:s;j The Concord Daily Tribune Flf
Military Inquiry Into
C ase of Floyd Collins
Brig. Gan. Danhart Says In
quiry Will Be Made for the
Purpose of Clearing Up
Rumors That Are Heard.
WHY DID NATURAL
* EFFORTS FAIL?
This Oqe Question the Officer
Wants to Clear Up, as Well
as Methods of How Rescue
' Was First Conducted.
Cave City, Feb. 0 (By the Associated
Press). —Circumstances surrounding the
trapping of. Floyd Collins in Sand Cave
and the efforts of volunteers to release
him will be made the subject of a mili
tary court inquiry. Brigadier General
Denhardt, in charge of the guardsmen
here, announced today.
‘sl hope by this court of inquiry to laiy
I at rest all suspicions and whisperings of
the efforts to block rescue wjrk and ru
tnore than Collins’ entrapment was not
genuine," said Gen. Denhardt. The com
. mander said his plan for the military in
vestigation had been sanctioned by Gov
ernor Fields and Adjutant General Ke
“It is my purpose to determine exactly
why the efforts to rescue Collins through
the inatural passage failed,” Denhardt
continued. “Whether Collins went into
Hand Cave through the regular entrance
and was caught coming but and whether
he knew of any other way ont are mat--
ters which will be delved into.
“I hnve received information that the
eye Os suspicion has been turned on Ken
tucky and its officials and the wonderful
Cave regions by persons unfamiliar with
the. cave section. I proisise in the in
quiry to bring out every fact.
“It is hoped that the findings of the
board will *be so definite and thorough
from the testimony we hear that the un
derground whisperings will be quieted.
Every witness will be summoned to testi
fy and will be heard in full.”
Members of the court will probably be
Mother nature today had added another
obstacle to the efforts to rescue Collins,
sending torrents of rain last night with
promise of more today. Despite precau
tions to keep the water out of the shaft
aimed at Collins’ prison, seepage crept
into the bottom and added heavily to the
burdens ot the volunteer- diggers. Thev
kept doggedly at ft, wMi fSjmt'-gftght in
crease in hourly progress as tbe tenth
day of Collins’ Imprisonment Coded at 10
o’clock this morning. The Bbaft was less
than half way to Collins, 00 or 70i. feet be
low the sdrfaee.
Many of the cave country folks were
more pronounced today in asserting their
doubts that he really ’is trapped. The
other tunnel discovered Saturday by
Homer Collins, his brother, leading in the
general direction of the huge cavern Floyd
Collins has described to rescue parties,
Inclines many of those who know Floyd
Collins well, to the belief that there may
be exits known only to Floyd or that he
may have a cache iof food hidden some
But the outside rescuers who actually
reached Collins firmly are convinced bin
leg is caught so he cannot release himself.
The near neighbors ot Collins’ family
are outspoken in their rbaracterization
of Floyd Collins as a shiftless fellow,
supported by his father, although he was
38 years old, who spent all his time
crawling around the numerous tunnels
and caverns of the region. HiH principal
achievement, they say, in earning a liv
ing was the discovery in 1917 of Crystal
Cave on his fther’s farm, and its com
mercial exploitation as a show place for
It is this cave. Crystal, about which
the neighbors say a dissension sprung up
in the Col)ins family. Equal owner with
the father in Crystal Cave, the-natives
tell of the differences over division of the
guide fees from tourists which caused
-Floyd to stay away from home for long
periods. When his exploration of Sand
Cave led to his imprisonment, he was
staying at the home of the tenant on
whose farm Sand Cave belongs. Floyd's
father ,’sist summer agreed to lease Crys
tal Cave to one of the more enterprising
natives who might make more out of it
instead of spending his time in search of
other caverns.' Floyd’s opposition to this
plan deepened tbe family disagreement.
Red Cross to Provide Materials.
Washington, Feb. 9. —The American
Red Cross today assumed the entire ex*
pease far providing materials needed to
rescue Floyd Collins, entombed in Sand
Drilling machines and men to work,
theta are being donated by private firms,'
but tbe Bed Cross Will furnish all other
necessities and an additional appropria
tion for this puropse was authorized to
day. , }
Convinced That CoHins Is AUve.
