City Officials Ask Largest
Users of Water to Cut
Down So There Will Not
Be Actual Shortage.
AS THE CAUSE
Creek Which Supplies the
City With Water Is Run
ning Very Low.—Hope
to Avert Crisis.
Owing to the diminishede flow of
water in Cold Water Creek as a re
sult of rile persistent drought of the
past three months, precautionary steps
have been tnken by city water of
ficials to conserve the Rtipply and if
possible prevent the scarcity which is
now being experienced in other cities
in the state.
y Initial action was taken today when
[ several of the largest users in the
‘ city were requested to call a halt on
operations. Among those thus noti
fied were the Y. M. C. A. swimming
jwiol. Kerr Bleachery and the Ilobar
Tite situation in the city is serious,
according to 1,. A. Kislier, superinten
dent of the light and water depart
ment. For some time the creek has
been running low but the supply had
been sufficient for all demands put on
it by the consumers.
Recently, however, it became neces
sary to run the pumps at the creek
both night and day whereas former
ly it was necessary to run them only
during the day* The amount of water
has diminished to sut'li an extent that
at the present only about half as much
is being secured as was the rase in
Should the drought continue, there
will probably be be nn additional cut
tor users, such as watering lawns and
Cold Water Creek is fed by a num
ber of springs and a considerable
amount is lost by evaporation before
it reaches tiie city pumping station.
1 'siialiy, said Mr. Fisher, after the
sun goes down, the amount increases
and the reservoirs may be filled dur
ing the night. Wednesday night,
however, the water was so low up to
3 o'clock that all pumps had to be
stopped. > ' -■■■>■ '
Tiie condition this morning, de
clared Mr. Fisher, was somewhat im
proved, the supply being more steady.
Concurrent with the announcement
from the city water works, the Y.
M. C. A. asked ito patrons to take
notice of the fact that it would clorc
its swimming pool Friday abd re
main closed until further notice. Of
ficials of the association declared that
they were planning to do everything
possible to co-operate with the city in
the water crisis.
The Kerr Bleachery will be in. posi
tion to continue operations, it was
said. A connection is planned with
Buffalo Creek which will eliminate the
necessity of procuring water from
the city. The bleachery is one of
the heaviest users of water in Con
cord, this being necessary in the
The Cannon Bleachery is already
connected with Buffalo Creek and of
course is not affected by city water
“TRUTH SERUM” BANNED
ON ONTARIO PRISOKfERS
Plan to Give Test to Alleged Mur
dered la Thwarted.
Windsor, Out.. Aug. 27. —Attorney
General William F. Niekle has ban
ned Dr. E. H. House's “truth serum"
from use among prisoners of the
province. Crown Attorney James 8.
Allan today was instructed to notify
Jailer Williams Wanlees and Sheriff
J. H. Anderson, that neither Arthur
Janisse. held in connection with the
murder of Clayton McMillan, nor
any other prisoner is to be a subject
for Dr. House's soopalamin.
It had been planned to have
Jnnbsse take the serum during the
international convention of the fin
ger print experts which will open
here ext week- A person under the
influence of soopaltunin is capable of
falsifying it is claimed.
Will Accept Report.
Washington. Aug. 27.—(A s )—Mnj.
General Taylor, chief of army engi
neers, announced today be would ac
cept the special army board's report
on the steamship Norman disaster,
which placed responsibility on “near
ly all” officers and men connected
with the boat and its operation.
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STONE MOUNTAIN i
DESIGN APPROVED j
Central Group as Drawn
by Lukeman Gets Com
mittee Approval at At- j
Atlanta, slug. 27.—(A») —Official np-
proval of Augustus I.ukeman's design
for the central group of Stone Moun- 1
tain Confederate memorial was given |
today by the board of directors of the
association at a special meeting here.
The design was submitted in • the ,
form of a sketch model fn plaster I
which will be enlarged immediately to J
the dimensions of a master model j
which will require five or six weeks.
The design contains seven prinei-i
pal figures representing high com
mands of the Confederate army with
two subsidiary . figures representing !
