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I Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1925
Lj How Does He Get Hut Way?
H So™? sort of prize—for optimism
or something else—should be randed
to Robert E. Lee (not the great gen
eral, of course, but merely the presi
dent of the Automobile Trades Asso
ciation Managers) for his prediction
that "there will be proportionately
fewer traffic accidents when the pres
ent generation passes on and motor
cars are driven by the younger gen
eration.” How does he get that way?
There are no figures available, of
course, but it would be a pretty safe
wager that'most of the accidents at
the present time involve members of
the present younger generation rather
than the more cautious and more re
By incorporating rubber latex with
the fulminating material and then
vulcanizing by a special process,
matches and match-box strikers nre
now made absolutely water and damp
proof. Teots have proved that match
es so treated can be actually im
mcr-.ed in water without n single
match being spoilt or its ability to
fire when rubbed on the striker im
254 and 754 Packages everywhere
in» to ton* and strengthen
*s• . or K» n » of digestion and
allminatlon, Impros appetite,
atop siek headaches, rsilove bil
iousness. correct constipation.
Gibson Drug Store.
How Do You Heat
Your 15 Gallons?
The average American
family used 15 gallons of
hot water daily for all
purposes. This has just
been computed by a re
search laboratory. If you
had to heat much water
all at once, of course, you
couldn’t begin to life the
bucket to the stove. Yet,
you lift and strain and tire
yourself just as much
heating your 15 gallons a
little at a time, in buckets,
teakettles and wash boil
The easiest way to heat
water is with GAS
as low as
Why “get along without one” 1
any longer when our terms arc
so low and we Install your heat- 1
er ao quickly and skillfully?
Gas Water heaters of all types. T
Come in and see them. I
Concord & Kan- j
napolis Gas Co.
Prosecution to Ask for a
! Special Term to Try Cole
Rockingham, Aug. 18.—At a eon
, fwence between Solicitor Don Phillips
r |and Attorneys W. R. Jones and W
-|O. Pittman, for the private yrosecu
f i f‘ on . held here at 10 o'clock tonight,
. it was decided to ask the governor to
»I call a special term of Superior Court
f for Richmond county *o be held on
, | September 21st. with Judge T. .T.
f Sl aw- presiding, to try the now conn
[ trywide famous Cole-Ormond homicide
Solicitor Phillips will formally ask
the governor Wednesday for the spe
cial term, and suggest Judge Shaw be
designated to hold it.
| Three Employed to AM Solicitor.
1 Throe lawyers have so far been re
[ tained to assist the solicitor. They
, are W. R. Jones and W. G. Pittman,
of Rockingham, and Harold Cooley,
of Nashville, w-ho is retained by some
' of the citizens of that -town out of
their love and regard for their pas
tor. Rev. A. L. Ormond, father of the
slain man. It is reliably stated here
that many American Legion men
! through the state have wired here
pledging financial aid, but that the
Raleigh Legion men will handle that
end of the matter and employ a spe
cial attorney to assist in the prosecu
tion. Not only tlmt. but it is re-
Ormond family are to get in touch
ported here that some cousins of tlic
| Ormond family are to get in touch
either with Hallett Ward, of Wash
ington, and Ex-Judge H. W. Whed
bec. of Greenville, to assist t the so
licitor. The above will make an im
posing array of oonnset.
For the defense t'ic following law
yers have so far been retained: By
num and Henry, .1. Phesley Sedberry,
H. S. Hoggin, all of Rockingham:
James H. Pou, of Ralpigh, and James
A. Lockhart, of Charlotte. It is re
ported on the streets tonight that
Aubrey 1,. Brooks, of Greensboro, and
E. T. Cansler. of Charlotte, nre to be
nlso employed for the defense of Mr.
Defense Is Silent.
T T p to the present time there have
been six attorneys retained for Mr.
Cole's defense. The correspondent
with monotonous regularity twice or
more a day has made inquiry of these
attorneys as to any statement that
might be made, but none is forthcom
ing. The attorneys politely but firm
ly decline to have anything to say.
other than that in due time the pub
lic will gain a different angle on the
entire Affair and fee'.e that Mr. C'ole
was justified. For it must be chron
icled that on Saturday night, and
mostly since, the greater per cent of
the sentiment here has been one of
indignation at what on its face ap
pears to be a brutal murder. How
ever, as an offset to this might be
mentioned a remark that Mr. Cole is
said to have made in jail, that he was
not sorry that he killed Ormond, but
sorry that circumstances forced him
No Special Consideration.
