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Bee, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1922, Danville, Virginia t, 4 1922 Fiction A New Novel Every Two Weeks Danville Register Delivered Daily Before Breakfast WOUNDED FEBRUARY, 1899. NO. DANVILLE. VA.. SA'ITUDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY 7, 1922 PRICE :11'WO CENTS. IVay is Paved to Mediate Shantung Hughes and Balfour Ready to Iron Out Chinese-Jap- anese Differences If Called Upon. (By The Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, Jan. .1, Balfour and Charles Evans Hughes, British spokesman, said today, will await a joint request from the Japan- ese and Chinese delegates to mediate the Shantung disputes before stepping into the breach caused when, conver- sations between the tuo groups end- ed yesterday. Wheels of Justice f Speeded Up in N. Y. ------a NEW YORK, Jan. of justice in New York were speeded up today by judges and grand juries, in an e'ffort to check the wave of mur- ders, assaults, hold-ups and robberies that have gripped the greater city. Indictments charging Luther Body, a negro, and an old offender, with the murders of Francis Buckley and William Miller, were re- turned this than 20 hours after the detectives have been laid low in bench war- rants were for Body's arrest. Judges of the court of special ses- sions started a campaign for the the round up and imprisonment of alleged criminals out on bail await- ing trial. To this end. Judge Mcln- tyre -called more than 500 cases for of them more than two vears defendants who want- Almost 14 Million Opinions On Arms Parley Received (fiy The Associated AVASHIXGTONV January American Advisory Committee haa announced that it has received near- ly fourteen million opinions from the American public on the Arms Con- ference subjects and that more than ninety per cent, of the resolutions from organizations and individuals "endorse the policy" of the Ameri- can 'delegation. HEINIE GROH'S A GIANT Muscle Shoals Offer Discussed (By The Associated Press Jan. 7 C. C. agreed, would be required to furnish .he maximum bail permitted for the Dffenses wherewith they are charged, or else await trial behind the bars. Newly arrested prisoners also felt the effects of the h'gher bail decision, several going to jail in default of bond. Deeds Recorded Deeds of bargain and sale recorded Tinkler, president of the San cisco Construction Company. -i.day conferred with Secretary on an offer of his concern for th-i com- pletion and operation of M'jsr-le Shoals, Alabama, nitrate and v. -iter- power projects a seh -govern- mental basis. Harding andG.O. P. Leaders To Confer (By The Associated WASHINGTON. Jan. 7. President Harding has invited a number of Re- publican congressional leaders and several other prominent administra- tion leaders to a White House dinner tonight at -which st was understood ?d further postponements, it legislative sHuation and govern- mental" affairs generally will be dis- cussed. To Lecture Sunday Dr. H. A. Gamble, of Petersburg. Va will give a free Bible lecture at the Owls hall. Main street, over Mc- Fall's drug store. Sunday. .Tanuary 8th at 3 p. m. Dr. Gamble has lec- tured on two previous occasions hpre In the clerk's'office of the Corpora-! to larS? tion court show the folio-wing trans-1 ed m Liole actions: j Elizabeth Hunter Deitrick buys j from Mount Vernon Villa company. j 50 feet on Virginia avenue, eration EHa F. Goode, buys from A. who are interest- V.TSATHEK NEXT WEEK. When Hein-e Oroh s-jm-d a two-year ontraet the Oiants he coni- vl nne of the greatest infields baseball has eve- known. The Othe: pletcd one of the greatest CLCU UL LUC are Bancroft. Kelly and Kri.-ch. who move-? to second base to srne third i" Groh. -Judge Frances McQu.tde, insurer, and John jicOraw, manager to look on Groh Naval Finish Acute Anxiety Prevails Over Peace tion Read Calling Upon Meeting to Affirm That Country Is Sovereign State. Tries His Best To Die, But Just Can't Make It 'CHARLESTON. W. Va.. Jan. James L. Smith. 