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® DISPATCHES &
High Waters Kill Seven;
Crest of Storm is Passed
Water Which Overran East
ern Kansas and Northern
' Oklahoma Receding Now
Since Rains Stopped.
LOSERS FROM FLOOD
Six Miles of Track Washed
Away in One Place and
Many Bridges Are Gone.—
Thousands Made Homeless
•By the Anorlalnl Praia.)
Kansas City. Mo., .Tune 12.—The erest
of the Hood waters- which for four days
have covered the eastern half of Kansas
and northern Oklahoma virtually had
passed today, leaving a toll of seven
known dead, many missing, and property
damage aggregating several million dol
lars. Thousands of persons made home
less when the flood swept through their
homes are being cared for in public build
ings and in private homes.
Railroad service to several cities in
Kansas is demoralized, and at least two
cities are cut off from communication.
Six miles of railroad track south of Ar
kansas City. Kiins., is washed out. and
all bridges between Arkansas City and
Wichita on one railroad are reported
gone. Washouts on other lines in this
region are reported.
Arkansas City, the city that was the
hardest hit by the flood waters of the
Arkansas River, is under martial law.
Water still remained over tin; streets
and in the lowlands, but relief work is
well underway. It is estimated that
more than 3,000 persons are homeless.
Twenty-five persons were reported unac
counted for, but they are expected to be
found when the many persons marooned
by the high water are freed. The esti
mates of damage in Arkansas City are
placed at $3,000,000.
Meagre reports from Winfield, Kails.,
almost entirely cut off from the outside
world, estimate the damage there at be
tween one and one and a half million
dollars. Many are homeless and are be
ing cared for by Ked Cross and other
organizations. American Legion mem
bers are patrolling the city.
Conditions at Wichita. Kans., where
four square miles of the city was flooded
to a depth of three feet, are improving
rapidly. I'nqierty damage there was es
timated at more than $1,999,900. Resi
dents were warned In -night of another
expected rise in 'fie vtv-V jh' bi t th
unTnil>;v -is-itiit r.x;o,-1 Cl! M" in l :|C ytjrpu;
as that from the overflow of Saturday.
Damage said to reach $2,000,000 was
caused in Kay County, Okla., to crops,
property and livestock. Other property
losses in northern Oklahoma swept down
the swollen streams.
Six feet of water flowed down the
main business street of Knw/City, Okla.,
yesterday, while its citizens' were hud
dled On a hill south of the toxvn. Citi
zens of Autwine took refuge in grain ele
vator lifts from which they were rescued
Train service throughout Oklahoma is
in a demoralized -state as a result of
washouts of main line bridges uml tracks
in the northern and western parts of the
THIRTEEN LIVES LOST
Also I jtrge Area Laid Waste by Typhoon
on the Island of Samar.
Manila, P. I. June 12 (By the Asso
ciated Press).- —Thirteen lives were lost
and a large area was laid waste by a
typhoon on the island of Sauiar. accord
ing to telegrams received today from the
constabulary headquarters there. The
report said that in seven towns 05 per
cent, of tile houses were blown down, and
that the homeless thousands were threat
ened with famine.
Economic Conference In London.
London, June 12.—The preliminary ar
rangements for the Imperial Economic
Conference which is to be held in Ism
don in October next are now so far ad
vanced that it is possible to, indicate
broadly the constitution of the confer
ence and the scope of its program.
It is expected that the United King
dom, the self-governing dominions, and
Lym will be represented, The delegates
of eueb government being accompanied
by the necessary expert advisers. It is
also contemplated that the conference
will include representation of the col
onies and protectorates.
The general business of the conference
will be to study the possibilities of co
operation in the development of the re
sources of the British Empire and the
strengthening of economic relations be
tween its constituent parts.
Specific subjects to receive attention
will include: Ways and means for the
fuller development of the natural re*
sources of the dominions and the colo
nies; inter-imperial commerce, shipping
and communications generally; co-ordi
nated action for the improvement of
technical research; the organization of
economic intelligence, and the unifica
tion of law or practice in the Empire in
certain matters affecting trade develop
ment. The work of the various bodies
which have already been established on
an inter-imperial basis for the purpose of
economic co-operation would also be con
sidered. and in all probability certain as
pects of the external • commercial rela
tions of the Empire will be included in
the general survey of the conference.
