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(Continue.l L'.oni First I'n/ge.)
port be, al this time, torwardod to
you tor your consideration, with tho
buggesllon that the incoming Council
tUke these most Important mattere up
.it the plop, i t'no ami j,1 <,s. . 11. .vo. ii
3 tui. Youi committee went ut length
into tin' question o( the curricula In
the elementary gruues In oruer to
termtne whethct oi not the same could
be bettered and a more practical dud
efficient cQUlso suggested in Heu or
that now in vogue, its required by
thu second section ol tin- resolution un?
der which it ?its acting.
(b). Voui committee Is of opinion
that conditions in the elementary
grades ol schools, where about SO per
cent of the school population receive
their entire education, are not what
they should be in the several grades.
The present course of study Is not
preparing oui children to earn a liv?
ing or giving them tho fundamental
education desired. Many grades are
unquestionably overcrowded In course
of stuly as well as In the number of
pupils, and tnch.- cbu it be Improved
by eliminating parts ..t the course
which are t.,.j hard dliHi Hit for tno
average pupil, and by giving more time
to the regular subjects, in all of the
lower grades the course is too crowded
and ti;.- subjects too varied to teach
with thai degree of thoroughness neces?
sary. The time allotted to the essen?
tials has been materially decreased in
thu last few years, which, In the
opinion of your committee. Is a serious
detriment to tin- proper training of
tho ? in.dien.
(cj. Your committee Is convinced that
supervised writing which in now
? h Itted in the nrsi grade should by all
means bo Introduced In that grade, and
more time given to same In all the
'di. That the course In reading
throughout tne entire school should be
revised and a course graduated in ac?
cordance with the capacity of the chil?
dren In the several grade? Introduced,
*ud mori attention given to teaching
the meaning and understanding of the
(,e). That the arithmetic coirse In tho
primary grid's should be confined to
the t'.'n fundamental principles and a
ugh drill given to secure accuracy
and rapidity, Omitting during the first
three years problems of more than one
(f). In the grammar grades in ralth
metlc all work wh'ch is not of prac
ti'.il value, ?ich as compound propor?
tion, partial payments and difficult
problems in stocks and bonds should
be eliminated from the course ;n those
years. The text books In arlthinetio
are not the best, and should t< super-,
scded by better jtrad'd text books.
< K '? Your committee Is also convinced
that tr.. course Of spelling Is too long
for the time allotted, and many of tho
words too difficult In th? several grades, i
hi. Tin- drawing and manual train-J
lng should !?? omitted during thy first
three years, and that time applied to
the more Important studies, and that
whatever Instruction Is given In draw?
ing and manual iralniriK In the remain?
ing grades should bo done entirely
b> speclkl teaohcrs, and the touise
should b. practical and systematically
progressive, thus giving some substan?
tial training if any Is attempted
Mi Ti I nlcal music should not be
attempted during the first three years]
and !?... allotment of time should be ,
made physical exercise, but tame ?
: : be left In th- discretion of the
teacher, and In the higher grades th? !
< haraCti i ol ? xerclse? are not such
ni should be conducted In a mixed class
of boys and girls, and when the pupils I
me not properly attired for that char-I
a tci ol gymnastics,
<)i Your committee has been struck,
tl ighout this Investigation by the
apparent lack of cheerful and syste
.:: ???operation between th- school
pfticlals? hoard, principals and teach
? i . .,nd feej that the teachers have not
bec'n given that latitude In the conduct
Of thell classei which is necessary for,
proper education Of our children.
They havi been tied down by rigid
rul-s atld regulations and over-crowded
courses. Which halve s tendency to dis- |
hearten and demoralize both teacher j
ii id j ipils.
(k) The group method as introdure.l
should hot be a compulsory measure
and should only be employed In such
giade* and rooms as the superinten?
dent thinks it can be successfully oper- I
t The City School Board should be-;
?ome more deeply interested In school;
Dunne all the proc-sie? of canufac
ture, Irora flakiag to packing;, crrer
touch human hands?everything done
ly automatic Btachlncrj*
GIVE DOTH CONSUMER
A SQUARE DEAL!
Washington cni,< CUT OFF ONE
THIKfJ THE HIGH COST OF
LIVING for cereal food?hence out
bia tales to cuilicnt ai.d millions o!
" Fir.t in the HOMF.S
fifjl o( hit Countrymen"
'?Yes, I've been working on
automobiles ever since they
were invented and I've never
found a better auto oil than
It leaves practically no carbon."
