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Ipne Hundred and Fifty
r People Were Overcome
f By Smoke and Were
Removed To Safety
With Considerable Dif
y ficulty
New York, July 6. —my the Associ
ated Press.) —About 150 persons were
overcome by smoke today when a
north-bound Jerome avenue express
on the East Side subway caught fire
near Lexington avenue and Sixty-first
street. Dozens of ambulances were
summoned from nearly every hospi
tal in the city and Mayor Hylan ar
rived to direct the rescut work.
The accident occurred about 75 feet
Tile fire started in the motorman's
box after a fuse had blown out. There
was a flash of flame and the smoke
swept through the crowded train.
When tile emergency brakes were
applied the train came to a grinding
halt, guards threw open the doors
and passengers made a mad scramble
to escape. Those unable to walk were
carried from the cars to the Fifty
ninth street station. Fire ladders also
were dropped through iron gratings
at 61st street and six women lifted to
the street.
The injured were stretched out on
the sidewalks for several blocks. A
temporary hospital was organized and
fourteen pulmotors were put into op
eration. The crowd of spectators
soon became so dense that police re
serves were rushed to the scene.
Three persons were so badly af
fected by the smoke it is feared they
will die. About fifty were sent to
hospitals. It was two hours before
traffic was resumed and the subway
was jammed for many miles with
stalled trains.
Raleigh, N. C., July 6.—Embezzle
ment charges against R. C. Allen,
former president of the defunct Cen
tral Hank and Trust Company of this
city, today were nolle prossed In
Wake county superior court here.
Alien made a settlement with the
trustees of t lie hank Monday by
which he purchased the property of
the bank including the Superba
Amusement Company at a price
which. It is estimated, will assure the
depositors approximately 75 per cent
of their funds.
The cases against J. H. Hightower
and P. 11. Masecy, president and
cashier respectively, of the hank at
the time it was closed by a state bank
examiner, who are also charged with
embezzlement, were continued until
tIRT September term of court.
Boston, July G. —Plans for a world
conference on education to be held ill
1£23 are well under way, Augustus
5 state superintendent of
of Augusta, Me., said today in
to tlie National Education
the report of the com
mittee on foreign relations of that
Invitations are being sent to 45
countries to join America in the enter
, The committee recommends that
out of the world conference there
shall come an international educa
tional association. It also proposes
that the world conference discuss a
' world peace exposition to be held in
The report of the executive com
mission urged the establishment of a
federal department of education under
a secretary of education and said a
large percentage of teachers in
American schools have neither the
education nor the professional train
ing necessary for efficient service.
Courses in newspaper reading in
the schools of the country were ad
vocated In an address by O. S. Rice,
supervisor of school libraries at
Madison, Wis. i Pupils, his paper said,
now spend considerable time on
algebra which they will never use
after) they leave school, but it is
-'more important that time should be
given to newspaper reading so that
pupils would be able to read news
papers. separating what is real news
and what is of real value from what
4s not.
Rain areas seem to be restricted to
(he Florida peninsula and southern
Georgia. The Florida forecast Indi
cates partly cloudy skies tonight with
the probability of showers again to
morrow. The ueual program wae re
verted today by the showers coming
In the forenoon instead of the after
noon. Yesterday’s downpour meas
ured .87 Inches and this morning more
than a quarter of an Inch waa added.
Today’s temperature range hae been
£• to 88 degrees.
Lakeland Evening Telegram
Miami, July C. —A passenger service
y watter between Miami and Balti
more wifl be inaugurated the com
ing winter by the Baltimore and Caro
lina Steamship Company, according
to J. T. Bennett, freight agent of the
company. Two vessels almost as
souvilie and the north, are now build
large as those plying between Jack
ing for the service.' Mr. Bennett said.
The company nov maintains <*
freight service between here and
Baltimore, Charleston, S. C., and
Georgetown. Local business men
through their organizations have for
several years pressed the urgent need
of a passenger service, and plans
were in the making to encourage an
independent company fol| the pur
Baltimore, it was believed, would
be a better northern terminus for the
line than New York, because the ma
Jority of this city’s winter visitors
come from the Middle West and it is
believed they would prefer sailing
from Baltimore.
