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Arkansas People Make
Plans to Fight Water
River at One Point is 19.8
Feet Above Normal, With
Every Prospect That It
Will Go Higher.*
CREST OF FLOOD IS
Levee at One Point Broken
and River There is Eight
Miles Wide.—Preparing to
Escape From High Waters.
‘ftT the Awwlmrf Prran.)
I.ittle Hock. Ark., June 13.—Towns
and rural communities along; the route of
the swollen Arkansas River, which has
inundated thousands of acres of land
from Fort Smith on the northwest to
Grand Bluff and beyond on the south
east, are fortifying themselves against
the crest of the Hood which weather of
ficials here predict will come down in
perhaps unprecedented height by next
iiuptlay or, Monthly.
The turbulent* stream at Mulberry,
south pf Van Buren. Ark., has broken a
levee and is 8 miles wide, and reported
rising two inches every hour.
The gage at Van Buren at the last
reading showed 2!l feet and rising.
At Lee's Creek the river is live miles
wide, with button crops -0 feet ''under
water, over an area of many square
miles. Sunday, officials say, will see a
stage here of 28 feet, a flood mark high
er than any recorded since the opening
of the federal bureau in 187!). It is pos
sible the record mark of 35 feet may be
reached at Fort Smith before the crest
At Fine Bluff, where a stage of 30 feet
is predicted for Monday, teams and ineu
are working feverishly night and day
building against the promised flood. The
30 foot stage is a record there for "40
years. Levee crews are putting into ef
fect their plans for reinforcing doubtful
To the weakest point in the Pine Bluff
section five miles about the city, 00 teams
and u large force of men were moved ear
ly today where their energies will be di
rected toward stopping a chronic failure
of the dyke, failure of which now would
mean inundation of a tremendous area.
Danger from other rivers in Arkansas
seems passed, with the White, Black and
Cache reported falling.
ftlverSt.B Feet Above Normal.
Tulsa. Okla.. June 13.—The Arkansas
Hi vet touched n point 10.8 feet above
normal at 8 a. In. today aud it is exjiect
ed to continue to rise for 36 hours.
MISSION TAKES BIBLE
TO MANY FOREIGN LANDS
Through An Inter-denominational and
IBy the Associated Cream. I «
Chicago, June 13.—The development
of a Christian mission enterprise
through an “inter-denominational and un
denominational, organization" over a pe
riod of thirty-six years, is the history
of the Christian and Missionary Al
liance. as recorded here in the 26th an
nual council just closed.
The work began in 1887. and today
the organization claims active ministra
tion to 42.000,000 souls in every quarter
of the globe. It is one of the largest
of the few organizations working in th/
foreign fields whose program is founded
upon a belief in the literal inspiration
of the scriptures. The Whole Bible
to the Whole World is the motto of the
The work is carried on through 150
foreign stations and approximately
1,000 workers in America. In distant
lauds the gospel is delivered in 18 fields
and 22 languages.
The chief work of the alliance is in
South America, China and India. Other
spheres of activity are Japan, the Phil
iippine Islands, Porto Rico, Jamaica.
Africa and Palestine. In America, the
alliance maintains five Bible schools,
' hte largest of which is at Nyack. N. Y..
with an enrollment of 400 students in
training for work in foreign lands. In
addition, there are throughout the coun
try hundreds of affiliated churcies, tract
stations, and branches.
LI YUAN HUNG RESIGN
Say Unless He Leaves Office at Once
They Will Bring Troops to Capital.
Peping. June 13 (By the Associated
Press). —President Li Yuan Hung, who
has been pressed by the militarists to re
sign. left today for Tientsin.
This morning the militarists sent a fi
nal warning that unless the President
vacated his office they would bring troops
into the capital.
Murder'lndletment Against Eddie Hurt.
Raleigh, June 12.—The grand jury in
the United States district court today
returned an indictment for murder
against Eddie E. Hurt, a graduate of the
University of Chicago, and a former sol
dier, who is charged with choking to
death Angelor Kanaris, a private soldier
on the Fort Bragg reservation near Fay
etteville on August 31, 1022.