For Safe Everywhere
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
(Incorporated in New Jcrter)
UNITED STATES SOLDIERS PLAYING THE WAR GAME
?m,m? ,.p nni.,AI)ir.n.f;f.VKIlAI- TWKfr " bli"' Member* of ? Pine roKln.ent In Ion* In the centre General Ta.ker H. Bit,., ehlef nmplre. and on M? rl?h. Mhert
Commanding on '.o.rr^r, IMnnd. rrbo |. In command of the manoeuvres, hike acre* fleld, bill and dale to get L. MI11?. In rommnn.l of the Dine nrmj.
>'?","|^f'" m"""' '""-'rue,lnK a bridge nicr . Connecticut ,t,enm. ,.rnrrnI vl(MT <>f thc cnm? of ? B,1IC rOBlrufnt nrnr Stratford, , ,?,?.
O.V THE FT HI Nr; LIVE.
I or KIERS WITH MOTORCY4 LES.
Manoeuvre Headquarters, Newton
Conn. August 16.?Several hundred
thousand hypothetical u oops, Mu,uOu
of thein marching west from Now Hcd
lord. Mass., to reinforce the army of
Invasion, and the othcis hurrying u;>
in. Hudson Valley to aid the few reg?
iments protecting New York City, were
the most important factors to-dav in
the Connecticut war game. Louring that
thv mall; Invading army, which landed
at New Bedford A week ago, was
marching to strengthen his centre.
'General Smith, commander of the Reds,
decided to delay a frontal attack uiu..
to-morrow. At the. same time word
cam.- to General Mills of the Blues that
a provisional army hastily recruited
by the country's, defenders had march
1 ed far enough up the Hudson Valley
to protect his rear, and that New York
? was secure from attack by way of Long
Island Sound Lhore.
The- general engagement which will
conclude the Connecticut Manoeuvres
c tmpaign really began to-day. but the
climax will not come until to-morrow.
At that time the Red army. 19,00?
j strong, but only the advance guard of
tilt- 200,000 men, theoretically, close be?
hind, will be hurled against the centre
of the little Blue army, stronglv en?
trenched on the hills and ridges of
NV-wton and Redding. The plan of the
invaders la to march on Brewsters, N.
V., there to make a demonstration on
tho New York watershed. West Point
and New York City itsoif.
To-day both commanders manoeuvred
large bodies of Infantry and cavalry,
t-ut General Mills did not accept the
enemy's challenge to move out of his
strong position. The lighting, almost
entirely between cavalrv, was spec?
tacular, but Indecisive.
matters and In the welfare of our I
schools, and should keep In very < lose
'.ouch with the teachers as well us :hd
pi Incipals, a thins which It seems '..at
they have thought entirely unnecessary
In the past, an: the superintendent
should have such assistance in his of?
fice as will permit 1.1m to give his time
to the personal supervslon uf the
schools instead of supervising teachers
being- intrusted with this important
5. The Council sho'ild he advised of
the manner of the expenditure ot .vl
funds appropriated by them, and should
be Kept in close touch with the man?
ag, nient of tiie schools.
ci. Principals should do sufficient
classroom work to enable them, bj
ntact with the children, to learn the
citlicultlcs to be overcome and problems
??I be solv.d by the teachers, andshoulj
lie required to n;\o more sympathatic
advice and Intelligent assistance to th-.
c-orp? of teachers under them. Th's
seems to have been sadly lacking from
the information your committee has
been able to gather.
i. The teachers should be alli'tcd
all possible latitude in their class?
rooms and their suggestions with refer,
ence to the course of study and Im?
provement 01 conditions should rccc'.v
careful arid respectful consideration
of the school officials, which also seems
to be lacking in our system.
S. Your committee la In receipt, by
reference of your body, of a communi?
cation from the East End Citizens' As?
sociation, which they return herewith.
This paper calls attention to unrea- j
sonable rubs laid down fur the guid?
ance of the school teachers of our
city. Your committee, because of lack
of time, could not go into this matter,
but suggests that the same should
be considered along With the other
matters which your committee did not
have time to Investigate.
In conclusion, your committee b< ga
leave to submit herewith a transcript
of the evidence taken before it, and
to recommend the adoption of the uc
Ompanylng resolution marked "\."
