Devastation Os 4,000
Square Miles Os Land
In Louisiana Is Near
Raging Mississippi Tears
Through Levees at Two
Additional Places, Send
ing Others From Homes.
It Is Estimated That Home
less Number 250,000
With Prospect That To-.
tal Will Rise.
Now Orleans, May 4.—OP)—Devns-'
lation of northeast Louisiana over a
stretch of approximately 4.000 square
miles rapidly was becoming complete
today as the madly racing Mississippi
tore through its banks at two addi
tional places between Vicksburg and
A new army of refugees was sent j
on the march, increasing the homeless
in the great flood to around 250.000,
and rich cotton, sugar cane, trucking,
hardwood and oil and gas lands were
claimed, adding almost immeasurably 1
to the staggering total of property I
Flood waters now cover nearly 15,- j
000 sqtlnre miles in Louisiana. Ar
kansas and Mississippi, and the pic
ture qf desolation presented is ap
palling. For hundreds of miles in
Arkansas and Louisiana, along the
Mississippi, tbere are only scattered
places not under water.
From Arkansas City almost down,
to Vicksburg a stretch of more than j
100 miles as the crow flies, flood or!
backwaters are everywhere, the Mis
sissippi flowing through a great lake
out of which faint outlines of its
levees may be seeen.
Untiring through four breaks in the
Isniisianu levees, developed during the
last sixteen hours, the Mississippi
waters were cutting wide channels in
Madison and Tensas parishes, and
rushing to meet backwaters from over
flows on the Black and Ouachita riv
ers, ns well as from breaks in the
main levee around (J lass cock.
The rescue machine set up by for
mer Governor John M. Parker, civil
ian flood dictator under Secretary
Hoovw. .m» moving swiftly to egre
for the- refugees and te move oat tft*
hundreds who had clung tenaciously
to their homes in the face of warn
ings given by telephone and dropped
by airplanes flying over the threatened
lielow the mouth of the Hed river
the levees were still holding bnt with
the approach of the crest of the flood
which already has crumbled levees to
the north, apprehension is felt for the
safety of the embankments southward
toward New Orleans.
Again today the weather bureau
here emphasized that every precaution
should bo taken along this stretch
against the record stages previously
forecast. It added that the.crevasse
waters from the Tensas basin were
beginning to return to the old river
into which the Red empties, showing |
a rise in the guage of .2 foot at An
gola and Baton Rouge.
At Donnellsonville, further south,
the river was stationary while at New
Orleans a similar condition exiated.
while the Carrollton guage here showed
20.4 feet, a sligit recession caused
by the artificial break south of here.
126 Known Dead in Arkansas.
Little Rock, May 4.— (A>) —A drown
ing reported near Eudora yesterday,
brought the death list from floods in
Arkansas to 120. Details of the
drowning are lacking.
The State department of health has
reported sixteen cases of typhoid fever.
105 cases of measles, 59 of influenza,
,‘lO of mnlnria, eight of smallpox, and
seven of pellagra in the state.
More Crevasses in Levees.
New Orleans, May 4. —04") —New
crevasses above.and below St. Joseph,
between Vicksburg and Natchez oc
curred today along the Mississippi,
loosening flood waters wflich will make
more thousands homeless and add im
mensely to the vast stretch of terri
tory now under water.
Red Cross Donations Now $6,244,868.
Washington, May 4.— UP) —Dona-
tions to the Red Cross $10,000,000
flood relief fund had reached a total
of $0,244,808 today.
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The Concord Daily Tribune
- North Carolina’s Leading Small City Daily
BY A BAYONET
Young Daughter In His Arms Also Put
To Death by Chinese in Yunnanfu.
Hongkong, Chinn. May 4.—The Rev.
