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GIRLS MOTHER m
TELL OFFICERS SHE
IS 21 YEARS OF AGE
Visions of the Cinderella
Wealth Mary Louise Spas
Dim Under Searchlight of
NULL AND VOID
Mary’s Father Said He Never
Wanted Her to Go Anyway.
—“I Want My Daughter
Back,” He Says.
|D; the Associated Press)
New York. Aug. B.—Visions of the
Cinderilla wealth and happiness of Mary
Ixniise Spas, as the adopted daughter of
Rdward \V. Browning, wealthy real es
tate operator, began to dim today as Dis
trict Attorney Newcombe, of Queens
county, invest : gating to learn the girl's
age, was told by the mother that her
daughter was 21 years old. This would
make her adoption null and void under
"Mary was 21 on July 31,” Mrs. Mary
Spas, mother of the girl, told the Dis
"I want my daughter back,” the girl's
father said today. "Mary’s place is right
here in this house and I'm going to see
that she comes back, I never wanted her
■ Francis C. Dale,, attorney for Mr.
Browning, said the first thing would be
to determine Mary's age.
“If she was 21 on July 31st. she was
21 on August 3 when the adoption pap
ers were signed," he said. “In the event
she was 21, legal proceedings were ren
dered null and void.”
If the girl refues to sign a disclaimer
to the Browning fortune the case will
probably have to go to court.
The Kllis Island authorities were ask
ed to look up the records .of the arrival
of the Spas family from Bohemia, to es
tablish definitely the girl's age. A cable
gram from Brogue already has announc
ed that no birth record of the Spas girl
could be found.
Girl Drank Poison.
New Y'ork, Aug. 8. —Mary Louise,
Browning, newly adopted daughter of
Edward W. Browning, wealthy real es
tate operator, admitted today that she
drank poisop this morning because of
the nasty things which were said about
Mr. Browning adopting -her.
RESPONSIBILITY PLACED ON
CREW FOR COLLISION
Investigation of the Collision at Ricohoc,
La., Which Resulted In the Death of
13 and Injury to Many More.
(Hy the Associated Press)
Washington, Aug. S.—lnvestigation of
the collision at Uicohoc, La., which re
sulted in the death of 13 persons and in
jury of 13 others on May 22. was con
cluded today byn report to the Interstate
Commerce Commission which placed re
sponsibility on the engine crew.
The two trains which collided were
oiterating over the Louisiana & Texas
Railway of the Southern Paeifiir lines,
ami eastbound passenger train No. 12
was brought squarely head on into col
lision with west bound train No. 100.
“The accident was caused by failure of
tra : n No. 12 to aproach the home signal
at Uicohoc under control as required by
tire rules; fuilure to wait at Ricohoc as
directed by train orders, and failure to
stop before passing the bloc signal at the
east end of the Ricohoc passing track,”
the commission’s report said, "for which
engine man Matthews is primarily re
PHILLIP KN’QX KNAPP
WAS IN SYRACUSE TODAY.
Was Driving High Powered Automobile
•nd Was Recognised by Policeman.
Syracuse, N. Y., Aug. B.—Phillip K.
Knapp of this city, sought for the mur
der of Louis Paneiln, Hempstead. L. 1.,
taxi driver, was in Syracuse today, ac
cording to a report to police Cadin, by
patrolman Frank J. Wolff.
Patrolman Wolff said he recognised
Knapp driving a high powered oiten style
automobile carrying a 'New York City li
cense. The machine, he added, passed
close to him w hile he was standing near
a street light and he say Knapp’s face
Wolff commanded another automobile
and began the chase. The driver of the
touring car turned his heatl and Wolff
said he become more positive than ever
his quarry was Knapp.
The patrolman's machine was outdis
tanced after it had pursued the other car
for several blocks.
Concord Theatre 1
1 \ (THE COOL SPOT)
; Greater Movie Season Opens Mon- H
day With B
“Baree-Son of |
With Anita Stewart, Donald |
Keith and Me Famous Wonder
> Don’t Miss This Wonderful Show
J Wedwuday Only
* ‘‘Daughters Who Pay”
The Concord Daily Tribune
INL her last runaway was
Wf g.powNTHwgMMQßtea of
Mary Hall, a 13-year-old Missouri
girl, is the champion run-away of
the whole country. She ran away
from her parents' home near Kansas
City 10 times, and then when they
put her In a detention home she ran
away five times more. The last time
•he risked her life to slide down a
drain pipe three stories In the mid
-die of the night.
