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Swedish Conference, in Chi
cago Voted Without Dis
senting Vote to Unite
Methodist Churches.
Proposal Carried by Large
Vote In Conferences
Which Took a Vote on
Matter This Week.
, Chicago, Aug. 20.—G4>)—Unifici
tion of northern and wont hern branch*
es of the Methodist Episcopal Church
has 'been favored by five conferences
I meeting this week-end.
Unanimous consent on the proposal
was cast by the Swedish conference in
Chicago, and in the Southwest Span
ish Mission at Albuquerque, N. M.
Both are’ affiliated with the north
ern branch of the church. Laymen
of tlk* Central Swedish conference
vote today.
The German laymen's association of
Chicago approved the unification by a
vote of 40 to 20. Aproval. also was
voiced by the northern Swedish an
nual conference in Duluth, Minn.,
which decided the southern branch
should have a voice in northern con
ferences of the church.
The clergy of the Western Norwe
gian Danish conference, in Aberdeen,
Wash., voted in favor of the union
and laymen of the same conference
will vote later.
Greensboro Man Alleges Financial
Support Was Withdrawn and That
He Lost Business.
Greensboro, Aug. 28. —,T. I*. Bishop,,
in oomplnint filed today in a suit in
stituted in Guilford superior court
clerk's office against the. Commercial
Investment Company, alleges the most
• unique reason for damages yet brought
in this court—that his credit was
hurt because.he refused -to furnish an
agent of the defendant with n-ear-hr
which to haul whiskey. Bishop, who
was president of a motor company,
states in the complaint that when he
refused to let the agent have a car
for booze purposes tne latter tele
graphed his company to cut off finan
cial protection from the plaintiff, and
that was done, to the plaintiff's finan
cial embarrassment; that as n result
sale of ears fell off 50 per cent and
it was necessary for him to quit do
ing business . The plaintiff asks for
$15,000 damages.
Greensboro Store Robbed Three
Greensboro, Aug. 28.—The third of
a series of daring rt>U>eries of Now
ell's Pharmacy took place Wednes
day night when a thief or thieves
broke through the window on the
north side of the building, entering
the store and stole merchandise
amounting to approximately SIOO.
•Two other robberies of n similar na
ture have occurred at the drug store
in the past month.
The fact that on each occasion the
thieves took practically the same
amount and same kind of raerenan
dise leads one to believe that all
three of the thefts were perpetrated
by an identical thief or thieves Each
time cigarette and perfume have been
the only articles stolen.
Edwin Nowll, owner of the phar
macy, states that ail told, $220 in
cigarettes and perfumes have been
Mhdrfad in Sbetfey Case.
Maryville, Tenn., Atig. 20.— UP') —A
mistrial resulted today in tbe case of
Wm. D. Sheffey, charged with the
murder of Luther Wells.
The jury reported that H was un
able to agree and Judge John Blair
ordered a feistrial entered.
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The Concord Daily Tribune
Water Situation Here
Improved At Present
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L. A. Fisher Finds That
I Cold Water Creek Has
More Water Now Than
Earlier in the Week.
Rise In Flow of Creek Is
Taken as Indication That
Rain Wfll Fall Here In
the Near Future.
The water situation, which for some
time has caused alarm on account of
the rapidly decreasing supply at. Cqld
Water Oeejt, has improved very much
in the last few days, according to L.
A .Fisher, superintendent of.the water
and light plant.
During the earlier days of the week
the flow had diminished to sych an ex
tent that several of the larger users
in the city were cut off until fnrther
notice and drastic steps were threat
ened if there was no rain at an early
Within the last few: days tbe’flow
has been noticeably laager and no fur
ther cuts will have to be made as long
as the present condition continues.
According to the older residents of
the community, says Mr. Fisher, an
increase in the water in a creek is
an indication of rain at an early date.
It is a fact that tro'rain has fallen
on the watershed of Cold .Water Creek
recently and if this is not true, there
is no way in which to account for
the rise of the water.
Whether this is true or not, there is
a general hope throughout this sec
tion that there will be some relief
from the drought which has kept ev
erything parched for a period of al
most three months.
