Will Ask Commissioners To !
s Call Special Election Soon
To Get Fund For Hospital
TO HEAD WOB
C. A. Cannon Named Head
of Organization Formed
For Purpose of Securing
ACTIVE WORK IS
Petitions Asking for Spe
cial Election Will Be Cir
culated in AH Parts of
the County Now.
At th<> meeting of the central com
mittee, held Saturday afternoon at the
court house to consider matters in
connection with the proposed new
county hospital, decision was made to
draw up at once a petition request
ing the county commissioners to hold
a bond election for the purpose of se
curing the SIOO,OOO deemed necessary
for the construction of such a build
The committee, at the same time,
made itself into a permanent organi
zation and selected as its hend
Charles T. Cannon, local manufactur
er and capitalist. Other officers
chosen were: George 1., Patterson,
vice president; Dr. T. X, Spencer,
secretary, and Mrs. 11. S. Williams,
The decision to put the matter up
to the people for a vole on bonds was
reached after a discussion of the en
tire matter and after a number of the
men and women on the committee bad
expressed themselves as being in favor
of the proposition.
It was pointed out by Dr. T. N.
Spencer, who presented the legal as
pect of the bond issue, that it would
be necessary to bring before theeoun-j
ty commissioners a petition signed by (■
200 registered free-holders, 1 130 of'
whom shall not reside in the city of I
pensioner* could order a new
Ccneord. After this had been done. *
the commissioners, could order a pew!
registration which would be necessary
before the matter could be brought to
A committee was appointed to draw
up the petition and td see it was
presented for circulation throughout
the county. This committee con
sisted .of George L. Patterson, chair
man : O. A. Barringer, Mrs. H. S.
Williams, Mrs. John W. Cress and E.
The principal address of (he after
noon was by Dr. J. C. Rowan, pastor
of the First Presbyterian Church, who
declared that the hospital was per- J
haps the greatest civic, economic and]
moral need of Cabarrus county.
“In fact,” said Dr. Row-an, “I know i
of no institution of any kind or de
scription wbieh'Se so much needed in
Cabarrus county today. We need it
more than we need more good roads.
We need it more than We need more
good schools. We need it more than
■we need more good churches. lam
not at all sure that we hare not had
more zeal for the religion of the
priest and Levite than we have had
for the religion of the Good Samari
tan —the religion which the Lord
Jesus Christ Himself endorsed -and
advocated saying ‘Go, and do thou
“I, for one, ant in favor of the
proposed county, hospital," continued
the speaker, “beenue I believe in hav-,
ing and supporting home institutions I
and in having and patronizing home]
“I am happy to say that I have nOt.
heard a single citizen of Cabarrus
county advance or even try to advance
an argument against the proposed
county hospital. If any one else has,
I think I can imagine what they are,
and am going to speak of them for
just a moment.
“Some man may say, ‘lf I get eick
I can go to a hospital in some other
county.’ That is I grant you, per
fectly true. We can trade with Sears,
Roebuck & Company also. If every
one did business away from home
wbat kind of a town and county
would We have right here in the beat
section of the United States of Amer
Program Week of December 7-13
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“HE’S A PRINCE”
With Raymond Griffith. He will
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all hopes bf laughing. Also a news
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With Edward Everett Horton, Esther
Raliston, Theodore Rosloff and Ethel
YVale*. Love! Laughs! Paramount.
Abo a News Reel. ,
A William De Mille production with
Bessie Love, Neil Hamilton and Phyl
lis Haver. It’s a Paramount. Alto a
comedy, “Mysterious Strangers”
A fire reel western. Comedy.
The Concord Daily Tribune
Dr. Rowan Sponsored the Proposed
Hospital in His Sunday Sermon
Dev. J. C. Rowan, using as a text,.
“There was no room for them in the
inn," advocated from his pulpit Sun
day morning the proposed county hos
pital. In the course of his sermon
he said. “The Christ was crowded
nut of the inn at Bethlehem because
there was no Christianity in the inn.
