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1 UNFIT FOfl OFFICE
The Then Secretary of
War Explained Whv He
Did Not Want Mitchell
to Hold Higher Office.
Letter Sent to President
Was Put in Evidence at
the Court Martial of Col.
Washington, I). C.. Dee. 10.—(/P)
A letter written by John W. Weeks,
as Secretary of War, describing Col.
Wrn. Mitchell as "lawless," unfit for
high administrative position, and pos
sessed of a desire' for publicity at the
expense of others, was presented in
evidence today at the Mitchell court
Writing to President Coolidge the
then Secretary gave these ns his rea
sons for refusing to recommend that
Mitchell be reappointed chief of the
air service with the rank of Brigadier
The letter was presented to the
court by Mnjor General Dennis E. No
lan, assistant chief of staff the last
prosecution witness in the trial of the
air officer on charges resulting from
his public attack on the government
aviation policies. It gave for the
first time the War Department's side
of the story of Mitchell's transfer last
spring from Washington to an army
jsjst in Tbxas.
“Gen. Mitchell's whole course has
been so lawless, so contrary to the
building up of an efficient organiza
tion, so lacking in team work., so in
dicative of*a desire for publicity at
the expense of everyone with whom he
is associated," wrote Mr. Weeks, "that
liis actions make him unfit for a high
administrative position such as he now
The Secretary said he wrote the let
ter “with great regret, because he is
a gallant officer with an excellent war
record,” but he added “bis record since
the war has been sueh that he has
forte ter d the good opinion of those :
who are familiar with the facts and.
who desire to promote the best inter
ests of national defense.”
N. C- C. W. Glrte to Leave For
Greensboro, Dec. 15. —Busses and
trains which leave Greensboro after
12 o'clock Friday will be tilled with
a happy crowd of North Carolina)
college students. For two days both i
those carriers will be busy with bag
gage going out from the college to a
destination by the name of home.
It is understood that most of the
nearly 1,6T>0 students will leave
Greensboro Friday afternoon. No
classes are to be held at the college
in the afternoon. Some stindents,
however, who live in such places as
are not to be reached conveniently
by trains and busses leaving Friday
afternoon and evening, will stay over
until Saturday morning. A very few
no doubt, will spend the vacation in
Automobile Accidents Cost Forty-
Six Lives in State in November.
Raleigh, Dec. 15.—Automobile ac
cidents cost 46 lives in North Caro
lina during the month of November,
according to report on violent deaths
given out by the vital statiatice
bureau of the state board or health.
Accidents on streets and highways
caused 36 deaths, while 10 occurred
at grade crossings.
Fire caused the next greater num
ber of deaths, 37 peniona having
died of burns during the month.
Other causes of violent deaths wbre:
Suicide, 7; homicides, 15; accidental
gumdiot wounds, 14; drowning, 2-
Ashevtlle to Build Immense Resevotr
Asheville, Dec. 15.—The city will
proceed at once on plans to build a
24-inch water line to the Bee Tree
watershed and to construct an im
pounding reservoir of 11,000,000 gal
lons capacity on White Fawn Gap
at an estimated cost of SOOO,OOO, it
was announced today by F. L. Con
dler, commissioner of public works.
A large dam ami reservoir are un
der construction at Bee Tree, to be
completed in the spring and other
extensions to the water system are
The Concord Daily Tribune
Southern Endorses National Park
In the Great Smoky Mountains
Asheville, December 16.—1 n an-,
flouncing that the Southern Railway
System after careful consideration
| had given the plan of establishing a
national pnrk in the Great Smoky
Mountains of North Carolina anil
Tennessee its “unqualified endorse
ment,” W. H. Tayloe, passenger traf
fic manager of the system today stat
ed that the railroad was ready, once
rhe pnrk Is established, to engage in
a wide advertising prdgram in con
nection with the park-
Declaring that there is no con
flict of interest between those who
favor a pnrk in the Smokies and
those who wish to have the Forest
Service tnke over these lands, Mr.
