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NIGHT, IT IS SAID ROW
Experts Working irt Shaft
to Cave Where He Is Held
Think the Zero Hour Will
WORKING HARD AT
‘THE DIGGING TASK
Military Board Told by the
Workmen in Shaft They
'Heard Collins Bearth and
Cough in Cave Friday.
Cave City. Ky.. Feb. 14 (By the As
sociated Press)'.—The roof of an avenue
expected to lead to the natural rock trap
where Floyd Collins has been imprisoned
for fifteen days, was only three feet from
the diggers in a resede shaft at nine
o'clock this morning, according to the
M,. E. 8. Posey, executive secretary of
■the State Highway Department, who was
sent here by Governor IV. J. Fields, wired
the Governor at Frankfort today saying
that he had fixed 8 o’clock Sunday night
as the zero hour, unless unexpected dif
ficulties are encountered.
It liad token 9 1-2 hours to complete a
three foot section last night, the 'bulle
tin said. Four workmen testified before
the military board of inquiry yestyrday
that they had heard the impris ined man
breathe and cough.
Three feet immediately ,below the earth
still to be removed is a layer of lime
stone, also estimated to he three feet
thick; H. T. Carmichael, in charge of
the work said. Once they have penetrat
ed this roof they expect to find a pas
sage through which they can reach Col-
20 Hours More to Work.
Cake City, Ky./ Feb. 14.—Men in the
natural passage to Sand Cave talked to
men in the rescue shaft being cut toward
Floyd Collins, entombed cave explorer,
while making soundings at 11 o'clock
this morning. "H. T. Carmichael and Al
bert Marshall, a miner, went to the bot
tom of the shaft and held distinct con
versations with Ed Brenner and two oth
er nieu who were in as far
as jtlie cave-in, - ’ said the official state-
- that we will
reach Collins in approtimatHy'^O'Tidurs,
provided no other difficulties occur. Wr
still have six more feet before we reach
the original limestone top believed to. be
the roof of the cavern lending to Col
The shaft, according to Mr. Carmichael,
will tap Boud Cave between Collins and
the point where the onve-in occurred in
the natural passage last week. The
point between the cave-iu and Collins was
estimated at 20 feet. The penetration of
Band Cave will be in front of Collins.
Previously it had been believed it would
be behind Collins.
Digging will continue until 3 o’clock
this afternoon, when n new section of
timbering will be towered into place, one
of the diggers said at nooil today. “ThiM
will take until about -8 o’clock tonight
and when the digging is resumed we may
cut through to Sand Cave at any minute,”
Collins Is Still Alive.
Cave City, Ky., Feb. 14 (By the Asso
ciated Press). —Only a few feet of earth
early today separated the Sand Cave
rescue party from the cavern they be
lieve will lead to Floyd Collins, impris
oned in Sand Cave for two weeks by a
boulder on his foot. The shaft was
more than fifty-five feet down, and at
sixty feet a diamond core drill has .indi
cated n cavern approximately nine feet
high, although the depth at the shaft is
small due to accumulations of mud and
Collins is still alive, members of the
military board in charge of the situation
declared late yesterday. Five of the
miners on the rescue squad said they
heard soughs or groans from him, some
through the crevice located yesterday
morning in the shaft well, and two heard
them from the upper side of the cave-in
down in Sand Cave.
Ed Brenner, of Cincinnati, and Alex
Bailey, of Louisville, convinced . General
H. H. Denhnrdt and others of the mili
tary board that they really had heard
these souns from Collins, and the court
expressed the conviction that Collins is
“Before hearing this testimony,” Gen.
Denhardt said “some members of the
board said they had felt resigned to the
fact Collins was dead. There had been
no airing of these for fear
.they might exert an. adverse influence on
the morale of the rescue workers.
“Now these melnbers are optimistic
- that a rescue will be effected and the
prisoner will be brought out alive.”
The last official word of the situation
at the bottom of the shaft was that it
was fifty-two feet deep and three more
was about to be timbered. Material en
countered was limestone buolders in very
wet earth. ■ Considerable trouble has
been experienced with slides in the last
MRS. LONOWORTH GIVES
BIRTH TO DAUGHTER
Baby Was Bom In Chicago and She
and Mother Are Both Doing Nicely.
(By the Associated Press)
Chicago, Feb. 14.—A daughter was
born to Mrs. Nicholas Longworth, for
merly Alice Roosevelt, here today.
