«LOHG FIGHT FOR
FREEDOM IN COURTS
Supreme Court of District
of Coumbia Upheld Con
tentions of Senator In
Suits by Government.
TWO OTHERS ARE
FREED BY COURT
Edwin Booth and Gordon
Campbell, Indieted Joint
ly With Senator, Have
Cases Thrown Out.
Washington. Deo. 21). — UP—Sena
tor Button K. Wheeler, of Montnnu.
today won his long fight tp have\pll
charges brought against ham by the
government wiped off the books.
The District of Columbia Supremo
court upheld the contention of the
Senator who had already beefi actpiit
tcd in Montana that the charges con
tained in a conspiracy indictinen*- re
turned agninst him here bad been
quashed. A demurrer to the indict
ment filed by Senator Walsh, of Mon-"
tana, Mr. Wheeler’s counsel, was up
Along with the dismissal of the
Wheeler indictment the court also
threw out the charges against Edwin
Booth, former solicitor of the Interior
Department, And Gordon Campbell of
Montana who were indicted jointly
with him. The three meij were
charged with conspiring to defraud
the government in connection with
the obtaining of oil and gas land per
Today's decision lonics Senator
Wheeler free of all charges unless the
government should succeed in winning
- an appeal to the higher courts. Wheth
er such a step will he attempted was
not made clear, bu,t the Wheeler coun
sel expects no such development.
ASHEVILLE GOES IN FOR
St. Louis Engineer Makes Survey and
Submits His Report.
Asheville, Dec. 28.—John Hunter,
smake abatement engineer from St
Louis, who was employed by the city
to make a study of the smoke prob
lem, has completed his work and baa
submitted a special report to the
smoke abatement committee of the
Chamber of Commerce.
The report of Sir. Hunter, accord
ting to A. H. Malone, chairman of
the committee, has been drawn up in
bound form and will be open to all
persons desiring information about the
local smoke situation. He inter*
viewed managers of local industries
and inspected all of tfoe large fur
naces in the downtown district. His
final report is a compilation of sug
gestions he has made to industrial
heads and gives full instructions as
to how furnaces should be fired to
get the most benefit froth coal burned.
He will return to Asheville during
Janugry" for several days and will
hold final consultations with ail who
deaire his opinions as to the smoke
Under the suggestion of Mr. Hunt
er, Asheville has employed a smoke
inspector in the person of C. A. Sig
mon, who will direct the carrying
out of -she engineers’ recommendations
with the co-operation of local busi
STORE AT BURLINGTON
ENTERED BY ROBBERS
Approximately SSOO Is Stolen From
Burlington, Dec. 28. —Approximate-
ly %K)0 was stolen from the safe of
the Mai;kson Shoe Store, on Main
street, some time between the closing
hour Saturday night and Monday
The money, representing a part of
the Christmas business, wap deposited
in the safe by the manager, Dover G.
Heritage, Saturday night before ,be
closed this store and went to his home
Hal Wicker, a clerk, discovered the
robbery at 7:15 o’clock this morning
when he opened the store and saw
shoes strewn over the floor, from the
center to the door. When he
made the' discovery, Mr. Wicker
closed the door, locked it, and went
to Sellars store" where he got Ben
Ferrell to accompany him back to the
store to witness his discovery; He
then phoned Manager Heritage, and
a few moments later the police de
« Entrance to the store was made
through a rear door, the lock of
which was tnrned with a pass key
after a'hole had been gouged in the
'screen door, . The pass key was left
in the lock.
Southern California has 54-all grass
hole golf courses.
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me Concord Daily Tribune
North Carolina’s Leading Small City Daily ' :
By Minister Doumer
Adopted By Cabinet
\ . »
THE COTTON MARKET j
QnlH During Early Trading After
Opening Easy at Decline of 0 to
New York, Deo, 2p.—OP)—The cot- 1
ton market was quiet in today's early
trading. Prices were lower under
revising by recent buyers who ap
peared to be disappointed by relative
ly weak Liverpool cables and falling
off in demand for near month shorts.
The opening was easy at a decline
of 0 to 23 points with March selling
off to 19.50 and May to 10.07 ih the
first few minutes, or about 15 to 25
points net lower. Offerings were not ]
particularly heavy, howeverin. The
decline seehned to bring in a lit tie fur
ther covering and prices held fairly,
steady at the end of the first hour.'