The service is expected to b,e put
into effect in December or January.
London, July 6. —(By the Associated
Press.) —A Central News dispatch
from Rome says the gendarmes serv
ing in an honorary capacity at the
Vatican today mutinied, crying, “Long
live the Pope; down with the Com
mandante.” They were immediately
confined to barracks by the Swiss
Los Angeles, July Dr. George
W. Goode of Boston, editor of the
Osteopath Magazine and f-or six years
a member of the board of trustees, is
the new president of the American
Osteopathic organization. Atlantic
City was chosen as the convention
city for 1923.
Norfolk, Va., July 6.—With three
hundred delegates assembled the
Baptist Young People’s Association
state convention, a feature of the
annual Baptist encampment at Vir
ginia beach opened today at noon, at
the Baptist tabernacle. Each train,
arriving at Virginia Beach brought .
number of Baptists and it was esti
mated that 700 would be on hand for
tonight'll session. The young peo
ple’s convention will continue through
Saturday morning.
Hjllahoro, Ala., July 8. — (By th.
Associated Press) —Westbound South
ern Railway passenger train No. 25
known as the Memphis Special, wa*.
derailed near heretoday, engine, bag
gage and mail cars going into the
ditch. No one was injured. Officials
of the road said the track would be
cleared by noon.
Washington, July 6.—M. P. Kinkald,
member of the House from the Sixth
Nebraska district, died here today. He
had been ill from a complication of
diseases since last May.
New York, July 6.—Babe Ruth hit
a home run with three men on bases
in the third inning of the first game of
a double header with Cleveland here
Washington, July 6. President
Harding and Chairman Lasker of the
Shipping Board were charged by Sen
ator Caraway, Democrat, of Arkansas,
in the Senate today, with flagrant vio
lation of the prohibition laws in per
mitting the sale of liquor on shipping
board vessels. The senator said all
Christian Americans protest against
such sale of liquor.
London, July 6.—(By the Associat
ed Press.) —Eamonn De Valera in a
message addressed to the people of
the United States declares the pact
between the Irish parties has been
torn up, civil war has broken out, the
Dali Eireann is not permitted to meet
and the provisional government has
assumed a military dictatorship sup
ported by British big guns.
Daytona, Fla., July 6.—Motorists
traveling the Dixie Highway between
St. Augustine and Daytona have to de
tour. The bridge across the Tomaka
river at Sunset Park has been closed
for thirty days for repairs. The de
tour invokes leaving the Highway
north of the bridge and following the
Peninsula through Ormond Beach and
Bea Breeze.
National Call To Arms
Was Issued Today By
the Free State Govern
ment To Insure the De
feat of the Insurgents
Dublin, July o.—(By the Associated
Press.) —Twenty buildings in O'Con
nell street, Dublin's main thorough
fare, were destroyed by lire after the
surrender of the insurgent Republic
ans who had turned the buildings into
fortresses in their resistance to the
provisional Free State government.
The (ires which raged throughout the
night were not under complete con
trol today but only smouldering ruins
showed where the Republicans made
their last stand. The damage, it is be
lieved, will mount to millions.
Four snipers were killed this morn
The account of the final surrender
of the insurgents, issued by the na
tional army headquarters, said:
“At 7:30 p. m„ a party of men led
by Art O’Connor, left the Granville
hotel under a white flag and surren
dered to Lieut. Craney.
“One of the party said they were
given orders to surrender by Mr.]
Cathal Brugha. Mr. Brugha, brandish
ing a revolver, then dashed out. When j
he came under the fire of the troops;
he was wounded, and was removed to
a hospital.”
The Irish Independent today says it
is informed on good authority that
Eamon de Valera, the Republican
leader, left the Sackville street strong
hold Thursday night, it is understood
that papers of a military nature were
found in the possession of Barton
when arrested. Cathal Brugha (Chas.
Brugess), the de Valera minister of
defense, who was wounded in a leg
during the futile dash for escape, was
operated on in a hospital at midnight.
He was very weak after the operation
and this morning was reported to he
sinking rapidly.