Jefferson Davis, president of the I
Confederacy, and eommander-iu-ehief
of the Confederate forces, is the first
to be seen on the left group. He is
in civilian garb wearing a flowing rid-.
ing cape. Next iH General Robert E. j
I-ee, commander of the armies in the,
held, astride his famous mount. Trav
Stonewall Jackson is next to I.cc, I
mounted on Old Sorrell. General
Jackson wears a uniform of a lieu
tenant general and a riding cape which
flutters over his shoulder.
Next in order from leght to right !
are the two flag bearers, and to the I
right of them are four Confederate |
generals who are to be selected by
a historical commission composed of
state historians of the thireen Con
federate states. The figures of these
generals are sketched in a group in
the position they will occupy but are
not modeled in likenesses as Davis,
I.ee and Jackson.
DO THE FARMERS LOSE ON '
A BUMPER CORN CROP?
Big Crop Does Not Necessarily Mean
Prosperity, Says Expert.
Des Moines, lowa. Aug. 27. —(A > )
A bumper crop of corn docs not nec
essarily mean prosperity for tfie lowa
turner. More than likely it means
Eout of his pocket, says C, D.
director of J»e weaUter and
crop reporting service. ■
In hia bulletins, Mr. Reed has hern
repeating "More corn—less dollars.”
Basis for the statement was found in i
a fact pointed out by the late Secre
tary of Agriculture Wallace, substan
tiated by figures in Mr. Reed's own
office. The reverse is equally true,
he declared, "Less corn—more dol
“Take the crop of 1924,” said Mr.
Reed. “lit was the poorest we have
had since 1901. The average yield
was only 28 bushels to the -acre.
Despite the yield being 132,000,000
buritels shorter than the previous
etop and that it was of inferior qual
ity, it brought the lowa farmer $13,-
000,000 more than the year before.
“The 1021 crop—lowa's greatest—
is another example. The average I
yield for that year was 43 bushels an
acre, a bumper crop even for lowa,
yet the total return to farmers was
only $133,000,000. compared with the
$2.10,000,000 which the average corn
In that year Sir. Reed said the
gross return for land that grew corn
was $12.00 an acre, the lowest figure
Member of Commons Violates Rule
Three Centuries Old.
London, Aug. 27. —(A>>-—When Sir
Harry Hope rose in the House of
Commons to speak from one of the
front benches he was greeted with
loud cries of “Order.” He sat down,
puzzled, but rose again, only to be
greeted with more Rhouts of “Order.”
A member pointed out that he had
violated a 309-year-old rule by put
ting his foot beyond a red line at
the edge of the carpet in front of
him. These lines, on either side of
the chamber, were placed there in
Stuart days, when the Roundheads
in Parliament were bitterly attacking
the Cavalier suporters of Charles I.
Members in those days were armed
and it was fdared that debates might
end in violence, so the red line was
placed beyond which they were not
supposed to pass during debate.
Wre than 1,000 yards of thread
are required to make a hankerehief
of average size.
Clothiers Will Not Rescue Textile '
Industry By Widening Pants Legs
Chicago, Aug. 27.—Although the
textile industry is suffering, chiefly be
cause the women are not wearing any
thing, the National Association of Re
tail Clothiers, in session here, refuses
to help out with Oxford bag trousers.
Fred Voliaod, of Toiieka, Kansas,
former president of the association, is
chairman of the style committee.
“To be decidedly correct the trous
ers should have a width of eighteen
to nineteen inches,” says the commit
tee’s report to be read before the con
vention. “Os course, the younger ele
. ment will demand extreme widths to a j
certain extent, but the tendency is to
a curtailment in this direction.
“The chief demand will be for dou
ble-breasted, blue, unfinished fabrics,
the coat should be medium length and
easy fitting, with long lapels. Second
in color design will come forest shades
with browns, ranging from light tana
to dark browns following.