At that high |>oint of yesterday, the'
market showed advances of 75 to 105
points from the low prices of last
week, and the setback of this morn-1
ing .was considered partly the result I
of an easier technical position.
Gotton futures opened easy: Jan- 1
ukry 18.00; March 39.50; May 19.10;!
July 18.09; October 18.30.
PROGRESSIVES UP AND
COMING SAYS MORRISON
Rest -Assured They “Are Not in Be-J
treat,” Former Governor Soys in
Raleigh. Dec. 28.—“ The progres
sive of North Carolina arc up and !
coming.” former Governor Cameron
Morrison declared while a visitor
here for a few hours today
“l have nothing to say along poli
tical lines or in rega'd to public mat
ters, but you may rest not in retreat,"
Governor Morrison ca'led on Secre
tary of State W« N. Everett, who is
ill at his home on Itlount street, and !
on Auditor Baxter Durham and Ag- j
riculturnl Commissioner W. A. Gra- I
ham, while here. He drove ovdr from !
Durham, where he and Mrs. Mor- !
rison, his daughter, Miss
and his sister, Miss Ida Morrison,
are spending the week. He said he
was feeling fine and in the best of
OF PARCELS POST SACK
Effort WiU Be Made to Learn If It
*l, Had Been Stolen.
Asheville, Dec. 29.—OP)—Further
investigation of the poealMßty that:
the parcel post mail sack found in j
the fnrtuice room of the Farmers Fed
eration Building destroyed by fire on
Sunday , morning was stolen and taken j
in the building by thieves lo De rifled,
will await ,-tbe arrival here of W, P. 1
Garrison, post office inspector.
Mr. Garrison went to his home at
Glen Alpine to spend Christmas with
his family and is expected to return
within the next few days. He is in 1
charge of postal investigations for
Western NortlA Carolina. If the sack
•were stolen he will direct the investi
gation when ordered to do so by the
.Department >t Washington, according
to Jan W. Hill, postmaster. j
Temperature to Rise Slowly, Says
Washington. Dec 28.—The weath
er bureau 'said tonight in its report
“Abnormally cold weather pre
vails over practically all section Ohst
d$ the Rocky Mountains and the
temperature » from 20 to 30 degrees
below normal over middle and south
ern sections. The temperature at 8
p. m. tonight at ( Brownsville, Texas,
was 2o degrees and was the same at
New York. Philadelphia and Boston.
Sleet and snow has fallen in south
ern Texad. v
“Mostly fair weather will prevail
Tuesday ancl Wednesday east of the
Mississippi river. The . temperature
will t , rise slowly Tuesday and Wed
nesday in the Ohio valley Tennessee
andthd South Atlantic and East Gulf
, General Pershing to Return Soon.
Washington, Dec. 29.—(A")—For
mal announcement of the early return
of General Pershing to ttie United
States was made today at the State
START THE NEW XEAR RIGHT
A New Savings Quarter Begins
A!1 deposits made on or before January 10th will
draw interest from the first at 4 per cent.
The Concord National Bank
Capital $100,000.00 Surplus $175,000.00
Cabinet Will Give
I Support to Fiscal Meas
j ure Proposed as Present
: FULL PLANS ARE
GIVEN TO PUBLIC
, Cabinet Hopes Proposal
Will Stabilize the Franc,
Which Is Declining In
Paris, Dec. 29.—OP)—The French
; cabinet meeting this morning agreed
. to support the fiscal measure, of Fi
' nance Minister Doumer.
j The ministers unanimously approv
| ed a Scheme for balancing the budget
and stabilizing the franc, and author
| ixed the finance minister to introduce
I the bills in parliament.
I It is understood that M. Doumer
will submit his measures this after-
I' noop and that the chamber's finance
committee will discuss them daring
New Year’s parliamentary recess.
| The finance minister announced
I that he estimated the budget defied
at 8,800,000,000 francs ($352,000.-
j 000). He proposed to meet this by
increased income tnxes, reinforcement
I of the fiscal- administration, a tax on
bourse operations, higheer prices for
tobacco which is sold under govern
ment monopoly, a tax on exports, and'
“an extraordinary and temporary
stamp tax on sales.”