Physicians in attendance said both!
mother and baby, who was born at 10:90
o’clock, were doing well.
— *■■■■■» <
Mrs. Joe Dennis and Miss Lena Crav
en, of this city, left yesterday for a week
end visit at Kinston. ’; ’
. ELIHU ROOT
Who Will Celebrate the Eightieth Anni
verywary of His Birth Tomorrow t
EUHI' ROOT REACHES
FOUR SCORE YEARS
His Career in the Public Service Has
Been Equaled by Few Men.
New York. Feb. 14.—Elihu Hoot,
whose career in the public service has
been equalled by few men in the whole
history of the nation, will reach the age
of eighty years tomorrow. Still vigorous
for a man of his years, Mr. Hoot, though
he Stepped out of the nrena of active pol
ities some years ago, has never ceased to
take an active interest in all that con
cerns the public welfare.
Mr. Root's eightieth b’rthday is to
be celebrated by the Carnegie ! Endow
ment for International, Peace, of which
he is president, in the publication of a
tribute to his services to international
law. The tribute has been written by
James Brown Scott, with n preface by
'Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, president
of Columbia University.
Elihu Root was borii at Clinton, N. Y.,
February 1(5. 1845, the son of Prof.
Oren Hoot of Hamilton College. He was
graduated from that college in 1864.
taught at the Home Academy in 1865 and
was graduated at the University Law
School in New York City in 1867. In 1871
he took part iu the Tweed investigation
by the Committee of Seventy.
He attracted attention at the bar from
the beginning, aud his talents once rec
ognized were not permitted to want for
occupation. Long before he was 50 he
was rated ns second only tto Joseph H.
Choate in legal learnings. One of his
admirers was Chester A. Arthur, and
when Mr. Arthur became President he
appointed Mr. Hoot ns United States
district attorney for the Southern Dis
trict of New York.
Mr. Root, began -big. national career on
August 1, 1899, when President McKin
ley appointed him to his cabinet as Sec
retary of War. Mr. Root at that past
fell heir to the chaos of the Alger regime
aud he attacked the problem of reorgan
ization with the systematic thoroughness
of the preparation of a complicated aud
important law case.
He became Secretary of State on July
1, 1905, and his achievements there car
ried ins fame around the world. Four
years after his retirement from the eabi:
net he was elected United States Sena
tor from Nett York and continued to sit
in the Senate until 1915.
While Secretary of State Mr. Hoot
worked unceasingly to promote Hie
friendly relations between the United
States and the Latin American republics
and his efforts along these line's have
made him deeply revered in all the coun
tries of South and Central America. He
trained Cuba for self-gpvemment, helped
pacify the Philippines and framed the
organic act for both islands. These and
other labors he performed while a mem
ber of the cabinet securely established his
claim as a statesman and an advocate of
peace. The award of the Nobel prize for
1912 to Mr. Root was n worthy recogni
tion of his great services.
He was a member of the Alaskan
Boundary Tribunal in 1903, counsel for
the United States in the North Atlantic
Fisheries Arbitration in 1910, and in
the same yean he became a member of the
Permanent Court of International Arbi
tration at The Hague. He followed the
policy of Secretary Hay with regard so
the open door in Cbfna, and exchange
notes which guaranteed the integrity of
the empire. He negotiated arbitration
treaties with Japan and with twenty-five
Mr Root was made an LL.D., of Ham
ilton College In 1896; Yale 1900; Colum
bia, 1904; New York University 1904;
Williams 1905; Princeton 1906; Univer
sity of Buenos Aires, 1006; University
of San Marcoc of Lima, 1906; Harvard
1907, and University of Parjp, 1920.
Named Secretary of Agriculture.
(By the Associated Press!
Washington, Feb. 14.—William M.
Jardine, president of the Kansas Agri
culture College, was selected today by
President Coolidge to be secretary of
He is to take office on the retirement
of Secretary Gore, who on March 4th
becomes Governor of West Virginia.
I Along with Mr. Jardine's nomination,
| the President today sent to the Senate
the nomination of Frank B. Kellog, of
I Minnesota, now ambassador at London,
| to be secretary of state after Secretary
Hugest leaves the cabinet March 4th.