Tayloe's statement says:
"It is our understanding that the
area of tile proposed Creat Smoky
National Park contains
some 200,000 acres of mountain land
in Western North Carolina and
about the sahe amount of land in
Tennessee. About. 80,000 acres of
this land in Tennessee belongs to a
lumber company that has taken the
lumber from it; the remainder is in
the mountains, and is inaccessible
for timber operations, and at tba
same time is one of the most pic
turesque portions of the Great
“It .is our understanding that
some of the parties favoring this
national park have sppght to incor-
IN MY DAMAGED
Fire Which Started in the
Klan Hall Did Damage
Estimated at More Than
Danville, Va.. Dec. 10.—W)—Six
business structures were destroyed
and three others seriously damaged
by fire early today at Spray, N. C.,
according to word reaching here.
Among the places destroyed was the
The fire is snid to have originated
in the Ku Klux Klan hall and pro
ceeded to the elephone exchange, a boy
steeping there having a narrow es
cape from death. The store and
*to«fc of T. W. 'Dunn was completely
destroyed, as wag a barber shop ad
joining. Losses were also suffered
by the firm of Harris A Osborne, the
Boulevard Theatre, Smith A Com
pany, Atlantic A Pacific Store, Joyce
Drug Company, and the plant of the
Jones Motor Co. ,
The loss is estimated at $125,000
which is partly covered by insurance.-
! MORRISON INTIMATES
HE MAY ASK SUFFRAGE
Ex-Governor Expresses Love For
Old Enemies In Address at Char
Charlotte, Etee. 15. —Rumors fly
ing thing and fast that former Gov
ernor Cameron Morrison is planning
to re-enter North Carolina politics
apparently were given further sub
stantiation by the former executive
in an address lust night at a meeting
of the Men’s club of the Second
Presbyterian church in which he de
clared that he "might want you to
vote for''me again some time.”
The former governor apparently is
at good humor with the world and
all of his political . enemies. He
braised in glowing terrtts the work of
the so-called "machine" in this
state, declaring that this- organiza
tion is responsible for the great j
growth of the state during the past ■
25 years. The state in the last 25
years has been lifted up from the
aches, he declared, and gave credit
for this to the “mysterious power”
that has produced such politicians as
Judge Jetct C. Pritchabd. Senator F. 1
M. Simmons, Locke Craig, Josephus
Daniels, T. W. Bickett, find Charles :
Issues, facing the state, h« said '
are not party issues, but issues of
the people, saying that the Repub
licans of his state also have a great
organization headed by W. G. Bram
ham, of Durham.
The former governor said that
since boyhood he hud felt the urge
to - public service and it was in this
connection that he intimated that he
might want the people to vote for
Persons here who have talked with
Mr. Morrison recently express the
conviction that he is seriovMy eon
sidering running for governor in
1028, although they stress the fact
that he has not said so. Mr. Mor
rison's talk last right, it was pointed
.out here today, confirms'the rumors
that he is thinking of again running
for public office.
Judge Oliver H. Allen Dead.
Kinston. Dec. 16.—091—Judge Oli
ver H. Allen, a native of Wake coun
ty, died Sere this morning at the age
of 75. .
Judge Allen was appointed to the
Superior Court bench in 1887. He
retired on Jantmry 10, 1023, and has
been an emergency judge since hie
Death came to the aged jurist at
his residence here this morning at 8
o'clock. He had been in falling health
for some months death coming as -a
result of complications.
In the time of Cicero a Roman
senator was prohibited by law from
engaging in any business that would
'. take him out of Italy.
Ito rate in it a large acreage which is
accessible for other purposes. Natur
ally we would not want to see the
national park include a very exten
sive ncreage of this kind, which
would serve a better purpose for
farming or timbering enterprise than
for a national pnrk.
“But there is. in oyr judgment,
ment, no need for a conflict of these
interests to any great extent, as we’
have been told by people who have
made a study of this location und
who are competent judges ia matters
of this kind that there is in the
Great Smoky Mountafns ample acre
age for the establishment of the
park, most of which is better suited
for park purposes than for any other
"When the Great Smoky Moun
tains National Park is an ac
complished fact (which I am satis
fied will be the case within a rea
sonable time), the passenger depart
ment of the Souther Railway System
will be prepared to eugage in n tar
reaching system of advertising in
Connection with this pnrk. It will be
our purpose to issue booklets, fold
ers, circular and advertise in the
newspapers throughout the United
States the attractions of the park,
similar to what is done by the
Northern Pacific Railway in con
nection with Yellowstone Pnrk for
TO HALT FIGHTING"
! IN IUKDEN SECTION
Troops Have Gone From
Korea to See That Fight
ing Is Not Permitted
Near City Limits.