Two billion five hundred million
fmnes of new revenue ($100,000,000)
will go to a sinking fund, 2,000,000,000
francs ($80,000,000) to reimburse Die
Bankfl of France for advances made
to the state, and the rest to balance
| the budget.
I Today's decision by the cabinet
I brought nn end to the 1 sharp race of
j the last ten days between Premier
Briand and the leaders of the major
ity on which, he has relied in the
chamber of deputies.
The Premier although distanced in
the first stage by the hasty introduc
tion of financial bills, prepared by the
coalition lenders as substitutes for
the governmental measures, won the
final lap by a vigorous and daring
maneuver that took his adversaries off
To the radical ministers who threat
, ened to resign aad break .up the cab
inet he calmly. replied “If you must
go, I cannot retain you, but for my
part I shall remain.”
The deduction from this way that
the premier already had prepared to
replace the radicals and socialists in
his parliamentary majority with the
groups from the center and right to
forestall the socialist eqngree which is
meetlpg on January .10th to pass upon
the question of a socialist govern
ment or socialist participation in n‘
radical government. M. Briand's move
was immediate and extreme. The rad
ical ministers hastened to declare that
they did not decide to quit. Behind
the maneuvering on ljoth sides is an
apparent desire to mend political
fences before the dissolution of par
liament and elections which are being
more and more talked of in all the po
Frieda Hem pel Feels Effect of “The
Spirit of Locfmo.T
Hamburg, Dec. 29. OP) The
“spirit of Locarno,” has been extend
ed to Frieda Hempel, the prima
donna who aroused the ire of the
Germans by singing on behalf of the
Liberty .Loan in Amerien during the
Airangementß have been made for
her to appear next year in a con
cert and operatic tour of the leading
cities of Germany.
The Germans resented the fact
that Mme. Hempel, although of
German birth, supported the Amer
ican side, of the war. She was there
fore persona non grata with the
muscial bureaus, which feared to ar
rapge concerts for her lest there be
hostile demonstrations. Mme Hem
pel's point of view wns that Amer
ica was the laud of her adoption
and that there was nothing else for
her to do except to side with Amer
CONCORD, N. C„ TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, M 925
‘Kfe l mA
’ t i, f , £§l
J«Pt George H Wilkins (above)
ind “Sandy" Smith, (below) plan to
top off next March from Point Bar
ow, Alaska, for a flight over the
with pole. ■> They will have ■an
apecially built plane for their 800- :
v aHa fjifctu. ' -j
Eccentric Russian Poes,
Former Husband of Isa
dora Duncan, Takes Own
Life In Moscow.
New Y'ork, Dec. 29.— UP —Sergei
Yessinin, the eccentric Russian poet,
has committed suicide ip Moscow. He
was the divorced husband of Isadora
Duncan, the classic dancer whose em
ulation of terpiset|ore while bare foot
ed and in dishabille made her famous
throughout the world.
Yessinin was about 30 years old.
some ten years younger than Miss
Duncan. They were married in 1922,
and the wife divorced him last year.
Shortly after the wedding the young
Bolshevik writer came to the United,
States with the dancer and aft-r some
trouble with immigation authorities
they were permitted to enter the
FRENCH DISCOVER USE
FOR HULL OF PEANUT
Process to Make Industrial Alcohol
Reported; May Mean Much For
~ Washington, Dec. 28— French
scientists have found that industrial
alcohol can be made from peanut
hulls, and a factory to produce it is
planned for Marseilles. This may
means a great deal to peanut grow
ers of the South. It is estimated
that 350,000 tons of hulls are thrown
away annually, and now there is to
be a demand for them.
This news came to the Depart
ment of Commerce from France to
day. Vice-Consul F. G\ Carney, sta
tioned at Marseilles, has made a re
port on it. An expert at the French
government jiowder factory at Ser
ge new is said to have’ discovered a
new chemical process for breaking
down cellulose, and scientists at the
University of Aix-Mareeilles essert
that alcohol can be manufactured for
three cents per liter or about 12
cents a gallon.
Coates to Answer University Critics.
Charlotte, Doc. 28.—The Univer
sity of North Carolina alumni in
Charlotte will give their annual diu
ner to high and preparatory school
seniors at the Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday evening at 6:30 o’clock.
