_ ' V
* VOLUME XXV
Selecting Jury To Sit
On Alvin Mansel Case
Special Venire of 100 Men
Summoned to Report for
Jury Duty During the
Venire In Case of Preston
Neely Ordered to Report
to the Court House on
Asfievile, Nop. 3.—OW—While dep
uty sheriffs were busy this morning
securing service upon tbe 100 venire
men from whom a jury will be .se
lected to try Alvin Mansel. 17-year
s old ifiogrif, charged with criminal an
il, saiilt on a white woman. Superior
Court was devoting its attention to
other cases in the interim before 2:30
o'clock this afternoon when the venire
is ordered to report.
The task of selecting a jury will
start this afternoon after the venire
Mas reported. The second venire from
which a jury will be chosen to try
Preston Neely 25-year-old negro, also
charged With criminal assault on a
white woman, will report Thursday
morning. Trial of Neely will fol
low immediately that of Mansel.
With' 54 members of Troop F. N.
O. National Guard cavalry on duty
at Buncombe county jail there has
been not tiie slightest indication of
mob action against the negroes.
The troop is nsed in two factions,
"half on guard at a ttime. Major E.
.Tones and Captain <\ Q. Teniant
are in command. Barracks have bhen
arranged in the jail where the troops
enjoy a soldier's life while not ac
tually walking guard.
An attempt to smuggle hack saws
into the jail was made late yesterday
afternoon when a smalt negro boy ap
peared at the jail gate witii a loaf
of bread which he said a white Woman
had given trim to take to the jail for
Teshy Reynolds, a white prisoner.
_ Reynolds, said to be a native of
Canada, was yesterday convicted in
. Superior Court of attempted larceny.
He lias not been sentenced. One
of the jailers promptly broke open
.the loaf of bread and found four hack
saks in the center. They hart been
Pushed in' from the etid of the loaf
’ al, d the point of entrance concerted ■
by a piece of bread fastened in place
v.iih -a gatMkj of syrup. •, 4
~ The county jail has taken on a rnl£ 1
itary inspect With regular guard
mounting when the guardsmen hre re
lieved at intervals.
Each guardsman is equipped with
a Springfield rifle and 50 rounds of
ammunition. Officers arc equipped
with pistols and 30 rounds of car
tridges No blanks arc issued. Ttie 1
. soldiers have tear bombs and -nnlim
ited amount of reserve supply of am
Captain Tennent said today that in
case of emergency when individuals or .
a crowd violate the orders of the j
guards, there is no preliminary vol
ley of warning fire as formerly was
the case. As in the case of a dead- ,
line being drawn and warning issued ,
to persons not to cross the liuc, vio- i
lation of this order is followed by i
the ciien fire from the troops. i
It was learned today that Adju
tant General Metts had arranged witii .
the Engineers Company at fanton to <
take motor for Asheville immediately !
in ease the local troops is in need 1
of relief. I
Mansel and Neely are confined in i
the death cell which is in the base- I
ment of the jail.. The cell is a mas
sive steel cage, built independently
of walls and floor, being a complete
steel unit in itself. They occupy
this cell alone.
The man who has laid
for a rainy day—can go
home at night to read his
favorite piper in solid
comfort. He has no mis
givings about future w’ant
to worry him. \
Why man! lif you sav- i
ed a decent sum of money 1
and then never touched a
penny of it in a whole
life time, you would get
! ‘your money’s worth”
purely in the freedom
from worry that' would
November Series Now
ANB LOAN ASSO
The Concord Daily Tribune |
... _ * North Carolina’s Leading Small City Daily
1 PHYSICIANS TO MEET
r IN DALLAS, TEXAS. SOON
' t Southern Medical Association To Meet
In Texas City on November 9th.
Dallas, Texas, Nov. 3 (A>)—Phys
| irians and surgeons from every state
, below the Mason-Dixon Line will
> gather here for the annual convention
of the Southern Medical Association
|, November oto 12. The general meet
tings and scientific addresses tare ex
pected to take place in the First Bnp
t tist Church'Sunday school huHding
recently completed, an eighf-.-ttry
structure near the business Sectidn.
