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VOLUME XXV
10 Us IS SEEN
FROM COLD WEATHER
BEWICK*
Tar Heel State Folk Are 1
Experiencing the Coldest
Late December Wave of
the 20th Century.
ASHEVHXEREPORTS
ZERO WEATHER
Charlotte Has Coldest De
cember 28th in 47 Years.
—Entire State Feds the
Cold.
Charlotte, Dee. 28.—0 W-r-The Tar
Hee’ia folk snapped, about the coldest
late December wave of the 20tb cen
tury today, reports from oyer the
state indicate. '
'. Rock bottom for the mercury was
attained at. Asheville, high in the wgst
ern North' Carolina mountains, at 8
a. s, where the reading was even
aero.
An official tabulation at Hickory at
0 o'clock showed the mark at four de
grees above zero.
State department officials at Ra
leigh were back to th«- tasks of com
monwealth duties with a north breeze
scurrying down the thermometer, to
5) degrees at 7:80. • j
Charlotte had the coldeet Decem
ber 28th in 47 years when it was
D 1-2 degrees hbore at 5 a. m., and
Winston-Salem was even colder at 7
degrees at the hour of 7. At Salis
bury the reading was 7 above at' 6
o'clock and a High Point it was at
the same point a half hour later.
> indications from weather officials
were that no relief from the icy grasp
was in sight before tomorrow at the
earliest.
GOVERNOR SEES BOOM FOR
NORTH CAROLINA GRANITE
i Has Called Upon Department of
ConservaffianOevelopment to Make
Complete Survey.
Raleigh, Dec. 28.—Governor Mc-
Lean, who expects to see a great
boom for North Carolina granite
- from the use of the native material
in Duke University’s great new
buildings, announced today that he
has called upon the department ■■ of
conversation and development aa one
SMfel fiwt ,undertakings to make A
wnwey ‘ and study of
domestic building v »tone and its
availability for construction pur
poses...
"It is to be assumed that such a
building program as is involved in
the constriction of Duke university
will strongly affect important
popular standards in thd future
tafcte of our pebple, and history
> shows howJtaste may vitally effect
thought and character," the 'go.vernor
declared in a satement on the
significance of the adoption of the
native product by the university.
With Our Advertiser*
Full-fashioned hose, only 98 cents
at J. C. I’cnncy Co.’s. It’s fonr-ply
silk with a fibre thread, which assures
wear.
The Concord Plumbing Co. will fix
your frozen pipes for you. Phone 576.
Get a Fyne Poynt pencil 4t JVes
lar's auk save pencil whittling.
For colds take Cline’s Cold Cap
sules tor quick, results.
* The Richmond-Flowe Co. is show
ing the advance styles in mews spring
hats. See new ad.
Read tHe new ad. today ol th° Cit
izens Bank and Trust Company.
Roberts Wicks suits and overcoats,
$25 to S4O at Browns-Qannon Co.’s.
The Concord Furniture Co. is giv
ing one-fourth off on ail heaters in the
store. Only a few on hand. No
charge for installation.
Attractive corsages made by Mrs. J
A. Walker. Phone 112.
C. H. Barrier & Co. want more tur
keys and fat hens npt later than Tues
day noon, December 29th.
Christmas cut price sale. Big re
dactions on- ladies’ winter coats and
, dreseeg, and meu’c and men’s and boys'
clothing at Efird’sT
All holiday goods at greatly reduc
ed prices at Kidd-Frix Co.’s. Big line
of New Year greeting cards.
, Let Yorke A Wadsworth Co. give
you a demonstration of th* Atwater
Kent? radio.
In Temote rural districts' in Nor
way the bride dans the native dress
of her district and rides to the church
cefemopy op a pony.
StarTheatre
Monday-To 'day.
*KRARTS OF OAKS"
One Good Picture. Lookl—
Hobart Bosworth and
Pauline ' Starke. It’s a Fox
Special. Also a News Reel No.
sll ■
Thursday-FrMhy.
