• ASSOCIATED ft
ft PRESS ft
ft DISPATCHES ft
Hundred or More Men Fran
tically But Cautiously Push'
Way to Point Where Men
Are Held in the Mine.
HOPE MINERS ARE
LIVING SO FAR
Explostion Wrecked Shaft
Where Men Were Work
ing, and Cut Off All Means
of Their Escape.
(By the Associated Prtnl
Fairmont, "\V, Va., March 18,—A hun
v dred or mire men frantically but cau
tiously pushed their way today through
the underground recess of Mine 4i of the
Bethlehem Mine Corporation, three miles
west of here in an effort to find 33
miners who were entombed last night,
when an explostion wrecked the shaft.
Jfot since a sheet of flame burst
through the opening that extends 300
feet below the ground, has any one on
the surface heard from the imprisoned I
men. A low rumbling preceded the ex
plostion which wrecked the mine’s light
ing equipment and fans, and caused the
tipple to totter and fall into the shaft',
shook buildings in Fairmont, and broke
windows and shook doors on hingers in
houses 300 feet away.
Some hope was held out because of
the quick work in repairing one of the
mine’s fans. Within a few hours after
the blast the apparatus was operating
and forcing air down to the imprisoned
men. .The electric lights were also soon
working in the mines.
At 0:10 o’clock the rescuers were pen
etrating the wrecked beading leading
from the mine shaft, but no bodies had
been reached, although reports were ex
pected momentarily. Newspaper men
were barred from the vicinity and it
was announced that conferences would
be held with correpeondents every hour.
At 0:40 o’clock rescue workers had
penetrated one mile into the workings
and no bodies had been located. The
work is progressing favorably, according
to rescuers emerging from 'the mine.
Expect to Reach Miners During After
Fairmont, W. Va., March- 18 —Hone of
reaching the 34 men entombed in Mine
SWHH of the Bethlehem If lip. .Corpora
tion at Barracksville, three miles west
of here, some time this afternoon was
expressed shortly before noon today by’
members of resrne parties who are en
tering the mine which was wrecked by
an explostion last night.
No bodies had been found at the'hour
the statement was made, and in a tele
grdin tot Governor Gore, of Charleston,
R. k A. I.atnbe, chief mine inspector, of
West Virginia, declared it was impossible
as yet to tell whether any of the im
prisoned miners would be found alive.
His telegram described the situation as
Not Reach Miners Daring Afternoon.
Fairmont. YT r Va!, March 18.—R„ M.
Jminbie, chief inspector of West Vir
ginia. declared in a statement issued
shortly after noon today that rescue
workers would not be able to reach the
34 entombed miners in Mine 41 of the
Bethlehem Mine Corporation before late
The belief was expressed earlier in the
day 'that they might be reached during
the afternoon. There has been no in
dications as to whether any of the min
ers survived the blast. Rescue crews,
however, hold out little hope that any
of them will be taken out alive.
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TERRIFIC BLAST TAKES THE
LIVES OF S 3 COAL MINERS
Crewa Rig Bucket to Enter Shaft, Al
though Hope la Gone of Saving En
tombed Men. ,
Fairmont, W. Va., March 17.—Thir
ty-three men were believed to have been
killed tonight in an explosion which
wrecked mine 41 of the Bethlehem Mines
corporation, three miles west of here.
The explosion occurred between 0:30
a fid 10 o’clock and at first it was bfi T
lieved all or part‘of the men were alive.
At midnight, however, Mine Superinten
dent Benton Mitchell said he believed
all the men were dead and that the en
tire mine was on fire.
It was believed the explosion, one of
the most terrific in the Fairmont mining
region, was caused by ignited gas. The
first reports indicated that a dynamite
had been dropped into the shaft.
By 1 midnight the electric light plant
of the mine, bhiefi was; wrecked, by the
blast, was in operation again, one of
the'two main fans was in operation, and
a bucket was being rigged to send rescue
men to the bottom.