The Bible class rooms of the new
| building wIM be the first time in Ihe
; history of the association that all
lectures will be given in n single place,
it is announced. The meeting place
is only two blocks from the new Med
| teal building.
The most elaborate course of lec
tures and clinics ever held in the
South has been scheduled for the con
vention, nceording to i»r. George
L. Carlisle, of the local committee on
arrangements. He explained that
medical gatherings of a convention na
ture are in reality brief intensive
courses in post-graduate work, in
which every branch of mediran science
"Medical science lias progressed,”
Dr. Carlisle declared, "more in the
last 50 years than during tbe entire
period from the time of Hippocrates,
the father of medicine, 460 B. 0., un
til the middle of tile last century. As
each new fact in the treatment and
prevention of disease Is discovered,
the way is opened by th : s discovery
toinrestigarinn in other fields.
“Everywhere in the various re
search laboratories of the country,
medical men are working In unknown
fields in their search for more light
on the cause, prevention, and Cure of
every disease to which mail is* heir.
New discoveries arc being made with
H. J. WALKER HOME AT
Charge of Dynamite at 1:40 O’clock
Sunday Morning Tore Away .Front
Burlington. Nov. 2.—A heavy
charge o£ dynamite, set off by an un
known person or persons, practically
destroyed the front of the home of
H. J. ‘Walker, at. Hillsboro, at 1:46
o’clock Sunday mprning.
It is not known whether the ex
planivo was intended to wreak »w*~
TftifiCe or, possibly, was an r Hallo
ween prank, the work of school boys
trying out Wltat they believed to be
a practical joke on the school super
intendent. a boarder at the Walker
Among officers, however, the opin
ion is more general that the dyna
mite jaas set off for the sake of
vengeance. They nro not; jio.yitjvi}*
however, that the charga ’ did not
reach the home of ilr. Walker by
Historic old Hil’sboro., expepenoed
an abrupt awakening an the full
force of the dynamite charge re
sounded through the town.
Out of the tumult following the
explosion came the news that none
■>f the family had been injured, al
though Mrs. Walker, reports state,
suffered more extreme nervous
H. J. Stoekard, in charge of the
Alamance county bloodhounds, was
called, and reached the scene about
2 o’clock. The dogs scented near the
froht porch, trailed off some dis
tance to an al ey where an auto
mobile had apparently parked and
turned round,and quit theye.
SEVEN PERSONS PERISH
WHEN DAM GIVES WAY
Seventeen Other Persons Are Said to
Be Missing From Wales Town.
Llandnno. Wales. Nov. 3.— (A 1 )
Seven persons are reported to have
been drowned and seventeen including
a woman and nine children are miss
ing. as a result of the bursting of a
dam aifd the destruction of the vil
age of Dolgarrog.
Houses and buildings were swept
away and hundreds of cattle and sheep
drowned when 180,000,000 gallons of
water from Eigian Lake rushed down
tbe vale of Conway yesterday.
Mest of the occupants of the houses
escaped. North Wales is without
electricity as a result of the flood.
Troops Guard Negroes at Asheville.
Asheville. Nov. 2.—A detachment
of national guard troops was to
night guarding Alvin Mansel and
Preston Neely, negroes, held in
the Buncombe county jail on a
charge of criminally attacking two
white woman of this county. Both
were arraigned in Superior court to
day and will this week stand trial
with convictions resulting in their
dying in the electric chair.
Each of the negroes plead net guilty
to the chgrge brought against him
and each will be represented by able
counsel, the presiding judge A. M.
Stack, of Monroe, having, appointed
counsel to assist lawyers employed
for tho negroes by relatives or
friends. This was done, the judge, ex
plained, in order that, there may be
no doubt as to the 'fairness of the
With Our Advertisers.
See the new nd. today of the Reid
Motor Co. Phone 220. '
Bell tc Harris Furniture Co. has
an attractive dining room furniture
display for you.
