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Wind And Rain Have Caused
Heavy Property Damage In
Florida For Past 24 Hours
RAIN FALLING 111
my CITIES YET
Chilling Winds Which at
Times Assumed Hurri
cane Proportions Have
Swept Over the State.
Tidal Waves Along Coast
Have Wrecked Several
Pavilions and Other
Buildings by Force.
Jacksonville. Fla.. Dec, I.— OP)
Florida’s peninsula for the past 12
hours Has been swept by high chilling
winds which at times have assumed
hurricane proportions, and by a rain
which at various point* has set pre
Heavy property damage has been
wrought b,v # the winds on the East
of the state south of Jackaon
ville, and on the west const south of
Tampa a 45 mile maximum at Key
West. ASO mile an hour Wind drove
over Jacksonville today. Inland Flor
ida, while experiencing heavy winds,
has not been badly affected, advices
Three negroes were killed and IS in
jured when a house on Davis Island
development at Tfimpa, collapse}! dur
ng the storm there. Approximately
$1,000,000 damage was caused accord
ing to police records. The storm swept
the entire west #oast. All public util
ities were reiwrled down in Tampa
and all points south of that city were
At Pablo, Jacksonville Beach, the!
tide is report id to have swept the
Trotter dancing pavilion from off its
idlings. Both the Atlantic Ocean and
the (lull of Mexico have been whipped
into a turmoil by the high wind*, amt
there has been much damage along the
I-Ojlst line according fn reports jiere.
The center of the storm is off tliei
middle Florida Atlantic coast line, the'
local weather bureau reports, and it I
is moving northeastward. |
It bad been raining over most of
the peninsula with the precip’tation of
torrential proportions at some locali
ties, In the past -18 hours 15 inches
of rain haß fallen at Miami, reports
to the local weather bureau say; there
has been 5 inches at Fort Lauderdale |
in the |>ast 24 hours, and 4 inches at
Orlando. At Tampa !1.38 inches of
raiii lias fallen in the past 48 hours, 1
according to reports at i) a. m„ with j
the rain still failing. At Jacksonville
.77 inches of rain had fallen in 24 ]
Telephone and telegraph wires fa
cilities have been handicapped by the
winds, although the railroads report l
their wires in good condition. The
other, companies report, however,
•'heavy delay” on all circuits.
Judge Grady Opposes Capital Punish
Oxford, Dec. I.—“ Capital punish
ment is a relic of barbarism, aud I
would like to see it abolished in North
Carolina,” said Judge Henry A. Grady
in passing alternative sentence on C.
E. Synder, cbnyieted of mans'aughter
in the Superior Court Wednesday.
The jurist's opinion was elicited by
the fact that of the original venire
summoned to sit on the Snyder ease
exactly twenty had been excused when
called on needunt of being opposed to
Snyder drew an alternative sen
tence of four months in jail and pay
to the whlow of Clarence White, the
slain, man, the sum of $2,000, or serve
from three to five years in the |ieni
vtentiary. He chose the former alter
One authority estimates that in a
pound 'of honey there is the coneen
'trated essence of 60,000 flowers.
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NEGROES KILLED i
BY HIGH WINDS!
The Bunk House in Which!
They Were Quartered
Was Destroyed by Wind
During the Night.
Tampa, Fla., Dec. 1. — UP) —Three
! unidentified negroes were killed, an
other is dying, and five are in a local
hospital at the result of a bunk house
on Davis Island here collapsing at
midnight last night.
The high winds which are sweeping I
this section reached its highest veloc
ity at 48 miles an hour at 1:15 a. m.
todjiy, according to tho weather bu
reau station here. The wind was de
creasing in velocity and the barometer
LARGE BOND ISSUE IS
SOLD BY CITY OF MONROE
Improved Water Supply Will Be
Provided With *2OO 000 Secured
—To Enlarge City Limits.
MOnroe, Nov. 30.—The city ad
ministration of Monroe sold at noon
today water and light bonds to the
amount of $200,000. Twenty bidders
were present in person and many
bids were sent inthrough from all
over the country. '
The American Trust eomimny, of
Charlotte, was tho successful bidder,
purchasing the bonds at par at five
and one half per cent interest with
a premium of $3,35 . Mayor C. E.