What man can lay any claim to
Christianity who would not give up
Ills room in a hotel or his berth on
a train ton woman in travail. The
people of today are crowding out the
Christ and can lay "no rlnim to Chris
tianity, if they do not visit the sick.
The visitation of the sick enjoined by
Jesus and demanded by cital Chris
tainity is not merely making social
calls cr paying social visits, but liv
ing a life of service and rendering
assistance in the hour of need. I
know of no wiser and better way of
“Again, some man may say, ‘The
proposed county hospital is for the
benefit of doctors.’ If that were
true—and it certainly is not—it would
be a sound argument. Is it wise
or right to oppose anything because
it is for. the benefit of doctors? Is
it wise or right to oppose the pro
posed P. & N. railroad extension be
cause farmers and merchants will bo
benefitted?’ Saying that the proposed
county hospital is for the benefit of
doctors reminds pie of saying that
hard surface roads are for the benefit
of taxi drivers.
“Again, 1 am in favor of the pro
posed county hospital because one
third* of (be charity beds, if I have
been correctly informed, will be main
tained by the Duke foundation. Are
we going to sn.v to those who are
not only poor but also sick and dying.
‘YY’o are going to see that you do not
get any help from the benefaction of
I him who thought,of you and planned
for you before he died?’ God for
I. “Finally,*l believe in the proposed
[county hospital because it will take
|To a degree the burden of Aarity
i from the shoulders of the few and
I put it to a degree on the shoulders of
I the many, where it belongs. There
' is no more reason why the doctors
should give medical and surgical at
| tention gnd treatment to all those
* who ezhnnot afford to pay anything
than there is why undertakers should
give the best burial to all those wbo
can not pay for a funeral. I know
doctors have done their part, far.
more than their part, without a mur
mur. and are still willing and ready
to do as much or more; but in the
name of all that is fair and just, let
us help them.
“I close with a question: Why not
refuse to build county homes and let
j all paupers be supported by their
I Brief speeches concurring in the
i remarks by Dr. Rowan and express
ing the need in the county for such
an institution were made by H. J.
Woodhouse, D. B. Coltrane, W. R.
Odell and Mrs. H. 8. Willlama.
Dr. T. N. Spencer declared that
tlje maintenance could be looked af
ter by the county commissioners in
such away that the proposed hos
pital would be self-sustaining. The
taxes would, he said, be but very
little increased because of the bond
issue. He quoted Dr. YY’. 8. Rankin
as saying that they would be thirty
cents per year, per voter.
J. P, Cook spoke briefly of the
Cleveland county hospital which was
built from a SIOO,OOO bond issue and
which now does not coat the county
1 a cent to ran. It was, he said, ac-
I cording to a letter which he had re
ceived from a prominent citizen of.
' that county, the most - popular and
' most beloved institution of that coun
ty. Caharrus must not do less, as
serted Mr v Cook.
Latest Hose in Paris Mora Striking
.Paris, Dec.j7.t-Parte, which spon
sored the “nude” silk stocking, the
presenee of which was betrayed by a
mens shimmer, has mow eliminated
the shimmer. - Sheer lisle ,is the latest
cfase, and in shades matching exact
ly the complexion of the wearer.
Women now buy thfcn stockings to
match their face powder, amd in the
new mode there is a little shine to
the stockings as there is to the well
powered nose. ,
Daring recent wintry blasts Paris
enjoyed the spectacle of fur. coats a
la winter time in Fifth Avenue and
apparently bare nether extremities a
la summer time in Deauville.
Would Investigate All Tens Officers.
Austin, Tex, Dsc. 7.—OP' —Com
plete investigation of all officers “from
the Governor to the justices of peace”
was urged todgy by Judge J. R. Ham
ilton In charging the Travis County
grand jury. ■■ He charged the body to
take up and continue “all unfinished
business from the last granl jury.”