Albert Coates, of the University law
faculty, is to be the principal speak
Mr. Coates, it is said, will speak
on n subject of much interest to the
University men, answering criticisms
which have been directed toward the
institution recently by organizations
The speaker is rated as outstand
ing among members of the Univer
Charlotte Branch Office Will Not Be
Charlotte, Dec. 28. —The branch
office here for the isaue of State
antomobile license tags will not be
dosed January 1, when branch of
fices In several other cities will be
suspended, according to information
reaching Charlotte today. It waß
learned that nix branches that are
likely to be kept open after January
1 are located at Charlotte, Asheville,
Greensboro, Durham, -Winston-Salem
Catherine the Great’s Ten Rules
of Conduct Found in Winter Palace
i Leningrad. Dee. 29.—While dis
mantling the sumptuous drawingroom
.Os the late Empress Alexandra in the
famous Winter Palace, the Bolshevik
authorities discovered a quaint set
of rules of social conduct written by
Catherine the Great in 1785. Cath
erine, who was one of tfre most ver
satile and gifted women of her time,
caused these “Ten Commands - ’ to be
1 xisted at the entrance to the Imperial
1 1. Leave ycur rank outside, as
well as your hat, and especially your
2. Leave your right of precedence,
your pride, and similar feeling, ont-
FWe the door.
i Be gay. but do not spoil any
thing; do not break or gnaw any-
4- Sit, stand, walk as you will,
without reference to anybody.
5. Talk moderately and not very
loud, so ns not to make the ears and
lieadß''of others ache.
6. Argue without anger and with
7. Neither sigh nor yawn, nor
CHINA WANTS TO Rl'N }
HER OWN AFFAIRS J
1$ in the Throes of the Birth of a
Spirit cf Nationalism. I
Nnshvil'e, N. C-, Dee. 2i).— UP) —|
China is in the throes of the birth of
a spirit of nationalism, nnd, like the
( .voting boy, just coming to manhood. I
i who thinks lie knows more than his i
I father or any older head.* China |
wants to run her own affairs with
! opt. advice or interference from other
j nations, declared Rev. Wesley >l. '
j Smith, returned missionary in a lee- j
j iTr. Smith, who is a Southern!
Methodist missionary stationed at'
Ohangshu, has been a resident of
China for the past 15 years. He is
now in this country on furlough.
Referring to China's nationalistic
birth. Mr. Smith declared:
"To be a good father to a son at
such a time of life means allowing
the boy to go his own way, even if
he does make mistakes, and .vet
standing by to help him out ot trou
ble. And that is what a real friend
of China must do in the face of the
“Unless a man is ready to lay
aside his pride and self-conceit and
to stand by nnd help without letting
the Chinese know he is helping, he
is not the mun to go to China
as u missionary, declared the speak
The first demonstration of the
student movement, sail) Mg. Smith, 1
, made in" 1910 against the inroads of
upon China, was Iqd largely
by students and teas fmpu-'
la sized by the patriotic demnud for
honesty and inegrity among Chinese
officials. Mr. Smith’s personal belief
is that the labor element was intro
duced into (he movement in 1925
for a two-fold reason—to pull to
gether rfll the warring Chinese fac
tions, and to horn off foreign nations.
It was not necessarily the result of
the spread of Bolshevistic ideas, he
"The'idea of China for the Chinese
wps one that would appeal to all
high and low. and for this
reason it has been stressed in an ef
fort to unite all Chinese against a
common foe. The question in China
today is, 'Shall a man be a patriot or
a foreign slave?’ ”
Missionaries are in sympathy with
the spirit of nationalism, the speaker
said- And he cited, as an example,
the fact that at a recent meeting of
the China mission conference of the
Methodist Episcopal church, South,
missionaries unanimously voted to
waive all claims to protection under
the "toleration clauses” in treaties
with foreign countries, and that this
act has been officially approved by
the board of missions of the church.
HIGH HEALTH GOAL
SET FOR ASHEVILLE
Dr. Sevier Proposes to Make it Most
Healthful City in America.
Asheville, Dec. 28-*-“Ashevflle, the
most healthful city in America.”
This is the goal set for the health
department by Dr. Dan E- Sevier
city health officer.