Houston stated today that, with tho
amount of these bonds the eiy will
he nble to empound an ample supply
of soft water on Hichnrdspn’s river,
a stream only tVo miles away,and
to bring HP the city lighting plant
to where it will bo surpassed by
Effective March 1 the city Jimitß
will bo enlarged. Tho mayor also
stated that it is the aim of the
j present administration to have every
bouse within the city connected with
sewer ami further insure MonAe's
slogan. "The cleanest, healthiest
town in North Carolina.”
T'pan non need Fight Features Marie
lHfcwUilß**. m>. -Ah unhUJot
dramatic climax of fists and another
1 man’s wife shunted the thrilling
|Seepes of a moving picture into the
background at a theatre here last
I night. ,
A husband landed four punches on
tho jaw of his wife's escort, calmly
called for order, apologised for the
disturbance nud tfnnounccsl that lie
had just hit n man whom he had
.caught out with his wife.
I George M. Caskey, professor of
dancing, and Mrs. Otta M. •Momsen
were leaving when Otto M. Moui
-1 sen's first started to fly. -
j As an uproar started in the audi
ence. the husband declared:
I “Ladies and gentlemen: Quiet
1 please. This is nat an act of rowdy
ism. I hays just found this man with
m.v wife and struck him.
' “The man’s name is George M.
Applause followed each announce
ment, and Momsen left the theatre.
At Mrs. Momsen's residence it was
learned that she and her husband
are living apart, pending a divorce
“Everyone knows I have done
nothing wong,” she said.
Pullman Car Is Destroyed by Fire In
the Spencer Yards.
Spencer, Nov. 30.—A fine Pullman ,
ear headed from New York to Ashe
ville was gutted by fire at Spencer
before daylight Sunday morning at
a loss of $15,000. The blaze was dis
covered by the colored porter as train
No. 20, southbound, pulled into Spen
cer and it required quick work to
save other cars in the train. Rush
ing the burning palace into the yards
the Spencer fire department at the
e&ops wag called and soon subdued
the blaze. . The fine ear, elegantly
finished and furnished, was almost
ruined in 4 short time. So rapidly
did the fire burn that one of the
occupants bad to be taken out at a
window to escape burning.
j VESSEL CAUGHT
BY THE STORM |
! Ship Cotopaix Listing Bad
ly Said a Message Sent
Out lay Radio Early in
IVest Palm Beach, Fin., Dec. I.
W*l<—Word received here at 7:10
o’clock this morning from the steam
ship Cotopaix was to the effeet that
she was listing badly and had water
in her hold. Jler position was off the
i Florida roast, headed for Charleston.
At 7:25 o’clock her condition was re
ported as .worse, bat no distress rail
was authorized. No furtheV word was
received from her, ami 't is believed
she was able to weather the storm.
REPORTS ON MUSCLE
SHOALS MADE PI BLIC
1 Reports by Majority and Minority of
Presklenl’s Commission Given Out.
Washington, Dee. 1. —OP)—The ma
jority and minority reports of Muscle
Shoals commission were made public
The majority report, signed by three
members of the commission, recom
mended leasing of the Muscle Shoals
property, and in the event of failure
to obtain a satisfactory- lease that the
plants be immediately operated by
The minority favored the leasing
flf Wilson Dam. the hydro-electric
power generated there, and the steam
electric power generating plant nt
Nit.rnnt Plant No. 2 for a period of
not to exceed 50 years under certain
The minority—Chairman McKenzie,
former Senator Dial, of South Caro
lina, and R. F. Rower—said it made
its recommendations “unhesitatingly,”
and added this statement: “It is with
great reluctance that we turn toward
government operation, being well ad
vised of all the infirmities inherent
in such an undertaking. The great
investment cf the government nt
Muscle Shoals, however, the import
ance of its continued maintenance, as
a part of our national defease. the
erg in*, need of pgrieulf nre\ for mode
and cheaper fertiliser, and the favor
able opportunity ,of meeting that need
all compels us to disregard our pre
judices. We are convinced that to
longer permit this great investment to
stand idle when it can be of such
great service to our people would be
little less I ban a public calamity.
“Delay in this case .is expensive.
Legislative action is imperative.”
The minority report signed by Prof.
Harry A. Curtis, of Yale, and Win.
McClellan, of New York, sets our
that private leases arc iudispcnsible l
and that such power and fertilizer
leases should be made. It recommends
creation by Congress of a Muscle
Shoals board of five members to be ap
pointed by the President, for a five
year term, to arrange for leasing.
Five Injured in Automobile Wrecks
Near Hickory Sunday.
