m ASSOCIATED •
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WILL HOT MOVE TO
City Attorney First Asked
That He Be Held in Au
rora, 111., But Later He
SHERIFF IS TOLD
One of His Bondsmen, Depu
tized by Sheriff, Started to
Get Him, But Was Too
(By the AiMCltted Fre««>
Hickory, X. Auk. 10.— City officials
here today disclaimed any intention on
their part of securing extradition of Maj
or Wade V. Bowman, former North Car
olina National Guard officer, reported to
have boon arrested in Aurora, 111., for the
North Carolina authorities to answer an
City Attorney J. L. Murphy stated
this morning that he wired the. Aurora
police early Saturday afternoon to ar
rest Major Bowman after conferring
with Solicitor H. L. Huffman, of the die-,
trict, who directed the step. Later the
city attorney said the solicitor would not
take the responsibility for holding the
former National Guard officer. He there
fore telegraphed the Aurora authorities'
countermanding his previous request to
arrest the officer.
In the meantime, however. Sheriff Geo.
Itost, of Catawba County, had deputized
.1. Porter Burns, a bondsman for Bow
man, to go to Aurora to return with the
officer. Burns was advised while on the
way, however, that Bowman was not be
Charges against Mnjor Bowman involv
ed allegations of assault on a young girl
in a partially constructed house owned
by the officer. At a preliminary hear
ing the girl testified, her mother partial
ly corrroborating her testimony.
BOWMAN HELD IN
AN ILLINOIS TOWN
Attempt to Dispose of His Automobile
Sets Hickory Officers After Him.
Aurora. 111., Aug. 9. —Efforts to sell
a car in which lie and his wife had
toured from North Carolina led last night
to the arrest of a man giving the name
«r.wwae V. Bowm*n<- It was learned
-* »t»V%ras-a--form'e>-odb-ci in rin-
North Carolina national guard and is un
der heavy bond at Hickory on n charge of
criminally assaulting a twelve-year-old
The prospective purchaser of the car
deferred payment on some excuse and
asked the police to wire to Hickory and
make certain the car was not stolen.
Immediately a message came back, saying
Bowman was wanted there on a charge
of rape and for the Aurora police to
arrest him and hold him pending arrival
of officers from North Carolina.
After his arrest Bowman visited a
minister, a former friend in the East, and
left in his care $1,500, asking the minis
ter to use the money in caring for Mrs.
Bowman, as he. Major Bowman, might
be absent for some time. He made no
resistance when arrested, admitted his
identity and said he would return with
out a requisition.
Advices from the East intimate that
Major Bowman may be tried by court
martial and there is a possibility he may
suffer the death penalty under army laws
NATIONAL MEMORIAL TO
BKYAN IS PROPOSED NOW'
Probable That Friends and Admirers
Will Be, Given Opportunity to Sub
scribe to Memorial Fund.
(By the Aeeocleted Press)
Washington. Aug. 10.—Although little
less than a week has elapsed since he was
laide to rest, friends of William Jen
nigs Bryan are considering erection of
a suitable monument to replace the
wooden slab that now marks the grave
in Arlington national cemetery.
Tiie will of the commoner, probated
Saturday in Miami, Fla., made a brief
provision for “the use of such money as
as my wife and children may deem prop
er for purchase of monument to mark
Thut this request, however, will be
supplemented by contributions from his
many friends and admirers seemed most
probable, especially in view of the an
nouncement in Chicago yesterday of the
launching of a national movement to ob
tain funds for the erections of a nation
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Wonderful bargains in shoes, silks,
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ing and all ready-to-wear, at Efird’s.
The Yorke & Wadsworth Co. can give
you Goodyear high quality tires at a
price that can’t be beat.
The Sta§ Theatre has an excellent pro
gram this week. Tom Mix in ‘The
Deadwood Coach,” today and Tuesday,
with other good pictures following.
This is “Greater Movie Section” at the
Concord Theatre. The screen offerings
at this theatre during Augubt will in
clude some of the biggeßt, finest and most
wonderful pictures you have seen.