' STAR THEATRE
TODAY and TOMORROW
Cecil B. DeMille’s Production
*;V v ;' i .' . >
Cast Includes Conrad Nagel,
/Julia Faye, Mildred Harris
and Theodore Kosloff.
The Concord Daily Tribune
Several Former Cabinet Of
ficers Are Fleeing From the
Country and Others Are
Said to Have Been Killed.
Belgrade, June 13 (By the Associated
Press). —Dispatches to Jugo-Slav news- 1
papers today report the‘existence of a '
state of civil war throughout the great
er part of Bulgaria. <
Former cabinet ministers Oboff and '
Douparinoff are said to have been killed <
during an engagement with revolution
Situation Causes Uneasiness.
London. June 13 (By the Associated :
Press). —Great anxiety is entertained in
allied;, of events
in Bulgaria. Fear is expressed that the !
peasantry, which forms the bnekbone of
the country, will rally to the call of
their leaders recently deposed, some of
whom are still at large, and attempt a
It is |s)inted out that every one of the
3,000,000 farmers of Bulgaria possesses
a rifle, and that if these were roused in
to action they would constitute a most
formidable army against the former offi- j
cers of the reserve and the 10.000 |
volunteer soldiers who are now not only i
Bulgaria's sole army and disciplined
force, but the dominant factor in the sit
One of the present government’s chief
points of strength it is believed, is the
fact that all the country’s farmers are |
busy gathering thqir crops. They are
regarded as being too philosophical and
provident to be attracted by a call to
Allied diplomats who have been in Bul
garia and who understand the psycholo
gy of the peasants, say that much will
depend upqn liie new government's treat
ment of Stamboulisk.v and his associates,
all of whom sprang from the soil. If
the ex-premier is killed, it is feared the
agrarian population which .regards him
as a sort of Abraham Lincoln, will re
volt and make a determined attempt to
punish his opponents.
the neW regime at
Sofia is rapidly displacing members of
its diplomatic corps abroad, who were
appointed by Stamboulisk.v. The minis
ters at Prague. Belgrade. Paris and Con
stantinople have already been case out.
and more are to follow.
MUSIC AN IMPORTANT
ASSET IN THE HOME
Way to Counteract Demoralizing Influ
ences That Draw Young People Away
(By the Associated Press.t
Chicago, June 13.—The way to coun
teract the demoralizing and disruptive in
fluences that draw young people more
and more away from the home to seek '
recreation aud pleasure elsewhere, is not
by criticising aud attacking them, but
by constructive educational work, Robert
\V. Lyon, Secretary of the American
Better Home Bureau told the Music In
dustries Chamber of Commerce of the
United States here today.
“This kiud of a campaign will stimu
late interest in the home and teach peo
ple how to make their homes so attract
ive that their young people will not be
so easily lured away,” Mr.. Lyon added.
"In this program, music in the home
should play one of the most important
“We are trying to teach the people I
that beautiful homes are within reach .
of every income, however small, but this
educational work cannot end with the
mere physical construction and adorn
ment of the home. The home that is to
hold the love aud focus the interest of
youth must be dynamic and not static.
There must be something-doing, and one
of tl)e most powerful means of keeping
the young folks at home is to make that
“I believe that the player-piano and
the phonograph have done more in the
last 25 years to create a desire for good
music in the home than all the work of
all the orchestras, operas, concert sinfF
ers and teachers of music that went be
“With all the facilities that science
and ingenuity have placed at the dispos
al of everybody. There is no longer any
excuse for auy home not having music,
and good music.
“The great work of selling the Amer
ican home buck to the American people
lias just only begun. It is the work of
u lifetime to which hundreds of earnest,
unselfish meu aud women hnvc conse
crated their lives.”
To Enforce Dry Laws.