"KVERYMAN’B WIFE”
With an All Star Cist. A pho
toplay that every man and wom
an should see. Also a Fox
News ffo. 25. It’s a Fox pic
ture.- -
Friday and Saturday. .
Hex. the wild fadrse, in
THfc MACK CYCLONE”
Remember the king of wild
horses and you won’t mias
"Black Cyclone.” It’s a Pathe
Special! Comedy: *‘Nipo
The Concord Daily Tribune
. North Carolina’s Leading Small City Daily * % *
SEVENTY DEATHS IN
TRAFFIC ADMITS
IN SOOTH IN,WEEK
An Unusual Number of
Deaths Occurred Over
the Christmas Holidays,
New Survey Shows.
377 PERSONS HURT
IN ACCIDENTS
Florida With 13 Deaths
Led the South.—Seven
Deaths Are Reported in
North Carolina.
Atlanta. Ga.. Dec, 28.—(/P)—Death
cut a wide ipvath through Dixie over
the Christmas holidays. Three score
ami ten persons in the South met
their doom through traffic accidents
involving automobiles, motorcycles,
trains and trolleys. In addition, 377
persona were hurt by the same means.
These figures art revealed in a sur
vey made today by the Associated
Press for the week which closed last
night. The figures ape from ten states.
Florida led the South with 13
deitths,' while Virginia and Georgia
trailed closely behind with 12 each.
Tennessee and Mississippi were the
lowest with three each.
Georgia led in {he number of injur
ies, her figuresc being 66. North Car
olina and Florida* reported 61, and 60
injuries respectively. At the foot of
this column was Alabama with 9 in
jured.
There were no outstanding accidents
duuring the week in which heavy toll
of life was taken.
Tabulation by states include: North
Carolina 7 deaths, 61 injured: South'
Carolina 7 deaths, 36 injured.
NINE DEATHS. BIG FIRE
, DUE TO CHICAGO COLD
C'nloid Misery Result of Sub-Zero
Temperatures, With Winter’s Grip
Holding.
Chicago. Dec. 27. —Nine deaths, a
million dollar fire loss and untold
misery and sufferings were tfie toll
exacted from Chicago by the sub
lero temperatures of yesterday and
today.
The cold will stay a while longer,
weather reports indicated tonight
witr prediction* of ,10. beiqw before
mrtrnttig. Last night ams early to
day .the official thermometer at the
weather bureau showed eight degrees
below but westA suburbans reported
as much as six degrees below. Inur
ing the day the merucy crept slowly
up to zero at 3 o’clock and shortly af
terward started a nose dive. Yester
day and today there were upward of
300 fire alnrtns which taxed Chicago's
fire fighting equipment to its eacapity.
Firemen fought four general alarm
blazes, one of which destroyed tre
Marx building with an estimated loss
of $300,000 while another destroyed
a 12-story apartment building.
Most of the fires were caused by
overtaxed heating equipment and in
scores of cases families were driven
to the streets in their night clothing
to face tlie sub-zero blasts while the
firemen themselves were coated with
ice and water froze almost as it
touriied the buildings.
Untold misery and suffering was
Reported by relief organizations who
were swamped with requests for food,
coal and clothing. One man was
found frozen to death, bringing- the
total number of persons frozen to
death for the two days of severe cold
to four, while 'two others died of
causes indirectly due to the cold. Firtl
other deaths with heart disease given
as the cause probably were superin
duced by the cold, the coroner’s bffice
said.
One of today’s fires attacked the
Milwaukee-Western State Rank caus
ing a loss estimated at $30,000, al
though bank officials said its vaults
were unharmed. Firemen also Were
kept busy answering calls from tre
poorer sections of the city where
frozen water piper and mains caused
the water supply to be shut off.
Hiring Detectives to Spot Dry
Agents. •
Chicago, Dec. 27.—Case and cab
aret owners, anticipating extensive
efforts of prohibition agents New
Year’s Eve, are reported to have em
ployed private detectives in etforts
to identify agents who may enter
their places in the guise, of patrons.