Durham Interested In Stone Mountain
Washington, March 17. —Rev. Plato
'T. .Durham, formerly of Charlotte, but
now of Atlanta, was here today on Kis
way home from the north. Mr. Dur
ham is trying to briiig harmony in the
forces behind the project for the great
memorial on Stone’Mountain. ' He con
ferred with Gutzon Belgium, the sculp
tor, and believes the work will be re
sumed and completed. - Senator Simmons
and other southern statesmen promised
to help with the work.
Marquis CnraOa Now Has CompUeatlom.
London, March 18 (By the Associated
Press). —A bulletin issued St 8 o’clock
ibis afternoon by the physicians of Mar
quis Curaop of Kedleston, says the pa
tient- is showing early signs of a lung
complication. This followed an earlier
bulletin stating that Lord Curaon’s con
dition 'was giving increased anxiety.
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1 SHlf IS
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Can a woman sue a deed man for
bear: halipT Such a question has
been raised in Los Angeles . where
Mrs. Gertrude lsense has sued tor
$126,000 from Peter Gross, wealthy
suicide. Mrs. lsense says Gross
made $360,000 while she lived with
> him a» his wife.
THE COTTON MARKET
Sharp Advance Featured Early Trading
With Opening Firm at An Advance.
(By the Associated Press)
New York, March 18.—Sharp ad
vances in the cotton market featured to
day’s early trading. Recent declines
j apparently had left futures in decidedly
stronger teehincal position and covering
became active cn firm Liverpool cables,
failture of the weather news to show
further rains in the southwest, and re
ports of a better tone in the stock and
The opening was firm at an advance
of 14 to 20 points on active months and
of 30 points on August, with the early
market selling up to 20.(17 for May and
25.47 for October, or 25 to 31 points
net higher. .
Private cables attributed the advance
in Liverpool to buying against cotton
lost by fire, and local buying on. unfavor
able Weather reports from the South.
Cotton futures opened firm: March
25.40; July 25.81; October 25.82; De
WOODLOCK’S NAME IS
SUBMITTED TO SENATE
For Second Time He Is Named as the
President’s Choice for Commerce Com
(By the Associated Press)
Washihgton, March 18;—President
President Coolidge today re-submitted to
the senate the, nomination of Thomas F.
When Mr. Woodlock’s name first was
submitted at the last session of the sen
ate, so much oposition developed that
Republican leaders decided not to bring
it to a vote. They said today, however,
they hoped for confirmation.
He Uses Newspaper to “Cuss Out” Auto
I.ankershim, Calif, March 18.—Lank
ershlm has a new way to get even with
auto thieves and carstrippere. This
brand hew method is to “cuss out” the
thief through the columns of the local
newspaper—cite him by publication, so
Somebody recently stripped the auto
of Ted W. Goodyear, of 11248 Cumpston
Avenue, and" the following is what Good
year printed in the home paper;
“Mere words are incapable of express
ing my heartfelt 'thanks to you for leav
ing the paint on my car, and the air in
“But I double dare you to return for
that. If there is in you any of the
spirit of Jesse James and Rube Bur
rows/ whom you so earnestly try to emu
late, and you should try to return and
get the dust and bills on the car, you
will find an automatic shotgun that can
empty five charges of buckshot over !M)
degrees of Lankershim in nothing flat.
If that isn’t hospitality enough for you,
maybe some soft noses will suffice.
“In my estimate you are lower than
whale tracks on the bottom of the ocean.
You would sell your dead grandmother’s
iskin for sausage casings.
“Only the censorship of the newspaper
prevents me from stating how, why and
what I really! think of you.
“Mispah, Kismet, Selah and Auf
Weidersehn! May the Lord forgive
you as I do—not 1 I hope I have made
myself sufficiently clear.”
The State’s New Fiscal Policy.
ißaleigh, March 18.—Beginning with
July Ist, the date on which the State’s
new fiscal policy goes into effect and the
executive budget law becomes operative,
all departments of the government and
institutions collecting money will be re
quired to make deposits daily with the
State treasurer. •, • '
Heretofore, heads of departments have
been placing'funds collected by them on
deposit In .various banks scattered over
the state. Reports were made to the
treasurer at certain intervals.