Morris Sliehter, the China inland mis
sion worker who was murdered recent
ly near Yiinnnfu with his eight-.venr
old daughter, wns bayoneted after
being thrown to the ground, according
to mail advices reaching here from
Yunaufu today, bearing the date of
The party was made up. besides
the Rev. Mr. Sliehter, and his daugh
ter, of his wife, her five year old son,
Miss Mary Craig, medical missionary
from Philadelphia and a Roman Cath
olic missionary. Mrs. Sliehter, the
boy and Miss Craig were made
prisoners, but the American woman
was released Inter. Mrs. Sliehter, and
the boy were lust reported at Shiht
siing. The Sliehter fnmiiy came from
The mail advices sny that the in
land mission group left. Shibtsug for
Yunnanfu with an escort of ’llO sol
diers, but that -when only a short dis
tance from Shihtsung, about 250 men
attacked the party and the escort fled.
The missionaries were surrounded and
shot at, the Rev. Mr. Sliehter being
wounded. Then one of the attacking
pnrty knocked him down with a rifle,
and ns he was lying on the ground
with his daughter in his arms, he
was killed with a bayonet thrust. The
girl was killed in n similar manner.
Mrs. Sliehter wns stabbed in the breast
several times. The Catholic priest
wns shot at, but wns not hit. He
escaped behind a wall, Inter running
into the hills, where he wnited for
two days trying to learn the fate of
The members of the attacking party
are said to have worn uniforms.
Sliihtsug is three days journey from
Yunnanfu, which is the chief city of
Yunnan province, in the southern
most part of Chinn, bordering in ln
With Our Advertisers.
The Chautauqua will open in Con
cord May 27th for a five days program.
Season tickets $2,50.
The Gray Shop is making special
offerings for Mother’s Day.
White rayon undies for practical
'ftwlt—il»r CTftitfort rfT Robinson's.
prices in new ad. today.
Honle grown strawberries at Dove-
Rost Co. See ad. today for other
Robinson’s is having a special sale
of 200 dozen Chinese hand-mude hand
kerchiefs, made by hand at, only $1.20
The Atwater-Kent program is again
on the air on Mondays, Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Friday from 12:30 to
1:30 p. in. each day. This delightful
program is made possible by the Yorke
& Wadsworth Co. here.
Eighteenth Amendment News to
Fort ’ Myers, Fla., May 2.—Three
Seminole Indians who hadn’t “been
to town since the Eighteenth Amend
ment was passed" and didn't know
there was such a thing have been
given suspended sentences of one day
in jail. They pleaded guilty to a
charge of intoxication.
The redskins, attired in ceremonial
regalia, convinced the court of their
veracity and promised to observe the
law in future.
' Flobds Driving Fish Coastward,
West Palm Beach, Fla., May 2.
With the rush of flood waters from
the Mississippi Valley into the Gulf
lias come an unseen exodus of fish
from the Central North Coast, of the
Gulf of Mexico to the Eastward.
Deep sea fishermen returning to
night report more and larger fish
than thqy have ever seen before at
this season., swarming near the Gulf
stream going northward, evidently
driven out of the Gulf of Mexico by
under currents from the approaching
floods. ’ ,
Cotton at Highest Point in Months.
Charlotte, May 3.—Wagon prices
for cotton here went today to the
highest mark since September 22.,
1926- The market closed at fifteen
and one eighth cents. Inundation of
cotton lands in the Mississippi River
valley is supposed to have boosted
TO GET ATTENTION
AT GENEVA PARLEY
Some 1,500 Delegates Were
Present When Intema
| tional Economic Confer-
I ence Was Opened Today.
| WORLD PROBLEMS
WILL BE FACED
Meeting Has Been Planned
for Purpose of Stabiliz
ing Conditions Through
out the World.
i Geneva. May 4.—OP)—The great
' international economic conference
summoned to evolve plans to stabilize
economic conditions throughout the
world was opened hero today.
Some 1500 delegates were present,
representing 40 nations—including the
United States. Soviet Russia, and Tur
key, non-members of the league of na
tions—and the meeting hall presented
an even more animnted and crowded
scene than during meetings of the
an even more animnted and crowded
league of nations assembly.
Former premier Theunis of Belgium,
president of the conference, in his op
ening address, declared there had nev
er been a meeting so comprehensively
qualified to study the problems which
jeopardize "the two precious boons for
which mankind , is ever yearning—
peace and prosperity.”
The conference, he added, must help
maintnin peace by providing guidance
in the economic field in the face of dif
ficulties which made the world uncom
fortably sensitive and dangerous.