GILBEHT K. POLLOCK,
JOSEPH N KAIN,
JOHN .1 MITCIIRLL,
JOHN HIHSl IHBF.RG,
Mr. Fuller's Dissenting Vie WS.
In an able ami carefully prepared
pap.r Mr. Fuller stated the reasons
which led himself and Mr. Gunst to
dissent from the findings Of the com?
mittee, The statement follows in
First?The Question of Salaries.
At the first meeting held by the
committee, it teemed to be the oplnloe
that the question of salaries needed
no investigation, as the action of the
Council by appropriations had In?
creased the salrlcs of the teachers.
J The committee decided to take up
this question?the curriculum of the
schools. liuring the sixteen tosstons
held, there were heard four patrOQS,
nine teachers, seven principals, tho
Assistant Superintendent, the Superin?
tendent; Dr, P. P. Ciaxton, Commis?
sioner of Education of the United
Slates. We submit that an extensive*
Inquiry made Into the nature of
; the curriculum, timo allotments, as
well as methods of Instruction. It
j was demonstrated that some ,;f. the
I teachers objected to some of the newer
; subjects in the curriculum anil the
i newer methods being used (particu?
larly the group system i. We believe
that elimination of any of the sub?
jects in the present curriculum would
be a backward and reactionary step.
The information w?n brought out by
[Dr. Chandler, tho Suoer'ntendent of
the Public Schools of the city of Rich?
mond, and clearly substantiated by
the testimony of Dr. Claxton, Com?
missioner of Education of the United
Stntes, that a great change of condi?
tions has come over the country with?
in the last ten or twenty years,
n.uk'r.g it necessary for the modern
school system to teach the subjects
relating to the real life of the people;
such as manual training and domestic
science. Then, too, the change in the
conditions of living demands physical
education In the schools. And gather?
ing from the expert testimony, we be?
lieve that for nervous children there
should be opcn-aii schools such as are
found in many other cities.
We arc also much impressed with
the suggestion that an effort should ho
made to give proper vocational guid?
ance to pupllf; that Is to say. to fur?
nish instruction preparatory to defi?
nite vocations. It was suggested by
the superintendent that the old .lohn
Smith School be fitted out as a Voca?
tion School for instruction in printing,
salesmanship, mechanical work, etc. 1
There seemed to have been criticism |
that there was too much rote or mass
teaching, and too little individual In
structlon. It appears to us that suc?
cessful operation of the Group System
should regulate this as it would be
a means by which the Individual pupil
can be reached and stimulated, and
individual study can be secured It Is
evident to us that the Group System
has. in some rases, placed much ad?
ditional work upon the teachers In the
assignment of seat work and study,
but we also believe that tho school
board and school authorities, while
having every consideration for Ih'o
teachers, are earnestly acting for the
welfare of the school children of P.leh
mond. and that they believe the In?
troduction of new methods will be of
benefit to the individual pupil.
Several of the niem'aers (T? the Com?
mittee have visited many of the
schools, and witnessed the group s\?
tehi at work In some, and the mass
teaching tn others, and while we are
not educational experts, our opini.,n
from observation is. that the group
K.ystoni is being operated successfully.
We are not unmindful of the burdens
f>f the teachers, and we btllevo that
the work would be far more success?
ful If there was sufficient school room
to reduce the maximum number of
1'uplls in each grade, so that no room
would have more than thirty-five (.15)
We are Impressed with the fact
stated before tho committee that there
are many retarded pupils In the
schools, due to Irregular attendance.
The Timm-nispiifeb vrlll receive,
acknowledge und send to the Nn
j (tonal Democratic treasurer sub?
scriptions to the WIlMin-Marsball
i campaign fund.
Previously acknowledged s.,vt :i:t
I Willie Well Wisher. .',110
I P. K. W hltehend. t 00
I 11. K. vi., for ? II?,>n. (Imps
I nil. Wl*h It were ?1,000.. l 00
I Tolnl .?.102 33
late entry, failure in classes, etc, and
it would seem to us thai this ml&hi
be remedied by providing special'
classes for such retarded pupils.