The Concord and Kannapolis Gas
Co. guarantees you delivery of gaa at
all times. ‘ ,
The November aeries of the Citiaens
B. A L. Association is now open. Of
fice in Citiaens Bank. V
* BfeikV'W it
i BEING MANIFESTED
-.IN 810 CAMPAIGN
The Decision to Add Ford
I Coupe to Prizes in Times
l Tribune Contest Gives
Added Impetus to All.
: j- NOT AFFECTED
I | Person Winping Grand
Prize Is Also Eligible to
Win the Ford Which Is
Third Period Prize.
| A furor of renewed determination
on the part of candidates in The
Tribune and Times SIO,OOO campaign,
brought about by the aunonneement
of the generous offer of tile special
prize of- the $O2l Ford eotipe for
the third and last periods of the easi
test, has taken a hold and prepared
a'.l competitors to make an even more
Intensive effort for the prizes than
has yet been evidenced, if fiat is pos
sible. With any candidate now
standing to win two, instead of one.
automobile, enthusiasm is at fever
poipt with each one ready for a driv
ing finish of the coining three weeks.
Snob tremendous enthusiasm and
energy was never before seen in any
kind of campaign as i.s being shown
dajly in this race for the automobiles
and cash prizes. There seems to be
no limit to tbe pep that every can
didate has stored up for the finish
which is but a few days* away. The
contestant* who have formerly been
the hardest workers are still going at
it as if they had saved up all their
energy for the big finish. T'.iis in
dicates that every single contestant
in the lint has plenty of tight left.
It also shows that the candidates who
look ‘ ’.larniless" now will be among
the strong when t’.ie end comes. They
are all walking the other fellow and
arranging and planning to go them
all one better.
Now that the second period votes
bavf been counted and leaders are
still closely, bunched and considering
how easy it is to pile up a big vote
reserve during the week, there is com
paratively little difference between the
big-nest and lowest scores.
Take* Big Sc»re to Wl£ -
This rohcTTWisertafn. whoever wfhs
any one of these prizes will probably
d<» so by a vefy narrow margin, the
winning Scores will doubtless tie large.
If the present leaders aTe figuring
thht their leads’ they l ate
due for disappointment when tiie vviu
ners are amtortm-ed. With such afield
of energetic workers, if is certain that'
some oj; tbe most spectacular work
of the contest is yet to come. The
(“Never Say Die” spirit 1 ' ttafc' 'fitVer
more in evidence at any p'tlier time
than it is right now.
Big Vote This Period.
This period every one-year sub
scription counts 6,000 votes, a two
year subscription counts 18.000 votes,
three-year subscription counts 45.000
votes —a five-year new subscription
without clubs credits' you 175,000
New Subscriptions this period carry a
bonus vote cf 5,000 per year just
5,000. more than will be given next
Just a mere handful of long-term
subscriptions will be sufficient to put
the candidate with the lowest score
at tbe very top of the standings be
fore Saturday night, November 14th.
Big Campaign Soon Closes.
On Saturday night, November 21,
the big list of prizes will be awarded
to Cabarrus county’s best hustlers.
The automobiles and large cash awards
will be distributed just as announced
at the beginning of the campaign.
There are just sixteen more days left
—and only ten days after today un
til the lowest vote offer of the con
test and the sealed ballot box goes
Office Open Until 9 p. m.
Election headquarters are open
each evening until 9 o'clock. Candi
dates who wish advice should make it
a point to call at this office to have
their questions answered and all are
invited to consult the eleettion man
ager on matters pertaining to the
contest. Remember, this is the last
week to secure extension votes,
t The keenest and most vigorous kind
of work is necessary from now on if
you hope to be declared oue of the
big prize winners. There’s no other
way to win except by the hardest kind
of work every minute of the time
during tbe remaining few days of the
It will behoove some candidates
who have been more or less confident
of their place in the vote score to do
some' real work these next ten days.
Better be safe than sorry. No one has
any lease on anything right now. Do
a little work this week and you will
not have to cttll an Alibi Ike when it
is all over.