The detectives have submitted de
tailed reports regarding appearances
of agents likely to be assigned to
squads for holiday service. They have
even arranged for schools for jnan
agers and head waiters, who will be
taken to court rooms and corridors
of prohibition headquarters and
shown the agents, so the story goes.
Dry circles 'adniit that it may be
necessary to exchange staffs with
some other districts before next
Thursday, if the detectives have suc
ceeded in viewing all the agents that
E. C Yellowly, prohibition adminis
trator, plans to use.
Baltimore People Injured In Char
lotto.
Charlotte, Dec. 27.—8. L. Mc-
Kinley, of Baltimore, Mil-, is in the
Pneebyteriau Hospital with a broken
collar bone, and his wife is also in
the hospital suffering from bruises
as a result of the overturning of
their automobile at 10 a. m., Satur
day, at Bast Seventr Street and
Hawthorne Lane, when it was struck
by a ear driven by Cleveland L.
Smith, of the Charlotte Motor. Car
Company.
Look
Kere is the architect’s drawing-tor Bryan Memorial University, which In to be built at Dayton Tenn
memorate the great commoner’s flghtjhere against the thedry of evolution. > ” *
GEN. ANDREWS OFF
FORINOTHERTOUB
Going to Key West and
Havana to Make Investi
gation In Connection
With His Official Duties.
Savannah. Ga.. Dee. 28.—04*) —Hnv
lug completed inspection of customs
ports of entry and coast guard, and
prohibtion while in the south Atlantic
seaboard except Florida, assistant sec
retary of the treasury. Andrews, and
his party left here early today bound
for key West nnd Havana. They
were aboard the coast guard cutter
Modoc and only a brief stop will be
made at'Key AVest. ■ .
Gen. Andrews is satisfied with con
ditions in the three agencies under his
control in North Carolina, South Car
olina and Georgia. He feels they are
meeting the present situation and are
mnking plans for any further require
ments upon them. In each port where
the treasury official lias talked with
his subordinates, he has assured them
they should not hang back in asking
for needed personnel ami equipment.
Without proper support from Wash
ington. W said, lie" good' wbrit they
have done would be nullified.
.The Florida situation will have the
Assistant Secretary’s attention when
he returns from the visit to Havana.
BUTLER WANTS HIS JOB
WITH THE MARINE CORPS
Withdraws His Resignation and Will
Go cn Duty at San Diego Stale
Time in January.
Washington, _ Dee.,2B. —C4 3 )—Brig.
Gen.. Smedley D. Butler today with
drew his resignation from the Marine
Corps.
Although the leave under which he
had been serving ns Director of Pub
lic Safety of Philadelphia would not
expire until December 31st, Gen. But
ler immediately reported for duty. He
will return to Philadelphia for a few
days to arrange his private affairs
and then come back to Washington.
Late in January he will go to San
Diego to take command of the Marine
base there.
Green Sees End of Coal Strike With
in 10 Day s,
Coshocton, 0., Dec. 27.—A pre
diction that the anthracite coal
strike* will be S“ttled within 10 days
was nj»de tonight by President Wil
liam Green, of the American Federp"
tion of Labor, who is spending the
holidays with his family here. ,
WJith this controversy once set
tled, Mr. Green said, labor will en
joy a year without serious disorders.
Manufacturers will continue on
a satisfactory basis and show
gradual improvement; wages will be
maintained on a high levej. and rela
tionships between the employers nnd
employes will improve, he. declared.
Steamer Rammed and Sunk?
Vaucouver, B. C., Dec. 28.—OP)—
In a heavy fog 30 miles north of here
the Lady Cynthia, pass linner, last
night rammed and sank the Cowichan,
a freighter.
The Cowichan sank in eleven min
utes after the crash. The Cynthia
picked up 14 passengers and 31 mem
bers oUthe crew..
Miss Fisher's Funeral at Noon
Todhy.