ANOTHER NEGRO MAKES
ATTACK IN LITTLT ROCK
White Woman and Daughter Attack
ed by Negro With Club.
Little Rock, May 4.—(A 9 ) —Feeling
aroused here over the murder of 12-
year-old Floella McDonald, by a young
negro was further intensified today by
an attack upon n white Woman and
her daughter by a negro with a club,
as they, were riding along a road near
the city in a wagon.
The mother. Mrs. B. E. Stewart, is
n a hospital suffering from* blow «n
Tie Koad. an 3 a broken' at la. Tne
girl, Glennie, 17, was only slightly
injured. The negro fled into the
woods after the attack when on auto
mobile approached. Posses were has
tily organized to scarcli for him.
THE STOCK MARKET
Constructive. Forces Again at Work
and the hWket Rallied Briskly.
New York, May 4. — UP) —Construc-
tive forces were again at work in to
day's stock market, which rallied
briskly on the urgent retreat of an
overcrowded short interest, except for
a lowering of the call money renewal
rate at 4 per cent. There was noth
ing in the day’s news to influence
the price movement which seemed to
be governed by conditions within the
The closing was strong, total sales
approximating 2,100,000 shares.
Fire oh British Warships.
Shanghai, May 4.—UP)—lndiscrimi
nate firing on British warships on the
Yangtse river continues. The gun
boat Cockchafer was under rifle fire
today near Nanking while conveying
steamers, but there wns no ensualies.
The destroyer Wanderer was fired on
with rifles at Kiangyin a member of
the crew beirig slightly wounded. Both
warships returned the fire.
THE STOCK MARKET
Reported by Fenner & Beane
(Quotations at 1:30 P. M)
American Tobacco B 130%
American Smelting 148%
American Locomotive 110
Atlantic Coast Line 180
Allied Chemical 139%
American Tel. & Tel. 166%
American Can 49%
Allis Chalmers 105%
Baldwin Locomotive . 190%
Baltimore & Ohio 120%
Bethlehem Steel 52%
Chesapeake & Ohio 171%
Dodge Bros. 16
General Motors 167%
General Electric 68%
Great Northern 87%
Gulf State Steel 53%
Gold Dust - 53%
Hudson ;. 76%
Int. *Ol. 136
Kennecott Copper 64%
Liggett A Myers B r 100%'
Mack Truck 112
Norfolk A Western 176
New York Central 149
Pan American Pet. B. 58
Rock Inland 69%
R. J. Reynolds . 120%
Rep. Iron and Steel 66%
Remington . 44%
S. Oil of New Jersey 35%
Southern Railway 123%
Studebaker -- - 53%
Texaa Co. -.—.-2 45%
Tobacco Products 98%
U. 8. Steel 167%
IT. S. Steel, New - 120
Western Maryland 37%
' | Chrysler ,——— 43)4
CONCORD, N. C„ WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1927
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HAIL STORM PLAYS
Havoc with roofs
IN OKLAHOMA TOWN
Salllsaw. Okla., May 4.—OP)—A
hail storm followed by more than
five inches of rain last night de
stroyed the roofs of one-third of -all
the buildings here, broke hundreds'
of windows, and caused damage es
timated at more than $400,000. a;
survey revealed today..
Hail stones more than one inch
in diameter fell for 20 minutes.
Roofs on business houses as well
ns residences were punctured.
Some merchants said 90 per cent,
of their stocks were damaged by
water, while many persons report
ed the interior as well as exter
iors of their homes wrecked.
EARLY IS NOW ON HIS j
WAY TO LOUISIANA
State Board of Health Advised That
Leper Has Left This State.
Raleigh, May 4.—John Early, leper.
Sir Walter Hotel.
Raleigh, May 4. —John Early, leper,
who has kept the western part of the
state in a stetv since he appeared
near Burnsville several weeks ago,
later removing his whereabouts to
Tryon, is now on his way back to
the Leprosarium at t'arville. Lit.,
from which lie escapisl when he was
denied permission to visit his rein
fives near Tryon.
Word mat Early had started back
to Carvillc with Dr. Brough Bar
rentiue. who had been sent by the U.
