• DISPATCHES •
TRAPPED WH FIRE
Men Were In Mine at Rock
wood, Tenn., and Were Try
ing to PutjOut Blaze When
Federal Experts Also to As
sist In Work. —Mine De
clared Safe Several Weeks
Ago Following Fire.
' : (By the AuMiaM Proso)
Rockwood, Tenn.; July 28.—William
J. Snow, superintendent of the. Roane
Iron Company's mines here, and a party
of six men early today were trapped in
Dip Mine as the result of an explosion.
The men entered the mine last night
to combat a fire. The explosion occurred
at 2a. m. Grave fears for their safety
were held by officials. A rescue party
headed by James B. King entered the
mine at 7 a. m. in an effort to free the
men. District Mine Inspector Holden
left Dayton, twenty-five miles from here,
to assist in rescue work, and experts of
the United States Bureau of Mines at
Knoxville have been summoned.
A fire broke out in Brison’s Dip sev
eral weeks ago, dnd it was walled up.
This week the barricade was removed in
the presence of state nnd federal mine
inspectors who are s4id to have pro
nounced the mine safe.
The inspectors left the city last night
and at 11 o’clock a blaze was discovered
in the mine. Snow organixed a party
consisting of Royal Liberg, John Green,
Tom Green, Jim Wilson, Maik King and
one or two others to fight thesflre.
King was ordered to make his rounds
in another part of the mine ami was re
turning to the scene of the fire when he
hrard an explosion. He noticed an on
rush of after-damp and escaped by leap
ing into a mule-drawn mine cart.
When he reached the main slope he
was semi-conscious and barely able to
(By the Associated Profit
Washington. July 28.—An agreement
by the Van Swaringen interests to throw
out a considerable portion of their rec
ords upon the Xiekle Plate Railway
merger for the inspection of its opponents
was reached today before the Interstate
Commerce Commission. z
Among the matters which the protes
tants will be allowed to examine will be
all the records of stock in five railroads
which have been deposited to bring about
the merger. The records of the railroad
companies will be searched for data bear
ing upon the merger, while the business
records of O. P. and M. J. Van Swarin
geu as to the sale and purchase of cer
tain railway securities will be disclosed
O. P. Van Swaringen, principal crea
tor of the merger, continuing Hinder cross
examination today, testified he had bor
rowed money from the First National
Bank of New York and that his opera
tions in railroads had given him busi
ness associations with the Guaranty
Trust Compgify and J. P. Morgan and
Company. “. "He 'denied, however, that
there was any "Erie pool" associated with
<jjm in the purchase of stock of that
railroad preliminary to the merger, or
that there was any agreement between
the New York Central and Nickle Plate
railroad affecting the administration of
the latter system.
Breaks Out of Jail to Visit His Sick
Reidsille. Julvy 22.—After a week's
absence which following his escape from
the county Jail at Yanceyville, R. H.
Sadler, lone prisoner at the jail, has
returned. During his absence Sadler
went to see his wife, who is sicx at their
home in Virginia, he Btated. He resum
ed after finding her health improved
nnd gave himself up to officers to aerve
the remaidner of his term.
Appointed Second Assistant Postmaster
(By the Associated Press!
Swampsoott, July 23.—W. Irvin* Glov
er WM appointed second assistant post
master general today succeeding Paul
Henderson, resigned, and Robert 8. Re
gard was named as Mr. Glover’s succes
sor as third assistant postmaster gen
Oil made from grasshoppers is being
used as airplane lubricant.
(THE COOL. SPOT)
TODAY AND FRIDAY
With Irene Rich and an All
Also Pa the Comedy
Extra Added Attraction
! THE GREAT DAL
BEANIE AND COMPANY
(We cannot honor the Merchants’
I Tickets* on the Vaudeville Act).
The Concord Daily Tribune
* a —F'jjjßffih i
Blahop John T. MoNichotaa, of
Duluth, has been made archbiahop
of Cincinnati by Pope Pius, follow
ing the refusal of Bishop Chartrand.
of Indianapolis, to accept the post
due to fear that his health could not
■land the strain. Bishop McNlcholaa
fa the only Dominican bishop In the
country He is fumed aa an orate*
THE COTTON MARKET
Nervous Opening, First Prices Showing
S Point Decline to 0 Points Advance.
