North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
C:: a Ra bil
'<?** ?&*? <& Co'c
^lyP-todate Delfys- <> for ?*
V?u Need ,
Cham s"'r ? ?MPaNy
EARTHQUAKE DESTROYS CITIES
San Salvador's Capital in Central
America Badly Rent by the Shake
up. While Neighboring Cities and
Villages Are Destroyed. Only One
Hundred Houseg Reported Left
Standing In Capital. List of the
Dead not Thought to be Large.
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, June
8. ? San Salvador, Santecla and
neighboring towns and villages were
destroyed in an earthquake which
commenced at seven o'clock last night
and continued through the night, ac
cording to information received here
from the president of Nicaragua to- i
The president's message says:
"Telegraphic communication is just
re-established with San Salvador and
confirms that earthquake commenced
at seven o'clock yesterday afternoon
(Thursday) and continued all night,
accompanied by a heavy rain.
"San Salvador, Santcla and neigh
boring towns and villages were de
"The casualties were small."
There were some fires.
The president of Nicaragua has tel- i
egraphed the president of Salvador
offering aid. He has ordered the or
ganization of relief commitees to
send help to the suffering and the
A report received from San Miguel
says San Salvador was destroyed, on
ly one hundred houses left standing.
Strong earthquakes, the report says,
were followed later by lava and boil
San Salvador is about three miles
southeast of the volcano of San Sal
vador and is the seat of government
of the smallest, but most densely
populated of the republics of Central
First record of an earthquake
there was in 1873, when the entire
city was nearly leveled and fifty per
The city, which was founded about
1525, is located about 120 miles south
east of the town of Guatemala and is
on a small stream which flows into
the Pacific ocean.
The city is connected by rail with
Acajutla and La Libertad and con
tains a large university, the national
palace, the national library and as
tronomical observatory and a bo
tanical garden. It has a large agri
The county of San Salvador itself
consists mainly of a plateau about
2,000 foot above the sea, broken by a
number of volcanic cones. Its popu
lation is 1,133,000, and the most re
cent census places the number of in
habitants in the capital at (>4,000.
AMERICANS CROSS ATLANTIC.
Pershing and Staff. After Uneventful
Voyage, Land at a British Port,
Are Received With Full Military
Honors and Immediately Entrain
For London. Pershing Anxious to
(iet Into Harness at Rase in France.
Destroyers Act as Escort to White
London, June 8. ? Headed by Maj.
Gen. John J. Pershing, its commander,
the first representatives of the
American army that is to enter the
European war, disembarked this
morning at a British port after an un
eventful voyage of 10 days on board
the White Star liner Baltic. The
party was received with full military
honors and immediately entrained
for London, where it arrived this af
ternoon and was welcomed by the
Earl of Derby, the minister of war;
Yriscount French, commander of the
British home forces, and the Ameri
General Pershing's personal staff
and the members of the general staff
who will perform the preliminary
work for the first fighting force
number 57 officers and are accompa
nied by about 50 privates and a large
civilian clerical force.
The American residents of London
and various British organizations
have prepared an extensive program
of entertainment for the American
party but it is doubtful if much of
it will be carried out as General
Pershing, before being informed of
the plans, expressed a desire that
there be a minimum of anything in
the nature of a celebration of a so
cial character. The entire contingent
devoted itself to the hardest kind of
work of an organizing nature
throughout the journey.
Among those taking an active part
on the various committees of enter
tainment for the American contingent
are Mrs. John Astor and Mrs. White
The lr.dy stumbled over a small
poodle, which set up a mournful yelp.
"Oh, I beg your pardon, doggie,"
Could true politeness go further?
RECOVERY IN WHEAT PRICES.
Sharp Rally From Recent Low Levels,
Though Crop News is
Having dropped 66 cents to 82
cents from its former record levels,
it is not altogether strange that wheat
has experienced recovery. The rally,
which started late last week, has
continued with comparatively little
interruption and the July delivery in
Chicago has gone back to $2.2*2, with
September again above the $2 basis.
