North Carolina Newspapers

Rumor That He Will Give t
Up Post Set in Motion
Again by His Call on
President Coolidge.
But He Is Not at All Cer
tain He Will Be Physic
ally Able to Stay on the
(By the Associated Press)
Swampseott, Aug. 12.—The visit of
Secretary of War John W. Weeks at
White Court has strengthened the be
lief he will never return to the cabi
President Coolidge intimated as
much yesterday after the Secretary,
leaving his residence alone for the first
time since he was stricken se
riously ill last spring, had talked with
him for an hour. Wr. Meeks declar
ed his return to Washington hinged on
the complete recovery of his health.
He said he had many things to do at
his home at Manchester, N. H., where
he intends to motor tomorow from
his Gloucester residence.
Several possible, successors have
been mentioned, among them Chas. I).
Hilles, republican national committee
man from New York, and Dwight Dn
vis. of Misouri, now acting Secretary
of War.
Although' be still is under a physi
cian's care, Mr. Weeks is spending his
time entirely in resting. He declined
to d : HCUss what he had said to Pres
ident Coolidge regarding his resigna
Secretary Weeks Calls on Coolidge.
Swampseott, Mass., Aug. 11.—Sec
retary Weeks called on President Cool
idge late today and stated upon leav
ing he was undecided as to whether
he would return to his office in Hie
The secretary, although looking
well, still is under physicians’ care
and is s(lending his time entirely In
resting. He his Gloucester
horde ThiirtWay to go to his summer
residence at Lancaster. N. H.
As a result of serious illness of the
secretary and the probability of his
retirement, Reveral names have been
mentioned as a possible successor, in
cluding Charles D. Hilles, Republi
can national committeeman from New
Y’ork, and Dwight Davis, of Missouri,
now acting secretary. Mr. Hilles
conferred here with the President
early in the summer.
The visit came somewhat as a sur
i prise and was described by Mr. Weeks
as a social one. It is the first time
he has left his home since he became
ill in Washington- seveiran months
ago. »
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the only way of teaching a man how
comfortable riches arc. Read new ad.
of Cabarrus Savings Bank.
The J. C. Penny Co. has two new
styles in pumps at $2.08 per pair.
They are beauties.
A porch that harbors a Victrola is
a porch of joy and comfort. Sec ad. of
the Kidd-Frix Co. •
At the Concord Theatre today only
“Daughters Who Pay." Extra “Boys
Will Be Joys”.
Final reduction on all ready made
wearing apparel beginning Thursday
at Robinson's. Attractive prices on
attractive dresses.
One Hundred and Twenty Persona
Die in Motor Wrecks.
Chicago, Aug. 12.—One hundred
and twenty persons were killed in
automobile accidents in eleven middle
western states last week, an increase
of a score from the previous week.
The death list in Ohio was 31, while
twenty fatalities were recorded (n
Illinois, mostly in Chicago and vi
• cinity. The record in other states
follows: Indiana, 15; Texas and MiA
, igan, 10 each; Missouri, and Minne
sota, nine each; lowa, seven; Kansas,
■five; Oklahoma, three, and South Da
"kota, one. In addition, several hun
dred were injured.
By means of a dip net, an Eskimo
woman will catch an average of one
little auk a minutes, as they fly
through the air.
Theatre 1
Special Show ing Today Only
Who Pay”
With John Bowers, Marguerite
DeLaMotte and all Sfar Cast
Our Gang Comedy
k I Special Organ Music by C.
Wm. Klaasette
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Program For The Cabarrus
County S. S. Convention
Sessions of Convention Wi
August 20th, at St. Step
Beginning at 10. a. m.
The following is the program for the
Cabarrus County Sunday School Con
vention to be held at St. Stephens
Lutheran Church, Thursday, August
Morning Session.
10:30 —Song.
Scripture reading and prayer—Rev.
J. A. Yount.
10:45—Effective Plans for Work
With Children in the Sunday School.