Salisbury, Dec. 27—Mice Christine
Fiisher who died in Mercy Hospital
Charlotte Saturday night will be
buried here Monday the funeral be
ing conducted -from Sacred Heart
Catholic church at twelve o’clock.
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CONCORD, N. C., MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1925
Memory of Woodrow
Wilson Is Honored
JEWS ARE FLOCKING
TO SUPPORT OF WISE
Comes Under Fire of Orthodox Rab
bis and Offers Resignation From
Palestine Committee.
New Y'ork. Dec. 26—Jews through
out the country are flocknig to the
support of Rabbi Stephen S. Wise,
who is under fire from orthodox rab
bis for praising Jesus in a recent
address.
The executive committee of the
United Palestine Appeal, raising a
$5,000,000 fund, today had under
consideration Dr. Wise's resignation
as chairman of the appeal, offered
when he was criticized for his asser
tion that Christ was a man, not a
myth, and that Jews must accept
him. Actioin on tlie resignation! kt
expected within ten days.
Among those who are protesting
against its acceptance are Nathan
Straus. New York philanthropist,
who sent tlie fund an additional
pledge of $150,000 after having al
ready given $500,000: Rabbi Sidney
Tedscbe. in New Haven: Rabbi
Samuel Gup in Providence; RabbL
Samuel Rrvnvne in Newark; and the'
Jewish ministers in northern Cali
fornia who adopted a resolution in
his defense.
COUNTERFEITERS ARRESTED
Seven Men Taken in Elizabeth, N. J.
—Cameras and Plates Found.
Elizabeth. N. J.. Dec. 28.—OP)—Po
lice today were informed that the ar
rest of seven alleged international
counterfeiters in New York had been
made as a result of the apprehension
here yesterday, of Frank Weigand on
similar charges.
Weigand. former Newark jeweler,
was arrested at home by three secret
service agents accompanied by police.
Federal agents said that the eight
arrests ami three additional ones which
they hope to make today, would dis
pose of a band of counterfeits whose
operations extended through United
States and Cnnada.
Cameras and plates and other ap
paratus for the manufacture of money
was found at the Weigand home nnd
partial confession was obtained, the
officials said.
FOUR SMALL CHILDREN
CAPTURE LIQUOR STILL
They Find it While Gathering
Holly, Load It on Cart and Take
it Home.
Tarboro. Dec. 20.—Four small
children betweeu the ages of seven
aud eleven captured a still in Ingram
township a few days before Christ
mas. These little folks, Mildred, Al
mond, Maebell and Derwood Keene,
were out in the woods about a mile
from Four Oaks gathering holly _o
prepare a Christmas tree to be held
at the Baptist church. Hidden care
fully iu tlie underbrush, they found a
still.
They succeeded in loading the cap
tured still in their cart and carried
it home, leaving it in the custody of
Mrs. R. A. Keene, The citizens of tlie
neighborhood congratulated the chil
dren in helping to make for a quiet
Christmas in that vfeinity.
Big Reduction at the Parks-Btlk Co.
In order to make a final clean-up
before stock taking, the Parks-Belk
Co: will make a clean sweep of all
fall and winter merchandise. The
prices on these have been shot to
pieces, and range from 10 to 50 tier
cent. off. This store will continue to
give sugar on ticth-ts until Saturday
night, January 2nil. Read the big
page ad. today.
Fire Under Control.
Hickory, Dec. 28. — 04 s ) —At 10:45
this morning the first which threat
ened to destroy the Martin Furniture
Company was almost entirely under
control and she damage has been esti
mated by officials of the concern nt
$150,000.
As secretary of the National Pe
troleum Marketers’ Association. Miss
Eva Arnstein handled alii of the de
tails of the big convention recently
held by the association in Louisville.
Forty-eight bacon packing houses
in Denmark are conducted o the co
operative plan. The co-operative es
tablishments have a membership ol
Dinners and Other Testi
monials In His Honor
Being Staged in Various
Parts of County. -T 89
“WOODROW WILSON”
YEAR 1925
His Admirers So Call This
Year Because of Prog
ress Made During It For
Worldwide Peace.
