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• ASSOCIATED •
• PRESS «
r « DISPATCHES *
Bryan’s Body Reaches
Washington For Burial
Services Will Be Held To
morrow at 3 p. m. In Church
In Which He Worshipped
While In Capital.
FOR THE FUNERAL
After Servces at the Church
Body Will Be Carried to
Arlington Cemetery Where
It Will Be Buried.
(By the Aiaoctated Piwl
Washington, July SO.—William Jen
nings Bryan came back to Washington
today to receive the late rites of the
church before he begins his long rest in
the Potomae hills amidst a gri-at eofii-i
pany of the nation's illustrious dead.
The funeral train which had borne
h : m from Dayton, Tenn., reached tl»e
Union Station edrly today, but its aft
rival found a reverent throng in waiting.
The bronze casket was taken from t'iC'
station to an undertakers parlors, but
later it will be removed to the New York
Avenue Presbyterian Church where fun
eral services will be conducted at 8 p. i*.
tomorrow. , c • ' ■
The church doors will be closed irt nooft
tomorrow, to reopen for funeral services
to be conducted by the Rev. Jos. It. Sizoo,
The services will begin at 3 p. in..
Eastern Standard Time, and win be
broadcasted by radio. Fifteen minutes
earlier the church quartet will siug us a
prelude to Mr. Bryan's favorite hymns
“Lead Kindly and “One Sweetly
Solemn Thought.” The former was the
favorite also of President McKinley and
was sung at his request at his funeral.
Honorary Pall Bearers.
Washington, July 30.—The honorary
pall bearers at the funeral of William
Jennings Bryan will be:
Senator Geo. W. Norris, of Nebraska ;
Seneator Henry F. Ashurst, of Arizona;
Senator Kenneth McKellar, of Tennessee;
1 Senator Morris Sheppard, of Texas ; Rep
resentative Tom A. Oldtield. of Arkansas;
Josephus Daniels, of North Carolina, for
mer Secretary of the Navy: Chas. A.
Douglas , of Washington: Clem Shaver,
of West Virg ; nia : and Col. P. H. Calla
han, of Louisville, Ky.
Military Escort for Body.
Washington, July 80.—A military c»»
cort will accompany the body of WlTliain
Jennings Bryan to the grave and be will
be buried with military ceremony but
without firing of the customary farewell
Three batteries of field artillery dis
mounted will meet the funeral cortege at
the gates of Arlington national cemetery
and escort it to the place of burial.
As a colonel in the Spanish-American
war. Mr. Bryan would be entitled to an
escort of full regimental strength if the
complete military ceremony were carried
out. The modified program was agreed
upon after the arrival of Mrs. Bryan to
day. however, as calculated to bear tes
timony of her service, and at the same
time rettect his devotion to peace.
The artillery units tentatively selected
as the guard of honor are batteries A.
B and C of the Ot'.i Field Artillery, sta
tioned at Fort Myer. The third cav
alry band, also from Fort Myer will take
place in cortege and an army bugler has
been assigned to sound taps.
At the grave the American Legion
body bearers will be replaced by a de
tail of non-commissioned officers of the
A small group of government officials
greeted Mrs. Br.vnu at the station. She
appeared in go;>d spirits, despite the
strain of the long journey from Tennes
see. Kiie had arisen early an hour before
the train reached Washington, and told
friends site had hnd a restful night.
Immediately upon arrival the widow
and party were taken to the LaFayette,
near the White House, where they will
remain until the funeral services tomor
row. They will be joined tomorrow morn
ing by W. J. Bryan, Jr., and a daugh
ter of the Commoner. Mrs. Grace Har
greaves, who are coming here from Cali
Capital Pays Tribute.
Washington, July 30.—At the chan
eej where many times he sought guidnnee
in, his public service, William' Jennings
Bryan received a parting benediction to
ddy from the people of the national capi
’ Brought here from Tennessee, where he
diled Sunday bis body was taken just be
fore noou to New York Avenue Presby
terian Church to lie iu state until uoon
tomorrow. Then after a short religious
service it will be entombed at Arlington
Long before the casket reached the lit
tle red brick place of worship nestling in
a triangle where New York Avenue meets
H street in the heart of the downtown
district, reverent crowds had gathered to
Concord Theatre §
(THE COOL. SPOT)
TODAY AND FRIDAY
l With Ix>u Tellegen, Anna Q. Nlls
ij son, Norman Kerry and Alice
A Vitagraph Special
ii Also Pathe Comedy and Nova No.
