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Striving To Get Bodies
Os 50 Trapped Miners
Blast Trapped Men ip Mine;
of City Coal Company and:
all Are Believed to Have
RESCUE WORK IN
FULL SWAY NOW
Seventeen Dead Bodies Were
Recovered During Night
and Morning.—Gas Halted
Rescue Work Once.
Sullivan, Ind., Feb. 21 (By the Asso-,
dated Brens). —A handful of weary
grief-worn women waited at the top of
the City Coil Company mine today for
their boy*, while a scone of men toiled
undergronnd to recover the bodies of 35
of the 51 miners e&tomhed in an explos
ion yesterday.. Mine official* agreed It
was improbable any of the trapped med
would be found alive.
A enve-in early today halted for sev
eral hours the work of rescde after 16
bodies lind b«pn taken out. After-damp,
the dread poison gas of the mines, ren
dered first attempts to reach the entomb
en men precarious and part of the. night
was s|>ent in repairing the mine's venti
A new supply of ffesh air made it
possible for crews to penetrate Into under
ground )>assnges where the bodies lie, af
ter the debris from the cave-in had been
The blast trapped all men working in
the little rooms off the .third and fourth,
and seventh and eighth entries of the
in'ne. A flash of flame quickly consum
ed all the life sustaining oxygerf, and the
concussion of the explosion brought loose
coal and u shower of mine timbers down
on the workers.
Mine experts said a .cutting machine
working close to the wall of an aban
doned mine had cut through a partition
releasing a flood of gas that hhd accum
ulated in old workings. A flame from
a miner's lamp ignited the gas and caus
ed the explosion, they believe.
Rescuers were hopeful that all of the
bodies remaining in the pit would be re
The seventeenth body was removed
from the City Coal Company mine this
morning. It was believed to be that of
MHN W. DAVIS WILL NOT
A BE A CANDIE ATE IN i*as
Will Not Be AvaHtUi Again.
Washington, February 2l.—Chairman
Shaver, of the Democratic national com
mittee, has issued a formal announce
ment that the deficit left by the cam
paign has been taken rare of by contri
butions and peldges so widely distribut
ed that there is no for fear the
party is being financed by any individual
Tbeit the chairman gave what amounts
to notice that John W. Davis will not
be n Candidate next time and let out the
gladsome tidings that the Democratic
party will be in shape materially to aid
in a practical way party candidates in
the congressional elections of 1926 .
“I am making this statement at this
time,” said the chairman, “for the pur
pose of reassuring our Democratic friends
that the Democratic party cannot be
killed or even seriously injured by de
feat. It has survived for more than
a century and will yet live to, do valiant
service for the people and the country.
We hope and believe the time ia hot
for distant when it will be called upyh
once more for national service and it
must be and will be prep'ared.
"Success for the sake of service is our
common objective. It must not be a
party of groups. Only in collective en
ergy and in a common cause can it be
of real service.
"My own attitude as chairman of the
committee will square with this idea, as
my desire is to be of party service only.
I have no interest in promoting the aims
of any group nor in furthering hte am
bitions of any prospective candidate. In
response to many inquires as to the fu
ture of Mr. Davia, the candidate of the
party in 1924, he can speak for himself
which, no doubt, he will do in due time.
Personally, I feel that he is not again
available as,a presidential candidate —
great American and great Democrat
though he is.
"Ota the subject of a conference of
Democrats I am favorable to the broad
idea, and hope that I may find it pro
pitious to call such a meeting at some
time and place which may be agreed up
on after consultations with leaders of the
Defense Opens in Bootom Case. j
(By the Associated Press) .
Richmond, Va.. Feb. 21.—Prosecution (
in the trial of Linwood H. Bootom, for
the murder of Howard D. BroWn, rested (
.i-s case this morning, and after a con
ference of counsel and the court, the
sense opened. *
Noted Astronomer Dead.
