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VOLUME \XXIII
FOUR cm
GIVEN FIVE V«
IN STATE'S PRISON
1 Thomas *B. Pierce is Found
Guilty by Jury on Three
- Counts, Each Alleging Em
bezzlement of Funds.
JUDGE BOND WAS
PRESIDING OFFICER
) Says Time Has Come When
Courts Must Protect the
Funds That Are Deposited
in the Banks.
(Ur the A asocial cU Prna.)
Durham, June 15.—After a brief talk*
1 in which he told a crowded court room
that the tjme has come when the courts
I must protect the funds of women and ‘
children in banks. Judge \V. M. llond
in Superior t'ourt here today sentenced
Thomas H. Pierce, former cashier of the
Home Savings Hank, to serve live years
in the state penitentiary.
Pierce was charged with embezzlement
of more than SOO,OOO and after having
been out since 5 o’clock yesterday after
noon the jury returned a verdict this
morning of guilty on three counts and
not guilty on the last two. Pierce’s
r counsel gave notice of appeal and his
total bond was fixed at $15,000.
BARACA-PHILATHEA
MEETS IN KINSTON
Hundreds of Delegates Are on Hand For
the Big Meeting.—Very Strong Pro
gram.
Kinston, June 14. —Preceded by a
meeting of the executive committee dur
ing tlie day, the annual convention of
the 'North Carolina Haiuca-Philatlica
union got under way here this evening,
tlie opening session being held at Gordou
Street Christian Church, which luis large
organizations of Philatheas and llaracas.
Hundreds of delegates registered at
Queen Street Methodist Church duriug
tlie day. and it is expected that between
(100 and 1,000 will be on baud for to
morrow’s sessions, representing classes
in hundreds of North Carolina cities and
towns.
-Many prominent ministers and laymen
are on the program for the four-day meet
ing. including Col. T. l.eroy Kirkpatrick.
* former . mayor of Clmt lotto; -Associate
Justice Herlot .Clarkson, of North Caro
lina Supreme Court; I>r. James M. Par
rot. of Kinston, former head of the state
medical society; Dr. Bernard Spilman.
of Kinston. Baptist state president, and
others.
. Kinston is in holiday attire for the
meeting. Tlie xtreetrs are gaily deco
rated in the national and organization
colors.
BELIEVE VIRGINIA HOUND
HAS LATEST RECORD
Dog Recently Gave Birth to q Litter of
26 Puppies.
(By the Associated Press.)
Midlothian. Va„ June 15.—“ Dido,” a
hound owned by TV. B. Johnson, a di
rector of the Virginia Fox Hunters’ As
sociation, is believed to have established
a world’s record for dog motherhood.
She recently became the mother of a
litter of 20 puppies, which, local experts
declare, is 10 more than the previous
record. She and her pups are doing
well.
Girl of Ten Takes Her Little Brothers
on a 2.000-MUe Journey.
New York, June M.—Julia May, 10,
and her three little brothers, Roscoe, 6.
Roland, 4, and Lawrence, 2, whom she
is taking from Denver, Col., to Kingston,
Jamaica, took possession of her de luxe
suite on the steamship Tivives today and
n little later had taken posseessiou of the
entire ship, not to mention the hearts
of all the passengers.
Their father disappeared recently from
their home in Longmont, Col., and a
short time later their mother died. Au
thorities communicating wit’ll their aunt,
Miss Lillian Carrers, who is postmistress
at Kingston, were requested by cable to
send the children to her.
While the State Departmen at Wash
ington and the British consulate in New
arranging a blanket pasaport
for the quartet, officials of the Baltimore
& Ohio railroad assumed the responsi
bility of getting them safely across the
2.050 miles to N’ew York.
The United Fruit Company gave them
reduced rates and installed them iu the
suite de luxe, assigning Mrs. E. N.vberg,
stewardess and A. H. Colefield, steward,
to see that their voyage was made com
fortable.
Colefield had reached the distrnctiow
point even before the ship sailed, when
tlie youngest of his charges wandered off
for a trip of inspection and the steward,,
rushed frantically to and fro, found him
on the verge of toppling out of a life
boat into which he had clambered.
“It’s such a relief to have some one
help take care of them,’* sighed 10-year
nld Julia, when Colefield appeared with
his kioing charge. “Children are sueh
a burden.”
Special Music at St. James Church.
