The Charlotte News from Charlotte, North Carolina on February 24, 1922 · Page 14
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The Charlotte News from Charlotte, North Carolina · Page 14

Charlotte, North Carolina
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Friday, February 24, 1922
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THE CHARLOTTE NEWS, CHARLOTTE, N. C., FRIDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 24, 1922. 14 Most Famous Mysteries Of All Times Copyright, 1922, by The Wheeler Syndicate, Inc. FIFTEEN MYSTERIES OF DIPLOMACY. THE DEATH OF FRANCOIS G AMAIN. Among the hobbies of the Ill-fated Louis XVI was a passion for making the most complicated locks and experimenting with various kinds of secret doors and sliding panels, possibly because of a premonition that the time would come when some unsuspected means of escape might save him from his enemies. This passion for constructing locks, dated back to Louis' youth, when he took lessons from Francois Gamain. son of the court locksmith and one of the most expert workmen of his kind in Europe. On November 19, 1792, when the Icing had been a prisoner for more than three months. Gamain went to Minister of the Interior Roland and informed the latter that he had made a secret iron cupboard at the Tuileries for Louis and offered to point out the location of the door, though he was ignorant of the combination which would open it. But j'ist as the locksmith indicated the hidden vault which- later proved to contain documents which the King had had no opportunity to destroy and which were destined to swing the "balance of fate so sharply against him Gamain fell forward unconscious and it was some hours before he could be resuscitated. When he finally regained consciousness he told a strange, but apparently well authenticated story, alleging that on May 22, 1792, he had finally closed the iron door on which the King himself had prepared the combination. The night was warm, Gamain said, and when he had completed the task Louis ojave him a glass of wine which stood on a table nearby. Also, the Queen had insisted that he take a piece of cake which she proffered, but which he merely slipped into his pock et after drinking the wine. On reaching the Champs Elysees, Gamain was seized with an intense pain and a rich Englishman, who was driving by at the time, took him home in his carriage, stopping on the way at a shop in the Rue de Bac for an emetic which only partially relieved the locksiuith's intense agony. Upon arriving at the home of the Englishman, the latter immediately summoned two physicians who worked over' the apparently dying man and finally succeeded in saving his life, although Gamain was bed-ridden for several months. The cake, which was found several days afterward in his pocket, was given to a dog which immediately dropped dead, and it was not until November that Gamain felt physically able to present his story to Minister Roland. That the locksmith's story of his stranga encounter with Louis and the Queen of France was given credence at the time is evident from the fact that the Convention ordered the details of Gamain's recital to be published and conferred a pension of 1202 francs upon him. This he drew until his death in 1795, due, according to the attending physicians, to a completely wrecked physical condition which appeared to have been caused by the action of some powerful poison Fa ul Delacrois, who conducted a lengthy investigation of the matter in 1S3S, came to the conclusion that Gamain had really been poisoned, but by an over-zealous servant rather than by the King, while Louis Blanc held that the evidence was insufficient either to acquit or condemn the King. It is pointed to as a suspicious circumstance that many of the principal documents in the case are not to be " found and appear to have been taken from the archives at the time of the Restoration, but the most probable explanation is that the order of the Convention for printing these was never carried out. Moreover, the reports of the two deputies assigned to the case were so muddled and defective that it is practically impossible to state whether Gamain's accusations were true or false. But the fact remains that the secret hiding place which he pointed out to the Minister of the Interior proved to contain documents which were damning to the .cause of Louis and that the locksmith himself undoubtedly suffered from some strange malady which at least resembled the ravages of a powerful poison. "Whether this had really been administered by the King or by one of the court servants ia destined to remain among the unsolved problems connected with the Revolution and the events which immediately preceded it. DISTRICT BANKERS MEET IN SALISBURY j Salisbury, Feb. 24. A. district meeting of bankers held at tr. Yadkin hotel, this city, was attended by about half a hundred bankers from different places within the bounds of the eighth congressional district. Questions of peculiar interest to this particular section were discussed. It was decided to make the meetings annual affairs and two sessions, one in the afternoon and one in the evening, will hereafter be held. W. E. McWhirter, of Salisbury, presided at this meeting and A. G. Foard of Lenoir, was secretary. Those who adressed the meeting Included J. Elwood Cox, of High Point, who spoke about loans through the War Finance Corporation, J. A. Arey, of the