New York, Dec. 28.—(A s )—Calling
1925 a "Woodrow Wilson" year, be
cause of the progress made toward in
ternational peace, his admirers are
mnking today, which would have
been his 69th birthday, a national
event by dinners and other testimon
ials in bis honor.
Tlie Post Office Dept, has joined iii
the spirit of the day By placing on
sale the new 17-cent Wilson Memorial
Stamp here, in Washington, Prince
ton and Staunton, Va.. the' tear Ihres
iaent’s birthplace, today tor the first
time.
At Amherst. Mass., a collection of
records and personal letters of Wood
row Wilson has been placed on exhibit.
Princeton University has compiled in
formation about him which shows that
he held more University degrees than
any other person of modern times, in
cluding 18 from American and 9 from
foreign institutions of learning. He
was also an honorary citizen of eight
European cities, and a field marshal in
the Brazilian army.
Memorial Dinner in Charlotte.
Charlotte, Dec. 28.—04*)—Josephus
Daniels, war-time secretary of the
navy, will be the principal speaker at
the Woodrow Wilson memorial dinner
here tonight. Approximately 400 Caro
linians are expected to gather for the
occasion in observance of the 69th
anniversary of the late President.
Millions Are Waiting For It.
With the eleven year old grand
daughter of the famous novelist play
ing one of the, leading roles, "Tlie
Keeper of the Bees,” Gene Stratton-
Porter’s latest govel, finished just be
fore her death ami published serially
in McCall’s where it attracted the at
tention of literally millions of readers,
appears at the Pastime Theatre on
Wednesday when it opens a two day
engagement. This is the first showing
of this popular writer’s second picture,
which was directed by her son-in-law,
,T. Leo Meehan; nnd it bids fair to
•prove a:i even more pronounced suc
cess than "The Girl of the Limber
lost.”
Ffc-e at Miami.
Miami, Fla., Dec. 28.— UP) —Fire of
unknown causes starting in tar on
the Belcher asphalt wharf of Miami
Bay front at noon threatened adja
cent harbor craft loaded either with
gasoline aud building materials. Near
by oil cars also are threatened. A
general fire alarm brought ail avail
able fire fighting apparatus to the
water front.
18 to 20 Above in Florida.
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 28. — (JP) —
Temperatures in extreme northwest
Florida dropped to as low as 18 to
20 degrees above zero, A. J. Mitchell.
U. S. meteorologist here, was advised
today. Starting at 35 degrees short
ly after midnight temperatures at
Jacksonville tobogganed to an official
low of 24 degrees above zero before
dawn. Tallahassee reported tempera
tures of 20 degrees.
Colder Weather Tonight.
Wilmington, N. C., Dec. 28.—(A 9 )—
With the low mark of 11 degrees, the
cold wave which struck here last
night, apimrently destroyed the entire
crop of cabbage and lettuce and dam
aged the onion crop 50 per cent. Cold
er weather was forecast for tonight.
According to recent reports the
seventeen building trades unions in
the United States now have an ag
gregate paid-up membership of 864,-
000, representing a gain in tbe last
two years of approximately five per
cent.
FURNITURE PLANT
AT HICKORY SCENE
OF DAMAGING FIRE
Blaze Which Started Dur
ing Morning in Martin*
Furniture Co. Burnfed
Half the Plant.
MUCH FURNITURE 1 ’
WAS DESTROYED
A Brisk Wind Fanned the
Blaze Into Fury, Making
Harder the Work of the
Firemen.
Hickory, Dec. 28. —C4*)—Fire start
ing in the finishing room of the Mar
tin Furniture Co. here nt 8:30 o'clock
this morning spread rapidly through
out the packing department and stor
ing room, until nearly half the large
plant was completely destroyed. Of
ficials of the company estimated this
morning that' the damage would reach
nearly $175,000.
Every fire fighting apparatus in the
city was called,' but the flames in the
packing and finishing house could not
be stopped. A brisk wind fanned the
blaze into a fury. It was estimated
that more than 100 finished suits of
high class furniture went up in smoke,
nnd nearly 200 finished suites were de
stroyed.
