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H . THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY NEEDS IT" Monroe Journal PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY VOL 26. No. 1 MONROE, N. C, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1920 $1.50 PER YEAR CASH. LOCAL INTELLIGENCE Latest Happenings In and Around Monroe. Mr. Brooks Myera. is 111 with iuflu enu. The Monroe Iron and Meial com pany has opened a branch oflice at Lenoir. Mr. Fay Eflrd has entered the New England Conservatory of Music at Boston, Mass. Mr. Sebron Polk, well-known clti len of North Monroe, is seriously 'ill with pneumonia. His recovery is ex tremely doubtful. The concensus of opinion among doctors is that the influenza epidemic ie on the wane. Many people are ill, but few new case have developed. Next Saturday will be the last day for listing polls, personal and real property under (he revaluation act for Monroe township. An improvement in the condition of Mr. E. J. Bivens, who has been se riously ill for several weeks, is report ed today. A Republican county convention will be held in the court house Satur day at 12 o'clock to appoint delegates to the state and congressional conven tions. A chairman, secretary and ex ecutive committee will be elected. The Monroe Vulcanising company is offering a ton-tested automobile tube free during the month of Feb ruary to all purchasers of Pennsylva nia Vacuum cup tires. Their offer is on another page of this paper. Mr. and Mrs. Brady Simpson are se riously ill at their home in Uoose Creek township with pneumonia. Lit tle hope is held out for the recovery of Mrs. Simpson, though It is believed Mr. Simpson will manage to success fully combat the disease. Mr. T. L. Crowell, who has been treasurer of the -Masonic Lodge for the past three years resigned last Friday night at their regular meet ing. Mi'. CrowtU's grand-father, the late Col. A. H. Crowell, was treas urer for the lodge for a number of years over forty-five years ago. Mr. Walter McCorkle's loyally to the city came very near costing him his life the other day. He is a mem ber of the fire department, and when the tire alarm was turned in Saturday, which proved to be false, he hastened to the city hall to board the Are wag on. As a result of the exposure he was again taken badly ill. Bigamy Is alleged In an action for divorce, instituted by Enoch Hart, colored, against his wife, Francis Perry, which has been set for the February term. of court, which con venes here Feb. 16. Enoch was mar ried October 26. 1906. Since then he learned that Francis had a living hus band. Mr. Ray Fundnrburk. county super intendent, Is ill with influenza and will not be able to be at his oflice this week. The tetv.'hers' meeting has been post pnn rd until further notice. II r. FimderbiirU requests teachers to be prepared to stand aa examination on DavlV "Work of the Teacher," which will he given in a few weeks. Au airship passed over Monroe yes- K'filay afternoon. It was thought by some to have been operated by Lieut. Melviti B. Ma) nurd, the "Flying Par son," who, the papers announced a few days ago, was coming to North Carolina to secure recruits for the army. However, it was learned this morning that he was In New York state. Mr. George Helms died yesterday at his home on Wadesboro avenue at the advanced age of 69 years. He had been 111 about a week. Funeral ser vices were conducted this afternoon ' at 3 o'clock by his pastor, Rev. John j W. Moore, and interment was In the Monroe cemetery. He Is survived by' his wife and two tiona, Messrs. Rufus i and Luther Helms. The deceased was: a good citizen. For a number of years he was miller for J. Shute k Sons, and was In their employ when he had the misfortune to lose his right arm. The Gordon Insurance and Invest ment Company continues to win rec ognition from the Philadelphia Life Insurance Company, whom they rep resent In the two Carolina. Georgia and Florida. The latest is a silver loving cup. which is on display In the Monroe Hardware Company window. On it is the following inscription: "Presented to th Gordon Insurance and Investment Company, State Agts. for North and South Carolina for the Philadelphia Life Insurance Compa ny, In honor of their producing Ave millions of paid insurance business during the year 1919." Mr. T. B. Sullivan writes his