Detroit. June 13 (By the Associated
Press). —Plans for what is expected to
be the most disastrous blow ever dealt
to illicit liquor traffic in Detroit district
was being mapped out here today iu a
series of conferences between E. C. Yel
lowby, chief field representation, Feder
al prohibition enforcement; Jas. It. Da
vis, federal prohibition director for Mich
igan ; and Earl J. Davis, U. 8. District
Attorney for the eastern Michigan dis
(By the Associated Press.>
Washington, June 13.—Frederick I.
Thompson, of Mobile, Ala., lias been ap
pointed by President Harding for anoth
er term of office as a member of the
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. L. Crowell, and
sou, J. L., Jr., of Los Angeles, Cal., are
visiting Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Kriinminger
at the Brown MllL
CONCORD, N. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 1923.
THE LUTHERAN CHURCH
NOW. APPROACHES UNITY
Hope That the Church Will Soon Be
Put Under One Great Head.
<Br the Associated press.
Grand Island. Neb.. £iine 13.—The
unification of all synodical units of the
Lutheran Church in America has re
ceived an, impetus during the last year
that bids' fair to a realization of the
hope that the church be put under one
j head and known as one great denomina
tion, according to a statement issued
here by O. Michelman. former presi
dent of the Lutheran Students' Associa
tion of Afnerica.
“All indications point to a complete
unification within a short time,” said
Mr. Michelman. “The indications of
this are the emphatic tendency toward
increased use of the American language
and the unanimous adoption of the con
stitution of the Lutheran Students' As
sociation of America. This document
endorsed by that is without doubt the
most representative body of Lutherans
|of all synodical affiliations, proposes to
‘ afford means whereby Lutheran Stu
dents in America may consider their
common problems, in conformity with the
common faith of the Lutheran Church
of America." This latter body, the
Lutheran Church of America, is not a
real organization as yet, but it is an
ideal toward which this students' group
“The student body is (‘cmposed of
Lutherans of the two large Lutheran
bodies, viz., the Synodical Conference
and the United Lutheran Church in
America. The former has in its mem
bership a pw more than half of all
Lntherau individuals in the United
“The student body may be attributed
to several movements. ■ The National
Lutheran Council began its activity with
the American Relief administration in
j the cantonments in the fields during and
since the war. The Lutheran Ilrother
| hood of America had “huts" for the
men pf the church, regardless of the
more particular synodical affiliation of
the “buddy,” aud in its effort to find
employment for the vast machinery de
veloped for war work, fell upon the idea
|of continuing working among the stu
dents of the Lutheran Church at large.
“The foreign language congregation is
fast disappearing. But one such con
gregation exists—and that has only an
indefinite life—among more than a hun
dred congregations of a branch synod
of the United Lutheran Church of
America. As is true of the German,
iu tile instance just cited, is true also
among Swedish and other foreign lan
guage congregations. It is this demand
for the native American language in
their church that has also brought with
it u desire for more uniformity and thus
of unity in the Lutheran church.”
FLAG DAY TOMORROW
The 146th Anniversary of the Adoption
cf the Stars and Stripes.
Washington, 1). C., June 13.—Agree
able to its custom for the past 25 years,
the American Flag Association has seut
out from its headquarters to the presi
dent, governors and mayors, the press
and patriotic societies, a call for the ob
servance of Flag Day tomorrow.
This date in 1023 will be the 146th an
niversary of tlie adoption of the Stars
and Stripes ns the national flag of the
United States of America.
Oil June 14, 1777, Congress enacted
"That the Hag of the thirteen United
.States shall be thirteen stripes, alter
nately red and white; that she Union be
thirteen stars, white in a blue Held, rep
resenting a new constellation.”
The number of the stripes, however,
was constantly so increased by the ad
mission of new States that the original
thirteen were unchangeably restored by
an act of Congress, April 3, 1818, when
it was enacted:
“That from and after the fourth day
of July, next, the flag of the United
States shall be thirteen horizontal stripes,
alternate red aud white; that the Union
shall be twenty stars, white, in a blue
State into the Union, one star shall be
field, and Mint on the admission of a
added to the Union of the flag, and such
addition take place on the fourth day of
July next, succeeding such admission."