\ labor bank has been opened in \JTo
ledo by the American Flint Glass Work
The Concord Daily Tribune
MISS HARRISON AGAIN
TRIES TO CROSS CHANNEL
Started From Cape Gris Nea Shortly
After Noon.—Weather Not So Favor
<:'y Ike Associated Press)
Boulogne, France. Aug. 10.—Miss Lil
lian Harrison, Argentine girl swimmer,
lias begun her fourth attempt to swim
the English Channel, starting from Cape
Gris Nez at 12:12 o’clock this after
Miss Harrisofl struck out firmly, swim
ming with a strong breast at a gait of
about twenty-five to the minute, which
she expects to maintain throughout.
The weather was becoming cloudy and
there was a slight breeze from the north
when she started. The sea, however,
was very calm.
When Miss Harrison was a little more
than a mile from shore a storm broke,
witli heavy rain falling. The wind was
increasing with some whitecaps showing.
Conditions were steadily growing worse.
Miss Gertrude Ederle, the American
girl, who will attempt the channel swim
next wegk, and Miss Viet, of the Amer
ican Woman's Swimming Association,
watcher Miss Harrison start from the
cliffqs under the lighthouse at Gris, Nez,
but did not accompany the swimmer on
“It will be my turn next week,’ said
Miss Ederle, "and it can’t dime too
quick. I am rather tired of this sus
This is the third time Miss Harrison
has begun an attempt to swim the chan
nel in day time, ami she told the Asso
ciated Press correspondent that It. was
much less trying to start with several
thousand people lining the cliffs cheering
her than to steal out in the middle of the
night by the flickering light of a lan-'
BRYAN PROVIDES FOR HIS
FAMILY AND MAKES GIFTS
Will of Commoner Written by Himself
Filed in Florida Court.
Miami, Fla., Aug. B;—Written by
himself shortly before he departed for
his last earthly battle—the Scopes trial
—the will of the late William Jennings
Bryan, tiled here today in Dade county
probate court, provided for the needs
of his entire family and in addition per
petuated his fight in the cause of re
ligion by setting aside funds for various
('.lurches ami for a military academy for
boys under the supervision of some evan
Mary Baird Bryan, his wife, it was
provided, should receive all household
furnishings and other personal belong
ings in addition to one-third of the en
tire estate. Next in his final legal doc
ument was named his. two daughters and
son. Ruth Bryan Owen, Grace Bryan
Hargreaves, and William Jennings Bryan,
Jr., who are to receive one-fourth each
of the remaining two-thirds of the es
tate. The other fourth of the remaind
er is divided among more distant rela
tives and tlic finals for, the "entwining
ui twr. spiritual With'rffe" injclleetiiffl;”
Mr. Bryan recently stated his accumu
lations were less than a half million dol
lars, hut the exact amount is not re
vealed in the will. Peculiarly, he failed
to name an executor and this will be
done by Judge W, F. Blanton, of Dade
county probate courte. It is likely Mrs.
Bryan will be the executor.
The will in part is as follows:
"In the name of God, farewell.
“Trusting for my salvation to the
blood of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Re
deemer, and relying on his promises for
my hope of resurrection, I consign my
body to the dust and recommend my
spirit to the God who gave it..
"I. William Jennings Bryan, a citizen
of Dade county, Florida, befyg of sound
mind and memory but conscious of the
uncertainty of life and desiring to make
a just disposition of the world goods with
which an indulgent Heavenly Father has
seen fit to bless me, do mnke, publish
and declare this my last will and testa
ment, hereby revoking and annulling all
former wills made by me.”
NEGRO PLAYS TRICK
ON YOUNG KLANSMAN
Impersonates Traffic Officer, “Arrests”
Klansman and Makes Him Pay Fine
Washington Aug. 9.—A negro rogue
of whimsical turn of mind, who has been
impersonating a traffic policeman for sev
eral days for his own amusement and
profit, selected a young Ku Klux Klans
man for today’s performance.
Albert Wurz, 19-year-old Klan visitor
from York, Pa., was the victim. While
driving near the past office, he was halt
ed hy the young negro, whoe authority
was visible in the form of a policeman's
baton. He was driving without lights,
the negro told him, and was placed under
The negro then got into his car and
told him to drive through the uptown 1
streets for a "test” of his driving ability.