Miss Eugenia lore, Concord, Chil
dren’s Division Superintendent Cabar-.
rus County Sunday School Associa
tion. ,
11:15—Business Period;
Reports of County and Township
Appointment of committees.
Record of Attendance.
11:40—Lesson Preparation. Dr. D.
W. Sims, Raleigh, General Snpt. N.
C. S. S. Association.
12:15—Offering for Support of the
Stnte and County Sunday School As
Dinner at the Church. Everybody
come and bring a basket.
Afternoon Session.
I:3o—Childrens Department Work
ers Conference, led by Miss Eugenia
Lore, County Supt. Children's Divis
Scripture Reading and Prayer—
Rev. J. D. Maeder.
2:ls—The Sunday School Organized
for Service—Mr. R. P. Benson. Vice-
President Cabarrus County Sunday
School Association.
2:3s—Reaching and Holding Adults
in the Sunday School —Mr. D,„ W.
8 :10—Opportunities for Progress—
Mr. J. E. Sharpe, Supt. Adult Divis
ion Cabarrus County, S. S. Associa
3:3s —Suggestion and Problem
Solving period. Everybody requested
to present their suggestions and prob
lems for discussion.
4:oo—Business period :
Reports of Committees and Election
of Officers.
- Presentation of Attendance pennant.
A pennant will be presented to the
Sunday School having in the Conven
tion the largest number of representa
tives, Sixteen Years of Age and Over,
according to the number of miles
traveled. Records will be taken at
each session of the convention. The
pennant will be presented at the
dose of the session Thursday nfter
Cauthen, of Charlotte, Starts Action
In Effort to Get 930,000 Damages.
Charlotte, Aug. 11.—The Pomoua
Mills, Inc., of Greensboro, in named
defendant in a suit for $30,000
started in Mecklenburg Superior
court by J. Z. Cauthen, master
mechanic at the Savonn Mills here,
who claims that amount for the death
of his 21-year old son who was ac
cidentally killed while working in
the Greensboro plant.
Mr. Cauthen in his complaint nets
forth that hie son, W. E. Cauthen,
was killed when he caught a small
water pipe to steady himself while
walking along the top of a large
water main in the Pomona mills, the
small pipe having become charged
with a high voltage of electricity. ’
' The youth was killed July 13,
after having been employed in the
mill for only a week, according to
the complaint, which charges neglig
ence on the part of the corporation in
failing to provide a safe place for
him to work.
Gives Big Sum For Education.
Chicago, Aug. 11. —Most of the
$2,300,000 estate of Edward Rector,
noted patent attorney, has been will
ed to de Pauw University, Green
castle, Ind-, which he never attended.
Annual scholarships at de Pauw for
every high school in Indiana were in
cluded in the bequests.
- Sipce 1014, when he became in
terested in de Pauw, Mr. Rector had
made numerous gifts to it and at
the time of bis death 500 of its stu
dents were bring educated at his ex
pense. He was trustee.
Thomas Jefferson invented the swiv
el chair. 1
Nearly 500 Accidents on State
Highways in Past Six Months
Some startling figures are shown in
the semi-annual accident report re
cently compiled by the maintenaye
department of the Btate highway coin
mission, which shows that accidents
are on the increase on the State
highway system and that “speeding”
still leads the list of causes of fatal
accidents while “Intoxicated drivers”
and “careleosnesa” tie for second
Four hundred and ninety-seven ac
cidents are reported during the pe
riod from January 1, 1023 to July
1, 1025, in which fifty-four persons
were killed and four hundred and
aixty-nine Injured. The fifth dis
trict, composed of counties in the
Piedmont sections, leads thf Ust with
one hundred and nineteen accidents,
■even fatalities, and nineyt-flve in-
Jurlea. .
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Said to Be Wanted in West Virginia
on Charge of Embexzling $300,000.
(By the Associated Press)
Los Angeles, Aug.
Ward, said to be wanted in West Vir
ginia on a charge of embezzling $300,-
000 in funds on the Bank of Ben
wood, was arrested here last night.