DEBT FUNDING PLAN
j NOT POPULAR WITH
| ALL BRITISH FOLKS
Many Express the Opinion
! That All the Concessions
| Made Are Favorable to
| TO PAY OUR DEBT
Feared Now French-Will
j Not Pay Amount Eng
j land Must Pay to This
| London. Aug. 27.—(4*)—Consider
' able surprise, not altogether picasur
• able, has been aroused hero by the
terms of the provisional settlement, of
I the French debt to Great Britain as
arranged yesterday by Spencer
Churchill, chancellor of the exche
quer. and Jos. (’aillaux. french mln
| ister of finance.
| “Each of us had to put n little wa
| tor in our wine," said M. Caillnux in
| discussing terms tinder which France
| will pay debt of 032,000,000 pounds
sterling in 02 annual payments of
12,500,000 pounds Sterling each, if
France’s negotiation for wiping out
I her debt to the I’nited States proves
satisfactory, and if the French gov
ernment gives its approval.
| While some of the persons are of
the opinion that the dilution referred
to by M. ('aillaux will prove good to
both countries, there are others who
express the viewpoint that Great Brit
ain is getting too much of water and |
too little of the wine. The portion,
however, has not been finally mixed,
and the people are waiting to see
whether the forthcoming Franeo-Am
orican negotiations will bring forth a
prohibitory influence on the suggest
ed composition of the Anglo-French
Anxiety is expressed ill some quar
ters lest the provisional settlement, if
ratified, should put Great Britain in
the position of receiving from the
debtor less than enough to enable her
to meet her payments to the Unit
SPECIAL COURT TERM
FOR RICHMOND COUNTY
At Term W. B. Cole Will Be Tried
For the Slaying of W. W. Ormond.
Raleigh, Ang. 27. —(4*)—A special
term of court for Richmond County
has been called by Governor McLean
at the request of Solicitor Don Phil
lips. The term will convene Septem
ber 28th. It is expected the solicitor
will call the ease against W. B. Cole,
wealthy cotton mill man of Rocking
ham. charged with the killing of W.
Governor McLean stated he would
not appoint any judge to preside at
this term that is “suggested by either
| side." •
Grist Urges Cotton Shippers ;o Clean
Up Cotton By November.
Raleigh, Aug. 26.—“A1l cotton out
by the last of November,” is the
siogau of Frank Grist, commissioner
of labor and printing.
Mr. Grist added substantially to
the wealth of North Carolina by liis
method of saving the berry crops in
various sections of the stnte. He
helped in the fruit shipments of the
saitid hills. “I am working on a plan
that I believe will be more effective
than either of the other efforts,” said
he this afternoon.
The details are not ready, hut
Commissioner Grist finds it feasible
to place cotton pickers from tiie
home offices and branches. If the
cotton crop should be picked before
real winter weather probably several
additional millions would be saved in
this process. The grade would be bet
ter and hundreds of thousand in
pounds would be saved. That is what
Mr. Grtet hopes to do with his office.
Train Men Hurt.
Pittsburgh. Aug. 27.—(49—The en
gineer and fireman of the Pittsburgh-
Buffalo Flyer of the Pennsylvania
; Railroad were injured, the former se
riously, when the train was derailed
at Braeburn, 20 miles north of here
today. A number of passengers in
: two day coaches’ were shaken up, but
were able to continue their journey.
“Decidedly wide belts will be the
vogue with all trousers. The hose
will be fancy in both silk and wool,
and the hats will have wider brims
and fancy hat bands. Ninety-five per
cent, of the hats will be soft. Many
colored creations in shirts with plain
white and solid designs will remain
“Young men's ideas in clothes will
continue to dominate. The college
man with his pep and craving for new
things sets the pace today in men's
clothes. The motorists forced us to
I sport styles. There are no ojd men's j
Louis B. Bossard, of Cincinnati,
who was selected today as the best
dressed man, wore a blue and gray
suit, blue tnd tan shirt with collar I
to match, blue tie with polka dots, I
straw hat, black ahoeß, blue socks with
polka dots and leather garters.
CONCORD, N. C., THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 1925
America’s Great on Mountain
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Jlgantic Images of Washington, Jefferspn, Lincoln and Roosevelt will bt
prved on the side of Rushmora Mountain, in the Black Hills, near Raph
JRy, S. D., by Gutzon Borglum, noted sculptor. The undertaking is spon
pred by the Mount Harney Memorial Association, ' authorized by th\
louth Dakota state legislature. The cost Is estimated at $1,000,000. Rush
sane fad* w o v, with a Oat mraaJte'facA Zfw j n ftpin-v
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Security Pact Is Not
Yet An Assured Fact
British Officials Still Hope
that the Pact Can Be
Changed so as to Be Ac
ceptable to All.