Included in the “unfinished business”
is the voluminous record of two
months investigation of the state high
•Mfi.OOO Fire at School is Michigan.
Mount Pleasant, Mich., Dec. 7.—049
—Eire of | undetermined origin early
toijay destroyed the ma'n bullding and
library of the Central State Normal
jlcbool here, with an estimated Joss of
visiting (he sick in Cabarrus county
than building Ihc proposed county
hospital; and I want to bo one of
the ministers of this county to advo
cate from the Sacred Desk the build
ing of that institution. To fail in
this worthy and Christian undertak
ing. saying thereby to those who are
not only poor but also sick, Wipless
and dying, we are going to ss> that
you do not get any help even from
the benefaction of him who thought
of you and planned for you befor*
he died*, is to crowd tile Christ out
of Cabarrus county. He was crowd
ed out of the inn at Bethlehem and
to bring unon ourselves the judg
ment of Him who will certainly say,
“I was siek, and ye visited me not,
inasmuch as ye did not to one of
the least of these, ye did it not to
Defeated When the Rival
Forces Pretended to Sur
render and Then Began
Peking. Dec. 7.—(A I )—The army of ;
Marshal Chang,Tso-Lin, Manchurian
leader, was in retreat today after a
defeat of the forces of Gen. Kuo Bung-
Lien who, pretending to surrender,
turned the left flank on the Mashal's
forces. Kuo was formerly a followed
of the Marshal.
Chang is preparing to Muk
den, the Manchurian capital, and has
given notice that he intends to retire
to private life.
There was a general exodus today
from Muk*n, where the defame has
broken <Wwb. '
YV. L. LITTLE 18 KILED
YVHEN CAR STRIKES HIM
Prominent Anson County Alan
.Found Dead Several Hours After
YVadestboro, Dec. (i.—This cify
and section were terribly shocked
this morning by one of th? saddest
tragedies the county ever knew,
when it was learned' that.YV. I. Lit
tle, a prominent and popular citizen
of White Store township, was killed ■
last night by a ear on the road near
his residence. Mr. Little wgs return
ing from his son's store when struck
by the car going in the direction of
His family became uneasy when
he hand not returned home at 11
o’clock and instituted a search for
him. He was found by bis daughter,
Miss Xetta, about a hundred yards
from his home ami had been dead for
some time. His leg was broken in
two places by the impact of the
car wheel and investigation develop
ed the fact that he had bled profuse
ly and had crawleu across the road
in his effort to reach his borne, his
trail being plainly marked by blood
stains. It is said that a hankerchlef
found about his person was knotted
and saturated with blood as though
it had been used by him in trying to
stanhch life flow of blood.
The circumstances of bis ooath
were peculiarly sad and pathetic, as
from all indications be bad made a
desperate effort to reach his home.
. A negro boy named Wade Little,
'aged 20 years, was arrested this
afternoon and placed in jail here on
a confession made by ainother negro
that Wade Little was the driver of
the car that, killed Mr. Little. The
negro wbo gave the information
claims that the Little negro was
driving very fast wherj-he struck Mr.
Little, who was walking by the road
side, and that the driver of the car
refused to stop and render assis
tance, although he knew it was Mr.
Little whom he had Btruck.
Will Mellon Resign?
Washington, Dec. 5, —There was a
great deal of gossip here today £ on
the hill over the report that Secre
tary of the Treasury Mellon wdl
soon resign, and that the President’s
close personal friend, Dwight Mor
row, will take the treasury port
folio. There has been rumor for
sometime that this change would'be
made. The reported foundation for
it was alleged to be the desire of
Mr. Mellon to retire from public
life after he had ■ supervised the
funding. <tf the international debts
due the United States and worked
out a soientile plan of taxation.