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CONCORD, N. C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1925
“AS EVERLASTING AS THE CONTINENTS AND OCEANS” ' ,
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If Atlanta’s skyline could be transported to the plain in front of Stone Mountain, the Memorial to the Confederacy would tower above it as shown in this picture
This interesting composite, photograph
shows the skyline of Atlanta, taken from
the top of the Terminal Station, as it
would appear if transported to the plain
in front of the precipice on the northern
side of Stone Mountain, upon which is
being carved the supreme monument of
human history in memory of the men and
women who dared all, suffered all and
sacrificed all for the Southern Confeder
The carving shown in this picture is
EFFORTS FOR RECONSTRUCTED
ROAD IN NO. » TOWNSHIP
Ask That Road Be Worker! From Martin
Bost Farm to Stanly County Line.
Determined efforts nre -being made by
residents of Number 9 township and by
business men of Concord to have a road
built in that township immediately so
that the people of the section may have
an access to Concord.
The present road leading from Num
ber 9 and connecting with the improved
road near the farm of Martin Host is
s»kl to be in a very disreputable condi
tion. It is so )>ad that during the win
ter; months and during any other wet
Weather, it become* pfWCtlcafly impass
able. Number 9 residents have tried in
vain for over a year to get workd one
but the Cabarrus County Highway Com
mission lias been ioaded with work, they
Two petitions have been circulated, one
in Concord and one iu Number 9, ask
ing that steps be taken toward an im
mediate reconstruction of the rouds.
Merchants, especially," in Concord are
anxious to have the road built since at
present the people are going to Stanly
County' towns to do their, trading. One
merchant tells of liow last winter lie
bought some produce from a resident of
this township and then in delivering this
produce lie was forced to go to Albe
marle ami then into Concord, more tiiau
doubling the distance.,
The road for which improvements un
being asked starts near the Martin Bost
farm where it branches off the improved
highway and joins the Albemarle-Char
iotte highway near Stanfield. About six
of the eight miles are in Cabarrus coun
ty. The Stanly county road officials have
already promised to build a new road in
the two miles which is in their counfy. A
hearing has been promised by the Cabar
rus County Highway Commission for the
■first Wednesday in March. *
The petition which has been circulated
in Concord has over 200 names of the
most prominent business men of the city
on it. The text of the petition is as fol
“To the Cabarrus Highway Commission,
“We the undersigned citizens of Ca
barrus County respectfully ask that you
forthwith cause the road leading from
the forks of the road .near the Martin
Boat farm to the
going via Boat Mill.• arid GwjteevfH*/ •
be worked at once. The Highway Cqpn
missiou of Stanly County has agreed to
work the said road in Stanly County
leading to the Cabarrus line connecting
with the road to Concord. By opening
this road and especially in view of the
fact that the road in Stanly county will
be improved to the Cabarrus line, it will
open up a large territory to Concord
that would otherwise go to Oakboro, Al
bemarle, Midland, Monroe and Char
The Kiwanis Club of Concord, in reg
ular session Friday, took up the matter
of the road and endorsed the movement,
the text of which was as follows:
Whereas; The Citizens of No. 9 town
ship and the merchants and business men
of Concord are petitioning the Cabarrtis
Highway Commission to improve the
road leading from Concord to the Stanly
county line, via Bost Mill and George
ville and connecting with the Charlotte
1 to Albemarle Highway at Locust Level,
, ' 'Whereas, the Chariot te-Albemarlq
Highway crosses our county and we, at
, this time have no improved road connect
ing with this Highway into Stanly coun
ty, and believing this condition a great
injustice to the. business men of Con
< . Therefore, be It resolved:
First: That the Kiwanis Cl*ib of Con
i cord, heartily endorses this petition and
h earnestly request the Highway Commis
r sion to cause this road to be put in good
t condition at the earliest date possible.
Second: That this resolution be spread
s on our minutes aud a copy attached to
' the petition.
the great central group of the Memorial
as it will appear when finished. This
group represents the Confederate high
command and consists of seven equestrian
Figures—l’resident Jefferson Davis, Gen
eral Robert E. Lee, General Stonewall
Jackson and four outstanding Confeder
ate Generals to be selected. This group
alone, were nothing added to it, ■ would
so far surpass all' other monuments that
history affords nothing comparable to it.
The figures of Dairt*, Lee and Jackson
IN THE LEGILATI RE TODAY
Road Bill and Pardon Commission Bill
Paas Third Reading Jn Senate—Both
Branches Adjourn Till Monday Night.