And Germans Say Allied
Troops Should Be With
drawn Before Talk of 1
London, Aug. 27.—(4*1—Hope pre
vails in official quarters in London
that Germany will aceept the condi
tions of the security pact note from
France, and that at nn early date will
send representatives to London to dis
cuss with British ami French states
men the formulation of an agreement
that will make warfare again impos
Germany, according to unofficial ad
vices reaching here from Berlin, lias
agreed with the French representa
tions in the note, that the time for an
interchange of ideas regarding the sit
uation by written communications lias
' come to an end, and that a round ta
; ble conference is a better method for
disentangling the snarled skein of eon
■ troversy. It is possible that an early
' date ns next Monday may see the
commencement of conversations te
-1 tween British, French, Belgian aid
1 German representatives to deal with
the technical and judicial questions
and pave the way for a gathering to
' gether of the respective foreign min
‘ isters to work out the long discussed
The French View.
Paris. August 27.—(4*)—France
stands ready to send delegates to a
t conference in London to draw up a
. pact with Great Britain, Belgium and
Germany, promising security to west
ern frontiers, should the, Berlin gov
ernment accept suggestions in the lat
est French note that Rucli negotia
tions be opened immediately.
M. Fromageot, well known jurist,
1 already has been designated to repre
' sent France in the event such a meet
* ing is held. The French government
’ favors prompt action and would be
* ready to begin at London next Mon
The German View.
. Berlin, Aug. 27. —(4>)—The Ger
man government in an official com
munique issued after receipt of (he
French note on the security question,
points to its repeated assertions that
j realization of a security pact is im
possible so long as the question of
Germany sharing in the colonial man
dates is unsettled.
It also remarks that the security
negotiations have thus far taken place
under the banner of conciliation and
that further occupation by the allies
of the Cologne zone "which is unlaw
fully occupied, is not in harmony with
Germany has done everything to
fulfill the allies’ disarmament condi
tions, the communique says, and nev
er in history has the disarmament of
a nation been carried .out more
I A flier was fined $25 for flying
I under the 2.000-foot altitude when
he flew in his airplane over the
stands on Yale Field, New Haven,
I Miss Ethel Honeycutt is again at
her work in The Timea-Trlbune office
after a week’s vacation.
* THERE IS BUT ONE— *
JK Sure way to success and it is
SK called work. Sfc
5 Best policy in any .eircußjr
3K'stance and that is to ’tell the
Path to happiness and it is
* called duty. *
SK Method of keeping friends and *
}k that is called loyalty. JK
jSK Safe investment and that is
| ik called character. KS
& Sure way to get people to see 4:
* North Carolina—Tell ’em about
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THE COTTON MARKET.
Continuance of Recent Selling Move
ment Sent Price of December Down
New York. Aug. 27.—(A 5 )—A con
tinuance of the recent selling move
ment sent the price of December con
tracts down to 22.99 in the cotton
market here early today. The open
ing was steady at an advance of 1
point to a decline of 4 points, and
there was a little buying on relatively
steady showing of Liverpool. The de
mand was quickly supplied by over
night selling orders, and prices de
clined 3 to 4 points under liquida
tion and local and Southern offerings.
Buying believed to be for trade ac
count was more active around the 23
cent level, however, and there was
enough covering to cause rallies of 0
to 7 points from the lowest toward the
end of the first hour.
Cotton futures: October 22.76;
December 23.04; Januarv 22.55;
March 22.85; May 23.10.
SAYS GREECE ASKED TO
SETTLE HER WAR DEBT
London Hears United States Sent
' 1 Ncte to Greece Asking Her to Make
London, Aug. 27.—(4*1—A dispatch
1 to the Daily Telegraph says the Unit
’ ed States recently presented to Greece
' a demand for settlement of that coun
try’s debt to it. The Greek gov
ernment, although recognizing the
' American claim, will declare its ina
bility to pay the debt at the present
tihe, the Breek budget being over
' burdened with urgent obligations in
’ connection with the settlement of the
! refugee situation.
• The correspondent says it is under-
stood the Greek government author
' ized its minister in London to sign
an Anglo-Greek convention providing
the payment of the war debt the terms
of which were settled long ago by for
mer Finance Minister Soudero.