Right here it might be mentioned
that Bill Cole is not receiving at the
hands of the county authorities any •
more consideration than would be
given any other prisoner. Tiie report i
that a phone had been placed in his t
cell is a mistake, and his food is the i
regular prison fare. Nothing has de- ,
veloped further in the case. The law- j
.vers for the defense nre apparently I
marking time. ,
In this correspondence yesterday it <(
was stated that Mr. Cole and his at-1,
torney, Fred W. Bynum, went to Ra- |
leigh to *ee Ormond last April or |
May, and that Mr. Bynum went on to n
Nashville where he got Ormond's sig- ;
nature to an agreement wherein he
agreed not to further attempt to com
municate with Miss Elizabeth Cole or
any of the Cole family, and that aftei ,
signing the statement, Mr. Bynuin is ,
said to have turned to Rev. A. L. ,
Ormond and remarked that “this now i
settles the entire matter between Mr. ,
Cole nnd Bill Ormond, and everything ,
is satisfactory.” It was learned to- i
day that the time of Mr. Bynum's |
visit to Nashville, and securing of
■the agreement, was last February in- ,
stead of April or May. j
Ormond has always been liked. He f
never drank intoxicants whatever, and i
was esteemed as a strictly moral ,
young man, with no bad habits. His 1
war service was exceptionally good, |
but in the summer of 1918 he was |
badly gassed while in front lines and l
was kept in a hospital for four
months. Upon returning to America, :
he came to Rockingham, where Siis
father. Rev. A. L. Ormond, was sta
tioned as pastor. The friendship
with Miss Elizabeth Cole gradually
ripened into love and their eventual
marriage was regarded as a foregone
Fattier Frowns on Match.
Last year, however, it is said that
Mr. Cole began to frown more and
more upon the match, and in fact
Miss Cole is said to have told Or
mond that it could not be unless he
got a good job, stuck to it and gave
evidence that he could .rise in the
world. It is said she told him if
he held a job for as much as four
months she would marry him. But
the parental objection proved the
stronger as between duty and love,
and gradually the affair waned. 'A
bitter correspondence during the win
ter took place between Mr. Cole and
Ormond. Each side contends that
the other was the aggressor in this
letter battle; at any rate, along in
February it is Baid Mr. Cole came to
bis attorney. Mr. Bynum, with a let
ter from Ormond and requested his
lnw.ver to accompany him to Raleigh
and have Ormond put under a peace
bond. The two men went to Ral
eigh, but found i Ormond at Nash
ville, at the home of his father.
Shoe on Other Foot. ’
Mr. Bynum continued on to Nash
ville, leaving Mr., Cole in Raleigh.
At Nashville Mr. Bynum took the
matter of the letters up wkfa Or
mond and the latter’s father, with
the upshot that Ormond in turn
showed Mr. Bynum the letters that
Cole had written him in which vio
lent and threatening language was
The upshot is that Attorney By
num ia raid to have abandoned all
idea of a peace warrant and to have
remarked that k almost seemed that
tho shoe might be on the other foot.
■ agreement net to see or communicate
i with Miss Cole, or to further write
to Mr. Cole; the writing was to be
• reciprocal. And it was then that At
, torney Bynnm is said to liavo told!
i Rev. A. L. Ormond that t'.ie entire
matter was coded by the signed agree
Charge Infuriating Letters.
And now the friends of Ormond
1 insist (hat nothing whatever has tran
sited between them sinee. that he has
been here but twice since and they
are at a loss to know whg the sudden
onsiought b.v the manufacturer. On
t’.ie other hand, the Cole interst is
said to claim that they have letters
which arc of such a nature as to in
furiate Mr. Cole and cause him t<*
literally see red upon catching sight
of Ormond last Saturday, even though
Ormond's back was turned and he
knew not of Cole's approach until the
firing started. They claim that the
contents of these letters! it is said,
will absolve Mr. Cole from the charge
now held against him.
Too Good to Be True.
General Lincoln C. Andrews, re
tired army officer, was made assistant
secretary of the treasury and given
prohibition enforcement for his job.
General Andrews was appointed, it
was announced, to build up an or
ganization that would get results. His
experience as an army officer was ac
counted invaluable in his new job.
It was expected that he would call
many army officers to his assistance.
An organization on military lines,
with absolutely no reference to po
litical considerations, was promised.
Tiie idea met with general acclaim.
Tlic necessity, as well as tlie value, of
such an organization was recognized
if best results are ;to be obtained.
Under the present system eorrnpttion
in the ranks of the prohibition officers
has been alarming, nqt to say discour
aging. By no means all of it had
a political bearing, but much of it was
colored with politics.i But while tiie
Andrews idea met with much approval
outside of the politicians who live
b.v and for the spoils, the skeptics
were many. The doubters didn't be
lieve it could be done—and their
doubts have been confirmed.