At 8 o’clock this morning the fire in
the Sackville street area still was rag
ing outside the area which the Repub
licans had held under their direct con- j
trol, where the flames started. Thej
while line of buildings from the offices ,
of the Dublin Tramway Company to
Findlater Lane, which formed the 200-
yard frontage of the Republicans' last
stronghold, is ruined, including the I
Hamman. Gresham, Granville and |
Crown hotels and the general post-i
Six buildings on the opposite side j
of the street also were destroyed by [
the fire, which continues this after-.
noon to spread to Henry street.
Call to Arms Issued
Dublin, July 6.—(By the Associated •
Press.) —A call to arms was issued to-1
day by the provisional Free State gov- j
ernment in the form of a proclamation 1
opening the way for the enlistment of
those citizens who last week were
"declined by the government because
it was confident of the ability of the
army, single handed, to meet and de
feat any attack made upon it.”
The proclamation follows:
“The valor and patriotism of our na- 1
tional army has broken the conspiracy
to override the will of our nation and !
subject the people to a despotism
based on brigandage and ruthlessness
regardless of the people’s inalienable
right to life, liberty and security.
“Spontaneous and eager offers of
army service made by citizens last i
were were declined by the govern
ment because it was confident of the
ability of the army, single handed, to
meet and defeat any attack made upon
it in the way of open warfare and it is
desired to teach the oaluminators’
army that needed lesson.
"The army proved itself equal to
the great task and is justly honored
as the defender of the people.
“Events have shown, however, that,
while the present active strength of
the army has been sufficient to deal
adequately with the present situation,
there is a possibility of continued
sporadic action which makes an in
crease in the army establishment very
necessary. • •
"People of Ireland, you have re
gained for the first time in centuries
those powers of a nation under which
a people may develop and gain peace
and prosperity under its own national
“A wicked sanguinary effort has
been made to thwart your will and
thrust you back again into the house
of bondage with your capacity for self
government discredited before the
whole world. The courage and devo
tion of our national army has protect
ed you. But, although the armed e*l
umnity is overcome, it seeks to sub
stitute the spirit of anarchy for the
spirit of order and may attempt to
carry out acts of brigandage and other
acts of interference with the moral
and economic life of the country. Such
acta must he summarily and drastical
ly met with until the person, home
and property of every law-respecting
citizen is rendered absolutely secure.”
Casualties in yesterday’s lighting, so
far as the records of the city hospitals
show, were 1 killed and 16 wounded.
For tile eight days of the fighting
in Dublin the casualties are given as
21 dead and 659 wounded, not includ
ing four snipers shot dead in Marl
borough street and tile wounded taken
prisoners from tile Republican Sack
ville street stronghold.
The material loss to tile citizens of
Dublin is very heavy. The value of
buildings destroyed is between 2,000,-
000,000 and -1,000,000 pounds and tin*
destruction also means Hie loss of
very large sums in rentals and very
considerable unemployment.
Insurgents Released
London, July 6.—Art O’Brien and
Sean O'Kelly, who were arrested in
Dublin by the provisional Free State
government, Tuesday night, have been
released, according to an Exchange
Telegraph dispatch. They were for
merly foreign representatives of the
Dai I Ei realm. O’Brien being stationed
in London anil O'Kelly in Baris.
Says They Must Return
To Work By Next Mon
day Or Be Considered
Out of the Service—No
Change In General
Strike Situation
Pittsburgh, July 6.—Striking shop
men of the central region of the Penn
sylvania railroad system were today j
notified that unless they returned to
work by noon next Monday and "are
accepted” they would lie marked “out
of the service.”
Strikers in Control
Jefferson City, Mo.. July 6.—Gov.
A. M. Hyde announced early today he!
would meet today a representative of
the attorney general's office who spent j
yesterday in Slater where striking
shopmen are in possession of the Chi
cago and Alton railroad shops. The'
governor said he had been advised!
200 soldiers would he necessary to j
adequately guard the shops.