After July Ist, the State treasurer,
under the new system, will be enabled to
report daily on how much money the
State has to its credit.
On the same date the executive budget
bill will become operative. .Under this
new system, its advocate claims, thqye
will - be no reason why any department
or institution should exceed its allow
ance. In fact, there will be no provi
sion for them to do so. t
,V Reject Child Labor.
Concord, N. H., March 17. —New
Hampshire house of representatives to
day voted against ratification of the fed
eral child labor amendment 327 to 37.
: The amendment will not be referred to
| the senate. ’
' Getting the Laws Ready for Publication.
Raleigh, March 18.—Legislative clerks
i are completing the task of getting all bills;
'|in order preparatory to turning theta’
• over for publication. They expect to
be through within the next' few days!
CONCORD, N. C, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1925
OIL COMPANY BEIKG
mil FIGHT TO
KEEP LEASE 01 OIL
Mammoth Oil Go. Giving Its
Side of Case Now In Con
test With Government to
Set Aside Lease.
ALBERT B. FALL
GAVE THE LEASE
And Oil Company Hopes to
Show In Court That Lease
Was Few Best Interest of
the Entire Country.
(Br the A.sorla'rt Press)
Cheyenne, Wyo., March 18 (By the
. Associated Press).—Pleading justifica
tion of file leasing of the Teapot Dome
on the ground that the national defense
situation in 1021 demanded immediate
’ action in the matter of creating oil sup
plies for the navy and that the navy stood
to lose greatly by draining of the Wyom
• ing reserves into the adjacent Halt Creek
commercial field, Harry F. Sinclair’s
i Mammoth Oil Comapny and its alleged
million dollar counsel today began their,
; fight in Federal Court here to retain!
, the lease given by Albert B. FaH, former'
secretary of the interior.
The opening statement in behalf of
Sinclair and his oil company was to
be made by Martin T. Littleton, noted
> New York attorney, followed by the read
ing of three depositions considered by
the defense as of prime importance to
SHEPHERD AND FAIMAN
CHARGED WITH MURDER
Indictment Returned by County Grand
Jury Investigating Death of W. N.
Chicago, March 18 (By the Associated
Press). —William D. Shepherd and Chas.
C. Faiman were fromaily charged with
murder of William N. McClintock, Shep
herd's foster son, in an indictment re
turned today by the county grand jury.
The indictment further charges that
poison 'in the form of Aconite Prussic
acid and morphine were administered.
Judge Hopkins ordered the two men
who now are prisoners of .the State’s at
torney who took Shepherd into custody
Sunday night, to be brought before him
at 2 p. m. for arraignment on the in-
Justice Hopkins, of the criminal court,
charged that Shepherd and Faiman inoc
ulated the victim with typhoid, bacilli.
Faiman, the head of a science' school,
confessed to the State’s attorney, and
announced he taught Shepherd how to
feed “Billy” McClintock typhoid germs
to get the boy’s $1,000.00 Oestate.
A habeas corpus writ, sued out Mon
day on behalf of Shepherd in view of the
indictment now is futije.
Although murder is not a bailable of
fense under the Illinois law, the court ex
ercised discretion and counsel foe Shep
herd is expected to apply for bond.
Faiman. who had confessed .Shepherd
hqd promised him $200,000 foi* his (mi-i
in the alleged plot to murder by inocula
tion, is not a party to the habeas corpus
action, and although he has been actually
in- custody for several days no attorneys
have appeared in his behalf..
Goldsboro’s Population 15,000.
(By the Associated Press)
Goldsboro, March 18.—Goldsboro, with
an estimated population of 15,000, has an
assessed property valuation of $16,000,000
and bank resources of $6,178,904. The
annual output of its factories is worth
The value of Goldsboro’s industrial
plants is over $4,000,000, and they have
an annual payroll of $2836,000,
Thirty-two passenger trains pass
through Goldsboro daily. Till- city has
nearly twenty miles of hard-surfaced
streets and twenty-eight miles of cement
Goldsboro has nine modern school
buildings which will 'accommodate 1,600
Tobacco and cotton warehouses, retail
and wholesale stores and factories make
up Golrsboro’s business enterprises.