Information brought out the fact
that the officers of the schools desire
to see the general extension of work
In industrial training, domestic sci?
ence and household arts, but some ot
the teachers who testified seemed to
feel that these subjects were not help?
ful. It would appear from the testi?
mony of I>r. Claxton, T)r. Chandler and
a majority 01 the patrons, teachers
and school officers feel that, while the
object Is to educate "all the < hildrcii
of all the people," anything that re?
lates t? improvement of home life
should bei in the .-chools. Information
was also given to the effect that at
least eighty (SO) per cent of the girls t
of Richmond are to be home-builders
and that they will not be properly edu- i
cited for their home work unless they]
know how to sew. cook and care for i
It was stated that during Ihe last
session teachers were called upon lo do j
special work in the way of manual !
training and drawing and that they |
might not have been prepared Bo to'
teach, it was also shown that a num?
ber of teachers in hand work and draw?
ing had been I . duccd because of ihe
small appropriation made for the man?
ual training department.
We believe that great credit Is due
to the .School Hoard, the superintend?
ent and all other school authorities
and the work of faithful and consci?
entious teachers. Inasmuch as tho
Council has recently been generous In
the Increasing of pay of nil tne teach?
ers, we believe that tho duty devolves
upon the School Board to recognize
the merits of good teachers, paying
I them accordingly.
l.aek nf Harmony.
I As your committee seemed to be of
'the opinion that this was a muter
[entirely for the consideration and
regulation of the School Hoard. It de
! elded hot to take up the question of
lack Of harmony. Ono thing Is cer?
tain, tea. hers should have the spirit
Of modern education, and while doubt?
less conscientious anil faithful from
their Viewpoint, we doubt whether a
system can ever succeed along pro?
gressive or other lines unless teach?
ers act in absolute sympathy and ac?
cord, and .it all times subservient and
loyal to tho School Board, the Super?
intendent of Schools nnd all other
school authorities. And wo bellevo
the School Board should see to It
j that no officer, principal or teacher
; should be allowed to stand In the way
I of the highest efficiency of the schools
j And we further suggest, from the tes
j tlmony given, that to further effici?
ency, meetings between teachers and
principals should bo held under the
direction of the School Board, and If
possible, that a summer school for
teachers should be estutdlshed In Rich?
Mr. Kuller concluded his statement
as follows; "Taking Into considers.
tltm tTTe entire testimony and weigh?
ing it Impartially it is our opinion
; that the pubic school system of Rich
j mond Is much like and equal to the
sys'tems or the principal cities of thfH
Mr. Ounst added at the end: "I
1 concur In the views an submitted by
I Mr. Fuller but would add that 1 fully
agree with the majority report as to
recommending that the incoming
Council continue the investigation of
the matters not gone into by the out?
going committee, the committee hav?
ing only considered the curriculum."
Enjoyable Dance ut Keswlck.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch. ]
Keswlck, Va.. August 16.?Tiie sub?
scription dance given at the Keswlck
Hunt <iuli <ui Tuesday was a charm?
ing iffair The clubhouse was beauti?
fully decorated with club colors, white
and red. anil trailing vines. Those on
the reception committee were Mrs. \V.
C. Reed, M:s. F. M. Randolph, Miss
Randolph and Mrs Thurman. Dell
clops refreshments were served tit 12
This la the second dance given at the
Huh In the past two weeks, and there
will be another one in the near future.
Homo of those present on Tuesday eve?
ning were Mrs. W. t'. Reed, Mrs. Leslie
Reed, of Richmond; Miss Mickey, of
Richmond: Mr. and Mrs. V. M. Ran?
dolph. Miss Randolph, Mrs. Converse.
Dr. ami Mrs Kamill, of Chicago: Mr.!
Hamlll, Dr. and Mrs. Thurman. Mrs. ;
U?ivcock, Mr. nnd Mrs. Austin. Miss]
Reynolds, Mr, and Mrs Warner, the
Messrs. Warner. Mrs. Will Money. Miss
Helen Money. Miss Moiling. Mrs Crtlto I
Money. Miss Isabella Money, Mis.< !
Amelia Money. Mr. Ward. Dr. Nelson.
Mr. and Mrs. Tweihy. Mr. Hanckle. Mr.
and Mrs. Christian; Mortimer Chris?
tian. Robert Jackson, John Jackson. !
Wirt Jackson, Logan Nelson. Mr. Duke,
Miss Loving, Mr. Pettus, Will Money.
Jr., Mr. Belt, Mr. Melton. Mr. and Mrs
Bowers, Miss Klrkpatrlck; Misses Wat
sou. Mr. Sfratton. Misses Bell. Mr. Bell,
Miss Lynn Mr. Pusey, Mr. Cumley, Mr.
Snow. Byrd Page. Douglas Page and
I. I?. C. DELEGATES Ri.KCTBD.
Will Represent s?s^,.x < imptcr nt
Male I oil, . Ill Inn.