After half an hour of this, the “police
man” approved the youth’s technic, and
let him off with an $8 “fine.” He gave
Watz the bottom part of a marriage cer
tificate as a recepit? and ordered him
to report to the third precinct police 1
There, the police learned the story and
the young klansman learned the truth.
Two days ago, the police related, a negro
answering the same description, “fined”
Leonard Coinmaek, of Silver Springs.
Md.. $8 for “failure to make a left-hand
Textile Workers Seek the 1920 Wage
Fall River. Mass., Aug. 7. Restora
tion of the 1020 wage schedule in cotton
and woolen textile plants here will be
sought by the United Textile Workers
of America, John L. Campes, secretary
of the Doffem and Spinners nniou af
filiated with the international body, an
nounced today. The change will demand
a wage increase of approximately 20 per
cent. No date has been set for making
the formal demand on the manufactur
ers, he said. He indicated that action
would be taken here nnd In other textile
manufacturing sections of the country.
Wtrong feelings are infections, they
■ poison the atmosphere. Thus we may
■ hinder and harm others by our very
CONCORD, N. C., MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 1925
HOSPITAL WHERE 2
NEGROES ARE HELD
A Man and a Woman Were
Wounded In Melee In Rich
mond Negro District, One
White Officer Being Killed.
RIOT GUNS ARE
RIGHT AT HAND
Number of Guards Was Re
duced at Daylight But No
Chances of Further Riot
ing Are Being Taken.
(By the Associated Press)
Kichqjopd, Aug. 19.—Fifty policemen
armed With riot pistols’ stood guard at St.
Phillips Hospital, a negro institution,
where Polly Frances, negro, and Ruth
Glenn, Degress, lay critically wounded by
bullets inflicted during a melee in a ne
gro district in which a detectitve sar
geant, Lewis Burtici, was shot to death.
Their number wus reduced at daylight,
but a strong guard will be maintained
by authorities who feared a reaction
from the slaying of the second detective
sargeant here in less than two weeks.
Every available policeman and detec
tive was rushed to the scene and through
out tiie night negroes were rounded up
and questioned. Two negro women told
of seeing Frances approach the detec
tive's automobile, then back away, and
fire two shots. Frances was found un
conscious in the alley about 200 feet Jroni
where Burtici was slain at the wheel of
his car. No gun was found near the
negro, but Frances is said to have ad
mitted later that he dropped the gun with
which he shot the woman when the bul
let from Burtici's weapon struck him.
He reiterated his denial of shooting the
officer. Tie gun is believed to have been
picked up by another negro who made
his getawuy before the arrival of other
The slaying of Burtici was similar to
thar of Sergeant Harvey Burke, on July
28th. Both were shot without warning
and before they could get out their guns.
Burge fell before u fusilade of Rudolph
I)isse. who after killing his sweetheart
and wounding a man. shot the officer be
cause he stood in the way of reaching
his rival whom lie killed later.
Burtici was 38 years of age and had
been on the police force 16 years. He
was regarded as one. of the city's most
capfttrtt‘ lleft-dtl'CeS. and only recently is
said to have declined an offer to head
a branch of’ the Federal secret service.
He is survived by his mother and two sis
Eternal Triangle Again.
Richmond. Va., Aug. 10.—The eternnl
triangle as in the case of Detective Ser
geant Harvey Burke who was shot to
death July 28th was indirectly responsi
ble for the slaying last night of Detec
tive Sergeant Burtici. Burtici was kill
ed when he was about to stop an auto
mobile in front of the house in the negro
district where just a short time before
Lewis Watkins, alias Polly Frances, ne
gro, had shot Ruth Glenn, negress, be
cause she was about to spurn him for
KLANSMEN STAGE NOTABLE
PARADE IN WASHINGTON
Estimates Vary as to Number of March
ers Down Pennsylvania Avenue.
