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Special Venire From County
By State at The Cole Trial
MOTION WAS MADE
BY THE SOLiCIIOR
Solicitor Phillips Says Sat
isfactory Jury Cannot
Be Drawn in Richmond
T COLE INDICTED
BY GRAND JURY
Pleaded Not Guilty When
Jury Deliberated About
n An Hour.
Richmond County Court House,
Sept. 28.— UP) —After deliberating
less than an heur, a grand jury to
day indicted VV. B. Cole, wealthly cot
ton ■Bin owner for the murder of W.
W. Ormond, formerly a suitor for his
Cole pleaded not guilty when ar
raigned before. Judge Thomas B. Fin
ley, designated by Governor McLean
to preside ever a special term of
Immediately after the arraignment
of Cole, F. Don Phillips, solicitor,
moved the court to call a special
venire from another counCy from which
to select the Jury. The motion, a sur
prise to the defense, was agreed upon,
and Judge Finley announced he would
call 200 veniremen for duty beginning
Wednesday from the county selected.
Richmond County Court House, X.
c„ . Sept. 2S.—(4>)—Air indictment
charging \V. B. Cole, wealthy cotton
mill owner, with the murder of W. W.
Ormond was returned by a county
grand jury here today.
In the language of the indictment,
the jury found that W. B. Cole did
kill, slay and murder W. W. Ormond
on or about last August 15th.
The grand jury deliberated less than
*’ole, who since the shooting, lias
been in jail without jirivilegp of bofid,
made his entranee info the court room
shortly after the indictment was re
turned. Sheriff H. D. Baldwin ac
companied the prisoner.
He was dressed neatly. After shak
ing hands with defense attorneys he
sat at the defense table.
Cole plead not guilty to the indict
ment when arraigned before Judge
F. Don Phillips, solicitor, entered
motion 'mmediately after the arraign
ment of Cole asking for a special ve
nire from some county other than
In making his motion Mr. Phillips
declared that a jury that would give
a trial satisfactory to the state and
defense could not be drawn from Rich
Tenth Is Sentenced to Attend Church.
(High roint. Sept. 2(l.—For the first
tinie in the history of High Point's
police court, a defendant has been
sentenced to attend church. Con
victed here today on a charge of lar
cejß.v, l’ines Hancock, 10-year-old boy,
had judgment suspended by Judge
Donald C. Macltae, upon condition
that he attend the Rev. George
Stephens revival three times each
week so long as it is in progress here.
The suspended sentence also carried
the stipulation that he attend Sun
day school regularly each Sunday and
that he repor to the court every Sat
urday to show good behavior for a
period of twelve months.
Associated Press to Cover Cole Case.
Readers of The Tribune will be
given a report of the trial of \V. B.
Cole at Rockingham, which begins to
day, by a special representative of The
Associated Press whit'll is running a
wire into the court house and sending
down an operator that the Associated
Press papers may get a report direct
from the trial.
There is a tremendous interest in
this case throughout the state, and
The Tribune will be able to satisfy
any reasonable demand for news of
the progress of the trial.
The person who walked across the
street was once called a “pedestrian.”
Now unless he can hit a livelier gait,
he is commonly calledd “the deeeas
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. Program Week of September 28 to
Monday and' Tuesday
Featuring Anna Q. Nilson and Ray
mond a Hatton
A Big Special
Wednesday and Thnrsday
“THE FRENCH LADY”
Starring Sbriley Mason
It's a Fox
I Friday and Saturday
Tom Mir. and Tony, the wonder
One of his best and lhtest pictures.
Also a Two reel Comedy
"THE NICKLE PLATED WEST"
The Concord Daily Tribune
THE COLE CASE
Associated Press Installs a Special
Wire in Five Feet of the Judge.
Isaac S. London in Raleigh News
Rockingham, Sept. 27.—The instal
lation of a special Associated ‘ Press
wire in the court room today, and the
arrival of a group of stafT men from
various dailies, has brought into an
even keener realization the all-state
interest 'in the Ccle-Ormond murder
ease that will be called for trial to
Address Grand Jury First.