Griffith Denies Perklnpangh Deal.
New York, Nov. 2.—Baseball has
been tuned in for several weeks on
the diamond trade mart, hut can get.
nary a whisper.
Washington denied Roger Peckin
paugli will be traded in spite of
Peck's scries slump, the Giants and
Reds have not yet been able to
score up n deal, while the Pirates
thus for have failed to give a sign
that Moore and Bigbce will be sent
to San Francisco in payment for two
minor league stars.
The condition of Mrs. D. L. Bbst,
who has been ill for several (lays, is
reported today as being improved.
CONCORD, N. 3r, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1925
Mrs. Jane Sutter, of Toledo, 6., graduated from Ohio State University
»nd was admitted to the bar in 1921.' She continued to practice law after
|er marriage a year and a half ago, and recently took her baby, Mary
Patricia, to court with her while she ar«u«i o.
CAUGHT AT WORK
Two Men Surprised by Of
ficers While Trying to
Blow Safe in Salisbury
Salisbury, Nov. 3.— (A) —Two yegg
men were frightened off by police of
ficers here at 130 this morning whjle
engaged in blowing the safe in the
office of the Coca-Cola bottling plant
in the edge of the business district,
und in less than a block of the pas
senger station. Men were seen to
i filing by a passing' pedes
trian and officers were notified. T'iiey
got wise .to the approach, of the po
lcenian and - ran sgroin -the building,
making . their escape, a number of;
shots being fired by the officers ,a-. !
tile men fled. •
Post and Flagg’s. Cotton Letter.
New York,’ Nov. 2.—Strong cables !
and j-eports of wet, .cold weather in
the southwest combined with a good
trade demand caused a sharp ml- 1
vaneo in cotton today. After, un al
most. continued decline in prices for
several day - it is. only natural that
an advance of some kind was in or
der as the, market was in a highly
oversold condition and heavy short
covering, was in evidence during the
Sentiment on the floor has aim
changed considerably as it is quite
evident that the trade is willing to
buy contracts around this level.
News from drygoods centers was
more cheerful and record breaking
xports of 267,28” bale/ for the day
brought in further short covering
and n?w buying. How far flic ad
vance will go is naturally difficult to
say but cotton would now seem to In
cose to an basis and
purchase on any deelinq should work
out profitable in the long run.
Priests Reported Held as Captives.
Peking, Nov. 3.—<A>)—lnformation ,
that two American priests are held by
bandits at St. Johns Island, south of
Hong Koug has been received by the
American legation. It is understood ;
that an American destretyer and a
Chinese warship are proceeding to tho
People the World Over Now
Want Facts About This State
Nov. 3. —OP)—(Evi-
dence of a widespread interest in
North Carolina is reflected in com
munications recently received at [ln
state Department of Agriculture.
Inquiring about farming comlit'ons
in this state have been received by die
Department within the past few.
weeks from; nearly all parts of tin
world. Inquiries have ooine from
Holland. Russia, Australia, China,
Japan, Honduras, Canada, and other
countries outside of the United
States. A California inquirer indi
cated that a number of farmers in
his section were preparing to migrate
to North Carolina, on account, he said,
of the superior advantages to be had
here. .He wanted more information
about the . state for himself and his
Australia, through its commission in
the United States, wanted to know how
North Carolina markets its poultry
ami eggs, Japan, through a dean of
agriculture in one of its leading uni
versities, asked for all available infor
mation about farming in- North Caro
lina, while Russ’a, through one of its
government officials, wanted North
acorn* to plant* in connection with a
reforestation program. An agent for
Honduras asked that ty* country be
supplied with all available matter on
agriculture, stating that • citiaens of
that country were making a special
NEW CABINET IN
FRANCE AT WORK
Restoration of Treasury
Improvement of Finan
cial Situation Two Tasks
For the Cabinet.