(By the Associated Press)
Pertland, Me., Feb. 21.—Rev. Joel
Hastings Metcalf, widely known as ah
astronomer, and credited with the dis
covery of many celestial bodies, died sud
denly here today of angina pectoris. He
wan 59 years old.
Charged With Trying to Get Money From
(By the Associated Press)
Chicago, Fjfe. 21.—Robert Corbitt, a
printer, is being hold by the police to
day for an alleged attempt to obtain
fI,OOO from Sira. Helen El wood Stokes.
He also will he taken to the psychopath
ic hospital sos g mental examination.
Miss Haatf Gardner is confined to her
home on BeH Avenue with an aitack of
appendicitis. .. s y ’‘ ( ' j
•v , v
The Concord Daily Tribune
; WOMAN ABANDONS
i Mrs. Bud long Drinks Milk. But. Con
tinues Her Self-Imposed Imprisonment.
New York, Feb. 20—Mrs. Margaret
Bndlong ended her hunger strike yester
days, but she didn’t emerge trom the
bed room prison into which she locked
herself a week ago in defiance of her
husband, Milton J. Bndlong, on promot
She broke her fast with milk pre
’ scribed by a physician, but she refused
to follow the doctor’s suggestion that
she end her self-imposed confinement
and go to n hospital.
Attorneys for Mrs. Bndlong and her
, husband, meanwhile’ held secret con
ferences. It wa« predicted there would
fo'low an early compromise, ending the
situation created last. Friday urueu the
woman, Maying she acted to prevent her
husband from suing her for divorce on
gronnds of desertion, looked herself' in
their eleventh-floor apartment and re
fused to eat. -
The physician was summoned in re
sponse to a plea uttered by Mrs. Bud
long through the door of her bedroom.
He prescribed milk. She specified the
brand. ’One of Budlong’s many private
detectives brought some “just, as good."
but it was refused and the hunger strik
er didn't break her fast, until she got
the milk she had ordered. Then she
drank two quarts of it.
After that tW door to the bedroom re
mained unlocked. Contrary to her
promise of yesterday, however. Mrs.
Bndlong didn’t leave the room, and Inst
night she was sti 1 a voluntary prisoner.
Several more silk dress shirts flutter
ed 1 down from Mrs. Budlong'e sanctuary
to the crowds that thronged the streets
below. They went the way of a dozen or
so that have been used as ballast for
messages the woman put on the air dur
ing her week in seclusion. They- were
torn to shreds in the fight of private de
tectives. news reporters and mere spec
tators for possession of the attached
'*lllo most contemptible tactics arc
being employed by Mr. Budlong todny.”
said the last, of these notes.
"I opened my door this morning. I was
weak. When I asked for oranges, nut
meg and milk they refused, saying my
hnsband had ordered all food kept in the
kitchen. . ,
“The power of $1,720,000, which is
the minimum of his wealth, is work- <
ing to protect him. Thank God for the
yellow press. There is no justice for the
poor against the rich.” I
WISCONSIN FARMER 18
FOB COTTON OIL TAXES
Stays Tax Needed to Prevent Products
From Ruining Dairymen of His State.
Madison, Wis.. Feb. 21 (By the Asso- 1
dated Press). —Pictures of the South •
Se* Isles and a review of Wisconsin's !
dairying industry will be used. Anton J
Holly. Kewaunee farmer assemblyman. 1
said today, against the argument of the
Southern Cotton Oil interests in the com
mittee hearing next Wednesday on the
The whole dairying industry of this
State is threatened by butter substitutes.
Mr. Holly asserted. The economic effect
of permitting the use of oleomargarine
containing cotton oil would be more seri
ous to Wisconsin than would be the
prohibition of the cotton oil products to
the Southern States, he declared.
The pictures of the South Sea Isles
will be presented before the Agriculture
committee, the chairman said, in order to
show that the chief harvesting of cocoa
nuts by the natives, placed American
labor in the dairying Industry at a dis
advantage in competing with butter sub
stitutes containing coeoanut oil.
