• ASSOCIATED 8
8 PRESS 8
8 DESPATCHES 8
More Earth Tremors Felt In
Santa Barbara During Night;
No Further Damage Reported
NUMBER KILLED IN
' THE FIRST QUAKES
Most of the Deaths Were Re
ported in Santa Barbara
Where One of the Largest
Hotels Was Destroyed.
SOON ON THE JOB
Sent First Direct Messages
From City After Rigging
Up Temporary Quarters In
Ruins of ,the City.
(By (be AuMlnte* PiexH.)
Santa Barbara, Juife 30.—A violent
in thquake shook struck this city at 1:22
o’clock this morning. This was the heax
icst shake since the heavy tremor of yes
Quake Felt at Santa Crux
Santa Cruz. C'nl.. June 30.—A slight
earthquake shocks were felt here at 6:43
yesterday evening. Reports from Salinas
and Watsonville, indicate that the quiv
ers were felt there also. No damage was
Associated Press Gave First Direct News
Santa Barbara. June 30 (By the As
sociated Press). —From a flimsy shack
Bxl4 feet “furnished" with five small
empty packing cases and a make believe
•able of discarded boards, to which an
Associated Tress wire had been hooked
hastily, the first direct news of Santa
Barbara's disaster went out to the world
shortly after noon yesterday.
This emergency headquarters manned
by Associated Press staff writers and tel
egraph operators, filed a steady stream of
news on the seaside tremor through the
day and into the night, checking and re
checking the lists of dead and injured,
esf'mfating and re-estimating front best
avaUuble data the loss to the community.
from here she staff men ranged the
stricken area from the Arlington Hotel
to the water front in never-ending expedi
tions to get the facts to the outside world.
When nightfall came, a new problem
faced them—what about light? For the
wires had to be kept going so that those
who read the morning papers comfortably
between sups of coffee might know how a
city of 31.000 had fared during and after
one of the outstanding cataclysms of the
Santa Barbara, June 30—A severe
earthquake again rocked the ruins at
4:3!) til's morning as sailors began dis
embarking from the battleship Arkansas.
Tells of Collapse of Budding.
Isis Angeles, June 30.—A graphic ac
count of the terror that overtook occu
pants of buildings in the downtown dis
trict of Santa Barbara yesterday was
brought here today by W. It. Scott, of
Isis Augeles. who had a narrow escape
from death in the California hotel. *
Awakened by the first shock, he said
he saw the walls of his room shaking.
"They swayed sickeniugly,” lie contin
ued. “I leaped out of bed and raced
downstairs, elail only in my pajamas. In
the lobby I overtook a man struggling
toward the door with a small ehild. As
they reached it. the building gave way.
Debris and wreckage piled upon them. I
dived through a window into the street.
“When I looked back, the hotel was a
gaunt ruin, its outer walls had failed into
the streets. Standing on a heap of wreck
age on the third floor I saw a fat man
screaming at the top of his voice for a
“Later I found most of the guests in
scanty attire in a nearby vacant launch.”
Disagree as to Cause.
New York, June 30.—Experts were
divided today as to the cause of the Santa
Barbara earthquake. Ocean leakage, ac
cumulated strain in the earth crust, vol
canic disturbances, sinking of ocean bed,
and extreme hot weather, were among
the causes assigned.
There was also disagreement as to
whether there was any relation between
the tremors in Montana and those which
laid Santa Barbara in ruins. Some ex
perts said there was no connection, while
others thought that the Montana shocks
pulled the trigger aud caused the twelve
minute disturbance of rock strata under
Santa Barbara and vicinity.
Dr. ■Herman L. Fairchild, professor
emeritus of geology at the University of
I Concord Theatre I
((COOLEST SPOT IN TOWN)
LAST SHOWING TODAY
CONSTANCE TALMADGE IN
“HER NIGHT OF
I It’s a First National
Also Paths Nows and Aesops j
1:30 to 11:00 P. M.
BETTY TOMPSON in
“WOMAN TO WOMAN” H
The Concord Daily Tribune
Rochester, N. Y., said that the Montana
tremor traveling underground might have
touched cff stored-up strains in southern
California. He said that the Montana
I tremor might also lead to further shocks
- in the western mountain states in the
) next fe wdays.
The view that the Montana ami Cali
fornia quakes were unrelated is held by
, William Howie, chief of the division of
geodesy of the Coast and Geodetic Survey
l at Washington.