Police detectives who took him into
custody said he at first denied his
identity, but later broke down and ad
mitted he is the man wanted.
Ward is alleged to have confessed
that he, while assistant cashier of the
bank, conspired with other officials
of the institution in the embezzlement
of the $300,000.
He said he had received only a
small share of the money which was
part of a widow’s trust fund, and un
der control of one of the officials.
His hank balance now, he added, was
but $147.
Steamer Glen Anile Went Around
and Is Resting Easily Off Middle
(By the Associated Proas)
Norfolk. Aug. 12.—The British
stMHMcryMUcw Arolc. -dmrmlr fMt ikJ*
timore heavily loaded, went aground
off Middle Orotind today. The ship
ran into one of the humps just off
the channel, and was reported as rest
ing easily on the bottom by observers
at the Cape Henry weather station.
The toast guard tug. Carabaset,
which was in the vicinity, was or
dered to stand by to render assistance
|if necessary, although it is expected
the ship will be afloat at 'high water
today. The tide was at the lowest
point when the ship went aground.
Election of Officers Most Important
Business Before State Federation of
U)or Meeting.
(By the Associated Press)
Winston-Salem, August 12.—The
State Federation of Labor which op
ened its annual session here today, be
gau its final session at 0 o’clock this
morning. The principal business be
fore the federation today will be the
election of officers and selection of a
meeting place next year.
Following adjournment the visitors
will be taken on sight seeing tour
through several of the large manufac
turing plants of the city.
Two Wive* Come to Bury Aviator
Killed in Crash.
Los Angeles. Aug. 11—As an
aftermath to an airplane crash Fri
day in which William R. .Coe, world
wfcr aviator lost his life, two women,
each of whom supposed she was Coe’s
lawful wife came today and concurred
in funeral arrangements for the dead
As a result of their conference, the
body will be turned over to Coe’s
ffither who will take it for burial to
Alma, Nebr.
After the conference the two
widows announced their meeting had
resulted in an enduring friendship.
Fire on Striking Mill Workers.
(By the Associated Press)
Tien Tsin, China, Aug. 12.—Chi
nese police and the military were com
pelled to fire on striking mill workers
when they staged a demonstration
yesterday. Eight of the strikers
were wounded, mostly in their legs.
Causes of fatal accidents arc given
as follows: Speeding 13; intoxicated
drivers 7; cars parked on highway
5; faulty cars 2: blinding lights 3;
pedestrians walking on highways 3;
skidding on If wet highway t!; care
lessness 7; reckless driving 4; inex
perienced drivers 2; Causes unknown
2. Almost halt of the total acci
dents occurred on straight roads,
while eleven occurred at grade cross
ings, carelessness and speeding being
the cause of these accidents in every
From the above figures it would ap
pear that motor car drivers in North
Carolina still have something to learn.
There are those who do not yet know
that gasoline and alcohol will not
mix and that'one cannot take a nap'
while driving along the road. '
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Iris a freshman at Southwestern
tolversity and Uvea in Bwufflwt
Trouble Centers In the JachooßvMe
Agreement.—Violation la Alleged.
Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. IL—lt
was learned today from an authority
high in the miners’ confidence that
the present policy of the United
Mine Workers of America is to de
mand that any government interven
tion in the hard coal industry take
into account the re-establishment of
the Jacksonville agreement in soft
From now on, it was said wage
contract conditions affecting 158,000
hard eoal miners and 500,000 soft
coal miners must be considered joint
ly by an anthracite mediator to gain
cooperation from the miners’ union.
Anthracite operators recently as
serted belief that the key to the
union’s strategy this summer was a
determination to win redress of al
leged wrongs in soft ooal fields
through hard coal pressure upon
public authorities.
The United Mine Workers deny
this. But they now assume, it was
stated definitely, that the breaking
•off of anthracite seals uegotiatid)#
thetr pledge to the anthracite opCr-’
theyir pledge to the anthracite oper
ators to keep hnrd and soft eoal
operators diverged.
