PT* A *
Another Multitude Paid
Visit To The Cabarrus
County Fair On Friday
- VISIT AT GROUNDS
Program by Klansmen at
Night One of Features
% That Attracted Another
- Monster Crowd.
) MUCH INTEREST
k IS MAINTAINED
Crowd In Jovial Spirit as
It Enjoyed Varied and
, Interesting Program Os
, sered During Day.
No lack of interest in the Third
Annual Cabarrus County Fair was
shown Friday, the attendance for the
day being practically the same on
Thursday when 25,000 persona visit
ed the fair. i
Beginning at the noon hour Fri
day, thousands of persons visited the
fair grounds, visitors from Salisbury,
Lexington,(Gastonia, Charlotte, Fay
etteville and Albemarle being spotted
by friends, while it was reported that
many other cities in the State were
represented by large delegations at
night when members of the Ku Kltix
Kian offered a program in conjunction
with the regular fair program.
Gate keepers at the fair grounds
are authority for the statement that
more autos passed into the grounds
Friday than on Thursday, the mtm- •
ber growing to suclt proportions dur
ing the early evening that admittance
through the first gate was prohibited.
~ The big parking, space, south of the
1 main entrance to the grouuds, was
completely filled during the night,
and several thousand additional -cars
were parked at other points of vant
age throughout the grounds.
As was the ense Thursday night.
, some persons had to be asked to leave
the grounds after midnight FrM*j.
Everything at the grounds was in full
hiastat il&jiock and even when wills .
nflfW'Wtjteihe midway was’not empty? ’
Shortly after the free acte, the Kian
program and the fireworks were over,
a procession of ears was headed to
ward Concord and the stream of au
tos was not broken until after 11
o'clock. While the crest of the flood
passed into the grounds before the
free acts started, hundreds of strag
glers wended their way to the grounds
No official estimate of the crowd was
available today but it is known that
more than 20,000 persons were at the
. grounds during the day.
Many of the persons undoubtedly
were attracted to the grouuds by the
Kian program.’ The fact that the
Klansmen were to offer a program had
been well advertised and curiosity as
to the nature of the program induced
'many persons to visit the fair again.
There is always something of mystery
about a parade in which the marchera
are robed, aDd the Klansmen paraded
before a ero.wd of more than 12,000,
The program as announced in The
Tr’bune Friday was followed by the
Klansmen. There was a ahort talk
and n parade, following the free acts.
Slightly more than 200 marchers were
in the parade all hooded and robed,
' and in addition, according to estimtitfa
by members of the organization, more
than a thousand unrobed Klansmen
wyre in the audience that viewed the
marchers and listened to the speech.
A red cross burned throughout the
night on the stage where the free acts
were given, the cross being construct
ed of red electric light bulbs. The pa
rade formed on the race track, and
moved in review by the grandstand.
The- robed figures marched two
, After they had completed their pro
gram many of the Klansmen walked
about the fair grounds, garbed in their
robes but without masks. Many'of
the robed men were strangers.
In addition to the robed, Klansmen
about two score of robed women were ,
at the grounds, they being members
of the woman's organization' affiliated
with the Kian. Mrs. Garnett B. Wat
ers, Major Kleagle of the women’s or-
The Concord Daily Tribune
Children Without Funds Guests
of the Fair During the Week
C. A. Robinson, former chief of po
lice in Concord, present deputy sheriff
and during this week gate custodian *
at the fair grounds, brought to light
this morning some facts about the fair
officials that the publie didn’t know.
Mr. Robinson, whose kindness is
one pf his outstanding virtues, said
hundreds of need, poorly clad urchins ,
bad been admitted to the fair grounds
free of charge during the*" week,
through the policy of kindness adopt
ed by the fair officials.
“On Tuesday,” says the story toid
by Mr. Robinson, “Dr. Spencer, Mr.