Fifty-Flftii Series to 'Begin April 4th.
The 55th series of .stock is the Cabar
rus County Building Loan and Savings
Association will open April ,4th. You
are invited to take some shades in this
series. The security is the best on earth,
because it is real estate security. All
stock is non-taxrible, aud tax return day
Running shates cost 25 cents per
share pey week.:,,;
Prepaid shares cost $72.25 per share.
Each share is worth 100.00 at maturity.
The stock has been maturing in 328
New York, March 17 —Victor de Caro,
purser of the Leviathan, was arrested to
day as he was about to leave the liner’s!
pier on a charge of attempting to smug-|
gle unset diamonds valued at approxi-i
mately $50,000. He vts arrainged be
fore United States Commissioner Boyle |
and after waiving examination was re-i
* manded to the Tombs to await action 1
of the grand jury upon failure to fur- 1
Dish $40,000 bail. |
. Governor Beseiged.
Raleigh, March 18.—Now that the
. general assembly has adjournetf the office
i of the governor is beseigned with at
torneys and others seeking executive
clemency for clients and kinspeople. Not
' a day passes that the execuetive is not
‘ kept busty from early morning until late
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> , E. G.. Cook has accepted a position
with the Belk Company in Charlotte.
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Mlaa Doris Salter, Id", daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mflton "pElterT AuSurn
N. Y., waa man ed to Erwin Geisser of Lawrence, Mass., personal atenog
rapher to Prasii put Coolidge. Both have worked In the executive
’ • ; a since Coolidge took office.
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YOU CAN’T FRIGI TEN* A
MAN NTO GOODNESS
Human Depravity Sermons Worse Than
Smutty Plays, Says Paster.
Philadelphia. March 18.—Some ser
mons in churches are worse toy children
than the plays wich are being objected to
in New York, said the Rev. Percy G.
Kammerer, rectory (jf Holy Trinity
Church, Pittsburgh, tftn a Lenten talk
today. He spoke An St. Stephens
Church. Tenth Strati, above Chestnut,
“Sermons exposing human depravity
are as bad as the defeatist propaganda
used againt the French during the war,”
said Mr. Kammerer. "Too much em
phasis is being put op human depravity
and not enough on human respectabil
“You can’t frighten a man into good
ness. You can’t frighten a man into
anything worth having.
"These sermons create a spiritual in
feriority complex. It is infinitely het-
Mio tell can do with
(Rtfs' aTIT a nil whavtKey -can’t do with
“There are some plays now being ex
amined by citizen juries in New York
ns obnoxious that I would rather send,
my children to hear than some sermons
I have heard which preach human de
pravity.” . 1
With Our Advertisers.
You are invited to a birthday party of I
Humming Bird hose at Riehmond-Flowe
Co’s. From March 16th to 21st in
clusive you can buy a box of three pairs
for $4.25. This is the only time this
this year this famous hose will be sold for
less than $1.50 per pair. These stock
ings are pure silk. See big ad. on page
Gold, platinum or' exquisitely jewelled
wedding rings, at Starnes-Miller-Parkcr
Pure silk full-fashioned hose at J. C.
Penney Co’s, for $1.19 a pair. Also
a full-fashioned silk hose with fibre
thread for only 98 cents.
Dont’ forget that you get free face
powder all this week with every SI.OO
purchase at Cline’s Pharmacy.
New silks, ginghams, ladies’ and men’s
ready-to-wear and shoes at Efird’s.
Schloss Bros.’ spring suits, Schoble
spring bats and Manhattan unionsuits at
Crystal all-steel refrigerators, snow
white inside and out at Concord Furni
See the new ad. today of W. .T. Heth
cox, the electrical man.