Miss Ruth McLinn, of New York, who
iR visiting in Concord, will play several
organ selections on Sunday evening at
the Vesper Service in St. James Luther
an Church. Mr. Sam Goodman will also
sing am aria from ‘The Messiah” at that
service. Miss McLinn was formerly or
ganist at the First Presbyterian Chureh,
of Princeton, New Jersey, and is a mu
sician of wide repute.
The Kiwanis Club of Concord will
hqld Its regular meeting at 7 o’clock this
evehing at the local Y. M. C. A. Tlje
program will be in charge of Team No.
1, Albert Palmer, eaptain.
The Concord Daily Tribune
SEEK RELATIVES OF
FORMER/CAROLINA MAN
Who Was Buried'ln Old St. Louis Cem
etery.—Man Died in February, 1815.
(By the Associated Pr«u.i
New Orleans, June 15.—Tile United
Daughters of 177(1 and 1812, in eonnee
tion with pinhx to remove from the old
St. Louis Cemetery here to the National
I Cemetery nt Chalmette. the bodies of two
l American soldiers and one sailor who
died (luring the war of 1812, have insti
tuted o'search for relatives of the men in
| North Carolina, Tennessee, and. Virgin
, in and in New England through W. O.
■ Hart of the lamisiaua Historical Society.
. Inscriptions on the monuments include:
“In memory of Dr. Ashael Brunson, a
native of Halifax County, N. C.. moved
with his father to Tennessee in the
spring of 1805. Departed this life in the
army at New Orleans, February 15.
• 1815. aged 20 years.”
BODIES RECOVERED FROM
LAKE AT WINSTON-SALEM
Youths Were Drowned When Boat Cap
sized While They Were Hunting for
Turtles.
Winston-Salem, June 14.—The bodies
of Fred Enscore, aged IK. and Walter
McGee, aged 23. who were drowned
* Tuesday night in the lake of the North
Winston waterworks were, found and
taken out today, Enscore’s body being
located at 11 :30 this morning, and Mc-
Gee’s at 2 o’clock this afternoon. The
searching party was headed by Capt.
Harry Fox. of Butte, Mont., balloon avi
ator and export swimmer, who is making
lifs headquarters in Winston-Salem.
It was while swimming along one of
the boats’ that one of .the searchers
l touched the body of Enscore with his
feet. McGee’s body was located prac
tically in the same'manner. It was
near where the boat capsized. The
two bodies were removed to an under
taker’s parlor,'Where Coroner Dalton
held an inquest. The jury’s verdict
was that the two men came to their
death by drowning, for which they ap
peared to be responsible.
Ernest Rollins, the only survivor of
the trio of turtle hunteres, is in jail
in default of a SSOO bond, a warrant
having been issued against him for tres
passing on the city’s property.
MOUNT WAS MURDERED.
CORONER’S JURY FINDS
Decide Student Came to Death at the
Hands of Persons Unknown.
Chicago, June 14.—The coroner’s jury
investigating the death of Leighton
Mount, Northwestern University stu
dent. whose skeleton was fouqd under an
Evanston pier six weeks Y ago. today
reached a verdict that Mount had come
to his death at the hands of persons un
known and recommended that these per
sons be apprehended aud brought before
tlie grand jury.
The inquest was rose mod.. yesterday
after a grand jury investigation had
failed to disclose any new evidence con
cerning the disappearance of Mount af
tre a class rush on the night of Sep
tember 21, 11)21.
THE COTTON MARKET
Showed Continued Nervousness and Ir
regularity During Early Trading.
(By the Associated Press.)
New Y’ork, June 15.—The fotton mar
ket showed continued nervousness and ir
regularity duriug today’s early trading.
Liver|)ool was better than due, but the
local market opened at a decline of 7 to
14. points under overnight selling orders,
and allowed net losses 14 to 30 points.
Publication of a private report making
the mid-month condition 68.8 was fol
lowed by a quick rally to 27.11 for July
and 24.51 for October.
Cotton futures opened steady: July
27.05; October 24.42: December 23.88;
January 23.60; March 23.50.
Fort Bragg Aviator Back After Continen
tal Flight.
Fayetteville, June 14.—Lieut. E. P.
