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Boulder Slips Making
Collins Foot Free Now j
- A „ ' . .
Slide in Sand Cave, Where
He Has Been Held Since
Last Frictoy, Made Him
Foot Free Again. ’ .
HIS EXIT TODAY
Believed, However, That the
Rock Cut Be Moved So
Collins Can Be Reached
(By <kc AaMeteted Preu) 1
Cave City, Ky., Feb. 4—A slide in
Sand Cave this* morning left Floyd Col
line, 35, foot free for the firstt time since
he was imprisoned Friday morning whgn
a boulder wedged his leg where rescu
ers were unable to reach him, but Col
lins was left walled behind the rock
which fell from the side of the cave.
This information was brought to tht*
mouth of the cave by Boy Cooksey, a
negro engaged in rescue work.
The rock barricade probably can be
cleared away some time this afternoon,
Collins called from the other side of
the rock side that his feet were free,
but said he was too weak to work his
■way out, Cooksey declared.
The slide which/ barricaded progress
was described by Ewing Ashley who was
with the rescuing party that discovered
the debris as one boulder about the sire
of a soap box with an accumulatidh of
eSTth and small stones surrounding it.
Ashley reentered the cave with iron
hooks and a rope with which it is hoped
to move the rock and clear passageway.
If Ashley’s information is correct and
no unforeseen • difficulty is experienced,
Collins may be reached within a few
Another trip into the cave this after
noon revealed that Colins may have been
only partly freed around the feet. Win. B.
Miller, staff correspondent for the Cour
ier-Journal, coming from the cave short
ly after 12 :15 p. m. said he thought Col
lins was but little better off and asserted
that the wall blocking further efforts to
reach Collins was probably two feet
Miller said he crawled ♦<* the wall and
yelled to Collins, '“Are you free?"
“I think so,” Collins answered. “How
about my milk?”
H ‘l left it at the side near you on the
last. trip. Can’t you get itf’
. ■ tjftiaa.yon.aw nea-frvr Miller quer
AUTO SHOW AT CHARLOTTE
Twenty-Seven Makes of Cara and Fifteen
Lines of Radio Equipment Will Be
Charlotte, February 4.—Twenty-seven
widely known makes of motor cars, num
erous lines of accessories and about fif
teen lines of radio equipment will be
exhibited at the fifth annual Carolina
auto show here, according to an an
nouncement today, when it was dis
closed that all details preparatory to the
opening of the show next Monday have
Nineteen dealers and distributors of
motor cars, four accessories houses and
ten radio equipment distributing con
cerns have been listed as .exhibitors. All
space available for exhibits on both floors
of the great Carolines exposition build
ing, on Park Avenue, was sold several
weejts. ago. A total of 45,000 square
feet of floor space will be given over to
exhibits, it was explained. This year,
for the first time in the history of the
Carolinas auto shows, the second ; floor
of the exposition building is needed to
accommodate exhibitors. This is ex
plained, however, in part by the fact
that jhe radio distributing industry of
Charlotte, which has attained large im
portance within the past three years, has
been dmitted to the show for the first
A large number of dealers from over
the two Carolinas are expected to at
tend the show on next Wednesday, deal
ers’ day, which is a featured day of each
annual show. The night of Thursday
of show week will be society night, when,
as in the past, the show is expected to
attain its height of brilliancy' and in
terest. One of the city’s distinguished
guests on dealers’ day will be C. W.
Nash, president of Nash Motors Com
pany, one of- the outstanding figures in
the automobile manufacturing industry.
The members of Zez Confrey’s famous
orchestra, one of Paul Whiteman’s or
ganization, which Confrey, nationally >
known pianist and composer, himself will ;
conduct, and Miss Frances Paperte, mez- ,
zo-sporano. of Chicago opera company,
are expected to arrive here Sunday.
They will appear in the daily afternoon ,
and evening programs at the Bbow.
HOUSE ALSO WANTS AN
ARMS CONFERENCE CALLED
Joins Senate in Action Looking to Call
ing at Such a Conference.
Washington, Feb. 4.—The House has
joined the Senate in action looking to
the calling of a conference of the powers
by the United States to discuss limitation
of both land and sea armament.