The Kerr Bleadiery, which was one
of the firms asked to stop using city
water, 1s making arrangements to have
a filtering plant ready for use Monday.
Water is to be secured from Buffalo
Creek. The bleachery is one of the
, heaviest users of water in the city, re*
quiring in the neighborhood of
million gallons of water each month.
In blenching processes, a steady
stream of water is required during
the entire time of operation.
The Y. M. C. A. swimming pool has
also suspended operations daring t'.ie
period of drought. —~— T ~'*’—
Car Collided With One Driven By
Dr. J. Howell Way of WaynesyiOe.
Wnynesvllle, Aug. 28.—Mrs. Ode
Robinson; i}s. wa«i killed, and Miss
Edna Phillips, 10, was seriously in
jured yesterday afternoon near here
when an automobile in which they
were riding collided with a oar being
driven by Dr. J. Howell Way. of
this place, member of the North
Carolina State Board of Health.
The car in which the women were
riding is said' to have been forced
over an embankment when struck by
the Way car.
Charged with Assault on Girt at i
Salisbury, Aug. 28.—Eli Saba, a
Syrian, who conducts a grocery
store on East Innis street, was given
ft preliminary hearing before Esquire
W. L. Bay this afternoon, being
charged with having attempted an
assault on a young white girl clerk
in his store. The magistrate reserved
his decision as to bond and also as
to wbat offense he would send the
prisoner up to superior court on until
Saturday morning. The crime is al
leged to taken place in the
store one evening last week and Saba
has been held ip jail since his arrest
President Sees Son In Drill.
Camp Devens, Mass.. Aug. 29. —OP)
—President and Mrs. Cooiuige visit'd
Camp Devins, ’todhy to watch their
son, John, and 1,400 other youths !u
khaki paß6 in review.
Motoring from Swampscott they ar
rived before noon and from the re
viewing stant witnessed the final pa
rade of the citisens military training
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Warrants For Florida Company
For Selling “Lots” Under Water
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1 Chicago, Aug. 28.—Federal war
[ renta charging use of the, United
; States mail with intent to defraud
were issued tonight for Jacob Factor,
president of the Florida Land Com
. psny, and 'several associates after a
I two months’ investigation by pcatal
! authorities. . .
| The company Is alleged to have done
! a business of between $1,000,000 and
$1,500,000 In Florida real estate since
its incorporation in Springfield last
March. Besides Factor and others
named in the warrants are Maurice
B. Drucker, H. Heisius, H. J; Hlm
melsteln and Newton Feldman, ail of
ficials of tbe concern,
I Factor, according to reports of pos
tal inspectors, before becomihg con
nected with the Florida Land Com
pany, put over a $500,000 fraudulent
oil land deal in England and is want
ed there.
In Orange County.
The scheme included the buying of
large tracts of land in Orange county,
Florida, which was later sold in Chi
afro and other middle western ,Clti*R
at an average price of about SIOO a
1 lot. The land was represented, it Is
charged, With being a suburb of Of
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Hylan Says Gov. Smith
Was Aided to Office in
Elections by William R.
New York. Aug. 29. — (A>) —Mayor
Hylan, accused by Governor Smith of
“blind subservience to a super boss’’,
charges the governor with besmirch
ing William R. Heart, “the man who
hMped him enter the executive man
sion at Albany.”
The mayor replied over the munici
pal radio station last night to Gover
nor Smith’s initial speech of the cam
paign. In addition to discussing Mr.
Hearst. the mayor denied the gover
nor’s charges that he had conferred
with Klan representatives during the
last Democratic national convention.
Officers Injured While Communists
Were Trying an Experiment in Mo
Paris, Aug. 20.— UP) —Eight Paris
policemen injured and about n dozen
communists in cells are the net re
sults today of an experiment in mobil
ization made by the communists of
the capital last night. The commun
ists plan of action called for assem
bling in four public squares and
marching to the opera as a protest
againgt the methods used by the Pol
ish and Bulgarian • governments in
dealing with members of their parly.