Hear* That Otto Wood Has Been
Charlotte, Dec. 7. —<AP)—The Char
lotte News says it is informed that
1 Otto Wood, escaped convict from the
North Carolina State Prison was rap
tured today near Mooresville, N, C„
by Chief of Police YY’oodsidc of that
Perelval 8. HID Dead. ‘
New VOrk. Dec. 7. —UP>—Pereival
S, Hill, president of the American
1 Tobacco Company, died suddenly at
bis Fifth Avenue home today.
North Carolina’s Leading Small City Daily
CONCORD, N. C„ MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1925
~Esj~.M-.-T I 1
Girl Bandit j
Dorothy Daugherty is only 21 b*t
police of Omaha, N'eb.. who have heri
under arrest for robbery, stiy she'
has been a bandit since she wds Ig.
She traveled with A. R Henderson
until he was killed in a gun battle a '>
Tear ago; then she went with, his!
brother, Clyde. Clyde was shot to i
■kttth by police last August,' and s
Dorothy went with the third brother.
Sillier. She and Elmer are accused
of a robbery in Kansas City. •
ABOUT THROUGH IK
THE MITCHELL CASE
Navy Today Drew Near
End of Its Testimony
With Lieut. Com. H. H.
Frost as Its Witness.;
Washington, Iks-. 7.—(A s )—The
navy today drew near the end of its
testimony before the army court mar
tial trying Colonel William Mitchell,
as a result of his charges of incorapc
teney and management of aviation.
Lieut. Com. H. H. Frost, naval
strategist expert; testified that in his
opinion “an air invasion of the United
States by an Asiatic power is impos
sibleuse by it. of Russia* -
and Canadian territory.
“Even with the Russian and Can
adian assistance.” he said, “the in
vading .power would require a very
superior naval strength, at least three
to one over that of the United States.
- “YYV have no reason to be con
cerned over the possibility of an air
force attacking t’iie. United Slates
across the Pacific."
NO WARRANT FOR -SPECIAL
SESSION IN TEXAS
Texas Attorney' General Puts Foot
Down on Underwriting of Expenses.
Austin, ex., Dec. s.—Financing
or underwriting of the expenses of a
special session of the Texas House
of Representatives for impeachment
purposes' from private or individual
sources is unauthorized and unwar
ranted as against public policy, At
torney General Dau Moody, of
Texas, ruled tonight. The ruling was
made at the request of Lee Sirttcr
wbite, speaker of the Terns House of
Representatives. The opinion held
there would be no authority to is
sue warrants against exhausted ap
propriations made for the contingent
expense*- of the 351th legislature, to
cover compensation of members of
the House while attending nn im
peachment session, should it bo call
ed by the speaker.
It states that the attorney gen
oral assumed that the speaker in his
letter made no reference to <l,-
ftcienoy warrants issued against a
deficiency granted by the Governor.
This opinion is taken here as the
termination of the proposed special
session of the .legislature, which has
been agitated foro some time.
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Barely Steady at Unchanged
Prices to Decline of 3 Points.
New York, Dec. J. —OP)—The cot
ton market opened barely steady at
unchanged prices to a decline of ‘.I
points, with the active aionths show
ing net losses of C to 12 points under
a renewal of commission house liqui
dation, southern and local selling.
The relatively steady showing of
the early Liverpool eables seemed to
be offset by the tendency to increase
estimates of the crop but absorption
of the early offerings steadied the mar
ket around 19.37 for January and
19.01 for May. In addition to cov
ering, some trade buying was report
ed and while trading continued active,
prices showed rallies of a few points
from tile lowest by the end of the
Three more private crop reports
were issued this morning, and esti
mates of the yield ranging from 15,-
300,000 up to 15.646,000 bales.
Cotton futures opened barely steady.
Dec. 20.10; Jan. 19.88; March 19.33;
May 1908; July 18.07.
Verdict Returned Against Kirk Rub
Lines For $15,800.