In adopting the Senate arms amend
ment when the conference reports on the
naval appropriation bill was tip yesterday
however, the Hoosf insisted on a slight j
modification which the President would!
be requested instead of “authorised and
requested”, to invite other nations into 1
. - —— r . I
“The United,’ States now bolds more >
than four and one-half billioa dollars of
gold,/ about one-half of the World's total.;
About one-half of that is superfluous at I
ourp resent level of prices and Ik a men
ace. It threatens the stability Os the
purchasing power Os money,”-*-Profeasor
Irving Fisher, of Yale University. ■
The Concord Daily Tribune
! NEWSPAPER MAN I
GETS STATEMENT, 1
Crawled Into Hole and Talk
ed to Collins About Expe
rience—Collins Tells How
He Was Caught.
! ' Louisville. Ky.. Feb. 4 (By the Associ-.
i ated Press). —“I was crawling out of Sand I
Oave, Which is the* moat beautiful I have
ever seen, when after attending a steep
wall I dislodged .a huge rock. It caught
my left foot. That was 10 o'clock Friday
f Thus begins Floyd Collins’ own story
of his experience of the last five days,
trapped in a narrow passage far under
ground, as 'told to Win. Burk Miller,
staff correspondent of the Courier-Jour
nal, and published in a copyrighted d:s
pateh from Cave City today;
‘The first night I spent in yelling at
the top of my voice,” he said. “I knew
my chances were slim, but I couldn’t give
up without doing something. So I just
shouted and shouted.
“After a lorig time I was unable to
call out any more.” He says he then
must have slept, and on Saturday heard
a voice. It was Jewell Esters, but Es
ters could not reach him, but later Clyde
Hester caine. Then his brothers came and
tried to dig Mm out. Sunday he began
los'ng confidence and prayed continually.
Where Collins Has Been Held.
Louisville, Ky., Feb. 4.—Sand Cave, in
a narrow passage of which Floyd Collins,
cave explorer, has been pillored for five '
days, is iu a rough section of the coun- 1
try. honeycombed with caverns beneath
the surface and covered with rock and
stubble above ground.
Joggrt rocks and overhanging branches
rim the smnll mouth of the cave. At nil
times risky, the dangers of exploring
eaves are increased by (he melting ice
and snow floating down the narrow pas
sage, into the earth’s recesses far under
Collins, discoverer of Crystal Cave, in
which he was similarly trapped for 43
hours by a boulder, entered the hole Fri
day morning in search of a cavern “more
tvonderful than any in the region.” He
said he discovered :t and was making his
way out when the boulder, jarred by his '
foot perhaps, slid down and trapped him.
He was found 24 hours lat£r and since I
that time hundreds lmve tried in vain to L
rescue him. '
Hazardous for an experienced man, the ,
rescue workers are in far more peril.
, .JCo reach Oolliut* the Workers mnst de- *
scend head first a slimy passage more
4bso 125 feet long.
* Until last night the tiny beam of a
■flashlight or the short fays of light from j
an oil lantern carried by the rescuers
.were the only means of penetrating the
jnky darkness. Electric light supplied by ,
a portable plant were strung in the cave
A piece of paper with closely parallel
but irregular lines drawn from the upper .
right hand corner downward toward the
left at an angle of about 30 degrees to
represent some 65 feet, then horizontal
for 20 feet, then at an p.ngl" of 45 de
grees for another 50 feet, terminating in
a sheer drop of 8 feet, and then at a re
verse angle of 45 degrees tc the right will
give some ieda of the tortuous course of
FORBES AND THOMPSON
, SENTENCED TO PRISON
Each Sentenced to Serve Two Years
and Pay Fines of SIO,OOO Each.
Chicago, Feb. 4 (By the Associated
Press). —Charles R. Forbes, former di
rector of the veterans bureau, and John
W. Thompson, wealthy St. Louis contrac
tor, today were sentenced to two years
(imprisonment in Leavenworth peniten
tiary and fined SIO,OOO by Federal Judge
George A, Carpenter.
They were found guilty by a jury on
January 30th of conspiracy to defraud
the government in the allocation of vet
erans’ hospital hontracts, and received
the maximum sentence. *
The court granted a 30-day stay of
sentence for the filing of an apeal and
defense counsel indicated that the case
could be appealed immediately.