Notwithstanding it was announced
that General Andrews .would have the
backing of the President, the politi
cians got busy. Senators especially
laughed at the idea that men would
be selected for the service without
consulting them; ami they laughed
with assurance. First jump out of
the box they forced Andrews to re
arrange some of the districts ns he had
planned and announced the bound
aries. Now comes the statement that
recommendations of senators will be ,
considered in making appointments.
So they will and so will the recom
mendations of members of Congress,
of national commiteemen and other
administratiton supporters of promi-j
nence. General Andrews was forced'
to yield. He will have to function [
with subordinates named by others and 1
named for political reasons rather |
than for efficiency records. That is
the usual rule in both parties. Some
, times efficient men are obtained, but
efficiency isn't the first consideration
in such appointments.
All of which means that prohibition
enforcement will go on about as it
has. In some cases there will be
efficiency and in others officers will
be influenced by political considera
| tions. Not yet can efficiency be made
| the first and chief consideration in
Texas May Emulate Florida-
One of the secrets of Florida’s 1
real estate boom and that state’s
magnetic attraction for wealthy resi
dents rests in the fact thnt it does :
not exact state Income, inheritance
or estate taxes. This is a big in
ducement to bring rich people there; <
that is why the Everglade state
passed the statute in the fcret plaee.
Now Texas also wants to cultivate i
capital. Chamber of commerce in that
state are pushing a proposal for a
special session of the legislature to
submit to the voters a constitutional
amendment repealing these state
taxes. Texas proposes to go a step
farther b.v asking for exemption ,
from taxation of money on deposit in
the banks of the state.
First Picture Ever Taken of an Actual Lynching
. s M l “«n. hllnd8 ’ n ? rly “! n “X* Miller Mitchell, negro, from the jail at Elcelsior Springs, Mo., and hanged him to a
«us Tr*‘l’ *° dW ? I hat if hc had tin* he could prove his innocence. This
photo, taken daring the actual lynching, ia said to be the first of Buch a scene in the United States, t
THE CONCORD DAILY TRIBUNE
COAL MINERS CARRY ON
. THE STRIKE WITH PRAYER
BY NEA SERVICE
Henryetta, Olein., Aug. 19. —The
strangest strike that ever was seen
is being conducted in the Henryetta
coal fields here. > .
It is a strike ill which Unips' pick
ets sing hymns and pray for the wel
fare and guidance of strike-breakers
and mine owners; in which daily
I at the mine entrances
have taken the place of the abusive
threats that usually are hurled at
men who will not join the union.
You might call it the Golden Rule
Say It Works Well.
Further, officials of the United
Mine Workers say this strange strike
is working ont so well that these
“Christian” tactics will be continued
all summer, if ueed be.
There are five mines here employing
non-union men. The union men, num
bering between 500 and 1,000, quit
work rather than accept a wage cut to
the 1917 level.
Trouble was feared, as feeling ran
high. The state militia was ordered
But this Golden Rule strike has left
the soldiers with little to do except
polish their rifles and practice the rit
ual of guard mount.
Here is a daily scene at each mine
Sing National Anthem.
At four o’clock in the afternoon
the men quit work. On the road out-
TIES HI TRIBUNE PEW MS. ALWS GET RESULTS
Times and Tribune Penny Ads Get the Results
sj<lp is a crowd of union men, with
fju'ir. wives - and children. 'Between
them and the mine is. a row of sol
diers with, rifles. Th® workers look
'<ut Htqnsrti«hid.vW£\K, ‘,;N ■■ f . x
if The "crowd ,of union jvickdts carr'hV
pinny Atm'riiati flags.jNo . placards'.
j)o clubs, no. bricks—just flagt-w 'They,
group close ‘‘theS tbty.
sing the "Star Spangled "Bafiijm*”
The young infantry lieutenant (maps
into a salute. The privates present
arms. The union men stand ’erect,
lints off. gazing straight ahead—at the
Then tile anthem ends. Immedi
ately the pickets break into a hymn.
It is followed b.v another, then an
other. Then a mail in his shirt
sleeves steps forward, raises hist
hands, and starts to pray. Union men
lind non-union men bmv their heads.
Asks Divine Protection.
And the prayer? It asks divine
protection for the strike-breakers—
the men who are dubbed “scabs" in
“Lord, we would not have any harm
come to these men,” says the leader.
"Lord, hold the rocks of the mountain
sides up from them.
“But, Lord, let them see the light,
that they will not continue to deprive
union men ami their wives and fami
lies of that which they have worked
for and which is rightfully theirs.”
The leadcre also asks that God soft
en the hearts of the uiiue owners.