(By the Assort*ted Proas)
New York, July 23.—The cotton mar- -
ket had a very narrowing opening today,
first prices showing a three point decline
to 8 points advance. The undertone was
steady iu view so increased »|iot sales in
IviveriKtol, continued dry wenther in Tex
as and a little demand from shorts.
October, which was off three points at
the opening, advanced to 23.85, or 5
points over the previous close. Decem
ber sold up to 23.78 a net rise of 2 points.
Hedge selling on the advance, coupled
with bearish crop advices from central
and eastern belt checked further rise, and
gave the market an unsettled tone at the
end of the first hour when prices were
about at opening levels.
Cotton futures opened steady. July
23.33; Oct. 28 58; Dec. 28.77; Jau.i
*18; March 2S3*rM«T 3TW. V
SPECIAL LICENSES ARE
NEEDED AUGUST IST
State Department of Revenue Issues
Warning to Those Persons Who Need
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh. July 23.—Those who are re
quired to have Special license for carry
ing on their business or practicing their
professions are warned' in a statement is
sued by the State deparament of revenue
yesterday that a 20 per cent, penalty on
delinquents will be imposed after August
The statement also calls attention to
the fact’that the revenue art of 1025
imposes a .license tax on several busi
nesses and occupations not heretofore
Advantages of Building and Loan Asso
Wilmington. July 23.—People of
North Carolina are awakening to the
advantages of the Bulding and Loan
Association aa a means' of investing
their funds, as well as providing the
where-with-all to own their own homes,
in the opinion of L. W. Moore, of this
City, who as__ president of the North
Carolina Building and Loan - League,
has just completed a survey of building
and loan activities throughout the
Mr. Moore believes that the trend
toward borne ownership, as disclosed by
this survey, indicates an appreciable
era of increased prosperity for North
Associations now have requests for
loans to build homes and pay olf mort
gages amounting to more than $18,000,-
000, the survey shows.
The easy weekly os monthly pay
ment'plan has taught the principles of
thrift to’ thousands, Mr. Moore be
lieves. and has inculcated the spirit of
saving into hundreds of citizens, who
otherwise would have neglected their
The home owning activities and the
prosperity nmong the Building Trade in
various sections of the State are in
dicated by 'the requests made of Build
ing and Loan Associations to further
Law Lays Heavy Hand Upoo Two
Charlotte, July 22.—The law laid a
heavy hand upon E. O. and V. P. Isen
hour, brothers, well-known farmers of
, Paw Creek township in superior court
. when Judge T. D. Bryson - sentenced
them to serve 14 months each on the
county roads, after having been convicted
of keeping liquor for sale.
The jury convicted them in court last
week and judgment Was held open. The
brothers were arrested by the rural po
lice when each waa found in the posses
sion of about five gallons of whiskey.
R. L. Hast* to Resign Friday aa Anti
jhiMM I fnmu Head.
Raleigh, July 22,-Rev. R. L. Davis
will formally Mtader his resignation
when the Anti-Saloon league directors
meet here Friday. HU successor will be
C, *Mr n Davis will retire about November
1. HU health governs him In this
choice. He has sewed 20 years as head
of the league. Iu that time North Caro-
CONCORD, N. C„ THU RSDAY, JULY 23, 1925
* CROP FORECAST IS *,
* SOMEWHAT LOWER. W
IK (Ry the Associated Press) IK
JK Washington, July 23.—This IK 1
IK year's cotton crop, which early gave JK*
)K indications of being one of th* Urg- IK,
SK est ever growD, declined dufing the SK J
iK three weeks ending July ltlth to the SK
)K extent of 751.000 bales. In its sec- SK
IK ond forecast of the season today the )K
IK Department of Agriculture forecast- 3K
IK rd the imKcated crop to be 15,588,- ’M
)K COO equivalent 500-pound bales. IK
* •• ■ •
WORLD'S GREATEST DETECTIVE
Notorious ThPf WTi Become Si World’s
First Great DetretivK
Paris. July 23—Several of )hc Par
is newspaper todav esl'ed attention to
the fact that this is the 150th anniver
sary of the birth of Francois Emetic Vl
doeq. the notorious thief who became
the world's greatest detective, and who
inid the foundation for the remarkable
syattefi of police supervision which still
prevai'o In Paris. „
When Vidocq was a boy at Arras, and
in &U youth, all France suffered from
the lawlessness and crime that resulted
for the Revolution. On the night that.