Tokio, Deo. 16.—04*)—Government
spokesmen today stated that troops
had left Korea for Mukden, Manchu
rian capital, and that additional
forces would leave tomorrow after
which no fighting would be permitted
within six miles of the capital.
It was stated that both Marshal
Chang Tso-I.in, dictator of Manchuriu,
and General Kuo Sung-Lin, his for
mer hendiman, and now his principal
adversary in the factional fighting in
progress in Manchuria, woufif 'be noti
fied by the Japanese that this order
must be obeyed.
Attorney General Brummitt is Di
recting Inquiry at Request of In
dependent Dealers. ,
Charlotte, Deo. 15—Attorney Gen
eral Dennis G. Brummitt today
started an investigation here of al
leged discriminatory practices in
this territory ou the part of a num
ber of gasoline refilling companies.
Complainants include a number of
local independent gasoline and oil
dealers, including Harelson and
Grice, McDonald Service station,
Automobile Service company, Moore
Service company ami others.
Policy of the refiners in leasing
stations at n nominal rental on the
stipulation that gas being bought
exclusively from the leading concern
was under attack at the opening of
thehearing. L. G. Bricken, repre
enting the Texas company, ndmitted
that his company leases stations at
rental varying from $1 per month to
$1 per year, the lessee agreeing to
use only Texas company products.
C. M. Byars, representing the Stan
jdard Oil company, also was question
;ed about his company's dealings. Mr.
Byars denied any unfair dealings on
the iiart of hiH company.
The inquiry, directed by Attorney
General Brummitt in person, was
asked by local independent dealers
'who alleged unfair practices in vto*
lation of the state laws.
With Our Advertisers.
1 Linens from Madeira Island, China,
India, France, Japan and other coun
tries at Robinson's. Centerpieces,
doilies, scarfs, tea sets, bridge sets,
; handkerchiefs, etc., and all reasonably
Go to the Kidd-Frlx Co. and look
over their line of Christmas rolls for t
your player piano.
Cut flowers, potted plants, Christmas
wreaths and corsages at Mrs. J. A.
Walker’s, 02 South Union street.
Hundreds of useful Christmas gifts
at Penney’s. The whole store is full
of useful presents, for every member
of the family. Open every night.
You will find hundreds of gifts that
, last at the Parks-Belk Co.’s. The sec
. ond floor is overflowing with gifts that
would be appreciated by every one.
If you save 25 cents a day you will
have SIOO in 13 months. See ad. of
. the Citizens Bank and Trust Com
! I 1 *" .
Christmee Shopping at Eflrd's.
> You will And Efird’s big store a de
! ligbtful shopping place, not only be
i cause of the fact that you can get
! every kind of Christmas goods at the
very best prices, but also on account
i qf the fact that here you will find eom-
J sortable rest rooms or anjr assistance
i you may require. Everything for the
i children as well as the grownups.
Read the fnll page ad. today. Store
open day and night.
i London's new automatic telephone
I system will take 15 years to com
CONCORD, N. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16,1925
Mr*. Ponzi Hits the Keys Again
SSL jStEm fm
" mW gtßk
\ ■ ml
Here is the first picture of Mrs. Charles jPpnxi since'the days five years ago
when slip lived in luxury while her husband was a millionaire. She is now
living with him in a small furnished room in Jacksonville, Fla., acting as
his secretary and typing letters for h ini on a rented typewriter.
WIFE HELPS PONZI
TO REDEEM MILLIONS
Is Living on sls a Week in .Jackson
Jacksonville, Fin., Dec., 16.—Mrs.
Rose Gnecco Ponzi has come to Jack
sonville, it was learned yesterday, to
join her husband, the Charles ltmzi
who turned Bostpn upside down witli
bis financial schemes some years ago.
and then slid into jail.