Any agreement now, which would
seek to heal this break, and thus
avert or shorten a costly anthracite
suspension also should take cogniz
ance of wagge cutting and repudia
tion of the Jacksonville contract, ns
alleged in union soft eoal territory by
John L. lewis, president of the
union, and his associates..
Opened Steady at Advance of 2 Points
on August, Bat Generally Lower.
(By the Associated Press) «
New Y’ork, Aug. 12.—-The cotton
market opened steady today at an ad-,
vance of 2 points on August, but gen
erally 6 to 11 points lower, owing to
relatively weak Liverpool cables. Full
response to the decline abroad were
prevented by continued trade buying
or covering, however, and after sell
ing off to 23.69 for December, or 10
points net lower, the market rallied.
Apparent uncertainty prevailed as to
the showing of today’s weekly weath
er report, the disposition to take prof
it on recent sales being promoted by
complaints -of high temperatures in
the southwest or claims of an improv
ed spot demand in some of the South
ern markets. . December sold up to
23.81 and the market held within a
few points of yesterday’s closing at
the end of the first hour.
Cotton futures opened steady. Oct.
23.50; Dec. 23.75; Jan. 23.23; Mar*.
23.52; Mary *23.86.
Fierce Forest Fires in Northwest.
(By the Associated Press!
1 San Francisco, Aug. 12.—Forest
fires in the Pacific northwest were re
ported today as the worst for many
years, but gradually improving. In
British Columbia they have taken a
toll of five lives in the last twenty
four hours, and two men have been
driven apparently insane by incessant
toil, in attempting to save their home
steads from destruction. Four were
killed while fighting a blaze near Kev
olstoke, 250 miles from Vancouver,
while another lost his life in a blase
on Vancouver Island.
Coast Guard Cutter Ashore.
(By the Associated Press)
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 12.—A cable
gram received here today from Una
laska, on Unalaska Island in the Aleu
tian Archipelago, stated that the U.
S. coast guard cutter Bear was ashore
at Cape Prince of Wales at the west
ern end of Seward Peninsula in Ber
ing Strait.
The message read: “Bear ashore on
Cape Prince of Wales village. Fresh
southeast winds.”
The stadium of the West Side
Tennis Club at Forest Hills, L. 1.,
which will be the scene of the nation
al championships this year can seat
more than 20,000 spectators. It is
the only concrete tennis stadium in
the world, except the one at Wim
In 1922 the privately owner cen
tral electric light and power stations
, were valued at $4, 229,357,000. They
| have increased enormously in value
since that time.
Reductions in the Tar Heel
State Range From Six
and a Half to Twenty Per
Cent., Says Commission.
This Reason Changes in
Rates Were Made, in the
Opinion of a Member of
N. C. C. Commission.
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, Aug. 12. —A statement ex
plnining'freight rate schedules recent
ly ordered effective by the Interstate
Commerce Commission, issued here
last night riiow that reductions affect
ing North Carolina from 6 1-2 to 25c
a hundred pounds would he made. The
statement was issued by Allen J.
Maxwell of the North Carolina Cor
poration Commission.
The purpose of the order of the fed
eral body, said Mr. Maxwell, was "to
set up within the South one mileage
scale of rates to govern all interstate
shipments of freight between points
within the stgitheast that move over
the standard system lines of railroads,
without any arbitrary or additional
charge for transfers or joint hauls.”
He also said it was intended to set
up a "comprehensive basis of through
rates to govern all shipments between
points in the South and all (mints
north of the gateway points on the
Ohio River and Virginia Cities and
east of the Mississippi,” and “to have
a system of rates within and to and
from the South that is free from vio
lations of the long and sdiort haul prin
Rudolph Disse, Charged With Slaying
Three Persons, Wins in First Court
(By the Associated Press)
Richmond, Yn., Aug. 12f— A change
of venue was granted today in the
case of Rudolph Disse, 30 year old
slayer of his sweetheart, his rival and
a police detective, and who seriously
wounded an automobile salesman who
he thought was a policeman trying to
stop him in his efforts to get to Hen
ry Grady Carter, his rival for the af
fections of Mrs. Vivian Peers, 18 year
old clothing model. The place from
where the venire men will be gathered
had not been made public when court
adjourned at 11:15 this mornipg un
til 10 a. m. tomorrow.
