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   Bee, The (Newspaper) - January 9, 1922, Danville, Virginia                               1922 Fiction A New Novel Every TVo Weeks Danville Register Delivered Daily Before Breakfast FOUNDED FEBRUARY, 1899. NO. DANVILLE, VA.. MONDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY PKICE: TWO CENTS, W. H. Blankenship Kills Giles Walker And Admits Crime 7ATAL SHOOTING SUNDAY NIGHT OVER AG.] Salvation Army cusED's SAYS- Drive Is Planned MADE FIRST MOVE INQUEST HELD TODAY. Giles Walker, 32, a Southern Railway yard brakeman was shot and almost instantly killed at about half past seven o'clock yesterday evening by William H. Blankenship, pool room owner, in a room over his establishment at 203 lower Main street. Two bullets were fired into his body, one of these lodging in the body and the other in the brain, either one of which could have been fatal. Blankenahip was arrested soon after the shooting by Police Officer 0. T, Cook, who was later assisted by Police Officer J. T. Clark. Taken to the courthouse, officers declare, Blankenship admitted the killing declaring, it is alleged, that he shot Walker and aimed to kill him fearing lest he suffer the chance of being killed himself. Blankenship de- clared that Walker made an ugly move for his hip pocket and that it was then that he shot. This statement is in con- flict with the evidence of Sam Morton who, with Howard Blankenship, were present at the moment of the shooting. At the coroner's inquest held this morning at the court- house after the jury had viewed the remains at F. W. Townes' undertaking establishment it was revealed that the shooting was due a debt of five dollars incurred in a game of cards which had been in progress shortly before ttie fatal affray. The men had been drinking wine and whisky and, Police Sergeant J. L. Edwards states, Blankenship was un- der the influence of an intoxicant, but not drunk at the time of his arrest.. The annual drive for funds by the local Salvation Army boys will take place from January 27th to February 3rd. The B. P. K. Elks and the Am- erican Legion are to sponsor the drive with ten thousand dollars as the objective. John "W. Carter, Jr., commonwealth's attorney, and ex- alted ruler of the Elks, is chairman, and Dr. Julian M. Robinson, com- mander Danville post, American Le- gion, is vice chairman of the com- mittee composed of prominent Dan- ville business men and citizens. lard Morrison is treasurer, and Envoi John Eastwood is campaign manag- er. Captain E O. Divelbiss of the local corps, is confident that Dan- viHe- will succeed. Many new features will be intro- duceJ in the campaign, and HARVEY HURT AT CANNES IN AUTO MISHAP Lester Stone Was Killed Not John F. Rison 'By Tho AssociatiwJj. Press.) CAXXES, Jan. Harvey, American Great Brit- ain, narrowly today when the axle of automobile broke .throwing He was local' daziHl for an hour be con- Salvationists say that campaign week to his home fot' will make history in this city. I ral day. NAMED ON STAFF Announcement is made from Rich- mond that Thomas J. Coles, of Chat- i ham. has just been appointed to the staff of Governor Davis by the state executive, also Robert H. Stubbs, a farmer of Saluda. They will both just three weeks as members of the staff, as the governor will go out of office on February 1st. Harvey's Con Is Hot Serious Associaiea .Tan fUv Tne Associaiea Press. 1 WASHINGTON, Jan. dor Harvey today cabled the Stale Department that he was only slightlv injured, but he said he.had requested Ambassador Herrick at Jans to teni- porar'ly act as American observer a.t the Cannes Confenexfcfe. In a nutshell, Walker and Blank- disagreed over a debt of five dollars and had some words over1 The disagreement was passed by, only- to renewed a short while later when Blankenship, it is said by one witness, drew a pistol and fired four shots. Two of missed Walker, but two of them struck him. j One traversed the flesh of the right j forearm and penetrated the body, causing a mortal wound, while the other entered "Walker's right cheek and lodged in the brain. Immediate- ly after the shooting. Sam Morton downstairs and found Police Of- Prince of Wales Judge Burks Soon To Resign Bench Shoots a Tiger Another Vacancy in Virginia CBv The BOMBAY. Jan. Prince or Wales today shr-t his first tiger. uring- nine feet, six inches -----------------o---------------- Will Prosecute Crew Of Booze Galley was in the lunchroom, turn- ing -in a periodic telephone call to headquarters. Cook ran back to scene and found all of the men there I and "Walker rasping for breath on j 'hP fioor. "Within a few seconds be .Walker had died without speakinjf. then rot in rouch police headquarters and both