Bit by Rabbit.
Salisbury, June 11.—Ben L. Austin,
well known cabinet maker, was bitten
by a pet rabbit, the animal tearing an
artery in the back of Mr. Austin's hand
and causing a wound that bled profusely
and that had to be attended by a phy
Occupation is the cheapest form of
amusement, and makes idleness is the
most expensive. ~
The Concord Daily Tribune
- * :
MRS. EDITH VANDERBILT
IS BACK FROM EUROPE
With Many New Ideas, and Will Make
the State Fair Bigger Than Ever Bs-
Ralcigh, X. 0.. June 12.—Mrs. Edith
Vanderbirt is back from the Orient with
many new ideiis about milking the uext
State Fair bigger and better than ever
before. She is now at her home at Bilt
more. and will give largely of her time
during rite summer to working out these
ideas in tangible form.
Like other North Carolinians. Mrs.
Vanderbilt is proud of the State, and
she wants to make the State Fair repre
sentative of a great State. Os course,
she expects to have agricultural exhibits
in keeping with the splendid work that
is being done in farming, but she wants
to do more. She wants all the various
industries of the State represented also.
For instance, there are furniture far-,
tones at Higli Point that are second to
none in the South and that rank with
the' best in other sections of the world.
She wants to have this industry ade
quately represented at the fair.
Then there is the textile industry. Here
North Carolina also leads the South.
Some of the best exhibits at the last
State Fair were those shown by cotton
mills. She wants to have more of these
exhibits this year.
Mrs. Vanderbilt doesn't expect to stop
with exhibits of agricultural and indus
trial progress, She wants to show what
the schools and newspapers are doing,
for she believes that intelligence must be
the basis for all substantial progress in
any, line of endeavor.
Wholesome entertainment is one of
Mrs. Vanderbilt's hobbies. She is ar
ranging to have many interesting fea
tures in the way of first class amuse
ment at the State Fair this year. CatV
ftil study is being given to this important
feature of the fair.
With the ideas and impressions gained
from her trip abroad, Mrs. Vanderbilt
'believes that site will be able, with the
aid of the other officials of the fair, who
have also been busy collecting data, to
work out a program for nexl season that
will insure a fair that will be worthy of
the great state.
BOTH PARTIES OPPOSING
MILLION DOLLAR JOY RIDE
Republican Leaders Join in Dem
ocratic Protests Against Unnecessary
Washington. D. 0.. June 12. —Both
Republican and Democrats in Congress
arc now united in condeming the "mil
■l liVii 1 'C, C 1 1 , ■*»,.,■ -T my. — irOcciilW etu.-
tlian as an indefensible waste of rntolii
funds. The Democratic National Com
mittee officially served notice on the Ad
ministration today that “an investiga
tion of this junket do luxe is certain tr
be forced by the Democrats of Con
Protests have already been trans
mitted to the White House by prom
inent Republican leaders. They have
been conferring informally, and are
agreed that the Leviathan exeurison.
ad it has been arranged by Chairman
Lasker, of the Shipping Board, is a
political blunder that is bound to be of
tremendous party disavantages.
Except for Representative Graham,
slated to be the next Republican leader
of the House, who openly assails the
Leviathan trip and has recalled his ac
ceptance of an invitation to be one of
the 600 on the preferred passenger list,
these members of the (1. O. P. are as
yet avoiding the Administration dis
favor that public airing of their disap
proval might bring doxvn upon their
But they are no less aroused, and
they are making their complaints known
to the White House, in the hope that
the President wjlll intervene to call off
the cruise or else to fill the ship with
deserving convalescents front the serv
ice hospitals, instead of the personal and
politieal favorites invited by Chairmau
DEATH IN TOY BALLOON
FOR 8-YEAR-OLD GIRL
Strangled to Death When Wooden
Mouthpiece Lodges in Windpipe.