She is going to help her husband
pay back thes,ooo.ooo lie owes tlubse
Boston investors. Hhe will help only
by being with him, by keeping the
“house” clean, by paring down ex
penses, and by saving all the pennies
Ponzi has his own ideas as to the
way to get that $2,000,000 to pay
back. He has organized the Chariton
Land Syndicate in Jacksonville.
He issues “units of indebtedness." of
the par value of $lO. Aud one re
ceives in exchange for his $lO, a nice
gray-green and gold certificate, which
is redeemable at three times its par
value in accordance with the terms and
condition printed on the back.
The first of these certificates was is
sued on Oct. 24 to Mrs. Ponzi, then
living at No. 187 -Stratmore Hoad.
Brighton. Mass. It calls for a pay
ment of $1,050 on an investment of
$350. The printed matter on the back
“After 30 days from date, this cer
tificate can be applied, and will be
accepted by the syndicate at its re
demption value toward the payment
of any of the Syndicate’s lots. After
the tract, which the amount paid by
the owner for this certificate is in
vested in, has been sold, this certificate
becomes redeemable at once in cash
nt its redemption value, and. upon
presentation will be so redeemed byy
the Charpon Land Syndicate.
“The Oharpon Land Syndicate re
serves the right to redeem this cer
tificate at any time for cash, at three
times its par value. Any holder re
fusing to surrender this certificate af
ter being tendered its redemption val
ue in cash by the Syndicate, loses all
Whether Federal Judge Anderson
of Boston was right when he said that
Ponzi would shortly “return to the I
financiel field with a new scheme and
the public will turn to him again with
their hard-earned savings,” remains to
be proved or disproved.
“For egotism, arrogance and fundas
mental scoundrelism,” the Judge de
clared, “Ponzi has no equal.”
But little Mrs. Pouzi declares her
husband isn’t a scoundrel, only a bus
iness man. and an honest one who
wants to do right.
Mrs. Ponzi, once mistress of a
SIOO,OOO home—with detectives dress
ed as butlers hired to guard its treas
ures—is happy now saving the pen
nies, making her own dresses, press
ing Charley's pid suits, working with
scrub brush and broom, boasting of
being able to feed herself and Charley
on $3 a week.
Their “house" is a furnished room,
for which they pay $7.50 a week. Pou
zi rented it, because it is only 30 nun
i utes walk from his office; and he can
: save car fares. Pouzi was doing hiss
• own cooking before his wife arrived.
i “We live on less than sls a week,”
' said the woman, who a tow years ago
. was mistress of millions. “But I ,am
' afraid I'm extravagant at that. I
spent 25 cents the other day to go to
a movie. I shouldn't have done it, but'
• I wanted to see if I. could laugh ngain.
- But I couldn’t. Nothing seems fun
ny any npre. I can't even rend now.
THE COTTON MARKET
Rallies of Yesterday Follolwed by Set
backs During Early grading To
New York, Dec. 16.— UP —The ral
lies of yesterday were followed by set
backs in the cotton market during
today's early trading. The opening
was barely steady at a decline of 8
points to an advance of 1 point, most
months being lower in response to
relatively easy Liverpool cables.
There was further covering, and Hittle
trade buying which caused bulges of
a few points during the first few min
utes, but offerings soon increased and
by the end of the first half hour
prices were about 8 to 13 points net
lower, with March selling off from
10.17 to 10.07. The weekly report
of the weather bureau indicated that
picking had made good progress and
was practically completed in late sec
tions of the belt was about as ex
pected, but may have encouraged some
of the early selling.
Cotton futures opened fairly study,
Jan. 18.88; March 10.12; May 18.88;
July 18.57; Oct. 18.17.
CONFIRMED BY SENATE
Linney's Nomination For United
States District Attorney Has One
Protest Against it.
Washington. Dec. 15. —John J.
Parker's nomination to the circuit
court of appeals was confirmed by
the senate Monday.
Frank A- Linney, nominated for
United States district attorney, and
Brownlow Jackson, United States
marshal, were given a favorable re
port by the senate committee today.
One protest, that from W. B. Ellis,
was filed against Mr. Linney.
Silk Mill to Need About 500 People.
High Point, Dec. I(l.—The Hill
crest silk mill, established here re
cently, will soon furnish employ
ment for 500 men and women, it was
This announcement followed con
firmation of reports that the com
pany would move its East New
York, N. J , plant to High Point be
cause of inability to reach a satis
factory settlement with the employes
in New Jersey.
