THE HANCE MURDERS
Alleged Member of Gang
Which Sought Venge
ance for Champan Ar
rest, Is Silent.
HANCES TOLD OF'
They Gave Hint to Police
That Resulted in the Ar
rest of the Notorious
Muneio, Ind., An*. IS—(As)—Ven
geance trailing those who testified
against Gerald C. Chapman, notorious
bandit, condemned to die for the mur
der of a Connecticut policeman, struck
down Ben Hanee and his wife near
here yesterday. Tlje Hances were
shot to death on the Anderson-Mun
cie highway. In a dying statement
inent Hanee laid the crime at the
door of (ieorge “Dutch” Anderson,
pal of Chapman, and Chas. “One
Arm" Wolfe, of Muncie.
It wns at the Hanee home that An
derson and Chapman lived after their
escape from the Atlanta penitentiary,
anil after Chapman attempted the rob
bery of the New Britain jewelry store,
which resulted in the slaying of a po
lice officer. Hnnce was one of the
chief witnesses against Chapman.
Just what occurred on the highway
before the fusillade of shots riddled
Hanee and his wife Has pot develop
ed. although Wolfe, arrested in Mun
cie last night, is held under heavy
guard. Wolfe refuses to talk. Mrs.
Hanee died instantly, while Hanee
lived long enough to gasp out on accu
sation against Anderson and Wolfe.
A terrified farmer's wife, Mrs.
Chas Cromer, standing on her front
I Kirch, witnessed the tragedy. She re
. "Three machines were coming down
the road, one a small coupe carrying
an Ohio license, a large red automo
bile and the Hanee car. The red ma
chine passed the others almost in
front of my bouse. The coupe pulled
„ in front of th»—tinnoe. ear,aod
stopped. Mrs. Hanee wns the first to
to alight from the machine. She was
barefooted. Her husband stepped out
a second later. A few wards were ex
changed and the bandits fired. Mrs.
Hnnce fell dead with a bullet through
her head. Hanee and a man suppos
ed to be Anderson began wrestling in
the road. Several shots were fired at
close rnnge. Other shots were fired
after him and he fell mortally wound
ed as he leaped over a fence into a
“The gunmen then turned their wea
pons on the red machine which had
stopped 200 yards up the Toad. An
other machine which passed also was
fired at before the two slayers jump
ed into the coupe and drove away.”
IN GASOLINE PRICES
Standard Oil Company of New Jer
sey Lowers Price Cent a Gallon
New York, Aug. 14.—A wide
spread reductions in gasoline price
throughout the eastern seaboard was
initiated today by the Standard Oil
company of New Jersey, which cut
wholesale quotations throughout its
territory 1 cent a gallon, the second
reduction by this eo'mpany within a
Similar action was taken by inde
pendent companies operating in the
territory—the Texas company, Sin
clair Refining company and the Gulf
Refining company. The Atlantic Re
fining company also lopped off 2
c.-nts from its retail gasoline prices
in eastern Maasachueetto, bringing . it
to the level of other companies.
Owing to excesaive gasoline stocks
on hand, the oil trade expects fur
ther reduction will follow today’s
price changes. ,
Cholera EpUende te Shanghai.
Shanghai, Aug. 15 —(A*)—Cholera is
epidemic in this city with a thousand
caseß estimated at present.
Tb«y are increasing at the rate of
10 to 50 cases daily with approxi
mately twelve per cent resulting In
death . No cases are reported among
Good nature never folia to pay
large dividends in good health.
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The Concord Daily Tribune
Sanatorium Patients Are
Crowding The Institution
It Will Be Necessary For Some Patients to Leave
Sanatorium to Make Roonf For Others Who Have
Sanatorium, N. C., Aug. 15.—OP)—
Sixteen pntients, all suffering from
tuberculosis and some of them bed
ridden, have been requested to
lenve the State Sanatorium here
for the treatment of the di
sease by September first if possible
and if not then, at the earliest possi
ble date afterward. Within the next
5 or 6 months, 18 to 20 other patients
in a similar condition will he served
with the notices to lenve. This poli
cy. adopted by the Board of Trustees
because of the lack of necessary build
ings, beds and maintenance funds, wns
ordered pnt into effect within two
months by a meeting of the Board held
here on July 7. Specifically, the Board
decided that all pntients ,iwho had
been at the institution 18 months or
longer must be required to lenve in
order to make room for other patients.