S. Public Health Service to take him
back, was received with some sur
prise last, night by the State Board
of Health, since earlier in the day a
message had been received that
Early wns in a cabin near Tryon.
with his brothers standing guard
and offering armed resistence to any
one who would try to remove him.
Dr. Barrentine had been in Tryon
several days, but had been unable i 0
persuade Early to leave with hint,
and acting Surgeon General Pierce
in Washington yesterday wired • the
State Board of Health asking it tq
aid in turning Early over to Bar*
Though the details of how Early
finally consented to accompany Dr.
Barrentine back to Cnrville were not
given in the wire received by the
Board, which was signed by Ilr. IV
C. 'Palmer, it is supposed that Dr.
Barrentine must have persuaded
Early to accompany him peacefully,
rather' than to have to employ force.
The section around Tryon anti
Burnsville is breathing more easily
today as a result of Early's decision
to return to Carville. ,'jj^
PLANNING TO BUILD
Board of Trustees Meet. Discuss
Sketches, and Elect New Officers.
Hickory. May 2. —Reports on
building plans at Lcnoir-Rhyne Col
lege, were received at a meeting of
the board of trustees lun-e last week,
and the executive committee was
authorized to begin negotiations for
Satisfactory sketches for an ad
ministration building to take the
place of the one burned in January,
have been secured, but so* far n
suitable sketdh has not been re
ceived for the building of a new
gills' dormitory. Work of rebuilding
will begin when all plan* have been
approved, it was said.
Rev. IV. J. Boger, D. D.. of New-'
ton. wan elected president of the
board, other elections being Rev. K.
M- Carpenter, of Hickory, secretary
and IV. K. Mauney, of Kings Moun
tain, treasurer. L. F. Hackman,
honor graduate of the College of
Charleston. S. C., was secured ns
teacher of ancient languages at the
college here, for next year. That was
the only vneaney to be filled among
HOPE THAT 14 MINERS
ESCAPED IN EXPLOSION
Rescue Workers Leacm That 14 Men
in Fairmont Mine Were Working
in an Isolated Section.
Fairmont, IV. Vn„ May
Spurred by the knowledge that 14 out
of 70 miners were working in an iso
lated section of the explosion-swept
funnels of the Everettsville Mine,
when the explosion occurred four
days ago, rescuers today pressed for
ward in the hope of reaching them.
The known death toll stood at 24.
There was a faint hope that, the men
there may have been able to brnttice
themselves in, but rescue experts con
ceded the possibility of their having
escaped was remote. ,
Spider in His Drink. He Says; Asks
Charlotte. May 3. —R. O. Bradley'
complained formally, in starting suit
today in Mecklenburg Superior
Court, that, he bought a bottle of
Coca Cola on April 15 at a filling
station on the Mount Holly-Char
lotte road and, after drinking part of
it. found a spider in it.
He is suing the Charlotte Coca
Cola company for ten thousand dol
Fifteen-Year Old Boy a Suicide.
Newark, N. J., May 4.— UP) —His
love affairs with a 13-year old school
mate halted by her parents. Joseph
Tolino, 15-year old grammar school
pupil, shot himself to death in his
Graham Bros. Purchase Paige Co.
New York, May 4.— W) —A con*
trolling interest In the Paige-Detroi!
Motor Car Company was obtained to*
day by Graham Brothers, subject to
the approval of the Paige-Detroit
I *1 —T 1
By tests on, 158 pairs of twins in
New York City it was found that
twins are about iwicc oh much alike
mentally ns are brothers and sisters
of different age*.
VIEWS ABOUT DEBT
Note Has Been Sent to
and Will Be Made Pub
It Was Not Known in Lon
don That It Had Been
Prepared Until the An
nouncement of Delivery.
London. May 4.—04 3 ) —Fu1l exposi
tion of their British viewpoint as re
gards war debts is believed to be con
tained in a lengthy British note which
has been dispatched to the United
States and publication of which is set
for tomorrow morning.