YIELD. SAY’S PEAY
Governor Avers State WiH Hire Coun
sel "ml Combat Every Issue on. Evolu
Rattle Creek. Mich.. Aug. B.—Gov.
Pony, in a statement here today an
nouneed that the State of Tennessee will
employ counsel from this time forward
and combat every question that ban he
raised on appeal of the Scopes case.
The Governor and Mrs. IVa.v left this
morning for Nashville after a six
weeks' rest. here.
“What the effect of the evolution
trial at Dayton will have in the .long
run is for the future,” the Governor
said. “Surely it will cause a more wide
spread investigation of the wnole theory
of evolution thnt will go a long way to
clarify the atmosphere.
"The reckless teaching of a subject
which has been carried on until now.
and going uneorrected and undigested,
has been steadily making agnostics and
unbelievers among our ybuth in shocking
“A Christian Nation.”
“Ours from the beginning has been
a Christian Nation. Its doom is sealed
ami its descent toward oblivion well be
gun whenever we embrace infidelity and
agnosticism as a people.
“The story writers and sensation
mongers, who crowded *Dayton during
the trial ns if they were having a
Roman holiday, made great sport of it,
and some of them were bitterly unjust
and unkind to the people whose hospi
tality they accepted and of whose noble
qualities they knew little or nothing.
The fact is. they were among a dear
seeking and ttiisking people, who have
,no superior in natural intelligence and
excellent qualities in the world.’i
The people of Tennessee. Gov. Peay
said, know that evolution is and in the
very nature of thnigs must remain a
speculation and a theory. They believe
the Bible is the revealed and inspired
word of the Creator of All Things, and
are unwilling for their children to be
taught the contrary.
“No Federal Question.
The Governor said that there is no
Federal question in the Scopes case.
“Tennessee is a sovereign State and,
except ns forbidden by the Federal Con
stitution has absolute and exclusive
authority to regulate its local concerns
and to employ its police powers without
any Federal interference." he said.
“Whether the law, when proiierly
eonstrued. ..prohibits in our schools the
theory of evolution remains to be seen.
It certainly prohibits its teaching as a
fact. No State should permit that. It
any event Tennessee would, not pre
sume to regulate the schools and
methods of instruction in other states,
and. beyond treating with meddlers from
elsewhere who undertake to tell her how
to run her own schoo’s, she will give
them no attention.”
FARMERS OF FRANKLIN
AND NASH NEED HELP
Red Cross Disaster Expert Says $20.-
000 la Needed For Families in Strick
I Italeigh. Aug. 7.—Following a thorough
I investigation of conditions in Franklin
I and Nash counties, in which 110 oases of
| farmers actually needing outside aid on
I account of losses of crops in the haid
I storm. H. 8. House, disaster expert
I from the national Bed Cross head-
I quarters in Washington, who has been
I In charge of the work, returned to hend
| quarters Thursday night,
a Instead of the *IO.OOO, which it was
I at first estimated would be needed 1 for
the relief of the families, *20.000 is
really needed, Mr. House said cash
contributions received to date amount to
atyout $1,700 and though a good
bit.more has been pledged the amonut is
far, short of what is needed, Mr. House
laid. 1 v v
.There will be a reunion at D. H. Mc-
Larty’s, in No. 10 township, August
21st. Everybody is invited to come and
[ brio* a well filled basket.
1 CONCORD, N. C„ SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 1925
SHOT BY SON
Son Says He Was Led to the
Shooting of His Father and
Mother by Their Continued
NOT PERMITTED TO
ATTEND THE FUNERAL
Mrs. Vandervoort Fully Con
scious and Spent Comfort
able Night.—Tragedy Not
Discussed With Her.
(By the Associated Press)
Parkersburg. lowa, Aug. 8. —Mrs. J.
R. Vandervoort, wife of the M. E. pastor
shot to death Thursday night by their
17 year old sou Warren, probably will re
cover from the two bullet wounds in
flicted on her by the youth, physicians
According to physicians Mrs. Vander
vqort was fully conscious and passed
a comfortable night. The tragedy in
Which her husband met death has not
boon discussed with her since yesterday
when she declared her sou laid shot her.