Washington, Aug. B.—The Ku Klux
Klan paraded in white-robed thousands
today through the streets of the national
capital nnd then in a public mooting
that was interrupted by a rainstorm, ic-
newed its vows at the foot of the
For a little more than three hours,
Peimsylvauia avenue was tilled with
great patches of white as group after
group of the marchers essembled from
a score of states, passed along from the
eapitol to the treasury.
Some of the delegations went by 30
abreast, making an unbroken rank from
Curb to curb. Some marched by tens and
some iu ranks of four, while ut frequent
iutcrvals there were breaks to permit
high potentates to walk alone at the
head of their commands, but during most
of the three hours the stream moved by
at quick step in solid phalanx.
The uneven alignment of the proces
sion made it impossible to estimate with
precision how many took part in i*.
Kluu officials themselves ’id not agree
U!M>n the total, but many of them were
included to hold that their promise of
a parade of 50,000 had been made good.
Few estimates ran above that figure, and
some were far below it. Police estimates
placed the. number of marchers ’at 30,-
Among the banners in the parade were
those from Newport News, Richmond,
Culpepet, Charlottesville , Va.; Erwin,
Tenn.; Fredericksburg, Mineral, Va.;
Miami Jacksonville. Cumberland, Md.;
Perryville, Md.; Slk, Md.; and Hager
stown Md. There was insignia from
North Carolina and Alabama, among
The avenue was ropel along its curbs
with steel cables as is on inauguration
days. Behind on the sidewalks crowds
gathered to see the unusual picture.
The klansmen marched with visors
raised, complying with a capital police
brdunce against the wearing of masks.
An’ intermittent breeze played with the
long clonks and capes but failed to warn
off the oppressive heat of an afternoon
dull sunshine and threatening clouds.
Extra policemen were stationed two
or three to the block along the parade
route, and a guard of marines patrolled
the treasury, as is customary during un
usual public gatherings. As a further
precaution, all police reserves in the
I city were held on duty at their precinct
I polices stations.
OF. COTTON PICKERS
Grist Goes to Harnett County to De
termine Feasibility of Proposed Plan.
Raleigh,-Aug. 10.—Feasibility of plans
for the formation of a mobile army of
eotton pickers to be used in the harvest
ing of the eotton crop of the State were
investigated in Harnett county yesterday
by Frank Grist, stale commissioner of
labor and printing, in consultation with
H. A. Edge, Harnett county farm demon
Fanners from various sections of the i
state have asked the aid of the depart
ment of labor and printing in securing
labor for the picking of the cotton crop
this year. Plans for doing this eco
nomically have beeeji presented by farm
ers of Harnett county. Mr. Grist went
to Lillington yestefday to disduss the ,
plan. L i
It is proposed t</ divede each county
into communities. TThe army of pickers
will go into each flbinmnnity, one after
the other, and systematically pick the .
The department <n labor and printing
was very successful|in organizing a mo
bile army of farm laborers to aid in the
harvesting of the truck crops some titrne
THE COTTON MARKET
Influence of Latest; Government Crop
Forecast Reflected In Opening Ad
vance of 18 to 24 Points.
(By the Associated Press)
New York. Aug. 10.—The influence of
Saturday's government crop figures was 1
reflected by opening advance of 16 to !
24 points iu the cotton market today.
Except for covering, however, there ap
peared to be little demand, and prices
soon weakened under liquidation and sell
ing aeeompauied by bearish comment on
Saturday's ginning figures, and a favor
able view of weather reports. '
December contracts cased off from 24.38
to 23.96 by the end of the first hour with
the general market unsettled and about '
5 to 14 jioints net lower. Private cables
said it was considered in Liverpool that
the government crop figures were offset
by the ginning figures and local operators
were rejiorted sellers on the decline in
anticipation of an early increase of hedge
selling from.the south.
Cotton futures opened firm. Oct.
24.17; Dec. 24.35; Jan. 23.79; March
24.07; May 24.42.