Indorse Turner for Seat on the Bench.
Statesville, March 17.—Members of the
Statesville bar association in session here
today unanimously indorsed W. D.,Tur
ner, prominent Statesville attorney., for
mer lieutenant governor of North Caro
lina for judlfe of the Superior Courts of
the 15th judicial district to succeed Judge
B. F. Long, deceased. A delegation froiu
the local bar was named to' appe|r be-;
fore Governor,McLean Thursday to urge
the appointment of Mr. Turner.
J . ANNOUNCEMENT .■
I The 55th Series m this Old Reliable Building Loan and ‘
Savings Association will open on April 4th.
The Officers and Stockholders invite each aVrd every ■ ;
person in Concord tb take some shares in this series. * I 1
“Our Security Is the BEST ON EARTH because it is
REAL ESTATE SECURITY.” ■ }
Running Shares cost 25 cents per share per week. I !
Prepaid Shares cost $72.25 per share.
Each Share is worth SIOO.OO at-maturity.
We have been maturing our stock in 328 weeks.
TAX RETURN DAY IS COMING
“Just Remember That All Stock With Us Is Non-Taxable” (
TAKE SHARES NOW •
CABARRUS COUNTY BUILDING LOAN AND SAY- (
INGS ASSOCIATION |
Office in Concord National Bank I
WOMAN SAYS SHE IS PAID '
FOR PART IN MURDER
Mrs. Gladys Kennedy Says Minneapolis
Officer Paid Her SB,OOO For Part in
(By the Associated Press)
San Francisco, Cal., March 18.—Mrs.
Gladys Kennedy, arrested here yesterday
on a charge of vagrancy, today made a
signed statement to the police in which
she said she was paid SB,OOO by a high
official in Minenpolis for her part in ar
ranging for the killing of a woman of
whom the officer wanted to dispose.
Mrs. Kennedy, according to a state
ment, formerly resided in Mineapolis
'where she recently was given a 00 days
suspended sentence. She said she was giv
en the alternative of serving the sentence
or leaving that community. She left,
the statement says.
Minneapolis, March 18.—Police author
ities here discredit the sfory of Mrs.
Gladys Kennedy, who told San Franrisco
police toddj that she-had Teewved
for her part in the murder of a Woman'
here in 1920.
RECEIVERSHIP IS ASKED
FOR C. M. & St, P. RAILROAD
j Application For Receivership Filed in Dis
trict Court at Chicago During the
’ Chicago. March 18 (By the Associated
Press).—Application for a receivership
for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
Railway' Company, was filed in U. S.
District Court today.
The petition, offered as a friendly ae J
tion with the Company concurring, was
filed with Judge James H. Wilkerson’s
Harry F. Bryan, president of the com
pany, Mark W. Potter and Edward Brun
dage. the latter recently retired as Attor
ney General pf Illinois, were apointed re
ceivers by Judge Wilkerson in bonds of
Governor Considering Several Candi
Raleigh, March. 17.—Governor. Mc-
Lean will this week hear friertds of
various eligib’es for appointment to the
fifteenth district judgeship, vacated by
the death of Judge B. F. Long, ana will
probably designate tile new jurist next
The list of attorneys who have been
endorsed for the position had grown
considerably this afternoon. The gover
nor had before him endorsement for
John M- Oglesby and Frank Armfidd,
of Concord; Harry P. Grier, Z. V. Tur
lington and Z. V. Long, of Statesville;
R. Leo Wright, of Salisbury; John
Poole, of Montgomery county, and J. W.
Brittain, of Randolph county.
Named Minister to Paraguay.
Washington. March 18.—General L.
■ Kreeek, of Kansas, was nominated to
day by President Coolidge to be minis
tery to! Paraguay.
To Test Powers
Science will try to explain the mys
terious healing power ,of Dr. Eliza
,l>eth Cantrell, Wichita. Kas.. when
she goes to London to appear before
the British College of Psychic
Science. Scientists say she seems
to cure people of organic disorders
L*v th* t£us/>h of h*»r> hanrift
FORD’S RAILROAD TO PAY HIM
TWICE ITS COST IN FEW DAYS
Bonds He Paid $4,578,000 for to Yield
$0,601,550 When They Are Redeemed.