YOU'LL LIKE THIS”
Merchants Tickets Will Be Ac
cepted as usual
The Concord Daily Tribune
pay tribute to the Commoner. While
l they waited another group had filed before
Ibis bier and looked upon bis serene fea
tures as he lay for a 1-ttie time iu nn
j undertaking parlor in another part of the
| .special details of police were placed |
about the church to divert traffic and to I
4 guide the continuous slow procession
■ that lramped in at (he door and passed
■I the silent figure at the altar. Half of,
l the top of the casket had been removed
> and an American flag draped tile remain-1
!. I'ntil after the church services tomor
row this flag was to be the only emblem
jof his service to his country, but plans
J approved by the willow during the morn
j ing insured a military touch would be
given his actual burying iu memory of,
[ i the days when he wore the uniform as a
Colonel of the volunteers during the Hpan
-1 ish American war.
I . Dismounted artillery men and a mili
„ tary band will meet the funeral proccs-
J sion as it enters Arlington Cemetery and
j sold er regulars will lower his body into
■ the grave while a bugler sounds a fare
j, well. But there will be no farewell rifle
; volley, and lie will make bis last journey
; from the church to the Cemetery as the
o ordinary citizen docs, and nqt upon the
lumbering caisson prescribed for those
< who claim full military honors.
Jule B. Warren TeUs Teachers Something
of Work Their Association Is Doing.
(By the Associated Press..
Greenville. N. C„ July 30.—1 n nn ad
dress before the student body of the East
Carolina Teachers College here. Jule B.
Warren, secretary of the North Carolina
Education Association, discussed (he im
portance of the teacher’s assuming a pro
fessional attitude and knowing the details
of her chosen work.
Mr. Warren pointed out that the pur
pose of the Association was to create
better conditions educationally in the
State from two standpoints, that of the
teacher and that of the citizen. He told ,
his heurers that last year the orgnnicn-1
'tiou had a membership of approximately
ten thousand. Out of the fee of $2.00 I
each teacher receives a subscription to |
the North Carolina Teacher, the Associa
tion s official organ. This nmgazinc is
published specifically for the teachers of,
the State and operates on finances fur
' nished by them.
The Association, Mr. Wairou stated,
privileges of which all members are enti
tiled. The entire income of the organizn-)
t;on is dedicated entirely to the service j
of teachers and education. ,- Tlie State'
Association is the means through which |
the leaders of the teaching profession in i
North Carolina hope to accomplish the ]
dream of an educated State in the next ;
“The Association has a complete or-j
ganization in every part of the State and j
it hopes to be in a stronger position to !
push forward the educational program of 1
the state than ever before.”
WANT P. & N. TO EXTEND
LINES TO WINSTON-SALEM
Several Cities Represented at Conference
in Salisbury' This Afternoon.
(By the Associated Press)
Salisbury, July 30. — Seteral hundred
citizens from Charlotte. Winston-Salem,
Spencer, Lexington aud Concord and oth
er towns arc expected here this after-
to join with Salisbury iu an effort '
to get James B. Duke to build the Pied
mont & Northern Railway, plans for '
which were interrupted by the world war. ]
Former Governor Cameron Morrison,
who has taken a lead in the movement, ,
is expected to arrive here from Blowing
Rock this afternoon and lend the meeting j
in the Rowan County court house at
3:30 this afternoon. Walter H. Wood- [
son, of Salisbury, will preside.
The public is invited to attend the
meeting and a large crowd in addition to
representatives of neighboring towns, is
DISPATCH BAH ELEVEN
STRIKERS WKItK KILLED
Were Members of Chinese Mohs Who
Gathered Before House of Cliinese Of
(Cy the A-.socketed Press)
1 •■•don, July 30.-~.\ j p agency dispatch ,
from Hong Kong says eleven Chinese
strikers were killed at Canton by the
bodyguard of an official before whose
house u mob had gathered demanding a
daily cash allownnre. The dispatch re
fers to “an influx of Russians from Vlad
ivostok aud Canton" and says that two
Russian ships liuve arrived at Whampoa,
an outpost 27 miles from Canton.