Judge Frederick W. Coleman, pre
siding, granted the request of the de
fense" for permission to have the pris
oner’s head X-rayed this afternoon by
Dr. E. L. Flannagun, engaged by the
defense. The picture will be made
this afternoon in the presence of Dr.
A. L. Gray, representing the common
wealth, for presentation to the court
to substantiate a plea of defense coun
sel indicated they will make', that a
blow the youth received on the head
in his boyhood had affected his men
Body Found on Byroad Near Missouri
Farm.—Was Killed by Youth.
(By the Associated Press)
Larmonte, Mo., Aug. 12.—A body
believed to be that of Adam Clawson,
of Lodi, N. Y., was found in a ditch
near a hedge on the farm of George
Myers, four miles southwest of La
monte today. An inquest will be
held tomorrow.
- The body was found by road work
ers in weeds along the highway about
four miles west of Lamonte. The
body, badly decomposed, was taken to
Lamonte and turned over to the cor
Some papers, including travelers
checks totalling S2OO were found on
the body.
The" body was identified as that of
Clawson, according to Deputy Sheriff
Georgia-Born Negress 100 Years Old
Leaves Over 300 Descendants.
Hartford. Conn.. Aug. 11. —Eliza
Hicks. 100 years old. born in slavery
and freed by President Lincoln’s
emancipation proclamation, died to
day at the home of her son, John
Hicks. Os the fourteen children born
to her, seven are living. She leaves
eighty grandchildren, 134 great grand
children and eight great-great-grand
ehiidren. She was born in Crawford
county, Georgia, March 15, 1825.
Wounded Man Caught in Watermelon
Gastonia, Aug. 11. —Dave Mitehem,
well known farmer of Lowell, is out
under a SI,OOO bond to await the out
come of injuries received by E. L.
Jamison, mill employe of Belmont,
who lies in the Presbyterian Hos
pital in Charlotte with wounds re
ceived at the bands of Mitehem. Mit
chem fired upon Jamison "when the
latter was caught in the farmer’s
watermelon patch.
Steamer Maude Free Again.
Seattle, Aug. 12.—The steamer
Maude, exploration ship of Capt.
. Roald Amundsen, bound in the ice
, through last winter in the Arctic
Ocean north of Siberia, has freed her
-1 eels and set out for Nome, Alaska.
Principals in Mystery Blast
Wlmmi an explosion destroyed tbe
laboratory of Charles Henry Selnvartz WmM*k. -jS
inventor, at Walnut Creek, Cal.. Mrs. jHKgK “SSte.
Schwartz (above) identified a body t
found in the ruins as that of her >' ~ | W||B
husband. Police grew suspicious, :9V\ \ *, .xml
liiiwevcr. vi li>-u Waif i Cuuzales (lie- SK iiA **
mglit • lid S» Ii . \ JgU
bud ordered hint away from the place HHgHR ,;.
on the night of the bla-t. Now they
claim to have identified the body as ■HRJ’RpI
that of a ranch hand. and claim a *
Schwartz had plotted 'perfect
crime" and tied, lie had 8180.IKMI in
sura nee. He shown above, beside '•’
Mrs. Schwartz.
Police Are Preparing to
Take Action In What
Promises to Be One of
Worst Fights In Years.
(By the Associated Press)
New York, Aug. 12.—Rival gangs
in New York's underworld are arming
for war. News of the impending
trouble is contained in a confidential
order to the detective division of the
police force.
The order said to be without prec
edent in the history of the department,
does not give the cause of the trouble
between the gangs,, but says:
. “One is known as the Neary mob,
which hangs out along 7th and Bth
avenues, between 27th and 34th
streets. The others is the Diamond
mob. They have fallen out and have
sworn vengeance on each other for
some reason, and it is rumored they
are in an automobile looking for a
chance to kill members of opposing
“It is said the Diamond mob has
imported a mob of gunmen from De
troit to help them. The Neary mob
is said to have amalgamated with the
Linky Mitchell mob,'who has prom
ised to stick by Neary.”