DIRIGIBLE LOS ANGELES
IS SEEN AT BERMUDA
Giant Airship Is Making Teat Flight and
wm Moor tat Bermuda. I , ,
Hamilton, Bermuda, Feb. 21 (By the
Associated Press). —The dirigible I,os
Angeles, flying on 1 a test voyage from
Lakehnrst, N. J., was sighted off Ber
muda at 4:45 o’clock this morning.
The Los Angeles cruised back and
forth across the island until 8 o’clock
when she slowly headed northward over
the admirality and government public!
toward the Patoca, which meanwhile had 1
proceeded to Murray's Anchorage. The
sky at this time was overcast, and there
was a.slight rain, but it was not ex
pected to interfere with the successful
mooring of the airship.
Osborn C. Wood Missing-
Paris, Feb. 21 (By the
Press). —The police today began an in
vestigation into the disappearance of
Osborn C. Woqd, son of Leonard Wood,
governor general of the Philippines, who
has beefi missing since Monday from
bis ‘hotel here. TJhe inquiry was insti
tuted at the request of his valet.
Mr. Wood’s valet, ignorant of his mas
ter's whereabouts or the reasons for his
, prolonged absence, has been holding his
rooms for hiih on the supposition that
he might return at any moment. After
five days had elapsed, however, he thought
it beet to notify the police, and the au
thorities began the inquiry.
Several persons are said to have seen
Mr. Wood leave the hotel where be had
been living tot nearly a year, and there
has been no idea that he was absent on
other than his own volition and for per
Wants New Teaks for Aircraft.
(By th* Associated Press.)
Washington, Feb. A resolution
asking the war and navy departments to
conduct new tests of efficiency of air
craft against battleships was prepared
today by Representative Prall, democrat,
oi New York, for presentation to the
house aircraft committee.
Tbs “Pilgrim’s Progress’ has been
translated into more than 200 languages
| and dialects. •
CONCORD, N. C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1925*
THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY
DAMAGED DURING FIRE
Fire Chief Narrowly Escapes De«tli When
OKWfyws ■iiycfccM KfeaN. VTortair' vne'
(By the Associated Press)
Goldsboro. N. C., Feb. 21. —The Golds
boro Battery Co., on Center street, was
completely destroyed, while the Scott
Motor Co., .Goldsboro Garage & Trans
portation Co., and the Smith & Sher
rard Wholesale Grocery Co., suffered
heavy loss from fire and water here early
Fire chief Yelverton was missing short
ly before the fire was brought under con
trol. After a frenzied search lie was
found lying unconscious in the ruins of
the buildiug, having been overcome by
aeld fumes. He was given medical at
tention and was reported none the worse
for his experience.
The firt loss was estimated at $50,000.
partially cohered by insurance.
IS GIVEN APPROVAL
House Committed Votes 16 to 2 Against
Proposal to Eliminate Charges,
i (By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 21.—The house com
merce. committee‘t6day refused to favor
able Report a bill authorizing elimina
tion of the 'Pullman surcharge.
The vote was 16 to 2, Repreqentaitves
Barkley, of Kentucky, and Parker, of
Arkansas, democrats, making np the min
The House will have an opportunity to
vote oh the question, however, despite
the ddiflmittee’s action. A provision re
pealing the surcharge has been attached
by the Senate to, the independent offices
appropriation bill which is still to come
before the House for jlnal action.
| The House committee conducted hear
-1 ings on the repeal bill after charges that
.it had been pigeonholed had led to the cir
culation of a petition among house mem
bers proposing to take the measure out of
the committee's hands and bring it up
on the floor. - 1
White Eggs Dyed Brown to Fetch Better
; London, Feb. 21.—Spotted eggs have
■ appeared in the London markets re
cently in such numbers as to arouse
not only the curiosity of naturalists, I
but of food ..authorities as well.