Drought Continues in Piedmont
Winston-Salem. Aug. 26-—Reports
coming from Ashe and Alleghany,
two of the mountain counties, say I
that frost wns visible in some sec-1
tions a few mornings ago, though so .
far as known no damage was done
to crops. The drouth continues
throughout the Piedmont section and
in many sections crops will be cut
at least fifty per cent, it is Baid. The
streams are the lowest they have
been known in years. An Elkin fish
erman declares that he is unable to
find water deep enough in the Yad
kin river in that section to cover 'his,
When a man is in love he gives,
when a woman is in love she forgives.
DURING HIS TRIil
Body Found by Jail At
tendants Early Today.C
Wire Used as Means of
Testimony Presented on
Trial Had Been Consid
ered Very Damaging for
Ims Angeles, Aug. 27. —(A 1 )—Dr.
Thos. W. Young, dentist, on trial here
for the murder of his wife and burying
her body in a cistern, killed himself
here in the county jail early today.
County jail employees discovered
the dentist’s body hanging in his cell
by a piece of wire.
The suicide ends the trial of Dr.
Young on the murder trial. The
jurors in tiie case were ordered at the
close of the coart yesterday to make a
visit to the suburbs today to visit the
cistern in which Mrs. Young’s body
Two acquaintances of the defendant,
yesterday testified lie had offered them
SSOO each if they would testify they
had seen Mrs. Y'oung alive and well
but in flight from her husband sev
eral weeks after February 21st. They
said the offer was made prior to his
arrest and the finding of the body and
that he told them that lie needed the
perjured testimony in au alienation
of affections suit he planned to file
against his father-in-law, Frank W.
CHARGES AGAINST GRIST
WILL BE INVESTIGATED
Raleigh Concern Says It Has Been
Discriminated Against by Mr.
Raleigh, Aug. 27.—(4*) —A thor
ough investigation of charges of dis
crimination in distributing the stnte
printing by Frank I). Grist, commis
sioner of .Labor & Printing, will be
made by the '‘“""HiqijTßi Tljf
charge was made by a Raleigh print
ing concern which alleged it was be
ing discriminated against in favor of
other printers of Raleigh. This an
nouncement was made yesterday fol
lowing a meeting of the commission
with Governor McLean. The investi
gation will be’ conducted by Clias. R.
Ross and John Harwood, assistant at
With Our Advertisers.
Schloss Bros.’ new fall -suits at
Hoover's, $25 to $45. You will find a
wonderful display there.
D'Orsay’s perfumes at Gibson Drug
A new face in The Tribune's ad
vertising columns is that of the J.
IV. Cline grocery store. Phone 263.
Know at all times that you have the
right amount of oil in your Ford.
You can get a ten days free trial of
the Ever-Ready Automatic Oiler from
Luther E. Bager, Room 6, Maness
The famous Hot Blast heaters are
sold in this county by H. B. Wilkin
Let Bob's Dry Cleaning Co. clean
up your Coat or overcoat for you.
You’ll soon need it.
Last showing today of "The Wife
Who Wasn't Wanted,” nt the Con
cord theatre. Also Harry Langdon in
“The Hansom Cabman.” Tomorrow
and Saturday “One Exciting Night.”
The Citizens Bank and Trust Co.
will cash the cotton drafts for farm
ers in the N. C. Cotton Growers' Co
operative Association. See schedule
in ad. in this paper.
Lutherans Form Sunday Seiiool As
Hickory, Aug. 26. —A Lutheran
Sunday school organization for
North Carolina has just been form
ed at Lenoir-Rhyne college where
the summer school for church work
ers was under way from Friday till
Wednesday. Officers are S. J. Mar
ion, Hickory, president; Prof. J. B.
Hinson, Gastonia vice-president;
Miss Rosa Sox. Hickory, secretary;
Miss Mabel Lippard, Concord, treas
urer. The enrollment at the school
was 400 with one half of the con
gregations of the North Carolina
synods represented. A pageant was
given on the college campus Tues
day night. Over 100 characters were
in the play which lasted for one hour
and a half.