Cove City, Feb. 9 (By the Associated
Preks). —Five electrical tests conducted |
with voice amplifiers today have con-1
vineed H. T. Carmichael, in charge of
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’ HOLIDAY CROWDS VISIT
; SAND CAVE ON SI'NDAY
1 Curiosity Attracts 20,000 Persons to
Scene iof Collins' Entombment.
Cave City, Ky., Feb. B.—Gigantic holi
dny crowds came to Cave City today and
made the six-mile trip to Sand Cave
> where Floyd Collins passed the ninth, day
of his entombment.
Long before noon, a continuous stream
’ of automobiles wound over the rough
|' road to the rescue camp. At 11 a. m.
‘! there were two solid lilies, going and rc
> turning. For three miles along the way
the motors, two abreast, almost touched
Farm yards and fields were turned in-
Ito temporary parking places. The Aids
’ | between the road and the scene of opern
-1 tiions were crowded with cars bearing li
-1 cense tags from Ohio, Illinois, Indiana,
• West Virginia and Tennessee.
During the morning the crowd standing
outside the barbed wire enclosure which
protects the workmen numbered S,(KM)
and .'constantly was changing.
The first hundreds arrived almost with
: the dawn and their numbers grew with
A spontaneous religious service , was
held. The group moved to a hilltop north
west of the cave entrance and prayed for
Collins. They sang mid the song drift
ed down in the valley echoing from the'
narrow ravine where the shaft and mouth!
. of the cave are located.
Additional lunch stands made their ap
pearance; lunch baskets were brought
from the cars and men, women and chil
dren sat about in family groups.
It was a holiday crowd, by whom the
imprisoned mail largely had been forgot
ten and whose interest was in the spec
tacle brought about by rescue efforts.
Lee Collins, father of the cavern vic
tim, moved among the crowd, introducing
himself to anyone who appeared to be a
sympathetic listener. Yesterday his cas
ual conversations always ended with the
presentation to the visitor of a circular
advertising Crystal Cave, which his son
discovered several years ago. Today the
supply of circulars had been exhausted.
His hope for his son’s rescue alive still
was strong. 1
The Louisvillq mid Nashville railroad
added four conches to the morning train
from Louisville and said about 2.500 ex
tra tickets had been sold. The railroad
company's estimate of the total number
of visitors today was 20,000, most of
wliom came by automobile.
CHAPLIN AND WIFE (ARE
THROUGH WITH LAWYERS
Not Trying to Arrange Any Settlement.
Mrs. Chaplin’s Mother Says.
(By the Associated Preset
I-os Angeles, Feb. 9.—Negotiations be
tween the attorneys of Charles Chaplin
and those of his wife, formerly Lita Grey,
of the movies have been halted, and the
screen comedian and his l(i-year-old bride
have decided "ndt to have anything more
to do with lawyers.” the Los Angeles
Times today quoted Mrs. Lilian Spicer,
the bride’s mother, as saying.
Mrs. Spicer's statement ,was made in
connection with her departure from the
Chaplin mansion in Beverly Hill, where
she has been living since her daughter's
marriage, to a house she has taken in
She declared that recently reported ne
gotiations supposed to have involved a
financial settlement between Mr. and Mrs.
Chaplin were in fact "pnrelj' of a per
sonal nature.” The fact that Edward
McMurrky, unele of the bride, a I-os An
geles attorney, had paid a visit durihg'
the week-end to Beverly Hills Was also
Funeral of Thomas Lawson Tomorrow.
(By the Associated PreA)
Boston. Feb. 9.—Thos. W. I-awson,
spectacular flnaucier, author and gentle
man farmer, will be baried tomorrow be
side h>s wife -on a small portion of hiij
magnificent county estate that was sav
ed from the wreck of his fortune several
Eight Injured on Ferry Boat.
(By the Associated Psess)
Norfolk, Va., Feb. 9.—Eight persons
were injured today when the naval fetry
boat Bocket and the Norfolk-Portsmouth
ferry rockaw*ay collided in mid-stream
during a heavy fog. Both vessels made
their piers in safety.
the Collins rescue work at Sand Cave
that Collins is still alive, after ten days'
H. G. I-ane, of Nunfordville, operating
the lighting system which supplies cur
rent for the bulb left by Collins' side,
said Homer Collins after listening 20
' minutes on the wire, that he was satis
fied he bad heard. Floyd’s heart beating
at a rate of 20 times a minutes.
