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Word From Paris That Debt
Mission Will Visit Ajmerict
Is Received With Unusnai
Interest In Capital.
mission Doming
No Direct Word From Paris
But French Ambdssadoi
Tells Sec. Mellon Debt
Has Been Recognized. -
(By the Autehtct Prcm
Washington. July 3.—Word from Ptu
is that a mission will bo sent to Wash'
iugton probably by ( .,vSeptember to settle
Franco's debt to thf United States is re
ce’ved with interosb jboro while- officials
of the American defct commission art
awaiting formal announcement by the
Paris government.' H :
Ambassador Daescbner called on See
retary Melon yesterday and confirmed
pi ess reports that jhe Frent'll cabinet
had formally aeknottfedged the debt, but
his action was informal inasmuch as he
has not been directed by his government
to begin funding negotiations.
Washington's officials have received no
direct word from Paris concerning the
newest step towards reviving the debt
discussion, but it was assumed here that
the forma] announcement would be made
about tbe same time, if uot before the
mission is appointed. Uomposition of
the delegation is reported under consider
ation by the French cabinet, but it has
reached no definite conclusions regarding
its personnel.
Want Negotiations Rushed.
Paris. June B.—The prevailing view in
Fiance is that negotiations for the sot
tlemeiit of France’s debt to the United
States and Great Britain should be Ini
tiated with the least possible delay. At
the same time, it is recognised that the
formulation of a plan at present is beset
with difficulties which will bo removed
only when the finances of the country
again ore placed on a sound basis.
The ambassador in Washington having
been instructed to inform the Washing
ton government that Frauee is disposed
to aeud a coinmmission fur discussion of
the attention tentative [dans for the com
position of ibis body are already under-
The mission will leHVe at the end of
the summer, the view here being that no
useful purpose could be served by an ear
lier trip ‘as it is known the Ameriran
debt funding commission is already oc
cupied with several other European debt
Almost Run Down By Motorcycle While
Taking Her Morning Walk.
(By the Associated Press) v
Swampscott, Mass.. July 3. —Mrs. Cool
idge barely escaped being run down by a
motorcycle this morning during a walk
through Swampscott, a leap to the side
of the road saving her. She was return
ing to White Court and had just turned
into the private driveway when four mem
bers of the State constabulary on motor
cycles turned into the lane behind her.
Driving at a fast clip, according to wit
nesses, the officers were behind her almost
before anyone was aware.
The grinding of brakes and a yell from
Jas. Haley, her secret service man, gave
Mrs. Coolidge her only warning and. as
she jumped to the side of the road the
leading machine shot between her and
The motorcycle detachment, which was
coming to White Court to escort the
President to Cambridge, proceeded to the
White House.
AdoOmt Earthquake in Santa Barbara.
(By the Associated Preeel
Santa Barbara, July 3.—A sharp
earthquake occurred here at 8:30 o'clock
this morning and lasted about five sec
onds. Vibrations iosened a few bricks
anil widened the cracks in some of the
shattered walls. A few wrecked chim
neys toppled to the ground, but no other
damage resulted.
Quake Pelt at Pasadena.
(By tae Associated Press)
Pasadena, Calif., July 3.—A slight
earthquake ■ occurred here at 8:38 a. m.
Tbe movement was apparently north and
Scavengers were originally officials
who collected Scavage, a tax imposed in
many English towns upon all goods ex
posed for sale within their boundaries.
The tax was abolished by Henry VII.
Concord Theatre
Put Asunder”
A 100 Par Chad Motion Picture of
Also Pathe News and Comedy
1:30 to 11 P. M.
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Here are the principals in a strange
kidnapping plot revealed at San Francis
co. Bliss Baker (above), young Univer
sity of California student, planned to kid
nap Mrs. D. C. Jackling (below), aud
hold her for a $30,000 ransom. The |h>-
lice discovered the plot before it could be
brought iuto execution. Mrs. .Tackling
is the wife of a wealthy copper magnate.