Outlook Greatly Improved
Chicago, July 6.—(By the Associat
ed Press)—The strike of railway
shopmen assumed a more conciliatory
aspect today, the sixth since the na
tional walkout, and feeling became
more general in rail circles that the
last twenty-four articles had shown a
marked trend toward peace despite
disorders at scattered points.
The letter yesterday of Ben W. Hop
per, of the railway labor board, and
Bert M. Jewell, head of the railway
employes’ division of the American
Federation of Labor, probably opened
the way to an early settlement of the
Jewell’s statement that the shop
crafts are willing to confer with any
body authorized by the railroads to
bring peace, is accepted as a promis
ing ndication of a speedy return to
normal conditions in the railrorad
shops- Mr. Jewell says he neither
Included nor excluded anybody, but
if the labor board came with a defi
nite proposition he would not hesitate
to consider it.
The statement was made in the face
of the repeated contention by the
railroads that the shopmen's strike
1s not against the carriers but against
the government and therefore a mat
ter to be settled before the labor
board, the government tribunal.
Chairman Hooper asserted the labor
board has been protecting the inter
ests of the striking shopmen while
they have been calling the board
Explaining his failure to answer
last Friday’s summons to appear at
a joint conference of the board, Mr.
Jewell said the summons came too
late to avert the walkout set for Sat
urday. and his appearance would only
have caused misunderstanding in the
ranks of the shoperafts who had their
orders to strike.
Another harbinger of peace, ac
cording to Chairman Hooper was that
a number of roads which had been
(arming out their repair work to con
tractor* had agreed to discontinue the
Vontraet system said to have been the
main cause of the shopmen’s strike
Lakeland Will Continue
T o Supply Citizens
With and Power
From Municipal Plant
—Bids On Additional
Equipment Under Con
Tin* city commissioners at an ad
journed meeting Wednesday after
noon rejected the offer of the Tampa
Electric Company and proceeded with
the consideration of the bids for the
1,000 kilowatt generator and acces
sory equipment for (he city's own
light and water plant.
The proposition from the Tampa
Electric Company, which is a branch
of tlie Stone and Webster Company of
Boston, comprised a ten-year contract
for tlie furnishing of electricity to
the city limits of Lakeland over a
transmission line from the Tampa
plant and to tlie customers through a
substation and lines maintained by
Lakeland. In view of Ihe fact that
(he Lakeland plant pays its own way
and for its extensions and additional
equipment, the commissioners felt
that it would be unbusinesslike to
close it down in favor of ihe contract
proposed by the Tampa concern.
Bids on the new generator were
discussed, but action was deferred
pending a little further investigation.
Netv Orleans, July G.—Trading in
sugar futures began here today on the
floor of file Louisiana Sugar and Rice
j Exchange, the second organization in I
| tlie United States where transactions
iin sugar future deliveries are con-!
ducted. New York is tlie only oilier!
such market. Seventeen brokers and
I commission houses have been licensed
to trade on the floor of the exchange.
may revise proposals
Washington. July n.—A final op- |
port unity to offer further modifica- |
tions to their proposals for develop
! ment and operation of the govern
ment's power and nitrate projects at
Musole Shoals, Va., will he given to
all bidders whose offers have been
considered by the senate agriculture
committee, Chairman Norris an
nounced today following an executive
meeting of the committee, that let
ters would be sent to the bidders in
viting them to appear at a meeting
tailed at his residence Thursday eve
ning, July 13.
vote in the referendum.
While the vote against accepting
the wage cut was said to have been
overwhelming, the question of pro
tecting against the contract system
received the heaviest vote of any of
the three causes for a walkout.
A number of cases, forty-four of
which apply to clerks and not includ
ed in recent decisions, were set for
hearing by the railroad labor board
today. Meanwhile, the railroads gen
erally were advertising for men to
take the places of the striking shop
men and strikers were reported at
many points to be drifting back In
uncertain numbers to their old jobs.
This reported back-current was in
the face of repeated assertions of the
shoperaft leaders that the walkout
was 100 per cent effective.
The Chicago & Alton, on whose
lines some of the most serious disor
ders of the strike occurred, continued j
to employ new men at the employ- 1
ment office which the railroad opened |
yesterday in Chicago.