Investigation revealed that the spotted j
eggs had been dipped in a solution of
coffee to give them a brown tint and
that in many instances, if left in the
liquid for an insufficient time, the eggs
became spotty after being withdrawn.
It often happens that egg sleft in the
eoffee solution long enough for the brown
ing process to be completed, take on a
While in some parte of the United
States white eggs bring the best prices,
it is the brown eggs which for years
have been sold in London at a premium.
It is only of late that poultry dealers
have taken to coloring the shells with
the coffe solution.
Favorable Report on Haugen Bill.
(By the Associated Free*)
Washington, Feb. 21.—A favorable re-
I port was ordered today by the Senate
i Agriculture Committee upon the Haugen
i bill to create a federal co-operative mar
■ The post office will be closed Monday,
i this be : ng a legal holiday. There will be
one city delivery and no rural delivery.
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REVENUE BILL IS SHY
MILLION AND A HALF
Recommends )Four P«tJt«nt Flat Far
affl 3 a >b W*
sonal Incomes. -
Raleigh, Feb. 20.—Four per cent flat
for corporations and graduated from one
and a quarter to five per cent for per- j
sonal incomes will be the recommenda
tions of the finance committee which
worked its bill into being tonight and
will present it tomorrow. i
The revenue bill fails shy more than j
a million and a half after the Sbuford J
measure licensing contractors has added
its half million. The committee adopted
the Shuford suggestion but his will be
worked out with a separate bill. The
revenue bill as now fixed up; raises about
twelve millions, one hundred thousand.
Which means that the appropriations
committee must whittle!'down their ap
portionments and more rigorous eco
nomy than any yet dreamed must be
practiced. The income schedules go up
25 per cent in the first brackets, 33 1-3 !
in the second, 40 in the third, 50 in the '
fourth.a nd 66 2-3 in the fifth- There is
a flat aise of 33 1-3 in the corporation
The defeat of the Madison measure
imposing a sales tax finishes that busi
' ness for the present session.
' LIEUT. ARNOLD STATES
THAT HE IS MARRIED
f Tells Friends He Was- Married on Aug
ust 13, I*l7, to Miss Mildred Avery.
(By tpe Associated Press)
New London, Conn., Feb. 21. —Lieut. ]
Leslie Arnold, one of the world fliers who ,
is visiting here, announced to a gathering i
of acquaintances in the home of Dr. J.
H. Janney, that on August 13, 1917, he 1
was married at the Little Church Around
the Corner, New York City, to Miss Mil
dred Avery, a nurse, who now is on duty
at the home of Chas. Prentice, a few
doors .from the home where the Lieuten
ant is a guest.
iMiss Avery confirmed the Lieutenant’s
announcement of the marriage, which
Lieut. Arnold said was the culmination
of a childhood romance. Lieut. Arnold
made 'the announcement 'in denying pub
lished rumors of his engagement to Pris
| cilia Dean, well known movie actress;
1 MAN SHOT AFTER PISTOL
FIGHT WITH OFFICERS
Barricaded Himself in House and Kept
Officers at Bay for Three Hours.
(By the Associated Press)
Niagara Falls, N. Y., Feb. 21.—After
firing more than 100 shots from a barri
caded house and keeping the police away
for three hours. John Smith, was shot!
early today as he tried to escape from
the room. He fell to the ground with
three bullets in him and was sent to a
Smith ran amuck last night, firing
more than a score of shots into two
houses and then taking refuge in the
house of Stanly Zemwaski.