New York, March IS.—Henry Ford
will receive more than double the sum
he paid for the Detroit. Toledo & Iron
ton Railway within a few days, it be
came known in Wall Street today, when
the Central Trust Company will redeem
the railway's 5 per cent, adjustment
mortgage bonds, virtually all of which
are held by Mr. Ford and his son. Ed
The bonds, of which there are $7,031.-
000 outstanding, never have paid any
interest since they were issued and pur
chased by the Fords at SOOO per SI,OOO
bond ill 1020. They will be redeemed
at SI,OOO, plus five years’ accumulated
interest. The unpaid and accumulative
interest in arrears since January, 1010,
when hte bonds became accumulative,
totals $1070.550. The road was pur
chased five years ago at a total cost of
$4,030,100, of which $4,758,000 was paid
for the bonds now to be redeemed for
BORGLCM TO MAKE NEW
SET OF MODELS SOON
Probably Will Present Them to North
Carolina After WoTk at Stone Mountain
Has Been Finished.
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigb, March 18.—A new set of mod
els, similar to those used in the preHmi
mrrr worse na - thg-Gmrfrdzu atw mnnoctai.
at 'Sfohe Mdtfnta'ii; "wil!" be WlMf by ' Gtrtt
zon Borglum. The sculptor announced
last night that he expected to opens stu
dio here in n few days and one of jiis
first tasks would be used to complete
models which might be used to finish the
work which was interrupted when differ
ences arose between Bprglum and the
Stone Mountain Monument Association.
Borglum intimated that he migjit pre
sent the models to the state of North
Carolina, in appreciation of the welcome
which he has received here, after they
had been used in completing the memo
Women Will Re-PuMiah Wheeler’s
Hickory, March 17.—Two patriotic
organizations, the abel A Shuford chap
ter and the John Hoyle chapter,' D. A.
It-, ,of Hickory, are rapidly completing
their plans for the republication of
IVheelei’s History of- North Carolina.
Colonel Wheeler was a native of
Catawba county, uccoding to infoma
tion eceived hee. when he wote his his
toy. His home was at Beattie's Ford on,
the Catawba river. When the line was
first surveyed, taking Catawba from old
Lincoln county, the village of Beattie’s
Ford was in the new county. However. 1
some years later the lower part of Ca
tawba county was given back to Lin
coln. Colonel Wheeler also designed the
courthouse torn down at Newton last
year, it was said.
Noted War Mother Buried in Charlotte.
Charlottd. March 17.—Funeral serv
ices were held this afternoon for Mrs.
Antoinette E-. Wilbur, Charlotte's most
outstanding War Mother, who died short
ly before midnight last night at a local
hospital. Mrs. Wilbur had two sons
killed in France where they were mem
bers o fthe Americaii expeditionary forc
es and another son lost a leg.
Not content with giving thre sons to
the country Mrs. Wilbur enlisted in the
army nurses' corps and spent many
months in. advanced hospitals in France.
She was over 50 years of age at that
Dog Finds Master’s Body.
Dutch Harbor. Alaska, March 17.-p-
The story’ of a faithful dog. which led
rescuers to his master’s body, became
known today when the gasoline schooner
; Daisy arrived with the body of Hugh
j Dennehy, manager of the Western Live
; stock Company. Portland. Ore., who per
ished in a storm on L’nalaks Island,
one of the Aleutian chain. Deneiiy’s body
was found after many other efforts had
failed, by watching dog through a
Toothsome Shad Running.
I Kinstoft, Marcli 17. —Shad are report
'ed as coming up Neuse River in fair
numbers. Quite a few good sized roe
shad have been caught by local fisher
men in the past few days, and a num
ber of others > are getting their seines
and skim nets in readiness for a whirl
at the toothsome fish.
