North Carolina Newspapers

Denied They Have Been
Summoned to White Court
to Discuss Action Contem
plated In Coal Strike.
No Effort Made to Conceal
Fact That President Will
Discuss Matter With Cab
inet Members.
4Uy the Amoclated. Ptw*l i
Swampsoott, Mass., Aug. 7.—Attorney
General Snrgpnt arrived today to confer
with President Coolidge and it was an
nounced I’liaf Secretary Hoover would be ,
here tomorrow for a brief stay.
The attorney general, coming from
Washington on a night train, stopped at
the summer white house on his way to
his homent Ludlow, Vt. He planned
to remain here until tomorrow morning,
his visit affording the President oppor
tunity to discuss with him the anthracite
situation and other questions in which*
the Department of Justice has an inter
While it was reiterated today that the
President ’had not summoned either the
attorney general nor the Commerce De
partment head here to discuss the hard
coal wage controversy and that he was
not disturbed over the threatened suspen
sion of anthratiee operations September
Ist. it was admitted Mr. Coolidge was
seeking information and would take ad
vantage of the presence of both officials
to tntk over the situation and the policy
to be pursued wifii regard to it.
Secretary Hoover, it was said, is com
ing to Swampseott primarily to invite
the President to San Francisco in Sep
tember for a jubilee celebration. Mr.
Coolidge pins great dependence on his
advice on such questions os the antbVa
cite problem and it is regarded as certain
they will canvass the situation thorough
ly. He probably will be an overnight
guest at White Court.
Every Consideration Demands Tkit ftas*
pension May Be Avoided. Says VVarrrl
(By the Amoclated Prewi
Atlantic City. Au*. 7.—Hope has been
revived that the anthracite scale negotia
tions may be resumed and a suspension
in the coal fields September Ist averted.
Samuel D. Warriner, chairman of
the anthracite operators’ conference, in a
letter addressed to John L. Lewis, presi
dent of the I'nitad Mins Workers of
America, ami made public here last night,
said :
"In spite of the terms of your letter
and the breaking off of negotiations, I
am hopeful means may be found to com
pose differences between us and avoid
suspension of production. Every consid
ers t ion demands that this be done.”
With Our Advertisers.
Silk, crepe and voile dresses at Efird's
at less than wholesale prices—ss 00
dresses for $1.05, and so on up. Chil
dren's dresses in ginghams, voiles and
broadcloths from 85 cents to s2.6<> for
Friday and Saturdny. Efird's Beauty
Shoppe, operated by two expert hair
dressers, offers the very best of service.
New York cream cheese. 33 cents a
pound at the A..& P. stores. Many
other specials, too.
A. B. Pounds says: ‘‘Coal prices the
coming winter, according to present pre
dictions will be high enough to make the
customers hot." See his ad.
Tlie display of bedroom suites at Bell
& Harris Co's, is complete. All the
popular designs.
The charming Nazimova and Lou Tel
iegan at the Concord Theatre today.
This is a great picture, and one you
should not fail to see.
The Yorke & Wadsworth Co. has just
received another car load of genuiue Ol
iver chilled plows and points. Phone 30.
The Valet auto strop razor, with blade
case and strop for only 25 cents at J.
C. Penney Co’s. Hard to believe, but
it's true.
The Simpson Studio will make one
Bxlo photograph colored in oil for $3.00
ortwo for $5.00. Offer good only from
August 7th to 15th.
Special for Saturday at J. & H. Cash
Store, small carnation milk 5 cents, or
large cor 10 cents. Phone 587.
With each tube of Palm Olive shaving
cream at 35 cents, the Gibson Drug
Store will give one after-shaving talc. m
Danish women have had the munici
pal vote since 1908.
• Concord Theatre §
farming Nazimova In
"The Redeeming Is
With Lou TeUegen.
t:SO to II p. m.
Specbd Musk Scot
; “Battling Brewster No. t”
and Yakima Canott ha
“Wolves of the Road”
The Concord Daily Tribune
i Seventeen Year Old Youth
Shot and Killed Rather and
Also ' Shot and Wounded
His Mother.
The Boy Will Give No Ex
planation of the Shooting.
—Boy’s Father Was Meth
odist Minister.
(tty the Associated Press!
Parkersburg, Aug. 7.—-Warren Van
dervoorf. 17. today -confessed that he shot
and killed his father, the Rev. R. .1.