Hickory, Nov. 30.—Five automo
bile accident victims were taken to
the local hospital yesterday after
noon iwith injuries received in car
wrecks which happened in or near
Hickory. A fractured hip was sus
tained by a Mrs. Frazier of Moores
vil'.e. According to the story gathered
here, Mr-and Mrs. Frazier were on
their wgy to Glen Alpine when
another ear knocked them into a
ditch. They slid not. know who hit
them. J. T. Anderson, of Lenoir,
left the hospital this morning after
being there overnight. He was in a
ear with a man by the name of Hef
ner, also of Lenoir, when it was
wrecked. The other accident victims
were men by the name of Mooro and
Hennessec of Morganton. All save
Anderson left the hospital before
their full names were taken.
With Our Advertisers.
One of this week’s specials at S.
W. Preslar's is a white gold Elgin
wrist watch at $18.75. By an error
this was printed $16.75 in Monday’s
Stock in the 75th series of the Con
cord Perpetual B. L. Association is
now ready for subscriptions at the
Cabarrus Savings 'Bank at Concord
and Kannapolis. Only 25 cents a week
carries one share which amounts to
<IOO in (5 1-3 years. Stock is exempt
Bob’s Dry Cleaning Co., Master
Cleaners. Phone 757. See two new
Prominent Farmer of Union County
Charlotte, Nov. 30.—8. A. Hudson,
prominent farmer of the Waxhaw
section of Union county died sudden
ly at his home about 3 o’clock Sun
day morning, according to advice
reaching here yesterday. The funeral
was held at 12:30 o’clock at Provi
dence Presbyterian Church in his
• Mr. Hudson retired as usual Satur
day night. His family was awakened
about 2:80 o’clock Sunnday morning,
finding bim in the throes of a pa
roxysm that ennded with bis death
in ashort while. He was a man of
considerable wealth and highly regard
ed by bis neighbors. He was 70 years
old and, with Mrs. Hudson, was an
ticipating with great pleasure the cel
ebration of their golden wedding an
niversary within a short while.
North Carolina’s Leading Small City Daily
CONCORD, N. C„ TUESDAY, DECEMBER I, 1925
Hi GEN. ME
After Consultation in Se
cert, Court Overruled De
sense Charges Against
Defense Counsel Objects
to Undertone Remark
Made by , Gen. Graves
During Examination. 1
Washington, Dec. I.— f/P)^- Counsel
for Col. Win. Mitchell fulled.-.today jiii
a spectacular attempt to unseat fin
other member of the MiteMle
Martial, Maj. Gen. Wm. S. (Laves.
After a consultation in secret, ’
court overeruled defense duirges tron
Gen. Graves had nitcrfcrml with tjjn
cross examination of prosecution wil
tesses and Imd displayed bias.
The decision followed another-fiery
altercation in open court, Rising from
a imminent made in an undertone by
Gen. Graves regarding the method of
the defense attorney. Representative
Reid, of Illinois, in his questioning of
When the Inwyer made his accusa
tion the general denied that he had
interrupted the questioning or shown
The president of the court. Major
General Robert L. Howze, admonish
ed counsel for both sides to desist
from "disgraceful wrangling” nnd to
address the pourt and not each other,
but Representative Reid refused to be
quieted. He lodged this formal pro
test against General Graves: "I here
by challenge General Graves to sil
longer as a member of this court for
flic reason that liis actions while on
this court show that he is not kn
partial nnd that in justice and fair
ness to tlie accused. General Graves
should no longer bo permitted to sit
as a member of this court.”
After its consultation the court an
nounced through General Howze that
the challenge had not been sustained
and that "will continue
to sit as n member of this court.” also
that "the ease Will proceed.”
Gen. Graves interrupted, asking flic
yjgjit to m*J*% a sfrtement but mi Ad
vice of his colleagues he refrained from
At Large Five Years; Negro is Ap
York S. C., Nov. 30.—Clem Craw
ford, York county negro who has
been at. large for live years follow
ing a long and exciting gun tight
with York and Chester county offi
cers who sought to arrest him. is now
behind steel burs in the York jail,
having been brought here yesterday
I from Greensboro, N. C-. by Deputy
Sheriff D. T. Qainnaud Rural Police
man C. L. Moss.