Schalk Celebrates His 13th Anni
versary in Big Leagues.
New Y’ork, Aug. 11.—Ray Schalk
today celebrated the 13th anniver
sary of his entry into major league
baseball ns a catcher of the Chicago
White Sox by playing his 1,619th
game here. His period of service be
hind the bat has established a'record
in organized baseball.
Schalk observed the event by get
ting one single, drawing a pass.,
.stealing a base, scoring a run and
making an error. Blankenship, his
battery mate, held the Yankees to
two hits and postd a home run in the
Going to Cutter’s AW|
Seattle, Aug. 12.—The steamer
Oduna. of the Alaska Steamship Co.,
early today was hastening to the cut
ter Bear, veteran of the U. S. coast
guard, ashore in Bering Strait.
Edmonton was the first city in
Canada to have a municipal golf
Ohio School Boy Admits Murdering
New York Youth to Obtain His Car
Garden City, Kans., Aug. 11.—,
Fred Jordan. 17-year-old Ohio high .
school boy. killed Aden R. Clawson,
of Lodi, N. Y., neaV Jefferson City,
Mo.. August 1, to obtain Clawson’s
automobile, the youth confessed here
late today. ,
Clawson, jwho was driving to Colo
rado Springs, Coio., picked the youth
up somewhere near Jefferson City.
An hour later, according to the
youth’s confession, he shot Clawson.
Driving down a little traveled road,
Jordan’s confession continued, he
threw the body into a ditch or small
creek near a culvert. He told au
thorities the body would be found
somewhere between Jefferson City
and California, Mo.
Trial Has Almost Reached
Speech MalafTg~StH!re.—
Trial Much Shorter Than
Has Been Expected.'
(By the AiaocUted Press)
ltalcigh, Aug. 12.—The case of the
State agaiust four Raleigh ice dealers,
chargiug combination in restraint of
trade was expected" to reach the speech
making stage today after an unexpect
edly short trial. The case opened yes
terday after a jury had been drawn
and Judge Albion Dunn, presiding,
ruled that only the issues actually
involved in the present case could be
presented, which shortened the trial.
The state was expected to close today
and the defense offer its testimony, af
ter which the jury will be ready for
addresses by counsel for both sides.
Testimony Drought out tlie fact
that the price of ice during the sum
mer of 1924 was from 40c to 60c a
hundred pounds when the four dealers
were operating in competition: that
in the fall of 1924 they combined,
formed a delivery system to which
they sold all their ice. and the price
advanced to a new level, being 60c to
80c a hundred to the average consum
er. J. It. Witherspoon, of Raleigh, al
so testified that he had tried to pur
chase ice from the companies at the
price they delivered it to their deliv
ery company, hut was refused.
Guilford Lad Dies of Rabies.
Greensboro. Aug. 11.—Rabies ap
pears on the death certificate of
.1 aim's Warren Stafford, two-year
old Guilford county boy, as the
cause of death, the first from this
cause in this county in many years.
A month ago the boy was attacked
by a bull dog and severely bitten
about the, face and head. He died in"
severe convulsions Sunday morning.
Vaccine was administered after the
boy was bitten, but the bites being
on his face rendered the injection
MacMillan Planes Make Flight.
(By the Associated Press)
Washing! on, Aug. 12.—A 300-mile
flight over ice-covered mountains of
Ellsmere Island was made yesterday
by the three naval planes of the Mac-
Millan Arctic expedition.
i The confession was " obtained by
. Comity Attorney Ray B. Oalihan,
after the youth had persistently
denied any knowledge of Clawson
and said he purchased the automo
bile at Terre Haute. Ind.
Jordan was arrested here where of
ficers became suspicions of the ap
pearance of the boy and the ear.