Funeral services will not be held for
Rev. Mr. Vandervoort uiftil instructions
are received here from E. A. Vauder
vooit. of Sidney. N. Y.. and J.»H. Ynn
dervoort, of Center. N. Y.
Warren, who signed a confession that
he was led to shooting his parents by
their continual quarreling, would not be
permitted to attend the funeral services,
Sheriff H. W. Burma said today.
WIFE BEATER SENT TO JAIL
Man Falls to Floor in Faint as Judge
Imposes Six-Months Term.—Court Ig
nores Mate’s Plea.
New York, Aug. 7.—For many years,
Mrs. Eva Zabrochi toiled from early
morning till late at night to care for
her husband and seven children, and she
stood for his abuse without word.
But the other night, when she asked
for a little money to buy food for the
children and herself, he hit her over the
head with a plate and blackened her left
eye with a punch.
8o yesterday kite went bofore Magis
trate Sflbcrmatt, Hr Elisey Market Cohrt,
and begged him to compel her husband
to support her and the youngsters and
stop beating her so frequently.
"I do not want him sent to jail,”
she cried. “I want him to work and
support us. It is very hard. You
see, judge, we are living .in two rooms,
and we haven't anything.”
The magistrate called Zabrochi—his
first name is Nicholas—before the bar
and scored him for his actions. He de
clared: "You are nothing more than a
beast. Even an animal would do more
for its young than you.” Then he sen
tenced him to six months in jail.
Zabrochi, a tall man, fell to the floor
in a faint when the magistrate imposed
sentence. Ho had to be carried out of
SCOTT REFUSES TO DO
‘NUT ACT’ AS ORDERED
Dec tares He Is Sane and Flatly Reruses
to Pose As Being Otherwise.
Chicago, Aug. 7.—Russell Scott, who
last night escaped the gallows when a
jury decided he had become insane
since his conviction for murder, today
iuformed newspapermen that he is “as
sane as you are.”
"They want me to do the nut act,"
he said, “but I won’t do it-"
The former Canadian financier who
was convicted of murder of a Chicago
drug clerk in a holdup and who five
times neared death on the gallows, will
be taken to the Chester Asylum for the
insane tomorrow morning.
He was to have goue today but the
state’s attorney objected to the form of
commitment insisting it should specify
that if Scott ever becomes sane, he be
returned to the sheriff to pay for his
crime on the gallows.
Transit Corporation Takes Aver Stage
Greensboro. Aug. 7.—Equipment of
the United Stage lines, big bus operat
ing concern, has been taken over by
the Souther Transit corporation, and
John Johnston, of Hillsboro, Greens
boro manager of the corporation. He
was formerly connected with the United
Stage lines, which wens through a scries
of heart breaking ups and downs be
fore it expired ami was sold by re
G. F. Elliott, of Norfolk,; Va.; bus
man, bought the line, upon recommenda
tion of the receivers. A. D. Ward, of
this city, and John W. Hester, of Ox
ford, and the line, under a uev) name,
remains a big factor in bus transporta
tion in the state, a competitor of other
lines. It operates between Greensboro
and Raleigh on half-hour schedules.
Weather for Next Week.
(By the Auorutrt Press)
Washington, Aug. 8. —Tlie weather out
look for the week beginning Monday:
South Atlantic and East Gulf States:
Partly' cloudy with occasional thunder
Five Burned to Death.
(By the Associated Press)
Central Valley, N. Y., Aug. B.—Five
members of a family of seven were burn
ed to death early today in a fire which
destroyed their home on a farm one mile
The “Greater Movie Season” opens
Monday at the Concord Theatre with
1 “Baree, Son of Kaxan,” with Anita
Stewart and other leading atari.
I JOHN TEMPLE GRAVES DEAD
i Death of Famous Orator ami Newspaper
I Man Occurred Tflday In Washington.
. - \S. —John Temple
ertr’writer. died at his
-n- Tarly today.
Tie had been ill here for several weeks
of a compilation of diseases, the most se
ijriouN of which was hardening of the ar-
I teries. His condition took a turn for
the worse several days ago, at which time
his family was summoned.
During the last few days be bad been
unconscious a great part of the time,
and no hope had been held out for film.