The characteristic of these Kusinu
ships is not indicated. There are a large
number of “white” Rusians in various
parts of China where they fled from the
Bolshevik regime in their country. The
dispatch docs not indicate whether the
“influx” at Canton is by “reds” or
(■r *h« Associated Press)
Basle, July 30. —A young Austrian
farm hand named Jona Hummerschlegel,
is accused of murdering Mrs. Mary Levitt
j Bowen, of Berkley, Cal., in a park near
I here yesterday. He shot her with an
1 nrmy revolver and attempted to take her
hang bag, officers allege.
Major Hingston, medical officer of the
1024 expedition to Mount Everest, was
able to hold his breath for 64 seconds
at sea level, but could only hold it 14
seconds at tn altitude of 21,000 feet.
The word h&ven ie derived from a
Leeds, England, believes it la the only
city in the world able to boaat of a
woman who earns her living os a pro-
I fessional rat catcher. ,
CONCORD, N. C„ THURSDAY, JULY 30 y 1925
HIS LAST WORD OF PRAYER
Church Where Bryan Worshipped
Shortly Before His Death
■ :g —- rssJi —"
■ . Iff ;j8 ft gnß £ •
This is the interior of the little church at Dayton, Tenn.. where Wiliiam
Jennings Bryan attended worship for the la-d time and for the last time in pub
lic raised Ins voiee in prayer. The cross marks the pulpit occupied bv the Great
~ ~ Tiii
GETS VERDICT AGAINST
Richmond and Petersburg Connecting
, Company Given *435,438 55 in Suit
Against R. F. & P.
(By the Associated Prehs)
I Richmond. July 30.—The Richmond
& Petersburg Connection Company. Inc,
was awarded a verdict of $455,438.55 to
, in its suit instituted in Richmond
circuit court against the Richmond, Fred
ericksburg & Potomac Railroad (Company.
The illness of Judge R. Carter Scott,
"to prepared the 'its-iy>“fi prevented its
Being read in court, today, but the ver
[ diet was mads public by counsel who
: announced the order the court will is-
j The suit was In the form of a motion
I for judgment whereby the connection
company sought to collect approximately
$1,000,000 from the railroad. It was
I claimed that the Richmond, Fredcricks
| burg A Potomae had violated a lease of
I the connection company's property. The
| amount the judgment sought included
back rentals plus damages for $750,000
with interest to date from 1010 when it
was claimed the terms of the lease were
FIND YOUTH WHO SHOT
MRS. BOWEN IN SWITZERLAND
Shooting Was An Accident, According to
Alleged Confession of Youth.
(By tha Aneoctafed Press)
Basle, Switzerland, July 30.—A six
teen-year-old boy has been arrested and
charged with killing Mrs. Mary Levitt
Bowen, of Berkley, Calif., who was found I
dead near here in a park yesterday. The J
police says he confessed but claims lie
shot Mrs. Bowen accidentally.
Investigation reveals that Mrs. Bowen
was killed by a revolver bullet. Her
jewelry and money were found on her
body. Mr. Bowen has cabled from Berk
eley that the body of his wife will be
cremated and the remains shipped home. '
ilrs. Bowen had arrived here a few,
days ago to attend lectures ip Basle
University. . She took a stroll early yes
terday morning in the woodland of a I
park about five miles outside the city,
where her body was found. Marks upon
the ground indicated she had ertyvled
about 150 feet after being shot before
she collapsed and died.
Big Americans Called by Death Since the
Washington, D. C., July 30.-—The
death of William Jennings Bryan adds one |
more mime to the unusually long list of,
prominent Americans who have died j
since tile world war. Among those who j
answered the summons were: Former j
Presidents Wilson and Roosevelt, Pres-1
ident Harding, former Vice President
Marshall, Senators Philander C. Knox
and Boies Penrose, of Pennsylvania;
Henry Cabot Lodge, of Massachusetts;
Kuute Nelson, of Minnesota ; Robert M.
IsiFollette, of Wisconsin; Frank 11.