# THE COTTON MARKET
Had Rather An Unsettled Appearance
and Fluctuations Were Irregular.
(By (he ZiMirlainl Press.l
New York, June 13.—The cotton mar
ket had rather an unsettled appearance
and fluctuations were very irruglar dur
ing today's early trading. Buying was
encouraged by realtively firm cables but
the weather map was more favorable.
The opening was steady at a decline of
17 points on September, but generally
7 to 20 points net higher.
Cotton futures opened steady; July
28.48; October 25.15; December 24.55;
January 24.15; March 24.13.
Rev. 8. E. Richardson Dies in High
Salisbury, June 12.—Rev. S. E. Rich
ardson died at a 'High Point hospital
this afternoon, deatii being due to car
buncles from which lie had suffered for
years. His body will be taken to China
Grove, where the funeral takes place
Thursday afternoon qnd interment will
following Chestnut Hill cemetery, Salis
bury. Rev. Mr. Richardson was serv
ing his third year as pastor of China
Grove Methodist circuit. Before going
there he was pastor in Salisbury and
east Spencer for four years.
He was born near Waxhaw, in Union
county, 4!) years ago, aud joined the
western North Carolina conference at
Gastonia in 1001.
Surviving are the widow, who wag be
fore marriage Miss Selma Phillips, of
North Wilkesboro, and five children;
also three brothers and one sister.
Charged With Bucketing an Order.
(By the Associated Press. I
New York, June 13.—Edward M. Ful
ler and W. Frank McGee, stock brokers
who starred in New York’s most sensa
tional bucket shop case, today pleaded
guilty to a charge of bucketing au order
from Franklin L. Link, of Westmorelund,
Tenn., and were remanded for sentence
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Concord-Albemarle Road to
Be Discussed at Meeting
Road matters of Common interest to I
both Cabarrus and Stanly Counties were '
discussed in Albemarle Tuesday when a
committee from the Concord Ktwanis 1
Club, beaded by Major \V. A. Foil, con
ferred with a number of Albemarle Lions
and other citizens.
The conferences in Albemarle Tuesday
were all very informal, the Concord met;
discussing road matters with the Albe
marle men individually and in groups
The Concord men contend that Albemarle
should ask Commissioner Wilkinson p.
build a hard-surface road from Concord i
in Albemarle iusteead of from Charlotte 1
to Albemarle, as is now planned.
Major Foil declared that opinion in re ]
gani to the road seems about divided in j
Albemarle. "We met a number of piorn-j
incut men who favor the Concord road;
just as many favor the lower road,” Mr. j
Foil stated. "But awe were cordially j
received by every opy we talked to anil i
we found no evidencejof organized antag
onism against either jrond."
Mr. Foil said that after conferring
with several members of the Albemarle
Lions Club it was decided to hold an
other meeting on thf subject, and tills
meeting will be held on the night of June
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ENGLAND WORRIED OVER
EMIGRATION TO AMERICA
Skilled Artisans and lDomestic Servants
Want to Come Here.
(By the Auoeluleil Prens.l
London, Jhne 13.—Great Britain is ■
worried over the increasing number of
skilled artisans and domestic servants
who want to take up their abodes in
the United States. The stream of etui- ,
grants which has flocked from these
shores to America has caused a special j
committee of the government to injulre
into the causes, I
Only the exhaustion of the annual !
quota of British subjects eligible to en
ter tlie United States; under the percent-1
age law has prevented tens of thousands J
of others from pitching their tents un
der the stars aud stripes. With tlie
exception of France anil Germany, prac
tically every nation is now barred from
sending emigrants to America until
next July, fheu the new annual quota
begins. Already the steamer hookings
from the United Kingdom to America
for July, August and September are
“America may still be the melting
pot,” remarks the Westminster Gazette
editorially, "but its legislators are keep
ing a stricter eye upon the metals which
go into the alloy that ever before. The
British race is given a certain measure
of flattery in au evident disposition to
welcome more of its members, but that
is scarcely surprising when we discover
that the people *\\<Him we send are in
large measure domestic servants and
skilled workers, neither of whom we
can afford to lose."