Lane said Floyd; was breathing and his
heart beating 18 21 times a minute.
“While we were in the cave we at
tempted to compare the breathing of
, Homer Collins with that of his im
, j prisoner brother, but we could not do
I this very closely because Homer was so
exlcted,” Lane added.
Shaft No. SO Feet Deep
Cave City, Ky., Feb. 9 (By the Asso
ciated Press). —The shaft through which
resquers hope to reach Floyd Collins in
Sand Cave was approximately thirty feet
deep at 9 o’clock this morning, four days
after it was started. At the present
rate the level where Collins is thought
to be will not be reached before Thurs
day or Friday.*
I Narrow Fissure May Lead to Collins.
I Cave City, Feb. 9 (By the Associated
Press). —Work was started today on a
narrow fissure, discovered some 50 feet
from the entrance to Sand Cave, where
Floyd Collins is 'entombed, which W. D.
Funkhouser. geologist, believed may prove
a back entrance to the chamber near the
-imprisoned man. The fissure is now far
(too small for a man to enter.
CONCORD, N. C„ MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1925
' . .< ■
BUSIEST WEEK SO FIR
IN SESSION FUG
Morning and Afternoon Ses
sions Probably Will Be
Hdd This Week.—Many
Bills On Each Calendar.
ROAD BOND liILL
COMES THIS WEEK
Bus Bill Will Be Given to the
House This Week.—Judi
cial District Problem Also
to Get Attention.
Raleigh, Feb. 9 (By the Associated
Press). —A busier' week than any thus
far in the session is slated for the gen
eral assembly when it reconvenes after
the week-end recess.
Each day the legislature has grown
more active until this week it is not al
together improbable that it will begin
holding morning and afternoon or mqrn
ing'and night sessions instead of just
cne session a day as hitherto this ses-l
sron. , -
A number of important matters arc
scheduled to come up this week for ac
titon in either the House or Senate or
both. Among bills on the calendars In
both houses is Senator Sams' $20,000,000
road bond issue.
The bus regulation bill passed by tbe
Senate last week has been sent over to;
the House for concurrence and it is ex
pected to cotne up there tonight or to
Some action on the judicial district'
problem also is likely in the lower branch
of the general assembly this wee:; and
it is possible that that body might pass
its court and judicial committee's bill
providing for re-division of the stnte
into 27 districts in time to send it to
the Senate before the close of the wee a.
The Wade blue game bill bearing a
favorable report of the game Committee
is cu the calendar of both houses and in
the Seiiate it is set as a special order
Much interest centers in the hearing
on education tomorrow afternoon on the
measure by Poole of Hoke, to prohibit
teaching of Darwinism in public schools
and higher educational institutions of the
state, A large attendance with persons ,
present from all sections of the state uj,
Senator Johnson's bill to prevent mar
riage of divorced persons until after a
lapse of a year is slated to come up for
discussion and action in the Senate to
DECIDES THE PULLMAN
This Decision Made After Inquiry by
the Interstate Commerce Commission.
(By the Associated Press!
Washington. Feb. 9. —The surcharges
now imposed upon railway passengers
using Pullman facilities were held today
by the Interstate Commerce
to bY justifiable, and railroads wore au
thorized to keep the practice in effect.
Tlie .approval of the surcharge under
which every passengers engaging passen
ger accommodation pays to the railroads
an amount equivalent to 50 per cent, of
,tbe Pullman charge is resulting from the
first step in a genera! investigation which
the commission is instituting into the
earnings of the Puliman Company and
the terms of its contracts with railroads.
The decision declares the investigation
had not proceeded far enough for the
commission to express conclusions as to
the general reasonableness of Pullman
charges, but the surcharge had justified
Commissioner McCcorrt dissented com
pletely without stating reasons, while
Commiss'oner Campbell and other dissent
ing members, declared it was uqt reason
able or fair to the traveling public to
permit a general charge of this character
to" stand when so much of it accrues to
the lines that do not need it. Commis
sioner McManamy in a third dissent de
clared that the extra expense of hauling
Pullman cars should in part be assessed
against the Pullman Company.
California Fights Plague of Incompetent
Les Angeles. Feb. 9. —Bobbed hair is
responsible for at least one menace, ac
cording to JJie State labor department,
through the 'establishment of so-called
hair-bobbing schools. So many of these
schools are operating! in California and
charging high fees for incompetent in
struction that legislation will be sought
(o put them out of business, or else
Compel them to teach at least an ele
mentary course in practical hair cutting,
said the department officials.