News that the note had been sent
caused surprise in Ixindon as there
was no intimation of its existenee un
til word was received here that Sir
Esine Howard, British ambassador,
had delivered it to the American State
The note . : s understood to be the
outcome of the controversy over Brit
ish war debt between Secretary of the
Treasury IV. Mellon, ami the
British chancellor of the exchequer
It is thought to be in the nature of
a reply to Secretary Mellon's view
point that Great Britain is receiving
more from her continental war debtors
than she is paying annually to the
T'nited States under the Washington
debt funding agreement.
Recently numbers of letters linve
appeared in British newspapers chal
lenging Mr. Mellon's “misrepresenta
GRAY REFUTES STORY
TOLD BY MRS. SNYDER
Says He Refused to Aid Woman in
Plans She Made to Get Her Hus
band Out of the Way.
New York, May 4.— UP) —Henry
Judd Gray, secured information about
lethal poisons for Mrs. Ruth Snyder,
he testified today but when' she sug
gested his active participation in Qie
of her husband he refused.'
Gray and Mrs. Snyder are on trial for
killing Mrs. Snyder's husband with u
Under direct examination in his
own defense he said she asked him
to shot Snyder after her attempts
with poison and with gas had failed,
and he told her “you will have to see
this through alone."
At the noon recess lie had barely
gotten underway with his recital al
though lie had already been on the
stand five hours.
As Gray testified today lie sighed
deeply at intervals amid was evident
ly hnrd pressed to retain his com
Telling of a trip they made together,
he said they went to Troy and from
there to Schnectndy and then to Am
He testified that on his trip Mrs.
Snyder's lovemaking was so aggressive
that he became to all intents n slave
to love. It is this condition of help
less submission that Gray’s counsel
says the corset salesman wns in at
the time of the killing.
At Amsterdam, he said. Mrs. Sny
der learned by telephone that her hus
band was ell. He said he suggested
her return home, but she said "let
the old crab die."
They then went to Syracuse, with
stops at Gloversville, Booncvillc and
While Gray testified, Mrs. Snyder
sat at her counsel table with her head
buried in Iter arms. He spoke in a
flat even voice, devoid of emotion,
and wns allowed to tell his story with
almost no prompting from his lawyer.
At Scranton. Pa., his funds were
low, and he borrowed $57 from Mrs.
In Scranton, he said, Mrs. Snyder
suggested that they “get good and
plastered.” as it might be the last
day of their trip. He said he pro
tested that he must stay in condition
to call on his trade, but in the end
they both got intoxicated.
THE COTTON MARKET.
All Months Made New High Ground
For Present Advance, July Going to
New York, May 4.—C4>)—Addition
al overflows in the Mississippi River
and reports of sharp advnnees in
Liverpool and at Alexandria, Egypt,
were reflected in increasing strength
and activity in cotton market today.
All months made new high ground for
the present advance, July selling up
to 15.98 and December to 16.47, or
about 30 to 34 lioints net higher. The
mid-afternoon market was a few points
off from the best under realizing, but
undertone was steady.
Cotton futures opened firm: May
15.60; July 15.82; Oct. 16.09; Deo.
16.30; Jan. 16.38.
Four Millions Collected; Red Cross
•Washington. May I.—The Red
Cross flood relief fund tonight stood
Just short of its goal of $5,000,000
with contributions totalling $4,776,
Os this amount $2,886,404 wns
given by the eastern section of tin
country, $1,374,000 by the middle
west, $408,021 by the Pacific coast
1 states. $8,400 from sources mitstde
r the country and SIOO,OOO was giver
Iby the Red Cross itself.
IN LOUISVILLE, KY,
Dr. George W. McDaniel,
of Richmond, President,
Sounded Warning in His
MAKES PLEA TO
Since 1920 the Convention
Has Not Been in Health
ful Condition, President
Said in Address.
Louisville. May 4.— UP) —Dr. Geo.
IV. McDaniel, of Richmond, Va„ pres
ident of the Southern* Baptist Con
vention, sounded n warning to 2.000
messengers and visitors assembled here
today in the 72nd annual meeting of
“Since 1920," Mr. McDaniel said,
“the affairs of the convention have
not been in a healthful condition. The
drift has been downward, in confi
dence, in courage and in cooperation.