The 30 patients who will be affect
ed by the policy during the next five
months will go to various parts of the
State. Those who have families and
friends able to pay for their support
will go to private sanatoriums, those
with homes but without funds to af
ford private'sanatoriums will return
to their homes, those without funds or
homes will be returned to their home
counties where they will be placed in
the county homes if the counties have
no tubercular institutions in which to
treat them. Some of these patients
are bedridden, some of them are able
to be about for a limited time each
day; practically all of them have tu
berculosis in a stage of development
which presents little hope of a cure.
Death, with good treatment, may not
summon them for years; death, with
out good treatment, may visit them
within a short period. In practically
every case the disease has made such
progress that a total cure is regarded
as close to impossible. All of them
to live must have rest—by far the
greatest factors if not the greatest in
the treatment of the White Plague.
DEMOCRATS IN NEW
YORK HtTY BATTLE
Understood That Mayor
Hylan May Withdraw
From Primary and Enter
Race as Independent.
New York. Aug. 15— OP) —The at
tempt of Democratic leaders to con
fine the mayoralty split to the city
ticket by a so-called gentleman's agree
ment has apparently failed. The anti-
Hylan revolt has spread to all of the
five boroughs except Brooklyn, so far
as the county tickets are concerned.
Reports that Mayor Hylan would
withdraw from the race and enter the
November elections on an independent
ticket, or that be would remain in the
fight and run as an independent if de
feated in the primaries again gained
John P. Coahalnn, the mayor’s cam
paign manager, declined to pledge that
Mr. Hylan would not run inde
pendently if defeated in the primaries.
Suspended on Charge of False Swear
Salisbury, Aug. 14.—Mayor C. M.
Henderlite has made another cut into
the ranks of the local police force
by suspending J. G. (Pat) Reeves,
an officer which the mayor says, tes
tified in a case that he had a search
warrant when, according to the may
oi' he did not have one. The officer
says lie was acting in good faith and
that the thought a warrant bearing
a previous date was all right for the
purposes for which he was using it.
At the time Reeves was accompany
-1 inf Reid Monroe, an officer who had
been suspended by the mayor and put
back by the -aldermen, and the mayor
had instructed that other officers
1 should not work with Monroe and
I that be would not sign vouchers for
Monroe’s giay. In this case Mon
s roe’s testimony differed froom Reeves’.
J Dr. R. Matt Patterson has returu
’ ed .from Asheville, where he attended
a clinic for several days.
• Wreak Vengeance on Those
Who Caused Chapman Arrest
Muncie, Ind., Aug. 14.—Charles
“One Arm” Wolf, one of the com
panions of George “Dutch” Anderson,
who late today shot and killed Ben
Hanee and, his wife because they' in
formed poliee Inst January of the
whereabouts of Gerald Chapman, no
torious mall robber, was capture! by
police late tonight.
Wolf was arrested at the home of
his mother-in-law, Mrs. Myrtle Htra
ban, in the downtown section of 'he
When arrested a car was found in |
Kof the Strahan home. ’This
• car which Anderson and Wolfe
arc suppose! to have been driving at
the time of the murder.
Muncie. Ind., Aug. 14. —Gerald
Chapman’s pal tonight wreaked veng
eance oh the informer who caused the
arrest last January of the notorious
1 * Ben Htoee, the informer, and hie
“The feeling of the Board," assert
ed I)r. P. P. McCain, superintendent
of the institution speaking for the
Board of Trustees, "is one of ex
treme regret that any such ruling be
came necessary but, in the face of
conditions, it was felt to be the best
course when the good of all was con
The institution is crowded to its
fullest capacity, stated Dr. McCain.
The institution has room for 300 tu
bercular patients and a waiting list
at the present time of 133, all of
whom have the disease in its earliest
stages and who might be restored to
usefulness if taken into the institu
tion at once. Under present condi
tions it is three months after a person
with the disease applies for admis
sion before he or she can be admitted
and three months within the institu
tion may be flie necessary time to
save a life while out of it the disease
may have developed to such a state
that the case becomes n most serious
one; sometimes impossible to cure.