The derision as to a special venire
from this or some other county will
not be made until tomorrow after
noon. Upon the convening of court
at 10 o'clock Judge Finley will ad
dress the six months grand jury for
a few moments and then that body
will retire with the usual batch of
bills from the solicitor. Very prob
ably the grand jury will take up the
Cole murder bill first. Upon the
reporting of a true bill the prisoner.
W. B. Cole, will be arraigned. After
this will come the question of'a spe
Will It Be a Richmond Jury?
It seems to be a foregon conclu
sion that the defense will be rontent
with a jury from Richmond county
but rumor persists that the State will
certainly ask for n jury from some
Hotels Filling Up.
The hotels here arc already filling
up rapidly with press men, lawyers,
friends and even onlookers moved only
bycuriosity. The lobbies were spotted
with groups tonight with the ap
proaching trial the oeiiten of interest.
In fact this case has been tried many
times ever ill almost every home in
this community since that memorable
afternoon of August 15th when IV. B.
Cole shot out the life of W. IV. Or
mond on the streets of Rockingham.
Arriving here tonight from Nash
ville were Rev. A. 1.. Ormond and
three es his children, Allison and
M sses Myra and Ophelia. His other
daughter. Miss Edith, remained at
home with the stricken mother who
since the killing of her son six weeks
ago has been practically prostrated, in
fact that 63-year-old minister-husband
has filled but few of his pulpit a|>-
potntments since that tragic after
noon. Allison had intended entering
Jefferson Medical College at Phila
delphia but the homicide necessitated.
a change in bis plans. Since the*
homicide he has remained at Nnsh
»ville, coming here today in the Ford
in which his brother was killed.
And so the stage figuratively speak
ing is all set for what is generally
considered will be the greatest legal
battle in the criminal annals of the
State, even eclipsing the now famous
Peacock and Means trials.
Even the walls of the county* jail
were not immune today against euri-;
osity seekers with scores of people ;
filtering by bt intervals merely to get
a morbid view of the iron barred
window from which Mr. Cole is per
mitted to talk to friends who come
into the fenced enclosure. And such
still is the morbid sense that the local
photographer has sold numbers of pic
tures at one dollar each of the flower
covered grave of young Ormond taken |
on the afternoon of his burial. And
a thrifty young man at Roberdel Mill
has placed an for 500 additional
copies of a leading state daily with
all other dailies figuring largely in
With the Associated Press having
a wire directly into the court room
within five feet of where Judge Fin
ley sits with the other big news gath
ering agences well protected and every
leading state daily having a special
staff man here, the ease will be fully
covered and the public can be assured
in advance that they will have an
abundance of sensational reading.
Commercial Aalrplane Tour.
Detroit, Sept. 28.—(A 5 )—A commer
cial airplane reliability tour, a 1.000-
mile flight through the middle west,
was formally inaugurated at the Ford
airport this morning when the first
of sitxeen planes entered took the air
on signal from Edsel Ford. Others
followed at short intervals.
jj The 56th series in this old reliable building and loan * \
j- and savings association w’ll open on October 3rd, 1925. i
jj The Officers and Stockholders invite each and every s \
| person in Concord to take some shares in this series.
i Running shares cost 25 certfs per share per week,
i Prepaid shares cost $72.25 per share,
s Each share is worth SIOO.OO at maturity.
. j I We have been maturing our stock in 328 weeks.
i Tax return day is coming. !
! “JUST REMEMBER THAT ALL .STOCK WITH I j
| US IS NON-TAXABLE.”
i CABARRUS COUNTY BUILDING LOAN AND
I Office in the Concord National Bank ;
AGAIN ON PLANS
Outlines Again to Ameri
cans the French Attitude
on the Debt Owed to the
Washington, Sept. Jiß. — UP) —The
French position in regard to tier $4.-
000,000,000 debt to the United States
was argued today, by Finance Minister
Joseph Caillaux in the third meeting
of the French and American debt
Meeting at the treasury shortly af
ter 10 o'clock, tile two missions went
into joint session, and less than thirty
minutes were required to complete
the business on hand.
New Method of Approach.
Washington, Sept. 28.—C4>)—A
new iqethod of approach was laid out
today at the third joint session of the
French-American debt .commission
which are trying to find a common
ground for settlement of the French
FOUND DYING WITH
BULLET IN HIS HEAD
Swanncnoa Hail I»ng Bren De
spondent Over Condition of His
Asheville. Sept. 27.—Edward S.