kins man, Mr. P. B. Blakeney, that he plans to have the Chicago White Sox baseball team, of which he Is part owuer, train at Monroe in the spring of 1921. He has made a couple of visits here in the past twelve months and was so impressed with the cli mate that he desires to bring his players here. Mr. Sullivan Is about sixty years old, is very wealthy, and In good health for a man of his years. He likes North Carolina, having bought a farm near Elizabeth City some years ago. Mr. Sullivan wants one of Mr. Blakeney's boys to accom pany his team on Its South American tour this year. Nitrate of soda will play an im portant part In an Interesting case between a landlord and tenant, which will be heard at the civil term of Su perior court next week. The land lord, Mr. J. Walter Griffin, of Lanes Creek townshin, is suing his tenant. Mr. H. M. Mullls. for half of the crop, alleging that he rented the land on this basis. The tenant, in his answer to the complaint of the defendant, de clares Mr. Wriftin promised to deliver him a certain amount of nitrate of soda to be used on the laud; and that the soda was not delivered to him un til the planting season was over. In consequence of Mr. Griffin's failure to furnish him with nitrate of soda at the proper time, Mr. Mullis says he only delivered one-fourth of the crop to him. The Mutual Banking and Trust Co. is a new corporation, with an author ized capital of $50,000. for Marsh ville. -The incorporators are Messrs. R. C. Newsonie and E. H. Moore. They plan to secure banking quarters in the building now occupied by Mr. J. M. Meigs, tint it will be some time before they can commence business. Mr. Newsonie Is one of Marshville's larg est business men, while Mr. Moore is the Seaboard agent at that place. Mr. J. L. Price, a native of Union county, who has been involved in a number of real estate transactions in Gaston county for the past year or more, is lodged in jail at Gastonia, where he was placed Monday follow ing his arrival from Spartanburg in company with a policeman. Mr. Price was arrested upon warrants sworn out by T. J. Redmond on charges of false pretenses, embezzlement, etc. There are five or six cases, and his bond in each case is $2,000. He was given a hearing this morning. Until recently Mr. Price was considered one of the most prominent business men In Gas tonia. He operated on a large scale, it Is said. He is well known in this county. I.N HEATH OF Dlt. HOWE, M. K. CHURCH LOSES A PIONEER lieloveil Former I 'us tor of Monroe CIiiiitIi Died Monday nt His Home In SnlMmry. There has passed in the death of Dr. J. C. Rowe a beloved and honored ligure from the thinning tanks of Methodism's pioneers, 'thousands to day are mourning the loss of a pers onal friend as well as a spiritual lead er. Every one who knew him respect ed and admired him, but only to those who knew him as a friend were the full treasured of his kindly tpliit re vealed. Always unaffected and sin cere, he wished no higher honor than that of doing his Christian duty, and no richer privilege than his fireside and friends. Rev. John Columbus Rone, D. D., pastor of South Main Street Metho dist church, died at 10:40 a., m Fab. 9th. at hTs home in Salisbury, death being caused by pneumonia which de veloped Saturday. Funeral was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the par sonage In Salisbury. Dr. Rowe was boiu in Providence township. Rowan county, "1 years ago. He had been preaching 43 years and had filled leading pulpits in fie Western N. C. Conference nnd hud been presiding elder of CharU.tte, Sal isbury, Franklin, and Statesville dis tricts, lie vas pastor of Central M. E. rhuivh, Vi nroe, for four jrurs In the etirlv n'-'.-Mes :.nd again for one year In If.ol-IOOl, and presiding ol der several 'urs laier, the memb"" rhip of 1 1:, l itch being unwilling ;o give hi' i up, o wat was their n! tac'iimvit to ' 'm. Though we..k in ! ojy for a number of year.. ther '''' none with more alert tn nt-,l i.iculMe.i, and none that drev u''0'it him .:iore admirers or mora- i fleet lonate friends than oi r beloved Dr. Rowe. His lifo was a ben ediction to all who "iiiew hltn. "None k lev.