Opened Easy Today at Decline of 1 to
Points. With October Selling off to
(Hy the Associated Press)
New York, July 3.—The cotton mar
ket opened easy today at a decline of 1
to 10 [mints on continuation of yester
day-’s selling movement. October soon
sold off to 22.81). a net decline of 18
points, and a break of 125 points from
the price ruling shortly before the gov
ernment crop report issued, but the mar
ket steadied at this figure on covering
for over the holidays aud week-end.
Failure of the weather map to show
rain in Texas, and fear of continued dry
weather over the holiday probably in
creased the disposition to take profits on
recent sales, and the market was up to
23.07 for October by the end of the first
hour or about net unchanged to 3 [mints
higher. Failure of large brokerage hous
es had little effect ou prices ns the mar
ket interests involved were supimsed to
be chiefly in grain and stocks.
Cotton futures opened easy. May
2a-06; July 23.07; Oct. 22.95; Dec.
23.05; Jan. 23.55 ; March 22.88.
Georgia Fighter Had Best of Argument
in More Than Half of Use Rounds.
(By the Associated Press)
Chicago, July 3.—William L.
Stribbling. Macon, Ga., light heavyweight,
has another title added to his record.
He won over Johnny Risko, Cleveland
heavyweight, in ten rounds at East Chi
cago last night. Risko was knocked
down in the fourth round. The Georgian
was regarded as having tbe edge in four
rounds, with three even.
Rev. John C. Blalock Dies at Qie Age
of »7.
Charlotte, July 2. —Rev. John C. Bla
lock, who had attained the ripe old age
of 97 years, died Wednesday morning at
6 oclook at his home near Ledger, Mitch- j
ell county, where he had made his home,
for more than 75 years.
■ Mr. Blalock was one of the foremost'
ministers of his day and was regarded as
an authority on Biblical questions. He
was actively engaged in the ministry un-j
til about ten years ago, since which time
he bad been studying and writing.
He is survived by his wife, who is
more than 87 years old. five sons and two
daughters. One of his sons, Rev. Thom
as L. Blalock, a Baptist missionary to
China, will be remembered by his friends
i here, as he has been a visitor to Char
i lotte on a number of occasions.
Another son, Rev. Jesse Blalock, is
. pastor of the First Baptist Church at
Aberdeen, aud two other sons are Bap
tist ministers in the State of Oregon.
: Mr. Blalock is survived also by more
I than 200 grandchildren and great-grand
The funeral waß held Thursday morn
ing at 11 o'clock at the Bear Creek Bap
tist Church by Rev. Charles G. Ellis,
pastor, assisted by Rev. Mr. Sparks. In
terment was in the churchyard.
Stock Company Falls.
(By the Associated Press)
New York, July 3. —The failure of tbe
New York Stock Exchange Arm of Dean,
Onativia ft Company was announced to
day by tbe president of the exchange.
The firm which was organised in 1922
has branch offices in Chicago, Plainfield,
N. J., and Washington, D. C.
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Sailors from an American man of war landed in Santa Barbara immediately after the quakes and set tip a portable ra
dio receiving tnd sending outfit in State street, tbe main thoroughfare. Details of the tragedy and appeals for relief were
sent out through this station. * |
Picture transmitted'by NEp Service over A. T. T. Wires
Will Lead and Review Parade There.—
150,000 Persons Gather Fit Parade. I
(By the Associated Press)
Cambridge, Mass., July 3.—President J
Coolidge arrived in Cambridge from
Swampscott at 1:30 p. in., daylight sav-t
bigs time today, to lead and afterward
review a parade ending at Cambridge
Comomns, where Washington took com
mand of the Continental army 150 years
ago. A Presidential salute was fired
from army cannon as the President’s au
tomobile approached the Walker Memo
rial Builuding of the Massachusetts In
stitute of Technology, where the pargde:
started. Chief of Police'McßfMe esti
mated that 150.000 persons were in the
city to see the parade. A detail of 200
Boston police and eight mounted officers
was on hand to control the crowd.