Police Ser- John I, Edvrards and Patrol- man Ciarke hastened to the scene tnd mad" the arrest. A tearch or the man's body oil -i.) Jan. tions covering the disposition of tho British schooner "Messenger of Peace.'' seized with a liquor cargo or. Xorth Carolina ccxtz-t. are expected to sent today to the United District Attorney at Raleigh by At- toi ney-General Daushfrty. De- partment of Justice probably will in- struct the return of the vessel to the owners because of foreign registry but at the tame time prosecute mem boi s or the cr-i-v as the evidence might wc.rrar.7 Luther, Boddy Sought by Police Officers in New York for Killing Two Detectives Ls Found in Pennsylvania. (By The Associated "Press.) PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9. Boddy, a negro, al- leged slayer of two New York detectives, was captured today. He was heavily armed but he surrendered without a fight. Court of Appeals End- Harri- son Grooming to Be Can- didate. home Pa telling Adubatp to ask for sa sand saying if he made a false move it would be his last." Instead of .tikins for gras. howevr. Adabato jujnped the runninsr oo.i! of the other car and exclaimed. 'For God's sake Step on the pas. I've got a murderer in my cir :ind he wants to rr >t bo'h of Without more urjrins the other driver jumped his car ahead, follow- ed by a bullet from Boddy'5 revolver which smashed a headlight. Heedless of the lowered gates at a lailroad j crossing the strange driver dashed on i and smashed both gates at the other just ar an express train whizzed past. !r. a-ctrding I." X-wark 1 taxi driver, besides wearing woman's attire, wore a woman's wig-, and the i veil he wore, covered a long scar on j his face and enabled him to elude ?he ICew York police. By GEORGE H. 3.U (Washington Correspondent of Dan- ville Bee.) WASHIXGTOX D. C., Jan. Congressman Thomas W. Harrison, of Winchester, mill be a Candidate to succeed Judge 11-irtin P. Burks, of I-exmston, who. it is now stronslv rumored, will shortly resign from tne virgin.a Court of Appetite bench. Mr. eiarrison v.-ii: not he A candidate to succf-ed Judge E. Kaunders, died recently. Judge Harrison's principal reason :or not entering the race to succeed Judge Saunders is his belief that the vacancy should go to a man from the Southern counties, he asserted '.today, and not from the Valley which is now represented by Judge Burks. It has been rumored occasionally for the past two years that Judge Burks intended to resign out he kept work and said nothing. Now Lilt- rumor is about again and this time stronger and from better sources than before Many prominent per- sons in "Washington believe that Judge Burks will resign within t-wo months. Mr. Harrison, who made an lent record as a judge on the Virgin'a circuit bench before cominy iu Con- gress seven years ago. will be a very ftror.g candidate if Judge Burks re- sisns and will probably sret the Had he choose Mr. Harrison cou'.d have had the place on the bench iWO Marguis Okuma Is Still Alive (By The Associate 1 TOKIO. Jan. Okuma. statesman. was reported dead. Wat still nigrht. His death had been officially announced and posthumous honors had been con- ferred by Recent. In Clothes for Men NEW YORK. Jan. set to music, especially created for youns men v.ho can't resist the lure the jazz, are on exhibition the of the American Designers' As- sociation, now in progress here. High waists, braids and satin pipings are oucsmnoing- attractions of the new ter.sichorean garments, the genius of the designer apparently having been concentrated on the effort to fashion them in keeping with the gaiety and frivolity of the dance. The of the coats have inverted plaits, finish- ed with a silk crow-foot. Predomi- nating- are bla.ck, blue and dark brown --------------o-------------- Greek New Year Is Celebrated by Colony Tr.p Xew YVar celebrated. accarJing (o the old calendar on January was ushered in early Punday morning by a special service held by :he members of the local colony at the Epiphany church. service well at- tended nnd began at midnight, last- ing until two o'clock on Sunday morning. Religious exercises and singiny featured the event. -----------o-------------- Laid At Rest Despite the drizzling- ram and a piercing humid atmosphere, the fun- eral of John Rison at his home, 1005 Wain was very largely attended yesterday afternoon at three o'clock. The lower floor of the spacious home -was crowded with people the big porch and the grounds surround.ngr the were filled with men many walks of who had turned out to do him final honors Several hundred people attended the obsequies, there being an equally large attendance at the graveside in Green Hill cemetery During the commitment service tho street cars of the