Alton shops were the scenes of dis
orders at Slater, Mo., and Blooming
ton, 111. At both places local author
ities called for troops.
Despite the agreement of their
president, E. F. Grable and members
of his execuctive committee to with
hold strike orders, maintenance men
at various points were reported to be
joining shopmen.
With the exception of the Slater
and Bloomington disorders on the
Alton, the most serious disturbances
of the strike occurred in the South.
At Algiers, across the Mississippi riv
er from New Orleans, clashes oc
curred between striking shopmen and
guards for the Southern Pacific- One
man was shot. At Nashville a strik
ing machinist was arrested charged
with attempting to murder a worker
in the Tennessee Central shops.
Railroads, for the most part, re
ported passenger and freight traffic
to be yet unhampered.
Ultimatums to former workers to
return early next week or forfeit all
seniority rights were in effect today. |
Officers of the Norfolk & Western i
general offices today said fewer than
150 clerks struck in answer to an ]
unofficial strike called by Chairman I
Lane of the clerks.
New York, July 6.—Walter S. Ward,
wealthy baker’s son, charged with
the murder of Clarence Peters, was
not normal before the killing, accord
ing to the testimony of his brother,
Ralph D. Ward, at the Westchester
grand jury proceedings, contained in
the minutes of the investigation
turned over to Ward’s lawyer under
court order recently over tlie protest
of District Attorney Weeks.
Asked if he was in good healtli
prior to the killing. Ward replied:
“No I don’t believe he was, at least
he was not normal.”
Mrs. Ward's testimony, according
to the minutes, threw light on a news
paper story written by Cornelius Van
derliilt, Jr., to the effect that Ward,
after being lodged in jail, visited his
home one night before being released
on hail.
Mrs. Ward’s testimony was that the
millionaire's reporter had tried to in
terview her on a sympathetic plea.
! She said Vanderbilt sent in liis card,
I asking if he could see her because he
was “In great sympathy with me.”
She said Vanderbilt was very in
sistent upon seeing her but she posi
lively declined to see him.
Before (lie grand jury was dis
charged it handed up a presentment
denying Vanderbilt’s story.
Youngstown, 0., July G.—Despite
the city solicitor’s unofficial ruling
that William B. lteese is mayor of
Youngstown and George L. Oles' res
ignation stands, Oles announced til is
morning lie would go to the mayor's
office today, take off his coat and re
sume work where he left off last Fri
day night when lie turned in his res-
I ignation.
J “I’m still mayor and I’m going to
I work at the job,’’ Oles declared. ”1
i may yet have to let tlu* court rein
state me,” lie said.
Rome, Ga., July 6.—J. Paul Cooper,
president of the board of trustees,
lias received word, he announced to
day, of a SIOO,OOO donation to Shorter
College of this city by (lie general
education board of New York, the gift |
being one-third of an endowment \
Shorter plans to raise.
Washington, July 6. —Appointment
of B. C. Getsinger, of Spartanburg, S.
C., as manager of the new Atlantic
office of tlie Bureau of Foreign and
Domestic Commerce, was announced
today by Secretary Hoover. Mr. Get
singer was formerly chief of the west-1
ern European division of the bureau, j
The Atlanta office of the bureau, Mr.
Hoover said, is being opened in order
that the commerce department may
render more direct and better export
service to Southern business men.
Southern States to be served by the
Atlanta office include Soutli Carolina,
(ieorgia, Florida, Alabama and prob
ably North Carolina.
New York, July 6.—The price of
German marks which has been on
the toboggan for several weeks fell
today to anew low record. One hun
dred marks were quoted in Mils mar
ket at between 22 and 22’A cents.
The normal or pre war price of |
marks was 23.8 cents each.
Pittshusgh, Pa., July 6.—Forces of
workmen today began cleaning up two
mines in the Pittsburgh bituminous
district preparatory to operating un
der a scale which the Pittsburgh Coal
Producers’ Association offered to the
miners and which tlie miners rejected
before the strike became effective on
April 1 last. Several days will be re
quired to put the properties in condi
tion to hoist coal. They were under
guard of Washington county deputy
sheriffs and early reports from the
mine said there was no disorder.