PLAN TO AMERICANIZE
ALL OPERAS PRESENTED!
To the National Federation of Music
Clubs, Now in Session at Asheville.
'By the Associated Press.»
Asheville, N. C-, June 13.—Presenta
tion iu English of all foreign operas
sung on European stage as a means of
popularizing such operas, aud the carry
ing out of a general plan of Americaniza
tion in this respect was recommended by
the National Federation of Music
(Tubs at its business session today.
The Federation went on record in
favor of the Americanization of opera to
this extent when it unanimously adopted
the report of Mrs. Edgar' Etillman Kel
ly, of the Oxford choir, chairman of flic
opera and orchestra section of the or
ganizations department of American
Today was educational and American
music day before the convention, aud
the report of Mrs. Kelly was in keeping
with the general atmosphere of the pro
gram. In submitting her report she
made a strong plea for more and better
operas for America.
Davidson-Carolina Game to Be Moved.
Charlotte. June 12.—University of
North Carolina aud Davidson athletic
authorities are working on a plan to
make tlie annual football game between
the two institutions a strictly campus af
fair. according to a story published to
day by The Charlotte News. Hereto
fore these games have been bid for by
various cities but it was said that if
the plans go through this season's con
test will be played at Chapel Hill and j
next year’s at Davidson with tlie teams
alternating in future. Davidson expects
to have its new stadium completed bv
tlie fall of 1024.
People’s Bank Case is Considered.
Salisbury, June Vl. —Representatives
of the People’s National Bank, accom
panied by William Folger, national bank
examiner, who has been here since sev
eral days before the People’s bank
closed, spent the day in Greensboro in
negotiation with parties in regard to the
taking over of the bank. It is under
stood their trip was not productive of
Serious Hail Storm in Craven County.
New Bern, June 12.—Growing crops
of every .description were leveled with
the ground by hail at 2 o’clock this
afternoon and will he a total loss, ac
cording to reports reaching New Bern
from the section nlong the Gordon road
for about six and one-half miles beyond
James City ami from the Riverdale sec
Police Chief to Marry GirLJfe Has Not
(By the Associated Ftm.l
Buffalo, N. Y., June 13. —Chief of
Police Cashwell, of Wilmington, N. C.,
who is here attending police chiefs con
ference, will leave Friday for Los An
geles to marry a girl he has never seen.
His romance with Miss Lees Moore, of
Los Angeles, has extended over a period
of twenty years, aud has' been conducted
entirely by mail.
128th, in Albemarle!
"We want Concord Rotnrians. Kiwnn
| ians and other citizens interested in this
project to attend this meeting in Albe
marle." Mr. Foil stated. "The meeting
will be arranged by the Lions of Albe
marle. and at the meeting the whole sub
ject will be fully discussed. We want
to lake a representative crowd to Albe
marle, and (here is a chance that at
this meeting we can get the support of
a majority of Albemarle men for tlie up
| Under present plans Stanly will use
her road money for a hard-surfaced road
| from Albemarle to Charlotte, across low
| or Cabarrus and leaving Concord off. This
i plan has the support of Commissioner
Wilkinson and is understood to have
1 been supported by many citizens of Al
! bemnrle. Concord men contend that the
! spirit of the State law does not permit
I she construction of the road with State
Highway money, and for this reason they
have asked the Albemarle men to dis
cuss tlie matter with them.
Persons who desire to attend the meet
ing in Albemarle <>n June 28th should
confer at once with Major Foil.
PLAN ASSEMBLY GROUNDS
Conference for Young People. Meets at
Weaverville Today, With 500 iu At
I Asheville, June 12. —Establishment of
assembly grounds for the Methodist
Protestant Church in western North
Carolina, large enough to accommodate
.between 600 and 800. is practically as
sured. according to officials of the Meth-
I odist Protestant conference for young
people, which opens at Weaver College.