1 Church Begun More Titan 250 Years
Ago May Be Completed. *
Paris, Feb. 4.—A Paris enu cu begun
■ over 250 years ago. but never finished,
■ has at last a chance of being comp’eted
i after the original plans. Between 10501
and 1700 work was begun on the church i
1 of Saint Nicholas du Chnrdonnet, in St. I
Victor street, with the funds put. a stop .
to building and the church, without a
front, has stood for years, a mournful
gad dilapidated object.
A mutual benefit Society now pin.is
to erect a magnificent office just oppo
site the church, but hesitates as the un
finished old building would be an eye-,
sore. Completion of Le Brun’s plans
would‘cost 900,00 francs, but the muni
cipal council, although more than us- j
ually embarrassed for funds, has the I
matter under consideration.
Esperanto Converts Put Language To
Berlin, Feb. 4. —Esperanto is being
given a thorough test aa a business lan
guage under the auspices of the British
Esperanto Committee and the Univer
sal Esperanto Asocia. From January 1
of this year until March 31 there will
jbe courses offered to young business
men in Germany, France, England,
Holland, Italy, Austria, Poland, Czech
oslovakia and Hungary. j
There will be 20 students each
| country. The course will consist of 25
.lessons, and at Ita conclusion the young
men will exchange letters with each
'other iu Esperanto on business subjects.
I It it the contention of the leadiDg
Bsperantistfe that business knowledge
'of lbs language can be acquired so. read
ily that it is the ideal means forintor
CONCORD, N. C„ WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1925
j ON EIL DRIFT OF
j MUSCLE SHOILSLIW
House and Senate Members
at Work on Bill Hope They
, Will Be Able to Make Their
Report During the Week.
ON MOST POINTS
Rental Clause Covering Dam
No. 2 May Be Modified.—
Property to Revert to Gov
ernment In the End.
(By tit Associated Press!
Washington, Feb. 4.—Renewing their
deliberations of the Underwood leasing
bill, the Muycle Shoals conferees of the
House nnd Senate today settled down to
the prttyarntiou of a final draft of the
measure, wßh .which they hope to report]
The conferees so far are represented to
be in virtual agreement to change several
provisions of the measure. As the bill !
is now written, spokesmen for the confer- |
[eex declare it would be impossible to ob- ’
tain n satisfactory lease.
The clause calling for the annual rent- !
al of 4 per cent, of the $50,000,000 cost
of construction of Dam No. 2 is expected
to be modified to allow a graduated scale '
[of payments that would allow the lessee
to pay smaller amounts during the early
life of the lease, and increase them in lat- ,
er years. The conferees expect to pro- 1
vide for the same ultimate return to the
government as is now provided in the '
FOURTH ADVANCE IN
GASOLINE IN EFFECT
Standard Oil anil Competitors Boost the ,
Prices One to Two Cents a Gallon. i
New York. Feb. 3.—The fourth gen- ,
efal advance in gasoline prices this year
took place throughout the east today
when the Standard Oil Companies, of
New Jersey and New York, and their
competitors announced increases of one
to two cents a gallon.
Readjustments by the Standard Oil
Company of New Jersey,.,Texas, Sinclair
and Atlantic refiiuii)g fcompalnies estab
lished new tank wagon pnices of 19 and
20 cents a gallon in Pennsylvania, New)
An advance of 1 1-2 cents a gallon,
which will be put into effect by ' the
Standard Oil Company of New York‘'to
morrow will lift the tank wagon price
in New Yolk and New England to 21
Increases of one and two cents a gal
lon also were reported in Ohio, Louisiana,
Arkansas, Tennessee and other western
states, while prices of crude oil and kero- ■
sene were raised , by several companies.
A. C. L. TRAIN WRECKED ,
IN FLORENCE. S. C., YARDS
Negro Fireman Was Killed and Engineer
Cox Was Seriously Scalded in the
(By (he Associated Press)
Florence, S. C., Feb. 4. — The Atlantic
Coast Line crack passenger train from
Florida to New York was wrecked in the
railroad yard here this morning. James
Fagnn, negro fireman, was killed, and
Engineer Cox was seriously scalded by
The engine, tender, mail and express
cars were partly overturned. The en
gine left the railß and plowed up the
concrete floor of the station yard. Fire
m«n Fagan flhs killed when he was
caught between the engine and the ten
To Distribute Pro-Unification Literature.