The loading room where the crated
furniture is placed just before it is
packed in cars for shipping was com
pletely destroyed, and its bulk of fur
niture marked for the northern mar
kets. Two freight ears ready to be
loaded with furniture were piled out
by the switch engine just in time to
save them from burning. At 10:15
o'clock the fire was still raging.
THE COTTON MARKET
Covering Movement Which Began
Last Week War Resumed at the
Opening Today.
New York, Dec. 28.— UP) —The cov
ering movement which started in the
cotton market just before the CSirißt
mas holidays was resumed at the op
ening today. Some fresh buying also
may have been promoted by firm Liv
erpool cables and moderately bullish
weekly estimates.
Liverpool was an active buyer here,
and while the opening advance of 30
to 35 points ran into some Southern
hedging, offerings were readily taken.
January sold up to 19.50 and July at
1A73 before the end of the first hour,
with the general list showing net ad
vances of 35 to 39 points. Liverpool
cables attributed the advance there to
covering, trade calling and speculative
buying.
The weekly statistics showed an in
crease of 83,307 bales in the world's
visible supply of American cotton last
week, compared with an increase of
61.154 bales last year.
Cotton futures opened steady. Jan.
19.30; March 19.35; May 19.00;
July 18.75; Get. 18.30.
KANNAPOLIS BOOTLEGGER
CAUGHT DISPENSING WATER
Crawford Captured in Chestotr. S.
C., and a Sizeable Fine is Plaster
ed Upon Him.
Chester, S. 0., Dee. 27—8. Frank
Crawford, of Kannapolis, N. 0., was
tried before Mayor S. Churchill Car
ter on the charge of selling whiskey
and was senenced to pa a yfine of
*IOO or serve 30 days on the Ches
ter county ehaingnng
Crawford was said to be a unique
bootleger and practiced the old game
of selling water in a can with
enough moonshine on top to give it
the odor of whiskey. In court he ad
mitted the selling, but argued that
no statute denied one the right to
selling water. However, Mayor Oar
tter enlightened him on the laws of
tihs municipality by informing him
he could ‘not sel 1 whiskey, even
though it was a small amount nest
ing upon the op of the water.
Chiaf of Police at Rowland Killed.
Wilmington, Dec. 2Gj—M. B-
Rogers, chief of police of Rowland,
was killed tonight in .a gun battle
with two negroes, according to long
distance telephone reports received
here. Rogers, about 30 yea is old,
married and the father of one child,
sought to arrest one of the negroes
for some trivial violation of the law.
The negro opfened fire. When the of
ficer returned the fire another negro
stepped in with a shot gun and
riddled the officer’s body. He died al
most instantly. The negroes were
members of a construction gang em
ployed on state highway route nutn
ber 22.
Arrest of the two negroes who are
charged with having shot and killed
Chief Rogers was effected shortly be
fore 11 o'clock by rural police and
sheriffs deputies. They were taken
into custody two miles from the
scene of the shooting. Botli were still
well armed but offered no resistance.
One of the men was badly shot,
which was a big factor in their
curly capture.
Meets Death While Wrapping Live
Wire.
Albemarle, Dec. 27—Heriry Smith,
a machinist at the Norwood Manu
facturing' Company, was electrocuted
while wrapping a live' wire at the
plant. Hie fingers were burned to
the bone, He was 40 years old and
leaves a wife and four children.
The worst at regular habits is that
people about you are scandalized
when you briak' them.
ANOTHER EFFORT TO
HALT HE STRIKE
i NOW BEING PLANNED
—.— t
| Operators and Miners Mt .
In Separate Hotels To
day to Discuss Plans for |
Conference Tomorrow. j
! OPTIMISM NOW
IS APPARENT I
| Observers Who Know Con
ditions Feel Confident
That Settlement Will Be
Reached at Conference.