■ Vamlervooi t. Met'.iodist Episcopal minis
ter. here last night. Marshal Mitchell an
nounced today.
The youth also admitted, the marshal
said, that he shot and wounded his moth
er. when site appeared in the doorway of
the pastor s room, apparently to investi
gate the shot that killed her husband.
Then he followed her into the bedroom
1 and shot her again.
The boy gave no explanation for the
shooting. A coroner's inquest is being
Warren is the only child. The family
had been noted for the devotion of its
members to one another, and the last
few months hnd been given by ail three
to plans for the boy's college career.
Rev. Mr. Vandervoort was about 50
years of age, and his wife is a few years
Refusing to give any reason for she
shooting until he dictates a fortnel con
fession. young Vandervoort told officers
how he had killed his father by placing
a repeating rifle within 4 inches of the
elder man's head, and then shot his moth
er ns she rushed to the doorway.
He said he fired the second shot into
his mother's head by placing the riflle
against her temple as she lay on the
Parkersburg, lowa. Aug. 7.—The Rev.
R. J. Vandervoort, Methodist Episcopal
pastor of this place, was shot and killed
last night and his wife was possibly fat
ally wounded. Mrs. Vgnderyooit accus-.
ed her son Warren, if, or YVe crimtv Tnc
boy wos arrested.
Mrs. Vandervoort’s only words since
she was found about 2:30 this morning
in the bed to which she had dragged her
self aftCr the shooting in the hallway,
have been n moaned “Warren, he did it;
he did it.”
Young Vandervoort was taken into cus
tnday at Reinbeek, la., about 2 a. m.
after a physician bail found him in the
Vandervoort automobile which had gone
off the slipper highway about two miles
from town. The boy told the physician
“someone” had shot his parents, und that
the murderer than had forcer! him to take
the family ear and help the killer escape.
The physician immediately notified
Sheriff James Mitchell of Parkersburg.
Mitchell, uccomiknled by James Spain,
mayor, went to the Vandervoort residence
aud found the body of the minister in
the hnllway before his bedroom door and
i the mother unconscious on the bed.
Residents said they believe the boy
had given too much time to study during
the last year, and have added, to the
strain the past summer by study in pre
paration for college.
In the Case of Bennie L. Brooks, Wlio
Thursday Killed Sam Bryson at Hen
<Hy the Associated Press)
Hendersonville, Aug. 7. —Upon agree
ment between counsel for the defense,
the solicitor and coroner, preliminary
hearing was waived here this morning
for Bennie L. Brooks, who lnte yester
day shot and killed Sam Y. Bryson, for
mer mayor of Hendnersonville, in a sen
sational revolver duel.
Brooks was to jail charged
with murder in the first degree and will
be held without bail for Henderson Coun
‘ ty Superior Court.
Hie 12-year-old son, Murray Brooks,
: was under a $3,000 bond charged with
being an acessory to the murder. This
• bond was made by C. E. Brocks, vice
• president of the Citizens Bank, brother
i of Bennie Brooks.
Funeral arrangements have not been
1 completed today for Sam Y. , Bryson, I
victim of yesterday’s tragic tdiooting.
An examination of the body today re
! vleaed that only one bullet had entered
E Bryson's body.
■ Tlie slaying which culminated in a
, feud between the principals which had
its inception on December 20, 1924, when
Brooks surprised the then mayor in his
1 home with Mrs. Brooks, took place at
I the Block Filling Station, opposite the
1 Southern Railway station about 6 o’clock
I last night.
• Bryson exhausted his pistol, having
I fired six shots from a .32 caliber revolver.
1 By this time efforts were being made
jto stop the attacks. Clarence Edney,
jj police officer, was Btnnding outside of the
J Southern station when heard the first
| shots fired. He ran to the scene and
I endeavored to intervene.
i| An egg was fried on Pennsylvania
Avenue, Washington, D. C., during tlie re
cent hot period, by an inquiring report
er who placed the egg on the asphalt
at 12:42 o’clock. At 12:51 the egg was
done to a turn.
The last of three banks which have
been doing business in Hugo, Oklahoma,
closed its door May 6 leaving the mer
chants of a town of 6,000 population
with only the money In their cash re
fltsers on which to operate.