Brundegce. of Connecticut; Medill Mc-
Cormick. of Illinois, and Thomas E. Wat
son, rtf Georgia: Edward Douglas White,
Chief Jusstiee of the United States; As
sociate Justices William R. Day and
Mahlon Pittney, of the Supreme Court
of the United States; Representatives
Champ Clark, of Missouri, and Claude
Kitehin, of North Carolina.
Bryan’s Last “Proof” Call to Christian
Chattanooga, July 30.— Reposing in,
the desk of George F. Milton, President 1
and editor of the Chattanooga News, is
a document that many believe today will
go (towu >n history as one of the most
masterful glorifications of revealed relig
ion ever written since Bible days.
It is the Commoner’s last proof.
It is, veritably, Bryan's call to Chris
tian arms from the Great Beyond.
There are nine sheets,of it, galley length,
each sheet bearing the corrections, in pen
cil, made by the great Nebraskan but a
few short hoars before he went to meet
the God he labored his life long to glori
ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON
To Convene at Binge Ridge Tomorrow
for a Three-Day Session.
(fay the AMMoototed Pre««>
Blue Ridge, July 30.—The sixth an
nual conference on Human Relations in
Industry will 'convene here tomorrow for
a three-day session, and is expected to
bring together several hundred southern
industrialists employers and employes, for
the study of mutual obligations and to
consider plans for the more thorough
humanizing of indusKfr 1 'JSr'
Among themes to be dtaeuxsed will be
the stabilizing of employment, problems
of management and of personal service
and welfare work, industrial training,
progress of the labor movement, world
forces affecting American ndustry, the
social significance of economic laws, re
ligious aspects of industrial questions
and important next steps.
The list of speakers includes many
figures prominent in American industry,
as well as a number of authorities on
social and religious subjects. Among
them may be mentioned John E. Edger
ton, president of the National Manufac
turers' Association; W ! . B. Ferguson,
Newport News shiidmilder; W. B. Moore,
of Birmingham, president of the Ameri
can Cast Iron Pipe Company; Bishop
F. J. McConnell, of Pittsburgh, national
ly known speaker on social and indus
trial problems; E. S. Cowdriek, of New
York, member of the Society of Indus
trial Engineers ; James M. Alexander, of
the Tennessee Furniture Company, Chat
tanooga ; P. W. Wilson, former member
|of the British Parliament and authority
ion international questions; Major W. T.
Morgan, of Atlanta, (la., and Charles
It. Towson and C. C. Robinson, of New
11l addition to (lie addreses, round
table discussions will provide opportun
ity for full expression on the floor. There
will be social group meetings also for
textile workers, metal workers, wood
workers executives, foremen and person
| Tiie conference will be under the aus
| pices of the Industrial Department of
I the Young Men’s Christian Association,
and will be directed by E. G. Wilson, in
dustrial secretary for the southern re
Statesville Ledger Will Start August
Statesville, July 2!). —At a meeting of
the stockholders, of the Link-l’iokens
j Publishing Company field in the Vance
] Hotel assembly room last night, H. S.
| Pickens was elected president; W. D.
| Turner, vice president; H. W. Link,
|secretary-treasurer. The following were
| named as directors: It. S. Pickens, H.
IV. Link. IV. D. Turner, I. T. Speaks,
C. A. Stearns, N. Sankey Gaither, Cowles
Bristol, J. A. Hartness, W. M. Barringer,
Fred H. Deaton. The new local after
noon newspaper, which will be known as
the Statesville Evening Ledger, will begin
publication on Monday, August 10th, ac
cording to a statement made today by Mr.
Pickens. It is not the purpose of the
publishers to issue a Sunday edition at
With Our Adverttaers.
New arrivals of Nunn and Bush Ox
fords for men at the Richmond-Flowe Co.
Hot weather fabrics for the ladies ut
rhe new Efird Store.
Your doctor in a business man. Pay
jsour doctor bill promptly so he cau do
Marvelous values offered in great sale
of silk dresses at $7,115 at Robinson's.
“Between Friends,” today and Friday
at tbe Concord Theatre. Also Pathe com
edy and News No. 01.
Arctic Expedition Wedged In Ice Pack.