Thomas W. Lawson, Financier and
Antohr, Dies in Boston.
Boston, Feb. B.—Thomas W\ Lawson,
financier, atßhor and sportsman, died at
a hospital here early today. He was
•operated on three weeks ago for a bladder
complaint and had been gaining stead
ily until be suffered a relapse early last
night. He lapsed into a coma and died
at 12 :30 a. m. His sons, Dougins and
Arnold, were with him at the time he
Warren Nomination Discussed.
(By.the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 9.—The nomination
of Chas. B. Warren, of Michigan, to be
Attorney General wan discussed for
two hours today by the senate Jtidic’iary
committee without any decision. Ghair
-1 man Cummins will set the time for the
The total puree distribution on 1 the
■ American turf this year is expected to
amount to $12,000,000.
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Injured Against Love
r r*, ,*»’** v ' Jf?
But nobody can atop us from falling in love with Sally Long, candidate
fqg l92R’s choice as, most perfect Hollywood beauty, who was brought to
pictures only asset 1 > W (Griffith obtained SIOO,OOO against hei falling
u» low, les vi tut hia company
BURGLARS GET $7,000
FROM TWO ASHEVILLE STORES
Daring Robbery in Business Center as
People Were Going to Church.
Asheville, Feb. -B.—Burglars entered
Denton's and Bon Marche, Asheville’s
largest department stores, here this
morning, at a time When the streets were
filled with church-goers, rifled safes in
both stores and escaped with an aggre
gate of $7,000.
In Denton’s store, the yeggmen oov
, D. DexitoP)?, president-jiiauager,
„ with a, pistol and left hiili handcuffed to
the staireasd in the basement.
Discovery of the Bon Marche robbery
was not made until this afternoon by
the owners. , Around $5,000 was sp-1
cured ftom Bon Marche while $2,000 j
was stolen from Denton’s.
The two stores are across the street i
from each other. The yeggmen forced
their entrance into Bon Marche through
the front door.
Investigations have failed to give any
clues on which the police can work.
Both jobs are believed to have been done
by the same party. No arrests have
Paul D. Denton, president and man
ager. of the local branch of Denton’s,
one of the largest department stores in
the two Carolinas, entered the store
about 10 o’clock, this morning with tin*
He told the corresimndent that as he
was leaving a white man in shirt sleeves
placed a pistol against his body and
forced him to accompany him to the base
ment. Mr. Denton was chained to the
It was forty-five minutes or an hour
before he wns able to attract the atten
tion of passersby. Plainclothes men
t failed to find any definite clue on in
vestigation. The men are believed to
have made their escape in an automobile,
. parked in the rear of the building.
The yeggmen drilled a hole through
’ the door safe, and used a Chisel in drop
ping the tumblers controlling the combi
nation of the sgfe. That it was the
work of professionals is believed certain.
SEVEN kDDITIONAL JUDGES
PROVIDE UNDER HOUSE BILL
Committee Offers Measure Increasing
Number of Districts to 27.
Raleigh. Feb. 7.—Seven additional Su
perior Court districts are provided for
in a bill introduced by the House com
mittee on courts and judicial districts in
the House yesterday. The bill was pre
pared by the committee, headed by
Itpresentative Everett, following the
decision of the Supreme Court that cir
cuit judges would be unconstitutioanl,
and the bill goes upon the calendar for
consideration on Monday night.
Along with the bill providing for ad
ditional Superior Court districts went
the buss regulation bill, which came
oyer • from the Senate. The House roads
committee has already reported favor
ably a similar bill, and it is now on the
calendar ready to bo taken up Monday
Secrem Almost Killed Her Family.
Corona, N. X., Feb. o—Belle Henchill.
negro seeress and prifier, yesterday filled
her home wjth purifying fumes in prepa
ration for tlie miUenium prophesied for
this week. Later a patrolman found
the seeress, her husband and their six
children in a stupor and sent them to
a hospital. The city chemists are ana
lyzing the decoction which was emitting
Fantastic Shoes Coming?