(By I Its Associated Press)
‘ ‘Nashville. Tenn., Feb 4. —With the ac
ceptance of prominent women in North
Carolina to places on the Committee ‘of
One Hundred, and as “friendly corre
spondents” to assist in the distribution of
pfio-unificatiod literature, indications are
that the Methodist women of North Car
olina will lend their influence to back the
proposed plan of unification of the north
ern nnd southern branches of Methodist,
which is engaging the mind of the denom
ination, it id stated.
I According to advices from Mrs. .N. B.
(Chappell, of Nashville, chairman' of the
■publicity committee of the woman’s branch
of the “Friends of Unification” move
ment, the following Methodist women, rep
resenting , the Western North Carolina
and North Carolina Conferences, have
agreed to work in behalf of unification:
Committee of One ■ Hundred: Mrs. C.
M. Earley, Gatesville; Mrs. William P.
Few, Durham; Mrs. W. A. Newell, Win
stun-Salem; Mrs. M. T. Plyler, Raleigh;
j Mrs. Frank Siler, Lake Junaluska.
| Friendly aorrespondents: Miss Mildred
'Brogden. Rose Hill; Mrs. H. A. Dun
' Progress of Now-Stop Filers.
Paris, Feb. 4 (By the Associated
Press). —The Paris to Daker non-stop
fliers were reported over St. Louis, Sen
egal, about fifty miles from Dakar at 4
o'clock this afternoon. They were four
hours behind the schedule mapped out
and it was feared they might have been
1 obliged to land along the coast of Mau
retania, thus failing in the non-stop ef
> Physician Rushed to Collins by Airplane.
i Louisville, Ky., Feb. 4 (By the Asso
: dated Press).—-An airplane left Louis
i ville at 10 a. m. today for C*ve City
, with Dr. William Hahlett, Chicago sur
[ geon who was commissioned by a Chicago
i citizen to rush to Ca<re City and render
■i Whatever assistance was needed to Floyd
r Collins, imprisoned in Band Cave since
Friday by a slab which caught hiz feet,
y : i
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TWO DEFENDANTS IN
THE! BAILteY CASE FREED
Judge Webb Orders Verdict of Not Guil
ty as to L. P. Jordan and C. G. Moser.
(By the Associated Press)
Greensboro, N. C.f Feb; 4.—The gov- 1
eminent closeif its charging fraudu
lent use of the mails against 41 officials !
and stock salesmen pf Bailey Brothers. ]
Inc., here at 10:15 o'clock this, morning,
and Judge E. Yates YVebb presiding over
the adjourned term of Federal Cmm di- '
l-ected verdicts of -not guilty as to L. P. 1
.lonian and C. G. Moser, two of the de
fendant salesmen, thereby cutting the
number of those on trial to 39. '
The only witness examined .this morn- 1
ing was T. D. Dix, postal inspector who 1
identified certain mail matter and rec
ords. The defense objected to the fin- 1
troduction of much of this evidence, but 1
the government was susfained by Judge 1
At the conclusion of the government's
evidence, there was a motion from the
representatives of practically every de- 1
fendant for various interpretations of the 1
evidence, and during the motion period
the jpry was excused from the court '
room. District Attorney Frank A. Lin- ,
ney agreed with Judge Webb as to the '
two salesmen aganst whom verdicts of '
not guilty were ordered.
THE COTTON MARKET
Sharp Advance of Yesterday Followed by
Heavy Realizing at Start Today.
(By the Associated- Press)
lowed by rather-heavy realizing at the
start today. Considerable Southern
hedge selling also was reported, presum- ;i
ably aganst the increased spot business
of the previous day. but the opening was
steady at an advance of 2 points to n de
cline of 6 points. After some irregular
ity prices advanced on continued trade
buying and a broadening commission
house demand, promoted by firm Liver
pool cables, continued dry weather in the
southwest and bullish spot' advices. Mav
sold up to 24.83 and July to 25.09, mak
ing new high ground for the movement at
net advances of about B.to 13 points.
