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Ml PEAK, ONLY
ACTIVE VOLCANO IN.
' AMERICA, ERUPTS
Peak Great Smoke
Clouds Friday Night and
Has Caused Great Fear and
HOT ROCKS FALL
According to One Report the
Eruption Friday Was Most
Noticeable Since the One
of the Year of 1914.
(By the Associated Press.)
Redding, Ctil., April 21.—Lassen
Peak, America’s only act ive volcano,
spoke in a deep, loml rumbling voice
and exiuiled great smoke clouds just
lie fore dark last evening. Today fur
ther word of (lie awakened crater was
awaited with some anxiety.
As dusk settled over the valley be
low It, the peak began bri*»ihing out
the smoke la intermittent gusts as if
aided by powerful blows. From a
distance it" was seen us a smoke line
had been formed, extending southward
about 20 minutes.
There were unconfirmed reports
here during the night that a shower of
hot bricks had been thrown down the
sides of the peak. It was feared here
today, assuming the reports to lie
true, that the safety of several set
tlements was threatened. The runile
ling.uoises inside the cm ter were de
acribed as the loudest since the volca
no broke a silence of centuries and
erupted on. inspiration Day, 101-4.
STORY OF SLiFFEBING ON
ISLAND DECLARED FALSE
Edward Horn, One of Supposed Sur
vivors, Admits His Story Was * a
(By the Associated Preaa.i
Xortbport, Mich., April 21. —F.Uward
Horn, one of tlte tliree men who (
oil their lives to travel across |
slush, ice and open water early this j
week and who reported nine men and !
a woman on South Fox .Island nwp i
in danger of Starvntioa/>si)iting .1
t stx nlrplan'9i'riieing rushed ag* V > '"»»*“ i
of -the state to relieve the' supposed
sufferers, today admitted to newspaper
men that his story was a lioax.
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened at Decline on November But
(Generally 3 to 12 Points Higher, j
(By the Aaaoctated Press. 1 v
New York, April 21.—The cotton
market opened steady ai a decline of
4 iioints on November, but generally
3, to 12 points higher on covering and
rather active buying by brokers with
western and Japnuese connections.
Cotton futures opened steady: Slay
27.40; July 20.53; October 24.10; De
cember 23.00; January 23.25.
Officials Expect Agreement Soon.
(By the Aaaoctated arena.l
Washington, April 21*—The long con
troversy lietween the United States
and the Obregon government in Mexi
co has reached if stage reganled in
some official -quarters as forecasting
early complete agreement.
Renewed assurances regarding the
protection of the rights of foreigners
in the southern republic, all along the
chief stumbling block In the way of
recognition of Obregon by this govern
ment, have l>een sent to Washington
and apparently have been received Jay
officials here as an important step in
the right direction. t
The Chinese believed when telegra
phy was introduced in their country
(hat foreigners cut out the tongues of
children and suspended them on tin*
insulators" to. transmit the message*
from pole to pole.
j WHO KEEPS YOUR DOLLARS? j
« Not o dollar of the money you pay for rent is ever HANDED j
BACK TO YOU. Out of every dollar for a mortgage loan from ,
1 this old Reliable Building and Loan Association, 20'cents goes for 1
[ interest and 80 cents towards th« payment, of the mortgage, and you j
1 have fl years and 4 months, or weeks if you wish, to pay off 1
' the mortgage. 11
The landlord always keeps the whole dollar. We keep 20 cents 1
1 and it takes about 328 weeks to pay for your home. After that you '
| keep the WHOLE DOLLAR. v ]
i , Think It Over!
; 1 -\. 7 * /■ *. V |
' . The first 328 weeks our plan works 100 to 20 in yous favor, 1
after that 100 to 0," yet some lieople say it is cheaper to pay rent j
I than to OWN YOUR OWN HOME. ~ ,
> Quit fooling yonrself and buying houses for other folks, USE . 1
' YOUR MONEY TO PAY FOR YOUR OWN HOME. f
1 We have helped thonsands of others, we can help you. hut you
1 must make the start. 51st Series is now open. Isians cun lie made 1
promptly—-“ That Means AT ONCE.” t |
START RIGHT BY STARTING NOW I
Cabarrus County Building Loan and j
8 OFFICE IN CONCORD NATIONAL BANK. '
The Concord IDaily Tribune
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WILL BE OBSERVED SOON
April 22-28 Designated As Week in
(By ((>«• .UMit'i>n«tl PrrM »
Raleigh, N. (’., April 21.—Forest
Protection Week will lie observed in
North Carolina April 22-28, under the
direction of Dr. Joseph Hyde 1 Pratt,
director of tin* North Onreiina Geolog
ical and Economic’ Survey, who calls
attention to frequent fires in the
wooded sections of the state.