Backed by city ordinances and
state laws that cover almost every
phase of sanitation, handling and
distribution of foods, milk produc
tion, and control of contagious dis
eases, the present head of the mu
nicipality's health department is
waging persistent warfare against
forces that make for ill health.
And Asheville has a good chance
to attain premiership in matters of
public health if advances made in
the past few months are pushed for
ward in quest of the ideal.
While a national association given
to study of public health matters
recently adopted resolutions decry
ing the “slip-shod methods” employ
ed in the average American com
munity in matters of health, Ashe
ville continues its progress by
strengthening the personnel of its
public health staff, and by adding
machinery and equipment to assist
its technicians in carrying on their
wor.k for the public welfare.
Catawba River Frozen Over in South
Chester, 8. C., Dec. 28.—The
government thermometer here early
this morning registered nine above
zero, the coldest in -two years.
Nearby streams were frozen over
and Catawba river was* frozen over,
it is said, for the first time in many
A number of kitchen tanks burst
and the damage to water works
pipes in many residences will be.
The ear of the katydid is situated
in the tißia of the leg.
make anybody dull or heavy.
8. In all innocent games, whatever
one proposes, let all join.
9. Eat whatever is sweet and sav
ory. but drink with moderation, so
that each man find his legs upon leav
ing the rooms.
10. Tell no tales out of school;
whatever'goes in at one ear must go
out at the other before leaving the
Transgressors of these royal regu
lations were obliged, upon the testi
mony of two witnesses, to drink a
glass of cold water for each offense,
“not excepting the Indies.” They also
were compelled to read a page of the
“Telemachiade,” a thoroughly bad
poetic composition by Tretiakofsky,
an unfortunate native poet of the
time, whose literary reputation there
by became ruined.
These who broke any three of the
rules during the same evening were
required to commit six lines of the
“Telemachiade” to memory. Any of
fender against the tenth rule was
never again admitted to Catherine's
CAPITAL SOCIETY WOMEN
ATTACK IMMODEST DRESS
Begin Campaign Against Some of the
Washington, Dec. 29.—(A 3)—So
ciety lenders .in the national capital
have begun a campaign against some
of the present tendencies in. the dress
and habits of American women.
Mrs. John B. Henderson, long an
influential figure in the exclusive cir
cles of diplomatic and official Wash
ington. today made public a set of
resolutions to which she and other so
cial lenders here have subscribed,
calling on society women everywhere
“to abandon cigarettes and immodest
Officers of the Daughters of the
American Revolution, the General
Federation of Women’s Clubs, and the
National Congress of Parents and
Teachers, Mrs. Henderson said, had
assured her they are ready to combat
as far ns possible habits which threat
en the perpetuity of the American
As made public by Mrs. Henderson,
the resolutions endorsed by influential
society women here are as follows:
"That we are deeply interested in
the efforts of certain high dignitaries
of church and schools who have met
boiling to modify undesirable prevail
ing fashions for women’s apparel, and
have ' hopelessly laid the blame to
mothers, calling upon them to come to
the rescue; that we feel thnt they do
not realize that Dame Fashion is a
powerful potentate: that a large num
ber of American gitls now work for
an independent living, and if chided
by helpless mothers concerning ques
tions of fashions they simply regard
such mothers as out of date and old
“That the' best women of France
and England, also as here represented
in their embassies, also by the royal
family of England do not follow fash
ions of women’s apparel not "in good
taste, quite regardless of fashions
which are dictated by the under world
“That we suggest for street wear
dress skirts broader and of ankle
"That we call upon society women
of America everywhere to band to
gether to condemn surfi vulgar fash
ions of women's apparel that do not
tend to cultivate innate modesty, good
taste or good morals.
“That in the interest of future pub
lie health and efficiency, we pray that
the comparatively new fashion of cig
arettes be abandoned, in that reserves
from health capital, expended to save
the living organism from perils of poi
son inevitably lend, sooner or later, to
physical bankruptcy and race degen
"That women’s colleges whose mis
sion it is to teach wtiat best befits
girls for future life, viz: life's great
est asset, normal physical health,
could aid in discipline by dismissing
those who refuse to conform to col
With Our Advertisers.