To continue in that direction means
disaster. Preeipitouos fulls lie just
The convention president in his an
nual address made a plea to the
churches of the convention to strength
en confidence and bolster up the pil
lars of their denominational structure.
“Let us go oil with the practical
tasks of the convention,” he said, “not
reviving discussion on questions al
ready settled, as far ns they can be
settled among a free people.”
The south-wide financial program
was stressed by the speuker as being
of chief concern to the messengers,
and lie pointed out to them that this
excluded merely state objects, how
ever meritorious in themselves. The
chief subjects for discussion he point
ed out, were home and foreign mis
sions. theological education and min
isterial relief. Other objects, he said,
would be included only at the peril of
the whole convention.
Dr. Truett New President.
Louisville, May 4.—o4*)—Dr. Geo.
IV. Truett, pastor of the First Bap
tist Church of Dallas, Texas, was
iiuquynously. elected president of the
Southern Baptist ConVentiou at the
opening session here today.
Four vice presidents elected are Dr.
L. E. Bat-ton, Audaulisa, Ala.; IV.
I). Upshaw, of Georgia; ,T. D. Mell,
of Athens, On.; and It. J. Bateman,
of Asheville, N. ('.
Other officers of the convention were
CHARGE FILM MONOPOLY
IN NORTH CAROLINA
Theatre Owner Brings Suit Against
Charlotte, May 3. —Thirteen motion
picture concerns were charged with
having a virtual monopoly of the bus
iness of distributing and exhibiting
films ill North Carolina in a suit filed
against them ill Wilson Superior
Court, summons for which were served
on officials of the companies here to
A temporary injunction for which
the suit was brought, restraining the
corporations from threatening to break
their contracts with H. J. Paradise,
owner of a chain of theaters, the
plaintiff, and alleged refusal to provide
him with films for which lie is said
to have contracted also was served
on film officials.
The corporations were charged with
compelling exhibitors to sign unlaw
ful contracts Contrary to the statutes
of the states in an attempt to deprive
them of control of their business.
Mr. Paradise operates theatres in
Wilson, Tarboi-o, Greenville and San
The Paramount Famous Lasky Cor,
poration, Universal Films, Inc.; Pnthe
Exchange, Ine.; Film Booking Office,
Inc.; Producers Distributing Corpora
tion ; First National Pictures, Inc.;
Liberty Distributing Film Corpora
tion ; Educational Film Exchange,
Inc. ; Arthur C. Bromberg Attrac
tions, Inc.; Enterprise Film Corpora
tion : Eltraban Film Company; War
ner Brothers Pictures, Inc., and Metro-
Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corpora
tion were named defendants in the ac
Webster Mayor of Mt. Pleasant.
Mt. Pleasant, May 3.—ln the town
election held here yesterday Roy Web-
ster. of the Collegiate lustitute facul
ty. was elected mayor over A. W.
Moose and Otho A. Barringer. Mr.
Webster received a clear majority of
all the votes cast. The candidates for
town commissioners oil the same ticket
with Mr. Webster, C. A. Thayer.
Chas. Crowell, ,T. L. C. Miller, E. M.
Dry and C. L. Bright, were also elect
ed. A. N. James. S. T. Seaford and
Mrs. C. L. Warliek were elected
Fears Mother; Flees to IVowls.
Nashville, Tenn., May I.—Little
Red Riding Hood was reincarnated
here yesterday when “wolves" of the
law tracked down a little girl in
the woods in Nashville’s suburbs.
Little Tina Smiley, 13. ran away
from home this afternoon leaving a
note that she had broken the springs
of her mother’s bed by jumping on it
1 and had gone to kill herself.
Mm. Herman Smiley, mother of
the .child, called the police to bring
bloodhounds. Four hours later, the
“wolves” of the law found Little
Red Riding Hood in the woods.