— l J
Xt‘\v York. Deo. 28.—(A3)—Repre
sentatives of the anthracite operators
ami miners were quartered in separate
hotels here today preparing programs
for a joint meeting tomorrow when I
another effort will bo made to reach I
a settlement of the controversy which j
has shopped the output of bard coal j
since September Ist.
While spokesmen for both groups
maintained silence ns to the basis of
the discussion, experienced observers
professed optimism as to the outcome.
Chief among these was Wm. Greene,
president of the American Federation
of Labor, who predicted the strike
would be ended in ten days. With the
coal controversy settled, he said, or
ganized labor would not have any se
rious discords during 1926.
HAYWOOD MAN, FATHER
OF 10 CHILDREN. SHOT
Taylor McCracken Killed By How
ard Messer—Fight Over Dog
Caught By Steel Trap.
Asheville. Dec. 27.—Taylor Mc-
Cracken, 38. farmer, of the Crabtree
section of Hawood county, is dead,
and Howard Messer, 32, farmer of
the same section, is in the county
jail at Waynesville, ns a result of a
shooting nfrray Saturday afternoon
at 4 o'clock at Crabtree, following a
hand-to-hand tight between the two
men, according to reports reaching
the city today. Messer was unin
jured.
Tht' fight is said to have occurred
as a result of Messer’s dog being
caught in a steel trap set out by one
of McCracken's sons on land be
longing to Messer. The latter is
said to have abused McCracken's
wm.aud the farmer took the matter
up with Messer, resulting la a quar
rel and the shooting. Both men be
long to prominent Hawood county
families.
Chain-Gang System to Be Readopted
Rutherford ton, Dec. 26.—For the
first time in about 12 years Ruther
ford county 'has n chain-gang. The
county commissioners completed the
details this week and the first day’s
work by the convicts was done Wed
nesday. The old jail will be head
quarters overnight and Sunday 1 ',
They will go out into the county to
work on he roads in trucks. Thomas
Blanton will be superintendent with
t>uy Edwards, guard. The' prisoners
will sleep in the cells. Heat and
water has been installed in the sleep
ing quarters. As long as the convicts
behave and work they will be given
tobacco and cigarettes and five days
off of each month. When the refuse
to work or behave they will lose
their credits end tobacco. Only able
bodied men will be compelled to
work and they will be examined
regularly by the county physician.
Hot lunches will be sent to the men.
T&e county now has from 20 to 30
able-bodied young men in jail. With
three many roads should pe built
soon.
Raid on a Mecklenburg Home.
Charlotte, Dec. 27.—A spectacular
raid on the home of Zaeh Belton, in
Seversville, was staged by four
Mecklenburg County jmilce officers
about 1.30 a. m., Saturday. The raid
was featured by flying halt gallon
jugs of whiskey and a miniature re
production of a World War liquid
fire attack, when some inmate of the
house attempted to burn a quantity
of the contraband.
Belton was bound over to the next
term of Mecklenburg County Su
perior Court on charge of possessing
whiskey, after a hearing Saturday
before Magistrate J. W. Cobb. In de
fault of a SIOO bond he was sent
to jail On a charge of being drunk
he was fined $5 and costs.
One-Fourth Off Clothing Sale at the
Richmond-Flowe Cc’s.
Beginning this morning the Rich
mond-Flowe Co. will give one-fourth
on the prices of all men's suits annd
overcoats. This is a cleanup of
Fashion Park, Kirschbaum and other
nationally known colthes at a big re
duction. Better go at once so that
you may get a good selection.
Long hair makes a man look all
sorts of things, especially after his
wife has found one on his coqt.
CITY TAX
NOTICE
Effective January
Ist, 1926, penalty
on City Taxes.
CHAS.N. FIELD,
City Tax Collector.
THE TRIBUNE
PRINTS -M
TODAY’S NEWS TO DAY I
NO. 307 1
GENERAL PERSHING 1
FORCED TO RETURN j
HOlflFnvillness
e UWarS jJ |
as rsot Definitely Known J
How Serious Is His Con-1
dition But Physicians®
Order Him Home. I
HIS WORK WILL • 1
NOT BE HALTED!