The forest fire situation- in North
Carolina is much worse "than we cnir
believe." lie said, adding that the best
remedy fs Care with fires, over fiO per
cent, of oil,fires in the state being due
to carelessness or Ignorance.
"President Harding has designated
the week of April 22-28 ns Forest Pro
tection Week throughout the country,"
said Dr. Pratt, "with the object of im
pressing on the people the necessity
fbr greater care in using our forests.
"Nearly every landowner can look
back and remember when there was
good timber on his property. In most
cases, his tiroiier is now gone, lint the
landowner has the idea that some
where else there is plenty of wood and
no cause for worry.
“If all these landowners could get
together and compare notes they would
find that the neighboring landowner or
neighboring state Is in the same con
dition and building on the same false
hopes—for if as much timber is cut
or destroyed by fire in t.ho next fifteen
years as lias been removed in the
past fifteen ‘years in North Carolina,
the state will join .the ranks of lliose
eastern states now dejieniling on get
ting timber from the Pacific coast.
“With at least two-thirds ,of the
state now potentially forest land,
there is no excuse for North Carolina j
not being self-supporting us far as
timber Is concerned, hut this will not
lie the ease unless people prevent for
OCCURS IN ROBESON
Three Men Are Held On a Charge of
Severely Flogging Two White Wom
Lumbcrton, April 20. —I!. M. Law
son, John Hedgepeth, and I’roctorvllle;
respectively. Isi vv son chief of police
at Fairmont, were arrested lasts last
night on nearly fifteen charges from
simple assault to first degree- burg
lary and were released from custody
today under a * 10,000 joint bond for
their appearand* here next Thursday.
The arrest grew oqt. of the flog
ging of two white women who
taken fror% the home of one and
carried tn an automobile about two
miles from town. The prosecuting
witness claims/that she knows the
*• vm men indicted ns three of the 18
which waited on them Saturday
■ niA'l.t inst-oceek. •
The trial was first set for this
morning at 10 o’clock but on account
of lack of time it was continued un
til next Thursday. Solicitor of Re
corder's Court I*. Ertel Carlyle is as
sisted prosecution by the firms
of Mclntyre. Lawrence and Proctor
and IlaekoU and McNeil. line of the
largest crowds since the famous trial
of Joe Kemp filled the courthouse
THIRTY WORKER# ARE
SAVED BY FIREMEN
Workers Were Trapiiod on the Upper
Floors of Blazing Eighty-Story
Chicago. April 21.—More than 30
persons, mostly girl garment workers,
were rescued by firemen today when
they were trapped on the upper floors
of a blazing eighty-story building a
block from the Hoard of Trade.
Flames were shooting high above
the building when firemen reached the
scene. Ladders and fife escapes pro
vided means Os escape after stairs
and elevators were made useless by
the flamed The blaze is believed to
have been caused by an explosion in a
Increase For Rail Workers.
Cincinnati. Ohio, April 21.—A11
agreement for an increase of approxi
mately $23,000 for employees of the
YTeveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St.
Louis Railroad (Big 4), who are rep
presented in the -brotherhood rtf main
tenance of way and railway -shop lab
orers, was officially announced here to
day by the railroad.
CONCORD, N. C. ( SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1923.
SUSPENDS 4 AGEITS
WHD TIRED ON TWB
Action Taken by Commis
sion Hayens, With Approv
al of Revenue Commission
er D. H. Blair.
WILL HOLD jSBB
FOR THE AGENTS
Who Are Suspended for 60
Days.—Agents Must Face
Warrants Prepared by the
IB; (he AimklolOl Press.)
Washington, April 21.—Four'federal
prohibition agents who shot at an nd
foniohlle containing two V. W. O. A.
workers of Asheville on the Greenville-
Asheville pike, the evening of April 7.
