife were' happy to
gether. They had gone last night to a
Chicago apartment for which Mrs. Shep
hard had arranged, and where she had
arranged a dinner for them and close
friends. Today they were to return to
their suburban home in Kenilworth,
where they had lived with “Billy” Mc-
Clintock .until his death December 4th.
VIOLATION OF MANN ACT
CHARGED AGAINST MEEKS
Man is Under Sentence of Two Years
For Abandonment in Guilford County.
Greensboro, June 20.—Bond will be
furnished by Claude E- Meeks, arrested
in Winston-Salem when he came back
there from Birmingham, Ala., with the
body of a step-sister. Myrtle Plowman,
aged 14. Tuesday night. A federal war
rant charging violation of the white
slave law has been issued for him, but
Deputy Ila Marshal, of the federal court
forces here, has not yet received it for
service. His attorney is ready, however,
lo have the bond put up, it was learned
Meeks will in all probability be turn
ed over by Guilford county authorities
to federal officers, although he was sen
tenced to two years on the roads on a
charge of abandoning his wife and three
children here. He left them when he
ran off with the Plowman girl. He ap
pealed from the sentence in municipal
court, ajid the graver charge against him
will probably take precedence over the
state charge of abandonment.
It is disclosed that the girl died in
Birmingham in giving birth to a child.
She Robbeed City to AM Work-Hating
Salem. Mass., June 27. —In the Su
perior Criminal Court today Mrs. Lucie
G. Keefe of Gloucester pleaded guilty
to fifty counts of larceny from the city of
Gloucester, while clerk in the Water
Department, where she had been employ
ed for many years.
She admitted she became infatuated
with and married Keefe, and that after
the marriage he would not work, accord
ing to the District Attorney, and to meek
his demands, she gave him money from
the city funds.
Members of her family have raised $2,-
000 in partial restitution.
Judge McLeod placed her on probation.
A club has been organized to conduct
greyhound racing in New Orleans along
the lines that have made the sport high
ly popular at Miami and other Southern
WHAT SAT’S BEAR SAYS
Mostly cloudy, probably local
tonight and Sunday.