The latter has regained over 20 cents
of its recent loss and July nearly 30
cents, repurchases by speculative
shorts largely explaining the move
ment. The market, as all know, re
mains in an unnatural position, and
calculations and predictions regarding
the future are of little significance.
That the old crop situation presents
elements of strength is everywhere
recognized, but export buyers are not
active in domestic markets, and the
April shipments, just now announced
by the Government, were 2,300,000
bushels less than in the same period
last year. Moreover, for the ten
months ended with April the outgo
disclosed a reduction of fully 30,000,
000 bushels. The best feature of the
situation, and one that means much
to the country at large, is the im
provement in winter wheat prospects.
This was reflected in Friday's official
report, which, while showing a slight
loss in condititms, disclosed an indi
cated yield 7,000,000 bushels a be ye
the M:iy estimate. ? Dun's Review.
Money In the Country.
You cnn't understand why it is,
fore in the same length of time, and
the banking interests all report plen
ty of money. Merchants are not com
plaining and the farmer, who at first
concluded he would hoard his sav
ings, has concluded that when we pot
to spending the seven billion dollars
mayb? there will be enough to go
There is no doubt about pood times.
The war will make money more plen
tiful than we have seen it in a long
time. When you (to to circulatc sev
en billion dollars, use it in war pre
paration, that money circulates free
ly and quickly, and when money cir
culates every man who performs any
task gets his share. ? Greensboro Re
28 MEN ENTOMBED IN MINE.
These Are Unearthed by Rescue
Teams Who Hope to Find Oth
ers Alive In Montana Shaft.
Butte, Mont., June 10. ? Twenty
eight men entombed in the Speculator
Mine. since the fire Friday night were
brought to the surface alive at 1:40
this afternoon. Of the 28 rescued
men, one was so far gone that resus
citation was impossible. The finding
of the men alive stimulated efforts
of the rescue teams and there is
strong hope others may be found
News that men were found alive
on the 4,200 foot level spread like
wildfire throughout the city and with
in fifteen minutes the gates at the
mine were crowded with relatives and
Nyrja Johnson was the first man to
reach the surface.
"We owe our lives to Manus Dug
gan," said Johnson. "Duggan was the
one who directed all the work. None
of us would be alive today if it had
not been for him."
"Duggan told us all to go into the
drift and after we got in there he
got a piece of canvas," said Johnson.
"Then we took off our clothes and
choked out the gas. He directed the
work and when some men got weak
he did the work of ten men. Duggan
has not been rescued."
Several of the miners brought to
the surface believed that others are
safe on lower levels.
When the gas from the fire surged
through the levels of the mine, 28 of
the 29 men rescued so far were on
the 2,400 foot level.
Selma, June 10. ? A marriage of
much interest throughout the State
was that of Miss Mary Guerrant
Mitchener to Mr. William C. P. Bethel
which took place in the Presbyterian
church on Thursday evening. The
church was made beautiful with deco
rations of long leaf pine, ferns and
yellow daisies. White candles in silver
candclabras shed light upon the
scene. The entrance of the bridal
party was preceded by a musical
program rendered by Miss Myatt, of
Smithfield, pianist, and Miss Loine
Watson, of Fayetteville, who sang
very sweetly, "I Love You," and as
Mendelssohn's Wedding March was
played the ushers, Messrs. J. D. Mas
sey and A. S. Lawhon entered, fol
lowed by Miss Annie Watson, brides
maid, Mr. M. R. Wall, groomsman,
Mrs. John William Irons, of Rich
mond, who was dame of honor and
the maid of honor, Miss Rosalia
Mitchener. John Lacy Deans and
Ernest Vick Deans, young nephews
of the bride acted as page and ring
bearer. Miss Myrtle May Parker, the
dainty little flower girl, scattered
roses before the bride.