Last spring the company built a
plant here and employed about 125
men and women. The original plans
were to operate the mill here as a
branch of the one in New Jersey,
but it has been decided now to move
all the machinery and equipment
here from New Jersey and operate
the factory as one big building.
All detais were not available to
day. but another building will likely
be erected to take care of the addi
tional machinery and employes.
Oppose Senator Paul Doumer.
Paris, Dec. J. 6. —CP)—Opposition
developed today to Premier Briand’s
plan to offer the finance ministry to
Senator Paul Doumer. M. Briand
after Pais morning's cabinet council
asked Senator Doumer to call at the
Quia d'Orsay immediately, but the
visit later was lmstponed until 2 p.
m„ while the premier consulted his
leading ministers furtherm.
Wants Locarno Treaty Ratified.
, Paris. Dec. 10.— (A>) — Premier Bri
, and introduced in the Chamber of
Deputies today a bill calling for rat
• ifieatiou of the Locarno security tmet.
[ Weeping lias blurred my eyesight.”
> She waved her arms toward the
t' white iron bed, the wash bowl and
. pitcher on the rickety stand, the torn
- wall paper, and the cheap dresser.
! “It’ll ugly,” she said, “but It fits.”
MORRISON BRIDGE I
OVER THE PEE GEE
Bridge Was Built at Cost
of $300,000 and Is Im
portant Link in Stage’s
Several Thousand Resi
dents of River Country
Joined With Many Visi
tors at the Opening.
Morrison Bridge. Richmond County,
N. C.. Deo. 16.—(A*)-—Another link of
> North Carolina's highway system was
made available today with the for
mal opening of Morrison bridge n
$300,00(1 structure spanning the Pee
Several thousand residents of tSie
river country came to join in a cele
bration marking the event. Persons
from Anson. Richmond and many from
Charlotte and many nearby cities at
Former Governor Cameron Morri
son, whose name the structure bears,
nnd a native of Richmond county,
was the principal speaker of the day.
The opening of the bridge has been
hailed as the most vital link in “a
mountain to seashore trail” connect
ing Wilmingto, Charlotte and Ashe
The length of the bridge is 1,585
feet, and is built of steel and con
HOUSE BUSINESS HALTED
SO MEMBERS CAN TALK
Republicans Asked to Explain Why
Insurgents Were Placed at Bottom
Washington, Doc. 16. — (/P) —The
tax reduction bill was put aside for
awhile in the House today while that
body discussed the action of the re
publican majority in placing the insur
gents at the bottom of the committee
After approving the action without
prior debate, the membership decided'
to talk it over, and Representative
Garrett, the democratic lender, as
serted the republican leaders were
punishing some of the insurgents for
“standing for the principles of Abra
When the Democratic leader declar
ed he could offer no comfort to the
“punished republicans” Representative
Frear. of Wisconsin, one of tin* insur
gents. hastened to declare the group
would “be able to take care of itself
in the future.”
Mr. Garrett asserted the amend
ment to the rules regulating disclmrfie
of committees from considering legis
lation. a vote on which was made a
test of party regularity, in reality was
framed to block a vote on a resolu
tion proposing tariff revision.
Representative Tilson of Connecti
cut, republican leader, replied the
majority had organized the House "to
assure that the majority could direct
its work for which it is held responsi
Representative Tincher. republican,
of Kansas, said it was excuse enough
to amend the discharge rule if Demo
crats intended to take advantage of it
ip forcing action to cut the tariff
BACK AT HER HOME
Her Attorney Says She Has Not
-Been More Than Fifty Miles From
New Rochelle, N. Y.. Dec. 15.
■While reports from Florida said the
Ka Klux klan was out to prevent
Alice Jones Rhinelander from com
ing there to rest after her victory in
the recent annulment suit brought
by Leonard Kip Rhinelander, she re
appeared today at her home.
Her attorney. Lee Parsons Davis,
said she had never been more than
50 miles away from her home since
the suit, though she disapi>eared two
days after a jury in White Plains
decided hi her favor.