SALISBURY COP’S CASE
FURNISHES TOWN TALK
R. S. Monroe Reinstated But Mayor Says
He Wilf Not Sign Vouchers For His
Salisbury, Aug. 9.—Plainclothes Of
ficer Reid S. Monroe is back on the police
force of the city after a suspension of
two weeks. He was suspended by Mayor
Henderlite after Chief Cauble said he
had seen him in a car late at night with
a woman. The aldermen, however, failed
to sustain the mayqfcuj bis aettiou and
Monroe was ptit Rack ffiri Tffe force by
vote of the board. The mayor then re
fused to swear him in and a local magis
trate, D. IV. Julian, performed this of
fice. Now it is understood Mayor Hen
derlite states he will not sign vouchers
for the officer's pay. This feature will
be fought out when payday arrives. Of
ficer Monroe explained the presence of
the woman with him by saying she was
piloting him to a place where whisky
was hidden. When they arrived, how
ever, the whisky had been moved. This
case has furnished conversation here for
Cats Have, Universal Tongue. Author
Philadelphia, Aug. 10.—“ There is a
universal language among cats.”
So declared James H. Penniman. auth
or and brother of Dr. Josiah H. Penni
mpn, president of the University of
Penniman declared that the felines
have a language which is easy for man
to learn, and he has made a careful study
of their habits and language.
He is the author of “The Alley Rab- j
bit,” in which Raoul, the cat "hero,” |
was named by tiie neighborhood cats, j
Raoul was Penniman s pet in 1920 when i
lie wrote the story, lie said but has since 1
“Cats most certainly have a language
of their own,” declared Mr. Penniman.
“Ony one who stojis to listen can hear
a group of cats making appointments to
meet in some alley or backyard of an
1 evening. At the appointed time one can
see them coming to keep die date.’
Good Crops in Stanly, Despite the
Albemarle, Aug. 10. —Many reports of
good crops in Stanly county, in spite of
the drouth, are coming into the office of
County Agent O. 11. Phillips, lie re-
Mr. Phillips said this was due iu some |
cases to local showers but in most cases ,
to good cultural methods and a system ;
of soil building in which the land is well ’
prepared and supplied with humus. ]
Crimson clover, red clover and ios
ilepeza sods will keep the crops from ,
dryitjg vp,” said Mr. Phillips, "and the ,
farmers are, beginning to realize this ,
The eprn crop on some of the poorer ,
soils' is almost a complete failure and
cotton plants are beginning to shed
squares, but, due to the recent rains, the
cotton yields arc expected to he material
Largest Cotton Plantation in the World
is in Texas.
New York, Aug. 9. —A survey by the
New York cotton exchange shows that
G. L. Murray and sons own the world’s
largest cotton plantation at Crocketts,
Texas, which embraces approximately 17,-
000 acres, of which 12,000 acres are
planted in cotton. The crop averages
between 6,000 and 8,000 bales a year.
The plantation has produced as high as
12,000 bales in one year.
Decrease in Steel Orders.
(By the Associated Press)
New York, Aug. 10.—Unfilled orders of
the United States Steel Corporation on
July 81st made public today totalled 3,-
530,467 tons, a decrease of 170.991 tons
compared with the end of the preced
ing month, *
FOREVER, RE SAYS
Wanted to Help Spas Girl
But Admits That He Start
ed In Wrong Way.—Did
Not Know Girl Before.
LIKE A FOOL
Has Come to Conclusion
That Mary Louise Can Be
Swayed Very Eeasily When
Money Is Pul Before Her.
(By the Associated Press)
New York. Aug. 10.—'While Mary
Spas. 21-year-old Bohemian actress, was
in hiding today, Edward W. Browning,
wealthy real estate operator who wished
to adopt her, frankly admitted he was
a "damn fool.”
Before entering a conference with Dis
trict Attorney Newcombe. of Queens, re
garding annulment of Mary's adoption,
Browning issued a statement dealing with
the girl's assertion that she intended to
"Mary double crossed me,” stated
Browning. "I have been a damn fool,
but 1 'have not done anything I need to
be ashamed of. I have forestalled Com
missioner' Byrd and Newcombe by de
manding a physical, examination of the
girl be made.”
In his statement, Browning told of a
visit Sunday by a newspaper man who
offered Mary SSOO for a series of ar
“I am very sorry to say I am con
vinced that a SSO bill can sway her very
largely,” Browning said. “Hereafter if
I have anything to do with girls they
will be Americans.”