Though captured by Greensboro
officers, Crawford's arrest took place
in Salisbury, where lie- has been
living for a year. The reward of SSO
outstanding for his arrest has been
paid by Sheriff F. E. Quinn, of
York. He was "turned up" by anoth
er negro, it is understood.
Court House Starts Talk in Mecklen
Charlotte, Nov. 30.—Opponents of
the proposal to move Mecklenburg
county court house to the new loca
tion bargained for by the county com
missioners on East Trade street de* 1
livered their opinions to the commis
sioners today at a special session of
Arguments were presented by rep
resentative citizens of the city and
county agaiust the removal of tlie
court house. Magistrate John R.
Hunter asserted that the rural citi
zens would have to borrow money ibis
year to pay their taxes aqd, there
fore, would not welcome the additional
cost that would have to be met by
* W. C. Dowd summarized his opin
ion and that of scores of others by
the statement that “our new city ball
is a handsome monument to the most
stupendous municipal folly I ever saw
and X Tlon't expeet to see anything to
equal if unless the county commis
sioners carry out their plans üboui a
new court house.”
Paul Caleb Goodman Dies in Rowan
Mooresville, Nov. 80.—Paul Caleb
Goodman died at his home near Lan
dis, Rowan county, on Thanksgivinv
Day, aged 80 years. He was strick
en with pneumonia the day before he
died. He lived his long and useful
life near where he died. He was a
son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Good
man, one of a family of nine children,
all of whom are dead except Milo
Goodman, of Hickory, and James 11.
Goodman, of Mooresville. He joined
Mt. Moriah Church when a young
Fujbernl services were held at Mt.
Mariab Lutheran Church, which i«
in sight of the home Dy his pastor,
the Rev. J. 8. Messinger, assisted by
Kev. C. A. Brown, of China Grove,
and the remains were laid to rest
in the cemetery nearby.
Gov. Ferguaon Has M** No .State
Austin, Tev., Dec. I.—OP)—Govern
or Miriam A. Ferguson has made no
formal annuoncement on the matter of
calling a special session of the Texas
legislature, as demanded by a num
ber of the lower house, her husband,
Jas. E. Ferguson, Raid today.
!’. ; New Senator and HisJSon
This is Gerald P. Xye of North Dakota, appointed by*Gov*Sor]ie"tcM'h<
senatorial post vacated by the death of the late Senator Ladd. A contest
W due in the senate over his appointment. He is shown holding his young
est son. James.f j ~~- - ~!
; LIVES DURING FIRE
One-Third of a Business
Block at Lake Charles,
La., Burned With Loss of
Lake Charles. La.; Dec. I.— OP)
Fire here early tics morning caused
two deaths ami probably loss that will
reach $1,000,000. Hollis Vincent died
in a hospital from injuries and the
body of William Guillotee, a fireman,
was found in the debris. The fire is
believed to have originated i'n the rear
of a grocery store. About one-third
of a business block was wjped out be
fore tfie flames were checked.
Two men were removed to a hos
pital believed to be seriously injured,
and several other persons were slight
ly injured by falling walls. Ben Col
lins and George Phillips are in a hos
THE COTTON MARKET
First Prices 3 Points Lower to 10
Points Higher, December Selling Off
New York, Dee. I—GO—Renewal of.
near month liquidation developed ini
the cotton market early today but for-1
eign trade interests were buyers of
late months, and while early fluctua
tions were irregular' the tone was |
First price* were 3 points lower to
10 points higher, December selling off
to 20.12 and January to 10.43. but'
May ami later deliveries showed ad
vances and tiie near months recovered
initial losses on covering. Offerings
were very light after the overnight
selling had been absorbed, and the
market became comparatively quiet on
the rally which carried January up
to 10.54 and May to 10.21. or 3 points
net higher. October was relatively
firm on buying believed to be for Liv
erpool and continental account. The
early soiling was promoted by reports
of goood weather over tho greater part
of the belt.
Liverpool cables said the market
there bad boon influenced by trade
calling end continental buying
Cotton futures opened steady Doc.
201!-; Jan. 10.1 C.: March 19.52; May
19.20: July IS.S4.
Decline to Play Game With Negroes
St. Petersburg, Fla., Nov. 30.—Be
cause four negro boys arc members
of the central high school football
team, Cleveland, Ohio, the eleven of
the local high school today cancelled
plans for playing a post-season con
test with the Ohio institution, it was
announced by Coach J. C. McKinney,
former Notre Dame player (now;
couching the local high team.