Gaines, trans-continental path-tinder of
the air. and Staff Sergeant A. J. Hil
ton. his mechanician, completed their
rouud trip across the United States at
five minutes lifter 5 o’clock this after
noon. when they landed at their home
station of’Pope Field, which they left a
little less than’ four weeks ago to map
out a southern- coast to coast route for
future air travelers. They left Bolling
Field this afternoon, making the last leg
of the Higbt in something like three
hours. Wright Field, at Fairfield, Ohio,
was the last stop before reaching Wash
ington late yesterday.
The traus-contiuental fliers were given
u royal welcome when they landed ou
the Fort Bragg Hying field, a large num
ber of fellow officers and soldier* and a
big delegation of friends and admirers
from Fayetteville were present to greet
the returning heroes.
Crest of Flood Passing.
Tulsa, Okla., June 14.—The crest of
the flood in the Arkansas river has
passed Tulsa. T. G. Shipman, weather
observer at Fort Smith, Arkansas, re
poted today. At noon the guage read
16.5 feet aud unless an unexpected rise
occurs within the next 36 hours, the
river probably will be within its banks
then.
The falling waters will clear West
Tulsa and the low country nlong the
sand springs road of the overflow some
time tonight. No new estimates of the
dnmage were announced today.
Says Association Was Misrepresented.
Chicago, June 15 (By the Associated
Press). —Charging that the National
Hardwood Lumber Association had been
misrepresented as opposing the aotiviV
ties of the Department of Justice in the
standardization ot lumber John W. Mc-
Clure, of Memphis, Tenn., president of
the association, presented to the mem
bership today a committee report indi
cating that one member of President
Harding’s cabinet had urged government
supervision, and another had opposed
it. j v '
Verdict Returned for Mrs.CrokeC.
Dublin, June 15 (By the Associated
Press).—A verdict in favor of Mrs. Bula
Oroker was found by the jury in the
contest over the will of the late Richard
Croker this afternoon.
CONCORD, N. C., FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 1923.
COTTON SEED CRUSHERS
i HEAR PROMINENT MEN
Robert Binkerd, Isaac Meeker and Chris
ty Rennet Address Blowing Rock Con
vention.
(By the Associated Cress. 1
I Blowing Ruck. June 15.—Plans of the
railroads to have representatives of the
, shippers on the conference board of tlie
, roads, and thus give them a direct voice
. in the activities of the car servicp di
vision were outlined here today before
the joint convention of the Cotton Seed
Association of North Carolina
and South Carolina, by Robert Htude
baker Binkerd. representing the eastern
group iif tlie country’s carriers.
Isaac Meeker, formerly of Elizabeth
City, N. C„ but now stationed in New
York as alien property custodian, de
livered an address on citizenxship in
which he stressed tlie necessity for toler
ance, liberty of conscience, freedom of
speech, equality of men. justice for nil.
and Americanism.
Market prospects for next season were
discussed by K. B. K. Renter, of Wash
ington. I). C.. M. C. Miller, of WilsrtfT.
N. (’., head of the North Carolina
('rushers ognnizution, presided nt today’s
session. An address by Christy Ben
nett. former Uuited States senator from
South Carolina, aud the election of of
fleers were tlie chief events before the
final adjournment later in the day.
CREW OF TI G FOUGHT
SHARKS FOR TWO HOURS
Men Were Towing Body of Whale Shark
to Shore When Tiger Sliarks Appear
ed.
(By the Associates Press.)
Miami. Fin.. June 15.—Tlie 40,000
pound rhynodon typos known ns a whale
shark, caught Saturday off Marathon by 1
a party* of fishermen, was saved to sci
ence only after a two hours fight with a
school of forty tiger sharps yesterday
afternoon while a tug was towing the
fish to Key West where representatives
of the American Museum of Natural His
tory, of New York, will save the mon
ster fur study aud classification.
The crew of the tug Liberty, towing
the monster fish, battled for two hours
with the shurks. using blunted harpoons
and long poles With sharp irons fasten
ed to the end. The sharks in a frenzy
leaped at die fish, over its huge back
and into tlie lug as they fought among
themselves.
The sharks were maddened by the
crew of tlie Liberty. Mr. Mowbray, iu
charge of towing the ryndon said, until
they fell upon one another; dropping
back until the scent was lost. One tiger
measured all of 25 feet.