Caldwell and other fair Officials told
me to watch closely at the gates for
children who would not have money
enough to get within the gates. The
officials said they did not want lack
of money to keep any child in the
county from the fair.
"Os course on Tuesday all school
children were’ admitted and I had i
little to do. By Thursday, however,
the list of needy children at the gate
had grown to some size. I tried
to size up the kids and those, who
seemed in need I admitted wimout
cost. The expression of on
their faces is the greatest 'experience
ganization, was i one of the officials
The Kian speaker;' whose address
lasted only 10 or 15 minutes, outlined
some of the aims and purposes of the
organization, defended its actions and
denounced some of its criticisers. He
devoted, the greater part of his talk to
a denunciation of Catholics.
As was the case on other days, ev
ery feature of the fair program was
carried on without hitch. The shows
on the midway, the free acts, the
races, j the various rides attracted
thousands during the day and night,
the variety of the program again re
sulting in words of commendation far
the fair officials who overlooked noth
ing in arranging their features.
The exhibit hall, the livestock build
ings and the poultry houses were pack
ed throughout the day. From the in
terest shown in - the exhibits it was
majority of the per
sons present Friday had not been
within the grounds before, and they
marveled as they viewed the excellent
Judging from remarks heard among ;
the crowd, the popularity of the free
nets has increased from day to day.
Persons are beginning to realize that
few fairs offer such a variety of free
acts of speh high character. It is re
ported that no other fair in the South
this year is offering as many free acts
as the Cabarrus fair.
“You just cau't tell about it; the
peoeple have to see for themselves.”
said a Concord man this morning. He
is right. The fair is just bigger than
anything dreamed of here and to real
ize it you have to see it.
Capt. W. S. Bingham, director of
the Dog Show held at the fair this
week, tyihounces the following win
ners, the winners being named by O.
W. Wails, of Barber, N. C., judge at
German Spitz—S. M. Underwood,
Ist) 2nd, 3rd ribbons. '■
Boston Bull —Mrs. E. T. Cannon,
Fox Terrier—Mrs. E. T. Cannon,
Bull Dogs—Kid Ellis, Ist; Dr. J.
A. Patterson 2nd.
Russian Wolfhound—Bob Penny,
Doberman Pinchers—Wm. Propst,
Ist. 2nd, Brd.
Red bone Fox Hound —Dewy Smith,
White Collie—-Rufus Brown, Ist;
Bob Penny 2nd.
German Police—Lewis Patterson,
Ist} Joe Hendrix 2nd.
Beagles—W. J. Flowe, Ist; L. L.
Caldwell, Leroy Sapp, 3rd.
Walker Foxhounds—W. L. Smith,
Ist, 2nd and 3rd. ,
Walker Foxhounds—o etaoin nuu ‘
Pointer—G. C. Green (dog), lat.
Pointer (bitch)—M. F. Ritchie, Ist.
NOW OPEN I
The 58th series in this pld reliable building and loan I
and savings association wll open 3rd), 1925. I
The Officers and Stockholders invite each and every §
person in Concord to take some shares in this series. |
Running shares cost 25 cents, per share per week.
Prepaid shares cost $72.25 per share.
Bach share is worth SIOO.OO at maturity.
< We ave been Maturing our stock in 328 weeks.
Tax return, day is coming. J B
“JUST .REMEMBER THAT ALE STOCK WITH
,US I& NON-TAXABLE.” -
- • . ' ■ ,
I CABARRUS COUNTY BUILDING LOAN AND
1, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION
; ’ «."it) . " -'L.
of the week (or me.”
Mr. Robinson told thin story about
one dirty-faced, barely-clad youngster:
“The child jia.s been at the gates for
some time . Finally I called him over
and asked his name. 'I left my name
behind the door when 1 left home
this morning. What do you think
of that?’ the kid replied.
“1 sent him back after telling him
I was going to admit him if he had
acted decently. For sometime he hung
about, and several friends told him
of the mistake he had made. They
told him to apologize.