Vidocq was born there was a terrible tem
pest and thunder storm, and the old
mid-wife who assisted lit his birth pre
dicted that the boy would have a life of
strange adventure, wild experiences and
much hard fortune.
Without being wicked by nature,
Francois Vidocq drifted into evil among
the bnd influences that surrounded him.
and his father was unwise in his courses
wit* the boy. Early in youth he desired
to go' to America, nnd thus, breaking
away from present associates, be able
to begin life afresh under hearthful mor
The eider Vidocq, who was a baker,
would not help his eon to carry out his
plan. Go Francois stole a large sum from
his mother, ran away to Ostend to get
a ship, and was in turn robbed on the
eve of sailing, and thus prevented from
carrying out his plans, He drfted into
the army and fought under Kellerman.
For a time he had better fortunes, and
at 18 was an officer.
But his evil genius kept him in con
stant difficulties, and for years he was
in nnd out of prison, and his constant
asociates were the most hardened cri
minals. He hated this life, and when he
received a long sentence on perjury ’evi
dence. he thought of a plan that might
be of service to him.
He offered his service**, to the chief of
police in Paris, jo aid in tracking erirn
imils aiul making the pitg safer for hon-
Wd people. atfd*m tbtHin'fi'ge'for Whet lie
no,ild do.' be wad, of course, to be re
leased from Brest.
II!s offer was accepted, for no <—im
inat in Frnnce was more skilled in dis
guise of every sort than he. and' to him
the languages of the underworld were
thoroughly familiar. So he founded a
system with secret agents to work for
him. and these he gathered from among
the notable leaders of the criminal class.
For nenrly 20 years Francois directed
the. detective force under, the system be
founded, and then under a new admini
stration lost his position.
Still intent on being of service to
society. Ydocq went t#> St. Mande,
France, and started an extensive manu
factory of paper and cardboard. The peo
ple he employed were the unfortunate
men and women whq had served sentences
in prison and whom no other emn’oyer
would engage to work.
For some years all went well, and
then the Government began to object to
having centered at one place so many
persons with evil records. It was not
long till this resulted in the failure of
Vidocq and the collapse of the enterprise
which ,he had founded.
He again entered the service • f the
without any real authority. Once in
iiis life he was signally honored. The
Min ster of the Interior commended him
f.ir his labors, and "Louis Philippe, the
Citizen King, personally received him
ajd thanked him. The death of the great
detective occurred in Paris in 1857.
Famous Yellowstone Geyser Slightly
Slows Dp Activity.
(By the Associated Frees)
Yellowstone National Park, July 23.
—Even Old Faithful, supposed to be the
most constant, gnd certainly the most
celebrated geyser in the world, is under
going changes. This year Old Faithful is
erupting every 67 minutes and his out
bursts last for about five minutes. In
the memory of lving scientists this gey
ser became active every 80 minutes, and
there Is much speculation as to changes
beneath the earth’ surface which are
slowing down this old wonder.
Many geysers in the basin of the Fire
Hole River, the greatest geyser area in
the world, have ceased shooting entire
ly within the last 50 years, while others
which were formerly nactlve are again
shooting. Old Faithful still sends steam
and water into the air to a height of
150 to 200 feet and is surrounded day
and night by throngs of tourists await
ing his outbursts.
Wanda Hawley to Wed Manager of a
key. motion picture actress, and A. Stuart
Wilkinson, general manager of the Em
bassy Pictures Corporation, were named
aa principals here yesterday in a mar
riage license. She gave her age as 28
and Wilkinson his as 83. The cere
mony is set for some time this week, they
In 1552, William Tyndale Mid, “Ifi
God spare my life, ere many years I
will cause a boy that driveth a plow shall
know more of the Scripture than thou
doest.” That ia why thia year, 1025, is
the 400th aunlveraary of the completion
of Tyndale’a Bible. Just 86 years later,
| the Authorized Version appeared.