Opening price swere: March 24.40; May
24.70; July 24.96; October 24.71; Decern
HOUSE DRAWING UP
POSTAL SALARY BILL
Bill Drawn Up by Senate Returned Af
ter Being Rejected by the House.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 4.—With the Senate
postal pay and rate increase bil returned
to that body, the House post office com
mittee continued work today on the draft
ing of a salary rate bill of its own. If
it is reported out in satisfactory form,
leaders plan to press the measure to a
final vote in the House before the end of
Movement to Preserve Birthplace of
Staunton, Ya„ Feb. 4.—The First
Presbyterian Church here has been au
thorized by its congregation to confer
with the trustees of Mary Baldwin Col
lege over an offer of the college to pur
chase the manse where Woodrow Wilson
was born while his father was pastor of
The college hopes to acquire the manse
as part of its three-fold plan to memori
alize the name of America’s wartime
President. It also plans to erect a
building on the college campus to bear
the name of Woodrow Wilson and to re
store to its original design the chapel
where the late President was baptized.
May Confirm Stone Today.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 4. —Calling up in
the Senate today of the nomination of At
torney General Stone to be a Superior
Court justice, put over from yesterday,
was expected by members generally in
cluding those who have objected to fav
orable action, to result in confirmation
before overnight adojurnment.
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BRIDE EXPECTING STORK
And Demands of Her Charlie Adequate
Trust Fund for the Unborn Child.
I,o« Angeles, Feb. 4.—Mrs. Lita Chap- :
lin, sixteen-year-old . bride of Charles
Spencer Chaplin, film comedian, seeks i
from her husband, to whom she was mar- 1
ried in Gnayinas, Mexico, November 25 1
last, an “adequate” sum, the income of
which she will devote to the support and '
education of a Chaplin heir, expected
This was learned after revelation that
attorneys for Sirs. Chaplin and those
representing her husband have been con
;ferring here several days relative to
a financial settlement on the child bride.
How much money, in the form of a
trust fund, Mrs. Chaplin’s attorneys will
demand, is a matter of speculation, but
the sum is variously reported at from
SIOO,OOO to $500,000. Chaplin, it is
known, does not opose creation of the
trust fund. He does, however, regard
discussion of it and its terms prior to
the expected birth as “premature.”
The.trust fund negotiations are being
conducted by Lloyd Wright, Chaplin's
attorney here, and Edwin McCurray,
San Francisco attorney and a relatives
of Mrs. Chaplin. The negotiations, it
’is reported, were precipiated by the de
mand of Mrs. Chaplin’s mother, Mrs’.
Lillian Spicer, that Chaplin guarantee
financial provision for the expected child.
At the same time, Mrs. Chaplin's at
torneys emphatically say their client has
on apprehension regarding her future
martial (-elations. This assertion -they
linkTh qflr.tD' 'tflfr'sifect-tittt Ohaplin and
Ills wife have not separated.
Because of the expected visit of the
istork to the Chaplin mansion in Bever
ly Hills, the Los Angeles city board of
education has lifted its public instruc
tion requirement from Mrs. Chaplin.
The child bride is reported to have ex
pended within the last few days $1,200
for clothing and nursery supplies for the
expected heir. ,
Efforts to obtain any statement bear
ing on the matter, either from Chaplin
or his representatives, have been unavail
Tiie comedian continues behind a
screen of studio and household subordi
nates, including one otherwise talkative
press agent, one retired prizefighter now
on the Chaplin payroll as “literary ad
vister,” one decided English business
manager,, and several Japanese servants
with keen eyes and crippled tongues.
That Mrs. Chaplin’s .married life has
been an unhappy one is gleaned from
her own admissions, emphasized by the
fact that never since her marriage has
she been seen in public with her husband.
Instead, she remained alone, save for
her mother, in Chaplin’s forty-room man
When, a few weeks ago, Mrs. Chap
lin announced she fxpected tto become
a mother, she added that both she and
her husband desired a girl. However,
she said, if it were a boy he would be
named Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr.
Give Conductors and Trainmen on Seven
teen Roads Increase.
Chicago, Feb. 3. —The United States
railroad labor board today granted on
increase in the wages of 2.528 conduc
tors'and trainmen totaling some $283,-
183 a year. Seventeen railroads, which
were not covered by the train service
brotherhoods in their wage movement of
1923-1924 were affected. They are
chiefly short lines, but include the Den
ver and Rio Grande western system ami
its subsidiary, the Rio Grande Southern.
The award, based on the basis of the
New York Central increase of 5 per
cent., becomes effective as of February
1, 1925. 1
Will Investigate Deaths of Students.