“The kid didn't know how. Finally
lie c«nie back, witli his head hanging
down. ‘Mjster, I was kidding about
my name. lam so jind so.’ I ad
mitted him then without comment.
He walked about fifteen steps, halted,
catne back and said, -‘thank you.' The
trouble was he hadn't one’ ounce of
home influence. He didn’t know any
Mr. Robinson said that several
youngsters admitted free told him
that they worked but that their fath
ers, who 'did not work, had taken
their money so they could attend tlie
and 2nd; G. C,.Green, 3rd.
Pointer Puppy—R. H. Dorton, Ist.
Whitehaired Pointing Griffon—W.
S. Bingham, Ist.
EDglisli Setters—E. D. Smith (dog)
Ist, M. F. Ritchie. 2nd; 0. C. Green
English Setters (bitches) —E. B.
Smith Ist; M. F. Ritchie 2nd; Geo.
Foxhounds, best of breed—Silver,
Medal —W. L. Smith.
English Setters, best of breed—Sil
ver Medal —E. B. Smith.
Pointers, best of breed—Silver Med
al—M. F. Ritchie.
Best Dog in show. Gold Medal —E.
B. Smith, Stanfield, N. C., nice condi
tion, upstanding. Black and white
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Steady of S to
10 Point* and Later Sold IS Points
New York. Oct. 17. —OP)—The cot
ton market opened steady today at an
advance of 5 to 10 points and sold
13 to 20 points net higher in the ear
ly trading on steady Liverpool cables,
more encouraging reports from Man
chester and official predictions for
frosts in Arkansas, Oklahoma and the
December sold up to 21.65 but a
good deal of realizing for over the
week-end and some Southern hedging
suplied the demand from shorts, and
the trade around this figure, and the
market showed reactions of 8 to 9
points from the best at the cud of the
Private cables from Liverpool said
the market was slowly recovering from
the effects of the last Bureau report,
nnd that the trade was most active at
Liverpool and Manchester.
Cotton futures opened steady: Oc
tober 21.20; December 21.50; January
20.85; March 21.10; May 21.37.
Wind Storm Takes Toil in Kentucky
Bowjing Green, Ky., Oct. 16.—Ten
persons were injured near here this
afternoon when the tornado that swept
Hart county south of here jumped the
intervening counties between Bowling
Green and Canmere and dipped again
six miles from here.
In the wake of the black tornado
1 funnel were wrecked houses, barns,
and injured livestock as jvell as,the
Cailiaux -Lakes One Point.
Nice, France, Oct. 17.—OP)—Fi
nance Minister Cailiaux lost the first
puase of today’s financial battle in
the conference of the radical party
when the special commission of the
conference voted in favor of a resolu
tion embracing the principle of a
levy on capital.
North Carolina's Leading Small City Daily
CONCORD, N. C., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1925
■ ~ i m —■» —■ - -
COMES TO A CLOSE
NEXT MONDAY NIGHT
These Final Hours of First
Period Should See Can
didate Hustling as They
Have Not Before.
I THE TIME FOR
v ACTION IS NOW
After Monday Night the
Vote Schedule Will Be
Reduced.—Big Vote Of
fer Not to Be Repeated.
The most important period of the
Election comes to a fateful, final close
promptly at midnight Monday night.
All The big prizes, cash and cars
are to be given away for votes. j
Final Hours Important.
These final hours should see candi
dates hustling as they never -have be
fore. Every one of them should real
ize that the value of the four biggest
prizes at stake runs into thousands
of dollars. And the next awards after
the big cars are purses of- gold and
silver—CASH. Think of it. Think
what it -means.
It is entirely possible for any candi
date in the list to absolutely get
enough votes by midnight Mornlky to
"cinch” these big gifts. It is possible
for a candidate to make up to 32.116
in these next few hours. How? Sim
ply by taking FULL advantage of the
present big vote offer.