Browning concluded his statement with
tiie assertion that he was through with
philanthropy forever. "I wanted to give
her air education,” he said, "but I started
wrong. The story that I knew the girl
before adoption is absolutely false.”
A reward of SSOO was offered today
by Robert Dunnett, business associate
of Browuing, for information of the,
whereabouts of Mary. He did not ex
plain the purpose of his search.
Attorney 'Newcombe declared the girl
was making a “revolting" effort to capi
talize the notoriety she had obtained.
"There is nothing romantic in this in
cident,” he said. “An examination of
t'.iis young woman will prove to aiiy-one
that she is designed and unscrupulous,
and that she was seeking to obtain only
ease and luxury.”
“It is the same old story underlying
crime—easy money and something for
nothing. But you cannot flout common
decency and truth, which is the bulwark
of the American home, and get away
DESPERATELY INJURED IN
Greensboro Man Runs Over Youth at
Spencer, Injuring His Skull.
Spencer, Aug. 8. —Knocked down by
a car owned and driven by J. H. Ties,
of Greensboro, late Thursday afternoon,
Edison Sabastine, seven-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Z. T. Sabastine, of Spencer,
is iu a precarious condition in the Salis
bury Hospital where he was carried im
mediately after the accident on the na
tional highway at the northern limits of
It is said the lad was playing along
one side of the street and just as the
Greensboro ear swept along jumped in
| front of it so quickly that the driver
! was powerless to stop until the lad had
| been knocked down. It was stated that
j his skull was fractured requiring the re
moval of a part of the bone, his face
badly cut and collar bone broken. While
desperately hurt at last accounts it was
hoped the youngster will recover.
Mr. Ties stopped his car, did all he
could for the relief of the boy and re
mained iu Spencer a day or more watch
ing his condition.
PRICE OF GASOLINE
REDUCED ONE CENT
Standard of New Jersey Slakes Cut and
Other Companies Quickly Follow Suit-
Now York. Aug, S.—The tank wagon
' price of gasoline was reduced 1 cent a
gallon today in the territories served by
the Standard Oil ompany of New Jer
sey, the Gulf Regning company nnd the
Standard Oil company of Louisiana.
The Atlantic Refining company will fol
low with a similar decrease Monday.
The cut was initiated by the Standard
of New Jersey and was quickly follow
ed by the other companies, The Standard
of New Jersey's new quotation in New
Jersey in 18 cents; North Carolina 19
cents. South Carolina 19 1-2 and Wash
ington, D. C., 18 cents.
Youth Foresakes Wraith to Play Cab
New York. Aug 10.—Rather than be
the heir apparent to 30 lumber yards
and become a settled nrtd respected busi
ness man, William H. Mitchell, 24,
Princeton graduate, came to Greenwich
Village from Buffalo, to poll ml a piano
in a cabaret for SSO a week. He left the
mansion of his parents in Buffalo with
out their knowledge and Mr. nnd Mrs.
A. Mitchell were stricken with grief.
Mr. Mitchell came here yesterday and
inserted advertisements in the papers of
fering a reward of SSOO for information
of his son’s whereabouts A friend of the
young man divulged the address of a
small hotel in the village where Wil
liams was staying.
“William ia a musical geuiua and
couldn’t stand the routine of a busi
ness office,” the older man told Reporters
after the happy reunion at the Hotel
Vanderbilt.' William is returning home
with his parents.
WHERE HUMANS HAVE TAILS
And Birds Know Chemistry, and Build
Their Own Incubators.
Oakland, Calif., Aug. 10.—There’s a
land where humans have tails and birds
know chemistry and build their own in
And H. A. Snow, curator of t I'-ft.P-"- 1
land Museum and world fam\ t ttira
game hunter and wild life I StsA e
ducer, is preparing an exped \t r
reginu, to stalk both in their natural
habital nnd, through movies, tell the
world about them-
Snow's big game hunt through Africa,
where he successfully shot with guns and
camera, iis still attracting attention
as a cinema thriller. Stampeding ele
phant herds and chasing giraffes in
flivvers were some of the high spots.