I Weaverville, tomorrow morning with at
I least 500 in attendance.
The church has a membership of
1 26.000 in North Carolina, it is said,
I and it is the plan to have permanent
| summer conference grounds, the exact
j location to be determined by officials.
This religions assembly will add to the
already large number of summer assem
bly grounds of various denominations in
western North Carolina.
Rev. N, M. Harrison, Jr., of Greens
boro, is president of tlie conference and
Rev. C. B. Way, Thomasville, is secre
Arrival of a special train bearing dele
gates from tlie eastern and central
parts of the state this afternoon, who
were met with automobiles furnished by
residents of Weaverville and transport
ed to tin) conference center, swelled the
registration list and a number of auto
mobile parties are expected to arrive in
Tomorrow morning Rev. E. A. Sex
smitli, of Baltimore, general secretary
of young peoples work will speak.
Others on the program include Rev. J.
C. Broomfield, of Fairmont, W. Va.,
* pastor of the First Methodist Church
and president of the board ’of foreign
missions; Rev. George P. Shurtz. of
Tiffin, Ohio, and Rev. R. M. Andrews,
of Greensboro, former president of the
North Carolina conference and at pres
ent in charge of construction of the
Methodist Protestant College at High
Senator Borah to Stay in Republican
Chicago, June 12.—Senator William
E. Borah was speeding toward Tiis home
in Idaho today after a brief stop in
Chicago where lie made it clear that he
does not expect to leave the Republican
party for a third party.
He said, he expected President Hard
ing would be re-nominated, but prediet
ed tlie President’s world court plan
would not be a campaign issue because
he believed it would be defeated in the
Senate next winter.
The senator too'k the view that should
President Harding be nominated on a
dry ticket and the Democrats pick a
wet candidate, other domestic questions
would be overshadowed and he declared
he would be forced to stand by the
The senator expects to be a candidate
Mission of Cadets Outlined.
West Point, N. J., June 12.—General
John J. Pershing told 261 cadets, the
M est Point class of 1023, in an address
at the graduation exercises today that
one of their first assignments would be
with citizens training camp forces
I throughout the country as instructors.
He declared that “for tlie first time in
our history the mission of the graduate
is definitely outlined.”
The men graduated today will enter
the United States army as second lieu
tenants. Two thousand relatives and
friends of the cadets witnessed the ex
Former Premier Is Fleeing on Horseback.
Sofia. June 12 5:30 p. m. (By the As
sociated Press).-—Former Premier Stain
boulisky, accompanied by a single friend,
is reported at this hour fleeing on horse
back through the mountains of central
Bulgaria ill the direction of the city of
Pirdop, pursued by a squadron of revo
Only half the number of babies today
die after the first month, compared with
infant mortality 15 or 20 years ago.
During the first month four per cent, of
all infautyi die. just us they did in
years past. Life insurance statistics
show that it is easier to survive a year
at the age of 65 than for a new-born
infant to reach the age of one month.
A new hemp harvester has put new
life into the hemp industry in America.
It competes with cheap foreign labor
which formerly was putting our hemp
raisers out of business.
Aberdeen grammar school iu the
grounds of which a statue of lord Byron
bus just been unveiled, is the oldest
school in the British Empire. Its nis
tory dates back nearly seven centuries.
GERMANS RESORT TH I
THE FAENCH CUIH!
French Statement Makes
This Charge in Explaining
Attacks Made on French
Soldiers in Last Few Days.
And Extra Precautions Are
Being Taken Now to Pro
tect Officers—Many Ger
mans Have Been Arrested.
Duesseldorf. June IS (By the Associ
ated Press). —"An organized reign of
terror." in the form of guerilla warfare
is being carried on against the occupying
forces in the Ruhr, according to French
military authorities here today. They
consider this a campaign of revenge by
the nationalists for the execution of the
ex-German officer Albert Schlageter for
sabotage. Gen. PeGoutte and other high
army officers are slated for assassination,
the military secret service reports declare.
Special precautions have been taken to
protect these officers from night attacks.