The full program of the demonstra
tion was published yesterday in the
communist order, consequently the au
thorities were enabled to nip it in the
bud. *
Between 300 and -100 manifestants
arrived in the vicinity of the opera to
inconvenience the opera goers assem
bling for “Aida." A series of sharp
skirmishes with the police ensued,
and 140 were arrested, the majority,
however being released after" a few
hours. Thirty of those taken were
Tile Communist Deputy Barbeoot
played a prominent part in leading
the^agitators, the police say. ami one
of those arrested was a son of the com
munist deputy Clamamus.
Tbe Use of Pyrotol.
Salisbury, "N". C„ Aug. 20.— UP) —
The use of pyrotol resulted in a sav
ing of $123 to one farmer,
County Agent W, G. Yeager. John
Barger had a large field full of
stumps and had offered a local man
S2OO to 'dear it, but his offer had
been refused. Mr. Yeager suggested
that he get some government explosive
and clear the field himself. Mr. Bar
ger bought $22 worth of explosive, fair-,
ed labor for $55 and at a total cost
of $77 clea red the field. “More than
80,000 pounds of the explosive have
been distributed in the county," -says
Mr. Yeager.
Charge Persona Are Given Liberties.
, Chicago, Aug. 29 140—Rumors that
a $20,000 fund enabled Terry Druggan.
beer baron", to obtain freedom from
jail at night on numerous occasions
while serving a oiw-yqar sentence for
violating a federal injunction, were
being sifted today by federal agents.
Two assistant jailers were dis
charged in connection with liberation
twenty-one days before his sentence ex
Ask for Inquiry.
Washing, on, Aug. ‘' 29— UP) —The
state department has asked Mexican
government to make a thorough in
quiry into the reported slaying of ap
unnamed American cowboy near Palo
mas hi Chihuahua.
The department was advised of the
killing by Consule Dye at .Taurez.
Details were lacking.
Wm. 0. Stoddard 111.
Madison, N. J., Aug. 29.— UP) —
Wm. O. Stoddard, 90 year old veteran
of the newspaper profession, and once
private secretary to Abraham Lincoln,
ii seriously ill at his home. He had
been in good health, despite his age,
until recently.
lando, Fla., termed the second largest
city in the state.
Besides an extensive advertising
campaign in Illinois, Indiana, lowa
and Wisconsin, the company also sent
out a boosters committee which in
cluded a Chicago alderman and police
captain and which brought back glow
ing accounts of the land.
Tbe lots, it is alleged, were repre
sented as being improved property
with water, gas and electricity in
stalled, with part of it on the Dixie .
• Part Under Water. I
Investigators said some of the land I
is inundated part of the time and none j
of it is improved.
Many investors foere are 0 f the Pol- j
ish descent. They were also attracted 1
by stories of a mythical hotel costing
$1,000,000, and more than 2,000 lotsl
have been sold, investigators said.
While in England several months'
ago investigators said ■ Factor and
Drucker organised the British Allied
Estate, Ltd., hnd the Cambrian Trust,
Ltd., and sold Arkansas oil land for
upward of $500,000 as. a result of
which they Were sought in England.
North Carolina’s Small City Daily
Have Tribune or Times Sent to Your
Boy or Girl at College.
’ When your boy or girl goes off to
college this fall, send him or her The
Tribune every day or at least The
Times Twice a week.
Hail you thought of it, the one thing
| that will perhaps be most welcome of
all during the weeks and months
away from home is the home paper. Ii
lis a "letter from home." The boys
[ and girls want to get the home news.
Hoped to Have All Plans
Ready for Congress
When The Body Meets
Again in December.
Washington, Aug. 20.— UP) —The
American debt commission has set a
goal of cleaning up all war debt fund
ing in time for action by the next
session of Congress, and to that end
has made new progress in bringing
the remainder of the smaller debtors
to the point of negotiations.
With promise of action alreaily giv
en on the two larger loans yet un
funded, those of France and Italy, of
ficials here believe the positive stand
taken to speed up action by the small
er war time borrowers will enable
them to wind up the entire business
of debt funding during the coming win
The first fruits of the new pressure
brought upon the smaller debtors
comes in thp information that Czecho
slovakia. after plain notice from the
T nited States that it desires such ac
tion without undue delay, will short
ly senfl over a debt commission.