!!LI - if-i-is—. '
Double Murder Ends Long Feud
of Two Families in One Chateau
Paris, Deo I.—A strange trag
edy—the culmination of a long-stand
ing feud between two families of an
cient lienage—wan reconstituted to
day in the musty law court of Peri
geux, in Southern France.
The jury was told how, one slim
mer morning. Mt D'Hestereux. a de
scendant of the old crusaders, slow
hi» enemy ainj his wife, M. and Mine.
Salvinc de Boisfccux, as they were
driving out of the courtyard of the
chateau iu which both families lived.
Though hating each other, 1 circum
stances bad so willed that both fami
lies inhabited the same romantic, med
ieval castle, but in separate apart
ments and separate wings. Their
long feud manifested itself in petty
vexations and annoyances engineered
by one family against the other . I>o
BoisseUx would lodge unfounded com
plaints with the local authorities
Weather Bureau Predicts'
That Sorm Willi Become
Severe Within the Next,
Washington, Dec. 1. —OP)—Strong
winds hnd probably gales along the
entire Atlantic seaboard within the
next 24 hours were forecast today by
the Weather Bureau.
The following advisory storm warn
ing was issued: “Advisory 9:3<) a.
m. Northeast storm warings ordered
north of Jacksonville to Boston. Mass.
Storm of tropical origin central off
northeast Florida coast moving south
eastward with increasing intensity
will cause strong northeast and nortii
winds and probably gales along entire
Atlantic seaboard within next twenty
four hours. This storm will likely
become severe. Caution advised ail
I-aFollette Will Be Fifth Youngest
Washington. Dec. I.—UP)—Rob
ert M. LaFollotte. of Wisconsin, who
. ai the next session will take the place
lin the Senate so long held by lus
1 father, will be the fifth youngest man
ever to sit in that body and the first
under 31 years of age to hold a scat
I there in more than half a century.
When he takes the oath of office at
the opening of the session on Decem
ber 7, lie will be aged 30 years, 10
months and one day, having been bom
on February 6, 1895. The Constitu
tion provides that no person under 30
years of age may qualify as a Unit
ed States Senator.
Scarcli of the musty records at the
Capitol discloses, however, that de
spite this constitutional inhibition all
of the Senators younger than Mr. La-
Follette took the oath before they
had reached the age of 30 and that
their presence ns members was not
When Henry Clay presented him
self for the oath for the first time on !
Nov. 19. 1800, at the age of 29 years, j
7 months and 7 days, some Senator 1
inquired as to his age.
"I hope my colleague will pro-1
pound that question to my const it-,
uents,” Clay replied, and there the j
Three others efen younger than j
Clay qualified- They were Armistcad ;
Thompson Mason, of Virginia, aged j
28” years, 5 months and 30 days when
he took his seat on January 3, 1810;
Elias Kent Kane, of Illinois, agitl 28
years. 8 months and 28 days when he
was sworn in on March 4. 1825, and
j Stephen Wallace Dorsey, of Arkansas,
who was sworn in on August 4, 1873,
I at the age of 29 years and seven days.
against D’Hestereux. The latter
would contrive to be a witness against
his neighbor, and accused him of
striking of one of his farm hands.
The enmity became more bitter
daily, De Boisseux losing no oppor
tunity to heap insults upon both
D'Hesteraux and his wife. Finally a
more violent incident than usual set
fire to D’Hpstreaux’s brain and on the
morning of July 30th, seeing the de
tested couple preparing to drive out
on a round otf visits, he rushed down
into the court yard and shot first De
Boisseux and then his wife as they sat
in their carriage. Both were killed.
D'Heistreux has ended the feud as
probably some of his forefathers did
in the middle ages in the same court
yard—only they would hnve used a
sword or dagger instead of n revolver.
The' local nobility is in two camps,
eagerly awaiting the verdict.
! Treaty of Locarno Is 1
j Signed In London By |
Five Leading >T ationi
~ <; ‘ _ .... 1
SKIN'S'I NESS IN niSFAVOi r- V
Hire’s Joy to All Stout Women:
Paris Decrees End to Slim Unes.
i Paris, Dec. I. —Cunning Paris cou-
I ruriers, having successfully put over
(lie tiareil skirt idea, are p’anuing a
campaign to follow up the advantage
and carry the flare principle still fur
ther in order not only to break defi
nitely the straight line silhouette, but
j also to push the present day feminine
islimness into disfavor,
j They believe the time ’lias camp—
lor is coming soon —for full figures,
land they are gingerly, almost furtive
i ly. allowing to creep into their col
’ectjons of the new season’s models
, gowns that look utterly unorthodox on
| account of the ohtrnsivencss qf the
; long forgotten waistline.