Charlotte, Dec. 5.—A jury in
Mecklenburg Superior court here r<-
turned a verdict for $15,600 in favor
of Mr. and. Mf*. E. H. Kcpley
agarbit Kitk litis Lines, of Sulije
bury. Mr. and Mrs . Kepiey 'were
suing the bus line for SIOO,OOO as a
result of their car being struck by
one of the company’s buses near
Charlotte several months ago.
E—t —.... i. _ .. ■ -- -.
iCongress Opened For
Work at Noon Today;
Tax Measure Sent In
. —■■■*- ■* .... . ,
| SOUTHLAND DEAD
|As Result of Auto Acci
dents Over Week-End.—
| More Than 250 Others
Atlanta, Dec. 7.—C49—Forty-seven
persons met their doom in the South
from ‘automobile accidents during the
week' just ending, while more than a
quarter of a thousand were injured in
mishap^'ln which motor cars-figured.
These figures are revealed in surveys
of (he Southern stater by the Associ
ated Press today.
Nertli t'arnlina; Deaths 1, injuries
South Carolina—Deaths 2, injuries
PAPER HOT REPLY
.Congressman Replies to Criticisms;
Made by Mt. Airy Paprr in Regard i
to Highway Route.
Washington, Dee. 7.—Representa
tive It. L. Doughton does not appre
ciate criticisms that have been di
-1 reeled to him from Mount Airy re
garding the location of the national
highway in that section.
An editorial of the Mt. Airy News,
November 19th, regarding the location
of the road via Sparta, which is Mr.
Houghton's home, brought the fol
lowing reply, which lie made public
today, as being of intefest generally:
"l’l>on my return here this morn
ing I found upon my desk a marked ;
copy of your paper cf November 19th
and I have read Ihe editorial headed.
‘At the Expense of the Public.’
"In just as parliamentary language
ns 1 can employ, 1 say that so far
as this article reflects on me, either
as a public servant or a private citi
zen. it is as devoid of truth as purga
tory is of water and 1 challenge and
defy you to furnish any responsible
■ evidence supporting your charges and
"As to the location of the national
highway referred to in your article,
I had nothing whatever to do and I
have every reason to believe that my
brother R. A. Doughton, hid no re-
whatever-in -tWjj matter, .
“Acscording to information received
frdm the office of the bureau of public
roads in Washington, this matter was
handled entirely through official chan
nels. It seems that the secretary of
agriculture appointed a oommmittee
of representatives from the national
bureau of roads and the state high
way departments for laying out, and
numbering the national highways.
My information is that this commis
sion received recommendations from
the various state highway departments
and based upon this information, mnde
the report on which the department of
agriculture or the bureau of roads ]
took official action.
“I have never opposed the placing
of tlie road via Fancy Gap, Mount.
Airy, YY’inston-Salem, Salisbury, etc.,
on the map. YY’heri the delegation |
from these towns was in YY’ashington |
seme days ago in the interest of this.
road, they informed me that they were
not opposing the road via Sparta,
Elkin, Statesville, etc., but were only
seeking to have the one via Mount
Airy, etc., mapped by the federal gov
ernment also. I assured this dele
gation when they were here that I
would be glad to aid them in any .way
that I possibly could.
"Now I urge that you furnish some
responsible testimony in support of
your defamatory charges or retract
what you have published concerning
I .lightning Hits Tower of Catawba
Salisbury, Dec. o.—Liightr.ing hit
the tower on the main building of
Catawba College during a thunder
storm that swept over the city about
6 o'clock Saturday morning, doing
damage of approximately SSOO. Part
of the dislodged stonework of the
tower crashed , through the third
floor ou the second floor into a
room adjoining that of Rev. Shuford
Peeler, dean of the college, but no
one was hurt.
NOW IS THE TIME I
To Subscribe for Stock in the 75th Series of the
Concord Perpetual Building & Loan j;
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Kannapolis, N. C.