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IN CHARLOTTE JAIL
Kenneth Duncan Charged With Imper
sonating Officer and Securing Money,
(fcastotto, ttoqe-14,—Kenneth Duncan,
young white man giving Greensboro as
his home was arrested here yesterday
afternoon on a charge of impersonating
a federal officer and attempted blackmail
methods in securing money from Char
lotte negroes.
Duncan’s system as reported by the
police was quite unusual. His plan of
action, it is charged, was to approach
a negro woman late at night, tell her
that she was not allowed to be upon
the streets after 11 o'clock and demand
that he be paid sls or more for not plac
ing her under arrest.
The alleged impersonator met his Wat
erloo Monday night when lie tried his
system on a negro taxi driver at the
Southern railroad station here. The
driver was taking a negro woman home
from tlie station and refused to meet
Duncan’s demands. Tuesday Duncan
called the negro and told him to meet
him at an appointed place later in the
day and turn over the money. Instead
the negro called the police and the offi
cers went to the spot and nabbed Dun
can. He was identified by the driver as
the man who accosted him Monday night.
Duncan, it was said, is under SSOO
bond to appear in Superior Court at
Henderson next week to face a charge
of stealing an automobile.
EPWORTH FOLK STUDY
VARIOUS WORK TOPICS
Program of West Carolina Conference
Fsr Today and Friday At Charlotte
Chureh.
Charlotte, June 14.—The western
Carolina Epworth lenue conference, on
reassembling this morning in Trinity
Methodist church, discussed personal
work, missions and methods, with a
talk followed by V. It. Patterson, on
“Our Spiritual Trent.” which was heard
with close attention and interest.
This afternoon, committe and dis
trict meetings were held, and there was
also a business session after which Miss
Grace Bradley made a talk in "The
Standard of Efficiency.” The feature of
the evening was the address by l)r.
Ashley Chappell, his subject. “The
Indwelling Christ.”
Friday the program will consist of
classes on various subjects, the dis
tinctive feature to be a talk on
“Chapter Finance,” by P. L. Pl.vler.
The feature of the evening program
will be an address by Rev Dr. E. K.
McLarty, former pastor of l’ryon Street
Methodist church in this city.
Methodist pastors introduced to the
conference today were; Rev. W. B.
Davies, of Charlotte: Rev. A. S. Ru
per, Dal’as; Rev. A. E. Stabler, Bes
semer City; Rev. M. A. Osborne, Con
cord : Rev. G. W. Clay. Gobsonville;
Rev. F. O. Dryman, Norwood, and Rev.
T. A, Pl.ver, Woodienf.
Dies From Injuries,
(By the Associated Press.)
Thomnsville, June 15.—D. H. Clodfel
ler, for many years a policeman, was
struck by a southbound freight train in
the yard last night aud received injuries
which resulted in his death this morning.
He is survived by his widow and four
children.
Messrs. Art Lentz, Sam Weddington,
Lineberger Lowder and Hoke Peck have
returned from a fishing trip to Thayards
pond in Moore County.
The Misses Ludwig, of Mt. Pleasant,
were visitors in the city today.
; Raleigh Bank Has Entered Suit
Against Officers of Defunct Mill
Tlir following story from the Raleigh
News and Observer of June 15th. ex
, plains one of the liirext developments
„ growing out of the failure of the Meck
lenburg Mills: *
. First notion in what is declared to be
a round of litigation."resulting upon the
, receivership .for the • Mecklenburg Mill
I Company, was started in Wake Superior
, Fonrt yesterday by the Citizens National
Bank of Raleigh in a suit to mover sll.-
450.85, the unpaid balance of the mills
note for $20,006 signed by J. I). Xnr
( wood, of Salisbury, president of the eor
potation and M. I,.£Jackson, both of
whom are made defetfHantx.
! The collapse of thpTiig cotton mill cor
poration carrying w(th it disaster to
j four banks, is declare! to be tlie biggest
financial crash in tin history of State.
The mill corporation operated the Meck
, lenburg MilJ of Mecklenburg county, the j
Clyde Mill in Catawba county, the New
ton Mills iu Catawba county, and the
Nancy mills in Montgomery county.
The four banks involved more or less
heavily and whose closing was direct I.v
‘ attributed to the fall of the cotton mill
company were the Bank of Rockwell, the
’ Merchants and FarmCjs Bank of Grin
ite Quarry, the First National Bank of
Spencer and the People's National Bonk
of Salisbury. Officials of the Spencer
; bank insist that the institution will re
open.