President to Speak.
Swampscott, Mass., July 3.—President
Coolidge today will join, in a national
tribute to George Washington.
The Executive has given the day over
to a visit to Cambridge to participate in
the celebration of the 150th aniversary of
Washington assuming command of the
Continental Army. His part in the cer
emony culls for him not only to deliver
an address at the spot where the Wash
ington elm once stood, but to head and
later review a parade and historical pag
Tlie President has reserved for this oc
casion his first address since the start of
his vacation and probably part of the few
speeches he will deliver this summer. Just
what ms plans are for the 4th of July,
which is his 53 birthday, has not been
disclosed. ‘
Such a Law May Be Presented to the
Next General Assembly, However.
(By the ’..nrbuvt Press I
Columbia, S. C.. July 3.—Available
records fail to show that South Carolina
has any anti-evolution law similar to
the Tennessee statute precipitating a na
tionwide discussion in connection with
the indictment of John T. Scopes of a
charge of tenching evolution in the pub
lic schools. Such proposed legislation
has been introduced in the South Caro
lina general assembly, but has been de
feated. Thomas H. Peeples, a former
attorney general, now a member of the
House of Representatives., has announced
he would sponsor such a bill at the next
session of the legislature. Clarence Har
row. of counsel for Scopes, may have
been thinking of Mr. Peeple’s announce
uien when he said in Chicago today that
South Carolina has an anti-evolution
Joseph L. Chambers, of Charlotte, Dead.
Charlotte. July 2.—Joseph Lenoir
Chambers, for many years one of the
leading business men of Charlotte , and
this section of North Carolina, died :at
the home of a daughter here shortly af
ter 10 o'clock tonight following an illness
of two months, during which he suffered
from n complication of maladies.
Mr. Chambers hsd lived in Charlotte
since Rhortly after his graduation from
Davidson College in the class of 1873,
having been during his long and useful
life a uewspaper man, manufacturer and
prominent civic leader.
At the time of his death he was presi
dent and treasurer of the Liddell com
pany and also held other important posts
in business and eivit -organisations of the
city. •
Will Fight Lower Wage Scale.
(By tbe Associated Frees.)
Isindon, July 3.— Miners delegates
from all the coal fields in the country
meeting at a private conference of miners
federation, today decided to resist the
mine owners’ proposal for lower wages
and for extension of the present 7-hour
day to an 8-boor day.
The Grand Circuit meeting at Kala
maxoo in July will be featnredl by tbe
$25,000 American Derby for 2:06 pacers
-Alexander taken to
Charlotte Man Cbuftis It Is Move to
Win Flitt For Lands.
Charlotte, 'July 2.—R. O. Alexander,
formerly prominent cotton merchant here
and one of the founders of the Presby
terian assembly ground at Black Moun
tain, was taken by county officials this
afternoon to the State Hospital for the
Insane at Morgantnn, despite his protests
that he is being locked up at the request
qf members of his family ip order that
(hey may win the long drawn out legal
fight involving possession of lands which
$Jr. Alexander has owned tor many years
*t Blapk Mountain.
isilr. Alexander wpaijtnlered throe years
ago to pay SSOO if IfNtSkh alimony' to his
wife after they had legally separated.
The ease first bad an inning in Massa
chusetts court, in which state Mr. Alex
ander lived for some time ns a member
of a religious colony. Tie has legally
protested he is unable to pay the SSOO
alimony and litigation now pendin' in
court involves this point alsx
Mi. Alexander has been known for
years as somewhat of a religions fanatic
but his sanity had never been questioned
beyond this so far as known here.
Albert Robinson, Alleged Slayer of Police
Officer Morgan, L'nder Arrest.