’ Vi
Planned to Send Some One 1
Else to South America to j
Continue Work He Has 1
So Well Planned. \
Washington, Dec. 28.—<A > >—]Be- I
cause of failing health. Gen. John #. ;ij|
Pershing is expected to return here |
within the next mouth from
Chili, where lie is representing
ident Coolidge in the Chilean-Pefuvfafli J
arbitration over Tacna-Arica. 1
His physician has recommended, tM't JI
he begin the homeward trip not later a
than January 13, and he may dephwll
from Arica before that date if propetU
arrangements can be made. 1 ' pH I
Details of the General's illness are
not known here, but reports reaching v
Washington have somewhat alarmed J
his friends in the capital. There had®
been a marked increase in his blood 3
pressure, in addition to complication* si
resulting from infected feet. He ig in a
his 66th year. j
Although Washington officials de- -3
dined to make any announcement re- 1
garding General Pershing's return to j
the United States, there were evidences M
that his departure from South AmMMj
ca would in no sense be a diplomatiis|B
retreat from an international situa-e®
tion which lias become
Steps will be taken to continue as |
far as possible the work he has been J
doing as head of the Tacna-Arica pre- |
'biscitary commission.
Except for minor troubles the for- |
mer commanders of the American J
World War armies had enjoyed un- J
usual good health for a man of his |
years up to the time of his departure 1
last July for South America.
As a precaution, however, Major |
Glenn I. JoneA of the army medical j
corps, was detailed to accompany him. J
Some weeks ago Major Jones reported
that tlie general should, take a trip J
to this country and have dental work 1
done but his condition was not csugßa
sidered sufficiently serious to” make ]
mandatory his withdrawal from thg
South American work.
MORE TAIK ABOUT
FORD ROAD IN N. C.
But Mait Who Han the Dope In- j
dulges 1 Only in Mysterious As
sertions.
Greensboro, Dec. 26. —With the j
promise that “'lt will be a big story J
when it does break,” a resident of
this city, formerly actively engaged j
as a civil engineer, gives hints now
and then of a survey said to have j
been made for Henry Ford for a j
railroad fine from Tenncsse to South- 3
port. N. C.
It's one of ttiose stories where 3
there does seem to be something but J
the person with the information pre- J
sere to be mysterious and promises
to divulge his information in the -1
future. All the newspaper men here j
know of it but so far have been told j
in a whosper. "Not yet, not yet,” nnd j
“It’s going to be a big ”
However, from what has been told, J
sudh a survey was actually made j
and handed to the motor king- He j
has coal mines in Kentucky, thou- ]
sands of acres of them and is sup- J
posed to want railroad connections I
with the Atlantic Seaboard some* j
where along the const of the Caro* 1J
linas. to trade with South America, jj
The story, however, at this end, :j
apparently can't be told. It is one !
of those yarns where the reporters i
informed that to print it now would
be "to ruin everything.” Why ruin ;
would follow is not disclosed. May- i
be Ford would be peeved tind run
his line to the Pacific coast, instead |
of to Southport. Maybe he would
tear up the survey. Anyway for
sometimes this story has been in the
air here but couldn’t be snatched -
down because it would be better, it
is said, to wait until the time was $
ripe, “when it would be a big story.” ’
Perhaps it is as big now ns it la j
going to. Besides, waiting for Mr-
Ford to give his O. K. on the story
is long, tiresome business, especially.
when Ford is in Detroit or some*
where 'way off hearing Mellie Dun
ham make the fiddle talk. t
When the International Alliance of
Woman's Suffrage holds its conven
tion in Paris next June it will be.
tlie first time that the .feminists of
the entire world have met in the
French capital.
BAT*B BEAR SAYSt |
f[ ■; " i.
Fair tonight and Tuesday, r amp
tinued cold tonight, hard freeze ttm
coast. Slowly rising tempera tumi
Tuesday. Moderate to fresh northwSi
winds.
    

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