28 yearn old, short order cook, was "certain" tic would shflle this mortal coil. Cue ho .ailed. Equipped with a numoer of death- doalins instruments. Smith wont to the VirKinia st'i'ci Elk river, tired of life. He could 11': 1 m work and was Jc-sUluli'. lie saturated his clothes with gaso- line and tied a srnal irope on one of the steel supports of the bridjjp- The other end he tied around his neck and took his position on .1 nar'-jw railing. Lighting a piece of paper at Ins fc-ot. Smith figured he would bo burning mass within a minuio. With one hand ho swallowed small por- tion o-: a -Uinfioroos 011. the other held a .43 automatic: revolver. As the poison trickled down his throat, he shuddered. The gun ex- ploded. Instead of penetrating his brain, the bullet went over Smith's head and severed the rope around his neck. Meanwhile his clothing- caught fire. The successive shocks caused him to lose his balance and he tumbled into Elk river, a human torch. The sudden immersion in the water acted as an antidote to the poison and as Smith came to the sur- face he was seized with violent con- vulsions of the stomach, and vomiti-d all the poison. Being a good swimmer, he suc- ceeded in reaching the shore. The burns and trv poison will not prove" fatal, physicians of rit. Francis hospital said. The patient will be able to leave the hospital within a week .they added. Economic Plight Germany Up Call On Mexico To Explain Act (By The Associated Tress.) Jan. State Department has instructed the Amer- ican embassv, Mexico-City, to request Mexico to explain the seizure by Sal- municipality of property of the ,-outhern Baptist Foreign Mission Board. The seizure included the school. "Safety" Meeting To Be Held Here Stanberry Case To Supreme Council to Begin Come Up Wednesday Consideration of Question Get Together Russia and Germany. The case of John Stanberry, being held on five warrants in connection with his escapade at the store, of Carl Mangum on1 Colquhoun street Thurs- day night, was this morning ccntin- i ucd until next Wednesday morning, i (By The Associated Press.) CANNES, France. Jan. al- Stanberry was arrested after creat-1 Uec, supreme council planned today Ing considerable excitement by'empty-I to begin consideration of the.ques- ing his revolver at Carl ilangum and tion of Germany's economic repara- nib ms tjong jn atmosphere cleared oy yes- terday's decision to get together with. cases were heard G. W. Callahan. The following this morning: Clarence Johnson, colored, fined for the larceny of a pistol be- longing to Jim Oliver, also colored. Ernest Nettles another negro was fined on a charge of concealing the stolen gun in his home. Carnc Crosby, it negress. was fined for the larceny of some linens from the Burton hotel. She pleaded guilty to taking the goods this morn- ing. Henry To Begin 6-Year Sentence WASHINGTON, Jan. Wil- liam Henry, prominent Washington clubman and financier and member of the now bankrupt brokerage firm of Lewis Johnson Company, of AVash- ington and New York, will begin nert week a six-year sentence in the penitentiary on a charge of em- bezzling worth of stock certifi- cates belonging t" John Helmus, a patron of the brokerage firm. The mandate of the Appellate court neached the District Supreme court yesterday following the refusal of the higher tribunal to withhold the document and also the refusal of President Harding to grant the ac- cused clemency. Instead1 of accepting: a sentence of a year or less in jail upon conviction in'1917, Henry obtained a new trial _______ and was convicted. He appealed and Chr.st.aii Association auditorium un- the Appellate court 'affirmed the con- Banquet Tables On 13th To Seat 13 ___ Notwithstanding tlie fact tlwt the annual banquet of the Chamber of Commerce will be held on Friday, the thirteenth, the attendance of the membership promises to be large, and there promises to he a ruthless dis- regard to the combination of -the day of the week and the date regarded hv some as one of iil omen. It has been suggested that the tables of Hykon Hall be arranged BO as to scat thirteen persons in order to show a cheerful disregard for the Russia and Germany in an internat- ional financial and econonau confer- ence. A. Lee Coble Divorces Winchester, Va. Beauty BALTIMORE. Jan. 6. A. Lee Coble, of Winchester, was grant- ed a decree of absolute divorce from his wife, Mrs. Mary Byrd Coble, In circuit court here yesterday after- noon. The divorce was issued on the grounds of abandonment and was un- opposed by Mrs. Coble. Mrs. Coble was a noted beauty of Winchester when she was married to Coble OB. December 27, 1917. Early in July Mrs. Coole filed a bill for divorce alleging brutality and non-support. fabulous portent. Secretary H. B- Watkins. of the A meeting v.