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Govemor Smith Is in Thick
of Fight For New Y ork Mayor
New York, 27.—(4*)—Gover
nor Smith today was in the thick of
| the fight for mayor of New York. |
| Having given up his vacation in
order to work for State Senator James
J. Walker, Tammany designee against
Mayor Hylan for the Democratic nom
ination, the governor came from the
capital at Albany to plunge into a
contest which both Democratic and
Republican spokesmen have said free
ly is a fight between Smith and
I Tonight the governor will invade
Brooklyn, home borough of Mayor
Hylan. At a Walker rally he is
expected to ewreas various opinions
CONTINUE EFFORTS I
Police in East and Middle
West Taking Every Step
to Halt Spread of Chi
FIVE DEATHS IN
WARFARE SO FAR
Tong Leaders Taken to the
Police Offices, and Prom
ise to Try to Stop the
New York. Aug. 27.— UP) —Xew
York police are attempting to end
the war of Chinese tongs in the east
and middle west, where five tong men
have been assassinated.
When tong leaders were closeted
with police here yesterdya, a Hip
Sing was murdered in Raltimore. He
was the first Hip Sing to die. the
others having belonged to the On
Tong leaders promised at police
headquarters here to try to end the
war. They agreed to cease hostili
ties in Xew York pending a final set
tlement. and another meeting was ar
ranged for tomorrow. Telegrams were
sent summoning Eu Ho Soon, nation
al On Leong president, and Lee Gee
Ming, secretary, from Detroit.
On Leong representatives claim the
war has reached such a state where
higher officials of the tong are needed
to handle the situation. Ho Don
Hing, national president of the Hip
Sings, and local officers, came to po
lice headeuarters under heavy guard.
Rut neither leader consented to meet
at the same table. Without, the chief
of the On Lcong’s, they said, it was
futile to promise that killings in other
cities would stop. Police and prose
cutors warned tong men that indict
! ments for conspiracy to murder pos
sibly could be returned.
FOR SOUTHERN CROP
High Temperatures in Cotton Belt
Cause Damage—Western Carolina
Washington. Aug. 20.—The week
ly weather and crop review of the
department of agriculture today says
that in the south the past week con
ditions generally were unfavorable.
The severe drought in southern Ap
palachian region, including much of
the adpoiniug states, was intensified'
by record breaking temperatures and
a continued absence of beneficial
rains; all late crops are suffering
badly in this area.
The weather in the cotton bolt was
less favorable than during recent
weeks. Record breaking high tem
peratures prevailed iu the droughty
eastern sections of the belt, the
drought in much of Texas was still
unrelieved while high temperattires,
excessive sunshine, and hot winds
were trying on the plants In the
northwestern portion of the belt.
There was further serious deterior
ation in central and northern Geor
gia, with gnuch premature opening,
while blooming has practically ceased
in South Carolina, with the drought
unrelieved in the central, western
and northern portions. Cotton con
tinued very good advance in central
and eastern North Carolina and
frommostly good growth was report
ed from Virginia. The weather was
generally favorable for picking and
ginning, which made rapid progress.
The report for North Carolina:
Beneficial showers north-central and
northeast, but drought practically
without relief in west. Late corn,
truck and minor crops improved
where showers occurred. Condition of
cotton mostly very good in east and
central, but. some further deteriora
tion during week due to shedding and
weevil damage, mainly in south: a
number of first bales reported. Fine
crop tobacco about ready for mar
ket in east; curing continues else
Mexico to Pay Debt.
San Antonio, Tex., Aug. 27.— UP) —
Mexico will begin paying her $500,-
000,000 national debt, owed chiefly to
the United States, about September
Ist, A. M. Elias, consul general for
Mexico at New York and financial
agent for that government, said here.
In 1081, though there were thous
■ ands of books in the library of the
■ wereßoyal Society, only 85 of them
1 | were on Agriculture, of which only
I a few were in English.
regarding Mayor Hylan, who the other
day made the political pot bubble with
j an attack on the governor as an ally
of the traction interests, seeking high
er fares. The mayor at the same
time criticized Walker with references
to the support of the underworld and
wide open town.
Supporters of Smith and Walker
were jubilant today over the apparent
regret with which the mayor’s attack
on them were received by John H.
i McCooey, democratic leader of Brook
. l.vn. Back from his vacation yester
day, McCooey took no pains to con
ceal his surprise over the mayor's at
tack and indicated he would abide by
the results of the primaries.