Indianapolis, June 10.—Eight-year
old Mary McGinty swallowed a toy bal
loon with which she was playing last
night and died a few .minutes later at
the City Hospital. Death was caused
by strangulation. The child, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Albert V. McGinty, was
playing with the bnlloon when she put
it in her mouth. The balloon was ex
tracted, and efforts were made to re
vive the child, by artificial respiration.
The wooden mouthpiece of the balloon
was lodged in the child's) wondpipe.
K. of P. Meeting In Morganton.
The • annual meeting of the Grand
Lodge Kinghts of Pythias will begin in
Morganton tonight to continue througlt
Thursday. Reports from Morganton
indicate that one of the largest crowds
in the history of the organization will
attend this year's meeting.
The ceremonial will be staged tomor
row be Bagdad Temple I). O. K. K. of
Asheville. A big barbecue also will be
one of the features of. the sessions to
The following Concord Pythinns left
this afternoon to attend the sessions:
T. H. Webb, A. F. Hatrsell, W. B.
Ward, J. A. Blackwelder, H. B. Trout
man and O. A. Hwaringen. They made
the trip to Morganton, in autos and plan
to return home Thursday.
Made "Bottled in Bond” Labels.*
Charlotte, June 11.—Charges that C.
D. Watkins, of Concord, who is/ held in
SSOO-bail for trial at the October term
of federal court had an ingenious ma
chine for making .labels that made pos
sible the sale of moonshine liquor at
“bottled and bond” prices were made
here today by Henry E. Thomas, secret
service agent. Thomas arrested Wat
kins- in Concord last week.
CONCORD, N. C, TUES DAY, JUNE 12, 1923.
PEASANTS ARE MOT
IN SYMPATHY WITH
And Reports From Sofia to
Belgrade Declare Revolts
Are Taking Place Through
LARGE NUMBER OF
Near Pleona Force of 10,000
is in Action.—Volunteers
Are Now Being Armed by
•By the Associated Press.!
Belgrade. Serbia. June 12.—Peasant
revolts against the new Bulgarian re
gime are reported throughout the coun
try. dispaolies from Sofia declare. In
the neighborhood of Plevna the revolt
has assumed serious proportions, it is
declared, and a force of 10,000 is said
to have been surrounded.
The dispatches say that the new gov
ernment has ordered demobilization of
the reserve officers and of several of the
young classes. Volunteers are being
The dispatehesh confirm that former
Premier Stamboulisky is not under ar
rest. but add that there is no news of his
WORLD’S RECORD BRINGING
MEN INTO THE CHURCH
Rev. Elijah Allison Recently Died at
His Home at Brevard, This State.
Greensboro. June 12.—The man who
held tile world's record for number of
baptisms was a North Carolinian, bap
tizing thousands of persons, doing his
work in most of the states of the Union,
but more especially in North Carolina
and Tenessee. He recently died at his
home near Brevard, after 66 years in
the active ministry of the Baptist
Jit the course of that ministry he bap
tized 5,523 persons.
Elijah Allison was the name of this
indomitable soldier of the cross, who
heard the call early and worked un
"eaigigly in his master’s vineyard. He
joined Little River Church, near Bre
vard. at the age of 12, and at 17 was
ordained minister. The- for the long
■ iwhii *«'»A*e ,we«l «*»»•*
his Master's business, his work finally
ending at the same little church which
lie had joined as a boy.
One of the last persons lie baptized
was a garndchild of his. "It always
did him good to see one of his decide
to do right,” is the way his sou. S. F.
Allison, of Brevard, expressed it.
Where there were but two or three
gathered together was sufficient for this
fine old man. He organized a church
at Del Bio, Tenu., with just three mem
bers. That was enough. The fire was
there. He put his great force into the
This man of Gol had much to do; he
was always busy, but he had one trait
that so mn,ny busy men lack—he was
lovable, beloved. He was not too busy
to Win hearts. He served no great city
churches. with large congregations;
where he went the population was scan
ty. but in spite of that he found a rich
harvest, made a rich harvet. He
preached. He converted. He bap
tized. He had a passion for the Third's
work. He never tired.