(Hy (he A»oc*ated Preei)
Washington, July 30.—The MacMillan
Arctic expedition became wedged in tbe
Melville Bay ice pack yesterday, but no
tified the National Geographic Society
today it expected to get oat when the
* NEW SERIAL STORY *
* BEGINS TODAY *
TK The Tl ibune's new serial sttary, 4E
* "The Limited Mail." begins in till* *
* issue. The first installment may
* be found on page four. This story &
& is said to be one of the most grip-
► * Pin* and interesting The Tribune *
& has yet offered. It promises to be *
* of much interest to those subserib- $•
Tfc ers who read it daily. m
ALAMANCE GIRL. MISSING SINCE
FRIDAY". FOI’ND IN KNOXVILLE
She is Arrested With Two Male Com
panions in the Tennessee City-
Burlington. July 2!).—Ruth Munir.
15 year old girl runaway from her home
on route 4. near here, last Friday, is
under arrest with two male companions
jin Knoxville. Tenn.. according to a mes
sage received by Police Chief K. D.
Rain at ,1:30 o'clock this afternoon. Her
companions are said to be .T. E. Clay
ton and L. H. I.yerly, unknown here.
E- M. Haynes chief of po ice at Knox
ville. advised the local police official in
his wire, that the girl he is holding de
clared she was Ruth Murrie and was
in a Ford automobile, which she told
him she had stolen from her father,
On his return from a trip to Salis
bury and Charlotte this morning, where
the missing girl was reported seen by
several gas filling station employes, the
father said he believed the gi rl * was a
victim of a sudden mental disorder, as
she had been at certain periods in bel
Along the route followed in the vain
search for her it was reported she was
reduced to a pitiful state without funds,
and at several gas stations had succeed
ed in buying small quantities of gaso
line on credit. Food had’ been given her.
it is said, by different ones who did not
know the circumstances of her leaving
Members of the family bad been in
much distress since it became known
the girl had idled her time in Burlington
last Friday afternoon and night until
11 o’clock and then drove off toward
The Knoxville police will be advised
to hold the young men companions of
the girl until a thorough investigation
enn be made, to determine how and for
what purpose they were traveling with
her. It is believed they may be young
men she may have known or recently
met somewhere in North Carolina, pos
sihiy High Point, Salisbury or Char
THIf COTTON MARKET ■
Although Opening YVas Steady, Market
Subsequently Dropped 17 to 18
(By the Associated Press)
New Y'ork. July 30.—Rain news was ,
still the governing influence in the cot- ,
ton market early today and although the ,
opening was steady at 2 points advance
to 1 point decline, the market subse
quently dropped 17 to IS points under
previous close which carried October to
24.51 and December to 24.84.
Private advices said good rains fell ov
er the western Texas and large areas in i
north and east Texas, besides Oklahoma.
Reports of rain in the southern half
of Texas were received, but less atten
tion was paid this phase of the news con
sidering the favorable developments else- 1
where, especially the bearish private re- i
ports from the South Atlantic aud East 1
Gulf States. 1
Cables were irregular. Liverpool, the ■
west and south spot traders were leading
sellers at the opening here.
Cotton fustures opened steady. Oct '
25.00; Dee. 25.05; Jan 24.45; March
24.73; May 24.04. 1
Thinks President Would Not Draw 1
Crowds as Bryan Train.
On Board Funeral Train Eli Route to
Washington, Bristol. Va..-Tenn., July 20 1
—“I don't believe a President could '
have brought out such a crowd as we
are experiencing today.” Fred Conette,
news agent on the Bryan train, said en
route to Washington.
He has been on this line for twelve
years and had never seen such assembl- 1
ages of men. women and children, as
met the Bryan train and paid Inst honors
to the departed chieftain of religion.
"The last time I saw Mr. Bryan.” he
said, “was in Chattanooga. I pointed
him out to some people that didn't know
him. It was about a week ago.
"I sold papers to Mr. Bryan onee on
my train and have always admired a
man with the friends he has.”
Boys, Not Flappers, Are African Problem
New Y'ork, July 30.—Even where the
“tom-toiu” beats iu darkest Africa, the
older fears for the younger generation.
But it is not the flapper of rolled socks
, and flowered knees who causes the fathers
worry—it is flic youth who wears a straw
hat and drinks patent medicine.