Then lie closes with■ a,, . for the
‘sdldiars, proving < v -wilt
guide ftp'tl protect these,,-(nkljer .tjoys
• *4iPb* iJck
t ■ r A
'■•. ’ kind
cit caUe-tHnt- ustwUljfritJtefMw at
-sucFfc tftheg.foiiaiiearsa tt-errutn cal) to
“I'm praying for son, John Smith,"
'or “God Bletts'yoil,'Jim-Jones.”
And that's all.
Each afternoon such a scene is en
acted at each of the live mines. A
few small groups of men have been
induced* tb'quit work.
Mine owners say they cannot 'af
ford to yield to the union’s demands.
Union men reply that they will Con
tinue their tight until fall, if need be.
And all the while the Golden Rule
strike goes on, peacefully and orderly.
And every afternoon the leaders stand
before the various mines with up
raised hands and bared heads and re
"Ob Lord, we would not have any
harm come to these men—”
Above, soldiers and strike-breakers
stand quietly as union men pray for
their protection and guidance. Be
low, left, a group of women in the un
ion ranks singing hymns. Bight, thee
leader of the union group carries a
hymn book instead of a weapon.
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JO-54 South Union Street. Concord, N. C.
Fall Caps for Men!
“ L "* 1
Featuring- a large variety of the best patterns in fine ,
wool cassimeres; silk and satin lined; soil-proof sweat
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Royalty As An Exponent of
. The Vcgae^^Wkl^Tmuse^
(Photo by Topical Prcu. London, ' ' J«a
THAT extremely wide trousers l
continue to be favored by men j
■ In that little set tn London which j
1 establishes the styles for the en !
tire masculine world is revealed in j
a recent picture of the Duke of i
Intent upon planting a tree on
the recreation grounds of Messrs.
Thomas Wiltian Lench at Dudley.
Worcester which he visited upon
1 Mrs. Fanny' Osborne is Dead in
Charlotte, Aug. 18. —Mrs. Fanny
Moore Osborne, 85, wife of Rev. E.
A. Osborne, prominently known
North Carolina Epiwopay minister,
died at 5 o'clock this morning at her
home on West Eleventh street, of
the effects of a stroke of para.vsis
suffered nine days ago.
‘ Mrs. Osborne was one of the most
widely known and beloved women of
Southern Railway System 'j j
Thursday, August 27th, 1925
i|> The Southern Railway System announces very low j \
X round trip fares to Jacksonville, Fla., and other south i !
ji| Florida points at shown below.
J 1 Round Trip Fares From Concord, N. C.
X Jacksonville $16,00 Pablo Beach $10.50 X
X St Augustine 17.50 Daytona j 18.75 5
Q Sebring 23.50 „ Q
O Avon Park 23.50 Ooala 18 - 75 5
8 Miami __ 25.00 W. Palm Beach 23.50 8
5 Orlando 23.00 W. Lake Wales 23.00 8
8 'Winter Haven 23.00 Tampa __ 23.00 ©
C St. Petersburg . 23.00 Hanatee 23.00 8
B Moore Haven 23.00 Fort Myers 23.00 8
Sarasota 23.00 Palmetto __ _ 23.00 X
iji Bartow 23.00 Auburndale 23.00 O
X Tickets on sale for all trains (except 37 and 38) Thurs- x
]!| day, August 27th, 1925.
X Final limit of tickets to Jacksonville, Pablo Beach, St.
!|! Augustine; Ocala and Daytona, will be seven days, and X |
jj| final limit of tickets to all other destinations shown will B jj
!j! Tickets good in pullman sleeping cars and parlor cars,
X an d baggage will be checked. • 5
j!| A great opportunity to visit the wonder State. 0
X For further information and pullman reservations call Ks
\ | on any Southern Railway agent or address'. x
; ! M. E. Woody, R. H. Graham, 0
i i Ticket Agent Division Passenger Agent, X,JJ
Ij! Concord, N. C. Charlotte, N. C. M
| a recent Industrial tour of th,
i Black Country district of England
, the royal visitor little realized that
j his pbsltlon showed off to perfect,
‘ iou the width of his trousers and
revealed him as a notable exponent
of the vogue of this bartieulai
style which, according to authority
ies of Hart Schaftner & Marx, it
sponsored by the best dressed
1 tu England.
Charlotte and was closely related to
several of the leading families of
the state- *--**?s
Rev. and Mrs. Osborne celebrated
in the spring the 60th anniversary of 1
their wedding, when many tributes of
love and esteem were paid by rela
tives and fricndu of the venerable
couple. , xu'm
London has more than one-third qf.*
all the telephones in England.