No Pennant Raising in Sally This Year.
Columbia, S. C.. June 11. —For the
first time in the history of the present
South Atlantic Association of Profes
sional Baseball Clubs, there will be no
pennant-raising in the Sally League this
year. In 1918, after the old South At
lantic Association has disbanded, there
was no pennant raising.
Charleston last year won the pennant.
Charlotte was the runner -up. It is
customary to have thf pennant raising
ceremonies during the second trip of
the runner-up to the pennant winner’s
Charlotte played at Charleston on
April 30, and May 1 and 2. and xvas
due to return June 7 for the second
series. Meantime, the Charleston team,
abiding in sixth place. did not receive
support enough to pay expenses and the
ownership changed twice, the club fin
ally being turned over to the league.
Charleston was unable to raise the
funds needed and at the same time find
a man who had time or inclination to
run the team, and the franchise \vns
awarded to Macon, Ga„ and -the team
sent there. As a result. Inst year's
pennant winning city is out of
league, and there will be no pennant*
raising ceremony this year.
As President Walsh of the league put
it Jn conversation here on Saturday:
"There's nothing to it. There will be
no pennant raising for the pennant win
ners of last year are not in the league.”
President Walsh has been spending
considerable time ill Columbia recently
trying to untangle the affairs of the Co
lumbia team, which like the old Charles
to nteam. has been going badly. He ex
pressed the belief that the franchise
would stay in Columbia, but intimated
that a change in ownership was not un
Condition of Mr. Stone Remains Critical.
A message received at noon by relatives
here of Mr. W. A. Stone, who underwent
a serious operation in a Statesville hos
pital this week, stated that the condition
of Mr. Stone remains critical. The mes
sage added that little hope was enter
tained for,Mr. Stone’s recovery, and his
death is expected hourly.
Rev. and Mrs. M. T. Steele, of St. Pet
ersburg, Fla., will arrive in the city this
week to spend two weeks wiflx Mrs.
tyeele's sister, Mrs. D. F. Joyner.
AMERICA MUST HAVE
HIGHLY SKILLED LABOR
If We Are to Market Onr Manufactured
Products Abroad Successfully.
Raleigh. X. C., June 12 (By tile As
sociated Press). —If Americans are to
market their manufactured products
abroad successfully, “we must learn
through highly skilled labor, and bet
ter organized industry to manufacture
roods so that we can deliver them it.
foreign markets at a price that will
enable the distributor there to sell in
competition with manufactured pro
ducts made in countries where for
generations courses in vocational educa
tion have held a large place in their
educational scheme." T. E. Browne,
vocational education director of North
"arolina, asserted today.
Mr. Browne issued a supplemental
statement to one given out last night
urging that more emphasis be placed on
technical education in the state in order
that the rapid dofielnpment of in
dustrial enterprises (here might not
make it necessary for New England
mills moving here Rj also bring their
ski'led labor from thej-north.
“There is only one - way by winch w*
•an hope to rapidly increase the skil'
and technical knowledge of labor.” said
Mr. Browne, "and that is by we’l
organized and a liberally supported
system of vocational) education.
“Mr. Herbert Hoover, secretary of ‘
commerce, recently filmic this state
ment : 'A community j must pay either
for the cost of trnin&g labor or for a
much greater cost of inefficiency of
labor, and inefficiency? of labor means
inevitably general industrial and com
mercial inefficiency.’ He further says:
‘can we expect to maintain our com
mercial place in the world's markets I
if we neglect to train labor and if wc
permit other countries to take over the
competitive advantagiS that superior
vocational training will give'?'
“Few men in the nation have bad a
better opportunity to study the com
mercial and industrial situation in its
world aspect than Mr. Hoover, and the
tone of the entire cotnmuuicntion from
which these quations arc taken is one
of more or less alarm, with the urge
that America must inure and more
recognize the public responsibility,
toward education, winding up with the
statement that ‘education in general, in
cluding vocational education, for the
youth, is democracy's most important
“The program of the State Board for
Vocational Education in North Carolina
from the beginning has emphasized, in
the field of trade and industrial educa
tion. evening vocational classes tor the
emp'oyed worker, with special emphasis
upon those subjects that enlarge the
vocational intelligences of the cotton
mill worker, that being the state's
largest manufacturing (enterprise.