-.l1. be he'.d r-n Monday night the Danville Toung Men's 30 feet on Newton street, CSpecial to The RICHMOND. Va.. Jan. in -Unset- week given as under otherwise fair, again Friday or Saturday. Shantung meanwhi'e 'I Mutilation of Dead Alleged (By The Associate-] WASHINGTON. Jan. ex- perts ol the Arms Conference met today with the intention of conclud- ing shaping or technical details lor the naval I'mitation treaty The Armament Committee to, clear the way for the final framing der the of the Southern of the treaty probably tc be started Railway Company, th-s bemp desisn- MonUav Negotiations V-nvi-eu 'JjOj; ,-jJJo awaken jjubjic, >-j- TKe Southern IP sending to I-ianville some interest rj? moving picture fiims and an operator and pictures' -will be shoxvn at the i Y" on Monday nigrht after Rev. .T. X. Latham has made an address in connection -with the spirit of the n-ee-Ung. The pictures -wi1! not be devoted entirely to safety on rail- ways but will apply to othtr forms of danger to v.'hich many of these dan- w) ve- to in. normal temperature, j hopelessly deadlocked. -o------ Frantic Father Sought to Beheal Body of Diaughter In Superstitious Belief That It Would End Series of Deans in Family. WINONA, Minn., Jan. graves of Miss Frances Bloch and her brother Joseph, will be re-opened here tomorrow, it was announced by the police late today, to establish the story told by their father, Thomas Bloch. who confessed. H was said, that he and a neighbor had opened the graves last week but had not dis- turbed the bodies. Bloch who is 69 years old. was quoted as saying that the graves were opened because of a superstitious be- lief that by cutting the head off the body of his daughter and placing it at the" foot 'of the coffin he could end a series of death in the family. Bloch said he had been driven almost fran- tic by the death of four sons since the d'cath of his daughter, five years ago and by the illness of his fifth and only surviving son. Frank. Driven to desperation, he said, he acted on the repeated suggestion of superstitious friends who told hum that the spirit of the first to die in a family "calls" the spirits of the sur- vivors and that only by beheading daughter's body could he- save the life of his son. Frank, and eventually that of himself.' his -wife and four married daughters. On December 27, he said, he open- ed the graves but found only skele- tons -which he did not touch. Mary Garden's Life Is Now Threatened (Bv The Associated Press.) CHICAGO, Jan. Garden is under police protection foliowi: receipt of a box containing a pistol and nine cartridges and a letter threatening her life. Grace Methodist, corner of Cla.- borne and "VTest school at a. m.. Ira Elliott, su- perintendent. Preaching at 11 a. rr. and p. in. by the pastor. Com- munion service immediately follow- ing the morning sermon. Prayer- meetinr Wednesday evening at Little story hour will be field in their Sunday-school rooms at the hour. WKATHER FORECAST AVASH1NGTOX. Jan. Virginia: Cloudy tonight and Sunda yprobatly by rain in south portion Suiiaay. Call Money Falls To Low Rate CBy The Assoc.ated Press. NETV YORK. Jan. gers will be slven. These entertain- the ana one-half per cent., rate since July. divers and Harbors Meet Next Wek (By The Associated Press.) j WASHINGTON. Jan. nouncemont was made 'today thai] the National Rivers arid Harbors i Convention will be held litre _on March 1st and 2nd. j on hand in North Carolina where the films have been The public ___ I has to be present, no ad- charged- Street Baptist Church. M. %V. Ri.-vall. a. m. classes to suit all Preach- ing at 11 a. m. and p. m. Morn- 'n'" in the Church." Fven-.rc subject. "The Temptations 0V Christ." V.'e tho roll Pun- dav rncrnmc. Let every member be present. The B. Y. P. I" at viction. He thjsn appealed to the United States court to re- view re- requested to withhold its mandate while friends appealed to the Presi- dent. Henry a member of the Met- ropolitan club and the Chevy Chase club. H" was indicted after the failure of his firm on December 14, 1917. To Complete Shaping of Technical Details While; Committee Prepares for; Final Framing of Treaty. Dry Leader's Sidney Beck Is Missing from Home It became known today that Sid- ney Beck, 126 Bast Thomas street, has been absent from his home for a week, his disappearance being un- explained to the members of his im- mediate household and to his em- ployer. Mr. Beck was employed as cashier of the P. Lorillard Company which manufactures cigarettes here Mrs. Beck was unable to be seen today at her home. She is confined to her bed with illness, it was said. She has several children. .Neighbors had no knowledge bearing on the man's disappearance and felt unable to .discuss a matter which did not concern them. B. F. Lipscomb admitted that Mr. Beck had been absent from his post of duty in the factory for a week without any explanation as to his go- ing being given. He would not dis- cuss the matter. The police depart- ment has received no request to learn his present whereabouts. 'r amber of Commerce, been con- fined to his home for the past two or three days. He said today, however, that
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