Behind fashion screens and in the
I beauty parlors it is whispered women
soon will have to abandon their diet-j
! ing, av.u other met’iiods of compress
ling and oppressing nature, and adopt 1
! a less strenuous life that will give'
| the anatomy a chance to develop in l
I freedom. In fact, the word "bust"
! is being heard once more,
j Meanwhile the flared skirt effect j
has led to production of what, is called j
the ‘ bride’s coat,” so named because
it is much favored by newly wed wom
en for honeymoon travel. However,
j its popularity is not confined to young
| brides, ns is proved by the Queen of
I Spain, who lias just ordered one. Now
j it is die craze of Paris.
The coat is cut with full-length
| shawl collar. The back line fur is
i carried to the hem of the flared skirt,
j The fur can be of any kind, but must
include strippings in lighter-colored'
pelts—for instance, brown caracul I
with beige, black Persian lamb with
gray, sealskin with ermine. As a go
ing-nwa.v wray this coat is being seen
I at almost all smart weddings of the
i NEWTON FOLK PLEAD
WITH HIGHWAY BODY
Meeting in Salisbury Draws Catawlia
Capitalites.—No Dee is ion Is Yet
Salisbury. Nov. 30. —A delegation
of Newton citizens, interested in what
action the State highway commission
may take in mapping the course of
route 10 from Statesville to Hickory,
appeared before a number of the com
missioners in session here tonight in
the Yadkin Hotel and were premised
that engineers would be sent to in
vestigate the mapping of the route.
The commissioners were gathered
here to study surveys of the proposed
Salisbury-Albemarle highway, but the
visit of the Newton delegation was not
unexpectedf. While no definite ac
tion was taken concerning the routing
of the States Ville to Hickory section,
the Newton citizens got a hearing
anfi were allowed to present their
cause, to wit. that the capitnl-10-cap
ital policy of tile commission be ad
hered to and that the highway lie rout
ed byway of Newton.
REV. A. L. ORMOND IS
WELCOMED TO OXFORD
Newly Appointed Pastor Greeted at
Service.—Other Churches Closed to
' Meet Him.
Oxford. Nov. 30.—A1l of the church
es of Oxford were closed on Sunday
night except the Methodist Church,
to afford the members of the various
I congregations of Pile town an oppor
tunity to attend the service at the
Methodist Church and assist that con
gregation in according a cordial wel
come to Oxford to Rev. A. L. Ormond,
the newly-appointed pastor of that
church. The liuiiding was crowded
with friends eager to extend to the
| new paster this welcome to his new
: To Hear Petition of Western Cnion.
Raleigh, Dee-. I.—o4")—The North
| Parilina Corporation Commission to
| morrow will hear the petition of the
Western Union Telegraph Company
j for a revisal of its intra-tate rates.
While the rate increase should not
j be a flat raising pf the rates, it would
I average an increase of approximately
j 13 per cent over present rates, West
| era Union officials stated to the Cor-
I poration Commission when they asked
that a date be set for t’iie hearing.
The company asks permission of the
commission to apply the so-called
zone system in North Carolina. The
system desired, it states, is being
practiced by it in 42 of the states
of the union. Its contention is that
on intra-state business it frequently,
i under present rates, cannot charge;
■ enough for a telegram in proportion to I
i t lie charge for the same message over
j a similar distance if the telegram j
i went out of the state.
The commission has set tomorrow
for hearing of the argument relative)
to the proposed rate revisal in intra
state business of the Western Union
Terribly Injured Bnt Shows Improve
Charlotte, Nov. 30. —Sins. Mabel
Sharpe, of Chadwick Avenue, who was
believed to liave been fntall.v injured
in an automobile aeeident Thanksgiv
ing night at North Tryon and Seventh
streets has so much improved that
it is believed now she will recover.
Sliss Sharpe was the only person
injured when a light sedan was
struck by a heavy machine and over
turned. She was pinned under the
Cotton on the local market today
is quoted at 1!> nod 19 1-2 cents per
THE TRIBUNE i
TODAY’S NEWS TODAYjj
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NO. 284 %
° - reaty Was Drawn UM
I at the Recent Conference
| and Covers Certain
j Boundary Rights. ■
| TO THE TREATY!