Paris, Nov. 3.—04 s ) —Restoration of
the French treasury and improvement
of the French financial siruattion of
which the American debt settlement
is one of the most important features
dominating the ministeral declaration
with which the second Painleve cabi
net faced parliament today.
1 t: fflthongb emphatic in expressing de
termination to arrive at a definite set
tlement of tiie debts to America and
England, the declaration does not nien
j fion flie means by which such results j
may be reached.
j Herron Pleased With New Quarters
Durham, Nov. 2.—Heavy rains,
which began last night and continu
ed through the day prevented out
door practice in the Duke university
gridiron camp, and the Bluedeviis
took a rest, today.
Although heartened by their vic
tory over the Richmond Spiders here
Saturday the B’ue Devils are far
from being satisfied, realizing that it
will take almost a miracle to turn j
the tide in their favor in the game!
with Wake Forest here November 7. i
Coach Herron is apparently pleas- j
ed with the way Quarterback licit- ]
zel ran with the team and with the
way the eleven showed up after tbe
Two Wake Forest Stars Definitely
Out of Big Game.
Wake Forest. Nov. 2.—The Dea
cons ploughed through the scrubs
this afternoon in their first practice
of the week preparatory to the Duke
battle to be staged in Durham next
Greason, Ellerbe and Woodward
are still on the injured list nnd the
latter two cannot possibly get in
shape for the Blue Devil game.
> This afternoon was devoted to
scrimmage against the first year
team and Garrity announced hard
practice for the remainder of the
i week. _ *
study of North Carolina.
One of the most interesting letters
thus far received, it was' said at the j
Department ■of Agriculture, came
from the manager of an organization
styling itself ns the Netherlands Emi
gration Bureau, with offices at The
Hague. In this letter, it was brought
out that farmers in foreign countries
who have their eyes on North Caro
lina are studying the map of the
All the inquirers want more infor
mation, and invariably, it was point
ed out, their communications are
couched in the most courteous terms.
The Hollander, writing for more
information on North Carolina, es
pecially singled out Raleigh and Wil
mington, stating that he had heard
a gregt deal about the.latter city and
Ilia letter, written in English, eon
tained the following:
“With the present we take leave
to kindly request you to be good
enough to send us a supply of litera
ture concerning your state and in
formation of interest to those who in-1
tend to settle in North Carolina. |
“We had a number of inquiries con
cerning North Carolina of lgte.
“Publications with information con
cerning your city (Raleigh) and the
city of Wilmington are also needed.”
(Continued on Page Seven)
Election Contests In
Many Parts Os Nation
DE PAOI/O CERTAIN TO
BE TIIK FAVORITE
Whin Racers Meet in Charlotte for
Armistice Day Race.
Charlotte. Nov. 3.—When Pete De
Paolo whizzed wi'.'.t bullet-like rapid
, ity around the track at Salem, N. 11..
to establish a new world's record for
| a mile and a quarter 'in an automo
bile. he won for himeelf many new
friends, who will lie pulling for him
ito win the Fall raee at the Char
! lotte speedway on November 11th,
| Armistice Day.
j To set the new mark DePalo trnv
i eled at the rate of 1.18.2 miles an
! hour, covering file mile and a qnar-
I ter in the time of .12-3-5 seconds. The
j new mark was made while DePaolo
I was engaged in the tryout for the
250-mile race in Halem. Flis feat
startled the automobile racing world,
and the mark is destined to remain
standing for some time.
I’ete DePaolo is just naturally
broke out with personality, which ac
counts for his popularity on the
track. lie made many friends in
the South from •his appearances on
the Charlotte speedway, and they are
pulling for him to win the raee here
on Armistice Day.
With something like 2,500 points
to liis credit, Pete DePalo is in the
lead for the racing championship of
America for 1025.
To date seventeen of Hie leading
drivers of the country have sent in
their entry blanks for the Armistice
Day race. Included in the list are
Earl Cooper, Bob McDonogh, Tom
my Milton, Harry Hartz, I’ete Kreis
Speedway officials announce that
the big bowl has been improved since
the raee here last Spring and from
that standpoint everything is in read
iness. The demand for tickets con
tinues, brisk and indications are Hint
another capacity crowd will be in
Charlotte when the race starts.