Were suspended for till days today by
Prohibition Commissioner Haynes.
The agents suspended were Leon T.
Queen, acting hesiL-of the South Caro
lina field forces: L. M. Tolbert, J. H.
'Painter and M. L. Wright. The sus
pensions without pay for (it) days
were recommended by OommissiOner
Ila.vnes and was approved liy Oommis
[sioner of Internal Revenue Blair, it
was said, in response to public resent
ment against the conduct of the agents" 1
in shooting at tile young women's ear.
The practice of promiscuous shoot
ing by prohibition agents at suspected
automobiles, it was said at Commis
sioner Haynes' office, is not approved,
anil in the South Carolina cases it was
promised to set, an example for the
prohibition agents throughout the coun
The young woolen miraculously es
i-aiss] injury when they failed to obey
the order to halt.
WILL ANNOUNCE OUR
MEXIC AN POLIC Y SOON
Authorized Spokesmen Say Policy
Will Be Announced Within a Few
(By the AHMlatct Praia.
Washington, April 21.—A public an
nouncement regarding relations with
Mexico was saii ttMjbgy by an authoriz
pected Within n feW (toys. Any state
ment on the question at this time, it
added, probably would lie embarrass
ing, and might endanger the success of
an undertaking now in the stAge of
Concord Presbyterial Hears Talks and
Statesville, April 20.—The morning
session of the Presbyterial Auxiliary
of Concord Presbytery at, the First
Presbyterian Chujeh here was fea
tured iiy an address liy Mrs. E. K.
Reid, of Lenoir, on tile support of
a school for Mexican girls and the
North Carolina conference for negro
women. The Bible hour discussions
by Mrs. W. B. Ramsay, of Hickory, nt
botli the morning and afternoon ses
sions, were much enjoyed. This af
ternoon interesting talks were made
liy Mrs. Archibald Currie and Mrs. G.
At 4 o’clock this afternoon the elec
tion of 'Officers took place which re
sulted as follows: President, Mrs. S.
V. Turlington. Mooresville; Vice Presi
dent, Mrs. C. E. Stevenson; corre
sponding and recording secretary,
Miss Cornelia Shaw; Treasurer, Mrs.
George Banner; Secretary of Spiritual
resources, Miss May White: Secretary
of foreign missions, Mrs. W. E. Aull;
Secretary of assembly's home mis
sions, Mrs. J. C. Sloan; Secretary'S.
P. C. home missions, Mrs. T. H.
Spence; Secretary of C. E. and M.
relief. Mrs. Irving Graham; i#x*re
tary of Y. P. work and S. S. exten
sion, Miss Bessie D. Arrowood: secre
tary of literature. Miss Flora Mc-
Queen ; Secretary of orphanages, Mrs.
Joseph Cannon; delegates to synodic
al, Mrs. S. V. Long and Mrs. E. D.
Bryan’s “Commoner* Suspends Pub
| Lincoln. Neb., April 20.—Governor
C. W. Bryan announced here today
that' The Commoner, a monthly pub
lication edited by himself in co
ordination with his brother, Wili am
Jennings’ Bryan, for the past 22 years,
would cease publication with me
April issue, which is now on me
press. Lack of time was given by the
governor as the reason for the
suspension of the paper.
Weather Forecast for Next W«k.
IHr the Associated fry**. •
Washington, April 21.—The weather
outlook 1 for the week beginning Mon
South Atlajitie States: Considerable
cnlndiness, occasional showers; tem
perature somewhat above normal.
Woodmen Hall, McGill Street*
' THE HARLEM KID
\ VS. «e
i LanghUn vs. Rldenhour , '
Kestler vs. Simpson
Auspices Woodmen Gamp No. 494
ADMISSION 25c and 50c
i DOORS OPEN AT 7:30 O’CLOCK
Twenty-Four Teams* Will Conduct
Lefioir College Campaign in City
At a meeting held this week definite
plans were tnadeffor the Lenoir Col
lege campaign in ill is city. The can
vas will lie made ifc 24 teams, compos
ed of both men ami women.