Eskimos do not drink oil. They ac
tually consume less "food tor power” than
the average Scotchman or Norwegian,
He Has; Seven
J...11M .P iw' jri.
i \ BP jMj 1
v m jjlk
James'Dickon o*JrTagea l*ot Wat,' plenti
fully supplied ith grandparents than any other lad in the country. Ho
has It. Mares' ! whom are grandmothers. Above, they are: Top row.
left to right, fra; Susan Emmoni, Mr*. Mary Dickenson. Mrs. Mary
(Beardsley and Ira. Mary Oenaal, an great grandmothers; bottom row.'
FWLtojfjfcfr 1 ia. Helen Beardsley. Mrs. Mary Brittain and Mra.. Roth
'Dickenson.*James la In front. ' ~
RALEIGH PEON ! ALARMED '
OVER MAI DOG SITUATION
Dog Census Being token and Muzzles
(By (be AUMtal.il Frees>
Raleigh, N. C„ July 23.—Raleigh's
present "mad dog” stare resulting from
the death of 0-year-«ld W. H. Wynne.
Jr., following a brief illness with rabies,
has caused many inquiries to oe made
at the State Laboratory of Hygiene,
where dogs’ heads are examined and
from whieh the Pasteur treatment is
sent into all parts of the State. A dog
census is in progress here, as another
result. Muzzles are in demand. The
people are mildly alarmed, the police
However, Dr. C;. A.j Shore, of the State
Laboratory of Hygiene, today stated
that the Pasteur treatment was "prob
ably the moot absolute" of any im
munizing inoculations.: He stated that it
was “certainly as absolute.”
In this connection, it. waa brought
out that during the period beginning
with W2l nnd endfflfe' With the Ararat*
months of 1925, toe State Laboratory
had administered 4,873 treatments. Dr.
F. M. Register, of the State Depart
ment of Health, in charge of vital sta
tistics, announced that from 1!)21 to
1024. inclusive, there were only twelve
deaths from rabies throughout the State.
He stated that these, in ail probability,
could have been prevented, had the
Pasteur treatment been administered to
the victims in time. In this connection,
he said he would impress on the people
of the State the advisability of “taking
no chances.” He said that the Pasteur
treatment, which is made and distribut
ed by the State Laboratory of Hygiene,
should be taken upon the slightest suspi
cion of a persbon's aving been exposed
to a rabid dog.
ARMY PLANES RESUME
TRIP TO THE COAST
Leave Salt Lake City Under Perfect Fly
ing Conditions.—Making Test Flight.
(By the Associated Press)
Salt lake. City. July 23.—The six II
S. Army airplanes Hying over the air
mail route from Mt. Clemens. Mich., to
San Francisco, hopped off at 8:30 this
morning. The next scheduled stop is
Perfect flying weather prevailed. They
arrived late yesterday -from Cheyenne.
Wyo., after a delay at Bock Springs.
Wyo., because of a rain storm.
Southern Will Extend Blocs Signal
Atlanta. Ga.. July 23.—Improved
automatic electric bloek signal pro
tection for 5(13.0 miles of line of the
Southern Railway System has been
authorized by the management and
installation of the necessary apparatus
will be started immediately.
The line between Morristown, Tenn..
and Biltmore, N. 0.. 98 miles, will be
equipped with signals of the new three
color light type. Signals of the same
type will be installed on the double
track lino between Morristown and
of-the three' posftion. upper quadrant
signals now in service.
On the double track line between At
lanta and Austell. Ga., 18 miles, color
light signals will be substituted for the
three position signals now In service,
giving, continuous protection by the
color light signals on the entire line of
187 miles between Birmingham and At
j On the line between Cincinnati and
■Meridian, Maas., three position, upper
quadrant signals will be installed
. wherever signals of other types are now
in service. This will involve changing
. the signals ou 215.3 miles between
l Cincinnati ad Chattanooga and on 195
. miles between Chattanooga and Meri-
I dian. On completion of the work, the
.'• entire tine between Cincinnati and
■ Chattanooga, 833.5 miles, will be equip
ped with signals of the three position,
upper qnadrant type.
Shenandoah Off ter Flight.
(By the AumMM Press)
Lakehuret, N. J.. July 28.—The navy
dirigible Shenandoah sailed at 8 a. m.,
standard time, today for maneuvers with
ship* of the Atlantic Heed off the eqkst
iof ‘Virgina. The craft will be moored
to ahe cruiaer Patokaf at Newport News
and will be away from the station fo*
Mias Annie Str der, es Elmwood, is
the day ia Concord.