Tin-ills in the Artie.
The trip of Snow and his son. Sydney,
through the artie regions, replete with
discovery of bodies of long lost explorers,
with hand-to-hand fights with polar
bears and with frail boats battling
whales is also holding attention through
the movieized diary being shown.
But neither of these thrilling expedi
tions is just up to the standard of ac
complishment that Snow and his son
hope to set.
“Every couj)le of years, there comes
word of ape-tailed men from the South
Seas.” says Snow. “To date, though,
nothing corroborative has been brought
out by the several expeditions going in
scroll of these tribes.
Seek Whole Tribe.
“With the evolution question now al
most a national issue, there is more than
usual interest in tail-bcuriag humans.
We have been gathering information
for years, and believe we shall find not
mere individuals possessd of eailual ap
pendages, but an entile tribe so distin
guished or marked ”
And the birds that build their own in
“It is the calayan or moundbuilder, a
rare variety of the megapod species that
is scattered through tiie Pacific island
districts.” explains the 'curator-explorer.
“They are the size of turkeys and
somewhat of the same order. They live
in colonies, and even build a community
incubator to hatch their young.
“With their powerful feet, the females
build huge mounds of mud and vegeta
ble matter—mounds 60 feet in diameter
and five or six feet in high. The top of
these heaps are hollowed, so they will
How Heat Is Supplied.
“The eggs are carefully placed in
holes dug under the mound. Ruin starts
decay of the vegetable matter in the
mound, and the resulting fermentation
generates heat to hatch the eggs.
“Sanitation is also known to these
birds. Each night they return to the
mound, dig out the eggs for a short air
ing. then carefully replace and cover
them, always with the air chamber up
“In this manner, the entire incubation
process is carneffTmt. Wfteii Hie viMnlg
emerge from the shell and clamber out
of the mound, they are well pledged and
can even fly a little.”
These are but two of the rarities the
Snows seek to bag with gun or camera
during their next expedition. But the
ape-tailed man and the bird who knows
chemistry are sure to be the stars of the
SCHWARTZ COMMITS SUICIDE
Chemist Killed Man. Tried to Bum Body
and Leave Impression It Was His
Oakland. Calif.. Aug. 9.—Trapped in
an aparement here, Charles Henry
Schwartz, abject of a nationwide search
in connection with the mysterious mur
der in the Pacific Cellulose Company
plant at Walnut Creek, committed sui
cide early today.
Schwartz, believed to have killed a
laborer and attempted to incinerate the
body in a plot to collect more than SIOO,-
000 insurance, shot himself through the
head when policemen surrounded the
apartment. He had been hiding there
since July 30th, when the body was
In a note to his wife, who is the prin
cipal beneficiary in the insurance and
who steadfastly maintained the body
found in the plant was that of her hus
band, Schwartz admit ted the murder.
SCOTT WEAVING BASKETS
IN THE INSANE ASYLUM
Still Insists That He Is Not Insane But
Took That Way to Get Out of Trou
(3y the Associated Press)
Chicago. Aug. 10.—Russell Scott, con
! victed murderer of Joseph Maurer fouud
a new task awaiting him at the Chester
asylum for the criminal insane today. He
will spend }iis time weaving baskets, ac
cording to word received here. Asylum
officials are holding to the belief that his
insanity is not sufficient to prevent liim
doing constructive work.
Sciiit last night scouted the idea that
he was insane at all. “I am lio more
crazy than you are,” he told Supt. Stub
blefield. "but this seemed the only way
out of it.”
PROGRAM WEEK OF AUGUST
, Monday and Tuesday
TOM MIX in
“THE DEADWOOD COACH”
His latest and greatest picture. It’s
q Fox' Special
AND NEW—NOT OLD
“TIIE TROUBLE WITH WIVES”
With Florence Vidor, Tom Moore,
Ester Ralston nnd Ford Sterling.