Almost simultaneously with her
return, attorneys for her husband
emphatically denied reports that he
had returned to his wife and a grand
jury in White Plains decided it
would take notion on alleged tamper
ing with the jury that sat at the
Denial of the rumors of a reunion
1 of the son of the aristocratic Rhine
lander family and his quadroon bride
was made by Leon R. Jacobs, one of
I ytouug Rhinelander’s nttipnicys.
Heads American Tobacco Co.
1 New York, Dec. 16.— (A 5 ) —George
■ W. Hill today was elected President
1 of the American Tobacco Co. to suc
ceed his father, the late PercivtU S.
Hj|l. At the same time Junius Par
ker was elected oiiairman of the board
' of directors, a newly created offic<\
In rising to the presidency of the
great tobacco company built up by
• James B. Duke. Mr. Hill joins the
• ranks of younger executives of great
corporations. He is 42 years old,
and has been a vice president of Hie
p company since 1612. Prior to that
1 time he spent eight years working up
a through the various departments of
the organization bnder the direction
of his father.
, This is Felix-, the only cat in Amer
ra who is a full fledged fireman,
telix was rescued by Pittsburg fire
lan when his, mistress was about
» drown him. Now he lives In the
nglne house and slides down the
pole every time he wants out.
AXE WOUNDS ARE
CAUSE OF DEATH
Geo. W. Franklin Dies of
Wounds Said to Have
Been Inflicted by Wife
Charlotte. Dec. 16.—(A 5 )—A coro
ner's ivestigntion was to be started
today into the slaying- of George W.
Franklin, 50. by his wife, following
an altercation at the Franklin home
Saturday night. Franklin died last
night from axe blows on the head.
Mrs. Franklin, in the county jail, de- '
dares she killed her husband in de
fending her 75-year-eld father from
IS PLANNING BIG YEAR
Increase of 10.000 in Sunday School
Attendance Goal Set at Salisbury
Salisbury, Dec. 15.—The annual
meeting of presiding ciders and dis
trict Sunday school superintendents
of Western North Carolina Meth
odist conference was held at first
church, this city. this afternoon
umli'r auspices of the Sunday school
booard with I). E. Henderson, of
Charlotte, chairman of the board,
presiding, and 0. V. Woosley, con
ference superintendent, directing the
The biggest item of interest was
the decision to hold oil March 1 to
8 at some point to be selected, a
Sunday school conference for all
schools of the conference. It will be
a delegated body and will be enter
tained on the Harvard plan with
several hundred in attendance.
Tlie conference decided on lines of
endeavor for the new year, setting
goals for individual school as well as
for the entire conference. One goal is
an increase on 10,000 pupils. The
increase last year was 0.000. The
present enrollment is nearly 137,000
the largest of any conference ill
southern Methodism. Twenty-five
standard and 33 Cokesbury training
schools will be held and a mimimun
of 3,000 officers and teachers wfll be
expected to earn credits in them.
Five hundred schools are to observe
Sunday School Day.
The attendance on today’s meet
ing was almost 100 per cent and the
meeting was considered as highly
successful- It was stated in the meet
ing that the Sunday school execu
tive had received and accepted the
resignation of Miss Virginia Jenkins
as elementary superintendent.
Florida. Purchasing Lumber at New
New Bern, Dec. 16.—What may
be the beginning of a lucrative trade
with Florida will start here within
the next few days when J. V. Blades
Lumber company of Bridgeton and
New Bern, will ship a huge schooner
to Miami, Fla., loaded with 800,000
feet of rough and dressed lumber, ail
grades and sizes, for the building of
a $500,000 laundry there. The order
wag obtained by J. V. Blades of
this city, prominent lumberman,
during a receut visit to Miami, where
he was a delegate to the Atlantic
Deeper Waterways association con
Greece Accepts Award c* League
Athens, Dec. 16.—(A?)—The Greek
. government in a note to the British
- minister says it accepts unconditional-
I ly the league of nations award in the
Graeco-Bulgarian incident. It ex
> presses hope, however, that the sum
r Greece must pay \\All be settled equit
> tibly with the sums owing by Bulgaria
t for reparations.
e Earth Shocks in Belgrade.