Pittsburgh. July 6. —Stockholders of
the Baragua Sugar Company have ap
proved the transfer of all holdings of
the concern to the Punta Alagre Su
gar Company, it was announced here
! today. The stockholders met yester
day and voted In favor of the deal
which involves $4,250,000 in cash and
i four million dollars in stock. Both
j companies have extensive holdings in
I Cuba.
Generally fair tonight; Friday partly
cloudy, probably local showers.
Permission of the Chief
of the Air Service Is To
Be Sought Before a Start
Is Made On What
Would Establish a New
Flight Record
Sun Antonio, July 6. —Crossing the
American continent from Jacksonville
to San Diego, Calif., in one day by
airplane will he attempted soon by
Lieuts. James H. Doolittle and L. S.
Andrews, of Kelly Field, according
to announcement made today at Kelly
Tlie two army fliers are now at
Jacksonville. Early in May they com
pleted the fiisi lap of the coast to
coast trip by flying from San Diego
to San Antonio in 11 hours and 30
Authority from the chief of th° air
servi-e is now awaited for m-ikrig
the ene day flight across the country.
Made Long Flight
Jacksonville, Fla.. July 6.—Lieuts.
Doolittle and Andrews, reported as
contemplating a one-day-flight from
Jacksonville* to San Diego, Calf., Ibft
here at 10 a. m., July 4, after start
ing they were bound for Washington,
D. via Langley Field. Va., ac
cording to an official of a salvage
company at Camp Johnston 12 miles
south of here.
The aviators stopped at tlie former
camp site for fuel, after a one-stop
flight from San Antonio. Texas, hav
ing alighted at Pepeacola for sup
The Camp Johnston site is more
than 2 miles long, heavily wooded,
and the only persons there are a few
employes in the office of tlie salvag-t
company that razed the buildings.
The salvage office is in one corner
of tl e tract and the arrival of tho
fliers became known only when they
appeared and asked wher3 fuel
might be obtained.
El Paso, July fi.—Paulino Guerrero,
collector of customs at Juarez, said
that he understands from persons
| from persons from Mexico City that
President Obregon expects to sign
the financial agreements ami negotia
tions completed by Radolpho de la
Huerta. Mexican finance minister,
with the committee of international
hankers in New York, in a few days.
Mr. Guerrero said that he under
stood President Obregon had gone
over tlie documents with his cabinet
and decided to sign.
Miami, July 6. —The assessed valua
tion for the city of Miami has in
creased more than *50.000,000 in the
past five years, according to vgures
submitted to tlie city commissioners
by C. K. Cring. city tax assessor, for
1922. in 1917 the assessed valuation
was placed $14,550,260 while in 1922
it totalled $65,212,456. In 1897 the
valuation was approximately $33,000.
Asa matter of fact, the assess
ments until a comparatively few years
were written by hand, hut now thev
are not only typewritten but are In
Tlie number of taxpayers in 1922
is expected to show an increase of
1.000 over the number of last year.
Boston, Mass., July 6—The Amer
ican League St. Louis-Boston doulile
| header games were postponed this
“tiernoon because of wet grounds
Chicago, July 6 Seventy five per
sons were injured, only one seriously,
when a Chicago-bound Pere Marquette
passenger train crashed into a New
York Central engine on a siding near
Porter, Ind., laet last night. The
train proceeded to Chicago this morn
ing after the injured received first
aid. Officials of both roads began an
investigation immediately. Early to
day responsibility for the crash had
not been fixed.
The negro cook on the dining car
was badly scalded and was taken to
a hospital at Michigan City, Ind. He
was the only person reported to have
been seriously injured.
The collision occurred near the
scene of the smashup of the New
York Central and Michigan Central
trails last summer when 37 persons
were killed.
It was not until the train reached
Chicago that news of the accident
became known.
The train was made up of three
sleepers, a diner and three engines.
The Central engine was standing on
a siding when the Pere Marquetfe
train plunged into It through a pre
sumably open or defective switch, ac
cording to railroad officials.
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