The campaign ii this city opens to
morrow. and the t&tns will start thflY
drive at that time, " They plan to make
a systematic campjUgn, and expect the
money here to be ftiised without trou
ble or delay. ■ '
Reports from Hitekory. where Lenoir
College is and where head
quarters for the $5850,000 camfiaign
for the college haje been established,
state that nlread.it -$175,000 has been
pledged to the cifopaigti, which will 1
officially open throughout the entire
stale tomorrow. TJiis report has given
great impetus to tEe workers here, and
Indicates that thtS college s appeal is
popular enough tolhe put over on rec
ord time. I
The following ai? the. teams to work
in this city ; ;
1— A. Luther Brwvn. Brown Phillips.
2 .1. M> Cook. «. li. Perk.
3 Mrs. J. M. Otjifc, Miss Beulah Is
enhour. -y f
Surveyors Working Now on '
Fair Ground Near Concord
Site For Race Track Is Being Laid Off and When Fin
ished Sites for Buildings Will Be Selected. —Work on
Buildings and Fences to Start in Near Future.
Determined to take every measure
possitile to assure the opening of the
Cabarrus County Fair liy the day se
lected. October llitli. officers of the
fair association* now have a force of
ha ruts engaged on the fair grounds.
Surveyors liegiin their work on the
property Friday, and when they have
determined just where the various
buildings and race track are to lie
constructed, work will lie started.
'liie officers of the company are try
ing now to get material lane used in
constructing the buildings and fences,
and this material will lie needed in the
near future, as it is planned to start
the actual building program withonl
delay. Fences will lie erected first,
probably, and then work on the build
ings in.the fair grounds proper will lie
The* first work of the surveyors
dealt with the race track. The track
will occupy a prominent place in the
grounds, as the, raw's are expected to
fair each year. After selecting the
site for the track, and laying it off.
theisurveyors started the work of se
lecting the sites for the main build
While the erection of the buildings
and fences and (he preparation of the
track will lakt* some time, it is felt
by the officers of the company that ev
erything will ho in readiness liy Octo
ber. The opening of the fair will la l
held on October Kith, and the officers
of the company are determined lo have
everything in readiness by that date.
Dr.. T. N. Spencer, secretary of the
association, is already making plans
for a number of attractions to lie offer
ed at the first fair. He is also busy
arranging a schedule, and it is certain
now that some of the best track men
and horses to lie found in the south
will he on hand for the opening races.
The work at the fair grounds will
lie rushed with all practical speed.
To Dissolve Injunction Served on Com
mittee of General Assembly of
(Bz the Associated, Press.)
City, Tenn., April 21. —
.Chancellor Hal 11. Haynes, this morn
ing in Bristol dismissed the motion to
disssolve tlie injunction served on the
committee from the General Assembly
of Tennessee tidre to investigate Pres
ident Henry (.'. Gilbreath, presidnt of
East Tennessee State Normal.
The committeemi-a with the excep
tion of Senator Butler, -returned to
Nashville yesterday. Attorney Gen
eral Thompson, representing the com
mittee, states the matter will be taken
to the Supreme Court.
The opinion is expected here by
“Tbn” Pharr Accepts Davidson n’ol
Davidson, April 20.—Announcement
was - made in chapel .this morning
that Rev. J. T. Pharr, class or ’l2,
now pastor jof Reniok, West :Vir
glia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Pharr,
of Charlotte, be’ter known on the
campus in college days as “Tim”
Pharr, has finally accepted the ap
poltmen't here as general Secretary to
the Young Men’s Christian associa
tion of the college. Much satisfaction
is expressed over this decision of Mr.
Tord Robert Cecil Talks With
President at the White House
(By tfce Associated Preaa.i on iy repeated that he could say noth-
Washington, April 21.-VLord Robert lug when asked whether the President
Cecil, one of the leading figures in thad brought up modifications for the
the activities of the league of nations, league covenant, or American memlier
had half an hour's conference' today ship in the permanent court of Inter
with President Harding hut declined national justice,
later to discuss his visit except to sav „„ ~ , , . . , ,
the caR had been most pleasant. * f Th “ f s ™ 88 , ’ ,is ''•'tween Lord Roll-
Lord Rollert called at the White Y* w ! ? c,ultol ' ¥<> r «l> were under-
Housc after he had thet Senator Bo- ® 00,1 to r h A lvo 1 h,t ® uu f^°" B
rah, of Idaho, one of the chief repuli- f 08 , tUe . "'i eB ‘J' ,n8 ’ in, " u '
llcan irreconcila hies In the Senate ‘"£ I*« 8 «U;le revision of the oovennn
league of nations fight nt breakfast at t 'Ttt t ? id A he ? tU j
the home on Henry While. On leav- ''" B , of t^ e °P' n ' on t,ie American
Ing the White House, as on yesterdav P** o ! l '* never, would consent to en
nfter his call on former President Wii- tPBUoe lnf e «".v political alliance with
son, he aside all questions. He Europe.