city paused as a mark of respect to the man who for years had been president of the cor- poration. The services of the Episcopal church were read by Rev. J. Cleve- land Hall. D. D.. rector emeritus of Epiphany church, and Rev. Malcom S. Taylor, the rector, who stood at the bier in the parlor of the home. The floral display has been rarely equalled, in fact the number of de- signs sent taxed the capacity of the lower floor and it was necessary to carpet the sweepiiiK lawn in front of the home with such floral tributes as eou'd not be taken within the Besides crosse- and cres- cents there were "many large and handsome piece? by -the direc- tors of concerns in the success of which Jlr. Rison played such an im- portant part. The American "Legion sent a floril the Arcerican flag, this as a tribute to the earnest and effective work 11 r. did during: the war he took part in th- drives for the sale of war bonds and other government securities. The Rotarian organization also sent a .vmholic desitni. Mr. Rison wa- a charter member of this'organization and is the first broken spoke in Dan- ville Rotary wheel. More than 122 designs'- were in evidence, some of the larger difiplavs be'ne removed to the grave later in truck-, being too Ur% to place in the automobile af- the flower bearers. The cortere to tbr cemetery i.ur- sned a route down Main through street nnd to Thi- was formed in a liLh- rain but U did not nrevent tne hundreds'who he'd the deceased affectionate memorv from the cemetery and witnessing BALL IS EXTRACTED FROM ALLEGED BOOT LEGGER'S BRAIN AT GEES SAY SHOTS WERE FIRED AT THEM FROM AUTO AND THAT THEY RETURNEI THEM FREELY. nee in to the final State Game Commissioner for an ex- ,4-planatioiL sthy he hunted- nearilStnl- A. Taylor. B. liamson, ifoseley. W. James I- Pritchett, Sr.. J. P- ST James M. Seegar. H. T_. A Miller. Sr- Eusene TV w H R Fitzgerald. W. v% R" A. SchoolSeld. E. G. O Dudley. B. V. Booth. Withers. Mayor Wooding. H. E' Wat kin.-, J. T. Catlin. Sr.. N. W Berkley. P. H .P.oisseau. George Robertson. W. B. Fitzgerald, J. T. Clements. Joseph Whit'nead. I.. Her- man and Harden Hairston. Aiken's Friends Going to Capital It became known friends to him six years ago by Stuart when Judge George Harrison of Staunton resigned. Bui Mr. Har- rison had just taken his seat in House then and the democrats -ia-1 Control by only two or three For Tonight j today that of Judge A. M. Aiken plan making a determined fight before the legislature -which Wed- nesday, for his conui'ination Sec- tion as judge of the Virginia judicial circuit. Xot only i-s it plan- ned to send down 'o Richmond an influential delegation of men to Richmond tomorrow, but both Patrick county and Henry coun- ty will send delegations in his favor. J .Turner Clement. is r.n aspir- ant for the judgeship. will be well represented by friends in Rich- mond this week and there will bi- a Lester Stone, alleged bootlegger who late on Saturday evening ran into a trap set for him by the police of Reids- ville, C., about four miles north of that town, was not killed primarily by his car turning over, but was shot to death by one of four omcers who fired several times at the fugitive liquor handler. Late on Saturday night a pistol bullet which entered Stone's head from the rear and lodged under the frontal bone was ronoved by Dr. M. H. McBride, Reidsville who felt compelled to make an autopsy in order to fill up intelligently the necessary death certificate. In addi- tion 4o the fatal injury caused by the pistol bullet Stone's neck was broken, evidently by the weight of the car. With Stone, in the car said to have contained over twenty gallons of liquor most of which was spilled out in the auto crash, were two other men. The names of these men are said to bs known to the Reidsville officers who are with- holding them until they can be sought and placed under rest.. Enquiries from Reidsville, N. C. today revealed that no legal developments have followed the shooting. It is claimed by the officers that the men in the car opened fire at them first whereupon they shot back in retaliation. It was one of these shots which penetrated the rear curtain and found the head of Lester Stone, who was killed at the steering pillar of his car allowed the car to run amuck an dto turn over by the roadside. The two other men who appear to have escaped the hail of bullets were evidently flung from the car not too badly hurt to crawl to a place of hiding, there to remain until the officers had gone. Sec. Denby Asked To Explain Hunt _ fBy The Associated Press RICHMOND. Denby has been Jan. Secretary requested by the McCumber Named In Penrose's Place (By The .V-sociated Press JJn. 9._Senator .McCumber. of Xorth Dakota, was to- day selected chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, succeeding the !ate Senator Penros3. Senator Fre- linghuyspn has been selected a mem- ber of the finance committee. The officers removed the dead bodj to Reidsville. where it was taken tc the undertaking establishment of A. P. Sands. Shortly before eleven o'clock Dr. McBride undertook the autopsy. There was no coroner's in- quest, but the certificate of death filled in by the physician shows thai death was due to a gunshot wound through the head. officers ,in charge of Chief of Charles W. Jackson, were -Officers Carroll .Turpin, Noi-man and Deputy Sheriff Mobley. These men ,aceordf- ing to The Bee's Reidsville corre- spondent are united in declaring that the fugitive bootleggers opened flre on them. Chief Jackson, however, admit that he fired the first shot. This was aimed at a tire of the car and was for the dual purpose of halting the machine ,if possible, and to give the signal to Bother officers higher up the road to stop the car. The story as related by Jackson. Is (Continued on page 3.) A treat for lh. deal of "missionary work" a-.ne ket-Bnll leacue patrons "is promised prior to the caucus to be held on for them tonight at the V. M. C. A. Tuesday night when decisions wi.l ._ Main Street plays the Presbyterians j reached on candidates for the judgo- For him to have resigned then wou'd j and C.inary plays the strong Episcf-i ships, which are: to be fllllcd. have seriously jeopardized the con- trol by his party. So he declined the Judge Burks was ap- pa: t cames will undoubtedly In- of n hich order as ali four team-; have practicinc faithfu'ly. 40.000 POLICEMEN HUNTING SLATER TRENTON. N. J- -Tan- j NEW TORK. Jan. every rounded by New Jersey and Pennsrl-; negro as a suspect." police near Fallsington. vania state police near Pa., n few males from this city, and with New York and Trenton polic" on cuard. Bod'ly. the yount nesro who as alleecd to have killed two Xew Tork detectives Thursday night, -was momentarily to foe capSure-l in small area, follow- ing a dash early today in from revolver at driver. Boddy. aliired inp. eluded T York jiolire mad Caty Trenton with 4 heaJ of the taxi in of the New has way to the terminal in Newark Hudson terminal in c 3-is1 nijtht Ad- am AduKito. a laxa driver of ark, Jo laXf hiTn to Jersey City. is to re- drivfr as havinc him wiih a revolver and of aboial all Uie flashed yesterday by the j police of this ciiy to approximately j nnq detectives, policemen. sherifTf; and deputy sheriffs in the metropili- lan district in the hunt for Poddy. Jhe youthful nesro who on Thursday evening last shot and kill- ed Detective Serjeants Francis J. M. Buckley and "William A. Ma31-r with- in of the jasth street station, in the heart of ne- gro colony. H is doubtful if jiolire of this and surroundint cities ever evinced more capture criminal. Hundreds of nesrops. an- Bootleggers Slug Kidnap Officer Grant Tax Refund To Tobacco Firm The peti.ion nled by W. Y. Noell and ro. with the corporation i the refund of and city which, at was Claimed and collected h.is and city -id- rrror a1 d an order from Pri< r Walhers <.f 5h" W.Pepper Penrose Eun of 768 Louisville Policeman Found Unconscious Beside Lone- ly Arrest- ing Auto Occupants. De Valera Puts His Resignation Pr aniousit The i of had bfen yiaid levied Ihe ins 1h.Ti polio- df jcription were inlerrppled in th? of the S-ioush in every in- stance the Tiintn was proved not ;o tJ-e murderer. Ihf did not in misr- 1 Jan Plunk Inrotvn in or v, c 'o ihe sfory lold fof Pol.ce Culleton here day. was by Roddy ai Jer-1 The City lo lh" rnad.n Phila- Th" TIPSTO. he said, fre- was the in Tin'' of ihs of the and 1h" pants him wilti the re- selling ".o ihe s Anti-Arms Parley Propaganda Cause of Deep Suspicion rilv as rapilal un-Jer the rnd'r both will b" Zionist Move Is Under Way Philadelphia Lawyer Is Named by Gov. Sproul to Occupy Seat in 0. S. Sen- ate. l-y The Associated Press.) PHILADELPHIA. Jan. hart on Pepnpr. Philadelphia Taxv- today appointed S'nios Sen.v.or 1-y Governor Sproul lo :.UIH t-L-d Tin- appointment Hit- Xovcmtnr Reduction Seen In Crude OH fl'y Press.) PITTSnrKOH. Jan. The pal today per hnr- n Earthquake Recorded. i J'v Th" An earth r- tweii'y-'ive hun- -i3 fo-iv niile" s-Tjihwest of Guardsmen Put On Trial for Murder Th" Pr'ss.) Jan. 3 Robert lual for ihe third i5 of l" l-. f mination Jn capture did i 1 The ,1 Am- n j.3d not was a who reward of f. -ivad 1o g went with of him. w.-jh which hundred' 3ae 5" ou- lo S ft to Trenion. The TK-gro compelied f.ir soinr :n or d-- to proved. 5o f.'lso alarms of tie hiding of the fusrive in in: I'air no rtwnsc- in irm- 
                            

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