“The earthquake at Santa Barbara;is
’ the same old story, an ocean leakage,”
; said Prof. T. J. See, of the Mare Island
observatory at Sian Francisco.
The quake in both Montana and Cal
ifornia may be attributed to the re
-1 sumption of volcanic activity in Mt.
Lassen, a peak in the Sierra Nevada
range in the northwest part of Cali
' forma. Brother G. E. Rueppel, St. Louis
■ University seisihogrnpher, believes. The
volcano has long been dormant and was
Streets a Mass of Debris and Ruins.
Santa Barbara. Calif.. June 211.—A
series of earthquakes, described by sur
vivors as rocking and swaying the busi
: »es« center of Santa Barbnra ns if it
were on a turbulent ocean, early today
left the principal structures of the
Channel City a mass of debris and
ruins. The loss of life was not large,
due to the tremor occurring at 6 :44
o'clock in the morning and n’so that the
mass of ruins fell in the second earth
quake some 13 minutes after the first
Estimates of the loss vary from $3.-
000.000, a “conservative" figure by the
city manager, to 30,000,000, a figure
quoted by the city engineer.
Indications the that 12 lives were
lost, although this rests upon the re
covery of several bodies asserted to bo
in the ruins.
State street, the main thoroughfare,
is a ghastly avenue df ruin, portions of
its most stately building being tumbled
down, and cornices, walls and fronts of
practically all principal structures shat
The earthquakes continued nil
through the day. They menaced the
water supply by crashing out the dnm
of Sheffield reservoir, but a by-pass has
back in the hills and water provided for
The terror-stricken 30,000 mnab
itants in most cases settled down to
an emergency existence by noon, many
of them living on the lawns.'
“I have been through 50 earthquakes,
hut never one like this before." said
Manager Richmond of the Arlington
"It just took the hotel that we con
sidered strong ns a fortress and shook it
back and forth ns if it were a rag.
“It was precisely ns if one were at
sen in a storm. One wou’d not believe it
were possible for n building to move
with such force in so many directions
and nppadently so limply r.s did the
“The hotel is a total loss.”
Other stories of the motion of the
earthquake were similar.
Like Sea Storm.
“The twisting of the earth was like a
violent storm at sea,” said Harry A.
Ford, janitor at The Daily News. He
was one of the comparntively few men
in the downtown district when the earth
begnp its shivering.
“The first shook shook The Daily
News building like a little ship in a
big storm. It knocked several of us
down. There was nothing to do, it was
just a question of getting up and holding
on. Then came the second shook. This
was the one that did the damage. It just
rooked baek and forth, back and forth,
until the crunching nnd crashing sounds
showed that the buildings were being
Along the main thoroughfare. State
street, there were many automobiles and
trucks which had been parked at the
curb and which were almost buried
under the debris. It was in one of these
that William Matthews, a lather, was
1 The finest building in town, the San
J Marcos, a big four story firstelass struc
ture, built ns an “L,” on a corner, had ■
, its who'e corner center pushed Into the
i debris. Dr. James Angle, dentist, was
, killed in this crash.
Father Augusten, at the old Santa
i Barbara mission, told a thrilling story
i of what he declared to be a miraculous
. delivery. At the first tremor he went to
• the second story room where Father
englebrecht, aged priest and author of
r bistories of the mission, was confined as
[ an invalid.
Lifting the invalid priest to his back,
1 Father Augusten proceed to the stair-
I way when with the second Rhoek he fell
J through a hole to the floor below With
the invalid priest on his bnck. Neith
er was injured.
Doheny Gives Bond.
(By the Associated Press)
I,os Angeles, Calif., June 30.—E. L.
Dohney, oil magnate, appeared before
United States Commissioner Raymond I,
Turney and posted $5,000 bond yesterday
for his appearance in Washington Oc
tober uth to answer the indictment re
cently returned against him and Albert-
B. Fall, former secretary of the interior.
A butcher convicted of selling bad
meat, in the olden days of Britain, stood
in the pillory while the meat was burned
I to windward of him.
Being luck ia often * sign of bad luck.
The Assyrians were the first to equip
| an army with iron weapons.
CONCORD, N. C., TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 1925
SANTA BARBARA IS !
AT WORK ALREADY;
Despite the Great Havoc
Wrought by Earth Tremors
Citizens of City Are Al
ready Buiding Town Again
NINE KILLED IN
THIS CITY ALONE
.Thirty Others Are In Hos
pitals as Result of Injuries
—Loss Is Eestimated Now
at About $15,000,000.