Erstwhile Canadian Financier
Will Not Be Hanged for
the Murder of Drug Clerk
In Hold Up.
Thus Ends a Fight Which
Was Probably the Most
Desperate in the Annals of
Cook County, niinois.
(By- the Associated Press)
Chicago, Aug. 7.—ln au insane asylum
instead of on the gallows. Russell Scott,
erstwhile Canadian financier, will ex
p:ate the murder of a drug clerk in a I
“Cell shock." insanity resulting from
15 months in jail and the ordeals of two
narrow escapes from the noose, was the
verdict of the jury last night in a canity
test which saved him.
The jury’s finding und Scott’s removal
to Chester insane asylum today euded a
fight for the life that was probably the
most desperate in Cook County annals.
Several ballots and three hours and forty
minutes deliberation were necessary be
fore the jury agreed.
Two times since Jos. Maurer was killed
In a drug store opposite the city hall in
April 1924 Scott has faced death. With
in the last three weeks a few hours be
fore tlie death march, Scott was saved by
a week's reprieve, and again by a stay of
execution issued at 2 o'clock in the morn
ing by Judge Jos. David on a petition de
claring him insane.
Attempt of American Girl to Swim the
English Channel Delayed.
(Ojr the Associated Press)
Boulogne, France, Aug. 7.—Announce
ment was made this morning that tlie
attempt by Miss Gertrude Ederle, the
American girl swimmer, to swim across
the English Channel from tlie Frencli to
the English coast has been postponed to
was a change in tlie I
weather this morning making conditions
for a channel swim none too suitable.
Miss Lillian Hai-rison. the Argentine girl,
may still start in accordance with her
plans, tonight.
Arrangements have been made for Miss
Ederle to start for the English coast to
night about 10:39 o'clock, about 20 min
utes before Miss Harrison, but she be
came unexpectedly physically Indisjosed
and her trainers and advisers recom
mended postponement until the next fav
orable tide, which is on August 17th.
Surrounds Explosion and Fire in Paeiflc
Celluelose Co., in Martinez Cal.
(By the Associated Press)
Martinez. Cal., Aug. 7.—A mystery
that is almost uncanny today continued
to surround tlie explosion and fire whicii
occurred more than a week ago at Pacific
Cellnciose Company, at which Chas. Henry
Schwartz, heavily insured chemist, dis
appeared immediately after the charred
body of a unidentified man was found in
the wrecked laboratory of the plant at
Walnut Creek.
Today, as a week ago, new clues and
new evidence were brought to light and
were designed to lead to the same result,
an abrupt, eliding, neither indicating
the whereabouts of the missing chemist,
nor the identification of the burned
Bill Filed Seeking to Test Constitutional
ity of Tennessee Act.
(By the Vnortainl Press)
Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 7.—The Ten
nessee evolution case was brought to the
Federal court this morning when I)r.
John R. Neal, attorney representing Jas.
Robert Wilson, a tax payer, filed a bill
in Federal court seeking to test th con
stitutionality of the Tennessee' act
against the teaching of evolution in the
public schools of the State. .
| Governor Austin I*eay. attorney geu-
I oral Frauk M. Thompson, and district
attorney A. T. Stewart, of the Dayton
district, are made defendants by the
J terms of the bill.
1 No Reason Was Given by Bowman for
Tendering HU Resignation.
(By the Associated Press!
Raleigh, Aug. 7. —Major General J.
Van B. Metts has accepted the resigna
. tion of Major: W*de V. Bowman, eom
s mander of the second squadron of the
i 109th cavalry of the North Carolina na
tional guard. No reason was given by
j Major Bowman for tendering his resig
. nation.
I Majdr Bowman is being held for Su
perior Court on a bond of $7,500 on a
charge of making an attack on a twelve
( year-old girl at Hickory on July 28th.
Tlie Widenhouse Reunion.
" The Widenhouse reunion will be Au
-1 gust the 20th. the third Thursday, thjs
* year. We will meet at Center Grove
Method let Church, South, just below
s Georgeviile. A program will be an
nounced later.
i —‘ —• "■ ■
' Bennie Brooks Fires Fatal Shot, Having
Been Attacked First. |
j Hendersonville. Aug. (!.—As a sequel
i to the breaking up of a home last Christ
j man, Sam Y. Bryson, former mayor of
• this city, lies dead'tonight and Bonnie L.