Raleigh, Feb. 14 IRy the Associated
Press).—The third reading passage of the
$20,000,000 bond highway bill with its
companion financing measure and the
pardon commission bill by the Senate,
and the introduction in the House of
Represenatives of two bills embodying
the governor’s recommendation for an
executive budget and a judicial confer
ence were the outstanding features of to
day’s sessiou of the general assembly.
Both branches adojutned until 8 p. m.
Monday. . -w -
In the House it had been agreed to
take up no statewide bills sos discussion
today. There developed, however, a lo
cal matter that caused prolonged debate.
It pertained to the proposed increases in
the salaries of Catawba officers.
Representative Kluttz, of that county,
vigorously opposed the measure, declar
ing that his people did not want it, and
were not able to be taxed for it. The
bill was killed.
The legislature budget bill was intro
duced by Representative Connor. This
measure would vest in the government a
more d ! reet supervision over state de
partments and institutions. Under its
terms the Governor would appoint an
assistant director of the budget, he being
the director, and two ottlier persons in
addition to the chairmen of the Senate
and House finance committees, who
would be ex-officio members. These
chairmen aud the persons appointed by
the Governor would be the advisory bud
get commission, and would meet each
January and July. Also they would
meet every two years to make up esti
mates of the needs for the subsequent bi
The judicial conference bill introduced
by Representative Graham of Orange,
would include the Chief Justice, who
would be the president of the conference,
the Attorney General and Supreme ami
Superior Court judges. They would sit
twice a year, together with a bar mem
ber from each judicial district to be ap
pointed by the Governor.
The Senate met this afternoon with
the intention of transacting as much bus
iness as it was possible in two'or, three
hours, but it had only a small margin
over a majority present. The first roll
call showed only 31 of the 50 members in <
,the chamber, and the roll calls on the
-lyighway appropriation and revenue bill
brought only 29 votes;
Nominated to Be Governor of Alaska,
Washington, Feb. 14.—George Alex
ander Parks, of Alaska, was nominated
today by President Coolidge to be gover
nor of Alaska. Mr. Parks, who has
been stationed in Alaska for several J
years, will succeed Scott O. Boone, whose j
term as governor will expire in several I
j MY wlhtdie
I M Cocttt&tt :
| God gave me a Valentine, long, long ago.
| It’s mine so I guess I’m the one who should know,
| The love and the heart, in full measure, were there,
; And sweetness surrounded it—sweetness to spare. |1
jj A simple affair, yet it’s well worth its weight
j In gold, is the Valentine, valued so great.
! With love did it come and with love does it stay, k
l And fully as real as of always today,
j I’m rich in this Valentine; yea, so are you,
’ For all have been jjiven this sweetheart type, too. * |
! How easy to guess it; there can be no other, ' |
l Each person’s real Valentine simply is MOTHER.
• (Copyright, 1925,, NEA Service, Inc.)
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in the central group are well advanced
and will be unveiled ill finished form,
down to their saddles, in the summer of
1925. The finished group in its entirety
will be unveiled in the late autumn of
1926, according to present plans.
Some idea of the colossal magnitude
and grandeur of this sculpture may be
gathered from the fact that Davis. Lee
and Jackson each will measure about one
hundred and sixty-five feet from the
crowns of their hats to the hoofs of their
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Steady at Decline of 3 Points to
Advance of 3 Points.—May off to
(By the Associated Press)
New York, Feb. 14.—The cotton mar
ket opened steady today at a decline of
3 points to an advance of 3 points. Rel
atively easy Liverpool cables, appeared to
be offset at the start by the prospects for
continued large exports and a bullish view
of the Census report showing 580,725
bales domestic mill consumption for Jan
uary, against 578,408 last year.
The itemauil was supplied around the
initial figures, -however, and prices soon
turned easier under realizing, for over tile
week-end, and selling promoted by less
favorable Liverpool advices. May eased
off from 24.81 to 24.66, the general list
showing net losses of about 12 to 17
points by the end of the first hour.
Opening prices were: Mffreh 24.45;
May 24.80; Jifiy 25.06: October4.4s:
May 24.80; July 25.05; October 24.97
NINE OF NINETEEN
ESCAPED PRISONERS HELD
Additional Posses Are On Trail of An
other Prisoner and His Capture Is Ex
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, Feb. 14. —Nine of the nine
teen prisoners who escaped-froui the Cale
donia prison farm had been recaptured by
noon today, according to George Ross
I'ou, superintendent of the State prison.