The Charlotte Chamber of Com
| meree is in charge of housing ar
-1 rangements and has appointed a lions
ing bureau to look after the welfare
of the thousands of visitors.
D. A. R. IS CENSURED
BY WOMEN’S COUNCIL
Trouble .prises Over Withdrawal of
Use By Council of Memorial Hall
Detroit. Nov. 2.—A letter of
censure has been forwarded to offi
cers and direerors of ttte Daughter*
of thy American Revolution by the I
National Council of Women, wnlL I
j ing the withdrawal by the D. A. R..
of the use by the International I
Council-of Memorial Continental hall j
at. Washington in May of this year.'
The U tter was drawn by a special:
committee which reviewed corres
pondence passing between the t^a-1
tional council and the D, A. 11. Tliis
correspondence reveals that the hall ,
was offered to the national council t
months prior to the schedule meet
ing. The offer wns suddenly with
drawn shortly before the arrival of
foreign delegates and visitors, ne
cessitating a hurried change of coun
Reports of the various allied or
gnuizations and societies of the coun
| cil occupied today's sessions. A ban
jquet tonight at which Major General
I Hanson E- Ely, representing the war
j department, spoke, concluded the ae
! tive business sessions of the council.
COMMISSION TO ACT
Believes Muscle ShcaLs Commission
Will Be Able to Reach Agree
Washington, Nov. 3.—(P)—Presi
dent Coolidge believes Hie members of
his Muscle Shoals commission will be
able to compose tlteir differences of
opinion as to what should be done
with that property, and will be able |
to submit a unanimous report. Chair-j
man McKenzie, of the Shoals com- i
mission, has advised the President
of the possibility that majority or ini-!
nority reports may be submitted be
cause of disagreement among the mem
bers, but Hie President understands
I the differences concern minor details.
He believes also that the commission's
report will be such that it will re
ceive his own full support and that
of Congress, although lie lias not re
ceived detailed information concern
Japan Gives Day to Dally Dozen, j
Tokyo, Nov., 3.—“ Physical Exer-1
oise Day,” planned to be an annualj
fixture, was observed in all the schools !
throughout Japan today, under in
structions from the ministery of edu-1
cation. In Tokyo, the celebration i
was of a most notable character and j
was witnessed by thousands of spec- j
tators. • More than 100.000 school'
children assembled in the various i
city pai'ks # anch marched through the
streets to the broad plaza, inclosed
by walls and moats, that forms the
outer ground of the Imperial Palace.
Here an elaborate program of drills
and exercises was earried out.
Explosives for Farmers.
Greenville. N. 0., Nov. 3.—OP)—
Thirty-one thousand pounds of pyrotol
has recently been delivered to farm
ers in Pitt county. Farm Agent R.
D. Reeves, reports.
This explosive is sold by the Unit
ed States department of agriculture
| only to farmers for the purpose of
i blasting stumps and boulders from
farm lands. It is priced so cheaply,
says Mr. Reeves, that every farmer
having stumps or rocks on his land
can secure some of the explosive for
the purpose of clearing up the farm
of the stumps and boulders.
’ The Klan ' Ub ..con
Are Fui.rtauntg Issues in
r Some of the More Spec
KLAN ISSUE IN
CITY OF DETROIT
■ ■ ■ ll - A
; Klan Openly Supporting
Candidate.— Dry Issue
Before Voters in Some
Washington, Nov. —,3(P)—Probi
. bit ion and the Ku Klnx Klan furnish
> ed the issue in some of the most spec
, taeniae of the election contests which
i are to be decided today in 13 states.
, The wet and dry question is right
1 :it tiie front in tlie New Jersey guber
natorial contest, with Harry Moore.
r the democratic candidate, declaring
. for modification of the Volstead Act,
, and repeal of the state enforcement
, act. and State Senator Arthur Whit
i ney,' republican, favoring enforcement
, of both those acts.