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TODAY’S NEWS TODAY]
■ - . ——
[HOPES TO PREVENT j
' ouhl SHORTAGE Iff
MINERS QUIT JOM
Government Is Not to Tikfe
Part in Controversy NttHF
But Will Seek to Provide'
Fuel for the Public.
STILL AT WORK
And Hopes to Be Able to
Avert Strike But at Press'
ent Everything Points to
Walkout September Ist.
Washington, Aug. 27.— UP) —Goes]
eminent officials are adhering to -.ft’
liands-01l policy with respect to thd
anthracite strike, the hope of averting |
a shut down in the anthracite fields
September Ist restede today in ef
forts of citizens committee of that reg
ion to bring the operators and mifatwl
into conference again. ,:jSS
Convinced that no efforts on their
own part would avail to prevent a
cessation of operations in the mine,
the government is taking stock «
the hard coal supply and avaiUtfe;
substitutes, and officials intimate shat
a plan already being considered to
safeguard the public against an aetiUOt.
coal shortagt. Tentative estimated’
show the above ground supply of a It- ■
thraeite to be sufficient to meet nor
mal requirements until December. 1
After the operators had announced:
agreement to its approval for resump
tion of negotiations, John H. Uhj;
chairman of the citizens “no strike”
committee of northeast Pennsylvania,:
went into conference early today with
John L. Lewis, president of the Unit- I
ed Mine Workers of Amerira, at the
The most serious aspect of the sit
uation in the view of officials, is the
responsibility of a strike in the or-,
ganiged bituminous field from which
half the supply of soft coal comes.
They recall that in statements made in
their dispute with operators in which-'
the mine union officials alleged that a
number of operators in the northern ;
West Virginia coal district were vio
lating provision* of the Jacksonville
soft coal agreement, the union heads
held up the possibility of a soft coal
strike in retaliation.
Citizens Plea Falla.
Philadelphia, Aug. 27.—OW—The
midnight appeal of Wilkesbarre citi
zens made to the miners here that the
latter resume scale negotiations with
the operators, will have no influence
on the plans the miners have uhdeh
way for a suspension in the anthra- :
cite coal fields September 1, accord
ing to authoritative comment today.
The actual call for a suspension is'
expected to be issued by miners scale
sub-committee as soon as all details
for keeping “maintenance men in the
mines have been arranged at meetings
with the mine owners here. ; J
30.000 HOUSES IN TOKYO i'l
SUBMERGED DURING RAIN
Downpour Last 30 Honrs and Drove
Thousand to Hills. Menace Now is
Tokyo, Aug. 27. —The floods, cans-’
ed by a 36-hour rain, which yester
day inundated the Honjo district of:
the city, have subsided. It is estl*
mated that 30,000 houses were sub
merged. the resident spending, 'the
night on the hillsides. The damasgftj
is estimated at several million
A number of casualties are reported.;
The flood was the worst in tfflgi
The Honjo district, the lowest
lying part of Tokyo, is situated aloqg
the Sumida river near its mouth ana
is intersected by numerous canals. It;
is a poor district and greatly over*
crowded. It is here where the great
est number of casualties occurred Ift.
the earthquake of September 1023. :
Italian Authorities Baffled by Mummi
fication of Woman.
Naples, Aug. 27.— UP) —A strlkHli
example of the mummification of ‘M
. human body by natural process has
. been discovered at Vatolla, in Rut
, province of Salerno, with the Sftt
. humation of the body of a local refttij
. dent, Rosa Searpar, who died in 1912,'
I The body was found to be in a peftj
feet state of preservation; even Wf
clothes were in a sort of petrified coin
dition, but retained their original col
, Thinking the mummification pSajj
. cess might have been due to peculiar
chemical qualities of the soil, the atf«
thorities ordered the opening of aft
■ adjacent grave, but the corpse in tfM
latter grave had completely decoftgj
posed. This, therefore, led to tM
belief among devout natives that;!;!
, mi-acle had been wrought.
r SAT'S BEAR SAYS:
y Fair tonight and Friday; J|
north and northeast wind*. I