When the 1!)25 legislature met, stat
ed Dr. McCain, the Sanatorium ask
ed for an appropriation for permanent
improvements of something over a
million dollars to care for about one
thousand cases. Told to trim this
request by the legislators in elinrge.
the amount was cut to $480,000 which
would have cared for the waiting list
as well as all patients now at the hos
pital. The legislature finally allowed
$137,000 which is only sufficient to
build a' children's building and a
nurse's home, two additions to the in
stitution which the Board considers
to be vitally necessary.
The Sanatorium, continued Dr. Mc-
Cain, has dining room, kitchen, and
all basis units except buildings for
beds to care for double its present
capacity. Had the appropriation re
quest of $480,000 been allowed the
capacity could have been doubled and
(Concluded on Page Six.)
MIRXIIG TIME DOW
Commissions at Work on
Belgian Debt Will Have
Little to Do Under Agree
ment Until Tuesday.
Washington, Aug. 15.—OP)—The
American and Belgian debt commis
sions were marking time today in
their negotiations over the funding of
the little kingdom's $480,000,000 war
debt to the eUnited States.
Work of the two commisions was
suspended yesterday until Tuesday to
permit both parties to take up the
progress to date with higher officials of
their respective governments, and to
receive additional instructions how to
proceed in the matter.
Secretary Mellon and Scnntor Smoot
of the American commission, were
en route to Plymouth, Vt., to lay all
the facts before President Coolidge
while the visiting delegation was in
touch by cable with its own govern
Cooleemee Beats Gibson Mill Outfit.
Cooleemeei, Aug- 14. —With a
wonderful brand of pitching seldom
seen anywhere. Miley of the Coolee
mee team tamed the Gibson Mill
team from Concord on the home
grounds yesterday by the score of 9
to 3. Except for errors of Gilbert.
Click and Smith the visitors would
not have scored.
For 40 innings Pitcher Miley has not
allowed an earned run. He Has allowed
! eight hits per game. Four runs have
been scored on him due to errors of
his team mates. The Gibson Mill
team is composed of stars from
i Carolina, State, Lenoir, and other
I colleges, while the Cooleemee team is
- made up of all home boys, but are
. stars on .some of the colleges. Not a
hired man is on our club.
Turn on the “Go" Sign. I’m on
1 my way to buy some of that beauti
ful uottcry at Kidd-Frix's. 15-2 t-c.
wife were idiot to death by George
“Dutch” Anderson, who was convict
ed with Chapman of a million dollar
New York mail robbery and shared
his prison sentence and subsequent
escape from Atlanta penitentiary.
While Chapman and Anderson were
in hiding at Ranee’s home last win
ter, Hanee informed police authori
ties and Chapman was surrounded cn
the streets of Muncie, January 18th,
Anderson was not trapped when
the detectives closed in on Chapman
last January and had kept himself
safely hidden until tonight.
The bodies of Hanee and his wife,
the former still alive but dying, were
discovered a few minutes after the |
shooting by a passing motorist bnt no
trace of Anderson was found.
Champan’s arrest was brought
aboqt by local officials working with
(Continued on Pag* Two)
North Carolina’s Leading Small City Daily
CONCORD, N. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 1925
STATE CROPS LAST
MONTH DECLINED ON
Crop Reporting Service
Finds That July Was Too
Dry for Most Crops In
All Parts of the State.
IS VERY GOOD
Despite Decline in Condi
tion Some Crops in Bet
ter Shape Now Than
They Were Last Year.
Raleigh. Aug. 15. —OP)—Farmers of
North Carolina were heavy sufferers
from drought conditions in North Car
olina during the month of July, a re
port issued last night by the crop re
porting service of the federal and
state departments of agriculture show
ed. Tobacco, com, peanuts, sweet
potatoes, hay, apples, pears, peaches
and grape crops declined during the
thirty-day period, the loss to farmers
running well over $10,000,000,
The drought condition brought a
number of crops to a condition less
favorable than that on July Ist, but
in some instances the average was
still higher than that of 1924. The
loss of the tobacco farmers alone "was
estimated at $9,288,000. It was es
timated 30,000,000 pounds had been
ruined by the drought but the crop,
based on the August Ist estimate of
the crop reporting service, will be
18.0000,000 pounds more than last
year, though 9.5 per cent less than
the five-year average.