W. J. Simmons Seriously Hurt,
(By the Associated Press)
Atlanta, Feb. 21—W. J. Simmons, of
- Atlanta, former Imperial Wizard of the
> Ku Klnx Klan, and Norris Moore, of
i Houston, Texas, Supreme Knight Re
- roerder of the Knight* of the Flaming
Sword which Simmons now heads, were
probably fatally injured in an automo
, bile accident last night, twenty miles
a from Galnsville, Ga., it was learned here
THE COTTON MARKET
Failure ot Weather Newta to Show Relief
(By the Associated Press)
New York, Feb. 21.—Failure of the
early weather news to show any relief
I from drought conditions in the southwest
led to active covering and rebuying by
some of yesterday's sellers at the open
ing of the cotton market today. The
(demand also was encouraged by relatively
steady Liverpool cables, prospects for
(Continued full exports, and reports that
comparatively few March notices were be
ing stopped by trade interests in New Or
First prices were 2 to 7 points higher,
and active months soon showed net ad
vances of 14 to 18 points, May selling up
to 24.74 and October to 24.82. Further
March liquidation in preparation for the
possible notices next Tuesday was ab
sorbed by trade interests against sales of
later deliveries, but there was a good
I deal o£ realizing for over • the holiday
and prices sagged off a few.points after
the early demand had been supplied.
Opening prices were: .March 24.25;
May 24.62; July 24.88; October 24,68;
THINK SLAYER dF JOHN
BRUNER IS ARRESTED
1 Officers Arrest John T. Price After a
Search That Was Conducted for 18
' (By the Associated Press)
Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 21.—A search
lasting nearly eighteen years for the
slayer of John Bruner, n Kershaw Coun
ty, S. C., farmer, was believed by the po
lice to be ended with the arrest of John
T. Brice, who is said to have confessed.
Brice, arrested yesterday as he stepped
from a robming house in the tenderloin
district, was held without bail, pending
In his alleged confession, Brice stated
the shooting was the outcome of a ro
mance between himself and Bruner’s
Good Eyesight Needed to Drive Mary
. . land Cara.
Baltimore, Feb. 21. —A sight test has
been included in (he examination given
applicants for automobile operators’ li
censee in Maryland as the result of an
investigation made by the State com
missioner of motor vehicles, which re
vealed ’that a num'ber of automobile ac
cidents were due to the defective eyes of
Persons who wear glasses will be per
mitted th keep them on during the. ex
amination. In cases where eolor-
I blindness only is found, the applicant
: will be destricted to daylight driving,
while those who f&il completely will be
refused a license.
Will Not Discuss Proposed French Loan.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 21.—Washington of
ficials are showing a reluctance to indi
cate the attitude of the American gov
ernment toward plans of the French gov
ernment to seek two new loans from
banking interests in this country which
I I has raised expectations that they will
‘ be somewhat closely scrutinised wher
t presented in more mature form.
I Harry P. Evans Dead.
> Bradenton, Fla., Feb. 21.—Harry P
- Evans, 51, of Chicago vice president oi
»|the Monon Route, the Chicago, Indian
’ apolis and Louisville railroad, died heri
' today at a hotel,
WASHINGTON BORROWED $3,000
To Pay His Expenses to His Inaugura
tion as First President.
New York, Feb. 21.—T0 be present
at his inaguration as first President of
the United States, which event took pla(r J '
in New York, April 30, 1789, GeorgV t
Washington had to borrow $3,000 witft
which to make the trip from Fredericks
burg to this city. Having said farewell
to his mother at the former place he
left York on April 16th in a
carriage with a Mr. Thompson and Col
onel Humphreys. Scarcely had they
left Mount Vernon when they were met
by a party of friends and admirers from
Alexandria, who accompanied them to
that city, There, at Wise’s tavern, a
great dinner was. served and toasts ex
changed- Crowds met the cavalcade at
Georgetown and also at Baltimore. Gen
eral Washington stopped at Grant's tav
ern in that city and early the next morn
ing started for Wilmington. A large
number of Baltimore enthusiasts went
with him until he ordered them to re
turn home, which they did reluctantly.
The people of Delaware gave the gen
eral a rousing welcome and accompanied
him across the line into Pennsylvania.