- him but to love him; No'ie named him but to praise." He was heard to remark during a visit to Monroe that one of the first faces he wanted to see when he enter ed the New Jerusalem was the genial, smiling face of MaJ. L. D. Andrews, who was a life-long friend and who was Instrumental in bringing Dr. Rowe to Monroe for his first pastor ate. No doubt they are to-day clasp ing glad hands In the eternal home where tears and parting are unknown. "It Is not death to die, To leave this weary road, And midst the brotherhod on high To be at home with God. It Is not death to fling Aside this sinful dust, And rise on strong, exulting win?, To live among the just." Dr. Rowe had reached the good age of 71, had reared a large and honored family to whom we extend our deep est sympathv, and has gone to reap the reward he so justly merits. "Servant of God. well done! Rest from thy loved employ; The battla fought, the victory won. Enter thy Master's Joy." The voice at midnight came; He started up to hear; A mortal arrow pierced his frame; He fell, but felt no fear. Tranquil, amid alargis. ' It found him on the field, A veteran slumbering on his arms. Beneath his red-cro-- shield. His sword wa In his hmid. Still warm with recent fight. Ready that moment at command, Through rock and steel to fight. r'h" pilns of death are past, Labor and sorrow cease; And life's long warfare closed at last. His soul Is found In peace. Soldier of Christ, well done. Praise be thy new employ; And while eternal ages run. Rest In thy Saviour's Joy. Mrs. J. Frank Laner. IN 11.1. HEALTH. MRS. HOW. MAX SHOT HERSELF Sl'XDAV This Unfortunate Tragedy Stir Marhville to the IVptlm Mrs. Ibmtnan Very Prominent, and a I u it hi til Church Worker. Marshville. Feb. 9. A tragedy which has thoroughly shocked and grieved the entire community occur red Suuday morning when Mrs. C. L. Bowman shot herself through the heart with a pistol. Mrs. Bowman had been very ill during the past week with Influenza and was broken down from nursing others through the disease when she was taken sick. At times fhe had been delirious, and extremely despondent, saying she was afraid she would never receover. However she was so much better that her family considered her out of dan ger and felt very much relieved over her condition. Sunday morning about ten o'clock her husband thinking she was sleeping tipped out to get more coal for the fire. He had scarcely got ten out of the house when he heard the report and hastened back to find her lying in the closet with the bullet wound in her body. Mrs. Bowman, who before her mar riage was Miss Ruth Marsh, was born and reared Gilboa. She was a daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Marsh and was about thirty-five years old. In June. 1912, she was married to Mr. Charles Lee Bowmen and to them was born one daughter, Louise White, age three years. Having lived all of her life in this vicinity she was well known and universally beloved by the ones with whom she came in contact. She was a devoted member of the Methodist church, giving great at tention to religious affairs, always prompt in attendance at all religious meetings and among the first to go when hearing of anyone in distress or need of help. For years she had been treasurer of the woman's missitlary society of the Methodist church, and was very much Interested In the sub ject of missions. She was a woman of wonderful executive ability and of culm, practical disposition. Her de votion to her little daughter was beautiful and frequently spoken of among her friends. Mr. and Mrs. Bowman had a year or two ago com pleted a lovely home here, and life was full and happv for her surround ed as she was by life long friends and her entire family. The dread disease of Influenza attacked her when she was physically run down to lowest ebb and settling on her nerves caused the . unf otuiuue. act .whieb.awdet -a bright and useful life. She Is survived by her husband and daughter and the following brothers and sisters: Messrs Cull, Benson, Steve, Erastns. and Fess Marsh; Mes damos Ed M. Marsh. Sallie Marsh Griffin, and W. G. Hearon. The In terment will be in the Gilboa ceme tery Monday afternoon. Rev. S. Tay lor conducting the services. ARMENIAN AND SYRIAN RELIEF J BASCOM IIAII.KY, A LEADING I MARSH YII.I.E CITIZEN. DEAD I Fifty passengers were Injured near Savannah. Ga., Sunday, when Sea board train No. 3 was derailed. ' I 'lion County Asked to Adopt Thirty. Three Homeless Children. just seventeen cents per day. iu, this paltry sum and you , vuitilj