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Fairly Steady at Decline of 1
to 15 Points.,—Liverpool Cables
New York, Aug. 15.— OP) —The cot
ton market opened fairly steady to
day at a decline of 7 to 15 points in
response to relatively easy Liverpool
cables and reports of lower tempera
tures' in the eastern belt. Early offer
ings soon absorbed by trade buying
and covering, however, and the mar
ket sold 5 to 8 points net higher! De
cember advancing to 23,83.*' Gffrnags
increased nt the higher figure and lat-'
cr fluctuations were rather irregular,
but the market showed a fairly steady I
tone at the end of the first hour. .
Cotton futures opened barely steady :
October 23.47; December 23.65;
January 23.17; March 23.46; May
New York, Aug. 15.- —Cotton fu
tures closed steady at net decline of
6to 19 points. Oct. 23.35 to 23.36;
Dec. 23.63 to 23.67; Jan. 23.0!) to
23.19; March 23.50 to 23.51; May
23.73 to 23.78.
Plan New Loop in the South.
Savannah, Ga.. Aug- 14.—Organi
zation of a new baseball league to
include Charleston, Savannah. Jack
sonville, Albany. Columbus, Mont
gomery, Macon and Augusta, is the
undertaking started in Savannah
with the raising of a $20,000 fund
for the local club, SB,OOO of which
already has been subscribed.
The plans of ’those backing the
movement provide for Class li base
M. P. Comb, member of the na
tional board of arbitrator**. is pro
posed for the .presidency of the lea
The bringing in of Charleston. Sa
vannah and Jacksonville would form
one loop with Columbus, Albany and
Montgomery as another circuit. Au
gusta and Macon, now in the Sally
league, would form the third loop.
Blames Flappers. Dope. Rum and
Guns For Crime.
; Chicago, Aug. 14.—C0-operation
with released convicts in obtaining
, employment was urged as the best
method of “making crooked men
straight” by Rollo M- Mcßride,
superintendent of the Parting of the
Ways Home, Pittsburgh, and pub
| lie defender of the city of Pitts
Mr. Mcßride listed the four prin
cipal causes of crime as women,
especially ‘flappers;” non-e.nforce
i ment of the Volstead act; narcotics
- and revolvers. He asserted pistols
. are the “most worthless, useless
things manufactured today.”
Shenandoah in Successful flight.
Lakeharst, N. J., Aug. 15 —(A 1 !—
Officials at the naval air station are
- in receipt of a radio message from
“ the dirigible Shenanhoad, stating that
the airship will arrive at her station
here between 4 p. m. and sunet to
day. The ship left here last night
on a flight to Newport, R. I.
5,000 Rebel Tribesmen Surrender
Petuan, Spanish Morocco, Aug. 15.
—OP)—Five thousand rebel tribes
men surrendered unconditionally to
the French and Spanish forces which
captured the Sarsar heights position.
The fastest single screw merchant
ship in the world is the steamAip
Royal Scot, which was built to give
a speed of twenty-two knots, and
plies between London and Edinburg.
I Ten Pages Today
; , Two Sections
GERMAN REFUCiI-S FLEE POLAND
i ■ ■ ——
Because they refused to renounce their allegiance to their fatherland in a recent plebiscite held in Poland.
30.000 Germans were forced to (fee from Poland back to Germany. This shows the refugees huddled together
in a primitive “Ellis Island” on the German border waiting to be exam’ned by customs officials.
DISSE TRIAL GETS
Jury Brought In From An
other County But Trial
Is Taking Place In Court
House at Richmond, Ya.
Richmond, Va., Aug. 15.— OP) —The
actual trial of Rudolph Disse. 20 year
old triple slayer, got underway in
Hustings court today, with the open
ing statement of the counsel. The
jury was completed yesterday after
three day's effort.
Twelve citizens of Fredericksburg
will hear the ease under a change of
venire granted by Judge Frederick W.