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Take stock with us now and be ready for your check |
when our 75th series matures.
If you want to build or buy a home there is no better ■
plan than the B. & L. plan. i
-25 cents a week carries one share which amounts to •
SIOO.OO in 6 1-3 years. Prepaid shares at $72.25 will grow l
to SIOO.OO in six and one-third years. ALL TAX EX- 5
,ii,in i i ~i jj
After the Longest Recess
In Several Years Con
gress Opens For Work in
G. O. P. HOLD
THE UPPER HAND
But Its eaders Are Not Go
ing to Take Their Eyes
From the Democrats and
Washington. Dec. 7. —t^)—Con-
gress came back into session today
after its longest recess in years.
YY’itli the opening ceremonies at
noon the Republican majorities rolled
up in the Coolidge landslide of 1924
took the saddle in both the Senate and
House, but kept a weather eye on
the Democrats and insurgents who
again were threatening a coalition
against some of the pet prpjects of
' the administration, i
| YVith almost a mid-session momen
tum. the House put the new tax re
duction -bill t the head of its calen
dar. and prepared to go to work at
Menatime the Senate, after its cus
tomary manner, was organizing leis
urely and putting off its day of de
rision regarding the recognition to
be given Republican insurgents on
its big commmittees.
Would Repeal 18th Amendment.
Washington, Dec. 7.—G49—Repre
sentative Hill, Republican, of Mary
land, leader of the wet forces in the
House, introduced today a joint reso
lution proposing the repeal of the
New Revenue Bill Presented.
YY'nshington, Deo. 7.—C49—The now
revenue hill, proposing a slash of
$325,730,006 in taxes during the next
calendar year, anil providing relief for
virtually every federal taxpayer was
reported to the House today as the
first legislative business presented to
the new Congress.
In presenting the report of the
ways and means committee which
drafted the measure during a seven
weeks pre-Congress session, Chairman
Green served notice that he would ask
the House to take it up tomorrow un- •
"ffer she pTaiilo send it to the senate'
before the end of the second week
of the session.
A saving of $193,575,000 to income
taxpayers on taxes payable next year
is the principal relief proposed by the
bill, ami leaders -of bath the House
and Senate have set March Ist as the
goal for enactment of the measure in
to- law, so that this benefit may he
taken advantage of in the payment
of first installments of the income
tax due March 15th.
Although unanimously ordered re
liorled to the House by the ways and
means committee, the comraitee report
| on the bill contained separate statc
] meats of “additional views" by Rep
resentative Rainey, of Illinois, and
| Hull, of Tennessee, Democratic mem-
I bers of the committee.
I Nye Credentials to Committee,
i YY’ashington, Dec. 7.—OP)—The cre
dentials of Gerald P. Nye, as Senator
designate from North Dakota. were
referred today by the Senate to the
privileges and elections committee.
YY’ashington. Dec. 7.—o49—Nicholas
Longworth, Republican, of Ohio, was
elected speaker of the new House.
Mrs. Hoyden Suffers Broken Limb.
Salisbury, Dec. t>.—Mrs. Boyden,
wife of Col. A. H. Boyden, fell at
her home this morning ntul broke a
limb near the antic; She is at tho
Salisbury hospital where it is said
she is resting well this evening.
"Rod” Grange to Enter the Movies.
New York, Dec. 7. —C 4
Grange signed a motion picture con
tract today under which lie received
at once a flat guarantee of $300,000
for his first screen performance.
Supreme Court Takes Recess.
YY’ashington. Dec. 7.—UP)—The Su
preme Court decided today after de
livering opinions and receiving mo
tions. to recess until January 4th.
Good Morning j
V #’ * %
\.;,y <» —
Norma Stannard is Jack Demp
scy's nieco and is phone operator it I
his Hotel Barbara, Los Angeles. Shi
is required to say "good morning)
•n every call that comes in, and shi
estimates that this means _ abort
SAYS NATIONS MUST
1 DISARM FOR PEACE
Peace Will Come in Bal
kans When Disarmanent
as Provided In League of
i Nations Is Fact.