hardly miss it one starving uiid homeless child of Armenia can be , saved a-id cared for during one year. :lt Is not a big amount but in 365 days the little donation daily will total I ii'( whit ii is sufficient to feed and .tluuie one orphan. Are you going to let such a t malt sum keep you Horn .laving a life! A campaign for the relief of starv ing orphans of the Near East Is now going on In Union county under the direction of Chairman Mrs. J. Frank Laney and she and her workers are trying to put the county over the top. The quota for the county is 33 or phans and every one must be adopted If the county is to keep pace with others In North Carolina. Make your adoptions now and help put the county ahead of others. The chairman is appealing to all generous hearted citizens. Organizations such as women's clubs, fraternal lodges, church societies and circles can easily adopt orphans. Special appeals throughout the country are being made to churches and Sunday schools. State Chairman George H. Bellamy is anxious to have North Carolina "over the top" in advance of every other state in the Union, but he Is counting strongly on Union county to be among the first If not the first to report a full quota raised. Death of Mrs. Thorns. Following a week's illness of In fluenza and pneumonia, Mrs. W. M. Thomas died here at her home near the graded school building Monday morning. She is survived by her hus band, three children, and the follow ing brothers and sisters: Mrs. Ella Montgomery, Mrs. Connie Richard son, Mrs. Odessa Polk, and Messrs. Brady, Roscoe and Mllas Griffin. Mrs. Thomas was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Griffin, and was born In the Mountain Springs com munity about thirty-nine years ago. She was a faithful member of v the Baptist church, a good neighbor and mother. Death of Mrs. James Mills. Mrs. James Mills died Sunday morning at her home three miles east of Pageland after an Illness of four weeks. Her husband and five or six children survive. Funeral services services were conducted Monday morning by Rev. R. W. Cato. and In terment was In the Smyrna cemetery. Deceased was a native of Union coun ty, and was a daughter of .Mrs. Sallie Timmons. She was a Christian wom an, and was liked by everyone for her good qualities. Influenza ami Pneumonia Caused Well-Known Itusinevo Man to Sue cumb Was Only About St Years' Old InnueiiE Situation Better. I Marshville, Feb.9. One of the sad- - . umi ueains to occurr in me History of the town was that of Mr. J. Bas coni Bailey on Sunday morning about eleven o'clock. Mr. Bailey was taken 111 with influenza about two weeks ago and at once developed pneumonia and later pleuresy. Everything that med ical service could do was done to save him, but an all wise God deemed him ready for his eternal reward and took hint home. There was no man in Marshville more generally esteemed than Bascom Bailey. Born and rais ed In Marshville he lived his entire lift within the community and leaves behind him an enviable record of a Mfe well spent. Though only about 30 years old he was one of the fore most business men of the town, being of an industrious disposition. He was for a number of years collected with the United Cash Store then known as the Davis-Ross Co.. but for the past two years he had been a partner of the Bailey-Davis firm. He was ever upright and honorable in his business relations which won for him many friends. Mr. Bailey was a son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Bailey. Early in lire he was married to Miss Annie Marsh. He s a consisent member of the Methodist church and an earn est worker in religious affairs. He rendered valuable servics during the late centenary drive of the church, giving both his time and money. He will be greatly missed in the church, for his place was scarcely ever vacant at a service. His death Just in the prime of young manhood when lifw held so much in store for him is one of the hysterics which the finite hu man cannot comprehend, but which is as it should he coming from Him who doeth all things well. The town is Btirred to the depths of sorrow this morning over the removal of two of the bei;t known and universally he loved of Its members. Mr. Bailey Is survived by his wifv his parents and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. H. T. McBrlde, Misses Kate, Mat