RoeDoke, Va.. July 3 (By the Associ
ated Press). —Albert Robinson, negro,
who is alleged to have shot and killed
police officer C. H. Morgan during a
raid here Wednesday night, was captur
ed early this morning in Bedford county,
16 miles east of Roanoke. He has been
lodged in jail here under heavy guard.
Posses had been searching for the ne
gro since the affray in which two other
officers were seriously wounded. One of
these officers, W. M. Terry, was reported
to be dying at a local hospital today. Of
ficer S. A. Smith's condition was describ
ed as critical.
With Our Advertisers.
One-Cent Sale at the Ruth-Kesler Shoe
Store is now going on. All white canvas
slippers are being sold at 99 cents a pair
and you get another pair for one cent,
or two pair for SI.OO.
The Great Alteration Sale at the
Markson Shoe Store is now in full swing.
Every pair of shin's being offered is
from tlie regular stock. See quarter
page ad today.
On Saturday, July 11. at 2 o’clock p.
m., Linker & Barnett will sell the C. H.
Peek property on Church street at pub
lic auction. The property will be divid
ed into three lots of 20 1-2 feet each. 237
feet deep. The residence will be sold
Read in another column the list of
specials for tomorrow at the Charles
* Fresh fish today and tomorrow,. fresh
from Morehend City, at Cabarrus Cash
Grocery Co. Phone 571 W.
Melrose apd Liberty Self Rising flour
at Cline ft Moose's.
Patt Covington’s Quitting Sale has run
into a Reconstruction Sale.
One-fourth off on all refrigerators at
the Concord Furniture Co.
Baseball Saturday at 4 p. m. between
the Tabernacle team of Charlotte, and
Phone 892, Purks-Belk’s Beauty Shoppe
for an engagement.
Ante-Bellum smoking tobacco has stood
tbe test for over 60 years.
Wall-Tona, a flat paint for walls,
ceilings and ail interior wood-work at the
Yorke ft Wadsworth Co. Phone 30.
N. ft W. Wants to Acquire Virginian.
(By the Associated Freest
Washington, July 3. —The Norfolk ft
Western Railroad made formal applica
tion today to the Interstate Commerce
Commission for permission to take over
the Virginian Railroad under a 990 year
lease. By contract completed last May
the Norfolk ft Western Would assume ail
the indebtedness of the Virginian and
will pay A per cent, dividends on its com
mon and preferred stock. ,
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He and Mickey Walker Offered One of
Fastest and Most Fhirious Battles in
Ring History.
(By the Associated Press)
New York, July 3.—The worlds mid
dleweight ring crown 'still was fitted
snugly to the head of Harry Greb to
day after fifteen tempestuous rounds of
fighting with Mickey Walker, welter
weight king. These were the final
bouts of the four thrilling struggles for
charity last night in a ring of the Polo
Harry Wills, negro heavyweight chal
lenger, took only two rounds to dispose
of the Newark comeback, Charles
Jim Slattery, Buffalo middleweight,
fell a victim to the attack from the fast
flying fists of Dave Shade. In the third
round Slattery’s second tossed in the
Was Setting on Crane Unnoticed by the
Operator When Machine Was Set In
(By the Associated Press)
Rook Hill. S. C., July 3,—Benjamin’
Wynn, of Union, S. C., worker at the
site ,of a dam under construction above
Rock Hill, lies dead today in a hos
pital here as a result of an accident
which occurred last night when he was
crushed between tbe iron jaws of a
huge crane. ''Wynn was sitting in the
crane unnoticed by the operator when the
machihe was set in motion.
He was rushed to the hospital here
but died shortly after the accident. Rel
atives were summoned and arrived early
today. Burial will be at Union today.
In order to test their wearing quali
ties, shoes are sometimes tried on a kind
of walking machine, which can produce
in a few hours the amount of Wear that
would actually take place in six months
of ordinary use.
Montery, California, which was the
chief seat of Spanish power in America
for some 200 years, has invited King
AlfOnso to pay a visit there next winter
a* a guest of the city.