Geneva, Dee. 7.— OP) —Peace will
he assured in the Balkans only when
disarmament provided by the league
is a reality among the Balkan na
Foreign-Minister Kalfoff, of Bul
garia, made this declaration before
the League of Nations council today
at the inaugural meeting of its 37th
sessioin. The meeting was devoted
to consideration of the report of tie
league’s commission of -inquiry into
the reCeert t?raeoo2RjSff«ria« conflict:
The commission was told in cable
dispatches last week it was found that
<1 recce had violated the league eove
nont by invading Bulgaria, and im
posed upon Greece the payment of
reparations for damages and casual
FORK RITE MASONS
WILL HOLD FESTIVAL
Three-Day Gathering to Be Stages!
in Salisbury, Commencing Wed
Salisbury, Dec- 7.—Salisbury will
be host to a large and distinguished
gathering of prominent Masons from
all parts of the state when a three
day festival of the York Rite bodies
opens hare Wednesday afternoon at
Leon Cash, of Winston-Salem,
grand master of the Grand Lodge of
North Carolina; James W. Payne,
of Salisbury, grand high priest of
the Grand Chapter of the State;
William R. Smith, of Raleigh, illus
trious grand master of the Grand
council of North Carolina; and
James H. Taylor, of Gastonia, grand
commander of the Grand Command
cry of the state, lire among the high
officials expected to bo in at
tendance, and -each of them will
make addresses during the festival.
The chapter degrees will be con
ferred by the Salisbury chapter on
’ Wednesday afternoon; the council
and eomtnamlory degrees will be
conferred Thursday by the Salis
bury bodies; while on Friday, a dis
trict meeting of the 25th Masonic
district will be held with the Salis
bury and Spencer blue lodges.
Drunken Hog Leads Way to Large
Hattisburg, Miss., Dee. 7.—A
drunker, hog led to the discovery of
one of the most, complete stills found !
in South Mississippi in recent
months located at the plant of the
J. J. Newton Lumber Company.
The moonshiner had coupled up
his improvised still with the sienm
house of the lumber plant, and in
that manner was able to obtain
steam, water and power.
A hog staggered across the yard
in front of the general manager's
office and the authorities were not- i
' ified. It was feared the hog was j
i inad. Deputy Sheriff Ward Camp I
j resixmded. He took oue look at thej
j porker ar.d started an investigation,
iHe walked about the big yards and
i when he neared a certain point the
hog made a rush at him. The animal
stood guard over the spot, but was
too intoxicated to put up much of a
Camp continued his investigation
and found a Complete 100 gallon
still. The lid of the outfit had been
sealed with a c’.ay mixture. Finger
prints found in the clay may lead to
the identity of the moonshiner.
Gov. Pine hot Thanks the President.
Pa., Dee. 7. —OP)—Gov.
Pinchot today wired President Cool
idge his thanks for the Pretrident’c
action in withholding from publica
tion the text of bis reply to the com
plaint of John L. Ijewis, president of
the United Mine - Workers, regarding
the situation .in the bituminous fields,
pending Mr. Pinchot's efforts to end
j the anthracite suspension.
T6DArS NEWS TODAY
•TH£ fULLOOHENI 1
oifIERY MBS I
UPHELD BV COURT j
The District of Columbia j
Court of Appeals Holds J
That the Indictments Are 11
OTHER CHARGES , 1
Two Specific Charges Are
Covered in the New De-1
cision Handed Down in ■
! Washington, D. C„ Dee. 7.-r
I The Fall-Doheny bribery indictments J
| which were squashed several inpntbs I
’ ago in the lower courts here were Wfl
to be valid today by the District- of
i Columbia Court of Appeals. . VLI
A plea in abatement filed by former jj
Secretary Albert B. Fall, Edwanl L. ,
i Doheny, oil magnate, and his son, Er- -
ward 1.. Doheny. Jr., which the lower I'i
court granted, was overruled by Chid f
Justice George F. Martin on raotiopSi;
of the government's special oil
eel, Alice Pomerene and Owen J.