’ SHIP BELIEVED TO BE
RUM RUNNER, RAMMED
Oil Tank Steamer Edward Lnckenbach
Rammed Three Mast Schooner Off New
York Early Today.
(By the Associated Frees.)
New York, July 23.—A three-mast
schooner believed to be one of the few
remaining vessels in rum row, was
rammed by the oil tanker Edward Luck
enbach early today but radio messages
this morning indicate she was stil afloat.
Earlier messages from the Luckenbacli
said the schooner' seemed to sink rapidly
after the collision and that search for
her in the low visibility revealed nothing.
Later, however, the wireless telegraph
picked up messages from a steamer whose
radio operator said she was the Bossum,
saying she was standing by the schooner
whose captain refused aid.
The operator of the "Bossum” also said
the Luckenbach and the coast guard cut
ter Seneca which bitd been ordered to the
scene, had resumed their courses.
The collision occurred sixteen miles
•aouth. of *taktmci. iigta atop. « flubw-Ito .
ward C. Luckenbach, an 8,000 ton ves
sel, sailed from New York last night for
Los Angeles and San Francisco. She
reported only slight damage above the
The “Bossum” is due to be the Dutch
freighter Bossum which clearned from
New Y'ork last night for New Orleans.
AT FURNITURE SHOW
Much Interest Being Manifested In Mid
summer Market Exposition at High
(By the Associated Press)
High Point, July 23.—Seventy-five buy
ers registered this morning at the mid
summer market which opened Monday in
the Southern Furniture Exposition build
Thirty of the buyers tregistering today
were from North Carolina. The others
are from Texas, Florida, Maryand. Vir
ginia, Alabama. New Jersey and Georgia.
"These men are here to buy furniture,”
said Charles F. Long, manager of the
exposition building. "They are not just
looking, but are putting in orders.”
Business has been good during the four
days of the market. More than 300
furniture dealers i already have visited
tiie exposition building this week. They
are arriving on every train. More than
twenty states have been represented since
Monday, The exposition will continue
through next week.
FOUR PERSONS KILLED
DURING SEVERE STORM
Oops Were Damaged in Some New Eng
land state*, Also, as Result of Wind
and Rain. \
(By the Associated Press)
New Y’ork, July 23.—Four persons
were killed by lightning in metropolitan
New York and South New Jersey yester
day, crops of tobacco, grain and hay
were flattened, by a severe rainstorm in
New England and upstate New York.
There were no fatalities in New Eng
land but the storm late yesterday swept
down barns, flooded streets and celkirs,
and washed out railroad tracks. Trolley
service and wire communication were im
British Naval Plana. -
(2/ the Associated Press)
London, July 23.—Prime Minister
Stanly Baldwin announced in the House
of Commons today that the British gov
ernment’s naval construction program in
cluded two cruisers to be laid down next
October, two next February, anil three
yearly thereafter, mak : ng four cruisers
to be constructed thia financial year and
The British government also has decid
ed upon the annual construction of nine
destroyers and six submarines, together
with certain auriiiar yvessels beginning
with the financial year 1926-1927, this
program to be continued through the life
of the present cabinet.
Cat Adopts Small Rabbit as Playmate
Winston-Salem, July 22.—A citizen of
King, a small village in Stokes county,
owns a cat that has adopted a young
rabbit as a member of her kitten family
of three, parties here today from that
town reported. Hundreds of people are
visiting the owner's home to see the
mother eat caring for the tittle rabbit
just tike she does for her own off
* COTTON PRICES
& JUMP *7AO A BALE *
& (By the Associated Press)
IK New Orleans, July 23. —C<inS' llUi
)K advanced $7.50- a bale in oxcil.wiS
IK tiading on the New Orleans cotton *K
?K exchange today after receipt of the )K
IK government rtqwrt od the new crop. IK
5K $5 Jump at New York. #
SK New Y’ork, July 23. —Cotton IK
IK prices jumped approximately If 3 il
,SK bale today on heavy general buy- )K
jK ing and covering by shorts on receipt )K
IK of an nnexpeeted adverse govern- JK
■K ment cotton crop report. JK
AMERICAN FLEET IS
GIVEN FINE WELCOME
People in Melbourne and Sidney, Austra
lia, on Hand to Greet the Americans.