Mr. I’ou said thqt in addition a posse was
on the trail of.another prisoner outside
of Scotland Neck and his recapture was
The following is a list of the re
Kendall E. Johnson, Earl Jackson,
alias Shannon, Carl Talley, Joe Smith.
Will Phillips. Frank Pope. Luther Kir
by, William Bailey aud John McNalley.
ABE POWERS AGAIN HAS
ESCAPED FROM PRISON FARM
Was Serving Sentence at Georgia Con
vict Farm When He Made His Es
(By the Associated Press)
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 14.—Abe Powers,
convicted of complicity in the activities
of n group of confidence men two years
ago in Atlanta has escaped a second time |
from the state prison farm at Milledge
ville, it was learned today. Powers is
said to have admitted his real name was
Frank Pollard, of Waco, Texas, and his
wife is in Boston.
Powers, said to have been a leader of
the Floyd Woodward group of national
ly known confidence men. was serving a
j sentence dl from two to five years at the
I' Milledgeville institution.
Powers and another prisoner drove
away in a orison automobile.
horses, or as lvgli ns a modern twelve
story office building. All other figures
in the central group will be in scale with
But the central group will be only the
beginning of the stupendous plan pro
jected by Gutzon Borglum, the renowned
sculptor. A plan which calls for three
other groups—artillery, cavalry and in
fantry—which with the central group
will form a panorama.
BANDIT GUTS 'PAYROLL
FROM CHARLOTTE BOOKKEEPER
E. C. Whisnant Is Knocked Unconscious
and $809.40 Takes From Him.
| Charlotte, Feb. 14—E. C. Wisnant,
forty years old, bookkeeper for the Ath
erton Cotton Mill here, was knocked un
(tonseious by a bandit here today, and
t}ie weeks* payroll of the mill taken.
The bandit escaped with $80,940, it was
The robbers, according to Whiseuant,
who was taken to a hospital, but who is
said not to be seriously hurt, jumped onto
the running board of his automobile, us
be was stopping to alight at the mill, eti-,
Called the poflice. and}
The men escaped in Whisenant's car
but soon abandoned it, and are believed
to have token to the woods. The offi
cers this afternoon said they believed
they had surrounded the two bandits in
the woods on the Sharon road, several
miles from the city.
TESTIMONY AT PRESENT '
Albert Phillips Testifies in the Trial of '
Fletcher, Sartain and RieM in Atlanta
Atlanta. Feb. 14 (By the Associated
Press). —Albert Phillips, a prisoner in
the Atlanta federal penitentiary, today
testified in the trial of A. E. Sartain anil
L. .1. Fletcher, deposed warden and dep
uty. respectively, of the instution, and
Lawrence Itiehl, of Columbus, Ohio, that
he heard Graham Baugh n. a government
witness threaten to queer the two of- ;
Phillips was the first witness at the
morning session called by the defendants
who are charged with conspiracy and
While Sartain was in Washington in
December and an agent of the department
of justice had taken charge of the prison,
the witness stated, Banghn carried F. L.
Dodge, a government operator, to town
one night and on his return had asked
him to search the automobile. Baughn
convicted in the Savanah rum ring ex
posure was the warden]*! chauffeur.
JURY ACQUITS DEFENDANTS
IN BAILEY BROTHERS CASE
Roaches Unanimous Verdict After One
Hour of Deliberation.
Greensboro, Feb. 13.—A verdict of
acquittal was rendered this afternoon
here in the case of 20 defendans, former
officers and stock salesmen of the Bailey-
Brothers Tobacco company, of Winston-
Salem, until it went broke in 1923. They
were tried in federal court on charge of
using the mails to defraud.
The jury deliberated an hour on the
case and was unanimous for acquittal
on the first suggestion for an expression
of opinions, it was learned. When the
jurors came into the courtroom at the
j hour named by the judge after lunch
j and did not hang up their coats and
• j hats it was believed tliat the verdict
was acquittal, a belief soon established
as, a fact.
! Judge Webb, presiding, asked the
clerk 'to question the jury concerning a
verdict. The foreman said the jury nad
arrived at a verdict, and standing, the
jurors said, “Not guilty.” '
Judge Webb told the jurors he had no
quarrel to find with the verdict; if he
had been on the jury he thought he
would have voted for acquittal. But he
thought it. a fine thing that the matter
had been investigated. He said he felt
like the government is satisfied and the
public, too, and everybody else. Hearing
just the prosecution’s side at first, he
thought there might have been some
fraud in the sale of stock, but when
everything was unfolded he thought
differently. Airing the matter has been
good for everybody, he thought.