The sociological anxieties of the na
. tivos were revealed with the return to
day on the steamship Samaria of Dr. Ar
thur L. Piper, onee of Buffalo, N. Y\, who
since 1913 lias been in the most remote
mission of the Methodist Church at
Mwata—Wamve, in the Masumba district
of Belgian Congo, where he lias been
’ studying leprosy, sleeping sickness and
, Sixteen Killed iu Wreck.
(By the Associated Press)
( Tours, France, July 30. —Sixteen per
sons were killed and a number injured
’ when an express train from Lemans to
- Tmii-s jumped th ? track today near the
Station of St. Antoine,
British Tennis Players Winners.
(By the Associated Press)
i Newport, R. 1., July 30.—Members of
> the combined Qxford-Cambridge tennis:
- team won two of tile three tennis matches I
I played at the Newport Casino this morn-)
: ing in their three days tournament with
Her voice won her a S2OO prize, 6f
fered by the Julliard Foundation.
She’s Jane Crawford, 17, and she
lives in Hollywood.
HOW THE POPE’S RELICS
AND JEWELS WERE FOUND
Alertness of Detective Made it Possible
For Jewels t-o Be Found.
London. July 30.—The detailed story l
which has now reached London indi
cates that the recovery of the relies and
jewels stolen from tile treasury of St.
Peter x. Rome, was accomplished under
cireuinstances which suggest the most
melodramatic of detective fiction. But
for the alertness of a detective, it seems,
the priceless treasure might never have
The detective had noticed (hat when
ever there was a function in the great
church to which thousands of pilgrims
flocked, a short, stodgy man xrrolled
casually about St. Peter’s square, seek
ing to enter into conversation with
chance acquaintances among the crowd.
The police marked the man down as a
confidence trickster. and he was
It was found that he was a shoemaker
in one of the suburban quarters of
Rome, and the detective who had first
noticed the man determined to'discover
his reason for frequenting the square.
In the shadow of the columns the of
ficer scraped acquaintance with the
shoemaker and exchanged a few
.fqrtiy^. ¥ oj;fe posing a s _bejng
from New York to Romp ft>r a little
“business.” He also displayed a wallet
full of money, and a friendship was
Tbe shoemaker hinted that if the
American were keen on a little deal he
could sell him a wonderful collection of
diamonds whirli he was expecting any
day from Paris. He is said to have con
fessed that the goods were stolen, and
that in order to noli without loss of
time the jewels would be let go at a
Shoemaker and detective departed the
best of friends, and it was agreed that
as soon as the package arrived the “visi
tor from New York*’ would be notified.
When a few mornings later the police
were called in to investigate the sensa
tional theft at St. Peter’s they were
completely mystified until it was sug
gested that, possibly there might be
some connection between the shoemak
er’s diamonds from Paris and the stolen
gems from the treasury of the Vatican.
Meantime the detective met the Shoe
maker in the square, and asked him
casually when the diamonds would ar
rive as he was leaving for home in
another day or two. The shoemaker said
the package had come, and it was
agreed that at night the American
should come to the shoemaker’s shop,
where the goods would be delivered. At
0 o’clock the two entered the shop, and
after putting up the shutters, the shoe
maker led the way to a back room.
Here, still in sacks, were the wonderful
jewelled sacred vessels and relics
the Vatican treasury.
A price having been agreed upon, the
detective started counting out the bank
notes. At that moment there was ‘ a
nook, and when the shoemaker opened
the door he was quickly handcuffed by
officers who had been waiting outside
for a given signal from the detective
The treasures were taken back to
police headquarters and the Vatican
notified. A custodian from St. Peter’s
certified that the treasures were intact,
including the episcopal ring of St. Peter.
A few diamonds had been removed from
a cross, but these were found later in a
pair of shoes hidden in the shop.
The police of Rome believe that it
had been planned to steal the whole col
lection iu the papal treasury. The
thieves, however, were frightened by the
unexpected return of the caretaker aud
ha* son to the room next that in which
entry has been made to the treasure
chamber through a hole in the wall.
Krim Planning Offense.
Fez. July 30. —Abdel Krim. directing
the plans of rebellious Riflian tribesmen,
is getting ready to play his last card
in the shape of a drive on the holy
city of Ouezzan, about sixty miles north
west of his objective, Fez. The French
command, however, is doing everything
necessary to deal with the drive, speed
ing reinforcement to vital points, (mat
ing heavy artillery around Ouezzan, con
structing defenses and placing squadrons
of tanks and armed cars in centers from
which they can be dispatched rapidly
whenever Phey arc needed.