Since the decree of Judge Boyd in U.
S. District court for Western North Car
olina ou June 1. naming M. L. Cannon,
of Concord, and J. K. ) loughton, of Sal
i isbury, receivers, the status of tlie cot
ton mill company has been unchanged.
While neither of the (wo named receiv
ers have communicated such notice offi- I
ciully to the court, they have been unof- t
fieinlly quoted in the statement that they I
will decline to qualify. From Greens
boro last night it was learned that at- r
torne.vs in the case representing the com- I
plaining creditors yesterday were eon- ;
ferriug with the court and with attor- j
neys for the defeuse but no action has '
yet been taken. |;
Outside of its purely financial aspects. 11
the effect of the wholesale collapse upon
State politics aud particularly upon the ,
political fortunes of J. D. Norwood, of' i
LOWDEN HEARD BY
NATIONAL CREDIT MEN
Extravagances in Government Growing
Out of Excessive Taxes Condemned by
Speaker.
(By the Associated Press.)
Atlanta, June lif.—Extravagance in
the government growing out of excessive .
taxes were condemned, ami the proper
division of taxation between uinnicfpuli-1
ties and states, recommended by Frank;
O. Louden, former governor of'lllinois, j
addressing the National Association ’of
Credit Men in convention here today. :
He declared taxation is increasing fast-:
er than wealth in this; country, and to j
check the extravagance of the govern- j
ment it would be desirable that munici- j
polities and states should provide their j
own revenues for their own needs and j
leave to the Federal government the
task of providing fur genuinely national
requirements.
Terming the Federal constitution tlie
"most important single contribution ever
made to the autos self-government,” Mr. !
Lowden pointed out that its framers
were careful - not to confer all power!
upon tlie government.
FROM MICHIGAN TO
TEXAS IN DAY IS HOPE
Os Seven Aviators Who Left Selfridge
Field Today on Trip to San Antonio.
(By the Associated Press.)
Mount Clemens, Mich.. June 15.—Sev-;
en officers of the first pursuit group of
the American army's flying forces hop
ped off at Selfridgc Field near here at 5
o'clock. Eastern standard time, this morn
ing. in an attempt to reach San Antonio,
Texas, by sunset this evening after mak
ing four stops for gasoline.
The flight, if successful, will make an
achievement unprecedented iq the aerial
world, officers said, as it is tlie first time
that military fliers of any nation have
attempted to move in group combat planes
equipped with complete combat arma
ment so far from their home base in the
daylight hours of one day.
Skull Found by Youth Under House at
Durham.
Durham, June 14. —Officers are inves
tigating the finding of a skull under the
house at 1008 Cleveland Street yester
day by Ernest Chamblee, a boy of about
12 years of age, while playing under
the house. The skull had. apparently
laip where it was found for many years
for it was stained and discolored by time.
The local authorities are now trying to
determine whether the skull points to
murder or whether it was in the pos
session of some student of medicine.
The English, port of Southhampton,
became of the position of the Isle if
Wight, has four high tides every 24
hours.
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Our
JUNE CHRISTMAS CLUB
I This Club operates on the same plan as our regular
j Christmas Club, and matures at the same time.
NOW OPEN
It is the easiest way to save your Christmas money.
§ Citizens Bank and Trust Company
Salisbury. State chairman of the Demo
cratic executive committee, has been the
subject of more or less common specula- I
tion since the appointment of receivers. |
One of the allegations of the complaint
filed in the District Court of Western I
District by Warwick Aiken and Clnude
C. Crawford, residents of Tennessee, who
sued on behalf of themselves and other
creditors, is this:
“That although said corporation is I
without funds to continue its operation j
ami meet its obligations, it is carrying
obligations of officers, stockholders aud
employes aggregating $276,547.05. That
in the period from December 31, 1022, to
March 31. 1023, the indebtedness of the
officers, stockholders and employes has
increased to the extent of $40,203.07
without a corresponding enhancement or
j increase in eapitnl assets of defendant.
“That the capital stock of the corpora
tion has not been increased during said
period and which accounts and notes re
ceivable constitute improper and unlaw
ful withdrawals of the capital assets of
the corporation, so complainants are ad
vised and state on information aud be
lief tor the benefit and preferment .of
certain officers, directors and agents of
the defendant Mecklenburg Mills Com
pany ami to the prejudice of its general
atul unsecured creditors and in fraud of
their rights.”