Greek government also hat: authorized
its ministers here to open negotiations.
Lawrence Sums Up Results of # the
Executive’s Vacation; Politics Come
David Lawrence in Raleigh News and
Swampscott, Mass., Aug. 28.—As
the summer “vacation” of President
Coolidge draws to a close, it mar be
pertinent Jo sum up what the -duel
executive has accomplished. •
First, he has had a good rest, and
his health is benefitted by the change
of air.
Second, he has kept in touch with
the work of government departments
in a general sort of way, without
burdening himself too heavily. For
eign affairs and the debt negotiations
have been uppermost among the prob
lems considered, but even in this Mr.
Coolidge has depended upon and has
follorwed"recommendations of his cab
inet officers.
Third, he has played his political
cards with caution and prudence.
The last may prove in the end to
have been the most important of all.
For Mr. Coolidge likes politics. He
has lived and breathed its atmosphere
most of his mature years.
Getting away from Washington to
a place where his every move is re
l>orted was in the first place what
the experts call “good publicity.”
Then came the occasional conferences
with admirers, who reported constant
ly on the President’s political strength.
Finally, after a summer of careful
attention to Massachusetts state poli
tics, in which the fate of Senator
William M. Butler, candidate to suc
ceed himself next year, hangs in the
balance, the President's own sanction
is given to the publication of a letter
wherein there is a direct reference to
the possibility that he will be a can
didate in 1928.
Abandon Sectional Football.
Williamsburg, Va., Aug. 29.— UP) —
The second oldest institution of high
er learning in America, William and
Mary College, is the first of the South
ern colleges to virtually abandon sec
tional football. Its schedule for the
fall season shows almost as many
games above the Mason and Dixon
line as below it.
The schedule includes games with
the Navy, at Annapolis; Syracuse, at
Syracuse; Harvard, at Cambridge;
and Haskell Indians at Kichmond.
Only one North Carolina college will
be battled by the Virginia team dur
ing the season. William and Mary
will meet Duke University at Norfolk
October 24.
Robber Is Locked in Vault of Bank.
Vancouver, B. C., Aug. 28.—A. E.
Wilson, branch manager of tbe Can
adian Bank of Commerce, here, today
captured a holdup man by rushing
out of the vault and slamming the
door. The intruder, ignoring clerks
shut in with him, fired at the lock
until police removed him.
Tlie would-be robber, Joseph Leon
ard, 18, displayed two pistols as he
entered the bank. Soon he had Wil
. son anil two assistants corralled in
I the vault. When Leonard went to
I seek the loot, Wilson ran out, banged
j tbe door and called the police.
j “Baahfnl” Man Steals a Platinum
Diamond Ring.
j Greensboro, Aug. 28.—A “bashful”
young man, name not known, who
I couldn’t induce his girl to coine into
a jewelry. store here to see some
watches, managed to make away with
a S4OO platinum diamond ring, “paln>-
ing” it and hastening from the store,
police were notified today. It is be
lieved he la the same nimble fingered
man who victimised a High Point
jewelry store the same way a few
weeks ago.
And a fine thing about it is, that
each issue of the paper will post Jchs
than the equivalent of a twn-eent
stamp delivered to his box at college.
Keep this in mind and let the paper
start when the boy or girl leaves. If
you doubt how much they wil laprpe
riate it. ask those who got the paper
from home last year.
“Now is the time to subseribo.”
FOR coorai
Says Biplane Capable of
Flying to Japan With
Only One Stop Has Now
Been Perfected. i
Chicago, Auk. 2ft.—Col. Wm. Mitch
ell, former hear of the army air ner
vier, says an Ameriean super-plane
capable of non-Ntop flight to. Paris
with a ton of explosives, has been per
fected but government perm ission to
test it has been withheld.