. The Ku Klux Klan issue has been
raised in the mayoralty fights in De
-5 troit and Louisville, Ivy. Prohibition
. also was figured in the Detroit eon
■ test as well as in the campaign for
mayor of New York, between State
, Senator Jas. J. Walker, democrat, and
i Franft D. Waterman, republican.
, In the Detroit non-partisan election
. supporters of Mayor John W. Smith
. have accused Charles Bowles, the op
i position candidate, with being a Klan
candidate. Bowles denies he is a
- member of the Klan, and charges that
, Detroit is a “wide open" town which
he promises to "clean up.”
, Injection of the Klan issue in the
Louisville mayoralty fight has an un
usual result. Wm. T. Baker witli
, drawing us the Democratic candidate
within 48 hours of the election.
Two seats in the House of Repre
sentatives are at issue in today's elec
tion. with the republicans seeking to
retain control over that from ’the
third New Jersey district and tile dem
ocrats seeking to keep that from the
third Kentucky district.
Frank T. Appleby is offering in
New Jersey for the seat made vacant
by the death of his father, and is op
posed by J. L. Kyle, Kinmnrtuth dem
Thurman B. Dixon, democrat, and
Jtvhn W. Moore, are contesting in
Kentucky .far the place in tiie Douse
I made vacant by tlfe death' of Robert V.
Now York, New Jersey and Vir
ginia are.to elect .members of the state
j legislature while the .voters of Peun-
I s.vlvanin will fill one state office. Cou
, slltaliontd amendments also are voted
upon in New York and Ohiho.
I. w i
DECLARES 1600 WERE
KILLED IN DAMASCUS
Traveller From Damascus Says the
French Did Not Report Total Cas
Alexandria, Egvpa, Nov. 3.—OP)—A
traveler arriving here from Damascus
states that the French bombarded
three villages near Damascus last
Wednesday in reprisal for acts of
The French estimate that 1200 peo
ple were killed in the bombardment
incidental to the suppression of the
recent insurrection in the city refer
red only to those found dead in the
streets, the traveller asserts, as addi
tional bodies to the number of 440
were discovered in the ruins of
Dr. I. 11. Manning in Serious Con
dition at Watts Hospital.
Chapel Hill, Nov. 2.—Dr. I. H.
Manning, dean of the School of
Medicine in the University of North
Carolina, is seriously ill in Watts
l hospital. Durham, being removed
j there from his residence here late
i this afternoon following a consulta
tion of physicians.
1 Dr. Manning suffered a severe at
tack of what was described as
"abdominal trouble" Saturday night,
a recurrence of similar attacks
from which he has suffered intermit
tently for several years. Yesterday
his condition was improved, but his
physicians decided today to remove
him to the Durham hospital for a
thorough diagnosis. He has been at
tended by Dr. E. A. Abernethy and
i Dr. R. B. Lawson, university physi
Election in Pennsylvania.
I Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 3.—Penn
: sylvania voters go to the polls today
| to register their choice for various
j judicial, county, municipal and town
i ship offices. Although the election
I is state-wide, there is only one state
! wide office to be filled this year, riiat
|of judge of the superior court. Pub
ic interest in the outcome of the elec
tion is largely confined to the mayor
alty contests in Pittsburgh and num
erous other cities throughout the
state. In addition to the election of
city and county officers, the voters of
Philadelphia will pass upon three
proposed municipal loans.
Wants Vote Without Delay.
Paris, Nov. 3 (P)—The second Pain
leve ministry may know its fate late
this evening. The Premier, having
accepted immediate discussion of in
terpellations on ■ his general .poflUy
intends to push it through to a vote
before adjournment of the chamber.
Will Place Wreath on Tomb.
Washington, Nov. S.«—OP)—Presi
dent Coolidge this year will follow the
established custom of placing a
wreath on the tomb of the Unknown
Soldier on Armistice Day.