tie and Annie Wade Bailey; Ellis Lee, Spofford and Tom Bailey. The fun eral was conducted by Rev. Sey more Taylor of Morven Monday morn ing at eleven o'clock and the Inter ment was In the Marshville cemetery. VY Calvin W. Helms died Sun dfrH Tntrrnrig "at l-hW"homr-a- few miles from town of pneumonia. Mr. Helms was a splendid man, an in dustrious farmer noted for his hon esty, und his death removing from the county such a desirable citizen Is deplored by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife and sev eral children. Funeral arrangements have not been made. The Influenza situation, so fur as the spread of the disease Is con cerned Is better, no new cases having developed within the past forty-eight hot'rs. However a number of cases of pneumonia have developed among tho.ie who are already stricken which is rniiHlng considerable anxiety among the citizens. Dr. Peeler or .sMIsbury and Dr. Lonnle Smith of Polklou are still here doing all they can to re lieve the situation. All of the local doctors are once more able to go, and three trained nurses of Atlanta ate assisting the doctors dividing their time among the worst cases. Some of the ones who were first tak en are able to be out again. All stores will likely reopen during the WPek. Dr. and Mrs. S. B. Bivens and Dr. Ptokes Hamilton spent Sunday here with relatives. Mrs. Bivens will spend the week with her parents. Rev. and 'Mrs. A. Marsh who are recovering from Influenza. Seahron Blair, oldest son of Dr. M. P. Blair Is very 111 with pneumonia. The latest report from him says he is holding his own. Mr. James Morgan returned Satur day from the Presbyterian hospital in Charlotte where he has been for a month recovering from pneumonia. Miss Pauline Estrldge of Ruther fordton arrived Sunday to he with her aunt, Mrs. Frank L. Harrell. Mr. and Mrs. Harrell are recovering from Influenza. Mr. J. C. Little of Raleigh Is re covering from Influenza at the home of his mother near town! He came to attend the funeral of his slster-In-lsw. Mrs. John Little and was taken III almost at once. His mother has been critically III but Is Improv ing. Mrs. J. S. H. AEROPLANE VISITS WAX II AW Company, returned home Saturday night. They left Toledo last Mondayf out owing to the severe cold and mow storms which were prevailing they were compelled to stop in Wheel ing, West Va., and ship the cars by freight, and come home ou the train. The cold climate must have been too much for them because they all came home with bad colds. Mr. John W. McCain, Jr., who has been attending Newberry College, has returned home as the school has clos ed to prevent the spreading of influ enza. Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Massey spent Tuesday in Davidson with their son Henry who is real sick with pneu monia. Dr. Guion, who has been real sick with pneumonia for the past few weeks, is Improving fast now and is able to sit up. We hope that in a few more days he will be able to get back to his practice. Monday sure was a "fine day." The warn sunshine and the smell of "glial;-' in the air made a fellow think of s 'rug and the days when the farm ers vould begin breaking up the land for the next crop. Miss Mary Steele of Queen's Col lege is spending several das at home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Steele. Dr. T. P. Nisbet and family of Al beniprlei spent Monday in town. 'Miis Janie Shotwell, who hr.s been at her home in Henderson recupera ting from an attack of grip which she had last week, returned to take up her duties here Monday. Mr. Homer Guion of Unionville spent Monday afternoon here visiting his brother. Dr. L. E. Guion. Dr. McCain is the busiest man w-e know of "these days." With nearly 150 cases of flu scattered around over the nearby communities he has his hands full. Dr. Guion developing flu just before the epidemic reached its height. Dr. McCain havlnff to do all the prarthv himself. He rides from early morning until late at night and then doesn't get all of the calls an swered. There was considerable excitement In town Monday afternoon when an arenplane unexpectedly made 4ts ap pearance over the town. Every one was out looking at the stranger. An old darkey standing looking up at the machine exclaimed. "My Gawd. I never thought I'd live to see dat over Waxhaw." Mr. Olin Nlven spent Sunday after noon In Plnevllle with his brother, Mr. John Niven, who is sick with 'the grip. . ,...,... . i...