Washington breakfasted at Chester, near
Philadelphia, whereupon he ordered his
carriage to the near and mounting a
splendid white horse, rode into the Quak
er City in state. Philadelphia outdid
itself in entertaining the distinguished
guest. Bells were rung, everybody cheered,
flags were in the air and there were
many decorations. A banquet was serv
ed at the famous City Tavern, and a
newspaper of the time remarked that
“ n novel and extraordinary feature of
the occasion was the' playing of music
by a band throughout the whole of the
Trenton treated General Washington
magnificently. Among the Trentonians
to greet him were a large number of
“richly dressed ladies, and immediately
in front of them their daughters, six
with baskets of flowers.” The older la
dies saug a special ode to Washington,,
and the younger ones strewed his path
with flowers. Washington spent that
night at Princeton with Rev. Dr. John
Witherspoon and the next day embarked
on a specially built barge "manned by
thirteen masters of vessels.” Members
of the joint congressional reception com
mittee and other notables were aboard.
Long before the barge reached New
York, a historian relates, “it was met by
hundreds of effervescent-spirited gentle
men in boats of various descriptions.”
Near Bedloe's Island a large sloop sailed
close to the general, barge and twenty
ladies and gentlemen "sang an original
ode of prise to Washington, the words
being set to the tune of ‘God Save the
King.' Washington was much affected
by this touching display of popular re
There were great doings in Gotham
on that historic April 30th. The resi
dential house wa*. in , Cherry Street,
odUtoer Wtaohiatatogu was etAVeyed.A a
state coach drawtf by-TOur horses. -The
multitude that thronged- the thorough
fare shouted itself hoarse. The Senate
did not know how trf act when Washing
ton appeared ' and a debate was started
which was suddenly closed by the advent
of the members of the House.
Chancellor Livingston, who adminis
tered the oath, discovered a moment be
fore the' great man came in that there
was no Bible. He happened to be a
Mason and knew of a Bible of St. John's
Lodge, near by. It was hurriedly brought
in and George Washington took the oath.
Washington kissed the open Bible and
Chancellor Livingston cried out: "Long i
live George Washington, President of the ]
United States.” *
Guns were fired and bedlam broke. J
Washington bowed and bowed to the ]
cheering, crowds. At night there was i
a display of fireworks, paid for by pri- 1
vate subscription, the President witness
ing the show from windows of Chancel-1 1
lor Livington’s house in the lower stretch ]
of Broadway. Illuminated pictures of ]
Washington were said to be numerous, i
but few were accurate. From the chan
cellor’s to his own residence the new i
President returned on foot, as the crowds ,
were so great that a carriage could not ,
have been used.
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Shoes for all the family at exceed
ingly low’ prices at Kfird’s.
Everything worn by the well-dressed
man at tbe Browns-Cannon Co.
Your car will come out clean after you
take it to Howard's Filling Station to be
The' second floor at Parks-Belk Co’s,
is overflowing with new spring coats
and dresses and millinery.
The Citizens Bank and Trust Com
pany issues certificates of deposit which
afford a very satisfactory investment for
surplus fund,s assure absolute security
of principal and liberal interest return.
These certificates are issued in denomi
nations to suit the depositor’s conven
ience and can be converted into cash
at any, time.
King George’s Improvement Slow.
Lpndon. Feb. 21 (By the Associated
Pr^asK —A bulletin Issued fforn -Buck
ingham Palace this morning on condi
tion of King George who is suffering
from bronchitis says:
“His Majesty’s temperature has not
settled. Progress continues, though
’ The regular weekly movie program will
1 be shown at the T tonight.
i Davidson Reserves
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21
'i HIGH SCHOOL GYM
* ADMISSION 25c AND 85c
TWO-THIRDS SALARY 1
Bill Presented in House by
Rep. Harrison—Lacy Has J
Been In Service for Past
HARD WORK IS
Many of the Major Bills of
the Session Are Yet to Be
Disposed of With Only Lit- j
tie Time Left.