Members of Tax Appeal Board.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, March 18. —President
Coolidge today nominated the following,
i members o£ the board of tax appeal:
tyiiliam R. (ireen, of Iowa; Dercy W.
Phillifls, of. New Y'ork; Logan Morris,
of L'tha; and William D. Love, of Texaa.
9 TODAY’S •
9 NEWS «
9 TODAY 0
SEVERAL 818 FIRES
In Northeast Tokio 20,000
Persons Are Homeless and
3,000 Buildings Ruined as
Result of Blaze.
Firemen Not Able to Get
Enough Water to Fight the
Fires—l,ooo Homes Burn
ed in Northern Tokio.
Tokio. March 18 (By the Associated
Press). —Twenty thousand persons were
rendered homeless when a major confla
gration swept northeast Tokio today de
stroying 3,000 buildings and resulting
jn unestimated casualties. The fire was
brought under control tonight. A confla
gration which swept over northern Tokio
this afternoon destroyed more than 1,000
homes by 10 o’clock tonight and was
spreading in ail directions.
Firemen were helpless in their attempts
Jto check tile conflagration outburst be
cause of the drought that has exhausted
The fire started in a factory at Napori -
Junction in northeast Tokio and tonight
was sweeping in southwest direction to
ward Lyeuo, largest of the metropolitan
parks, und the site of the famous Im
perial Museum and Zoological Gardens.
Simultaneous with the outbreak of the
major conflagration, fire started in Ohima
chi and Zoshiguya districts, detached
areas, but these were controlled.
Craze For Bobbing Hair Brings Jobs to
(By the Associated Press)
London. March 18,—The women and
girls of England are being absorbed
back into industry far more quickly
than the men and boys, according to
recent statistics on unemployment. Hair
dressing, owing to the bobbed hair craze,
has given employment to a large num- •
her of young women who earn better
wages than the men barbers because of
the ertra charges made for trimming
bobbed locks. Men in London pay ap
proximately 25 cents for 'a hair cat,
while women pay double that amount.
Last spring there were 300,000 wo-
Britain: while today the number 'fe
something like 250.000. Although about
1,000,000 extra women and girls are
now at work compared with the figures
of the year before the beginning of the
war, women and girls together do not
represent one-quarter of the total num
ber of unemployed. Government officials
say there is every indication- that tjio •
number of unemployed, both men and
women, will be greatly reduced during
Outbreak of Cholera in Buncombe Herds.
Asheville, March 17.-—Spread of chol
era among herds of swine in Buncombe
county the past few days today caused
issuance of a warning by Dala Thrash,
county agent. Fully 200 hogs vaued
at something like $4,000 have fallen vic
tims to the disease, which can be pre
vented, but not cured, Mr. Thrash said
Upon receipt of reports of the spread
of the malady , among the herds, Mr.
Thrash this morning wired the State de
partment asking that a,veterinarian be
sent to Asheville at once. He received
a reply that there was no available vet
erinarian who could be assigned to Bun
combe county at this time. He has
been instructed by the district agent to
obtain the services of a local veterinarian
in helping to cheek the disease by vacci
Government Rests in Rickard Case.
(By the Associated Press)
Trenton, N. J., March IS.—The govern
ment today rested its case against Geo.
,L. '“Tex'’ Rickard, and five others charg
ed with conspiracy to violate the law
against the interstate commerce in fight
films, at tlie conclusion of the morning
session of the trial before a jury in
Federal Court here.
New Ambassador to Argentina.
(Ey the Associated Preaa)
Washington. March 18.—Refer Augus
tus Jay, of Rhode Island, at present min- ,
ister to Roumania. was nominated today
by President Uoolidge to be, ambassador
to Argentina. > ,
Fifty boys from Concord will go to
Charlotte to attend the Hexathalon meet
which is held in that city Saturday.
This is the second year that the local
boys have competed with the Charlotte
boys in this meet.
Winnie Freeze, who has been 111 at
the Concord Hospital for some time, has
returned to her home.
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