Patton, a life long resident of Stvnn
nanoa near here, was found in a dy
ing condition from a bullet wound in
the right side of his head, a short
distance from his home this morning
at 7 o’clock.
Mr. Patton, who was about 60 j
years of age, lived only a few min- j
utes after he was found, according |
to officers who made an investiga
tion; He had taken two pillows from
the house, apparently, and gone a
short distance to a pile of straw at
the edge of the yard where lie was
found a short time later.
His sister. Miss Lizzie Patton,
with whom he made his home, stated
that she saw him leave the house
with the pillow but did not see any
pistol in bis hand although she knew
ne had one at. the house.
Mr. l’atton. has been in extremely
bad health ior Some time, and It is
believed that his condition caused
him to become depressed. Dr. E. R.
Morris, acting coroner, was taken to
| the scene by Sheriff E. M. Mitchell
where an investigation was con
ducted. Funeral services will be held
HEARING OF SCOPES
APPEAL IS CONTINUED
Neither State Nor Defense Ready For
Argument on Case at This Time.
Knoxville. Tenn., Sept. 28.—</P)—
The Tennesee Supreme Court today
| continued until a later date the hear
ing of the appeal in the ease of John
Thomas Scopes, who was convicted at
Dayton, Tenn., for violating the
state's anti-evolution law, and given
the minimum fine of $1(K).
The appeal was the second on the
docket of the supreme court. When
it was reported, Dr. John R. Neal,
j senior defense counsel, requested that
| the ease be continued until inter, which
I the court agreed to do. Neither the
state nor the defense counsel was pre
pared at this time for argument on
the case, it was stated.
No date was fixed for the hearing
of the the case, but it expected to be
at tlie heel of the docket several weeks
Little Girl Found Wandering on the
Lexington, Sept. 20.—A six-year
old girl, giving her name as Polly
Gentry, was found wandering around
on the central highway nine miles
south of here late today and brought
here by June Page and H. R. Kyser,
of Thomasville She told Sheriff
Talbert her father is John (.entry, of
Burlington, and that she was with
her parents returning from Black
shear, Ga. She could not explain how
she got out of her father’s car.
Sheriff Talbert was trying tonight
i to locate relatives of the child, who
is In his care.
North Carolina’s Leading Small City Daily
CONCORD, N. C., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1925
Father Sued —Kissed Son^^Wife
Charging that his father forcibly kissed and attacked his wife, Ben Kraua
of Dayton, 0.. has filed suit against the parent for SSOOO damages. Kraus,
shown above with his wife, alleges that the incident occurred on June 24
white he was tway from homo.
SAY ARMY RED TAPE
HINDERS ARMY 1
SERVICE VERY MUCH
Aircraft Board Told That
Organization and Not
Personalities Causes the
Trouble With Service.
Says He Favors Separate
Air Corps For Army,
Such As Has Been Sug
gested by Gen. Patrick.
Washington, Sept. 28. — (A*) —Re-
suming its inquiry into the aircraft
problem today the President’s special j
board was told at the outset that j
army rod tape hinders the work of |
the army air service, and that the ser- 1
vice should be entrusted to flying men. j
Major Walter J. Ivilner, -executive J
officer of the air service, was the first
witness, and he declared difficulties I
confronting the service were not ones !
of “personalities” but of organization.
The chief of the air service he held,
should at all times bo empowered to
direct the activities of his men.
Heading a long list of army avia
tors to be heard, including Col. Win.
Mitchell, who is fighting for a unified
air service. Major Kilner declared at
the beginning that lie favored a sepa
rate air corps in the army, such as
that favored by Major General Pat
rick. chief of the service.
“Have you any constructive sug
gestions?” continued Senator Bing
“Yes. Turn the air service over to
the tiyers themselves.”
Major Kilner then road a prepared '
statement setting forth the functions |
of the air service in warfare, in
which he declared that pursuit and
bombardment presented an “air prob
lem that only air man can develop.”
The witness said he understood Gen.
Patrick who is chief of the service,
was preparing a statement setting
forth his posititon and he believes this i
would express his views better than
“Do you know of any dissatisfac
tion among air officers?” he was ask
ed. “Yes,” replied Kilner.