TODAY’S NEWS TODAY
NO. 262 \
1 BY COL MITCHELL
?| WILL BE SUMMONED
Court Martial Trying Air
Officer Decides He Has
Right to Summons Wit-
I nesses He Needs. ■ i
; THREE CABINET
; MEMBERS NAMED
i Court Recessed After Mak
ing Decision So Sub
poenas Can Be Served
1 J on the Many Witnesses. 1
Washington, Nov. 3.—(P)—The
'i court martial trying Colonel William
' Mitchell ludd today that he was with- ;
' in his lights in asking for the testi«
• mony of a long list of witnesses, in
cluding three cabinet officials, and
" defending himself against the disoip
-1 linary charge growing out of his at
tack on the government's air policy.
1 After the court had examined the
list. Major General Robert L. Howse,
1 president: of the tribunal, directed the,
’ prosecution to “take immediate steps
| to proceed to facilitate the defense by
securing the witnesses and documents
called for.” Adjournment then was '
taken until Monday to permit prepa
-1 rations and service of subpoenas. Oil
1 the list are Secretaries Davis, of the •
War Department; Wilbur, of the
1 Navy Department, and Jardiue, of the
' Agricultural department: Everett
Sanders, secretary to President Cool
-1 idge, and many high ranking army
ami navy officers, as well as others in
civil life who have had contact with
PRESIDENT WANTS TO
VISIT THE SOUTHLAND i
' Hci>es to Be Able to Make Trip to
the South Some Time During (lie
' Washington, Nov. 3.—(P)—Presi
dent Coolidge is desirous of paying the
South a visit in the near future, and
would like to be able to do so this •
winter. At the White House today,
it was said, however, ihat the Presi- . .
dent is of the opinion now that an
extended trip this winter with Con
gress iu session would be out of thp
Ife was qsotHted out that *,
dent has at one time or another visit
ed nil tlio states in the union, except
six. Three Southern States, Louis*
ianai Mississippi and Florida,! aiwf
three in the northwest, Montana,
North Dakota and Idaho, are tab one*
be lias never entered! .; i ,; -h
The President is particularly anx
ious to visit New Orleans, and it..wan
indicated today that he might take ad
-1 vantage of an early opportunity to ac
cept one of tiie several invitations to 1
1 visit Louisiana.
FIND NO TRACE OF
TYVO MISSING MEN
Will Ask Coast Guard to Aid in the
Search For Secretary cf State of
Wilmington, Del.. Nov. 3.— (P)—No
word having been received for a Week
from state secretary of state Wm. G.
Taylor, and Edward Pusey, both of
this city, who are eruismg in south
ern waters in a small boat. Gov. Roh
, inson through Senator Bayard) of
. Washington, has enlisted tiie aid of
the coast guard service in an effort to
locate them. Senator Bayard reported
to the Governor that the Navy Depart
ment had sent a coast guard cutter to
search for the boat.
The two men left October 17ft, in
Mr. Pusey's 33-foot boat. Bunny 111,
intending to take an inland route
to Miami, Fla. They were heard
from regularly mail last Tuesday,
when communication stopped. At that
time they were at Southport. N. C\,
seemingly? according to last-word re
i p e : ved, awaiting improvement in the
weather conditions to proceed. Fami
i lies of both men today said they 'had •
Says Detroit “Wet” City. &
Detroit, November 3.— (P)—A. R,
Stroup, resigned today as deputy ad
' ministrator in charge of federal pro
hibition forces here, coupling his res
ignation with a statement in which
lie declared Detroit is the “wettest”
city to which he lias ever been as
Expects Real Tax Reduction.
4 Washington. Nov. 3.—(P)—Presl
- dent Coolidge is hopeful that taxes
> can he reduced by more than $300.-
OOO.tMK), although he believes no safe
t maximum can be fixed until the 'bud*
• get for the coming fiscal year is con- ‘
' SACS BEAR SAlBt
F - 1 11
Tartly cloudy tonight, slightly cool, i
? er in east portion; Wednesday in-jjs
J creasing cloudiness, rising tempera-|
t ture in west portion. FreSii nerftgfl