Brooks and his thirteen-year-old son,
Murray, are being held in the city jail
charged with the killing. A regular
j pistol battle occurred about 5:15 this
afternoon, in tlie street opposite the pas
senger station, some dozen or more shots i
being fired.
This was the first meeting of the two
men since Bryson was caught in Brooks'
home last December and forced to flee
the city. Bryson was forced- to leave,
the city by an infuriated populace,, im
mediately following (lie escapade last De- ,
eember 26th. later resigning as mayor
and t’.ien entering iato a contract to re
main away from Hendersonville for a
period of two years. ,
The men had understood then that ‘
when they met only one would walk
away. In violation of his pledge Bry
son returned to life Ik,me here about
a month ago and ligd been going freely
about the city. Brooks had been ad
vised by his friends io remain as closely
as possible in life place of business and
pay no attention to the taunting actions
of his enemy. This afternoon Brooks '
and his son. Murray, were in an auto- !
mobile going .pat Seventh Avenue. Just '
after passing the Southern Railway sta- \
tion. Hrooks states. Bryson fired at him
from behind a tank. He stopped and
jumped out with a revolver in each hand 1
and his son following Witli another gun. 1
After a fusillade, during which Bry- *
son emptied his weapon, spectators with
nerve attempted to se)iarate the combat- 1
ants and had succeeded in getting Bry- 1
son's pistol away from him and were '
coaxing him out of sight of Hrooks. The
latter threatened tlie crowd and forced 1
the men to give way. He dashed up
and fired several shots at Brygon at close ’
raqge and lie fell, just as spectators 1
closed oil Btooks from behind.
A tierce tit niggle ensued before lie
could be disarmed, one spectator, Ed 1
Garren, receiving a painful wound when J
Brooks snapped his pistol at him and
the sharp point of the hammer caught
his thumb. It took the combined strength
of several men to subdue tlie man, who
appeared a raving maniac, and deliver !
him to Policeman Clarence Edney. who
enme running upon hearing the initial 1
shots. Brooks and son were taken to *
the city jail and it is understood no pre- ,
liminary hearing will be held, but wheth
er effort will be made to secure bond
pending trial in Superior Court in Sep- ]
tember, has not been decided.
Friends of Brooks state Tie lias been
brooding over the matter all the year ,
nhd Since the return of Bryson has re- ]
marked that the latSuatfould get him if ,
he (fluid.
Brooks Claims BrysVm Fired tlie First ]
Shot. i
Hendersonville, Aug. 6.—Both former <
Mayor Sam Y. Bryson and Bonnie L. 1
Brooks, principals in the fatal shooting
affair here today, me men of prominent i
families. i
Agreed to Leave.
Bryson, who was forced to leave the
city and to resign as mayor. Inst Jan- 1
uary. after being caught in Brooks’ home i
with the latter's wife, had been in the
city about a month. He had signed a 1
contract to remain away for a period of
two years, bht violated it after a seven
month's absence. It is understood this
wns the first time the, two hnd met.
Brooks stntes, it is understood, that
Bryson fired the first shot at him ns
he and his son were proceeding down
the street in their auto, the shot being
fired from behind an oil tank. He Jump
ed out and with a revolver in each
band made for Bryson, Murray Brooks
'following with another weapon.
Stories Vary.
Accurate details of the shooting are
hard to obtain as nearly ail the specta
tors vary in their report to some extent.
It appears that after the first fusiiade
in which neither wns hit. spectators at
tempted to sparate the men and one
group succeeded in taking Bryson’s
empty weapon, and wns trying to get
him away when Brooks and his son
son forced the crowd to make way and
dashed up. firing the fatal shots.
Brooks fought like a madman before
yielding to arrest. It was said by
spectators that Broobs instructed his
son to fire again at Bryson after the
former mayor hnd fallen. This report
could not be vertified and others said
young Brooks had no part in the actual
Bryson, who has been back here for
something like a month, has a wife and
several children here, and it is under
stood he had been staying at home.
Bessemer Baby Is Born With Two
Bessemer Cfty. Aug. 6.—A baby boy
With' Itwo front teeth was born about
n month ago to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin
, Cnpps. Dr. George Patrick, the family
physician, vouches for the veracity; of
the statement. When the child wns a few
days old one of the teth cut, the baby's
; tongue, making it necessary for the doc
tor to extract it. leaving the other one.