Time For Action Now.
Understand, too, that this big vote
offer will NEVER be repeated nor
extended. It expires Monday at 12
o'clock. After that subscriptions will
count for many less votes. The vote
schedule reduces rapidly during the
short time that remains till the close
, of the big event.
Big Subscriptions Factor.
It's the big subscriptions that count
most votes. By getting a few of
these it is possible for ANY candidate
in ANY district to WIN a CAR by 12
o’clock Monday night. The race so
far is close. This is what you might
Campaign headquarters will be open
until 9 o’clock tonight and until 12
j o’clock Monday night to receive sub
. scriptions on the big offer.
, 'All subscriptions, however, mailed
in any post office .'anywhere before 12
o'clock Monday night will count in on
the big offer even though they do not
reach campaign headquarters until
Tuesday or Wednesday.
Once again the importance of ex
tension subscription votes is called to
the attention of the candidates. These
extension votes are given on second
payments made during the campaign
from any subscriber. They count
equal to the difference between the
vote value of the first subscription
and the total time of the two com
bined. These are figured on the pe
riod votes during which the extension
is reported to the campaign depart
Also, follow up all those prospects
you have had promises from. Prom
isee do not get votes but the business
does. Remember a determined effort
now is worth votes unfier the biggest
schedule of the entire campaign. Hve
every one you can possibly get in the
campaign headquarters by midnight
of next Monday. (there is only ONE
more working day'of the first period
FINAL TRIBUTE PAID
TO SENATOR RALSTON
Congress, the National and The State
Pay Honor at Funeral of Indiana's
Indianapolis. Ind., Oct. 17.—(A 1 ) —
Headed by an imposing delegation**
from Congress, the nation and state
today* paid their final tribute to the
late Samuel Moffet Ralston, Jr„
United States Senator from Indiana.
A host of friends and Political as
sociates, was in Indianapolis for the
, funeral service at Court Hoosier home
this morning, after which they were
. prepared to form a long cortege to
Lebanon, Ind., where the last rites
i are to be held.
The simplicity which characterized
Ralston’s life marked ail preparations
for honoring him in death.
/ With Our Advertisers.
Today only at the Concord Theatre
Jack Perrin in “Lightning Jack," Al
so “Secret Service Sanders" No. 2.
Pathe News and* Comedy. Monday
and Tuesday; A1 Christie’s great laugh
festival, “Seven Days.”
This is the last day of the big stove
and range sale at the Concord Fur
niture Co. Buy your stove or heater
today ami get 1,006 pounds of coal or
a Junior Range free. l '\
New styles and colors in shoes at
] Ruth-Kesler Co. from $2.95 to $K.!)g.
I AAA to D widths.
| Get an electrical heater at W. J.
1 Hethcox'a. See new ad. today.
Beautiful new artificial flowers, all
colors of the rainbox at Kidd-FHx
Music and Stationery Co. See ad. for
list of the kinds of flowers.
Let Yorke A Wadsworth Co. show
you about Myers’ fresh water system.
See illustration in their new tfd.' today.
Dry Agent* Freed.
Charleston, S. C., Oct. 17.—Off*)—x.
I Alonzo B. Scabrook and F. J. Her
rington, prohibition agents,' were
freed on a charge of'murder-in fed
eral court here today when Judge
Ernest F. Cochrane directed a “not!
| guilty" verdict.
MEN ARRESTED BV
DEW YOBK POLI
Police Say Those Aires &
Are Leaders of Bam J
j . Criminals Which O ”
a ted Six Years. 3
MANY CRIMES TO
THEM ARE LAID
Bank Robbery, at : Least
One Murder and Numer
ous Holdups Charged
Against the Band.
Ncxv York, Oct. 17.—M*)—The po
lice today arrested a woman and 7 .