All is in readiness to break Abdel
Krim’s effort, causing him heavy losses,
but the French attacks with whidi it is
planned to smash his power onee and for
all, will not take place now, chiefly for
I' climatic reasons.
Some give advice, others bestow |
sympathy, but only occasionally you will
find a man who takes hold and lifts.
* TODAY’S m
» NEWS 0
» TODAY «
BIOS TO ME
Dr. Edwin R. Scott Will Ask
Navy to Assist Him In the
Tests Which He Says Will
Dr. Scott Says He Can Wipe
Out Life on Land or Sea
With Invention—Will Test
It With Vessels.
(By the Associated Press)
San Francisco. July 30. —Assistance of
the Navy Department will be asked by
i* r - Edwin R. Scott in testing his “death
stroke in the form of “canned light
ning which he claims will revolutionize
■ war tactics.
Dr. Scott said he wished to convince
, government officials of the efficacy of his
invention as a death-dealing agent. He
f to make the test off the coast of
California in September with an old bat
, flesh ip or pilotless airplane or both. These
he said he would ask the government to
I Provide. A few of the possibilities at
tributed to his invention by; Dr. Scott
“Destruetfion of all life on land, sea or
in air within a radius of 20 miles; dis
ubling of all radio apparatus within a
similar radius; destruction of super
structures ot battleships at distance of
ten miles or more; the bringing down
of airplanes from any height possible for
a plane to achieve; destruction or dis
abling of land formations at long dis
CHARLOTTE MAY LOSE
Commissioner Grist Makes Sharp Reply
to Protest Against Dismissal of W. H.
Lenoir, July 29.—The city of CMhr
lotte has started out iu a mighty good
way to lose the state employment of
fice declared F. D. Grist, commissioner
of labor and printing, here this after
noon before leaving for Asheville. The
trouble is over the coming dismissal of
■W. TH.-- -Vaoser. -WMr nuMpr of -the of- .
fide, and his replacement by another
Yesterday Commissioner Grist receiv
ed the following message from Harvey
'V. Moore, mayor of the city of Char
lotte. The message was sent, to Mr.
Crist at. Raleigh and forwarded by mail
to him here- It reads: “Commissioners
of Mecklenburg county, the chamber of
commerce of Charlotte, and business in
terests concerned protest dismissal of
Vause. employment agent, County and
city support will be withdrawn unless
amply sufficient reasons are given us
Mr. Grist's reply to this message was
as follows: "Your telegram received by
mail from Charlotte this morning. This
is the first information that I have re
ceived that the city of Charlotte. Meck
lenburg comity, and the Charlotte cham
ber of commeree have taken over the af
fairs of the state department of labor
and printing. Vause draws his salary
from the state and I authorize same. His
services will be discontinued on July 31
regardless of protest. The matter of
withdrawal of support by county and
city is a matter to be decided by the
governing bodies of these divisioine. If
they are interested more in personality
than in service to be rendered, they can
withdraw their sen-ices and lose both.”
Commissioner Grist stated yesterday
afternoon that Fred F. Walters of North
Charlotte had been selected for this post-
Waiters is an ex-service mail, and was
with company F. 195th engineers dur
ing the world war.
FINANCES NOW TO GET
President to Confer With Chairman of
House Appropriations Committee.
(By the Associated Press)
Swampscott, Mass., July 30.—Presi
dent Ooolidge will turn his attention to
government finances and the possibility
of further retrenchment of federal ex
penditures wit*.) the arrival tomorrow of
Chairman Madden, of the House apppro
Word was received today that Mr.
Madden was leaving his home in Chi
cago and will arrive at White Court to
morrow. His visit will give an oppor
tunity to discuss with the President the
gigantic job of preparing the annual ap
propriations bill and of exchanging views
as to what additional economies can be
Ciragette_ consumption in the Fnired
States has increased from three and one
lmlf billion in 1905 to 75 billion in 19-
WHAT BATTS BEAR BATS
Partly cloudy Friday, probably occa«
I sional Miowers tonight and Friday, alights
ly warmer in extreme west portion tos
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