Coleman, who held that nil unpreju
diced jury would be difficult to obtain
Disse today faced a first degree mur
der charge for the slaying of Henry
Grady Carter, restaurant owner, and
hi* rival -far the affections, of Mr*.,
Vivian Tomkin Peers, 18 year oki
clothing model. Carter wns shot twice
and almost instantly killed as he
stood behind the counter of his res
taurant about a mile from where the
girl ami Burke were fatally wounded,
nnd Willis Britt, automobile sales
man. was shot, less tliau ten minutes
Defense counsel have indicated they
will plead that Disse was irresponsi
ble for h 9 actions on the day of the
SILK MILL STRIKERS
IN DURHAM STILL OUT
Hundred Or More Operators Quit
Work Tuesday Because of Dismissal
Durham. Aug- 14.—One hundred
or more operators of the fashion
knit mn'-hines in the local plant of
the Marvin-Oarr silk mill, who walk
ed out of the place last Tuesday
morning following the dismissal of
Earl Wiggs. foreman of the plant
and superintendent of the loeal
union, have failed to return to work,
though it is believed that they will
be back nt their tasks in a few days.
The management of the mail stated to
a Daily News representative Friday
that the striking workmen had made
no demand upon them for higher
Unon officials in this district have
been in Durham this week and have
held conferences with the strikers
but nothing relative to these meet
ings has been given out to the pub
lic. Orders for the men to walk out
of the mill were sent from head
quarters in New York following the
dismissal of Wiggs. The fasbion
knit machines, used in the manu
facture of silk hosiery, are said to
be very intricate and hard to mas
ter. Experienced men are operating
a few of those left vacant when the
strikers walk'd out. There has been
no disorder of any sort on the part
of the striking workmen.
With Our Advertisers.
When a fire or thief comes it is too
late to place your valuables in a place
of safety. Get a deposit box at the
Cabarrus Savings Bank.
E.'B. Grady, the plumbing contract
. or tells of some of the advantages of
! good fixtures in a new ad. today.
1 Electrical fixtures of character at
W. J. Hethcox's on West Depot street,
i At the Concord Theatre today Pete
. Morrison is being shown in "Cowboy
; Grit.” Also Battling Brewster No. 7.
Gold dollars for fifty cents at the
Kkld-Frix Co. See new ad. today
about the pottery they are selling at
[ Concord Furniture Compqny has a
, new list of new process Columbia rec
, ords. See list in new ad.
Proponed Rato Increase Suspended.
t Washington, Aug. 15—1^>—In
> creases in rates on lumber moving to
e Virginia cities and points in North
I Carolina from general Southern terri
tory which railroads proposed to make
effective today, have been suspended
* by an order of the Interstate Com
merce Commission until December 13.
• The present rates must be retained, at
> least until the Commission concludes
' a finding as to the fairness of the in
* creases proposed.
Sleeping Sickness Is
Unsolved Mystery Yet
WILES WILL FIGHT *
IN SUPERIOR CODRT
Waives Hearing and is Sent ;
Back to Durhajn County
Jail to Wait Next Term '
of Superior Court.
Durham, Aug. 15.-— OP) —Robert H.
Wiles, of Columbia, S. (’., wns in the :
county jail here today awaiting the
next term of Superior Court in which
he will go on trial for murder ou n
charge of killing his wife and Ralph
Gordon, with whom she is alleged to
have been, found in .a, ioowuig house.
Through his attorneys the defend
ant yesterday waived preliminary ex
amination and was bound over to
court. Through advice of his coun
sel Wiles declined to discuss the ease.
Friends of the Columbia man stated
here his attorneys will make a deter
mined fight to secure his acquittal,
planning to enter a plea of self de
fense, and to depend upon the ‘un
written law" as secondary defense.
Wife of Banker Dies of Sleeping
Glen Cove, N. V., Aug. 14.—Mrs.
J. I‘. Morgan, wife of the inter
national banker, dic'd at noon today
in her Long Island home from a
"cardiac collapse” after being ill of
sleeping sickness for two months.
No relatives were at the bedside.
Mr. Morgan, informed at his Wall
street office that his Wife was very
ill, left before noon by train for
Glen Cove. He was met at the station
and rushed by automobile to the
Morgan country home at Mutinecock
Point, <n East island, which lies n
short distance off the mainland of
lying Island. He reached his home
three hours after his wife's deaath.
French Have Success in Moroco.
Fez, August 15.—(A*)—Everywhere
nlong the Franeo-Riffian fighting front
the situation is excellent for the
French, while the Riffian forces ap
pear to be going to pieces. Without
a struggle the column of Col. Freyden
berg occupied the whole of the i >jcbe!