■ Yesterday the remaining tooth caused
the tongue to become ulcerated and Dr.
Patrick took it out. This tooth had quite
a bit of rbot ami caused the infant much
' pain. The baby is growing nicely, and
. is a fine boy.
, This is the first case of this kind to
. occur here, so far as any record is
. known. Dr. Patrick suggests the child
. will not cut its first teeth in this «paee,
but he does not think it will interfere
with the permanent set. Mrs. Capps was
, Miss Holland before her marriage, a
daughter of Mr. Jim Holland. Mr. and
Mrs. Capps have several other children.
Severe Earthquake 1,840 Miles From
1 (By tk) Associate* Press!
B Chicago, Aug. 7.— A rather severe
v earthquake of an indicated distance of
' 1.840 miles in a southerly direction from
Chicago was recorded at 1:54 this morn
ing on the United States weather bureau
seismograph at the University of Chicago.
4 The records showed a sharp movement I
at 1:95. The quake ended at 4a. m. I
Woman Was Killed in Fight
Between the Thug and Po
lice Officers Who Sought to
Make Him Captive.
Fight Started When Officers
Tried to Arrest Men Be
lived to Be On Their Way
to Commit Robbery.
(By tlie Associated Press!
New Tork. Aug. 7.—A molher of foul
children used as a human shield by a
thug, fleeing in a hail of police builets
is dead, and a detective dying as a re
sult of a spectacular gun fight near tin
Pennsylvania Railroad terminal.
Two youthful gangsters were captured
police saving them from a crowd of 1.500
who threatened lynching. Two others
Detective Richard E. Henneberry and
a patrolman in a police car last night
attempted to stop the automobile in
which the four suspected were riding.
Tlie gang opened fire. Henneberry fell
a bullet severing an artery near the heart.
The men scattered as other policemen
approached. Edward Hart, 18. tlie young
est. grabbed Mrs. Mary Coniiclley, 35.
as he stepped from her doorway, held
her in front of him. and returned tlie
police fire. A moment later die woman
was struck and Hart darted into the
Airs. Connelly died in a hospital and
Henneberry is not expected to live. Po
lice say Hart shot both tlie policeman
and the woman. Coils of rope, the
fact that tlie car was stolen, and other
evidence convicted the authorities that
the men were about to stage a robbery.
Declares State Printers Have Been
Treated With Equity.
Raleigh, Aug. 6.—Taking cognizance
of charges by one state printer that he
hnd been'handing the lion’s share of
state work to another state .printer.
Frank Grist, coiuniKslolier n7*T«For nnit
printing, in a statement, today announc
ed that he had asked the governor to
call on the state commission for "a
thorough investigation” of the charges.
“I have distributed the state printing
to the state printers strictly under the
terms of the printing contract,” Mr.
Grist said. "If any state printer fe
not satisfied such is the case he should
bring the matter to the attention of
the state printing commission.”
The charges against Commisiiones
Grist were made yesterday by Cnar'.es
Ruffin, manager of the Capitol Print
ing company, of this city, and were to
the effect that Edwards and Broughton
Printing company, which was active in
the support of Grist in last year’s pri
mary, was getting work in excess of
the quota of sixty per cent of all state
printing and that “distribution sheets"
required under the contraits were not
available so that each of the four state
printers could determine if the work
was being equitebly dstributed.
Boy Detained for Alleged Participation
in Killing of Bryson.
(By the Associated Press)
Hendersonville. August 7. —Evidence
gathered by the authorities on the scene
and testimony of eye witnesses was to
be presented at the inquest over the body
of Sam Y. Bryson, former mayor of Hen
dersonville. this morning.
Dennie L. Brooks, barber of this city,
and his twelve-year-old son. Murray
Brocks, were held in county jail as a
result of a gun battle that ensued yes
terday when Brooks and Bryson met af
ter a three weeks’ interval. Bryson,
who Brooks claims opened fire, was killed.
The boy was held for alleged participa
tion in the exchange of pistol shots, as
a result of his joining his father ill
the shooting after he was hetided a re
volver by the parents according to Brooks’
story to the police.
Bobbers Escape With SIOO,OOO Worth
of Furs.