According to the complaint filed by the
Citizens National Bank, the $20,000 nine
ty day note of the Mecklenburg Mills
Company was made by J. I). Norwood
and M. 1.. Jackson on December 5, 1022.
Although tlie time has expired, it is a!- J
leged that frequent demands upon tile
| defendants for payment lias bee refused.
However, three credits have been aplpied I
jto the principal including $2,000 on 1
April 18; $4,500 on May 5; and $2,040,15 !
| on June 12.
J These leave a total of $11,450,85 of the
I principal still due. And in adition to
! this, the plaintiff is asking interest on
! s2oo,ooo.from March 5. to April IS; ou
I SIB,OOO from April 18 to May 5 ; on $13.-
[SOO from May 5 to June 12: and for sll.-
450.85 from June 12 until paid.
; Suit was filed by John H. Boushall,
attorney for the bank.
WOMEN HOLD MEETING
AT WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH
Formal Opening of Federation of Busi
ness and Professional Women Held.
(By the Associated Press.•
Wilmington, N. C.. dune 15—The first
formal session of tlie North Carolina
j Federation of Business and Professional
j Women gol underway at Wrightsville
| Beach at j) :30 this morning with a meet
iing of th*v state .council which followejl
j tlTe registration of "delegates earlier"in
j the day.
j A business session witli reports from
| various committees and officers starts at
J 1 :30 o'clock and a Vocational luncheon
I will be held at. Carolina Yacht Club at
j 1 o’clock.
| Among matters to be discussed in tlie
| business session this afternoon are club
mechanics, national federation emblem,
stale exhibit for Portland convention,
and report by Mrs. M. S. McMahan on
“citizenship.”
j Tlie annual banquet will be held at
| 8 p. m. at the Oceanic Hotel.
TARIFF RECIPROCITY OFFER
GETS HOUSE SUPPORT
Canadian House of Commons Endorsed
Plan For Tariff Agreement With the
| United States.
(By (he Associated Press.)
j Ottawa, June 15.—The Canadian
j House of Commons last night endorsed
an offer of tariff reciprocity toward the
United States.
"If we don’t have the closest possible
trade relations with the United States in
a reasonable time I don't think we shall
be able to preserve our confederation,”
said W. ('. Good, progressive member in
supporting the proposal to offer reciproc
ity.
The offer specifies certain commodities,
and was modified from its original form
as submitted several weeks ago by the
Minister of' Finance with the budget
speech to restrict reductions of duties
by Canada on a pro-rata basis, with
those made by the United States. This
change was proposed by the Minister.
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Tlie June Christmas Club of the Citi
zens Bank and 'Trust . Company is now
open. See ad.
Men Who enter a Swedish shop to
make a purchase are expected to raise
their hats to the owner of the shop.
CREW AND FIVE CHINESE
IN HAND TO HAND BATTLE
Story Equals Buccaneering Days of the
Spanish Main—Fifteen Chinamen Tell.
New York. .Tune 14.—A story of hor
ror on the sea within shadow of the
j Sandy Hook ruin fleet’s rendezvous.
I reminiscent of the days of buccaneering
on the Spanish main was drawn piece
meal today from fifteen Chinese surviv
ors of the man-smuggling schooner Mayy
Beatrice, picked up adrift last night it
the entrance to the harbor.
They unfolded a story of a hand to
f hand encounter between twenty Chinese
' passnegers and the crew of four. In
I the fight the crew and five Chinese were
j slaughtered and thrown overboard after
j the unidentified captain had deserted
the craft with $5,000 passage money.
When their story was concluded the au
thorities were ns mystified as they were
when the trim little schooner slipped
into the harbor with her strange pas
sengers.
The British consulate ecoinmunirated
with officials at Nassau, Bahamas, port
from which the Chinese said they had
last in an effort to trace the
ownership of the craft and her eaptojp’s
identity. Nothing throwing any light
on the situation had been received to*
night.
The stories of the -5 survivors, pieced
together, indicate that the schooner had
arrived*' off the coast about June (>, and
stood off for several days awaiting
launches to smuggle the Chinese ashore.
Provisions and drinking water ran short
and then the mysterious captain, to
whom each had paid $250. quit the ship
and has not been seen since.