The oldest Chinese newspaper was
printed on yellow silk.
the scornS;
New York Report Says De
fense Counsel May Move
to Have Case Taken Up at
Once In Federal Court.
Defense Thinks It Would Be
Better to Have Supreme
Court Pass On Validity of
Law Than Try Scopes.
(By the Associated Press)
New York. July 3.—While Dayton,
Temi. is making preparations for handl
ing crowds for the forthcoming trial of
John T. Scopes for teaching evhlution
there is a possibility that the trial will
not be in Dayton at all.
Counsel for the defense at a conference
in New York are reported to have agreed
to seek indefinite postponement of the
trial in State court and seek in Federal
court an injunction against enforcement
of tlie law.
Instead of marshalling an array of, le
gal. scientific and theological talent at
the contemplated trial in Dayton a week
from today, defense counsel, the reports
say, will seek to prove in the Federal
court that the law is unconstitutional.
Dayton Fears No Change in Plans.
Dayton, Tenn., July 3.—Encouraged
by the State’s Attorney's belief that
nothing would prevent the holding of flip
Scopes trial here on the scheduled date,
tradesmen and those concerned with hos
pitality were seeking today, just sevn
days before the time set for the b“ginning
og the evolution test to complete their
preparations for receiving hosts of isit
A. T. Stewart. Attorney General for
this judicial district, asserted yesterday
he knew no reason why the trial of John
T. Scopes should not begin here July
10th. Prosecution lnwyer has just come
from conferring with local attorneys who
will be associated with him in the suit
against the young teacher.
lake Barrier Gives Way anti Trio of
Columbus, Ga.. Bathers Are Swept, to
Columbus, Ga., July 2.—Three wom
en were drowned here Wednesaay when
a dam of a lake in which they were
bathing broke and swept them down a
swollen stream.
The dead:
Mrs. W. W. Rainey, Sr., wife of the
vice president and general manager of
the National Show Case company of
this city; her daughter Miss Delia
Rainey and Mrs. IV. W. Rainey, Jr.,
Mrs. Mary McSkimmon Elected Presi
dent in Race With Miss Cornelia S.
(By the Associated Press)
Indianapolis, Ind., July 3.—The final
business of the National Education As
sociation will be completed today. The
sixty-third annual convention, in session
since June 18th. will adojurn today.
Mrs. Mary McSkimmon, of Brookline,
Mass., is the new president of the asso
ciation. She was elected over Miss Cor
nelia S. Adair, of Richmond. Va., in the
all-day balloting yesterday by a vote of
507 to 322.
i Christian Endeavorers Meet.
Portland, Ore., July 3.—Full of en
thusiasm for a successftil meeting and a
week of pleasure in Portland vicinity,
thousands of members of the Society of
Christian Endeavor arrived in this city
today for the thirtieth international
convention of the organization. Thous
ands had already arrived and the lead
ers are confident the convention will be
one of the largest and most successful
ever held by the Endeavorers. the
formal opening of the gathering is set
for tomorrow, when tlie delegates will
be welcomed to the city in addresses by
public officials aud lending citizens. The
annual address of the Rev. Francis E.
Clark, the founder and president of the
society, will also be presented at that
time. Business sessious will continue
through the greater part of the coming
week and will be intersitcrsed with
mnny notable features of entertainment
for the visitors.
July Clearance Sale at Fishers.
The annuul July clearance sale at
Fisher's will begin Saturday, July 4th,
and everything in the store will be on
wale nothing reserved. The sale will
continue throughout the month of July.
All merchandise will be on sale at sacri
fice sale prices, regardless of cost as this
store does not carry over seasonable
stocks; therefore there will be no approv
als and no return except for exchange,
which will be cheerfully made.
National Track Meet.
(By the Associated Press)
San Francisco, July 3.—Track and
field athletes from nil sections of the
country will set for the National A. A.