(By (he Associated Press)
New York. Aug. 7.—Robbers today
held up the factory and store of Harry
Bleiweis Co., manufacturing furriers,
herded six employes into the basemeut
and ransacking sixteen ]ielt safes escap
ed with furs valued at SIOO,OOO.
The robbers gained admittance by pos
ing as union workers.
Tlie employees were tied together in
tlie basement and guarded by one of the
men while the others ransacked the safes
in full sight of tlie crowded streets.
The loot was thrown into a waiting
We will make one Bxlo Photo
graph Colored in Oil for $3,00
Or two for $5.00
Latest Style Folders
Dates August 7th, through 15th
The Simpson Studio
Concord, N. C.
Has Purchased the Stout
Metal Airplane Company,
to Be Operated as a Divi
sion of Ford Company.
The Millionaire Manufactur
er of Automobiles Becomes
Independent Manufacturer
of Metal Airplanes.
(By (he Associated Press)
Detroit. Aug. 7.—Henry Ford, mil
lionaire manufacturer of automobiles, to
day became an independent manufactur
er of metal airplanes for the purpose of
accelerating airplane development.
Official announcement was made last
night at the Ford offices tiiat the motor
company had purevhased the Stout Metal
Airplane Co. at Detroit, which will be
operated as the Stout Metal Airplane Di
vision of the Ford Company.
The amount involved was not given
out but it was estimated to approximate
$1,000,900 and credit for negotiating the
transaction was given by Mr. Ford to
his son, Edsel.
“Airplanes belong to another genera
tion." Mr. Ford senior said when com
menting on the sale, ”1 shall do every
fcl'ing j possible in their development but
there is too much to be done to permit
of premature enthusiasm. We are in
terested in airplane development, and the
best place to develop them is in our
If He Is Ever Adjusted to Be Sane He
Will Still Face Death Penalty.
Chicago. Aug. o.—Rursc!! Scott to
day won his fight to escape the gallows.
A jury in the court of Superior Judge
Joseph B. David found him insane.
He will be eommitted at once to a
state hospital.
The jury which took seven ballots,
reaching its verdict after deliberating
three hours and 40 minutes. Its first
| ( h,,i a x _
to five for insanity and thereafter the
vote gradually swung to the insanity
Scott immediately was committed to
the Chester Asylum for the insane.
Scott sat tensely in his chair while
the jury filed into the box. He turned
eagerly to the formnn when he nnnoune
ed to the court that a verdict was ready
and as the bailiff passed the verdict to
the clerk. Scott's eyes followed the slip
of paper that might mean life or death.
When the verdict was read Scott's
mouth twitched nervously and he shifted
his position in the chair. He sat motion
less at the side of his attorneys while
the court entered the judgment on the
verdict, and then was hurried out of the
room as the bailiff adjourned the ses
Mrs. Catherine Scott, the young wife
of the prisoner, leaned forward in an
attitude of prayer after the verdict
was read. Scott’s mother, at his side,
wept and embraced Scott's wife while
Thomas Scott, life aged and cripple
father, received the verdict without show
of emotion.
Scott, while going to the asylum as
insane, still faces death on the gallows
should he ever be found to have regained
his sanity.
Scott, convicted of the murder of
Joseph Maurer, a drug clerk, was saved
from death three weeks ago, six hours
before he was to have been hanged, by
a week's reprieve from Governor Small.
Two weeks ago tonight, less than
four hours before he was to walk on the
death trap, he was again saved from the
noose by a petition filed before Judge
David at 2 o'clock in the morning de
claring him to be insane.
The hearing which saved his life was
tlie sanity trial concluded late today
and which started Monday. Had Scott
been found sane, he would have bran
1 sentenced to death once more, this time
' by the judge who presided at the sanity
Was Very Quiet Early Ttoday. Trade
Waiting for Government Report To
(By the Associated Press)
New York, Aug. 7.—The cotton mar
: ket was very quiet again early today,
- the trade apparently waiting for tomor
row’s government report. The opening
- was steady at unchanged prices to an
aovance of five points, with prices fluc
i tuating between 24.20 and 24.25 for De
■ eember contracts during the first hour.
< Small offerings incduced by private re
ports of rain at a few points in uortli
; ern and northwest Texas were absorbed
and covering by receut sellers gave the
market a fairly steady undertone.