I men ns leaders of a band of criminals ,
l responsible for many crimes including
’ murder and robbery oyer a period of
itl years, The leaders are alleged to
j have made a specialty of providing
j iheir subordinates with pistol silenc
A bnnk robbery, at least one mur
der. and numerous holdups are at
tributed to the clan by the police. The
roundup was considered the most im
portant- in many years. Other ar- ,
tests are expected.
One murder for which the police
say the gang was responsible, was
that of a furrier who was shot and
killed in a robbery last July. One of
the men under arrest is alleged to
have participated in the robbery of a
bank in Freeport, Long Island, in
The woman, Rose Hdmelins, engag
ed in a running gun fight with the
police on October 6th, the police said,
in which 15 shots were exchanged.
Men confederates were with her. i
District Attorney Han ton said lie'
had information that the men pris
oners were members of a “Cowboy”
gang which have their headquarters
on the Upper East Side. He said the
band has o|ierated in New Jersey as
well as this city.
The police listed 16 holdups against
the underworld group. The arrests
followed 'the confession of a criminal
now in the Tombs as the result of a '
gun fight with the police recently.
The gunmen maintained a shooting
gallery in which they practiced mark
manthip daily, and revolvers equipped
with silencers according td the police,
-who consider the rqundufc the moat
important In the city's fiWiry.
MORE DELEGATES NAMED
TO GENERAL. CONFERENCE
D. F. Giles. U B. Rogers, Dr. G. T.
Rowe and Rev. D. Atkins Chosen at
Statesville, N. V., Oct. 17.—(4*)—
Election of lay delegates to the Gen
eral Conference was completed today
by the Western North Carolina Con
ference of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, with the selection of
D. F. Giles and L. B. Rogers.
Hr. G. T. Rowe and the Rev. D. At
kins were added to the clerical dele
gates at the morning sesion also.
Tlie Rev. J. W. Clegg, former mem
ber of the Conference, and now read
mitted from the Presbyterian Church,
was granted a location at his request.
Archie James Bowling, of the Sit.
Airy district, was continued in the
class of first year, not being able to
complete his work because of illness.
Other young ministers acted upon
were Jos. fl. Brindle, of Wilkesboro.
district, Oscar Lester Brown, an|d
Lacy Thomas Eaton passed and were
admitted to the class of the second
SEES CHANCE NOW FOR
CONFERENCE ON ARMS
President Thinks Locarno Conference
Opens the Way for Another Con
Washington. Oct. 17.—(A1)—Wide
spread interest attached in official and
diplomatic circles today to the dis
closure that President Coolidge hopes
that the success of the Locarno Eu
ropean security conference has opened
the way for a new disarmament con
ference in this country.
In the absence of official knowledge
of the terms of the group-<(f pacts
worked out to give Europe its first
real prospect of security since the
war, however, definite steps toward
the calling of such a conference arc
Arguments Being Made In the Brooks
Hendersonville, Oct. 17. —OP)—Ar-
guments were underway today in the
case against Bonnie Brooks, on trial
for his life, charged with the killing
of former mayor Sam Bryson. The
attorneys are not expected to com
plete arguments until late Monday.
Brooks was calm as the end of the
trial approached. Most of the specta
tors are women.
S3OO Book as “Waste.”
London, Oct. 17.—1 n a sack of
books sent as waste paper to a London
bookseller's was a work entitled
“Poems by Two Brothers,” dated
1827. It is worth from $250 to S3OO.
The two brothers were Alfred (after
wards Lord) Tennyson and his broth
There’s many a man who owes a
lot td his wife —tuid many another
man who owes a lot because of her.
IWMT .'ti~ !=»eegxg=iii_i —ggwa
Twelve Pages Today
HOSBAND OF WOMAN
SLAIN FRIDAY NOW
IS UNDER ARREST
i. T. Cherry Arrested in
Connection With Death
of Wife Who Was Shot
In Back of Her Head.
FOR THE SLAYER
When Watch, Bracelet and
Revolver Were Found in
Barn at Cherry Home
Husband Was Arrested.