Sands Not Guilty.
(By the Associated Press)
Albion, N. Y., Feb. 14.—Lewis E.
Sands, world bean king, today was ac
quitted of grand larency by a jury which
deliberated twelve hours. He was im
mediately arrested on a federal warrant.
KANSAS CITV BLUE
Fire Destroyed Autos and
Parts Valued at $1,500,000.
—Cars Were Being Shown
&t Auto Show.
VERY COSTLY ONE
Fire Is Believed to Have
Been Started by Faulty
Wiring Among the Deco
tions in the Building.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 14 (By the As.
sociated Press). —Motordoin’s newest of
ferings for 1985 were reduced to a mass
of twisted and charred wreckage early
today in a fire that ended the Kansas
City motor show by destruction of the
American Royal Livestock Pavilion.
Three hundred pleasure oftrs, approx
-75 tracks. 2 airplanes and ac
cessories destroyed were valued at sl,-
500.000. The $050,000 building was lev
Capt. John J? Crane, 65, Kansas City’s
oldest fireman, and head of the only re
maining horse-drawn engine in the de
partment, was burned to death. He was
caught on an incline between the main
building and an annex.
Most of the cars on display had been
shown at this year's New York, Cleve
land and Chicago motor shows, and were
intended for the San Frincisco show after
tlie d'sjdn.v ended here tonight.
The firy. the 713th of the year, broke
out iujbe last few minutes of Friday,
The fire originated in the annex among
flimsy decorations, due. it was believed,
to faidty wiring. The flames quickly
spread to the main structure.
Blast after blast rocked the building
as the flames reached the gasoline tanks
of tile oars.
George Bond, manager of the show, de
clared all tanks itad been drained-, but
that the fumes in the tanks probably
caused the explosions.
Virtually all apparatus in the twfli
Kansas Cities were called to the scene.
Many of the exhibits were specially de»
signed by the manufacturers. Five n'okle
plated chassis built especially for show
ftiHl vwimif wtTNßiMm# *hHr
COOPERS TAKE STAND ;N
WILMINGTON BANK TRIAEi
Lieutenant Govek-nlor Forced From Of
fice Because He Pressed Collections,
Wilmington, Feb. 12.—Taking of
testimony by she defense consumed to
day in the trial of former Lieltenant
Governor W. B. Cooper and Mr broth
er. Thomas E. Cooper, indicted in con
nection with the failure of the Com*
mercial National bank here. The de
fense expects to rest its case tomorrow
morning, with the government finishing
its rebuttal at once, it was said tonight,
by attorneys of both sides.
Both of the defendants were on the
wi-ness stand today. The former
lieutenant governor in testifying said
that he was virtually forced from office
as an official of the bank by the feeling
among his subordinates that he was
-pressing the collections too hard, and
ruining the bank.’’ He said that this
spirit later led to his resignation, and
that he accepted the chairmanship of
the board ns an honorary position.
Federal Judge Rose held a conference
tonight with attorneys of both sides in
which he outlined the proposition of the
law which he will lay down to the jury
in his charge-
MAN TELLS POLICE HE
KILLED MRS. SHEATSLEI?
Walks Into Headquarters at Birming
ham to Give Self Up.
Birmingham, Ala.* Feb. 12. —A man
who says that since his crime he has
forgotten his name and all about him
self. todaV walked into police head
quarters and declared he killed Mrs. Ad
dip Sheatsley. in her home, near Colum
bus. 0., last fall and stuffed her body in
to the furnace.
“My mind -has been a blank,” he said,
“since I shoved that woman’s body in l *
to the furnace, slammed the door and
His description, finger prints and t>ho
graph are being rushed to Columbus, al
though the police here are inclined to
doubt his story. Mrs. Sheatsley, wife of
a minister, was found dead in the fur
nace of her home by her son. It was at
first, thought she hnd climbed into the
furnace while mentally unballanced, but
the authorities later decided this would
have been impossible and that she was
pushed in. No arrests were made.
Reuben Utley, Tribune press operator
who injured his foot Monday afternoon,
is improving rapidly. Hospital author
ities say that he will probably leave the
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probably showers in west portion, eomfr
what wanner tonight.