Waverly. Va., August 16.?Sussex
chapter. United Daughters of the Con?
federacy, held meeting at Hoiueville I
yesterday and elected Miss Grace W.
West, e.f Waverly, ami Miss Mary Do?
hle, of Sussex Courthouse, delegates
to the State meeting oi the United
Daughters of the Confederacy, which
will convene In Ilarrisonburg in Oc?
A tenant dwelling located In the
yard of Mm Emms c. Griffiths, about
one mile from Waverly, c.iught on tire
yesterday morning, but the Are was
extinguished before the damage had
? xcecdeJ. $100 The loss was covered
Rev. I Ia nie 1 A. Key, of Norfolk, has
i been conducting revival services dur
I ing this week at Spring Hill Christian
j Church, six miles east of Waverly.
, Tiie attendance has been large, and
the sermons able nnd eloquent.
Tho Waverly baseball team won
over the Petersburg stars, champions
of the- Wire Grass League of Peters?
burg, yesterday by" n score of 7 to 5
on the Waverly diamond, at ( happell
Park The Waverly team has crossed
] bats with slv different teams this sea?
son, and has won every game It has
A number of new hullilitigs are now
in Ihe process of erection In Waverly.
Including a handsome two-story brick
st ..re building, which Is being orectcd
on the corner Of North nnd Main
Street* by Dr. L, o. Vaugh&n.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
Wythevllle, Va., August 16.?When
the eise of tho Commonwealth vs
Sidriti Edwards was called this morn?
ing, on motion of counsel tor the pris?
oner, It wus laid over lo await the
arrival of the prisoner's mother, who
Id on her way from her home In Car?
roll. This action was taken because
iIn- prisoner wished to consult her at
to tho proposed compromise of the sen?
tence of murder In the secon,| degree
with fifteen years In the penitentiary.
If the case is not compromised. It W'll
bo t ailed tor trial on Tuesday, the 20th,
having been advanced one day to en?
able the sheriff to secure the venire
i ; fifty from the west end of Gray
son County, as ordered on yesterday,
In the case of Victor Allen. Judge
Staples entered an order directing a
venire of fifty to be summoned from
Montgomery County. returnable on
OPPOSITION 19 STRONG.
Amended Panama Canal Hill 1- Having
Was hlngton. Ausu>t 1*.?Such unexpected
opposition to the amended Panama Canal
hill developed In the House, to-night that
nn adjournment was taken as ihe best
ivay oui of an embarrassing situation. Rep?
resentatives Moore and Olnistcd. of Penn?
sylvania, Republicans, led the attack. They
charged thai the conferee* bud added mat?
ter not passed upon by either the House or
the Senate, nod Insisted that by so doing
had exceeded their authority,
The S<?inte earlier In the day had adopted
the conference report by si vote of rt lo 1?.
ofti r n bard fight, led by Senator Brande
cee. chairman of the Senate conferees, who
lind refused to sign the agreement;
Senator Ftnindegee urged defeat of the
. onferenre report and the passage of a
tempor?r) resnlutlol giving the President
power to operate the rana!
tn the Mouse espeelal ?trrss was laid on
the fact that a provision for the freo entry
Of shipbuilding material Into the canal
rone had been Intected Into the measure.
This. Mr OlntSted argued, was a revenuo
Itim. and could not properly come either
from the Senate or be Included In any gen?
era! bill without the sanction of the House.
The extension of the free toll?- privilege
to Amerl-an ships trading with tho Philip?
pines Samoa and riusm was attacked.
It wus explained that th!? was necusary
to permit American ships trading with
those Islands to entoy th? privileges.
Speaker Clark sought light on the sltua
;!on Finally, seeing There w?? no chance
of progress being mad" fo-nlght. Matorltv
Leader I'nderwood forced an adjournment.
CROPS GREATLY NEED lt\l\
i rnlrnl Piedmont Vlrufnln In Throea
of Serious Drought.
[Special to The Time.' -Dispatch. 1
I.ynchhui sr. Va.. August 16,?Central
Piedmont Virginia Is now In the throes
of the worst droght of the year, and
crops will suffer Irreparable damage if
relief does not come In a general rain
wlthl n.i few days. Already corn and
tobacco havo been materially hurt, tho
damage to corn thus far being reported
j greater than to the tohncco. This sec?
tion has not had a general rain this
summer, but until two weeks ago the.ro
[had been well distributed local raina.
for Sore Feet
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Policemen stand Oil their feet all day anil
know what sore, tender, sweaty, swollen
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ston-, department and general store-.