(By the Associated Press)
Santa Barbara. June 30.—A hot .Tune
sun rose today on a physically prostrate
city by the blue I’acifie that throbs :
nevertheless through every pile of her
earthquake debris with the indomitable
spirit of '
The tablets of death indicated that 1
nine victims ha*l paid with their lives '
their portion of tile toll taken by earth '
tremors that started yesterday morning j
at 6:44 o'clock and which have continued 1
at intervals. 1
In the hospitals lay thirty injured.
Conservative estimates of material dam- !
age fixed the loss at $15,000,000. More
liberal surveys said $30,000,000.
The dead: Mrs. Charles I’erkins. 83, ■
millionaire widow, of Burlington, la. i
Betram Hancock. 21. son of G. Allen :
Hancock. Los Angeles millionaire. ]
William Proctor, Patrick Shea, Sen- i
tliier Storier. Marrainima Mienestide. Dr. :
James C. Angle, dentist, Merced Leon, i
Santa Barbara, June 30 (By the Asso
> ciated Press). —Looters plied their nefar
ious trade amid the earthquake ruins of ]
Santa Barbara daring the night. Nmp- i
erous reports of their depredations came ]
from officers, national guardsmen and j
naval reserves who threw -a network of <
p&traia arftund the business;district dur- |
ing the dark lionrs. i
Gaudalupe Catholic Church was said to i
have been one of the principal sufferers, !
Here the police report the altar vessel of t
gold and silver were stoleu.
State Street, the main artery of the i
town, and business district, presented a i
desolate appearance. In front of one shop .
lay what was %ft of a small automobile. <
Blocks of stone weighing 400 to 500 (
pounds each had crushed it Hat, and in
their fall had ground out the life of Wm. ,
Proetor, window cleaner, who had just ]
driven up to his early morning job when ;
the first tremor came. ;
In the crumpled ruins of the exclusive
Hotel Arl'ngtou, the meeen of world trav
elers for years, the fall of a tank con- i
taining 6,000 gallons of water had swept )
to their deaths Mrs. H. G. Perkins, aged ■
millionaire widow of Burlington, Ia„ and ;
Bertram B. Hancock, son of G. Allen :
Hancock, wealthy Los Angeles realty i
Baek of the hills the Old Mission of
Santa Barbara founded by the Spanish .
fathers who came with the eonquistadores
to the new world still stood in part, de
fying the earthquakes. It had gone
through a similar quake in the 80's and
was rebuilt only to suffer a similar fate .
One other is reported in the ruins. ]
The injured were treated at Cottage j
Hospital, the only hospital remaining fit I
to receive patients. No check lias beert j
possible for those treated for injuries in i
Caught By Earthquake That He Fore- 1
Pola Alto, Calif., June 20.—Dr. j
Bailey Willis, noted seismo'ogist of !
Stanford University, who predicted an j
ear.hquake in the general region of, j
Santa Barbnra. is in that city. Dr. ;
Willis, the president of the Seismologieal j
Society of America, caused to be pub- I
lished recently that earthquakes north ;
of San Juan Beautistn, San Benito j
county, have relieved the earth pres- ]
isures in northern California, but that j
other pressures were Accumulating in j
southern California, which eventually |
would resu’t in a big tremor, By a j
strange chance he left for Santa Bar
bara Saturday nnd was believed to be ;
in the heart of the disturbance.
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and has been greatly admired by all who
have seen it.
All unpaid City Taxes for the
|, years 1923 and 1924 w(ill be ad-
I vertised and sold after July Ist,
CHAS. N. FIELD,
■25-st. City Tax Collector.
1 M 1
;j:! Interesting Facts Concerning Our
Rural White Schools
Today closes the scholastic year of 1024-25. and figures gleaned ?
r from the Superintendent's report as shown below nnd compared with
F the years 1020 and 1015 show marked development in our Rural School j
progress within the past decade.