- Strange Visitor Created Quite a Hit of Excitement Monday. Waxhaw, Feb. 9. There will be a special service at the Presbyterian church next Sunday night. Instead cf the regular preaching r.ervlce there will be an installation of the new of ficers of the christian endeavor soci ety. The public Is most cordially In vited to attend. Mr. Ed Crow and family and Mes dames W. C. Heath and R. B. Red wine spent Monday afternoon here with Mrs. C. S. Massey. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wolfe are still In Spencer with Mr. Wolfe's father, Mr. S. S. Wolfe, who has been serious ly ill for several days. News received Saturday stated his condition was not Improved. His many friends here; mho know hi mwish. for him a rperdy I recovery. Messrs. 47. W. an.1 Henry Sims, W'lKn Stephenson. C. H. Godfrey tml Ike Brady, who left Friday night. Jan. 30, for Toledo, Ohio, to drive Overland car back for Sims Motor Jewxe D. Helms Dead. Mr. Jesse D. Helms died suddenly at his home In North Monroe Satur day. Funeral services were held yes terday morning, and interment was in the High Hill cemetery. Deceased Is survived by his wife, five sons and three daughters. The sons are Messrs. Jesse Helms and Vann P. Helms of Monroe, Sylvester Helms of Charlotte. Oclavius Helms of Norfolk. Va., and Jonas Helms or San Francisco. Calif. The daughters are Mrs. William Crook, of Monroe. Mrs. Joseph Andrews or Concord, and Miss Lola Helms of Monroe. Mr. Wil son Helms of Marshville is a brother and Mrs. Win. Benton of Unionville Is a sister of the deceased. Mr. Helms was an honest. Chris tian citizen, a good neighbor, nnd loy al to his friends. He was 77 years old last July. Mr. Helms was a Con federate veteran and volunteered In Co. B. 15th N. C. regiment and his company was the first to leave Union county when war between the States was declared. He served during the war and made a brave and true sol dier. A Request. While the epidemic of influenza is on please be very cautious about turning 'in false fire alarms. The fire alarm is very annoying to sick peo ple, and well people don't tare to hear It. We have a number of firemen down with influenza nnd some that are Just getting out. One of our men answered the alarm last Saturday morning that has recently had the In fluenza and came very near dying as a result. My men are no slackers. Take Into consideration, they are vol unteers. Truly, T. L. Crowell, Chief of Fire Department. The Hook of Knowledge. Parents who are seriously interest ed In the education, success and hap piness of their children will buy "The Book of Knowledge." It Interests, charms and educates the child and the child's parents. It entertains and benefits every member of the family frot.i the "Tiny Tots" to the gray haired grandparents. Prices right. Terms easy. Write J. T. Norsworthy, The Book Man, Room 121, Selwyn Hotel. I sell "Anything and Every thing In Books." Prices right. Terms easy. Advt. Friday, Saturday and Sunday New York was In the grip of one of the worst snow storms In many years, only the subways being able to main tain scherules. The fall continued for twenty-four hours, blown up from the northwest by a thirty-mile gale. All trucks not engaged in the deliv ery of foodstuffs were turned over to the city to meet the storm emergency. (dinner Rcmrt. The ginnrr's report, issued Friday, shows that the following number of bnls have been ginned in Union and adjoining counties: Union. 1919. 28.828; 1918. 23,687. Anson. 1919. 29,759; 1918.24.469. Mecklenburg, 1919, 25.017; 1918, 22.029. Stanly, 1919, 7,053; 1918, 6,124. LATEST HAPPENINGS News Events of the Day in the State and Nation. Six Memphis, Teuu., persons art dead from eating spoiled olives at a luncheon receutly. Lieut. Mehin B. Maynard. the Bap tist "flying parsou." is coming to this state to secure recruits for the army. ine Virginia state senate has re jected the moman sun rage amend ment by a vote of 24 to 10. Herbert Huntley, thirteen-year-old boy of Lenoir, after returning from a hunt, accidentally discharged his rifle and was instantly killed. A posse is searching for Ross Wig gins, aged 18, who killed his father near Asheville the other day as a re sult of a quarrel over a broken banjo string. Lawrence Lordor. twelve-)ear-oli boy of