“The producers of this plane believe,
and I believe that the huge biplanes
they have built are capable of flying
to Peking with a single stop at
Nome. Alaska, and with a ton of ex
plosives. Tile planes are ready. The
will make 113 miles an hour for 60
hours. But we can't prove it unless
the army and navy bends see fit to
grant us permision. The old fogy
ideas are holding back the inevitable.”
Col. Mitchell stopped here en route
from Detroit to Fort Sam Houston,
Texas, where he is stationed. He re
iterated his stand that the air service
should be made a complete organiza
tion in itself.
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No Indication Seen of Improvement
In Business. Say Charlotte Mefi.
Charlotte, Aug. 28.—The textile
manufacturing is sharply curtailed,
with no indication seek of improve
ment within the near future, accord
ing to a survey of the opinion of ex
ecutivos of textile mills in this sec
tion. These mills have been feeling
the depression experienced by the
cotton goods business <iuring the
past twelve'months.
There is no sign of a revival of
business, in the opinion of E. C.
Dwelle, vice president and assistant
treasurer of the Chadwick Hoskins
Company, This company operates the
Chndwiok-Hoskins, Louise, and Cal
vinc Mills, in this city, the Dover
Mill, at Pineville, and the Martins
ville Mill. at. Martinsville, Va.
This chain is operating on a five
day schedule each week, beng closed
one day in the power conservation
program. The mills are operating
only on a daylight schedule, as the
demand for cloth is being met easily
by such an effort it was explained.
The Highland Park group of tout
mills, which until two weeks, ago,
operated on a part-time basis, have
been closed because of depression. J.
Leak Spencer, secretary-treasurer,
stated that these milfs have been
closed indefinitely. Operation will be
resumed when business justifies it, he
This group is composed of High
land Park Mills Nos. 1 and 3. iu
Charlotte. No 2, in Rook Hill, S. C.
and the Anchor Mill, in Huntersville.
Relatively Easy Liverpool Cables
Caused Opening Decline of From 3
to 8 Points.
New York; Aug. 2ft. — (A 5 ) —An op
ening decline of 3 to 8 points influenc
ed by relatively easy Liverpool cables
was checked by week-end covering and
trade buying in the cotton market ea
day. Prices rallied a few pojnts on
demand from these sources but there
was continued southern selling and of
ferings increased after the first few
minutes on the belief that weather
conditions were favorable for picking
and reports of increased hedge selling
from the Atlantic States, yeeember
declined to 22.71 before the end of the
first hour with the general list show
ing net losses of 4 to 10 points. Pri
vate cables reported liquidation and
hedge selling iu Liverpool with a slow
spot demand, but said there was some
improvement in the demand for cot
ton goods from India.
Cotton futures: October 22.53; De
cember 22.75; January 22.25; March
! 32.54 ; May 22.84.
Closed Easy.
New York, Aug. 2U.—Cotton fu
tures elosed easy at a net decline of
21 to 24 points. October 22.35; De
cember 22.50-61; January 22.10-15;
March 22.30; May 22.67-71.
Caillaux Will Sail September 16th.
Paris, Aug. 2ft.— (A*) —Official an
nouncement was made todny that Fi
nance Minister Caillaux will sail on
Paris. September 10th for Washington
to initiate the debt funding negotia
tions with the United States. M. Cail
laux will be accompanied by only one
expert. The remainder of the French
mission is to follow on September 10
or 23.
Arookhart Hold* Slight Margin.
Washington, Aug. 29.—(Aft—With
only two connties remaining to be
tabulated. Daniel F. Steck’s net gain
in the senate recount of the lowa sen
atorial returns stood today at 927. 1
If both contested add. uMcontested
ballots are held valid, this would leave
Senator Smith W. Brookhart, Stecka’
Republican opponent, a alight margain.
Watch Signs 1* Tell
Length ofiCoal Strike
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' Gen. Andrews Wants to
Know Conditions There,
Where Officers Are Ac
cused of Law Violation.'
Wn-hingtnn, Aug. 20.—</T)—Assist
ant Secretary Andrews lias ordered
special agPDts of the customs sen-ice
to start an immediate investigation of
conditions in New Orleans which rc-
I suited in the indictment of Walter L.
Cohen, collector of the port there.