U. championships beginning here this
afternoon and exteqdipg through Satur
day ana Monday. ‘ ■ ,
Approve One Phaae of Debt Finding
Paris, July 8 (By the Associated
Press).—The council of ministers today
approved the plan to Bend a debt com
mission to tbe United States this sum
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NO. 158
Several Petitions Asking for
Street Extensions Present
fed, But All Referred For
Rev. L. A. Thomas Asks the
Board to Provide the Play
ground-Nothing Was Said
About $4,800 For Hotel.
Concord's aldermen stayed on the job,
until about 11 o’clock Thursday night
so varied and many were the matters pre
sented to them at their regular July
meeting. The questions presented cov
ered a wide field, ranging from a pro
test against a negro organization of the
city to a request for a children's play
Street matters, perhaps, received more
attention than anything else from the
board. Petitions asking that several
streets be extended were presented, and
in addition there were requests that
sewer lines be laid on other streets.
Rev. L. A. Thomas, pastor of St.
James Lutheran Church, received the ear
of the board soon after the meeting start
ed, and he made an eloquent plea for
a children's playground. The board gave
careful attention to Mr. Thomas and af
ter he finished Mayor Barrier appointed
the following commmittee to look into
the establishment of a playground here:
A. R. Howard, chairman; J. O. Mc-
Eachern and W. A. Wilkinson.
C. N. Field, city tax . collector, and Q.
E. Smith, city engineer, submitted their
bonds which were accepted by the board.
The first petition read at the meeting
asked that Franklin Street he extended
from East Depot Street to the branch in
the rear of The Corbin street school Like
the other petitions it hraa referred to a
No sooner was this matter gent to
committee than the second street-extend
ing petition was read, asking that Spring
street be extended from Broad street on
to Tribune street. The board agreed
that the' mayor, the city engineer and
the board > members inspect this street
gnd take action after the tpur of inspec
tion:' " - ■
Persons interested in Cline’s Alley
were heard next, their request being that
this street be opened. This matter was
referred to the street committee.
Colored citizens changed the nature of
the requests when they handed a peti
tion to the board asking that on organi
zation known as the Colored Elks be de
nied the right to operate in the city. The
organization is a nuisance, the petition
alleges, and is a bad influence on the
younger generation. The matter was
referred by the aldermen to the police
An ordinance regulating certain plumb
ing matters was presented to the board
and approved, the ordinance requiring
that permission be granted for certain
plumbing work before it can be done.
It was stated at the meeting that < a
note with the Citizens Bank and Trust
Company, money for which was used by
the cemetery commmission, is due. The
mayor and clerk were authorized to re
new the note.
The city tax collectlft wae authorized
to sell at auction property on which 1923
and 1925 taxes have not been paid after
proper notice of the proposed sale has
been given. It is probable that the tax
collector will prepare the list next week,
and have it published immediately.
Members of the fire department were
present and asked the city to appro
priate money for their trip to the fire
men’s convention in Asheville. The re
quest was granted, SI,OOO being allowed.
H. A. Graeber appeared before the
board and made protest against paying a
license for the privilege of operating a
meat market in the city. The city at
torney was directed by the board to in
vestigate the protest and report to the
board later.
City Tax Collector Field and City
Clerk Harris told the board they de
sired to institute a new system of book
keeping for their departments and per
mission to do so was granted.
The audit which was made some time
ago by ,T. W. Hendrix was presented to
the board, which ordered it accepted.
Just before the meeting closed an
other street petition slipped into atten
tion, this petition asking an extension
for Crowell street. It was referred to
the street committee, which was given
power to act in the matter.
Nothing was said to the board about
paying $4,800 to the contractors who are
to erect the new hotel building. It is
said the contractors want that amount
because of the decision to move the hotel
five feet further north and suggestion
has been made that the city pay for the
change. It was expected that the mat
ter would be presented at the meeting
but it was not.
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Mostly fair tonight and BatsrduJ
warmer in extreme west portion UmmSfa

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