John Temple Graves was a grandson
of William Calhoun, the eldest brother
of John C. Calhoun, and his father. I
Janies Porterfield Graves, was a general
in the Confederate army. He was a
; distinguished member of the Southern ■
He was graduated from the Univer-1
sit.v of Georgia in 187.’, after winning a
college reputation as a debater. His in
clination for oratory continued and lie*
.became known througliout the nation as
a speaker of the tiist rank, as a writer
and as an editor.
BOY DISAPPEARS WITH
HIS FATHERS SEDAN
Note Is Left. Evidently Intending to
I-cave Impression That lie Had Been:
Winston-Salem. Aug. 7.—The 14-year
oldsou of U. C. Grubbs, who lives a few
miles west of the city on the Country
Club road. and . Mr. Grubbs' Stmlebnker
sedan disappeared frqm the home last
night about 10 o'clock and u note was
found, following an investigation, which
evidently is intended to give the im
pression that his disappearance was the
work of kidnappers.
The note rend as. follows: "Send SSOO
to St. Louis, postoffice and will return j
Bob McMillan, another youth, who
lived in the community west of the
city, is also missing and lie is thought
to be with the Grubbs youth.
The police linve been notified of the
incident and are now investigating the
ease. Notices to nearby cities have been
sent out requesting the holding of the
two boys if they are seen, it being
thought thnt they wrote the note them
selves to make their parents and friends
think that they had been kidnapped.
FIRST DUKE BUILDING
Miss Virginia Flowers Lifts First
Shovel Full of Dirt'—Brief Ceremony
Durham, Aug. 7.—Miss Virginia
Flowers, pretty bob-bnired young daugh
ter of Prof. R. L. Flowers secretary
treasurer of Duke university, today
liftvd the first shovet-full-of eOr-thln- tin
beginning of the excavation preparatory
to the erection of the university's new
$4,000,000 group of buildings. 'The
ground was broken at the site of the
new library building.
The brief ceremony took place at 5
o'clock this afternoon and was witness
ed by a small group which included
Horace Trumbauer. Philadelphia archi
tect in charge of the work; Prof. R. L-
Flowers and I)r. F. C, Brown, of Duke;
J. O. Shumate superintendent in charge
of the work for fuller Construction com
pany ; W. G. Distler, vice-president of
the Fuller concern, and Nello Tear,
local contractor in charge of excava
With Our Advertisers.
Tom Mix and Tony, the wonder horse,
at the Star Theatre Monday and Tues
day in “The Deadwood Coach.” This
is the cinematic climax of the season.
Don't miss it.
Big lot of lace and silk dresses at the
Charles Store, only $2.98, values up to
$lO, Sizes 32 to 50. Other big bar
gains, too. See ad.
Let E. B. Grady install a sanitary,
non-leaky porcelain wash tub for you.
See ad. in this paper.
The “Greater Movie Season” opens
Monday with “Baree, Son of Kazun,"
with Anita Stewart and other stars with
the famous wonder dog at the Concord
Ambulance service at Wilkinson's
Funeral Home, open day or night. Phone
The Storrs-Schaefer Co’s, new models
will be on display at Richmond-Flowe
Co’s, store August 12th and 13th. All
the newest styles and fabrics for fall and
winter will be on display.
Dr. Greever May Ye* Accept Presidency
Hickory. Aug. 7.—While Dr. W. H-
Greever. of Columbia. S. C.. hns definite
ly refused to accept the presidency of
Lenoir-Rhyne college in a letter writ
ten several days ago to Dr P. E. Mon
roe, of this city, chairman of the com
mittee to name a president following the
resignation of Dr. J- C. Peery, a belief
was expressed by Dr. Monroe roda.v that
the South Carolinian could be persuad
ed, to reconsider hi- action and become
head of . the (ocal institution.
Dr. Greevep stated Cn' his letter thnt
liis" refusal to accept the presidency was
prompted by obllgatidn due his present
position and not because of any condi
tions of Lenoir-Rhyne.
The Belgian Debt Settlement.
(By the Associated Press)
New York. Aug. B.—Lewis Strauss,
24-year old deau of the Belgian House
of Deputies, who arrived today for an
unofficial visit to this country, Intimated
that only an agreement between the
United States government and the Bel
gian debt commission that was i n kep
ing with the signed assurances of Presi
dent Wilson during settlement follow
in* the armistice, would be accepted by
th. Belgian parliament.