"Daring the tbasiL^Sjilt 1 ', we had IS!)
such classes with "imte than 290 'em
ployed workers enrolled. Hue'll suDjeeN
as mill calculations, loom fixing. in
dustrial chemistry, blue print reading,
and numerous other subjects directly
related to the workeVs daily activities
have proven exceedingly popular. Not
only have reports from the workers
been exceedingly gratifying, but a num
ber of the state's leading industrial
managers have unhesitatingly giveu
public acknowledgment of the effective
ness of the work accomplished in these
evening vocational classes.
“These resultS have been evident in
the more rapid promotion of the work
ers within the manufacturing plants,
larger output from the same machinery,
lower percentage of seconds, a better
feeling among the workers and a more
thorough understanding of the larger
problems of the manufacturing plant,
and their relation to the nation's in
“During the present year, emphasis
has been placed upon part-time classes
for employed workers between fourteen
and eighteen years. In a number of the
state's iudnstrial centers, groups of
boys and girls have been forced to leave
school for various causes have been in
duced to come back to the schools at
times when they could get away from
their employment and take such subjects
as they felt were most essential to
their Successful promotion. In the
future, the state board plans to place
greater emphasis upon the part time
classes for employed workers under
“Recent statistics indicate that voca
tional courses with the job objective the
prominent idea, are growing in populari
ty wherever they have been given a
fair frial. The managers of large in
dustrial plants, after a few years ex
perience with men who have been train
ed in the vocational schools, are becom
ing thoroughly convinced of the value of
this type of education, and are not
hesitating to give their hearty approval
and financial support) to the education
al program designed to increase the
technical ability of the workers in in
“There are a few pertinent facts re
lative to our status as an industrial and
Commercial nation which give us con
cern. There was a time when we felt
as a people that we were more or less
self-contained. We are informed that
prior to the World war our surplus ex
ceeded by fifteen per ce/it only our home
consumption That made it necessary
for us to find a foreign marker, for only
fifteen per cent of our manufactured
“Conditions have changed very rapidly
ill the lust few years. Better methods of
manufacturing, large industrial plants,
great expendieney in certain lines, the
moving of manufacturing plants nearer
to row material, and the increased skill
of the worker have caused our manu
factured products to exceed by ap
proximately 50 per cent our home con
“Under these conditions, the manu
facturer must face two alternatives.
He must be satisfied with a 60 per
cent business or must go outside of
America and find a market for a forty
per eent surplus. If we are to market
abroad forty percent of our manufactur
ed products, we must, learn through
skilled labor and better organized in
dustry to manufacture goods no ffcat
we can deliver them in foreign markets
PRESIDENT MAY ASK
ON THE ‘DRY’ LAWS
As They Relate to Foreign
Ships Carrying Liquors
Within Three Mile Limit
of the Country.
MUST CARRY OUT
THE LAWS NOW
President is Said to Believe
Law Was Never Intended
to Cover Question That
(By the Associated Press.i
Washington. June 12.—There were
increasing indications in high official cir
cles here today that President Harding
might ask Congress when It reassembles
next fall to modify the prohibition law
as it affects the carrying of liquor on
board foreign vessels in American waU
The President was said to believe that
Congress never intended the government
to be confronted with the situation it
is now called upon to meet by the ob
jection of foreign powers in regard to
the new rigorous ship liquor ban.
In thfc present circumstances, it was
added. Mr. Harding sees no possible
course open to him but to enforce to the
letter the Volstead act as it recently was
interpreted by the Supreme Court. He
believes that no executive regulation he
could issue could properly modify appli
cation of the court's opinion, and only an
act of Congress would be sufficient.