1915 1020 1025
jj. . No. Rural School Houses __sl 51 55 j
hi No. Class Rooms 04 118 167 "j
I;; Value School Property $37,500 $&3,050 1 $301,675 J
1„ Average term in days 112 120 135 i
Census 4,958 „ 6784 6508 "j
111 Enrollment „ 4152 4015 5100 I
I, Average Attendance 2913 3552 3572 "i
.jj No. in High School 73 173 35ft !'j
|!, Os <he one hundred and sixty-seven class rooms recorded above for j
J ijj the year endiug 1925, 84 have been built in the past eight years, and [j
|L large brick auditoriums. -t
|-1 Plans are being made now for much larger developments in our ru- "j
t ra ' schools for the next two or three years than lias been made in any j-j
I- previous period Qf time* of the same length. ''
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GOVERNOR TO RUN STATE
ON A BUSINESS BASIS
All Departments in the State Pat Under
Budget System by a Legislative De
Raleigh, June 30.—Every department
and institution of North Carolina has
been placed on a budget basis, as a re
sult of legislation passed by the 1925
general assembly. The act exempts the
State highway commission, which al
ways lias operated on its own funds as
a separate portion of the government, and
which will continue as heretofore.
The governor, under the new law, be
comes the real financial head of the
state. He is vested with the power
of drawing up, after consulting with the
budget commission, the revenue and ap
propriation bills each two years, and he
is charged with responsibilty to see that
appropriations are balanced by revenues.
Department heads are brought direct
ly under the governor's control by the
new law. He has beet, given the power
to investigate the cost and methods of
operation used by every department and
institution, and may recommend to the
legislature such changes as he feels are
necessary to effect ecowunies in govern
ment. He may order drastic reorgani
zation of department* if he feels that
thereby the stated moneys may be saved.
Heretofore numerous independent ap
propriation measures for individual insti
tutions have been passed by each legis
lature. The result has been that the
general appropriation bill seldom, if ever,
carried amounts covering all State ex
penses. In addition, j number of in
stitutions, and virtually every depart-]
ment, had the power to draw on the'
State treasurer .for funds, and this re-1
suited in large overdrafts of the general
funds. As an outcome of this policy
it has been estimated by the Stale audi
tor that at the close of the fiscal period.
June 30. 1925, the State will face a
dfieit in its general fund of close to $!),-
The new policy will become effective
July 1, 1925. After that date all de
partments and institutions will have to
keep expenditures within the definite
amount fixed in the appropriation bill for
The State highway commission derives
its revenues from the four-cent tax on
gasoline and the auto license taxes. Out
of this income the sinking fund for the
road bond issue is cared for. as well as
all operating and maintenance expenses
of the commission.
Ancient Roman statutes are incor
porated as common building stones be
neath the old Turkish citadel walls of
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I MADE BY THE SOUTH
• Shown by the Annual Report of the
Washington, D. C„ June 30.—The won
derful progress made by the South in the
■ expansion and diversification of its manu
facturing activities during the past 20
i years is graphically shown by figures eon
-1 tained in the annual report of the South
■ ern Railway Company just issued.
1 From 1904 to 1024 the tons of mnnu-
I factured products, including all less than
carload freight, handled by the Southern
increased from 5,820,828 to 12.291,758
1 tons, or 111 per cent.
During the same period the tons of
1 product of mines increased from 8,368.-
471 to 18,009,314 tons, or 110 per cent,
an interesting fact being that the coal
traffic despite the very large development
of hydro-electric power in the South.
' The tonnage of products of forests in
. creased frnm 3.607,174 to 7.785,836, or
116 per cent; products of agriculture
from 2.450,732 to 4.232.220, or 73 per
cent; and products of animals from 283,-
844 to 431,334, or 51 per cent.
“A noteworthy feature of this exhibit.”
says the report, “is the evidence it af
fords of the South’s uniform development
along all lines of economic endeavor.
More and more every year southern fac
| tories draw their raw materials from
southern farms, forests and mines.”
The report also calls attention to the
phenominal development of the textile in
dustry in the South and its extension to
new fields in western North Carolina,
eastern Tennessee, and northern Georgia;
the marked expansion of cement mauu
■ | faeturing; and the healthy growth of the
j southern iron and steel industry.
Refuses SSOO Won for Pageant,
Nashville. Tenn., June 30.—The $350
prize offered by the Methodist, Baptist
and Presbyterian denominations of the
South for a pageant to be used during
the annual observance of children's week
has been won by Miss Minnie E. Ken
-1 nedy, it was announced today. It was
further announced that Miss Kennedy
had declined to accept the prize, deelar
• ing that she wished her work to be a
contribution to the cause of childhood.
She is superintendent of the elementary
i department. General Sunday School
board of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
South. The title of the pageant was
“The Voice of the Future.”