New University to Be Established by the
(By the Associated Press)
New York, Aug. B.—A new university
will be established at Kansas City. Mo.,
by the Methodist Episcopal Church.
South, and the Methodist Episcopal
Church, with the co-operation of the city
■ Chamber of Commerce.
Curiosity la like electricity, helpful or
harmful, according to how we utiUae it.
• F«ES DfSTBOT TWO
■ COAL TIPPLES IN
: OHO EHLT TOUT
1 Fires Occurred Within Ten
j Minutes of Each Other.—
;j County Officials Say They
. j Were of Incendiary Origin.
WILL BE $135,000
Special Deputies Are Scour
ing the Surrounding Hills
With Bloodhounds, Look
ing for Culprit.
(By the Aanoclateil Press)
Pomeroy, Ohio, Aug. B.—Two of the
biggest foal tipples i u the Pomeroy dis
itrict were destroyed by fire at 8 a. m.
today in ten minutes of each other. The
County officials said both tires were of
The combined loss will be $185,000.
All county officers with special deputies
arc securing the surrounding hills with
bloodhounds in an effort to find those
thought to be responsible for the blaze.
The first alarm came to the sheriff's
Office from the Blaekstone Coal Com
pany s office at Rutland, six miles north
of here, and followed ten minutes later
j by another alarm from fae Statler Essex
| mine on Thomas Fork, four miles froii
the other tipple.
The Rutland plant s loss was estimat
ed at $100,(MM). The mine was bought
at a receivers' sale a few months ago
trorn the Maynard Coal Company by
eighty miners who have been operating
it on a co-operative plan.
Xear the Statler mine officials found
a torch attached to a stick which was
saturated with oil. It was half burned
WITH IU'KE OFFICIALS
Architect For New Buildings Says Ar
rangements Are Complete and" Work
Durham. Aug 7.—Horace Trumbauer.
1 niladelphia architect employed by the
Duke Foundation created bv the gift by
James B. Duke of $40,000,000 for educa
tional and charitable institutions of the
Carolina*, arrived,.here today to con
fer with officials of Duke university re
yardiny Initial steps in the institution's
The architect brought with him draw
tugs of a unit of 11 buildings as they
will appear when completed, and which
will form the first step in the huge
building program. He conferred at the
same time with IV. <l. Distler, of Wash
ington, D. C. representative of a large
construction company, in regard to ar
rangements for carrying out the plans.
In a statement given out today, Mr.
Trumbauer asserted the final arrange
ments are now complete and that actual
work may proceed.
The buildings will be constructed
about a large quadrangle, approximate
ly 250 feet wide and 1,500 feet long,
with an aditorium capable of seating
1,500 persons. At the closed end of the
quadrangle there will be a library to
accommodate approximately 100.000
books and 400 readers. The dining hall
contemplated will have a capacity of
800. with faculty and student club
DEAD, HE’S ON TRIAL.
If Vindicated in “Love Duel.” Father
El Centro, Cal.. Aug. 7.—Dead in the
potter's field at El Centro, with a plain
wooden marker at the head of his grave.
Henry Kendig Kirk, slain in a desert
"love duel,” is on trial.
His judge will be his own father
—W. M. Kirk, of San Francisco.
For six months Kirk's body will lip
there among the friendless, nameless
dead, while efforts go on to answer the
riddle of why and how he died and what
share John Truden had in his death.
If, at the end of six months the name
og Henry Kirk is cleared, his father will
come to El Centro again and take his
son home, to rest in a San Francisco
But if the shadows grow darker over
the memory of Henry Kirk and the story
is one of disgrace, the dead man will be
left in the potter's field—an outcast.
GASTONIA MAN FOUND
DEAD IN IIIS STORE.
A. L"slie Sprinkle Found With BnHet
Hole Through His Head.
(By the Associated Press!
Gastonia, Aug.B.—A. Leslie Sprinkle,
52 year old watch maker of this city,
was found dead here early today in the
jewelry establishment of Van Sleen.
There was a bullet hole through his head.
Sprinkle had returned here yesterday
. from Washington, D. C., where he weut
. to undergo treatment for nervous dis
| The only known relative surviving is a
, sister. Mrs. E. G. McDonald, of Drake,
. VV. Va.