THE B. Y. P. IT. OF STATE
MEETS AT HIGH POINT
Fifteen Hundred From All Parts of the
State Are Present.
High Point. X. C., June 12.—Fifteen
hundred delegates from all parts of
North Carolina are expected to attend
the annual Baptist Young Peoples' Union
convention, which will meet here Tues
day night* June 10. and continue
through Thursday night.
This convention, it is declared, is
more largely attended than any other
meeting of Baptists in this state and
among those who are to be present will
be many .of the most active workers in
tby denom'niat P>i..
Elaborate pivp. rations ’ InTve ta&'n
made in Higli Point to take care of
the visitors and they will be entertained
generously. One of the features of the
social program will be an excursion to
Thomasville to give the hundreds of
young people an opportunity to see the
Thomasville Baptist orphanage. The
excursion will be tendered by the young
people of the city.
Members of the program committee
said tin* program this year is the strong
est of any of the previous thirteen pre
sented at conventions. Dr. John Jeter,
of Wilmington, will preach the conven
tion sermon on Tuesday night. June ID.
Dr. J. M. Kester, of Richmond, Va..
also is on the prograu for an address.
WILL INJURE COUNTRY
Says Homer Cummings in an Address at
the University of Virginia.
the AnaocTiited' Prea*-*
Charlottesville, Va.. June 12.—The doc
trine of ‘‘American isolation” cannot be
preached without bringing about result
ant minor isolations within the United
States. Homer Cummings, former Demo
cratic National Chairman, said today in
addressing the graduating class of the
University of Virginia.
Virginia is failing to perform her full
duty to higher education, and to give
proper support to institutions of learn
ing within the state, declared Edwin A.
Alderman, President of the University of
Virginia, in an address at the Alumni
Luncheon yesterday in connection with
commencement exercises. Unless the
commonwealth does better, he said, the
University of Virginia will be among
those ranking second in the educational
institutions of the South.
WILL CARRY HANFORD
TO SOUTH CAROLINA
Charged With Soliciting Emigrants
Without License in Violation of Law.
(By ♦he %nnoclnte«l Prenn.)
Raleigh, June 12.—Governor Morrison
late yesterday honored requisition pa
pers from the governor of South Caro
lina for the return to that state of Ed.
Hanford, charged with soliciting emi
grants without a license in violation of
sections of the criminal code of South
(''arolina. Hamford was taken into
into custody in Alamance county.
Although Hamford intimated that he
would ask a hearing before Governor
Morrison, the executive office was later
advised by H§mford’s attorney that, he
would go hack to South Carolina and
settles the case there. The sheriff of
Anderson county came to this statement
to carry Hamford back.
Want to Enforce Prohibition.
(By the Asaoelnted r*ren«.'»
Des Moines, June 12.—The resources,
money, time and personnel of the Tmva
anti-saloon league have been placed at
the disposal of Superintendent Ander
son of the New York league to ‘‘help
enforce the aonstitution of the United
States in New York.’*
at „ price that will enable the
distributor there to sell these goods in
competition with manufactured products
made in countries where for generations
coutses in vocational education have
held a large place in their educational
scheme. > /
All Foreigners Given
Freedom Bv Bandits
PETROGRAD HOPES TO REGAIN ~
POSITION LOST THROUGH WAR
Has Come Bark to the Millicn Population
Class.—Had 2.000.00 Before War.
Petrograd, June 12.—Petrograd lots
•nine back to the million population class.
A recent police census showed the city
has 1.065,000 inhabitants, as compared
with 740,000 in 1920.