1 Belgrade, Jugo-Slavia, Dec. 16.—(A 5 )
> —Earth shocks occurred today in
f many parts of the country.. Consid
i erable dninage is reported along the
THE TRIBUNE 1
TODAY’S NEWS TODAIS
NO. 2971 1
COiIITEE NAMED I
JET COTTON I
Senator Smith, of Souths
Carolina, Chairman of
Committee Appointed by
Congress For Work.
BE HELD SOON;
At the Meeting Plans For
Drawing Up New Law’
Will Be Submitted and ;
Debated by Members. ||
Washington. I). C.. Dec. 10.— UP>'M
A special legislative committee
posed of Senators and Representstira|
from cotton growing states has been I
appointed to draft cotton legislatWfte;
Senator Smith, democrat, of South I
Carolina, chairman of the coiwmH
expects to call a conference within 0k
few days to begin work on a bill !
which particularly will be aimed SfcS
improvement of the government cottm
The special committee is as fol
lows : Mississippi. Senator
Representative Rankin; South
lina, Senator Smith. Representatw#!
Fulmer; Georgia. Senator Harris, J
Representative Vinson; North Caro- g
lina. Senators Simmons and Overman,
Representative Bulwinkle), Texas, j
Senator Mayfield. Representative i
Jones; Tennessee, Senator McKellar^■
Representative Browning : Alabama, 1
Senator Heflin. Representative Al- .
good: Oklahoma, Senator Pine, Repress
sentative Swank; Arkansas, Senn^M
Oarraway, Representative Driver;
Louisiana, Senator Randsell, Repre* :i
sentative Aswell; New Mexico, Sena,-;!
tor Bratton, Representative Morrow.*f||
SOLVE MYSTERY OF
A TRIPLE TRAGEDY
Man Ctnfasses Killing Tliree Persona, ‘
Two of Them Women.
Stepkenville, Texas, Dec. 15.—The i
grim story of a triple murder told on !
the lonely eminence of Cedar Mom*) |
tain Saturday to police and Texas ;
Rangers lias solved .the mystery
Bernie Connolly's headless body ana if
the disappearance of his mother and 1
grandmother. j il
F. M. Snow, stepfather of the boy, 3
whose head was found in a deserted ;
cabin a week ago, was taken to the ■[;
mountain last night by officers to show m
them the decapitated body of hjs step- 3
son. There exhausted from many
hours of questioning, he also told how'' ;
lie had shot the boy’s mother and
grandmother and had burned their |
bodies in the fireplace of tholr farm i;
Snow, the officers reported, confess-,* f
ed that the killings followed a quar
rel, in which he charged he was at- 2
tacked by his sou with a revolver. 1
Wresting the revolver from the son, |
he is declared to have confessed that >
lie then-shot his wife the boy’s mother, ;
using a rifle. The bullet from the j
rifle, lie said, passed through his wife’s j
body and struck her mother, Mrs. S. ;
A. Old. standing nearby. He said he
then burned the women’s bodies.
Young Connolly's funeral was held I
today while Stepheuville was hushed ,
in horror a tthe tragedy which hag J
kept it in feverish excitement for a
Snow is in the Tarrant county jail
at Fort Worth whore he was taken i
after officers said he had confessed. %
Miss Jenkins Resigns Sunday School
Salisbury, Dec. 15.—1 t was stated ;)
at a meeting of presiding elders and ,
district Sunday school superintend- ■;
ents of the Western North Carolina 33
Methodist Conference assembled here
today to consider Sunday school fj
training work that the resignation
of Miss Virginia Jenkins us clemen
tary superintendent had been re
ceived and accepted.
A pointed to Shipping Board. Mi
Washington. Dec. 16,— UP —John
H. Walsh, of New Orleans, was nora- ■:
inated today to be a member of the
shipping board. He now is serving
under a recess appointment.
Tiie Stone Age Man of Britain
was clever enough to trepan a skull
to relieve pressure on the brain.
The teeth of the operating saws are
, so fine that to see them one needs a
Newspapers in inland Asiatic
; cities are sold at reduced rates when
earlier readers get through with
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SAT'S BEAR SAYS* .
II Cloudy tonight and Thursday,
!- slightly colder in west portion to-1
e night, somewhat colder tonight. Mol-i
crate to fresh northerly wftids.'