A shot was fired last night through
the windows of a villa at Recklinghaus
en, occupied by a French officer. The
missle struck no one. Shots also were
tired during the night at French soldiers
at Wanne and Wulfrath.
The French have taken drastic meas
ures to curb this wave of terrorism. Two
of the possible police officials at Heck -
linghausen were arrested as hostages to
day because of the killing of two French
soldiers Monday night. The population
is forbidden to go upon the streets after
9 o’clock at night in a score of cities
in Ruhr. In Recklinghausen the houses
must be closed and lights put out by S
p. m. This has resulted in several clash
es between civilians and French patrols.
Shots were tired in a number of cases.
The Germans assert two German civil
ians were killed, but the French declare
there was only one fatality.
German Is Sentenced to Death.
Mayence, June 13 (By the Associated
Press). —The death penalty has been im
posed by a French courtmartial here up
on the German engineer George, of tbte
Baden Aniline & Soda Works, at Lml
wigshafeu. charged with sabotage. The
French authorities say he confessed.
$130,000 FIRE HITS
KINSTON STORE ZONE
Burns Out Three I.urge Companies ami
Threatens Business District—Losses.
Kinston. June 12. —Fire ill a two
story building in the upper end of the
business district here tonight did damage
estimated at $130,000. The Dawson
Feed Company, Caswell Manufacturing
Company and Eli Xachambson, dry
goods merchant, were burned out.
The blaze was reported to have start
ed in the plant of the Caswell company,
manufacturers of overalls, on the second
floor. The origin was not determined.
The fire had gained great headway be
fore the alarm was sent in.
The blaze started at (> :50 following a
two-inch rain. The soaked condition
of roofs reduced the danger to surround
ing property, but, for an hour the flame
threatened to spread to nearby whole
sale houses, garages, and a big buggy
Firemen risked their lives in a narrow
alley way to check them. Every avail
able resource of the department was
brought into play. It will be late in
the night before the blaze can be com
The loss of the Dawson company was
$30,000: the loss of the Caswell com
pany $50,000; Xaehamson's loss was es
timated to be SIO,OOO or more. The
building was valued at $40,000.
Great quantities of feedstuffs and
overalls were consumed. Firemen saved
a number of animals from a stable in
the rear of the feed store with consid
Shortage of laihor is Being Felt at
Spencer, .Tune 12. —Contractors on a
big street improvement job in Spencer
are meeting with a shortage of labor
which is delaying the work to some ex
tent. according to representatives of the
city. Only a small force of men have
been assembled to do grading and other
preliminary work and it is expected that
a force df men and equipment will have
to be moved to Spencer from Red
Springs where the contractors. R. G.
I.assiter & Co., have a job nearing 'com
pletion. Mr. Lassiter and Mr. M. X.
Hedrick, general manager for the con
cern. are now in Spencer making detail
arrangements for unloading a vast
amount of stone and other material to
be used in building $150,000 worth of
Streets, sewer and water lines. It is
expected that active work on the job
will start the latter part of this week.
Silk Sale at Parks-Belk Company.
If you need silks you should read
carefully the page ad. today of the
The special prices on the silks will be
effective Thursday. Friday. Saturday and
Monday and SIO,OOO worth of the goods
will be offered for sale during those four
days. In the company's new ad. today
you will lind enumerated some of the
price bargains, and by calling at the store
you will be able to find still others.
At The Theatres.
“My Old Keutucky Home” is the at
: traction today at the Piedmont Theatre.
The Pastime Theatre today is showing
“The Guilty Hand,” with Roy Stewart In
the leading role; and Buster Keaton in
"The Love Nest.”
'S"- "■'LUTIBN OF
l WHIGUM ISSUES
, BY SINGLE METHOD
Government Anxious to Set
tle Liquor on Ships and
Rum Running Oif Coasts
on a Reciprocal Basis.
CALLED TO MEET
Want to Allow Foreign Ships
to Carry Liquor Into Amer
ican Ports and Search Rum
Ships 12 Miles From Coasts
IBy the Associated Press.!