State Agriculture Department, who spoke on milk as diet, and sought co-operation between banker and farmer, V. A. J. Idol, of High Point, who spoke on the matter of a clearing bank in order to keep our money at home instead of having large surplus accounts with banks in other States. Several others made short talks when called on. SUPREME COURT Continued. frin "age One.) SIR ERIC GEDDES RESIGNS. London, Feb. 24. (By the Associated Press) Sir Eric Geddes, former First Lord of the Admiralty and later Min ister of Transport, formally resigned his seat in the House of Commons yes terday. He turns to business life. How to Banish Piles Thousands Bless Dr. Leonhardt, the Physician Who Discovered This Common Sense Remedy. If you think that the surgeon's knife is the only method of escape from the misery of piles it's because you haven't heard of the new treatment known as Dr. Leonhardt's HEM-ROID. The Doctor's treatment is internal By experimenting for jrears he discov ered the exact cause of piles and then went further and compounded a remedy that would remove the cause. Dr. Leonhardt wants every sufferet to benefit by his discovery and so that there will be no doubting or delay Jas. P. Stowe & Co., and all druggists are authorized to sell HEM-ROID with guarantee that it will do as stated or money back. On that honorable basia every suf ferer should secure a package of Dr. Leonard! HEM-ROID today. MILLER'S ' Iv " ' P TP! Your Grocer Can Serve You This "Better Bread" Article II, Section 14 of the Constitution. The original bill received an unfavorable report and was tabled; it reported a substitute, which was adopted and passed its second reading on the same day. The introduction of a bill is its first reading. The bill introduced was tabled. Then the adoption of the substitute was its first reading, and then its second reading on the same day renders it invalid and nullifies the tax levying power." THE POINT ANSWERED. The court, Adams, Judge, a unani mous decision, met this point in this way, Mr. Nash points out in his letter to Mr. Masslich. He quotes from the opinion as follows: "This bill was introduced in the House of Representatives on January 16, 1919, and referred to the appropria tions committee: and on February 19 the committee reported the bill unfa vorably, and recommended the adoption of a substitute. On February 20 the bill was reached on the calendar, and the substitute was adopted and the bill passed its second reading. On the day following, the substitute for House bill 92 passed its third reading. On each reading the yeas and noes were entered on the Journal. The bill or substicute was then sent to the Senate and passed that body in conformity with the Constitutional requirements, and on March 3 it was signed by the presiding officers of each House. It may be observed that the plaintiff's specific and dominant objection is that when H. B. 92 was tabled the substitute became an entirely new bill, that the adoption of the substitute was its first reading, and that the first and second reading of the new bill occurred on the same day. "Wie need not travel abroad in search of precedent to -show that this position cannot be sustained. In Brown vs. Commissioners 173 N. C. 599 (the case from which Mr. Nash quotes earlier in this letter) it appears that ths bill which was then under discussion, passed its first reading in the House and was referred to a committee which reported a substitute for the original measure. Brown, J., said: '"The substitute was only an amendment to the original bill, which had already passed its first reading on January 22. Consequently when the substitute passed its second and third readings on different days and the ayes and noes were duly entered on both said readings, the requirements of Article 11, section 14 of the Constitution were duly complied with." And in 25 R. C. L. 880 it is said: "Even a substitute bill which is so germane to the original bill as to be a proper substitute, need not be read three times. NEW CHARTERS AMEND3IENTS. The Secretary of State today granted new charters and amendments to the following concerns. Levy Bros., Company, Raleigh, sho dealers and repairers, authorized capi tal $24,000 and $4,000 subscribed by S H. and E. Levy of New York and A. Levy of Raleigh. Spring Creek Lumber Co. Hot Springs, authorized capital $10,000 and $!,300 subscribed by James W. Diien derfer of Philadelphia, Thmoas Fisher and Lon Brooks of Hot Springs. Canvass Products Company, Greens boro, manufacturers of canvass prod ucts, authorized capital $10,000 and $4 400 subscribed by E. H. Ferris and oth ers of Greensboro. The Columbia Laundry Company Greensboro amends charier to increase capital stock authorized to $100,000; the Allen Drug Company High Point amends to change its name to the West End Drug Company, and the commonwealth Coal Company, Char lotte, amends in order to add $50,000 to its authorized stock issue. BIG ROAD LETTING. One of the biggest letting of con tracts ever held in the United States will open this morning when the high way commission will open bids for the construction of 150 miles of road. There are already on file over a hundred bids for this work, which will extend to practically everv section of the State The big compettition is expected to bring: the prices to even better figures than the contracts have been let for in the past. With the opening of the weather the contractors will be able