(By the Associated Press)
San Francisco, July 23. —Great pop
[ular demonstrations greeted the arrival
■ today of detachments of she American
I fleet at Melbourne and Sidney, Austra
Thousands of persons crowded vant--
age points along the shore line of each
city as the visiting warships found har
bor in the commonwealth waters.
Aerial demonstrations featured the
welcome, Australian seaplanes joining the
American fliers in escorting the Ameri
can vessels into port.
Cable advices from Sidney estimated
that, more than 300.000 persons witnessed
the arriyal there of eight of I’ncle Sam’s
sea fighters and three auxiliaries, de- ■
dared this section of flying forces as
one touching the imagination of the peo
ple as illustrating the comradeship be-1
tween the two. nations.
Elaborate reception programs have been
arranged, and visiting middies will find
a continuous round of public and pri
vate entertainment awaiting them.
INNOVATION IS MADE
IN LIBRARY SERVICE
Truck Load of Books Leaves Raleigh
and Will Be Driven Right Up to the
Raleigh, July 22.—The first truck load
of books for county library service left
Raleigh at noon today with Tom Pettey,
the huge 14-year-old nephew of Miss An
nie Pettey, of the library commission
driving the big bus. The truck carried
700 volumes. Everything was in it.
Papini’s Christ was prominent in the
The first stop is in Asheboro, then
Moore and Montgomery will be visited.
The books will be driven squarely up to
the rural house, the readers will be loaned
turned. Miss Pettey goes with the big
cart. % ,
It id the first effort to carry literature
on wheels. Before setting out the pho
tographer snapped the party and it was,
off. Much is expected from this ven
PRESIDENT TO DELAY
RETURN TO WASHINGTON
Believed Now the Changes to White
House Will Not Have Been Completed
Before September First.
(By the Associated Press)
Swampsoott, Mass., July 23.—Definite
information has been received here that
the White House, which is undergoing ex
tensive repairs, will not be ready for
occupancy by President and Mrs. Cool
idge before September Ist. As a result,
it is expected, they will prolong their
stay iu Nwe England until then and per
haps until after labor Day.
While the President has not committed
himself as to the probable date of his re
turn to the capital he is known to be
anxious to escape the heat which he
probably would encounter if he returns
before September Ist.
FACES TRIAL FOR Ml RDER
COMMITTED 21 YEARS AGO
Samuel Brown Win Be Carried Back to
South Carolina to Stand Trial.
(By (he Associated Press)
Jefferson, City, July 23.—After 21
years of freedom, Samuel Brown, arrest
ed recently in St. Louis, must return to
South Carolina for trial on a charge of
Governor Samuel Baker today honored
a requisition from the Governor of South
Carolina for Brown's return.
Brown is charged with shooting and
kilting Allen Hethiugton, near Meggett,
S. C.. August 18. 1904.
After the killing he disaplieared.
With Our Advertisers.
Cleaning out of ail summer merchan
dise at Efird's.
-Fresh fish, juicy steaks, excellent
roasts at J. F. Dayvault & Bros. Phones
85 and 524.
On Saturday, for one day only, H. B.
Wilkinson will sell you a $17.50 floor
lamp for only $12.18 cash. These are
the very latest styles. No phone orders
A representative of E. V. Price & Co.,
will be at the Browns-Canon Co.’s Fri
day and Saturday, at which will be
seen a special showing of fine tailoring.
Spartan Dairy Feed sold by Cabar
rus Cash Grocery Co. is an excellent feed.
Concord Theatre today and tomorrow,
Irene Rich in “Behold This Woman.”
Extra added attraction, the Great Dal
Young Cutter Indicted.
(By the Associated Press)
Charlotte, July 23.—John Hastings
Cutter, young son of J. H. Cutter, mil
lionaire cotton broken and real estate
owner .of Charlotte, was indicted at noon
here today by a grand jury in a special
report to the presiding judge. The in
dictment charged larceny.
Prague has fitted up a new marriage
chapel in its old city hall because an
' unknown soldier was buried in the chap
el where marriages formerely were held.