The purpose of children’s week is to
1 belli parents and the church to appre
ciate tlie opportunity of producing a
Christian nation, it was stated by one
• of the leaders in the movement. Dur
• ing the week each church pledges itself
: to do at least one definite thing for the
religious education of children.
! DR. E. I. UN
ij WILLING TO SELL
| FEET OF HEED Uli
j Advises Relatives Here That
} He Will Sign Option Giv
! ing City Right to Buy
More of Reed Property.
1 BANK PRESIDENT
GIVES HIS VIEWS
! Mr. Coltrane Thinks the En
tire Street If Any At All
Should Be Widened. —Al-
dermen Meet Tonight.
Word was received by Dr. J. F. Reed
here shortly before 2 o'clock to tile effpet
that Dr. E. J. Buchanan, of Lexington.
. who last week ojqxised the sale of prop
erty belonging to the Heed heirs and
who inter agreed to a five-foot option
, which the city asked for. had agreed to an
. option calling for the sale of eight feet
I of property so that Depot street could be
. widened to that extent.
This agreement gives the Board of Al
dermen at their meeting tonight 'the prlv
iiedge of expanding the street to a width
which had hitherto been thought impos
sible. The only opposition which now
exists to the widening of the street conies
from officials of the Concord National
Bank who have held buck, it came to
light at the Saturday night meeting <f
the Itcard of Aidermen, because as Ihe
injury which would be done to the tele
phone com-nry building.
In response to the query as to whether
the Nat'onal Bank would oppose a ten
foot widen'ng any more than it would a
five-foot widening. I). B. Coltrane. presi
dent of the bank, declared that he was
perfectly willing for the city to take the
property provided they were really going
to make it a good street. What he op
liosed. he said, was that the city take
property ami make a pocket, leaving the
surrounding buildings to project in un
He favored, lie added, any action where
by the city would begin at Church street
and come all the way through to Union
Street, making the thoroughfare of uni
form width. This would give a good
wide street and make the expense at
tached worth while.
Daring the morning, sevetifl measure
ments were taken (it~ tft(K street at the
square. Engineer Walter Furr re-meas
ured Depot street from Spring to Church.
He took the offsets in order to deter
mine what amount of each jierson's prop
erty would have to be lopped off in or
der to secure a street the same width
Later Mayor Clarence Barrier and L.
D. Coltrane were noted with tape in hand
taking street widths from building cor
ner to building corner.
The meeting tonight which convenes at
8 o’clock is exciting more interest and
more discussion than any other meeting
of the board in recent years. Groups es
persons knot together on street corners
and in stores and take up. the pros and
cons of the questtion. It is thought that
the meeting will be attended by a large
delegations of citizens.
KANNAPOLIS MAN IS
SENTENCED TO JAIL
Thomas Baker Must Stay in Jail Ten
Weeks for Driving Car While Intoxi
(By the Associated Press)
Salisbury, June 30.—Thomas Baker, a
■ mill employee of Kanuaiiolis, must spend
• his next ten weeks in county jail.
This was the sentence passed upon
I him today by Judge Coggifts in Rowan
I county court after Baker had been found
I guilty of operating an automobile while
I under the influence of whiskey.
Stating he did not wish to deprive
i Baker's family of his support Judge Cog-
II gins ordered him to report to the jailer
| every Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock to
; be confined until 7 p. m. the following
I day, for a period of ten weeks. He was
! also fined SSO.
[ GIVES WARNING AGAINST
CANADIAN FORD COMPANY
Corporation Commission Attorney Says
Stock Not Worth What Asked For It.
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, June 30.—North Carolina in
vestors are warned against the purchase
of bank shares of the Ford Motor Com
pany of Canada in a statement issued
yesterday by I. M. Bailey, assistant at
■ torney to the Corporation Commisssion.
Mr. Bailey states that the offer as
made by the Continental Company of 60
Montgomery Street, Jersey City, N. J., is
in defiance of the North Carolina blue
sky law. and that the shares are being
! offered at twice their value. “The stock
sells on the curb market at $590 per
share,” he says. “And the' proposition
' offered, if accepted, will lnet the Conti
nental Company SI,OOO on bank shares,”
■ The weekly meeting of the Concord Ro
" I tary Club will be held at the Y. M. C.
. lA. tomorrow at 12:30 o’clock. A. G.
• | Odell will have charge of the program.