Vote to Guarantee Road Rights of
Lexington, Sept. 2G.—Davidson
county commissioners this afternoon
voted to guarantee rights of way on
State highways in the county slated
for early construction. This assures
that the loan of $400,000 authorized
to the State highway commission will
go through and that highway 66 will
be hard surfaced to Winston-Salem
and a bridge put over the Yadkin
Rive run highway 75 between David
son* and Davie counties. Work is
also to be done on No. 75 through
The public is invited to inspect the wonderful
j j Rivet Grip Steel Reinforcement :
now being placed in our new vault. This steel weighing |
J over 12,000 pounds will he filled with 18 inches of solid J
jj concrete giving the last word in protection against Fire, «
jj Mob or Burglar Attack.
The Concord National Bank
Capital $100,000.00 Surplus $170,000.00 |
CONTROL SUB WHEK
SHE WAS WRECKED
Lieut. Com. Flanigan De
nies Any Inexperienced
Men Were on Sub at the
Time of Disaster.
TRING TO LIFT
SUB AT PRESENT
Divers Find No Holes But
See Dent In Vessel.—
Slings Being Placed Un
der Part of Ship.
New London, Conn.. Sept. 28.
(4*)—When informed by the Associat-
I ed Press as he came on duty early
I today that the owners of the City of
I Rome had an affidavit which stated
I that the S-51. sunk fourteen miles
east of Block Island Friday night by
4he steamer, was commanded by stu
dent officers. Lieut. Commander H.
A. Flanigan, executive officer at the
! submarine base here, denied that any
one of the officers on the submarine
at the time of the disaster was inex
Trying to Lift Vessel.
Newport, R. 1.. Sept. 28.—(4>)—
Divers have found one of the interior
bulkheads of the sunken submarine
S-51 bent but not pierced, a radio
dispatch received from the wreck to
day said. The message did not make
clear whether the compartment was
forward or aft.
The compartment was described in
the message only as an “interior”
Rough weather was being expe
rienced by the Becue parties accord
-1 ing to radio messagse. Two slings
| were under the submarine, and an at
tempt was to be made shortly with a
300-ton derrick to lift it above the
Rescue Work Abandoned.
New London. Conn.. Sept. 28. —(4>)
—Advices ashore here at noon today
'were to the effect that conditions of
| the sea and weather at the locality of
the S-51 wreck were so bad that res
cue operations had to be suspended
for the time being.
The Century 100-ton crane vessel,
was ordered to move to Block Harbor,
and the Monarch, the larger crane
vessel, was ordered to a harbor at
Block Island and was starting there
Faithful Fire and Curfew Bell Cracks
and Ends Long Service.
Salisbury, Sept. 27.—After 20 years
of faithful service Salisbury’s fire bell
has been put out of commission. It is
cracked. For years the bell has toll
ed a curfew at 0 o’clock each night
besides striking at noon each day and
calling the firemen out at all times of
day and night. A new bell will be in
stalled along with a number of new
street fire alarm boxes.
Three Weeks of Big Vote
Period Now Left in Our
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Easy Today at Decline of 13
. to 2 OPoints Voder Selling aiul
New York. Sept 28.—(/?)—The
cotton market opened easy today at a
decline of 13 to 20 points under hedge
I selling and liquidation by some of Sat
| urday’s buyers who were evidently
j disapopinted by the failure of the offi
j rial weather advices to mention a trop
ical storm. There had probably been
j some buying on rumors of such a dis
j turbance toward the end of the la<t
I Week, and the situation in this re-
I spect appeared to offset relatively
steady Liverpool cables.
After selling off to 23.63 for De
cember, the ifriee rallied to 23.76 but
offerings increased on the upturn and
the market sagged off again, showing
net losses of about 8 to 25 points at
the end of the first hour.
Cotton futures opened easy. Oct.
23. fit); Dec. 23.70; Jan. 23.00; March
23.25; May 23.45.