, who with several others have been
charged with conspiracy under the
prohibition laws.
1 The Assistant Secretary said he
had telegraphed instructions to the
agents there to make thorough inquiry
and to report to him at the earliest
possible moment. Meanwhile Cohen
will be allowed to continue in office.
Mr. Andrews explained, however,
that should the agents reports disclose
suspicions circumstances, Cohen likely
will be suspended.
Tributes of Visitors Fast Turning
Crypt in Westminister Abbey Into
London, Aug. 20.—The crypt un
derneath the tomb of flic Unknown
Soldier in Westminister Abbey fast
is becoming a veritable store of gold
and silver—tributes laid on the tomb
by visitors' to the Abbey.
One of the vergers in Westminister
some time ago noticed a gold brooch
lying on the tomb of the Unknown
Warrior. It was Lis belief it had
been dropped inadvertently by a visi
tor. On following days he found some
rings and silver ornaments. A oloso
watch revealed the fact that many,
women, possibly having lost rela
tives in the war, had developed the
habit of leaving some personal trifles
in gold or silver on the tomb.
So numerous have these offerings
become that the tomb daily is cleared
of the various articles, which are
taken down to the crypt underneath.
It has not yet been decided what
shall be done with the tributes.
greet mcmillan party
Storm Has Caused Some Delay, But
Ships Are Continuing Journey.
Washington, .Aug. 29.— UP) —Navy
department messages today indicated
that the MacMillan Arctic expedition i
proceeding southward in Melville Bay j
had encountered a snow storm and j
heavy sea.
Tlie storm lias caused some delay |
and the flagship Peary now expects
to reach Umanak, Greenland, tonight.
From that point explorers will visit
Godhaven to study the Norse ruins.
The Peary reported yesterday that
with good weather she expected to
reach Umanak last night.
Abandons His Wife Day After Mar
Greensboro. Aug. 28—William
Cole, aged 20. was sentenced to serve
two years when he was up in Munici
pal Court today on the charge of
abandoning his wife one day after he
married her. He married her last
July 2 and on .Tilly 3 left his wife
at the home of Mr. ami Mrs. Jay
Cooke, near here. He went in search
of work, he said, going as far as New
Earth Tremor in Montana.
Rutee, Mont., Aug. 29.— UP) —An
earthquake of severity shook, Muedlow
east of Three Forks at 8:43 o'clock
today. The reports which came from
the Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul
Rt ilroad agent there, said no damage
had been done.
Financial Statistics of the State
Government of North Carolina, 1924
Washington, D. C., Aug. 2ft. —The
Department of Commerce announces
n summary of the financial statistics
of the State of North Carolina for the
fiscal year ending June 30, 1024.
The payments for maintenance and
operation of the general departments
of North Carolina for the fiscal year
ending June 30; 1024, amounted to
$15,745,806. or $5.70 per capita. This
includes $1,729,783 apportionments
for education to the minoV civil divis
ions of the State. The expenses of
public service enterprises were $23,-
370; interest on debt was $3,404,218;
and outlays for permanent improve
ments were $32,670,011. The total
payments, therefore, for expenses of
general / departments and of public
service enterprises, interest, and out
lays were $51,033,408. In 1023 the
comparative per capita for mainten
ance and operation of general depart
ments was $5.10, and in 1017, $1.96
The totals include all payments for
the year, whether made from current
revenues or from the proceeds of bond
Os the government costs reported
above, $30,346,678 was for highways,
$4,122,120 being for maintenance and
$20,224,552 for construction.
The total revenue receipts of North
Carolina for 1024 were $21,202,335, or
I $7.50 per capita. This was $1,938,848
more than the total payments of the
year, exclusive of the payments for
permanent improvements, but S3O,
731,163 less than the total payment:
including those for permanent im-
If Mules Are Brought From
i Mines It Indicates Min
ers Are Preparing for a
> Long Vacation.
. But'From Other Centers It
1 Is Reported the Animals
r Have Been Brought to
the Surface.