Sarsar position which was so formi
dable that the French staff lias been
hesitating for a fortnight before at
No color has been found so suit
able for a cricket ball as red, which
naturally shows up to advantage
against the green background of the
grass. Green bails huve been tried,
but they proved a failure. Other
colons such as yellow nnd blue have
also been experimented with-
Thirteen million gold marks (about
$3,000,000) flow into the coffers of
the German post office, annually, in
the form of radio license fees.
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President, Cashier and Six
Bank Directors Are Indicted
Elizabethtown, Aug. 14.—Indict
ments against Hugh McAllister, who
was its president nnd .T. A. Pickens,
its cashier, and six directors have
been returned by a grand jury in
Bladen county following the crash of
the Bank of Councils, an institution
which was allied with the now de
funct First National bank of Lum
McAllister was vice president and
enshier of the larger institution,
which went to the wall a few days
ago. Thomas L. Johnston, state sen
ator. who was active in the passage
of the more stringent laws enacted
during the last legislature, was presi
dent of the Lumberton bank.
The indictments against McAllis
ter, Pickens and the six directors
were found last Monday, but no In
formation was available until today.
The clerk of the court in Bladen
said that Mr. McAllister would not
Corps of Physicians With
Unlimited Funds Behind
Them Could Not Cure
Mrs. J. P. Morgan.
New York, Aug. 15.—(A s )—Mrs. J.
P. Morgan, wife of the international
banker, lay dead in her palatial home
at Glen Cove today, a victim of the
mysterious sleeping sickness.
For two months a corps of physi
cians backed by virtually unlimited
funds had sought to save her life, but
she never emerged entirely from a
state of coma.
The end came shortly after noon
yesterday, and the immediate cause
was a heart collapse induced by an at
tack of indigestion. The primary
cause, however, was lethargic en
cephalitis, a form of sleeping sickness,
distinct from that prevalent in Africa.
Only a physician and two nurses
w‘ere as the deathbed. Mr. Morgan
wns summoned, but arrived after Mrs.
Wants Facts About Radio Rights.
Washington, Aug. 15.—(A5)—Sena
tor Brookhart's office has asked the
Department of Justice for informa
tion as to the practice of the Ameri
can Telephone & Telegraph Company
in the radio broadcasting field.
Norman Baker, proprietor of a
broadcasting station at Muscatine,
lowa, complained to. the senator that
tile company refused him a license,
although such a license would have
been granted had he purchased his
equipment from the company’s subsid
iaries. He charged the company was
violating the anti-trust law and was
operating in restraint of trade.
Japan to Send 300 Delegates to Sun
day School Convention.
Tokyo, Aug. 15. —(A s )—ln response
to the invitation of the All-American
Christian Union and the Sunday
School Union, the Japan Sunday
School Association will send 300 del
egates to the tenth international Sun
day School convention to be held in
Los Angeles in 1928. This decision
was reached at a recent meeting of
the officers of the loeal association in
Tokyo. H. E. Ooleman arf.l Sei
shire Iwamura of the association have
been appointed a committee to ar
range the details of the excursion.
State of King Tut’s Father-in-Law
Cairo. Egypt, Aug 14.—While dig
ging among drains in Kardak. near
Luxor, workerei found a ggrotesque
statue of the heretic King Akhenn
ten, father-in-law of Tut-Ankh-Anien,
the discovery of whose tomb at Lux
or three years ago created a sensa
tion throughout the world.
The satue is above lifesize and is
evidently an exagerated caricature.
It is the most notable example yet
found of the unconventional art of
the Akhenaten period.
When you are up against stumb
ling-blocks, turn them into stepping
be arrested but that he had been
sent a bond in the sum of $6,000
with instructions to sign and return
to the court for the records. Cashier
Pickens and the six directors are to
give bond, the clerk at Elizabethtown
stated today, in the sum of $5,000
The directors are; D. J. Priest, E.
B. Council, J. K. NiehoJson, J. M.
Meshaw, J. C. West and J. L. Ham
mer. H. H, Clark, of Elizabethtown,
i is receiver for the Bapk of Councils
- and is the chief witness against Mc
■ Allinter, the cashier and director*.