The Parks-Belk Co. Is having a
general Clearance of all winter goods
at reductions from 10 to 50 per cent.
Men’s overcoats from $6.95 to $24.95.
Boys’ overcoats from $2.95 to $11.95.
Big reduction on all toys from 20 to
50 per cent. See new ad. today.
A new savings quarter begins at the
Concord National Bank January 1.
All deposits made before January 10
will draw interest from January Ist.
All savings compounded quarterly.
Alcohol for your radiator and hot
drinks for yourself at the Pearl Drug
The Mascot,- the perfect combina
tion gas, coal and wood range. Get a
free demonstration at H. B. Wilkin
Complete stock of school and college
apparel at Hoover’s. Schloss Bros,
suits and overcoats.
See the famous super-heterodyne
radio at the Concord Telephone Co.
Price complete $260. Time payments
arranged as you wish.
Rising Temperatures in Florida.
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 29. — UP —
Rising temperatures were in evidence
in Florida with a continued rise
promised tomorrow, the weather bu
reau here reported.
Citrus fruits in the northern sec
tion of the state were affected by the
freeze, reports here indicated, but this
constitutes only a small portion of the
Florida crop. „
More than one hundred horses have
befn nominated for the annual run
ning of the $65,000 Coffiroth Handicap
at Tia Juana next March —the rich
rest race in the world.
With a prison term of 15 years hang
Ing over his head, Roscoe Warren
18, of Kansas City, Mo., has marble
Mis* Dorothy De Crof, 19. She say
she is willing to face whatever tb
future will bring. Warren is out o
bond pending appeal. He is convict
ed of killing John C. Deskin.
COAST LINE TRAIN
WRECKED BY GOLD
Train Was Derailed When
Rail Broke Because of
Persons on Train Hurt.
Florence, S. C., Dec. 29.— (A 5 ) —
Eight persons were injured as a re
sult of a derailment of a southbound
Atlantic Coast Line passenger train
early today. A brqjcen rail, attributed
to the cold weather, was said to be
responsible for the wreck?.
The injured are: William A. Brow
ley, of Long Island, injured back.
An employee of the Union News
Company named Webster, both legs
A negro woman, injured back.
Five other less seriously hurt were
dismissed from the hospital after tbeir
cuts and bruises were dressed.
Thriteen Persons Hurt Says Late Re
Wilmington, N. 0., Dec. 29.— UP) —
Thirteen persons were injured, none
seriously, in the wreck of the Atlantic
Coast Line passenger train No. 181
early this morning near Cades, 8. C.
The locomotive and five coaches left
the tracks, the derailment being caus
ed by a broken rail.
The following statement on the de
railment was issued by the general of
fice of the road here:
“Southbound passenger train No.
181 was derailed at" 12.10 today 1 1-2
miles from Codes. The derailment
was caused by a broken rail. The en
gine and bagage coach, one passenger
coach, one diner and two sleeping
cars left the rails. Five passengers,
the engineer and fireman, nnd six oth
er employes of the Atlantic Coast
Line were slightly injured.”
Section qt City Appears Doomed.
Baltimore, Dec. 29.— (A 5 ) —A sec
tion of Ocean City, Md., including two
hotels, and several residence blocks
appeared dooifiefi by fire at noon to
day. The Ocean City central tele
phone office was out of commission
shortly after the fire started. Re
ports from a hanking house at Ber
lin. Md., maintaining the nearest tele
phone to the fire, said that the Sea
side Hotel and the Atlantic Hotel
both were ablaze. Snow Hill and
Salisbury, Md., reported that the
flames originating in the electric plant
at the eastern end of Baltimore Ave
nue, were working into the residence
district. Assistance was sent from
Salisbury, Snow Hill, Pocomoke and
Berlin fire departments.
CaKtage arid Lettuee Crop in Wil
mington Section Killed.
Wilmington, Dec. 28.—With a low
mark of 11 degrees above zero the
cold wave which struck here last
night had apparently destroyed the
entire crop of cabbage and lettuce
and had damaged the onion crop
fifty -per cent. Weather officials fore
cast even colder weather tonight.
Ist, 1926, penalty
on City Taxes.
City Tax Collector.