(Br the a>mwUicl Prt*l
Columbus, 0., Feb. 4^— Discoveries of
strychnine in medicine issued to the
Ohio State University students, two of
whom died in the last four days, today
brought an order for a thorough investi
gation by W. 0.. Thompson, president of
the University. ’
WORKMEN’S COMPENSATION BILL
Clause Expected to Overcome a Good
Deal of the Opposition to It? j
. (By the Associated Press) ,
Raleigh. Feb. 4.—lnserted’ in \ ...
workmen's compensation bill reeenri'
drawn up by KenntoV Squires, of CalL
wqll, along the lines of the Virginia com
pensation act. arid 1 introduced by him in
the. upper branch of the geueral assem
bly is a clause that is expected to over
come a great deal of the expected oppo
sition to the measure from the railroad
, The railroad brothedhoods. it is under
stood in political circles here, are the,
ttsurce o ft lie greatest amount of ob
jection to the workmen’s compensation
‘plan. It also lias been declared that
they are about the only organized op
ponents of the Squires’ bill. /
Railroads and railroad employees, both
interstate and intrastate, would Jie ex
empted from the proposed North Caro
lina law by the following section:
“Section 11. This act shall not ap
ply to any common carrier engaged in
interstate or intrastate commerce, nor to
flic employees of any such common car
riers, nor in any way diminish or take
away in any respect any right that any
person so employed, or the personal rep
resentative or kindred or relative or de
pendent of such person, may have against
such common carrier in the event of in
jury or death of any person s» employ
Most of the employers of the State, es
pecially the cotton manufacturers, are
in favor of n compensation act, accord
ing to Senator Squires. He also de
clared that such a law is wanted by most
of the industrial employees in North Car
"The total compensation payable un
der this net.” says section 42 of Senator
Squires’ bill, “shall in no case exceed
six thousand dollars ($6,000) ; provided,
if the injury be caused by the wil
ful act, or by any act in violation of law
by the employer, then the commission
(workmen’s compensation commission
provided in another section) may allow
an additional amount not to exceed
double the respective amounts provid
Operation under provisions of the pro
posed workmen’s compensation act would
be optional with the employer nnd also
the employee, but refusal to comply with
the plan of compensation set forth in
the act would put the person refusing,
either employer or etnploee, at a disad
vantage before the bar by making cer
tain evidence incompetent in suits for
damage recoveries. This is explained
in the following sections:
“Section. 18. An employer who elects
not to operate under this aet shall not
in any suit at law instituted by an em
ploye subject to this act to recover dam
ages for personal injury or death by ac
cident, be permitted to defend any such
suit at law upon any or all of the fol
lowing grounds: y
“(a) That -the employe was negli
“(b) That the injury was raused by
the negligence of a fellow employe.
“(c) That the employe has assumed .
the risk of the injynry.
“Section 111. An employe who elects
not to operate under the provisions of (
this act shall, in any action to recover
damages for personal injury or death
brougkj against the employer accepting
the compensation provisions of this act,
proceed at common law. and the em- ‘
ployer may avail himself of the defenses '
of\ contributory negligence, neglicence of
a fellow-servant, and assumption of risk,
as such defenses exist at common law.
“Seetiop. 20. When both the employ- !
er and the employee elect not to operate
under this act. the liability of the em- '
ployer shall be the same as though he
alone rejected the terms of this act, and f
in any suit brought against him by such 1
employe he employer shall not be per
mitted to avail himself of any of the 1
common law defenses cited in » section 1
“Section 21, Settlement Between Em- *
ployer and Employe—Nothing herein con- I
tained shall be constituted so as to pre- ‘
vent settlement by and between the em- 1
ploye and employer, but rather to en- !
courage them, so long as the amount of
compensation and the time and manner
of payment are in accordance with the
settlement agreement shall be filed, my
settlement agreement shall be filed, by
employer, with the commission."