to do the work cheaper than they couict do it during the winter months This will be the biggest letting the Highway Commission has made since it took charge of the construction pro gram more than a year ago. The big ness of the contract it the initial effort of the commission to construct the thousand miles of road in the State dur mg the year 1922. The letting on Fri day will bring the total mileage let to contract since the commission decided to construct a thousand miles this year up to one fifth of the total amount contemplated. When the roads let to contractors at this time are completed the State will have 1900 miles of good road constructed by the commission. Every type of road will be contract ed for on Friday when the bids are opened in the hall of the house of rep resentatives. Included in the 23 oro- jects on which bids are asked will be several large bridges. The specifications call for an immense amount of material of all kinds. Buy In this Better Bread, there is retained for you the goodness in the wheat which Nature intended should be used, but which is lost in ordinary bread. E. Our baking- process unequalled anywhere ZIOttfif Jl preserves the natural wheat-sugar devel- oped when the grain is ripened in the field S. j You will marvel at its wonderful richness SttUFClSLV its individual flavor and delightful fra- grance. Miller s Butter-Nut Bread is a bread with a golden-brown crust that mirrors the sunshine of the great outdoors; bread that is remarkable for its snowy white texture, is substantial all the way through and has a delicious milk and butter flavor. Truly a Better Bread to Last Sunday Carolina Baking Company WANT YADKIN RIVER BRIDGE MADE HIGHER Salisbury. Feb. 24. The Tallassee Power Company has made a request of the State Highway Commission that the bridge to be built on the national highway across the Yadkin River be tween Rowan and Davidson be made higher than the present plans call for This on account of the possibilty of aams being built below Spencer that would back water too high, for the proposed bridge. It is stated that the commission has the matter under consideration but that proposed changes in plans will not de lay the building of the bridge which is a possibility of the near future. M OTHER! Open Child's Bowels wltH "California Fi Syrup" Hurry mother! Even a sick child loves the "fruity" taste of "California Fig Syrup" and it never fails to open the bowels. A teaspoonf ul today may prevent a sick child tomorrow. If constipated, - bilious, feverish, fretful, has cold, cello, or if stomach is sour, tongue coated, breath bad, remembeil a good cleansing of the little bowels Is) often all that is necessary. Ask your druggist for genuine "California Pig Syrup" which has directions for babies and children of all ages printed on bottle. Mother! Tou must say "California" or you may get an imitation fig syrup. MISS HOPLEY IS GREATWORKER Prohibitionist by Inheritance; Long in Publicity and Newspaper Work. Bucyrus, O., Feb. 24. Miss Georgia E. Hopley, of Bucyrus, the first woman general prohibition agent to be attached to the mobile enforcement forces st national prohibition headquarters, "Washington, in her new work will be carrying on a crusade started a generation back in her family. In 1872-73, when he who talked of prohibition was accounted out of his head, a valiant band of women braving hoots and jeers, started to make this city unsafe for liquor. Mrs. Georgiana Hopley, who is dead now, was a member of that band. She was the "first woman general prohibition agent's" mother. Miss Hopley comes of a long line of newspaper folk. One brother was the editor of the first and only prohibition paper in Crawford county. Seven of her brothers and sisters still are in newsoaper work, here or elsewhere. J The late John Hopley, her father, as editor of the Bucyrus Journal, was j accorded the title of "Nestor of Ohio j Journalism." Miss Hopley has another "first" to her credit. She is said to have been the first woman in Ohio to enter active newspaper work. Her initial newspaper job was as a reporter on the Columbus, O., Times. In 1900, Governor George K. Nash ap- j pointed her to represent women of the State at the Paris exposition, and she remained in France and England from ; May until December. She made trips to England and the continent in 1908, 1910 and 1911. j In 1918, Miss Hopley had charge of ; the women's publicity in the Frank B. Willis campaign in Ohio for the Re-; publican nomination for Governor, and , in 1919, was attached in the same ca-' pacity to the successful campaign of : James J. Thomas for mayor of Colum-; bus. j In 1920, she had charge of the publicity work for women in the Republi-; can Presidential campaign in Ohio. ! In her new work, she will undertake ! the spread of publicity in the national i prohibition enforcement cause, and will, dt is expected, travel extensively over the- country. She hopes to have delegated to her, the education of children of the country in the proper observance , of prohibition laws. ' j i: In five minutes 'Tape s Diapepsin" ends Indigestion Sourness Gases Flatulence Heartburn Palpitation j( Tape's Diapepsin" "really does put bad stomachs in order-' 'really docs overcome indigestion, dyspepsia, gas. heartburn and sourness in five min-ues that Just that makes Paps s Diapepsin the largest selling stomach regulator in ths world. 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