Tuskegec, Ala., Oct. 17.—C4>)—J. T.
Cherry, road overseer, was arrested
early today in connection with the
death of his wife who was found shot
to' death in her kitchen last night.
Cherry's arrest followed an intense
search for several hours by a posse
that at time numbered 500 persons,
Discovery of a watch, bracelet and
revolver under a barn floor led to the
arrest of the husband. Officers who
caused the detention did not explain
the connection between this discovery
and the man's arrest. Cherry told offi
cers he found his wife's body in the
kitchen when he reluirned from his
on Montgomery-Tuskegee high
way about 7 o'clock. He later join
ed the posse in -enroll for her slayer.
-Five negro men said to have been
on or near the Cherry place late in
the day were arrested, nnd their stor
ies were under investigation.
Cherry had no children. Mrs. Cher
ry was in her late 30’s and was said
by neighbors to have been a pretty
woman of high, cultural attainments.
They had planned to move shortly
because of the isolation of the Cheraw
The posse was disbanded before day
light, and officers appeared to center
The inquiry about those persons under
Circuit Judge N. D. Benson called
a special session of the Macon gounty
grand jury to investigate the slaying
of the woman.
Mrs. Cherry was shot in the back of
the head as she stood washing dishes.
Officers declared that the person fir
ing the shot stood in another room
and fired through the open door.
NOT CERTAIN MAN IS
RIGHT KINNIE WAGNER
Lack of Finger Prints Hampering the
Officers in Effort to Identify the
Prisoner at Birmingham.
, Birmingham. Ala.. Oht. 17.—(A s )
Tile lack of finger prints of Kinnie
Wagner, wanted for murder in Ten
nessee and Mississippi, harmered of
ficials here today in an effort to iden
tify a prisoner held at the county
jail as a man wanted in the two
Official identification papers minus
finger prints were received today from
Bristol and in all essential points the
man held tallies with Wagner. In
the absence of finger prints, however,
local authorities would make no posi
tive statement, and awaited the ar
rival of Sheriff Turner, of Green
county, Mississippi, before final ac
tion in the case.
A scar on the prisoner’s breast is
said to coincide, together with meas
urements and weight.
Local officials were not definitely
advised as to when Sheriff Turner
would arrive. He is said to know
“I Told You So’s” Had Spencer
Groggy But They Didn’t Know It
Dr. T. N. Spencer, secretary of the 1
Cabarrus Fair Association, has made f
a confession now that the fair is
about to become history. i
The “I told you so’s” had the ge- t
nial fair secretary groggy Wednesday, t
but they failed to continue their at- t
tack and old Sol with his sunny rays
saved the day for the secretary. t
“You remember.” Dr. Spencer ex- t
plained, “how I was pestered before (
the fair started with the wise-cracks I;
who just knew there wasn’t going ]
to be a clear day all week. They i
became so numerous and so persistent <
that I almost cracked under the i
strain; I did go so far as to offer i
$lO a day for the services of Everett
True. ( ]
“Well, when the rain started Tues- i
day night I saw these ’I told you so’s’ j i
peeping at me from every corner of the i
grandstand. I couldn't walk down i
the midway without hearing their
laughs of derision. The multitude |
seemed only tantalizing tittlers.
“Wednesday morning I went to the j
grounds full of optimism. I had
been able to sleep some and I was ,
determined to match word for word i
with the crepe-hangers. I started off .
fine but soon I became weary with :
dodging words of the ‘I told you so’s’. ,
‘Why, the rain will save us at least
a thousand dollars in water and
sprinkling bills,’ I told these gloom
spreaders. But they came back with
‘where's your rain insurance, where
are the crowds that were going to
pack the grounds? It had to rain
sometime and I told you this would
be the week.’
“This continued until noon. I was
(froggy then, so I stuck to my office.