’I " '
Notice is hereby given that all
H persons owning and operating au
; tomobiles in the City of Concord
■ are required to secure city license
ij tags and tags for hibe on May Ist
!| Persons operating cars after Julj
l Ist without proper city license
j tags will be prosecuted.
CHAS. N. FIELD,
jj City Tax Collector.
* TODAY’S m
9 NEWS 9
9 TODAY 9
if CHINESE BRIHOS
; British Vessel Was Guard
■ ing Foreign Shipping When
It Opened Fire ori Brigands
Who Returned Fire.
1 FOR THEIR WORK
• Residents of City Glad to Be
1 Rid of Pirates—Americans
Report Disorderly Mobs
In Several Cities.
I Hong Kong, .Tune 30 (B.v the Associ
: ated I’rese). —An armed launch river pa
. trol of the British government protect
- ing shipping in the western river area
I near here today met a large body of brig
i ands cruising toward Kong Moon. The
i British opened fire on the bandits, kill
ing many and dispersing the remainder,
■ for which they were thanked by Kong
Moon residents. American missionaries
• are returning by rail from Shuiehow,
■ Kwangtung province, reported that they
i were met by disorderly mobs at Wong
■ sha and Canton. After the progress of
' the trip was retarded several times they
i arrived at Ilong Kong safely.
THE COTTON MARKET
Rather Unsettled at Start, and Active
Months Sold 10 to 15 Points I'nder Yes
(By the Associated Press)
New York, June 30.-—The cotton mar
ket was rather unsettled at the start to
day. recent buyers showing disposition
to take profits in advance of the govern
ment crop report expected on Thursday.
The crop was steady at an advance of 3
point on July but generally 3 to 6 points
• lower and active months soli. 10 to 15
points below yesterday's closing figures in
the early trading. There was uo indica
tion of improvement in the southwestern
weather conditions, however, and realiz
ing sales were sufficiently absorbed to
check the decline at 23.0 N for October
and hold the market comparatively steady
around the 24 cent level at the end of
the first hour.
Two more private crop reports issued
with condition figures ranging from 69.2
to 74.5 per cent., and crop indications
from 12.604.(MM) up to 13.7(M),(MM) bales.
Cotton futures opened steady: July
24.07; October 24.0* ; December 24.16 ;
January 23.03; March 23.90.
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The regular quarterly dividend of 1 3-4
per cent. (.$1.75 per share) on the pre
ferred stock of the Southern Gas and
Power Corporation has been declared pay
able July Ist.
The Kidd-Frix Co. handles the All-Steel
line of office furniture. To to their
store and let them show you.
The Bell & Harris Furniture Co. sells
Empress aud Karaghensian rugs, which
arc of rare beauty and designs.
' This is Dr. Scholl's Foot Comfort
! Week. Co to Ivey’s aud get relief. .
Children’s pumps, 65 cents to 98 cents;
ladies' pumps, 95 cents to $4.95, and
men's oxfords $1.95 to $4.95 during the
Great Alteration Sule at Markson Shoe
This is Wear-Hver Aluminum week at
t the Ritchie Hardware Co., during which
you get 20 per cent, off on aluminum uten
sils and house furnishing goods. Mrs.
, Nannie Topin, factory representative, is
there and will be glad to help you solve
, your problems.
The officers of the Cabarrus Savings
. Bank are always ready to help you in
, your business matters.
Decrease in Income Tax Collections.
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, June 30.—A decrease of $730; *
925.86 in income tax collections for the
' fiscal year ending today, as compared
with collections for the fiscal year end
s ing June 30, 1924, has been announced
by Commmissioner or Revenue R. A.
Dougliton. Mr. Doughton stated that
- this decrease would be partially offset
e by an increase in inheritance taxes.
1 Tims. F. Barry Dies Suddenly.
Asbury Park, N. J., June 30 (By the
. Associated Press).—Thos. F. Barry, of
s Chicago, president of the Globe Mutual
() Life Insurance Co., dropped dead of heart
s disease on North End Bathing Pavilion
e last night. The body was found by two
g boys who notified the life guards.
r Shepherd Freed of All Charges,
n Chicago, June 30.—William D. Shep
i- herd today was freed of the last charges ,
” against him when the grand jury voted
a "no bill” in connection with the death
of Mrs. Emma Nelson McOiintock six*
'• teen years ago.
■ WHAT SATS BEAR SAYS
Generally fair tonight and Wednesday,
slightly cooler tonight in north portion.