THE TRIBUNE ;
TODAY’S NEWS TODifH
MINERS AID MINE I
OWNERS GATHER Mi
Hope For Early SettleaMjll
of Coal Strike Revives
With Opening of Cori||
ference This AftemoohJa
TO THE PUBUgj
Operators Expected to Sug«jj
gest the Miners Go Baefi||
on Wages That Hehtl
When Strike Started. | j
New York. Deo. 29.— (A 3 ) —Hope fop J
early resumption of mining in the attljS
thraeite coal fields of PenmsylvanSll
was revived today as
of miners and operators gathered fh#l
their first meeting since the deadlwaßM
at Atlantic City last- summer. I
Separate informal conference* of-’m
the two groups of six men each
cede the actual parley between the ne* J
gotiators scheduled to begin at’3 p.
at the Union League Club. Ai*£i||
Mnrkle. chairman of the joint negotnjfcr!
tion committee, who called the mem#yl|
ing. was designated to preside over tfc<id|
joint session. 1
Major William Inglis, rhamnapyff j
tile anthracite operators, headed thej,
operators’ delegation, and John
Lewis, international president of the’!
United Mine Workers, headed the uo—||
ion group. j
Although all sessions were closed to I
the public and no formal statemeMQH
were planned, it was generally CMSMI
ceded that the operators would brinlla
up for early discussion their offer
last Saturday to the 148,000 striking!!
miners to return to work at once.unz'j
der the wage scale in the contract th*B§|
expired August Ist. »
Will Open Books For Inspection. Ig
New York, Dee. 29. — (A 3 ) —W.
Inglis. spokesman for the. anthraoitay
operators conference, nnd chairman of 3
its negotiating committee, said today.:!
that the operators were willing tM
open their books for public inspect
POKED COCKED PISTOL ' v c.Jfl
]. INTO PEOPLE’S RIBS 1
This was Stokesdale Man’s Way of J
CeUzzlitt; lias Chanced FaciaJ]
Greensboro. Dee. 28.—EM
white man. looking for troabie in tho j
village of Stokendale, Guilford
ty, went around poking d cocked;.!
pistol in people’s ribs, was the al- j
legation made in Magistrate D. H.i’j
Collins’ court here this afternbo*. I
He was. celebrating Christinas, OJt J
Saturday and seemed to think he .1
was a Texas cowboy. I
After the Stokesdale people had i]
picked him up. when a resident who I
resented the pistol, had stamped op J
Isejey a bit, a deputy sheriff arrest- 1
ni him. He was charged with carry-,!
ing eonchaled weapons having whis- I
key and assault with deadly weapon*;!
He didn’t have the SIO,OOO bond re- :j
quired and went to jail to wait sot |
Superior Court to open. .eg I
Ten years ago. the magistrate 3
stated, the man wouldn’t have been !
allowed to live two minutes after be j
started looking for trouble in Stokes- ]
dale, but refining influences of civiK- 1
zation have made for law and oedefri
and all he suffered was a changed j
President’s Father May Lose Use pf \
Plymouth. Vt.. Dec. 29— (A*)—
While the condition o£» Colonel JoblLU
C. Coolidge, father of the President*!
wan reported improved today, htaj
physician, Dr. Alfred W. Kram. ajfS
Brigewater, said it was improbably!
that he would ever recover fnlljr the 1
use of his lower limbs. Colonels
Coolidge lias been unhide to walk for
Quick Clothing Sale at Rlohamm
Flo we Oo.’s.
The entire stock of men’s and boys?!
clothing at the Richmond-Flowe C4|9
must be moved in a week. One-fotwih j
off is being given in the prices. The j
prices range from $13.13 to $30.00 oit |
men’s suits and overcoats and frosrty
$7.50 to $15.00 on boys’ suits. MI
half-page ad. in this paper todaly.Jß
Man and Wife Burned to Death. *J
Mobile, Dec. 29.— (A s ) —James G.j
Campbell, golf professional, and hi* ]
wife, were burned to death when t hel
Mobile Country Club was destroyed!
by fire early this morning.’ The eherd|
red remains of the Campbells werM
found in the ruins, they having
trapped in their quarters on the tM
floor by the flames. ■ ’
BATS BEAR SATBt
i-n „ * \ '
ISjRi 1 • LjL
Kafr tonight and Wednesday,
quite *o cold tonight and in