(By the Associated Preaa)
Raleigh, N. <?., Feb. 21.—A bill de. . y
signed to permit the State Treasurer,
Benjamin R. Lgcy to retire, was intro
duced in the House this morning by (
Representative Harrison, of Richmond. j!
Under the terms of the measure, Mr. J
Lacy would be permitted to retire on
two-thirds his present salary, bnt would |
be subject to the call of the Governor t
and State Treasurer on consultation af
fairs of the State.
*sl umber of Bills Presented.
.Raleigh. Feb. 21 (By the Associated &
Press). —Introduction by Representative “
Harrison, of Richmond, of a bill that
would retire State Treasurery B. R. |
Lacy on two-thirds pay, featured today’s %
session of the House, at which time by ,
more than a two-thirds vote the bill to
require ten days notice prior to the is- |
suance of marriage licenses was resur- . ||
rected and placed on the calendar as a
speriul order for next Tuesday.
Motion to reconsider the vote by which
this bill failed on its second reading was
made by Representative Whitaker, of
Guilford. Also there was introduced a
bill which would require all persons con- i
victed of driving automobiles while in
toxicated to have their license revoked fop
The house and senate both adjourned
until 11 a. m. Monday instead of 8
o'clock Monday night, owing to the press
The house also received from Repre
sentative Townsend the proposed revenue
bill adopted, by the joint finance em»-
mittee which will come up Monday
Representative Oreekmore introduced
in the House a bill effecting the state _
4ea?r'«r nr«r 'Mdtfawrv?; '
. changing the eligibility of its members.
They arc now required to have worked
teu years at the profession before they •
can hold membership. Under the pro
posed bill this time would be cut to five
years. Mr. Oreekmore said.
TELLS OF BURIAL PLACE
OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH 1
Col. James Davidson Says He Was ToM
of Grave by Secret Service Agent.
(By the Associated Press)
Chicago, Feb. 21. —Col. James Hamil
ton Davidson, former commander of the ,
122nd infantry, today revealed what he *
said was the burial place of John Wildes
.Booth, assassin of President Abraham |
Lincoln. Col. Davidson who lives here,
with a daughter, believes he is the only
living man who knows of the grave.
Col. Davidson said he was in command
at Portsmouth. Va., on the night of
Booth's burial, and was told of it by Col.
Baker, bead of the secret service of the
Booth’s body was buried in the base- >
ment of a warehouse at Portsmouth in a
deep grave, and covered with acid, David
son said Col. Baker told him. The grave
was filled with limestbne and dirt.
GASOLINE TAX BILL
IS NOW STATE LAW
House Takes Final Action on Measure
Fixing Levy at Four Cents— Road
Raleigh, Feb. 20.—Final passage of
the gasoline tax bill by the house today
fixed tbe machinery for maintaining the
state highway system and retiring the
bonds as they became serially due.
The two houses settled on four cents
instead of that great psychological coin,
the jitney. The two laws, $20,000,000
and the companion gas tax. are now rati
tied ahd become immediately effective.
Three Killed in Explosion. "
. (By the Associated Preaa)
Philadelphia. Feb. 21.—Three men
were killed and four seriously injured
when a Crew-Leviek oil barge exploded
while pumping oil into tanks at the mun
icipal garbage disposal plant in the ex
treme southwestern part of this city. The
blast was so terrific that it was heard in
the central part of Philadelphia.
Three Reported Killed in Explosion.
(By the Associated Press)
Philadelphia, Feb. 21.—Three men
were reported killed, and a number in- i
jured today when an oil barge moored
. in the Schuylkill River near the city
garbage reduction plant, blew up.
WHAT SMITTTO CAT SAYS
Showers tonight and Sunday, warmer
tonight. _ _ ■■