Write to-dav to Walter Luther Dodge ?.V
Co., 122? S. Wabash Ave? Chicago. 111.,
for free trial packuic of TlZ and enjoy
real foot relief.
Much Speculation as to Successor
[Special to The Times-Dispatch. J
Raleigh. N. August 16:?Specu?
lation as to the probable successor to
Adjutant-General Le'nster. who wa'.i
hurled ?t Statesvllle to-day, is rife
here. Applications to Governor Kt.ch.n.
are now in order, and are understood
to be coming in both Irom csp'runts
personally, and from Intends in be?
half of various military men.
Numbers of military men who uro
not themselves aspirants are urging
that there should .be some sort of an
understanding reached by Governor
Kltchln and Honorable Lochs Cralg,
j who 1? to be the next Governor, so that
the adjutant-generalship can be offered
10 some substantial military man who
could see his way clear to cut loose
from other business and take the
place with the assurance that he would
retain tiie place at least during the
administration of Governor Crotg.
Without this assurance, they argue,
no one really worthy of the place
COUld afford to take It Just for tho
remainder of Governor Kltchln's term
which has only four months to run.
NothiriK has developed yet to Indicate
lust who are the active candidates for
the place. A Raleigh man being men?
tioned is Major .1. J. Bernard. There
Is speculation also as to the promotion
by Assistant Adjutant-General Gordon
Smith, who Is now acting adjutant
general, and there Is mention of the
name of Colonel '/.. I'. Smith, of Fay
Ctteville, he being eiulte an enthusias?
tic military man.
The Thrifton Construction Com?
pany, of Charlotte, his been chartered
twlth $30.000 capital authorized and
Sil.000 subscribed for developing sub?
urban property, operating cotton mills
and mercantile business The Incor
poratora are c I- McLean, Adlal Os
I borne and J. W. Foss. Charters huvo
also beep granted to The Bijou Com?
pany. Greensboro, capital $1.1.000 au?
thorized ami $3,000 subscribed, by C.
C. Collins ind others for moving pic?
ture and vaudeville business; the
Woike Cotto nOii Company, of Gary,
capital $50,000 authorized and $S.0TO
subscribed, be D. If. Bnff.iloe ami
others: the C. T. Weaver Company.
I. 1. Igh, capital $10.000 authorized ana
$500 subscribed, by J. I.. Brown. C. T
Weaver and M.inley W. Tyree. for
promoting newspaper circulation by
voting contests in the l.'nltcvl Slates
and Cmiad.t. the Marsh Drug Company.
Concord. capltil $:.">.000 Authorized
nnd $3.000 sttbserlbed. by M. L. Marsh
The Agricultural Publishing Com?
pany, of Raleigh, which publishes tho
'progressive Farmer, amends its char?
ter by changing its name to the Pro
! gresBlve Farmer Company, and In?
creasing the capital stock from $30.
eOO to $100.000, Editor Clarence Poo
Is the largest stockholder, others be?
ing Dr. B. W. KII gore, .1 s. Pear
ton and Dr. Tait Butler.
I Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
1 Salisbury. N. C August 16.?E. S.
Miller, register of deeds for Rowan
i County, w as seriously burned by an
! explosion of gas In the courthouse In
I Salisbury to->-ay. A gas Jet in a
vault In the sheriff's ofRco was left
' burning last night. Lato In
l tho night the was was cut
off on the mains and the jet left open.
Later it was again turned on and tho
j vault. Which was closed securely. Was
! jammed'ful. of gas. To-day Mr. Millen
I opened the vault and struck a match
! to enable, him to see. and a terrific
'explosion followi-d. The register of
d< ? Is was knocked across the room,
his clothing blown from his body, and
ins hands, neck and face were burned
' to a blister. His hair was badly burn?
ed, and his condition Is precarious,
i Tho explosion also knocked Deputy
Sheriff !'? C, Tolbert, formerly of win
Kton-Snlem, off of a chair across the
' room, but his Injuries are not serious,
i .Mr. Miller was picked up in a h?ir
l conscious condition, and given prompt
1 medical attention. He hat u wife, and
several small children.
! The explosion caused much evclte
tnent In the business >. ctu.ii of .; ,lis ?
I bury. '