Pittsboro. N. C. is blind aa the result of the explosion of a dyna mite cap. An oiuinatice six in g maxiiuur.i rates for au.uiivtt).:,H oa hack service In Raleigh adopted Friday bv tha city council to so into effect in thirty days. Herbert Hoover, af'.er declaring ha was not a candidate for president, stated Saturday ta the Associated Press that he would vote for the par ly which favored the ratification of the League of Nations pact. Ihe inston-Salem high school savings bank will open next week ready for oi'siness. The purpose of the new bai.it is to carry out the great thrift program started in the schools during the war. A few well equipped missionaries could do more to paciry Mexico in one month than an army or soldiers could accomplish tin a century, declares Dr, S. hart Taylor, secretary or the Inter- church World Movement. Over 3,300 pounds of pork were raised by Oscar Hastings, a Mecklen burg county farmer, from one litter of pigs. There were 11 pigs in tha Duncn, which is an average of 330 pounds. They were less than a vear old. Approximately 16,000 cases of In fluenza have been reported to the state board of health. This probably represents only one-third of the actu al number of cases. A shortage of nurses and physicians is reported from many sections or the state. Damage to the amount or a million dollars was caused In MaulU Friday night When fire destroyed half the buildings of the Philippine exposition and the Island exhibition they con tained. Many of the exhibits were irreplaceable and the loss is serious. Attacks on the weather bureau were made In the house Friday. Rep resentative Bee cited the death list resulting from the storm in the Gulf last summer as partly due to lack of warning by the bureau as to the course of the storm. Lieutenant Usher and Wolf, Amer ican aviators, who landed In Mexico last Wednosdiiy will be detained and will not be released until further discussion between this government and Mexico, according to word re ceived Saturday at the headquarters of the Arizona military district. Asheville cltizns resent the atti tude of Rev. J. O. Krwln, pastor of Bethel 'Methodist church who says he will preach Sunday "flu or no flu." The oity authorities are aware of the supreme court ruling on closing the church and are looking for other means to handle him. S. Gordon Gumming, formerly a Virginia state senator, and one of the best known lawyers In the Old Dominion, was shot and perhaps fa tally Injured on the streets of Hamp ton, Va., Saturday afternoon. Hit wife, Mrs. Mattie Jester Cumming.wai arrested a short time later. Fire on Friday destroyed the prin cipal buildings of the American ag ricultural and chemical company and their contents near Havana, with a loss estimated at ten million. The American wooden freighter, Brook lyn, laden with nitrate was also totally destroyed. Completion of the record of casu alties of the American Expeditionary 10 uoinqj)!p eqi jo umpqojd m Force was announced Saturday as follows: Total killed In action, 34,- 844; died of wounds, 13,960: died Of disease, 23,738; died from accidents or other causes, 5.102; wounded In action, 215.423; total. 293,07. 7 State hotel inspector John F. Gor don, has ordered the new Central Hotel at Hamlet and the Hotel Ab erdeen at Aberdeen to close until the managers can comply with the State sanitary laws. The State board will no longer tolerate hotels against which the public la continually com plaining. Battling Its viy through the Ice- choked waters rf Flushing bay, New York, the police patrol boat Sunday rescued the 70-ton sailing schooner B. F. Jayne. which had been drifting ror three weeks. On board were Cap tain Henry Van Wcln, his wife and two small children, who were suffer ing from lack of food and water. Friday, pneumonia claimed Mary Elizabeth, while Louise Madeline fell Into a grate and was scarred for life, fate thus taking a hand In the tan gled claims for the two eight-month- old babies over whom two mothers were golna to court on Saturday. They were born the same dav at the Grady hospital in Atlanta. Recently Mrs. John Garner announced that Mary Elizabeth, the child the nurses handed her was not her own. and claimed the brown-eyed baby, of Mrs. D. L. Pittman. Mrs. Garner first of fered to take both children to be sure she had her own and later sought habeas corpus proceedings.