Philadelphia, Aug. 20.—(A>)—The
| mine mule in the next forty-eight
hours is expected to forecast whether
the anthracite suspension which goes
into effect Monday at midnight will be
long or short,
' If mules are brought to the sur
face for the shutdown it will signify
1 .the belief that the mines will be elosed
a considerable time. If the mules
• remain below, sentiment will accord
ingly have been seen to favor brief
’ dufbtion.
Mules arc brought to the surface
in expectation of a long suspension
in part of district one, the largest
1 of the three union principalities, ad
viees from Wilkes Barre say.
Shamokin, Pa., the seat of district
nine, report on the other hand that
mules there are to be left underground
until there are stronger indications
that suspension will not be compara
tively short.
Operators and miners liave agreed
en terms of employment for the 10,-
000 maintenance men who will re
main in mines to prevent flooding,
caverns and deterioration.
Walkout Has started.
Philadelphia, August 20.—(A 5 )—
Trusted lieutenants of both anthra
cite operators and miners began their
. departure today to take posts on the
firing line in advance of mine suspen
sion ordered by the union for Mon
day at midnight.
Activity slackened on both sides for
the week-end, but advices from the
anthracite region upstate indicated
that to some exten; the walkout of
158,000 mine workers is already un
With Our Advertisers.
(let an overhead shower from E.
B. Grady ami learh tL(« delights of an,
overhead bath.
If you want electrical work of any
kind done. IV. J. Hethoox will do it
Last showing today of “One Excit
j ing Night” at the Concord Theatre.
! A packed house., upstairs and down
I stairs, greeted this picture last night.
I Monday and Tesuday. “Another Man's
Wife.” with James Kirkwood and Lila
Lee. Wednesday only, “The Lone
The Concord Theatre will honor
Merchants’ free tickets every day next
week except Saturday.
New Victor records at. Bell & Har
ris’. See list in new ad. today.
New fall frocks, specially designed,
from $5.95 up at Fisher’s. Blacks.
, copper and red shades, browns and
royalty purplse. Wonderful selection
of hats. too.
The Markson Shoe Store is a good
place to trade. Phone 807.
Elks’ Memorial to Harding.
Richmond, Va.. Aug. 29.—The me
morial erected hi' the Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks to the late
President Warren <}. Harding will be
unveiled tomorrow at the Elks' Nat
ional Home, at Bedford, in Uic pres
ence of a gathering of distinguished
public men and many of the high of
ficials of the order. President Hard
ing was a member of the Elks, having
joined the order in his home town of
Marion and later transferring his
membership to the Washington lodge.
provements. These payments in ex
cess of revenue receipts were met
from the proceeds of debt obligations.
Property and special taxes represent
ed 27.0 per cent of the total revenue
for 1024. 23.3 per cent, for 1023, and
50.2 per cent, for 1917. The increase
in the amount of property and special
taxes collected was 73.6 per cent, from
1017 to 1923, and 10.0 per cent, from
1023 to 1024. The per capita prop
erty and special taxes were $2.10 in
1924, $1.02 in 1023. and $1.20 in
1917. There were no general proiier
ty taxes in 1923 or 1924.
Earnings of general departments, or
compensation for services rendered by
state officials, represented 14.5 iter
cent, of the total revenue for 1024,
11.5 per cent, for 1023, and 20.4 per
cent, for 1017.
Business and non-business licenses
constituted 39.1 per cent, of the to
ai revenue for 1024. 34.5 per edit,
for 1923, and 10.4 fhr cent, for 1017.
Receipts from bin mens licenses con
ist chiefly of taxei exacted from in
uranee and other, incorporated com
lanies, privilege taxes, and from sales
’ax on gasoline, while those from non
business licenses comprise chiefly taxes
m motor vehicles. .
The net indebtedness (funded and
looting debt less sinking fund assets)
if North Carolina on June 30, 1024,
was $68,730,970, or $25.28 per capita.
In 1023 the per capita debt? was $20.16
ml in 1917 $3.85. .
There is no levy of the general 'prop
’rty tax for state purposes in North
NO. 208. -s
Reported That Men Helgl
In Dade County Jail Are|
Freed at Night and Al-J
lowed to Peddle Liquor.^!