They found a blood-stained suit
case containing clothing too large
for the youth. The car license tug
was identified and a telegram to
Clawson’s home brought the informa
tion that he was driving to Colorado
Jordan told -officers he was a foot
ball and basketball captain in an
Ohio high school last year.
NO. 193 ~
Rates on Anthracite £ga|l
to North Carolina WiH i
Be Lower Under Neif l
Ruling by I. C. C. Mm
——————— -SM
The Changes Will Effect 1
All Railroads Serving the 1
Smokeless Coal Districts |
of West Virginia. H
(By tbe Associated Press) if
Washington. Aug. 12.—Railroads J
serving the West Virginia smokeless J
coal districts were ordered by the In- ;]
terstate Commerce Commission today
to lay down a new basis of rates 3
which will allow movement of coal
to consuming territory including all
of the New England and north Atlaa* J
tie seaboard.
The Commission refused to order
general rate reductions on anthracite J
and possible' substitutes for anrthra
cite. Action was taken after an in- i
vestigation of several months.
One reduction in the anthracite ;
rates affecting all North Caroling
points which now pay an average of I
$7.00 a ton in freight on prepared I
anthracite was required and the Com- j
mission made the measure of the new ;
rate $5.75 tier tou from Pennsylvania j
to North Carolina, requiring railroads 1
to put the uew schedules Into effect i
within 90 days.
The study of rates on the antbra- 1
cite and other fuels for houeehould j
use was undertaken by the commis
sion with the assisstance of the Unit- j
ed Coal Commission and the possibil- |
it.v of making a reductiton of approxi
mately 10 per cent, in anthracite ,
rates was given particular attention.
Is Alleged to Have Used Scopes Case
For His Own Political ExptoKg. •
tion. J
Chicago. Au£ 11.—Clarence -D>ufc,
row. defense counsel in the John T.
Scopes Tennessee evolution trial, to
day charged that Judge John T.
Raulston, who presided at the trial,
used the ease to further his own po
litical ambitions.
Mr. Darrow, who is in Greeley,-
Colo., made his charges in a telegram' ;
to the Chicago Daily News in answer
to criticism of Mr. Harrow’s con-,
duct at the trial voiced by Judge
Raulston in an address here last
Sunday at a memorial meeting for
William Jennings Bryan. Judge
Raulston in his address referred
particularly to citing Mr. Darrow I
for contempt and said that Mr.
Bryan asked the leniency to be
shown his adversary. Mr. Harrow's
telegram to the News follows: •
“Judge Raulston was elected on a
fluke and is now campaigning for :
re-election this fall. The trial was
part of his campaign. He called the
grand jury and asked them to indict
Scopes in a hurry so that the case '
could be tried in his district. The in
dictment was illegal, as it was
brought too soon after convening of
a special grand jury, so the judge
had him re-indicted a month later, on
the day of the trial.
“On Sunday, three days before the
case was closed Mr. Bryan spoke -
twice in Dayton. Raulston waa 1
present at both meetings nnd sat on
the platform at one. He paraded his
fundamentalism all through the trial
and has given the people of Chicago
a chance to see what kind of trial ;
could have been held before him. ’, 5
“It was perfectly proper to call
Mr. Rryan, a recognized expert on
the Bible, to testify as to meaning of
story of creation. The questions ask
ed him were perfectly civil, but when
the examination had only commenc
ed. the judge came into court in the
morning and took Mr. Bryan off the
stand without any motion to that ef
fect being made in court.
“The judge may be glad he has a
limited education. One can not al
ways avoid being ignorant, but few
boast of it.
“The incident citing me for con
tempt is absorb. I did feel o con
tempt for his unfairness. I did show
it. as often happens by lawyers
court. 1 did npoUggize as I should
have done. This constantly happen*
in the court and the judge knows, al
though it never happened to me be
| In Mexico City symptoms of b(b
bonic plague have been found in ratg|
and the people living there are tak
ing measures to prevent a possible
Partly cloudy tonight and
( day with scattered thuuder»how«Bj|J

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