Although still almost dead industrial
ly in comparison with its war-time stat
us. Petrograd in general is beginning to
During the war days Petrograd had
more than 2,000.000 people. After the
Bolshevik revolution the capital was
moved to Moscow and thousands of gov
ernment employees and factory workmen
were evacuated. The lean and hungry
years of the revolution brought about
a further decrease in the population,
many of the people going to tile country
districts where food was cheaper and
Two years ago Petrograd merited the
predicitions of foreign observers that it
would be a city as dead as Pompeii. But
the past year has brought a tremen
dous change. Factories are being re
opened. the port is in operation, and
thousands of persons are returning to
foe city. Many of them have Conte
from Moscow, which is so overcrowded
with its 2,500,000 people in a city built,
for 1,000,000, that it is almost impos
sible to find a place to sleep. In Mos
s’"' one cannot get a spacious apartment
for love or money; in Petrograd there
are many of them. And so hundreds of
Moscow business men, whose work keeps
them in the capital, have sent their fam
ilies to Petrograd where they can live,
While it does not seem probable that
there is any immediate chance of the
Bolshevik government moving tile capi
tal back to Petrograd, nevertheless some
institutions winch help to overcrowd
Moscow are to be moved to Petrograd
this summer. This will further increase
the population. Business conditions in
Petrograd. however, do not seem as
bright as they were last summer. Scores
of shops closed during the winter be
cause of high taxation, and the broad
Nevsky Prospect preseuts a panorama
of closed and shuttered stores. It is
expected that port operations in the smu
ttier will bring about an improvement
THE COTTON MARKET
Trading Feature at Opfining Was the
Relative Strength of August.
New York. June 12.—The trading fea
ture at the opening of the cotton market
today was the relative strength of
August. Only four lots were wanted,
hut before they were bought the price
advanced to 28.20. or 32 points net high
er. The market generally, however,
opened fairly steady at declines of 9
to 29 [mints, owing to relative easy
Liverpool cables, better weather report
and realizing after the big advance of
yesterday. There was irrgularity right
after tiie call but profit taking increased
on bulges, and after selling higher July
and October eased off 15 to 25 points.
Cotton futures opened fairly steady.
July 28.50; Oct. 25.00; Dec 24.25; Jail.
23.99; March 23.36.
Virginia Unable to Hold Hard Hitting
Charlottesville. Va.. June 11. —To-
day's ball game, the chief sporting event
in the commencement calendar at Vir
ginia. resulted in an easy victory for
North Carolina. 12 to 3.
Despite the muddy diamond. both
teams played good ball for seven
The last to frames were played in a
drenching rain, and in these two ses
sions, Holland was battled to all
corners of the lot. In all. the Tar Heels
collected 15 hits, including seven
doubles and one triple. Sweetman and
Bryson led in the assault. Carolina's
veteran twirler, Bryson, kept his hits
well scattered until the ninth, when
singles by Kindley and Dietriek. with
Hubbard’s triple over the light fielder's
head, produced two runs.
For Carolina. McDonald played a
sensational game at short, and Sweet
man twice crossed the cinder track in
right field to pull down long flies, one
catch robbing Hubbard of a home run
in the seventh.
Captain Parrish, of Virginia, caught
a perfect game, nabbing four long fouls.
Both teams left on the 7 o’clock
train for Chapel Hill, for a return game
Eastern Star is Meeting in Charlotte.
Charlotte, June 11.—The 18th an
nual session of the Grand Chapter
North Carolina Order of the Eastern
Star, was ushered in tonight with a
handsome banquet in the chamber of
commerce hull, given by Mizpah Chap
ter. No. 36, foe local chapter. The hall
was beautifully decorated in the East
ern Star colors of blue, yellow, white,
and green,, stripes of silk in these colors
extending down each table.
About three hundred were present at
the banquet. Music was furnished by
the Troubadour orchestra, of the city,
and the affair was one of distinct
elegance. After the banquet the chapter
was entertained by the York Rites
Masons, the Scottish Rite Bodies, and
the Charlotte lodges, in the temple, each
Order being host on a separate floor.
Bank is Solvent; Will Reopen Soon.
S|>eneer, June 11.—The banking situa
tion in Spencer remains unchanged to
day since the First National closed its
doors Saturday, due to persistent ru
mors of a run on. the bank. National
Bank Examiner G. H. Tucker is in
chfirge today but has no statement as
to when the bank will re-open. Ex
aminers declare, however, that the Bank
is absolutely solvent and will re-open
in a short time.
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1 Have Been Freed, the Last
Eight Having Just Been
Released by Bandits.