A new thermometer registers accurate
ly temperatures as tow as .780 degrees
below zero, Fahrenheit.
• TODAY'S m
9 NEWS 9
.9 TODAY «
SEED BY BANDITS
Morgan Palmer Killed While
Defending His Property
Against the Bandits Who
Fought Him on July 20th.
DR. HOWARD NOW
IS BEING HELD
He Is An Eye Specialist At*
tached to the Rockefeller
Hospital—Ask That Troops
Help the Americans.
(By the Associated Press)
Peking, July 23.—Morgan Palmer, an
American, has been killed by bandits at
his ranch on the Sungari River near Har
bin. I)r. Howard, an eye specialist, at
tached Co the Rockefeller Hospital, was
captured at the same time.
Consular advices from Kalgan state
that Palmer was killed on July 20th while
defending his property against bandits.
Mr. Palmer and his mother, Hr, Howard
and his son James, an American named
Baldwin of Calgnn. Chihli province, to
gether with his wife and children were
visiting Palmer’s ranch, which is in
Manchurian province of Kiren, when the
attack was made. The consular advices
said that Dr. Howard last night was still
in activities, the are “safe for
the present,’ but their whereabouts not
known. The American consul at Muk
den, Samuel Sokobin, has gone to see the
military governor of Kiren in an effort to
effect the release of Dr. Howard.
TO DISCUSS EXTENSION
OP SEABOARD AIR LINE
May Dink Dp Rutherfordton and Hen
dersonville.—To Built Tourist Hostel
Asheville, July 22.—The presence of
high officials of the Seaboard Air Line
railway, Who are expected to discuss
plans for the extension of rail lines from
Rutherfordton to the metropolis of Hen
derson county, and announcement of J.
C. Stoltt. owner of the Fleetwood Hotel,
Miami. Fla., of his decision to erect a
tom-ad ht tel in . Hendersonville costing
oyer a mUlitm dolterfaaßAAuad&eeshK^
feature the banquet (o be given twenty
flve business men by the Hendersonville
Chamber of Commerce Saturday evening,
it has been learned here.
From another source, not confirmed, it
was learned that in the event the move
ment to have the Seaboard extend its
lines to Hendersonville proved success
ful. efforts will be made to link Hender
sonville with the proposed Duke exten
sion of the Piedmont ami Northern rail
way from Charlotte. It was declared
that an expenditure by J. R. Duke of
fifteen million dollars in extension of his
railway might very likely mean that
Chimney Rook and Hendersonville would
be included in the new project. The
proposed system would connect Winston-
Salem and Charlotte.
LUTHERAN MINISTER GAINS
ACQUITTAL IN LINCOLNTON
Hard Fight Made Against Rev. A. C.
Lynn For Killing Tooth With Car.
Lincoln ton, July 22.—The jury in the
case of Rev. A. C. Lynrtf Lutheran
minister of Cherryville. tried in superior
court here today on the charge of man
slaughter, brought in a verdict of not
guilty late this afternoon, the vote being
unanimous for acquittal on first ballot.
The manslaughter charge brought by
the state against Rev. Mr. Lynn re
sulted from an automobile accident last
March at Crouse. Lincoln county, when
the car of the defendant ran over and
killed the 10-year-old son of Cleveland
Crouse, of Crouse. The case wae hard
fought, the defendant being represented
by Attorneys C. R. Hoey and C. A.
Jonas. The state was represented by
Solicitor Huffman, assisted by Attor
neys George W. Wilson. John C.
Stw/upe and John W. Aiken.
Rutherfordton Farmer Dies from Son
Rutherfordton, July 22.—Harrison
Blackwell, who lived near the Polk
county line in the Pea Ridge section,
died yesterday as a result of a sun
stroke. He was in the fields at work
when he became very hot and went to
the house, asked his wife to pour cold
water on the back of bis head, which
she did. He died within a few hours. He
was about 30 years of age and had been
married about two months. He was a
well known and highly respited young
To Launch Drive From Tin.
(By the A—eelated Frees)
Fex, Judy 23.-*Gen. Stanislaus Nauliu,
the new French eommauder-in-chief, has
decided to go to Tain instead of Ouema,
and from the former point launch the
I French offensive to m*ke Abdel Krim
sue for peace.
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