4 Mrs. C. A. Blackwelder, Mrs. W.
S. Bingham, S. O. Eddlemnn.
5- —Miss Constance Cline, Miss Lon
na Tucker, Harold Dry.
•>—Mrs. Grace Moore, Miss Addie
7C. A. Cook. Clyde Propst.
8— J. A. Kennett, A. C. Cline,
fi—V. L. Norman. B. J, Allman.
t Id—Gilbert Hendrix, Mrs. V. L.
Norman. Miss Ruby djjies.
11— L. A. Fisher, Guy Tsenhour, Miss
12— Kay Patterson, K. O. Corzinp.
13— W. A. Foil. Adam Klnttz.
14:—B. L. Crowell, Mrs. E. B. Grady.
Mrs. Chits. Barrier.
15—Prof. ,i. B. Iloliertson, Miss
Ruth Dry, Mrs. W. H. Gibson.
Id—Wade H. Cline, JL O. Harris.
17— J. L. Miller. C. A. Isenhonr.
18— Prof. S. A. Wolff, R. J. Phillips.
10—Geo. Klnttz, Ray Cline.
20— Fred Shepherd. Geo. Graelier.
21— Dr. .1. A. Shnuers, Mrs. C. A.
Mels. Miss Kathleen Sappenfield.
22 1). W. A loose. R. C. I,i taker.
23 Guy Beaver, Clms. Blackwelder.
24 Dr. XV. L. Ezzell, .1. R. Cress.
MIN WITHOUT MEMDHV
. IS SEEKING FRIENDS
Man Is In Charlotte and
Though Able to Discuss
Matters Intelligently Has
Forgotten His Name.
Charlotte, April 21. —Efforts were
being continued here today to ascer
tain the identitfy of a man about (Ml
years old suffering from the loss of
memory, Who was brought to Char
lotte yesterday by an nntomobilist,
who picked him up on the road from
-i-Vifiii^Ai^m—4-, s’. —<. .... *- *
The man wlui spoke intelligently
upon many subjects, but who could
not recall his name or home, said lie
came to himself 18 days ago on a road
in Florida, and had been making his
way since then toward Richmond or
Baltimore, where he felt he would find
Reports that a man named Norris
had been missing from Baltimore
were called (o his attention and he
named a Baltimore hotel saying “If l
could see the register of the Emerson
Hofei. I believe I could recovnize my
The man was sent to a hospital for
observation last night after being tak
en to dinner.
EXPECT FOREIGN AID
IN STOPPING RUNNERS
Who Are Bringing Much Whiskey to
the Unite*’ States From Both Eng
land and Norwp
(By the Associated Press.)
New Y'ork, April 21.—Confidence that
British and Norwegian officials would
aid them in stopping the flow of liquor
into America, through the operations
of smugglers on rum row. was express
ed today by customs officials. ,
(’apt. Grover Armstrong, British
consul general here, it is understood,
will visit tlie rum fleet off the New Jer
sey const to determine Why officers
wearing uniforms of (lie British mer
chant marine are aboard the yacht Is
tar, the “flagship" of the fleet.
Customs officials say (lie Norwegian
consul in New York last week sent- or
ders to the trawler Svanholm, then a
member of the fleet, to proceed to her
Harding and Morrison Get Bushel of
Sweet Potatoes From Craven.
New Bern, . April 20.—President
Warren G. Harding and Governor
Cameron Morrison were today “taken
in" on North Carolina's “Sweet Potato
Week,” when Harry Barlow, secretary
of the local Chamber of Commerce,
shipped to each of them a bushel crate
of home-grown, home-cured “Craven
Sweets.” Tn a letter he enclosed
recipes suggesting many attractive
ways of serving them-, with the com
pliments of New Bern Sweet Potato
There are 1(18 furnaces on the steam
ship Aqauitapia and her turbines
have 750,000 babies.