It Is Said That the Federajil
Prisoners Are the Ones I
Given Right to Leave the!
Jail During the Night I
Tampa, Fla.. Aug. 20. —(A s )—Chargl i
es that federal prisoners confined f|9
the I)adc County jail have been
ed temporarily for the pnrpoMK for tints
purpose of bootlegging, have resulted !
in D. S. District Attorney W. M, 1
Geber starting an investigation in volt- 4
ing the sheriff, jailer and guards, Ja
Prisoners convicted at the last term ]
of federal court in Miami were being |
freedom and bntlegging privileges at 1
night and confined in jail in
report to the department of justice |
indicated, Mr. Gober said. Bribery *1
of officials responsible for their confine- I
nient also was reported. j
“1 was informed recently that two 3
federal prisoners from Tampa who
had been convicted in Dade County t
last spciqg were being allowed privity
leges by the guard not ordinarily a<S J
corded prisoners.” said the attorney. 1
“I requested the department of jus«J|
tice officials in Jacksonville, to send., a j
man to investigate the report and the 1
results of the investigation werestartJj
ling.” j
The inquiry revealed that the prig**
oners yere released from jail at nighUjl
and known to be engaged in
gin. t I
"We also found one of the TampAgj
prisoners was allowed to visit relatives 1
in West Florida,” Mr. Gober said, 1
.South Carolina Man Appears as the j
Champion of Fundamentalkta.—« 1
*. Wisconsin's -Cage. j
Washington. Aug, 27.—Senator OBIe 1
Blease. of South Carolina, is now In J
his office on Capitol Hill and expfdt|jl
to remain Here till Congress meets 1
next December. He told a group 9
of newspaper men today i that he I
might be expected to “break loose 1
soon." He skid lie had several charges J
of TNT up his sleeye and that he had H
taken Ben Tillman's old pitchfork out ‘.j
of a museum in South Carolina and AJ
brought it back to the capital and &
would wield it right and left in the>9
Senate this winter. News is hard to j
get now and newspaper men are flock- a
ing to Illease's office like crows. .
The senator has promised his friendth*
that when he gets his war paint on J
lie is ghing. to outdo Colonel Bryan fl
as a fundamentalist. He is prepar-■
ing a bill to be introduced cutting off,a
all appropriations from the federal*
treasury at Annapolis and West' PoMH
if it is shown that evolution is taught I
in these celebrated war schools. Its
is not known to what extent this sab-9
jeet is taught there bpt the South 9
Carolina senator means to find out m
before Congress meets. |
The Republican national committee I
has a problem on its hands in Wiscon- 1
sin which it had not bargained for. 1
Assurances were given by the regulgfll
Republicans, the "stalwarts” of that 1
state, that they would get together
a nominee for the senate to oppose-!
Robert M. La Follette, Jr., .in the 9
Republican primaries. .But they have 1
fallen down on t’!ie job. There are 1
three candidates in the field' beside*!
young La Follette—Roy P. Wilcox,!
choice of the Oskosli convention; for-!
mer Governor Francis E. McGovern,*
and Barry, who wanted to run first H
as a candidate of the “La Follette-■
Wheeler party” of last year, but found s]
that no such party existed, and that'!
under the state law he would either®
have to run as an i ndepcudeateVdHH
did the La Follette-Wheeler elec tot*!
last year, or enter the Republican |l
primaries. •
Willi a good sized row on iai fIH
stalwart faction of the party, the JKB
tional committee is wondering junf]
how far it ought to become involHjH
in the campaign in the badger gtfiUjH
There is a feeling in some qaartiMj]
that Wisconsin cannot be rut) friMffj
Washington and that if the regqMSj
Republicans are to get in oontralgHHj
the state they must da it themeetjflH
In patterning the hordes of
cloth, Fiji women use a strip rjgH
banana leaf in which a pattern WM
been cut to make a stencil, (£§■
being a.n independent j
the art of stencil.
TZ7 —
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1 ••ypi
Fair tonight and Sfanda& 'lfcfljH i
warmer Sunday; moderate
and east winds. , M

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