SEAPLANE FAILS TO
PB-1 Which Was Flying to Seattle
To Be Repaired Forced to Take to
Washington. Sept. 28. — UP) —The
seaplane PB-1 which had been or
dered to return from San Francisco
to the builders’ factory at Seattle for
alternations in t'he engine' after it
had failed in an attempt at a non-stop
i flight to Hawaii was forced down by ,
engine trouble at sea yesterday fifteen
miles off Ilwaco, Wash., and was
towed to shore today by a destroyer.
Advices to the navy department to
day said spare parts had been taken
to the plane in order that she might
resume her tripe to Seattle.
With Our Advertisers.
Stylish winter coats at J. C. Penney
Cos., from $14.75 to $36.75. Style, *
quality and value for you at this store.
I You will find a most interesting pro
gram at the Star Theatre all this
week. Today and tomorrow, “Half-a-
Dollar Bill,” with Anna Q. Nilsson.
Wednesday and Thursday, “The
French Lady.” with Shirley Mason.
Friday and Saturday, Tom Mix and
Tony, the wonder horse, in “Dick Tur
pin.” and also a) two-reel comedy.
S. W. Preslar has school watches
for the boys ami girls.
If you buy a tube of Squibbs tooth
paste for 50 cents at Cline’s Phar
macy, you will get a tube absolutely
C. 11. Barrier & Co. are now in a
position to pay you 20 cents a pound
for heavy hens. Friers. 20 to 25
cents a pound. They will also pay
you 40 cents a dozen for. eggs and 43
cents for butter fat.
Douglas Fairbanks in one of the
greatest of all pictures. “The Thief of
Bagdad,” at Warner’s Concord Thea
tre this week. Hcflirs : 1:30. 4 :00,
6:30 and 0 p. m. Admission 15. 30,
I and 40 cents.
Buck’s direct heater will keep the
whole house warm. See them at Con
cord Furniture Co.
FOUR KILLED IN
WRECK ON A. C. L.
Two Passenger Trains Meet Tead-on
in Georgia—Several Suffer Injuries.
Way cross. Ga., Sept. 27.—Four per
sons were killed and 13 injured when
two trains collided head-on near New
ark. Ga.. seven miles east of Thomas
ville, Ga., at 4:30 o’clock this after
noon. Three of the dead are ne
The engines of both trains No. 180.
eastbound, from Montgomery, Ala., to
Waycross, and No. 185, westbound
from Waycross to Thomasville, were
British Discover How to Make the
Flappers Lengthen Their Skirts.
Leeds, England, Sept. 27.—Bri
tain’s tax on silk stockings may have
a tendency to bring about a length
ening of skirts.
The Yorkshire manufacturers have
been deliberating on proposals to make
longer lisle thread stops to the stock
ings and so reduce t’he quantity of silk
per pair. Glimpses of the cotton top
would be most unsightly, it is be
lieved nmoqg members of the trade,
and so on that account skirt* would
have to be longer.
New Business Light With Gaston
Gastonia, Sept. 27.—-New business
was light so far as orders accepted by
Gastonia county spinning mills were
concerned the past week, owing to
unsettled market conditions the firwt
part of the week, pending the govern
ment crop repor which was issued
on Wednesday. *
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Spence Not Running For Hammer’s
' Carthage, Sept. 25.—Despite per-j
■ distent reports cropping up here and |
there in this district, Mr. V. L. |
) Spencer. Carthage attorney, denies lie
- plans io contest William C. Ham
, mer for hit-; seat in Congress. “So
I far as I am concerned,” Mr. Spence
declared, “Mr. Hammer can remain
in Washington until either death
, claims him or he sees tit to retire.”
Commenting on these reports. Mr.
5 Spence took occasion to pay a tribute
• to Mr. Hammer for his zeal and ac
? tivity in behal sos his constituents.
Marshal Lyautiy Resigns.
Fez, French Morocco, Sept. 2S.—
1 WP)—Marshal Lyautey,. governor-gen
eral of French Morocco, has resigned.
TODAY’S NEWS TODAY
FILES APPEAL FOB J
GOVERNMENT 111 J
TEAPOT DOME CASE I
* ppeal Will Write Another fl
Chapter in Famous Case I
In Which Government fl
Charges Law Biolation. j
CIRCUIT COURT -Ji
TO GET APPEAL j
Federal Judge Kennedy !