I The Bank of Councils is a small,
• state supervised institution which
was a country correspondent of the
- larger bank at Lumberton. The Lum
i berton bank was closed by federal
- bank examiners and tt la reported
. that among its liabilities to stock
> holders and depositors is $400,000 of
t questionable paper. -*■ ;
THE TRIBUNE j
TODAY’S NEWS TODAY j
FIGHTING TO HOLD
FLORIDA LOST LA(|
Governor Martin Wifi B|
Asked to Intervene in the
Fight for 3,000 Acres De*
scribed as Lost Land.
CLAIMING THE LANB
Petition to Governor Said
to Be Signed by PraCf
tically All Persons Living
In Lost Land County. J
Fort Myers, Fla.. Aug. 15. —(A s )
Governor Martin will be asked by Mar
co Island homesteaders to intervene fas
the fight for 3.000 acres of lost land:
Armed with petitions signed by 153
persons, sai'( to be almost ail of
voters of Collier County not in tM
employment of Barron G. Collier,-!!
delegation of homestead claimants will
go to Tallahassee as soon as an ap
pointment can be made, to see tag
The petition demands that Sheriff
IV. R. Maynard and his armed depu
ties who are alleged to be suportiag
Mr. Collier's claims to that portion at
the island unaccounted for in go*
ernment surveys, be t ordered leave
the island. -■» ■ • jaj
Appeal to the Governor detig
mined upon last night by W?- G. WB,
Hams, owner of the town sife of Mar«
County Judge George Storter, of Caj|
lier county told them he had no au
thority to intervene.
The situation early today was calm
er on the surface than it has been foi
DAVID BLAIR MAY
LAND IN CABINET
Tar Heel Boosted for Appointmeak
to Succeed Secretary Weeks.
Washington, Aug. 14.—Here’s i
brand new entry in the “free fojj
all” contest. Reports as to this mas
and that man among the Republican!
as being in the race or being stfff
gested and recommended by friena
for the position of secretary of w«
when-Secretary John W, Weeks stem
down and out continue to be beard.
Among the very latest name to bt
mentioned in this connection is Davit
H. Blair, of Winston-Salem, eommis
sioner of internal revenue. This re
port as it went the rounds was thal
Mr. Blair had the backing of Seer*
tary of the Treasury Mellon, and thai
it looked as if he would become thi
secretary of war in succession to S*e
But there was little credence five!
it, for the reason that Commissionei
Blair being a Nortli Carolinian wll
, hardly be given a cabinet position, tt
, the South is held as a certainty Jim
to have a look in for a cabinet pl*H
so long as the Republican party is ii
power. Commissioner Blair is o
Quaker stock and the Quakers do noi
take kindly to the idea of war, oi
ComininpKsioner Blair's early trainhl|
would appear to have made a positioi
as secretary of war of the class os
"persona non grata” to him.,. ;*i]
In Republican circles the idea ex
pressed is that the man who has thi
best look in for the position of seriff
tary of war is Dwight F. Davis, actifo
secretary in the absence of Secret*!*;
, Ambassadors In Tilt. J
Washington. Aug. 15.— OP) —Whi)
„ General Pershing is in South Amerifl
trying to straighten ont the tangfo
Taena-Arica situation, the Peruvlif
and Chilian ambassadors here lav
, engaged in some biting comment frM
the side lines.
Today the Chilian embassy
, in a letter to the Washington Po*
, that the Chilian foreign minister cot
sidered tlie President of Peru had pul
liely expressed sentiments offensive i
’ that eonntry which would not go *
. answered under different drew!
stances. In view of the fact thatfS
s arbitrator was at work on the «gp
however, the Chilians had
t exercise "repression.” 'SB
Discuss Italy’s War Debt.. M
Rome, Aug. 15.—<AA—The Ml
nant note in the Italian preas m
cussioii of the Amerieso-ltaiian M
question, is the urgent suggestionts|
tiie foreign exchange value of the ■
be brought to a level more in <■
formity with the actual pnrcbafl
power of the fire in Italy m a. M
liminary condition to any settletM
of Italy’s debt to the United MM
The Mound Builders Country
of Newark, Ohio, use the MM
earthworks of the mound ]
tees, traps, and bunker*.. .’II
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