Paris, Feb. B.—Fantastic looking
1 shoes aye bring made by the fashionable
\ Paris bootmakers and, naturally, the
nriees will be high. Not only are rich
brocades and carved and colored leathers
and all sorts of imitation, jewels to be
used, but real seed pearls are prescrib
ed for those who would be distinctive. .
■ One and a half million women and
) girls in Japan are now engaged in office
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Firm at Advance of 13 to 24
Points, and Held Steady During the
(By the Associated Press)
New York. Fob. 9.—The cotton market
opened firm at an advance of 13 to 24
points today, und help very steady in the
early trading on relatively firm Liverpool
cables, reports of improved business in
cotton goodg in Manchester, complaints of
too much tain in the western belt, and
fmiHire ncf'tte 'weather map- to show any
iiopßrtaiif relief”from drought m the
May sold up to 24.75 and July to 23.02.
| or within 8 points of the best price touch
ed last week. Considerable realizing and
i hedge selling was absorbed on setbacks of
! 3 or 4 points by covering on the part of
recent sellers, trade buying, and a moder
ate qommisison house demand.
Opening prices were: March 24.40;
May 24.70; July 24.95; October 24.70:
SARTAIN. FLETCHER AND
RHEILL TO BE TRIED NOW
Judge Overrules Motion by Defense That
the Trial Be Continued. '
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 9 (By the Associat
ed Press).—Motions by the defense to
continue the trial of A. E. Sartain and
L. J. Fletcher, former warden and dep
uty. respectively, at the Atlanta federal
penitentiary, and Lawrence lthiel, of
| i 'olmnbusj Ohio, on charges of conspiracy
and bribery, were overruled by Judge
Robert T. Irwin, in the United States
In presenting the motions, the defense
contended that it had not been given suf
ficient time to prepare its case. One
of the attorneys, former Congressman
William S. Howard, it is also stated, was
ill, although present in the court room.
With Our Advertisers.
There will be a Ku Klux Klnn lecture
by Dr. Stroub at the court house next
Thursday night at 8 o’clock. There will
be a robed parade, on Union street with
the fiery cross. All are invited.
On Tuesday at 11 o'clock at the W.
0. Correll Jewelry Co.’s store there will
'be a big sale of the Ingersoll Redipoint
Pencils at only 10 cents each —regular
50c values. Only a limited supply, so be
on hand early tomorrow.
S. R. Smoak, representing M. Moses &
Son, of Baltimore, will be with the
Brown-Cannon Co., on February 9, 10
and 11th, showing the season's newest
styles, fabrics and patterns for men.
Get some good advice about chickens
and eggs from the new ad. of €. H. Bar
rier & Co.
Better take out gome insurance on'
your tiuto, from John K. Patterson &
Co. while gettin’s good.
Just in—« big shipment of flower pots
at Yorke & Wadsworth Co.’s.
All kinds of thei best feeds at Cline &
Moose’s. ’ See new ad. for particulars.
The first shipment of Sehloss Bros.
. new spring suits have Just been received I
You will find a store full of new mer
chandise at new low prices at Efird’s.
Something new coming- in every day
in ready-to-wear, millinery, clothing and
shoes at the Parks-Belk Co.’a.
First Stone Mountain Coins to Se 3 for
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 7. —Announcement
wan made here today by Joseph A. Mc-
Cord, treasurer of the Stone Mountain
Confederate Memorial Association, that
5,000,000 Stone Mountains memorial half *
; dollars will be distributed through the
■ banks of the United States, the distrb
1 bution beginning at ail points. May Ist.
i The first 1,000,000 will be sold for $1
i each, the association reserving the right
) to sell the remainder It a higher price,
■ the announcement said.
, The condition of J. F. Shaeffer, Jr.,
I of North Church street, who was scald
; ed several days ago, is improvinf nively,
it ia reported teday. 1
NATIONAL GUARD AID
TO CIVIL AUTHORITIES
Were Called Out Seven Times in 1923
alAd 1924.—General Hefts' Report.
(By the Associated Press.*
Raleigh, N. (.’., Feb. 9. —Aidii ~~
authorites in cases of emergency) ntwM 5
less than ten separate occas'ons \
the year of 1923 aud 1924 is the record
of North Carolina units of tlie .National
Guard, according to the biennial report of
Adj. Gen. J. Vaq B. Motts. The
State troeps were railed cut seven times
ill 1923, and three times in 1924. accord
ing to the report.