No ope was admitted until I peeped
through the secret hole of the office
wall to determine the expression on
his face. No tone with an exultant
* ffisl Sf W' ,
O —,— y
Her wealthy husband- and Chicago
detectives were waiting when Mrs.
Margaretta Hoffman, 23. above,
stepped off a westbound train at St.
Louis with John V. Wiedemeir.
(novle promoter. "Forgive me! Ha
Sromised to make me a star," cried
the wife. But Hoffman had the pair
* PENNY ADS. ARE CASH. *
Our friends are again advised )K
X that our terms on Penny Ads. is
cash. If you phone an ad. in you Sfc
will be told the amount of the
* charge, which must be bent to
the office before the ad. can ap- iK
* prar. £
ROBBERS AT CHICAGO
Pay Roll of International Harvester
So. in South Side Seized by Thieves.
Chicago, Oct. 17.—UP) —Four rob
bers held up the plant of the Inter
national Harvester Company on the
far South Side today and escaped.
The comfpany’s pay roll of $45,000
was carried away by the robbers who
escaped in a shower of bullets fired
by an employee;
The robbery occurred at thejilant
known as the IVest Pullman Works.
Three subordinate offieer* -and-wwa!
office employees were held up by the
robbers who fled in an automobile.
Methodists lo Date Have Voted for
Nashville. Tenn., Oct. 16.—Nine
teen annual conferences of the Meth
'dist Episcopal Chunh, Sooth, have
cast a vote of 1,066 for and 1,280
against the plan of unification for
amalgamating with the Northern
church. The churches were sepa
rated by a friendly agreement in 1844
and have remained apart since.,
The latest conference to vote on
the plan of union were the West
ern North Carolina. 221 for to 145
against, and the Virginia, 202 for and
Twenty-eight southern conferences
are still to vote before the quadri
ennial general conference in 1026 at
which the result of the balloting will
be announced. The total strength
of the southern church is placed at
10,000 and a constitutional majority
of three-fourths is required for ratifi
cation of unification.
All’s fair in love unless you hap
pen to prefer brunettes.
look was admitted. I was looking
for sympathy, not disdain.
“If the ‘I told you so’s’ had been
wise enough to pierce the shelter of
the office walls they could have landed
the knock blow. I was all set for
the count of ten.
“But just before I left the grounds
that night George Bajte. manager of
the Southern Power station here,
called me on the ’phone. ‘Dr.,’ he
said, ‘it ain’t goner rain no more.
It will be clear tomorow.’ At oncp
my feelings changed, but before I be
came ealm another friend called,\His
message was the same as that con
veyed by George.
“This second message encouraged
me so much that I loft the office, ready
to face anybody. However. I kept
my raincoat on. Gate keepers seemed
to see the change in me and they
slapped me on the back, apparently
trying to get some of my optimism
by personal contact.
“When I w-oke up Thursday morn
ing about 4 o’clock and heard a high
wind blowing I knew the worst was
over. To the grounds I went and
at the, gate I took my stand,- My
courage rose with the sun and I was
ready for all. ‘Where's the peddler
of pessimism.' I shouted, ‘who ean
see nothing in the skies but rain?
Where’s the opponent of optimism who
knew we would have no farm exhibits
on account of the drought? Where’s
the son of satan whd*aaid everybody
is broke and no one will attend the
“My condition must have been
worse than I thought for I got noth
ing but encoiiragemeffl during the
day. No one seemed wiffiag to take
a chance on crossing me^Msnothing
“Were the ‘I told mis
taken? Read the I
don’t ask you to believ«4SH
THE TRIBUNE t
TODAY’S NEWS TOB/Sfl
WILES IS FREED BY i
JURY WHICH STAYfir*
OUT DURING INI I
“Not Guilty” Verdict Ren- J
dered Soon After Jurors I
Reassembled After the 1
PRINCIPAL PLE£ 9
Wiles Shot and Killed Mrs. I
Wiles and Ralph D. I
Gordon in Durham 'ia Jjl
Durham, Oct. 17. —C4 3 )—Robert H. mil!