M i.ss Wilma CorrelL^,
Misti Kosn AVilleforo 1.00
Russell Roberta 1.00
Mrs. Ada Roberts 1.00
F. .T. Haywood 10.00
Mits. Elizabeth Haywood 10.00
F. 0. Ni block 20.00
8. .T. Hartsell ; 1.00
X. A. Arohibald 5.00
Jas. I*. Morrison 5.00
Ralph Morrison 5.00
tv .1. Harris 5.00
Miss Rosa Hooks 1.00
S. t\ Flowe and wife 2.00
Miss I antra Gillou 5.00
W. 1!. Rrnton 10.00
A. C. AVest 1.00
C. .1. Williams 1,00
Jno. L. Reaver 2.00
American Legion Auxiliary 15.00
Total Concord $1,862.20
Previously acknowledged $485.00
Charles White 5.00
.1. C. Funderburk 2.00
A. L. Brown 1(100
Mrs. W. C. Burgess 5.00
J. T. Dry 1.00
South School 4.15
Total Kannapolis $512.15
Mt. Pleasant Contributions.
Previously acknowledged $102.00
Jackson Training School.
Previously acknowledged $56.00
Junior Rod Cross of City Schools.
Previously acknowledged SIOO.OO
Grand Total ... $2,735.66
FARMERS AND POULTRY.
North Carolina Farmers Have Mar
keted More Than 4.000,000 Pounds
of Live Poultry.
Sir Walter Hotel.
Raleigh. May 4.—North Carolina
farmers, in cooperation with tne
State Department of Agriculture,
have marketed more titan 4,000.000
pounds of live poultry at satisfactory
prices, during the past three seasons.
Year before last the season’s total
was 1,000,000 pounds. Last year it
amounted to 2.000.000 pounds, and
this season, so far. the total stands
at about 1.250.000. This method elim
inates many over-head charges and
nets a more substantial amount to
producers, it was pointed out.
Eggs are also marketed on the
cooperative plan, and the Depart
ment is now. through its veterinary
division, conducting a campaign for
tbo- iurodwtiou of registered poultry,
placing special emphaWs in batching
baby chicks to supply the demand
within the State, which call for the
importation of probably a million
each year. Poultrymen are being en
couraged to secure accreditation for
their flocks anti' hatcheries, to insure
pure-bred and healthy stock.
Strawberry shipments continue
very satisfactory, with prices good.
Lntext telegraphic reports received
at the Department of Agriculture in
dicate that, already this season, 1607
carload,s have moved from Eastern
North Carolina to northern and
eastern markets. The total for the
entire season last year was only
1252 carloads. Including and since
11125 producers in this State nave
shipped to outside points 4.41)3 car
loads of berries.
With the closing of the straw
berry season the dewberry season
will open, with tine results in pros
l>eot. For the first time cash ad
vances will be made, to cover the
harvesting costs and until the ship
ments are delivered. This, nowever.
applies only to members of the Caro
linas Dewberry Association.
It was further pointed out that
since 1021 North Carolina farmers
have shipped approximately 30.000
carloads of potntoes.
These facts are of much encourage
ment to those advocating diversifica
CARROLL GAINS STRENGTH
IN GREENVILLE HOSPITAL
Not Known When Theatrical Produc
er Will Be Taken to Federal Pris
on in Atlanta.
Greenville, S. C.. May 4.—-OP)—Earl
Carroll. New York theatrical produc
er. is still decidedly weak and is gain
ing strength very slowly, it was said
here today at the hospital where he
has been ill following his removal
from a train bearing him to the At
lanta penitentiary. Government of
ficials were keeping in communication
with Deputy C. S. Marshal John
Pinkle.y in charge of Carroll. No in
formation was given out as to when
Carrofl would resume his journey to
Atlanta to serve a sentence of a year
and a day for perjury in connection
with his bath tub party.
CAN YOU SCORE
TEN ON THESE?
1 — Who was Salmon P. Chase?
2 Who said: "You may fire when
read. Gridley.” When and where?
3 Who was the “Grand Old Man
4 Who knocked out the great John
L. Sullivan ami won the world’s
5 Who was "Rough and Ready”?
6 Where was the famous “golden
7 What was the important politic
al newß flashed over the wire in one of
the first telegraph messages in his
ft—Where was the German Kaiser
when the World War broke out?
10—What American cities now have,
populations exceeding a million?