Ruled Against Govern- !
ment When Case Was I
Heard First by Him. J I
Cheyenne. Wyo., Sept. 28.—Clyde ■
M. Wutts, deputy r. S. District Attor-sS
iif.v fur Wyoming, is to arrive in St. fl
Louis. Mo., today with a Score of ap- I
peal in the Tea I Hit Dome naval reserve m
oii lease annulment suit. The apjieal fl
will be tiled in the Btli Circuit Court I
of Appeals. I
It will write another chapter in the fl
famous Teapot Dome lease which I
government alleged in its suit here to- fl
day that Harry F. Sinclair gained for fl
Ills Mammoth Oil Co by "collusions fl
and frauds." between Sinclair and the *fl
then secretary of the Interior Albert fl
I I!. Fall. I
Federal Judge T. Blake Kennedy fl
found against the government in ev- fl
1 cry complaint in the bill and goverjt-;fl
ment special oil counsel headed by fl
Owen J. Roberts and A tile l’omerene, isl
took an appeal. I
Pending decision of the court of ap- fl
peals the Teapot Dome reserve con- fl
timies in charge of receivers appoint- fl
ed by Judge Kennedy. I
Appeal Filed. 1
St. Louis. Sept. 28.— UP) —The gov-‘fl
ernment's appeal in the Teapot Dome fl
oil lease annulment suit was filed here;fl
j today in the eighth circuit court of fl
The appeal was prepared by Aflee fl
Pomerene and Owen J. Roberts, spe- ;fl
j cial counsel for the government, and fl
was filed by C. M. Watts, assistant fl
i Pnited States district attorney from fl
I Cheyenne. Court attaches said that fl
the filing probably was too late to fl
insure hearing of the appeal at the fl
December term here, and that the fl
case probably would be heard at the fl
j May term in St. Paul. fl
OPPOSES CANCELLATION 1
OF ANY WAR DEBTS I
Senator Fletcher Also Makes Plea for I
Less Centralization of Government- fl
I al Powers. 1
St. Petersburg. Fla., Sept. 28.—0 P) fl
i—A plea for less centralization of I
j governmental powers and opposition fl
1 to cancellation of foreign debt* to fl
this country were expressed by Sena- I
tor Fletcher, of Florida, in addressing fl
the I'nited Spanish War veterans, in fl
national encampment here today. 9
Asserting that already there are fl
approximately_2oo different bureaus fl
and like bodies on the executive side fl
of the government, the senator re- fl
| marked efforts are being made for an I
increased number. I
The policy of the government now I
j appears to be that of collecting what fl
can be obtained on foreign indebted- I
ness and applying it to the bonded I
j obligations of the I'nited States. The I
funds collected, in his opinion should ■
be placed in the treasury so that cur- fl
rent taxes could be reduced. 1
Referring to the permanent court I
of international justice, lie said the I
I'nited States must decide between I
: now and next December whether it I
j shall participate with other nations I
i in its maintenance. I
Negroes Hurried South to Save Crop fl
t of Cotton. I
Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 2S.—With I
hundreds of cotton pickers, Negroes fl
and Mexicans, being brought to I
Tennessee. Arkansas and Mi-isissipp! fl
j every day by train. Memphis raili fl
road officials believe the acute labor I
! shortage in the surrounding territory I
has been alleviated. They think the fl
entire crop will be picked without I
i further labor difficulties. I
Many of the plantations are pay- fl
ling transportation of the workers, fl
Most of the Negroes are being im- ]
ported from Northen and Middle fl
Western cities, and the Mexicans fl
I are brought from Texas. Several fl
, railroads have offered special rates fl
, to prospective cotton pickers. I
Accepts Bid For Fort Caswell, j |
, Washington. Sept. 28.—(/P)—The fl
. bid submitted by S. O. Chase and L. "J
B. Skinner, of $201,500 for the Fort fl
Caswell military reservation, North ]
Carolina, was accepted today by the j
. War Department as being the best
. and highest bid received in excess of
t lie appraised ' value of the property.'!
Chase is connected with the Hillsboro,;
■ Hotel at Tampa, Fla., and Skinner’*-'
. home is Sanford, Fla.
SAT'S BEAR BAVS:
Fair tonight and Tuesday. Mod"
erate northwest shifting to north**