Wiles, of Columbia, S. C.,
ing was found "not guilty” of. tllsO :,R|||
murder of Ralph D. Gordon on
ust 6th. JguS
The jury rendered its verdict -9H
“not guilty” soon after re-U'semblnjtinß' |
today, following a deadlock last nigtfcgSH .
Gordon and Mrs. Wiles were shpjt HHI
by Wiles August Bth here whep pH
later alleged lie followed them to
ham and found them residing togefHn'Mffij
Sself-defense and the “uhwriftjsj|;||Ml|
law" were principal pleas of the de- WM
Three bailors were taken by the j«B§r
during twenty hours of deliberattOfUjSps
The first was 11 to 1 for acquittal
and the second ballot the same. Ikl
The jury announced at 7 o'clock
this morning that it had reached a d*- ojßjffij
cision. but Judge Henry A. Grady h<S|
dered them to breakfast before HhC'jMp
porting to the court. Only t<rart
ficials were present when the verdidU®|B
was announced. |H
The defendant immediately was r*ps§§®
manded to jail to await disposition of
the other murder charge against him,
that of killing his wife. It whs iiKt)®Hjj|J|
rated this probably would come befaMfc)jH||j
the court later today. m
"Gentlemen. I thank you.
God bless you!” exclaimed the de*jß
feudant after the verdict was announts
AIR BOARD PREPARES B
TO STUDY ITS DATA
Members Think They Can Reach De. ■
risk: n With Data Presented to E|
Them. > ■ JH
Washington. Oct. 17.—(A s )—The Hi
President's air board retired to
own counsel today as judge in the long tSv
disputed question of American MHK
ers in the air. |H
Satisfied that every angle jot ths.'jß&j
question had been amply explored HUHIfj
the bulging volume of testimony, bfyfm
fore it. the board turned to the harder ■
task of draging conclusions from tgfrjHfj
mass of controversial opinions aiiffilßfc;
proposals presented during its thgiffilSp
weeks of hearings. |H
Steals Sack of Flour and Is Shot la flg
the Chest. ;
Charlotte. Oct. 16.—Shot while M
stealing a sack of flour, according .’ttfeHjg
his own confession. John Smith,
go, was lying at the Good SamavitaSfc jjffi
Hospital Thursday with a bulled
wound in his chest. Hfl
Smith, employed at the
Milling Company, on the day force]®;:;
was found on the sidewalk in front iw|fe
of the company's building Wednefl
day night and was brought to the *'*
police station by L. E. Moser and S
Ed Pittman, plainelotliesman. |H
Smith was questioned by Chief C. JH|
R. Ferguson and admitted he had ■
stole a 24-pound sack of flour.
said an employe of the company shetJY
him but be could not identify him. ■
The officers returned to the mill Mp'.-SE
questioned employes, but no one cou}a:“HS
shed any light on the shooting. H
C. P. Moody, president of the In*
terstate Company, said ThurwMuH -
morning that he had no in
as to the shooting. He skid th*-yB |
company employed no watchmen. tiS jjffi
Smith worked at the mill
day. He was reported as -*
comfortably Thursday at the
Three Are Killed in Domestic
Etowah, Tenn., Oct.
dead and another seriously woundnraßjJ
is the toll of a tragedy which stfcg
mil-red in Nortli Etowah last aighty-J
lien Parker returning home from WoHtiS
about 6:15 failed to find hia fami&|Sl|
and apparently became enraged. 'jjKmK.';-
went to the home of Mr. and MMtnL'l.
Norman Morrow across the street
finding his wife and baby there
them down and seriously wounded Mr, .Sgi
Morrow. Then he started * < * r
home and had just readied the
yard when he fell mortally wounded, J
Whether he shot himself or was killed 4
by another person is a mystery,
SAT’S BEAR SAXSt '!