The bride entered with her father,
Mr. John A. Mitchener, who gave
her in marriage. She wore a creation
of dutchess satin and carried a
shower bouquet of bride's roses and
lilies of the valley. Youthful, charm
ing and possessed of real beauty, she
was lovely in her bridal gown. The
groom was accompanied by his father,
Mr. George W. Bethel, of Richmond,
Va., as best man.
Rev. Mr. Clark, pastor of the Pres
byterian church, officiated, and the
double ring ceremony was used.
Mr. and Mrs. Bethel left by auto
mobile for Raleigh where they took
the Seaboard train for Washington
and New York. On their return they
will be at home in Selma.
Death of a Little Child.
After a lingering illness of several
weeks, little Joseph Thel Parker
quietly and peacefully fell a sleep,
June 1, 1917. He was the youngest
child of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Parker,
of near Smithfield. But even in so
short a time he had made a precious
place in the hearts of those who knew
him and loved him.
He was laid peacefully to rest in
Pisgah cemetery Saturday morning,
June 2nd. Rev. J. E. Lanier held a
short but impressive burial service,
speaking words of comfort to the
crushed and bleeding hearts of those
who loved him. The showers of beau
tiful flowers bore evidence of sweet
Weep not, mama and papa,
Your babe has gone to rest;
We loved him, yes, we loved him,
But Jesus loved him best.
Think of your precious dr.rling in
that world so fair;
May you by covenant grace, be re
New York last year issued 67,133
marriage licenses, a gain of 7,487
over the preceding year.
Clayton, June 10. ? On Monday
night Miss Lois Massey, one of Clay
ton's most beautiful and accomplish
ed young ladies, was married to Dr.
Charles DeLacey Bass, of Raleigh, at
the home of the bride on Main street.
Rev. C. A. Jenkins, a special friend
of the family, assisted by Rev. A. C.
Hambv, pastor of the bride, perform
ed the ceremony in the presence- of a
large company of specially invited
friends. A musical program preceded
the vows. Mrs. Charles G. Gulley
sang "I Love You Truly," and a bevy
of nineteen young lady friends of the
bride, all gowned in pure white, bear
ing lighted candles, descended the
stairs singing the Lohengrin Bridal
Chorus. These young ladies were
Misses Duba Ellis, Genie Thomas,
Pearl Harris, La Rue Williams, Clee
Ellis, Winnie Barbour, Louise Young,
Doris Jeffreys, Jessie Eason, Barbara
Gulley, Douschka Barnes, Blanche
Ellis, Jessie Thurston, Mildred Poole
and Jessie Gulley.
xne bridesmaids, Miss Minnie Hold
ing, of Wake Forest, and Miss Louise
Tolar, of Rocky Mount, carrying bou
quets of pink sweet peas, entered,
followed by the groomsmen, Messrs.
E. W. McCullers and Perrin Gower.
Mrs. B. A. Hocutt, dame of honor,
carrying bride's roses, entered alone.
Miss Thelma Barbour was maid of
honor and, carrying pink Killarney
roses, led the bride, who wore a gown
of rich white satin duchess, white
court train handsomely embroidered
in pearl3, and tulle veil with a crown
of orange blossoms. She carried a
shower bouquet of lilies of the valley
and orchids. Little Miss Mary Oliver
Ellington was train-bearer and Miss
Charlotte Thurston bore the ring in
a white flower.
The bride has spent her life here
and is very popular with a large
circle of friends, being a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Massey. The
bridegroom is a young dentist of
Raleigh. They will make their home
in Raleigh after a bridal trip to the
western part of the State.
Grand Lodge K. of P.
Mr. N. M. Lawrence will go to
Rocky Mount today to attend the
meeting of the Grand Lodge Knights
of Pythias. He will go as the repre
sentative from Neuse Lodge No. 230.
Kansas City, Mo., last year spent
$1,000,000 a month on new buildings.