Washington, June 13.—-Informal nego
tiations initiated by the State Depart
ment with various maritime powers con
template a solution on a reciprocal basis
of the ship liquor controversy and of the
rum smuggling fleet problem through ex
ercise of the treaty making power of the
government, American officials, it was
revealed today, see in this method an op
portunity to eliminate inconveniences to
foreign ships within the three mile limit,
due to prohibition enforcement regula
tions, while at the same time the hover
ing fleet of rum smugglers off the Ameri
can coast may be broken up through ex
tension by treaty agreement of the right
of search for this specific purpose up to
the twelve-mile liipit.
Crew Threatens to Quit.
1 New York, June 13.—Xearly half the
crew of French line steamer Franca,
served notice on her captain as the ves
sel sailed today that they would refuse
to make another trip to America on
her unless arrangements were made so
that they could get. two daily rations of
wines provided by Frehch law. The
captain declared the Franca would re
turn on schedule if he had to recruit
a new crew from the French merchant
Captain Ailette. marine superintend
ent of the French line, said there had
been no threat to strike on this voyage
and that the Franca went out with a
full crew. Wine rations will be doled
out as soon as the Franca passes the
three mile limit. At the same time
the "wet" stores of the ship which were
. rigidly, settled while-the Franca was in
port, will be made available to passeng
OLB DOMINION LADS
LICK TAR HEELS
In the Ninth Carolina Fills Bases but
Quirk Double Play Frosts Tar Heel
Chapel Hill. .Tune 12.—A lightning
like double play off the bat of Captain
Casey Morris in the ninth inning with
three Carolina men on bases and one
out. stopped a threatened Tar Hell rally
and gave the Cniversity of Virginia a
baseball victory over the Cniversity of
North Carolina for the first time in
three years here this afternoon.
The score was 4 to 3.
Carolina had been trailing her ancient
rival before a large commencement crowd
for most of the game, had tied the score
at 3-all in the seventh and let Virginia
score one more to break it in the eighth.
Cheer leaders of long ago and of the
present were whipping the crowd into a
frenzy as the ninth opened for Carolina
with a free pass given to McDonald and
a sacrifice by Joe McLean. Merlin
Boner then lifted a Texas leaguer to
right and McDonald was on third. Vir
ginia’s coach sent Holland to the mound
to replace Mathis and he walked Shirley,
first man to face him.
The throngs were mad as Captain
Morris \yent to the plate and viewed the
three Tar Heels on the paths with only
two runs between him and victory.
Casey hit the ball hard and clean at
Hubbard, out from second, but the bril
linn Virginian scooped the ball into his
hands slashed it to Deitriek, who was
covering second, and who cut it loose
to first for a double play that left the
crowd stunned and out of breath. It
was some time before any one could
realize just what had happened and
when it dawned upon the throng that the
game was over and lost, the play had
left it too surprised to speak.
Millions of Butterflies Are Flying South
Miami, Fla., June 12. —For three
days and nights the millions of white
butterflies going south have passed
. through Miami beach, fully nine-tenths
of them keeping in a solid line about
300 yards from the ocean. There is
no let up in their flight and the end
is not yet. Charles Mobra.v, scientist,
returning from a trip to Nassau, said
that he saw them over the gulf stream,
several miles out, flying south.
, H. H. Bailey, naturalist, said today
• that he believes they are Cuba bound
; from the cabbage fiields of Georgia and
, the Cnrolinas.
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I always offers efficient and courteous ser
■ vice. It is anxiotls to serve you.
Before taking that auto trip see the
■ line of tires carried by Central Filling
i Fresh country vegetables, eggs and
■ butter nt the Orchard Produce Co.
Sports bats in many different styles at.
■ the Specialty Hat Shop.
Negotiations Completed. /
Iguidon, June 13 (By the Associated
Press).—The British reply to the last
■ Russian note that the soviet gov
ernment, having “complied with the es
; sential conditions of the demands put for
i ward by His Majesty’s government, this
i correspondence may now be brought to •