MRS. PHILLIPS SAID TO ’ N
BE IN HONDURAS NOW
Government Probably Will Ask That
She Be Held For IT.l T . S. Agents. .
(By the ARioolalrd Pres*.)
Washington, April 21. —As a pre
liminary to a formal re j nest for ex
tradition. the State Department, has
decided to open negotiations with the
Honduran government to establish the
identity of a suspect residing in Tegu
cigalpa. and believed to lie Mrs. Clara
Phillips, convicted hammer murderess,
who escaped from jail in California.
The Department's decision was
reached as a result of a request from
Governor Richardson, of California.
The first step will be to request the
Honduran government to hold the sus
pect pending extradition. Such a re
quest. it was said today, will tie made
of the Tegucigalpa authorities by the
American minister there.
SEN. BURTON WHEELER
ARRIVES IN MOSCOW
'Will Stay Among the Soviet For About
Ten Days to Study Conditions.
(By the Aaaoctated Plena.l
Moscow. April 21.—Senator Burton
Wheeler, of Montana, accompanied by
bis wife, arrived here this afternoon
foV a stay of ten days. He was met
without ceremony at the railway sta
tion by one official of (he foreign of
fice. While here. Senator and Mrs.
Wheeler will reside in ilie mansion
provided by (lie Soviet government ns
a guest house for distinguished visit
.Senator Wheeler is tlie first of a
number of memliers of the American
Congress expected to visit Rusisa this
GILLETT FAVORS THE
WORLD COURT PLAN
Says Misunderstanding Alone Respon
sible for Opposition to the Plan.
(By (be Aaaoelated Prea».
Washington, April 21.—President
Harding's proposal,, that the United
States enter (lie riiternatiomrl court
sol up by the league of nations was
given unreserved endorsement today
liy Speaker Gillett. who declared in a
formal statement that a mirtuider
standing was responsible for tlie op
position voiced by Representative
Wood, chairman of the Republican
Congressional Campaign Committee
Camithers, Wanted in Salisbury,’ Be
trayed by a Friend.
Macon, Ga., April 20.—J. M. Car
rnthoc, 3(i years of age, who told the
policy that lie lias been living here for
17 years ’under an assumed name, was
taken into Custody today in connection
with an alleged conspiracy to commit
murder in Salisbury. N. 0., in 1H05:
■ Camithers married twice here, his.
tffst wife dying, -n-nfl hr-Muia mi fed a,'
family of children.v He was known
here as Jim Mcßae. The police
stated the arrest was made following
a light in which Carruthers and an ac
quaintance from North Carolina par
ticipated. Carruthers got the better
of the tight, it is stated, and the for
mer friend is said to have tipped off
the police that Carruthers was wanted
in North Carolina.
It was announced at police head
quarters late tonight that Salisbury,
N. C„ officers are on their way here to
get Carruthers. .Carruthers refuses
to discuss the history iof the alleged
crime in liisgpft+iyr^atate.
Was Serving Sentence at the Time of
Salisbury, April 20.—Jitn Carruth
ers, who was arrested today at Macon,
Ga., was serving a four-year sentence
for conspiracy to commit murder,
when he escaped 17 years ago. A
brother convicted on the charge also
escaped at that time but was'captured
two years ago.
Officers left here today for Macon,
to return the escaped convict to this
Decrease Shown in Rail Car Shortage.
Washington. April 20.—Railroads on
April 7 were short 58.237 cars of hav
ing enough equipment to satisfy ship
pers' demands, the ear service divi
sion of American Railway Asso
ciation reported today. This was n
decrease of 10,749 cars ns compared
with the shortage total one week pre
vious. Most of the unsatisfied de
mand was for box ears and ears suil
abls for carrying freight. On April
7 a total of 15,1(58 cars -were scattered
over lines nt points where no (kunaltd
for them existed.
Town Wiped Out; More Than 1,000
Rluefield, W. Va„ April 20.—More
than a thousand persons were render
ed homeless and property valued at a
million dollars destroyed late tofftiy by
a fire which wiped out the town of
Burke, McDowell county, 25 miles
west of Bluefleid.
Mine Disaster Reported.
(By the Aaaoctated Press.)