! Will Tackle English Channel Sunday
(By the Associated. Press)
Boulogne, France, 'Aug. B.—Miss Lil
lian tjie, Argentine swimmer,
! will not begin her attempt to swim the
English Channel tonight, owing to the
unsettled weather. She now plans to
• start Sunday night, probably abont 11:30
i St. James Lutheran.
j Sunday school at 0:45 a. m. Chief
service at 11 a. in. Preaching by Dr.
John B. Moose. Lnther League at 7
rp. m. All are cordially invited to all
1. of these services.
Oarlotta Curwood, daughter of
James Oliver Curwood, famous
novelist. secret!*' married, Anthony
Jirus, Ohio State 'University student,
but the news leaked out and her
father cabled hSs. ~ congratulation*
from Europe, i Bride and groom live
MISSOURI MOB HANGS
NEGRO FOR ATTACK GIRL
False Fire Alarm Turned In Allowing
Midi to Gain Entrance to Cell of
I Excelsior Springs. Mo., Aug. 7.—A
mob of a thousand jiersons lynched
Walter Mitchell, negro, here today for
an alleged attack about midnight last
night on a young white girl in the
The mob obtained entrance to flic city
hall, in which the jail is located, by the
ruse of a false fire alarm and dragged
the negro through _tlie main streets, to
1 a place about a mile south of the town
where he was hanged to a tree.
The attack was alleged to have oc
curred while the girl was being taken
to her country home by Leonard Ftt.
Several miles from town the negro
jumped on the running board of their
ear, brandishing a flashlight with which
he struck ( tt in the mouth, knocking
him temporarily unconscious. The negro
then forced-fh> girl Into the reat 'rfTTfflF
car and attempted to attack her but was
beaten oc. Frightened by her cries, the
negro ran towards Excelsior Springs.
The police traced the negro early to
day by his tracks. They found him as
leep in a small house in which lie lived-
Nearby lay the flashlight. Ftt iden.fied
him at once, as did the young woman
WOMAN GIVES POLICE
LONG CHASE IN FORD
Had Drunken Man as Companion ai»:l
Threw Some Liquor From the Car.
Newton. Aug. 7.—Chief of Police Tom
Gabriel had a very exciting race this
afternoon with a woman driving a now
The woman, Beulah Martin, who
has given the police here considerable
trouble. with Gordon B. Berry,
prominent railroad man of Connelly
Springs, at her side, in'a drunken condi
tion passed through the city about
1 o’eock. the chief noticed the condi
tion of the man in the car and started
in pursuit. When the woman saw the
policeman approaching she threw a
small quantity of liquor from the ear
null stepjied on the gas.
The chief says he was making 50
miles an hour, and yet the Ford kept in
the lead. Three miles out of town lie ran
his car. a Studebaker into the Ford be
fore he could stop if. Both oars were
slightly damaged. The man and woman
were arrested and brought to the New
Charlotte Methodists to Buikl $200,000
Charlotte, Aug. B.—Ground has been
broken and work will be pushed as fast
as possible on the hundsome church edi
fice being erected by the congregation of
Dilworth Methodist Church, it was an
nounced today. The building, equip
ment and fruiture will cost slightly more
than $200,000, it was announced.
The structure is being erected oil the
north side of East Boulevard, a site for
the building having been purchased sev
eral years ago and the cost of the prop
erty is not included in the $200,000 es
timate of the cost of the building.
; The plan of the church is lo resemble
that of Westminster abb.v, the famous
old English house of worship in London.
It will be built of grey stone and the
main auditorium will accomodate about
[ 1,000 peraons. In addition to the main
auditorium there are a number of Sun
day school and other departmental rooms. |
| Rev. George I>. Herman is pastor ofj
, the church, which was founded in 1805 1
‘ with Rev. John F. Butt as its first pas
tor. The rolls of the church now con
( tain the names of 000 members.
Nicaraguan Volcano in Eruptkm.
I (By the Associated Press)
, Managua, Nicaragua, Aug. 8.-—The
double volcauo Onietepe, on Ometepe Is
land in Lake Nicaragua, has buret into
violent eruption from both of its peaks.
Large quantities of dense smoke and
’ ashes are being thrown out, spreading!
® ruin to nearby plantations.