Thursday and Friday
“THE STREETS OF FORGOTTEN
With Percy Marmont, Neil Hamilton,
BUCK JOffES 0}
“HEARTS AND SPURS”
i Fox Special
l If it’s a Fox Tom Mix, it’s a New
■ Picture and if Not It’s Old. We show
his New Pictures.
• [TODAY'S i
« NEWS €
9 TODAY i
. NO. 191
The Chief Executive Studies
Them So As to Be Able to
Make Up Mind As to Tax
Reductions to Favor.
Intimated That Chief Execu
tive Will Want Reductions
Amounting t o Perhaps
More Than $300,000,000.
(By tie Associated Fren)
Swampseott, Mass., Aug. 10.—1’resi
lient Coolidge hud the tirst opportunity
today to go over the budget for next
year and to study accurate statistics on
File condittion of the treasury at the
close of the last fiscal year, two proposi
tions which will determine the amount of
tax reductions he will recommend to the
next Congress. Director Lord of the
budget, who has filed his report, was on
the executive's calendar today. It was
the first conference arranged by the Pres
ident with the budget heud.
On the basis of the statements of Mr.
Lord, t’he President will frame his rec
ommendations for tax reductions, the
major proposition which will face the
next Congress. Administration officials
have tentatively planned for reductions
amounting from $500,000,000 to $500,-
Swampseott, Aug. 10. —President Cool
idge today approved a tentative budget
for next year’s' appropriations calling
for a reduction of $20,000,040 over this
Dim-tor Lord, of the budget, presented
- the estimates which come within the fig
ure directed by Mr. Coolidge in his ad
dress at the last business meeting of the
Although the data was not made pub
i lie. it is understood that the army and
: navy will bear a good portion of the cut
. next year. President Coolidge has de
i dared he believed an adequate defenese
could be maintained at less expense.
. The budget which is for $3,080,000,000
. is only tentative and hearings will be
- held in the fall before final figures are
• presented to Congress. On a basis of a
- surplus of $250,000,000 in the Treasury
on June 30th and an estimated surplus of
i $200.0001)0 for the present fiscal year.
- reductions amounting to at
1 least $300,000,000 would be warranted.
HOPE FOR PREVENTION OF
COAL STRIKE FADES AWAV
Lewis Says Further Negotiations Use
less Unless Owners Yield.
Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. o.—Hope
that anthracite operators and miners
might reconcile their differences in time
to avert a suspension of operations Sep
tember Ist faded tonight.
John L. Lewis, president of the Unit
ed Mine Workers of American, informed
Samuel D. Warriner, chairman of the
anthracite operators’ conference, that fur
ther negotiations were useless until the
operators abandoned their opposition to
wage increases and adoption of the
Mr. Lewis’ communication was in re
ply to Mr. Warriner’s comment of last
Thursday on the original Lewis letter
which predeced the breaking up of the
scale conference on the previous Tues
Writing under date of yesterday Mr.
Lewis, in his letter to Mr. Warriner, said
in part: w- *NW
‘ You Atlantic City conferees informed
the mine workers’ representatives that
they would reject and demand that would
disturb the factor of mine costs. In ad
dition. they rejected the request for the
full recognition of the union. Your let
ter confirms the position of your commit
tee. lie it so. We do not have any
further inclination to argue. I will be
glad to hear from you when you aban
don this position.
“We do not care to arbitrate. Thanks
for the offer. It will be long before we
recover completely from your previous
arbitration treatment and until we do
we will modestly decline to accept your
I/mg Sleeves Now.
Naples, Aug. 10.—For some days past
the women of Naples have been wearing
long sleeves, notwithstanding the high
temperature. They are afraid to do
otherwise, for several ladies have found
on their return home, after they have
been, out with bare arms, that mark in
indelible ink disfigured them.
A report has gone around that this
was the work of certain officious Fascisti.
who acted as they did in the name of
public morals. The Fascisti are indig-
I naut at this, and have sent out a com
munication saying that they have had
nothing whatever to do with these out
rages, and that such conduct on the part
of any one constitutes in itself an act
against public morals.
WHAT SAT'S BEAR SAYS
Generally fair tonight and Tuesday,
except local thundershowers along coast
.this afternoon or tonight.