Two indictments were conveyed by
the court's decision, one charging of >;
receiving a bribe of SIOO,OOO to influ- |
ence his official action respecting eer- '
tain oil leases, and the other charging 5
the Doheny’s with giving the bribe. $
The appelate court held the act of
Congress taking the prosecutioh of the ;
oil eases out of the hands of the de- j
partment of justice meant only to de- w
prive the attorney general of “charge 1
and control" of the litigation, and did |
not interfere with the right of the : S
special counsel to make use of the as- j
distance of district attorneys. The
defense has aligned the presence of the
grand jury room of Oliver G. Pagan
as special assistant to the attorney
general violated the snnetity of the ,
proceedings, and nullified the indict
ments. The view was accepted in N!
the lower courts.
There is pending also in the Dis- j
tdict of Columbia Supreme Court in- 1
dietments returned against Fall and
Doheny. Sr., and Harry F. Sinclair, j
charging conspiracy in connection *%
with naval oil leases. Argument was
heard last week on the validity of
-thesc-tridhniurgf* hielmißse vetdf*** -) 3
after the fight developed over the in
dictments dealt with in today's deci
Counsel for defendants had not de
cided today on their future course,
but it is regarded ns certain that the ;j
ease will he carried through the higher
t — ■ jPB
With Our Advertisers.
The big Christmas drive at the
Parks-Belk Co. is going on in fine
style, and you will find special bar- i
gains nt this store every day until A
Christmas. They have two car loads I
of sugar on the way. Save your sugar
tickets. See two-column ail. on last |
page today. ,
The resources cf the Citizens Bank
and Trust Co. are over $1,000,000. |j
Santa Claus at Cline's Pharmacy.
- Furniture. is an ideal gift for J
Christmas. See new ad. today of the
Concord Furniture Co.
“He's a Prince,” nt the Star The
atre today and tomorrow. Wednes
day and Thursday, "Beggar on Horse
back.” Friday only, "New Brooms,’’ )
and a good comedy.
C. H. Barrier & Co. want 100 fat
turkeys and 200 fat hens. They will
pay 25 cents n pound for turkeys nud
18 cents a pound for hens. Sec ad.
The Ritchie Hardware Co. has the •
wagon your hoy wants for Christmas.
See illustrations in new ad. today. 3
Atwater-Kent radios at Yorke &
Wadsworth Co. l.et them give you '
Give a “hanky” for Christmas. J.
C. Peuney Co. has them from 5 to 3ft
rents each. Rend amout them in
the new ad. today. ; ~ M
New winter coats at Etird’s, priced -2
from $11.75 to $24.50. Irene Castle
dresses, too, $27.50 to $39.50, , ;
i Finishes lto Hours of Continuous
Greensboro, Dee. s.—Earle Sea
bock, of Hickory, this afternoon at
4 o’clock completed here one hun
dred and ten hours of consecutive |j
driving of an automobile. He started J
at 2 n. m. Tuesday. He was chained
anil locked to the wheel and kept
the automobile moving continuously *
the whole time, taking gas and air ’
for the tires on the move. A year
i j ago Ralph Bennett drove for one
hundred consecutive hours here. He
. I died about six weeks ago. just after
; another like test.
. Come in and get one of our Veit j
I Pocket Memorandum books for 1926. j
; We want every subscriber to hnVe one. t
SAT’S BEAR SAYS I
Mostly cloudy tonight and TuM»>ifj
.1 day; slightly warmer tonight. Mostly
west and south moderate south nlilWl