Another private report extmiated con
dition of the crop 63.4 and indicated a
yield at 14,150,000 bales.
Cotton futures opened steady. Oct.
24.03; Dec. 24.23; Jan. 23.72; March
23.98; May 24.31.
Big Bankruptcy Case.
I (By the Associated Press)
I Pittsburgh, Pa,, Aug. 7.—John A. Bell,
president of the closed Carnegie Trust
Company, filed a voluntary petition in
, bankruptcy in the United States district
court today giving his assets as $1,628,-
535.73 and his liabilities as $8,669,097.81.
9 NEWS «
NO. 189
pair arc ibe
N. C. P. S. Co. Willing to
Lease Line to City for Dol
lar a Year, Aldermen Are
Told at Meeting.
No Decision Yet as to Play
ground or System for Col
lecting Garbage In the Res
idential Sections.
Will the City of Concord become the
operator of the street car line here or
will the line be discontinued?
That is the most im]H>rtant question
developed as a result of the August meet
ing of the board of. aldermen at Cite city
hall Thursday night, other questions pre
sented to the board being overshadowed
by the fate of the street car system.
Stable Linn, of Sulisbufy. represent
ing North Carolina Public Service Co.,
appeared befoip the board with two
propositions that the city operate thfe
line or that Tile public service company
be allowed to discontinue the service.
Mr. Linn pointed out to the aldermen
that the cost of operating the line here
is about sl9 a day. whereas the revenue
averages about sl2 a day.
Aldermen Wilkinson moved and the
city attorney recommended that a com
mittee be appointed to examine the prop
erty of the company in Concord, and
further that an appraisal of the property
be made by experts so the city could
determine whether it would be better to
sell the property or operate it.
For several years, according to va
rious statements presented to local aider
men. the street cars have been operated
at a loss in Concord, and Mr. Linn
frankly told the board at the meeting
that his company was unwilling to con
tinue operations at a daily loss. The
conunmittee probably will have its report
ready for the board at the next meeting.
Meat dealers in the city hereafter will
not be required to pay a $2.00 permit
in addition to their taxes. Dr. T. N.
Silencer, city milk nt)d food inspector
recommended that the permit be refund
ed; and the board approved his recooMuen
C. S. Smart and C. B. Wagoner ap
peared before the board as representa
tives of the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs,
respectively, and asked that a garbage
system for the entire city be put into
effect here. The matter already has
been under discussion by the board and
after hearing the club representatives
the aldermen decided that a committe
should be appointed to investigate the
cost of a garbage collecting system that
will serve the entire city. The com
mittee, to be named by tlie mayor, will
visit other cities tot see how the prob
lem is handled 'there and to ascertain
the cost of such a system.
Major W. A. Foil appeared before
the board and renewed his plea for a
city playground. He was advised that
a playground commitee already is at work
and has conferred with several property
owners relatitve to securing suitable land
for the playground. Alderman Howard
is chairman of the committee and he an
nounced at the meeting that one suitable
lot can be secured if the city decided to
establish the recreation ground. The
committee was continued with instruc
tion to continue its efforts.
A new street, opening up property that
heretofore has been unaecessible, was or
dered by the board to be known as Hahn
street. The street will begin c ■ point
off East Corbin street, run through prop
erty lying to the rear of the Corbin
street school, and connect with South
Union street. The street will be op
ened in the near future, a deed for the
land having already been secured.
Treasurer Harris was authorized by
the board to refund one-half of the priv
ilige licenses paid by the three cases
which were closed several days ago after
being inspected by the city sanitary of
• Several garages located near but out
side the city limits asked that they be
given city water and sewer connections.
An ordinance covering their cases was
drawn up by the city attorney and ap
prover! by the board.
> It is understood the committee to ex
■ amine tlie street car property in this
city will start to work at once under
the direct supervision of Mayor Barrier.
. The aldermen have assumed a helpful
attitude in the matter and while they
! want to aid the company in straighten
- ing out its difficulties they want to pro*
[ tcct the city's right at the same time.
The National Board of Fire Under
writers announces that fire destruction
- in this country in 1894 amounted to
- $548,810.(139 —the largest total ever
1 known. This means a daily loss of sl,*
i 500,000.
I- Fair tonight and Saturday, except pons
I- sibly local thundershowers Saturday af<
I ternoon In extreme west portion.
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