The suspicions of the Chinese who
showed restlessness through the delay in
[landing, were aggravated when the mate
I demanded an additional $250. Two
I white men and two negroes comprised
the crew.
| Resistance to the demand for more
| money was said to have started a gen
eral battle at dusk Tuesday, implements
of every kind being brought into play.
Interpreters gathered from accounts
given by the.exicted Chinese that the at
tack was made on one of their num
ber. then all joined in the struggle for
self preservation, using knives, axes;
razors, marlin spikes or anything that
could be used as a weapon.
The outnumbered crew was over
wheelmed and killed, and with five of
their opponents who fell in the fray their
bodies were cast into the sea.
The mystery was intensified by the
absence of ship's papers or navigation
instruments. The 15 Chinese will be
taken before officials of the Chinese bu
reau of immigration tomorrow. If it
is found that the schooner was British,
it was said the Chinese would be turned
over to the British government, and if
the craft was of American registry the
federal authorities probably would prose
cute the 15 men for the killing of the
crew.
•Tofin iiiintbn. Inspector in charge
of the Chinese division of the immigra
tion service, said lie was skeptical
whether five Chinese had been killed on
the boat.
He based his conclusion, he said, on
the fact that on June 10 lie was notified
that a schooner was on rum row with
15 Chinese aboard.
1924 CONVENTION OF
K. OF P. TO CLAYTON
R. G. Cherry, of Gastonia, Retiring
Chancellor. Presented Gold Watch.
Morgan ton. June 14.—The sessions
of the grand lodge, Knights of Pythias
of North Carolina, came to a close
shortly after noon today and the
majority of the delegates nave
left for their homes.
C’ayton was chosen ns next year’s
meeting place, this selection meeting
with general approval because of the
located there of the Pythian home. Be
sides this other business transacted
during the closing session included
awards to lodges showing greatest
gains and to individuals securing the
greatest number of applications during
the year, the, installation of officers,
naming of- standing committees by
Chancellor L. L. Caudle, of Charlotte,
and the passing of the customary reso
lutions. A handsome gord watch was
presented to retiring Chancellor It. Ov
Cherry, of Gastonia.
I The following awards were made:
Flag to Rocky Mount lodge No. 84 for
making largest gain in membership;
flag to Ellenboro lodge No. 120 for mak
ing largest per cent gain in member
ship; flag to Belmont iodee No. 240 for
largest per cent attendance during the
year. Silver loving cup to Ruffin lodge
No. 0. Goldsboro for largest per cent per
capita for building fund for home,
amount being SO.OB per member, total
$1.097; S. Gray Williams, a gold watch,
of Rocky Mount lodge No. 84, for hav
ing secured SI applications during the
year. A handsome F. C. B. ring was
presented to J. C. Harrill, of Forest
City, for having secured 51 applications
during the' year; a handsome F. C. B.
ring to E. O. Bolick, Burke No. 04. for
having secured 26 members during the
year.
Names of Pythians securing 10 or
more applications during the year
were: J. C. Harrill. Forest City, 51;
John T. Poole, Forest City, 10; W. E.
Moore, Forest. City. 10; E. O. Bolick.
I Rocky Mount, 81; R. R. Daughteridge.
Rocky Mount. 15; E. I. Fleming, Rocky
Mount, 12; C. W. Coghill. Rocky
Mount, 11 ; O. R. Ooffield. Ellenboro.
11; W. L. Black, Ellenboro. 10.
Agrees to Accept Cotton Standards.
(Iky the AMoefatfd Prwin.i
Washington, June 15.—The Havre.
France, Cotton Association has notified
its representative at the International
Cotton Conference of its full acceptance
iof the agreement reached by the confer
ence, adopting the Cnited States official
cotton standards as universal, and pro
viding for Arbitration at Havre.
Cashier of Company Robbed.
(By the Awoetated Pr**e.»
New York, June 15. —A cashier of the
Pullman Company and his bodyguard
were robbed of a $22,000 pay roll by
six armed men today as they were en
, tering the Sunnyside works, at Long
Island City.
® TODAY’S I
* NEWS I
» TODAY <
St lilt ft A dt d. <
NO. 142.
)f
BUM DIED IN
OTFfTTOEMPE
Death Followed a Series of
Dramatic Developments in
Bulgaria During the Past
Several Days.
CABINET RESIGNED
EARLY IN WEEK
And Premier Tried to Escape
When He Learned That
New Power Was to Control
the Government.