> Halbert Webb, of Spinilale, will spend
1 the week-end with his parent, Mr. and
Mrs. A. S. Webb. He will have as
his guests Caul Watson, of Spindale, and
John Thompson, of Charlotte..
R. H. Graham, division passenger agent
f of the Southern Railway, was in the
I city a short while thsi morning, and was
a pleasant caller at The Tribund office. 1
• TODAY’S •
• NEWS «
»' TODAY m
A COTTON CROP OF
IS FORECAST TODAY
Department of Agriculture
Sets These Figures—Based
on the Condition of Crop
on August Ist.
65.6 PER CENT NORMAL
G innings This Year’s Crop
Totalled 159,373 Bales,
Against 21,795 Bales Last
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Aug. 8. —A total produc
tion of 13.506.01)0 equivalent 500-pound
bale- of cotton this year was forecast to.
day by I lie Department of Agriculture.
The forecast was based on condition
of the crop August Ist. which was 05.6
per lent, of a normal, indicating an
acreage- yield of 180.8 pounds.
Ginning of cotton of this year’s crop
prior to August Ist totalled 159,373 run
ning bales, counting round as half bales,
compared with 21,705 bales at that date
in 1024; and (14,381 bales in 1023 the
Census Bureau announced.
Today's forecast compared with 13,•
588,001) bales announced a fortnight ago,
mid the condition on July 10 which was
70.4 per cent. a normal, indicating an
acre yield of 140 pounds. Production
lust year was 13,627.036 bales, the final
acre yield was 157.4 pounds, and tile
condition of the crop on August Ist was
67.4 per cent.
The condition of the crop on August
Ist and the indicated acre yield by States
Virginia, condition 75 per cent.; indi
cated yield 244 pounds.
North Carolina condition 75 per cent.;
indicated yield 244 pounds.
South Carolina, condition 02 per cent.;
indicated yield 155 pounds.
Crop Declined 22,000 Bales July 16th
to August Ist.
AVasbington. Aug. B.—This year's cot
ton crop declined to the extent of 22,-
000 bales between July 16th and August
Ist., the department of agdiculture Aug
ust Ist forecast of the prospective pro
today* places the erpp
at 13, (>66,000 bales, compared wtth a
forecast of 13,588,000 bales based on
July 10th endition.
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Today at a Decline o( From S
to 15 Points—One Estimate of Crop,
(By the Associated Preaa)
New York. Aug. B.—The cotton mar
ket opened today at a decline of 0 to 15
points, under pre-bureau liquidation in
fluenced by relatively easy Liverpool
cables and reports of showers in the
southwest. The rains were not con
sidered important, however, and the in
itial offerings were absorbed at a decline
of to 24.08 for December, prices later
showing rallies of several points on cov
ering. apparently largely for the western
Private cables said that some trado
calling and continental buying had been
more than offset by liquidation in Liver
pool. and the demand from spinners was
quiet, pending today’s government crop
A New Orleans authority published a
report estimated the crop prospects as of
August Ist at 14,373,000 bales.
Cotton futures opened steady. Oct.
24.04; Dec. 24.10; Jan. 23.60; March
24. (M1 ; Slav 24.10.
New York. Aug. B.—Cotton futures
dosed easy at net declines of 9 to 16
points. Oct. 23 88 to 23.90; Dec. 24.10
to 24.14: Jan. 23.60 to 23.61; March
23.88: May 24.25.
President Hopeful Solution Will Be
(By the Associated Press)
Swampscott. Mass., Aug. B.—President
Ooolidge holds to the view that the in
dustry including the coal business should
settle its own problems, and he is hope
ful that the coal industry will find its
Secretary Hoover made this statement
today after he had discussed the anthar
cite situation with the President. It
gave added weight that the administra
tion had no intention of interfering in
the wage scale dispute between the op
erators and miners.
Eleven Young People Are Reported
Durham. Aug. 7.—Eleven Durhnm
youug people (boys and girls) have been
reported missing from their homes thus
j far this week, according to the local wel
fare department. Os that number Aus
* tin Winston, 15 yearold youth, has been
located in Baltimore, Md., and is being
held for his parents. The whereabouts of
the other 10 is u mystery to local auth
orities who have notified various cities
in this state of the disappearance of tha
boys and girls.'
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