Others exempted from the proposed act
besides common carriers and their em
ployers are “casual employes, farm la
borers and domestic servants, nor tto em
ployes of such persons, nor to any per
sons. firm or private corporation, includ
ing any public service corporation that
has regularly in service less than five op
eratives in the same business within the
stitte, unless such employees and their
employers voluntarily elect in the man
ner hereinafter specificed to be bound by
Several methods of insuring payment
of compensation under provisions of the
proposed act are open to the employer,
but in any case the plan of insurance
must be approved by the state compensa
tion commission. The methods out
lined in the bill for the employer are',
: briefly, insurance with some corporation,
; organisation or group of employers ex
i changing contracts of indemnity on the
r reciprocal or inter-insurance plan, pro
. vided that the carrier of the compensation
f insurance is authorized to do business in
this state; mutual insurance by a group
of employers specially authorized; and
“ proof of financial ability to pay direct
. ly. In the latter case the commission,
may demand a bond? ,
} Senator Johnson Still Talking About
1 (By the Associated Press)
j Washington, Feb, 4.—Without nnder
■ taking to discuss directly Secretary
1 Hughes’ reply regarding the Pavia rep
-1 orations agreement. Senator Johnson. Re-
J j publican, M California, one of the ir
| j reeonciliables, asked the Senate today to
1 consider “the grave and important ques
-1 • tions which have been presented by what
i happened at Paris.”
i Tennesee Senate Rejects Amendment. -
■I .Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 4, —The State
j Senate today by a vote of 24 t» 7 adopt -
j ed'a resolution rejecting the child labor
4 amendment to the States oonsti-
I tution. • '■ , . » k . •
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• NEWS 4
• TODAY 4
Meeting of the Committee
Attracts Much Interest as
Finances of the State Will ,
GIVEN TO HOUSE
Bill Regulating Busses Was
Passat on Second Reading
in the Senate With Little
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, N. C., Feb. 4. —The Senate
today passed on second reading the meas
ure to regulate the operation of busses in
North Carolina, received a handful of new
bills and took action on over a- score of
bills on the calendar while the House
of Representatives passed only a few
minor measures and received a large num
ber of new bills of slight importance.
Interest' in legislative circles centered
elrefly in joint finance committee meet
ing at .’1 :30 this afternoon. Ex-Governor
Cameron Morrison was to appear to con
tend that the budget commission report
overestimated the deficit if any, and failed
to credit his administration with all the
revenues due it.
Among the new Senate bills was one
by Harris, of Wake to authorize the re
mittance of taxes to private hospitals do
ing general work.
The bus regulation bill passed its sec
ond reading by a vote of 42 to 2 after
four new amendments had been adopted.
Senator Grant, republican, of Davie, was
the only person to speak id opposition to
the measure, he and Senator Robinson
casting the dissenting votes.
Pending receipt of the senate bill as
amended the House this morning deferred
action on the bus measure. The House
bill had been favorably reported, and
came up on the public calendar today.
Only one other public calendar bill was
presented, it being that designated to cut
out the statutory limit for filing caveats
tto wills from 7 to 3 years. On motion
of Representative Townsend the bill which:
passed third reading was amended so as
not to aifply to suits or claims filed prior
, to, Junuary 1, 1920.
Twenty-seven new bills were introduced
in about hr manr tnbtaWs. ltrtictirtiny da'
Of*them being local measures, bringing the
House total up to 458.
CHILD OF SfcVEN ATTEMPTS
THIS MURDER OF At FAMILY
Girl Tells Police She Killed Sisters
Several Tears' Ago With Ground
Los. Angeles, Feb. 3.—Seven-year-old
Alsa Thompson Iras under observation
at the psychopathic ward of the general
hospital today after an alleged attempt
to kill members of the family where she
was boarding. The child is accused of
mixing ant paste and acid from a radio
battery and attempting to induce sev
eral persons to eat it. When they re
fused she attacked Maxine later, aged
six, and slashed her wrists with a safety
Officers said that the child admitted
the charge and that, she explained, “I
guess I did it because I am so mean.”
Alsa is said to have told police that
she killed her twin sisters with ground
glass two years ago while living in
Dauphin, Manitoba. Canada, with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russel Thomp
Investigators were inclined to view
skeptically that angle of the child’s
purported confession, but admitted
themselves puzzled by the fact, that she
is unusually precocious, having reached
the eighth grade in school while still of
a kindergarten age.
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Prominent Japanese Official Dead.
Tokio,, Feb. 4 (By the Associated
Press). —Sonnosuke Yokoto, minister of
justice in the Japanese cabinet since last
June, died tonight from pneumonia.
WHAT SMITTVB CAT BAYS
• ——— —' 11l ,1
f Fair,tonight and Thursday, somewhat
- warmer in the north central portion to*
night, warmer Thursday.