Charlotte, April 21.—Reports re
ceived here today were to the effect
that a talc mine owned by the Stand
ard Mineral Company in Moore Coun
ty, had coved in and that six lives are
lielieved to have been lost. The mine
is near Hemp, N. C.
Our 35th Series of BUILDING AND LOAN will op
en May Ist. and we incite YOU to take stock with us iif -
this Series. ,
Citizens Building and Loan Asso
4 (Office in CIZENS BANK)
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TO CHURCH CANNOT
BE LOCATED TODAY
It Is Said That In the Will
.1. W. Higgins, of Yance
County, Left the Methodist
LAWYERS IN SIX
CITIES ON HUNT
Rev. W. O. Goode Says There
Is No Question About the
Will, Which Was Seen
Only a Few Weeks Ago.
(By (he Anaoclatrd From.)
Hickory, April 21.—A will by which
.1. W. Higgins, Yancey County banker,
is said to have bequeathed SBOO,OOO to
further the work of the Methodist
Episcopal Church* South, has disap
peared, fuid attorneys in six towns of
the state have been retained to inves
tigate the affair, the Rev. \V. O. Goode,
set ret ary-treasurer of the Board of
Education of the Western North Caro
lina conference of the church said to
There is no question of fact as to
the will, according to Mr. Goode, who
said it was seen a few days before
the death of Mr. Higgins, hut it can
not lie found, he added. Mr. Hiegins,
was 82 years of age, and childless, was
struck by an automobile driven by
Elias Hensley. It!, several weeks ago,
and died in a Marion. N. C.. hospital.
His farm, valued at $lt(.000, was left
to ti nephew. Joseph Higgins, and the
remainder of his fortune To the church,
dispatches said at that time.
The attorneys retained in the ease
were jmmed as Mark W. Brown, Ashe
ville ; Eugene E. Gray, Winston-Salem;
Self. Bagby & Aiken. Hickory; Ryhuru
& Hoey. Shelby: ('has. Hutchins,
Burnsville; and Bless & Winborue, Ma
AUDITORS MAY REQUIRE
COUPLE MORE MONTHS
Legislative Utmntiiftoe Authorizes Ad
ditional iMm, —Finish RiFol.i^tS
PhwC. , “ '
-JWaSSIw -4a*u .^Lr-UsiglS
nrittee members working on the tus
puted surfeit-deficit in state finances,
announced this afternoon a check-up
on receipts and a readiness 'of the
auditors headed by J. P.. Walsb to
pitch into the disbursements.
Whether tlil3 means that only naif
the actual clerical and detective work
has been completed and that conse
quently there must be more months
of delving to ascertain real condi
tions, the auditors and the committee
diil not say. Certainly the relation
between expenses and collections is
as important as gver. Completion of
the receipts is announced and these
have been cheeked up. The expendi
tures will be the Oliver half to which
the auditors will devote their .energies.
fTo committee members, Seators W.
L. Long, W. C. Heath, D. F. Giles and
A. F. Sants, Representatives Walter
Murphy, H. G. Connor, Jr., W. W.
Neal, and George Ross were all here.
They instructed the auditors to em
ploy more accountants if these are
necessary. The best that anybody has
hoped for is that the work will be
finished by June. But today’s report
seems to put that in doubt as ex
penditures cannot 'be greatly less thah
receipts and Corporation Commission
er Maxwell thinks they have been
very .much more.
What seemed such a simple pr<A
cess in mid-legislature, hire a hall,
kick , "little” Maxwell and issue a
legislative ukase against liini, has be
come a much more complicated mat
ter. Indeed, nobody knows whether to
kick Maxwell or not, for the very
gOotl reason that everyltody seems
more uncertain about tilings than
Maxwell does. Even .with the dis
covery of many new sources of In
come and the resorted ill health of
several minus millionaires and plus
millionaires, revenues are still great
ly in doubt. The~state of finances is
left unsettled for six more weeks and
the end ’will hardly be then.
Only Two Nations Ruled By Women,
Only two important, countries are
actually ruled by queens—Hoi land
and Abssinia. Queen Wilhelmina as
cended the throne of the Netherlands
thirty-three years ago, while Waizeru
Zauditu was crowned at Addis Ababa
in 1916. Waizeru Zauditu who it. 47
years old, has an empire contaihing
about 8,600,000 persons and mifl
prises an area twice as large as
Turkey of today. „