In m-ording the activities ot t|ie
troops in rendering aid to the civil author
ities, General Metts, in his report, says:
"On January 25, 1923, three squads
of BatteryA, 117 Field Artillery, were
odered from Goldsboro to Kinston to
protect, a prisoner on trial, against whom
threats were made. The detachment was
under command of Captain E. It- Mish
“On January 28, 1923. Captain R. S.
McClelland was ordered to proceed with
about forty men of the 421st. Company,
Const Artillery Corps, from Wilming
ton to Wliiteville, to protect a prisoner
“In each of tne above, cases,” says
General Mptts, l’a record lof movement
of troops was made, and due to this
promptness the lives of two negro pri
soners were saved.
“On September 27. 1923, the Adju
tant General directed by the Governor
to proceed immediatly to Spruce Pine,
Mitchell County, to get in touch with a
very serious condition reported. Armed
men had run the negroes working at the
several mining camps out of the county
on Recount of a crime committed on an
elderly woman. Upon arrival at 1:30 p.
m., September 28, a conference wns held
\vith the Mayor and otner reputable cit
izens, with the result that Troop F, 109
Cnlvery. stationed at Asheville, and
Company B, 105 Engineers, srationed
at Morganton, were ordered to Spruce
ine during the afternoon of the twenty
eighth. Troop F, beached Spruce Pine
about 7 p. mp on a special train, and
the Engineer Company arrived iu auto
mobiles and trucks about the snme time.
On account of the mquntaii district and
the wide area to be covered in keeping
in touch with the situation, on October
1. Company E 120 Infantry, was ordered
from Concord to Spruce Pine; and on
October 4, Captain B. M. Bradford, Me
dical, Corps, with three enlisted nfen of
the Medical Corps, were ordered to re
port from Linoolnton. Although this wa«
a very unusual and difficult situation,
ns well' as very serious for a few days,
the officers and men conducted themsel
ves In such a manner ns to bring credit
upon themselves and the State. On Oct
ober 9 the troops were ordered to their
home stations. Major E. P. Robinson,!
C. E.y from North Wilkesbbro, w»f pbw
ed in comma'iuf nY Vfn 4 ’troops ’fft ftprucc
Pine, and I wish to commend him for
the - military manner n which he per
formed his dutpi and for his untiring
energy day and night.
“On October 20, 1923. Company A.
105 Engineers, stationed at North Wilk
esboro, was ordered to Bakersville,' the
county seat of Mitchell county, to afford
protection for the negro to be placed on
trail for the crime committed near
“On November 9. 1923. Company M.
120th Infantry, stationed at Wilson,
wns ordered to Nashville, Nash county,
to protect a negro prisoner; but when
the company reached Rocky Mount it
was learned that the prisoner had been
gotten out of the county by the snerriff.
and Captain Dempsey. commanding
Company M. was ordered by telephone
to -return to his home station, wth his
“On November 30, 1923. Company M,
120 Infantry, was ordered again to
Nashville to protect the same prisoner
wha'e on trjal
. “Oil December I<>, 1923, Company F.
120 Infantry, stationed at Charlotte,
was placed under orders, upon request
of the Mayor or Charlotte, to report to
the mayor for the purpose of assisting
th? police force in guarding and protect
ing property removed from buildings on
account, of conflagration.
Curing the year 1924 troops were
edited out three times. Company G, 200
Artillery, stationed at Raeford. was ord
ered out March 12, 1924 to assist the
sheriff of Hoko county in protecting a
prisoner, but as the sheriff had the sit
uation well in hand, the troops were al
most immediately relieved.
“On July 29 Company M, 120 Infan
try. stationed at Wilson was ordered to
Nashville to protect a prisoner and
maintain order. - *
“On November 25, 1924, ■ Battery T),
i )17 Field Artillery, statiouea at New
: Bern, was ordered under arms'to pro
tect a prisoner in the Craven, county
i jnl. against whom violence was threat
“On account ot a strike of workers
fat the Champion Fibre Company at
t .Canton, and impending trouble. Major
Gordon Smith was ordered to Canton,
* on Febuary 27> so watch the situation.
Major i Smith -was of great assistance
i in bridging about a settlement of con
ditans to the extent, that further' and
■ more serious trouble was averted.”