Sofia, .Juno la (By Iho Associated
Press). —Former PrAnier Stainboulisk.v,
of Bulgaria, lias been killed while trying
to escape.
The end of the peasant leader's ca
reer follows a series of dramatic devel
opments. beginning with the overthrow
■of his government in the early hours of
lasi Saturday, and. the formation of a
coalition government including all the
opposition parties, with the exception of
the communists.
As soon as Ktamboulisky became aware
of the successful coup d'etat lie fled to
ward the mountains of Central Bulgaria,
shaving off his moustache, and disguis
ing himself as an army chauffeur. He
was deserted by most of his followers,
only four being with him when he ar
rived at Pirdop on his way to Eishintza.
The pursuing troops of the new govern
ment overtook the party at IMrdop but
Stambouliky escaped into the foresp dur
ing the fighting in which his four fol
lowers were overcome.
He could not long elude (lie large forces
seeking him. however, and he was cap
tured yesterday at Molavi. a village near
Slavovitzit.
Alexander Ktamboulisky. known as the
peasant premier, was one of the most
picturesque personalities in modern Bul
garian history. A man of massive frame
and tremendous energy, he was describ
ed by his opponents as a “bull in a
China closet.'' hut there was no doubt
of his popularity with the all-potent peas
ant party.
Os the humbles) peasant origin, he
rose to the power of a dictator, solidi
fying under his leadership the wide
spread opposition to the war policies of
fdtmer "l®ng FerdTfm ntf. wfio 'threw the ""
fortunes of his country into tire scales on
the side of the Central Powers in the
world war.
London. June 15 (B.v the Associated
Press).—The Bulgarian semi-official ag
ency here this afternoon announced the
death 'of ex-premier Stambonlisky and
added that was killed (lining a fusil
lade after a party of armed iieasants
had attacked the car in which he was
passing through the village of Slnvovitza.
FIND TWO MEN WERE
DROWNED ACCIDENTALLY
This Was Verdict of Jury Investigating
Death of Two Winston-Salem Men.
<*lr the Associate* Press.,
Winston-Salem, June 15.—The coro
ner's jury investigating the deaths of
Walter McGee and Fred Enscore. whose
bodies were recovered yesterday after
noon from a pond at the Winston-Salem
waterworks, returned a verdict that the
two men came to their deaths by acci
dental drowning, there being no evidence
of foul play.
Ernest Rollins, the third member of
the part)* in the boat when it capsized,
will be given a hearing probably tomor
row on a charge of trespass, as there is a
law* forbidding trespassing on the city
watersheds.
Ex-Stock Broker Selling Hot Dogs.
New* York, June 14.—Roy H. Mar-
Masters. nominal head of the stock
firm of R. H. MacMhsters and com
pany. which failed recently for $2.00(1.-
000. has opened a frankfurter stand in
an outlying section of Brooklyn and is
attempting to make a living by selling
refreshment to motorists, it was learn
ed today. It is understood lie used his
last $30,000 in an attempt so stave
off failure. MacMhsters declared that
he was refused scores of times for
salaried jobs. Desperate, he tried in suc
cession selling rain and life insurance
and real estate and then acting as
time-keeper for a .gang of laborers.
Finally he said he got backing in his
present business. The grand jury today
completed investigation of the failure
and is expected to report tomorrow.
Woman I'nearths Bones of Sevent-Foot
Indian.
Nashville, Tenn.. Juue 14.—The al
most perfectly formed skeleton of an
Indian seven feet tall was unearthed
here today b.v Mrs. M. K. Kuhn, while
workmen were engaged in construction
of a home on her property, seven miles
from this city.
Efforts will be made to have repre
sentatives of Jlie Smithsonian Institute
make a move complete investigation of
tlie .site, with a view to substantiating
Ali-s. Kuhn’s belief that more than a
score of Indian giants were buried there.
Death of Genii Terrazas.
•*x t,« Associated Phm.
El Paso, June 15.— Gen. Luis Terraz
as died today at his home in Chihuahua
City.
There will be a baseball game at the
Gibsoy Mill Park Saturday, June 16th,
1623, at 3:45 p. m. between I/andls anil
Gibson. Good players and a good game,
strong batteries, heavy hitters.
The great majority of the Yaghan
Indians of Terra del Fuego, who are
southern most people in the world,
canot count further than three.
    

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