TRY TO PREVENT
Washington Officials and Of
ficials of Some Other Gov
ernments Want to Be As
sured of Safety in Future.
Tsonchwang, China. June 12 (By the
Associated Press). — Eight captives, the
last of the foreigners kidnapped by the
Chinese bandits, who held up the Shang
hai-Peking express near Kuchow on May
Oth. and held at the Paotzuku mountain
headquarters of the outlaws since that
time, were released today.
The foreigners released included the
following Americans: Major Roland W,
Pinger. V. S. A. ordnance department,
Manila : his home is at Berkeley. Cali
fornia ; Leon Friedman, of Chicago, the
owner of the China Motors Corporation
at Shanghai: John B. Powell, of Hanni
bal. Mo., publisher ' of the Weekly Re
view at Shanghai: Lee Solomon, of
San Francisco, who is the Shanghai
agent of the Block Company, of San
Washington, June 12.—Release today
of the American and other foreign cap
tives held by Chinese bartdits brings to
an end the emergency which has kept
the diplomatic corps in Peking busy
since the raid in which the captives
were made, almost to the exclusion of
the deeper questions of preventing fu
ture outrages of the same character.
There is every indication here, however,
that the attention of the Washington
government and of other powers whose
nationals were victims of the bandits,
will now turn to arriving at such an;
understanding with the Chinese govern
ment as will insure safety of foreigners
in China in the future.
It is understood the Peking diplo
mats have already given some thought
as to guarantees that might be demanded
of the Peking authorities. Also there
have been exchanges between the diplo
mats and their home government, but if
there has as yet been developed a defi
nite proposal it has not been disclosed
in any published communication.
MEMBERS OF ORDER OF
r— - - r &\STKKNJSIAR MEJS.TSNG .
In Charlotte, 18th Animal Convention
Having Begun There Monday Night.
(Hr the Associated Preea.l
Charlotte. .Tune 12.—Hundreds of
members of the North Carolina chapter
Order of Eastern Star from through
out the State, got down to business ses
sions here today after having been for
mally welcomed to Charlotte for the 18th
annual convention last night.
Today's program was started when the
tlraud Chapter was called to order at
Masonic Chapter by Mrs. Belle Ashe
Peck, past grand matron, with the pic
turesque opening ceremony conducted by
tlie chapter officers, assisted by the
Charlotte patrol in uniform. The pa
trol also took part in the presentation
of the flag. The program called for
Mrs. Jesses Cobb McConib, worthy grand
matron of the Charlotte chapter to make
a formal address of welcome, and Mrs.
Dome Kich Patton, grand conductress
to respond. Presentation of officers fol
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF
MI SIC CLCB MEETING
Sessions Being Held in Asheville.—De
partmental Work Discussed and Out
(By tbe Associated Press.
Asheville, N. C.. June 12.-—Discussion
of departmental work as outlined by the
various department directors, was taken
up today by the National Federation of
Music Clubs, following announcement of
tlie official winners in the final artists’
contest late yesterday afternoon.
Problems of the extension department,
Mrs. Cecil Frankei, of Los Angeles,
chairman, were considered first by the
convention, in following out its program
for the day. Education. American mus
ic. gue arts, and legislation and public
ity are some of the other departmental
subjects to conie before the meeting.
'Youth Kills Father in Sister's Defense.
(i ivt'ii shorn. June 11.—Pink Brown,
white, aged 45, was shot and instantly
killed this afternoon at (i o'clock by his
son, Clay Brown, aged 22, at their home
at Jamestown, nine miles west of here.
The fattier was making an effort to
choke his daughter. Clara, aged 18. it
is said, when the son fired the fatal
shot with a pistol, tlie ball going through
the elder Brown's heart.
Tlie daughter was upbraiding her
father, tlie report is, because of his al
leged misconduct with women, said to
be of had reputation, and he made the
effort to etioge her. The sou is a crip
ple and was sitting by a bureau. He
pulled the pistol out of the drawer and
shot. He was taken to jail at High
The dead man had a younger daugh
ter and wife, Mrs. Ella Brown.
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