(Answers on page seven)
PRINTS | m
TODAY’S NEWS TODi|f|
f II T|REDEICR™
i ICKETIS ELECT*
AT POLLS TUESOKf
Mayor C. H. Barrier Dedfl
seated G. L. Fisher ||H
More Than 600 VofeiS
Only Contest of Dasi J 1
ALL ALDERMEN 7 .;M 1
Three Members of Schhdi |j
Board Also Elected to I
Serve City During m
All Democratic candidates were vtoofl
torious in the municipal election hckLlß
in Concord Tuesday. J
Mayor C. H. Barrier was the t»«iP| I
candidate with opposition,
official vote canvassed this
shows tiiaf he defeated G. L. FlCTlßlj|l
The vote was heavier than J9BH I
cast two years ago when thei4 JMj§,S 1
no opposition to the Democratic
The vote in Wards One and ’rVMsfl
showed a big increase over that chst J
two years ago. but in Wards I
and Four there was little |S
The vote in Ward Five,
the only precinct carried by FisHkf) |j|
was much heavier than the oim! twff la
years ago. J
The vote was officially I
this morning before City Clerk JR. .*%:<■
Harris. It shows the Mg'S
Wilkinson —145. I
Hartsell’, L. T.—465. 1
Candidates for Mayor. Aldermattiht g
Large Sapp and School Cimnnissioncligß
at Large .[. L. Hartsell were
on in all of, the wards. The other J
candidates for aldermen and
commissioners were voted on only
their respective wards, this accoutttnjHH
for the difference in totals. '.<jg I
vntfts. tiffs being the only precinct
which Mayor Barrier did not pile r®
up a good majority. The Republican |1
vote in Ward Five is said to have '*
been responsible for the Fisher tbtgllfß
The vote by precinets follows 1 j
Ward One. Box One—Barrier 29ft,'l*
Fisher 30; Howard 316, Sapp 814;,;,*
Hartsell. J. L„ 315 and Hartae%
AA'ard One. Box Two—Barrier
Fisher 55; Howard 140. Sapp 1811 I
Hartsell, J. L., 151. Hartsell,
AA’ard Two—Barrier 130. Fish«*#flilt"||
AVilkinson 145. Sapp 143;
AVard Three—Barrier 60. Pi4Mfl|
Hahn 73. Sapp 74; Hartsell 73. I
Ward Four —Barrier 17. Fish#
McCaehren 178, Sapp 178; IlartselOß
177. King 177. *
AA’ard Five —Barrier 03. Fisher
Hullender 108, Sapp 110; HartsMH
100. ; Jj
Tliere were no candidates fqr-;MH|
school board from AA'ards Two. TltriH j
and Five, these candidates to be I
on the next municipal election. Jit* |
FIVE BUSINESS )■ |
Will Compose First Board UtfflH 9
the New Managerial Form of IMH j
Salisbury. May 3.—tSaUxbufjyjßt- I
day elected as her I
the first under the new |
form of government, the follopritwj j
business men: A. E. Davis,
mill executive: J. S. Fisher, tadtMH I
T. M. Hines, former head of
ice company: C. AA T . 1
manufacturer: J. M. MrQwW
These were the five high metC■
the recent primary. The other five on-u
the ticket had publicity asked 4lg|pH
citizens to vote today far-Gputtfpi/B
five but there was,
small vote for each of the |
The vote today was 1.734. abput h#l|*
the primary vote. 1
CONCORD GETS GAME -.. jj I
IN ELIMINATION SEBCTM
Final Game to Determine AVeaJtpfiß
Winners WBI Be Played 1
Salisbury, May 4.— UP) —Repyjjjßtt* i
tatives of the eight group ehamjdoil;»i3
in the western district of the |
Carolina High School Athletic
ation met here last night and ma|mH|
out the final schedule for |
the western champion to compete withij
the eastern champion for the
The final championship game |dife£99l
in Salisbury in former yeara is wmm j
to Concord this season because
conflict with the Piedmont
schedule. The tilt will be playjdag 1
May 13th. |
II AII 11 i 111
Partly cloudy tonight 1
day, probably local thounderaltfß|
this afternoon or tonight in'ggMßr'J
tion ; somewhat cooler tonight. anil (
the coast Shuraday. .»J§3 J