Great Britain, France, Itani
and Belgium Are Otbca
Nations Which Hava
Signed the Treaty. |j
London. Dee. I.— on —The treaties;!
1 of I.ocarno made between the li'udingijj
powers of Europe and binding the gaVs-Jj
| ermnenls to maintain the territorial!
frontiers established by the treaty
, Versailles even to the extent of \vg«M
. was signed here today. i
j The plenipotentiaries of Great
; ain. France. Germany. Belgium afliß
Italy affixed their signatures., to. tlij®
’ document. gj
I Four subsidiary pacts pledging the 3
I use of arbitration in the ovegt
j boundary disputes between. Gcrmai&f
j and each of her neighbors, Franks
| Belgium, Poland and ( zwho-Xiovakii, 1
were signed at the same time! V;
The several copies of the
were signed and sealed for the govern- J
ments by the men who created them at |
Locarno in October; Austen Ohanjifa
berlain for Great Britain; M. Rrianit 1
for France: Dr. Stresemami and j
Chancellor Luther for the German re-i
public: Emile Vandervelde for Bel
gium ; and Count Seialoia for Italy.
I The arbitration treaties were signed
lon behalf of Poland by M. Skrzynsid. ?
the Premier; and of Czeoho-Slovnkia!
by its prime minister, Eduard lienes.S
Today’s ceremony took place in the?
Victorian rcceptiou room of the for
eign office, renowned in post-war Eli-is
ijope for the brilliant gatherings of
statesmen and diplomats who accepted?
the hospitality of the British nion
arch’s secretary of state for foreign
affairs. Among the figures of the ear- j
ly century, statesmen who gathered in?
tiie gilded room but who no longer are?
concerned with the affairs of nations
were often the ex-Kaiser, the Grant
Duke Nicholas of Russian, niid Count
Apponyi. representative of the Hups» 1J
EARLY CLOSING HOUR r „J
ASKED BY MINISTERS
High Point Preachers Want Store*
In That Town to Close Earlier ca
Saturday Niglit. I
High Point. Nov. .’itf.— I The practice '■
of High Point merchants in keeping
their stores open late on Saturday
nights was frowned on by members?
of the loeal Ministers! Association .
who voted at their weekly meeting
today (o appeal to the merchants to
establish an early Saturday niglit
The majority of High Point’s stores?
close about 11 o'clock, but there are !
a few which are kept open until after
midnight. The pastors believe such
a custom is unnecessary and there- 5
I fore they will appeal to the merchants
to make a Change. ... @S|
Two Men Killed by Runaway Freight.
Altoona. Pa.. Dec. I.—Treveling at
a terrific speed, a runaway freight
train was wrecked, two of its crew ...
were killed and one was severely in
jured today on the middle divisum of
tiie Pennsylvania Railroad. The ac
eident occurred within 200 yards of
the Pennsylvania passenger station
here after the train had made a dash
downgrade from Kittainning Point; ;
seven miles away.
The men killed were I’. C. Scholine,
Sharpsburg. l’a., engineer, and H. 11.
Tauber, of Aspinwall. fireman. G. M. ■
l'uucuspy. Pittsburgh. brAketuan. was i
seriously hurt. “
Gathering speed on tiie downgrade (
and with the engineer whistling fot* j
handbrakes, tiie oncoming freight
train sideswiped another frwight un
der the Seventeenth Street bridge,!
making kindling wood of the box cars. .
The wreckage was piled 30 feet high,
with the cargo strewn everywhere.
The brakemnn escaped eatli by run- |
ling back on top of the traiu.
Cheaper Clothing May Result From /j
Manchester, England. Dec, L— O P)
—A wool substitute, said to be just'?
as warm and comfortable as the real?;
tiling, is expected by its inventor to?
result in cheaper clothing.
The cloth is called Woolulose and
j the manufacturer explained it con
sists of 70 per cent, jute fibre and 3<N
per cent, ordinary recovered wool. 3
j Supplied in the raw state, the ma- ■
' terial will sell at approximately three*?!
j quarters of the price of cheapest wool,
BATS BEAR BATS:
Cloudy tonight, rain in east poyl
tion; slightly colder on the coast, tti-sj
night: Wednesday probably fqkjß|
Northeast backing to north and nortMl
west gales on the coast, diminiahuSß