It is said that Champion Mickey Wal
ker is to Teceive a $20,000 guarantee
for his Pacific coast debut at the Ver
r non arena, where he is to meet Bert
1 Colima in a 12 round clash on Febuary
“Fighting in France”
Greatest Pictufe of all History-
United States Government Offi
cial Wat Film.
Every American Should Sfce Tris
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TWO KILLED Hi SO
- DOE TO HEAVY FOG
Whole of New York City Eno.;.;
veloped In| Fog, Which
Was One of the Heaviest in
City in Recent Years.
HARBOR AND RIVER
TRAFFIC IS HALTED
Several Wrecks on Elevated
and Surface Lines Due to
Fact That'Trainmen Could
(By the Associated Press)
New York, Feb. !).—Two- men were
killed and more than fifty persons were
hurt in a series of collisions on New
York’s transit lines today while one of
the heaviest, fogs of recent years en
veloped the city.
Harbor and river traffic was virtually
paralyzed as a result of the lowering
fog that clung close to the surface of
the water. The fog was reported gen
eral. extending along most of the Atlan
tic seabord and affecting traffic on land
and sea over a wide area.
Early reports indicated that the most
serious of the series of accidents on the
city.'s transit lines occurred in the
Bronx where an elevated train smashed
jpto the rear of a subway train on the
elevated structure. Two are known tu
have been killed in this collision while,
the estimate of injured ran well above
A subway fire in which a dozen people
received slight injuries added to the traf
fic problem. An express train bound for
upper Manhattan, was stalled over some
blazing ties. Efforts of the train crew
averted a serious panic.
Four persons were injured when two
surface cars came together. .
Ferry boats with their thousands of
commuters barely crept through the fog.
Two lines were forced to discontinue op
erations. Thousands of other travelers
were delayed aboard railway trains.
There were two accidents in Brooklyn
suburbs. Two trains of the Manhattan
Transit Company of Fulton Street lino . '
came together in a rear end collision, in
.fliettng injuries to a dozey men and wom
en. On tlie Corona line near ILpng Is
land City a steel train of tfie "it. R. T.
smashed into the rear of a wooden train
of the Brooklyn-Manhattau Transit Co„
injuring half a dozen persons. It is es
timated these two wrecks affected nearly
40,000 commuters, as traffic on both lines
was tied up for hours. Several women
were reported to have been knocked to
the floor and trampled when panic seiz
ed the crowd in a car of the forward car
in the Corona line collision. This was
believed due to the report that the car
had caught fire.
FOUR NEGROES KILLED
BY SALISBURY TRAIN
Automobile Is Demolished at Grade
Crossing When Struck by Southern
Train No. 14.
Salisbury, Feb. B.—Four negroes. John
Giles and three of his children, are dead,
as a result of a grade crossing accident
here this afternoon, when Southern train
No. 14, Charlotte to Salisbury, struck
and demolished the automobile in which
the negroes were riding, at the Jackson
crossing on West lunes street.
Giles and his 12 year old son. Wilburn,
were killed instantly and another son.
Itay, aged 8. and a daughter. Geneva, aged
5. died tonight from injuries received in
Two others, Kathleen Giles, aged 11,
and James Davis, aged 12. were seriously
injured in the crash.'
According to Kathleen, the only one
able to talk when the wreckage was
gathered up. her 12-year-old brother was
driving and wiieu fie attempted to stop
the momentum of the car drove it up on
the track in front of the trnin.
Engineer It. L. James arid Conductor
E. W. Koontz were in charge of the
Dog Hero of Eoidendc in Noime, Balto
Fairbanks, Alaska, Feb. B.—Balto, the
leader of Gunnar Reason's team of Si
berian wolves and canine bero in the re
cent relay race from Nenana to Nome
with 3(Xl,000 units of diphtheria anti
toxin, is dead, says a report received to
day from Nome.
The report added that Balto and tHe
majority of Kasson’s prize - team hhd
died from frozen lungs as the result of
struggling 60 miles from Bluff to Nome
for seven and one-half hours in a blind
iug blizzard” that sent the thermometer
down to 35 degrees below zero.
John McMormacb Is 111.
(By the Associated Press) *
New Orleaus, Feb. 9.—John McCor
mack, the tenor, is ill at bis hotel suite
here with the gripep, and the concert ar«
reuged for tonight has been postponed. .
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