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   Bee, The (Newspaper) - January 20, 1922, Danville, Virginia                               THE DANVILLE REGISTER Associated Press. David Lawrence Dispatches. Bring- ing Up Father and Mutt Jeff. Sunday cornln section. City delivery 65c a month, less 6 por cent. months in advance. Lctsu 10 per cent. 12 months In advance. By mall 60c a month, 3 months, 1 year. FOUNDED FEBRUARY, NO. 1922 FICTION SERVICE The Bee's fiction service will consist of a cora- novel, written by the best known authors, every two woekn. To get the ten comics that uppvar dully In The Hco it would require purchasing of at threo Metropolitan AsBoclated Press service. DANVILLE, VA.. FUIDAV AFTKHXOON. .JANCAKV 20, 1922 Pope Benedict In Dying Condition HEAD OF CATHOLIC CHURCH RAPIDLY DEVEL OPS PNEUMONIA AND IS GIVEN THE LAST SACRAMENT-----CROWDS GATHER BEFORE THE VATICAN AS END IS FEARED. (By The ytoeociated Press.) ROME, Jan. twelve- thirty o'clock today it was stat- ed tohat Pope Benedict is in dy- ing condition. Inflammation j which had been confined to his bronchial tubas has extended to right lung. The Pontiff's respir- ation reported early today as dif- ficult, a condition which yester- day was described as not alarm- ing took a turn for the worse during the night. Extra editions of the newspa- pers offered little hope and great crowds began gathering at St. Paul's to await news from" the Vatican. At seven o'clock the! Pope received the holy commun- ion. The Eucharist was solemnly carried to the Pope at eleven- thirty and in the presence of the sighteen cardinals the holy sacra- ment was placed in the Palatine Chapel. Head of Catholic Church Reported Dying Pedestrians Have Narrow Escapes The Pope's condition became grave about eleven o'clock today and oxy- gen was administered. Prayers were offered by the Catholic institutions in Rome. "When he asked for the last sacrament, attendants sought to dissuade hi IK but he insisted on re- ceiving it, "if only for good example." The sudden change came about four- o'clock and is said to have been due to catarrh which had spread to bolii lungs and to pulmonary inflamma- tion. A team of runaway horses caused considerable excitement on North Main street last night about 7 o'clock. Several pedestrians are said to have had close calls from being hurt or perhaps killed by the frightened ani- i nials, which were coming down the steep incline at a terrific rate. For- j tunately no one was injured and no j damage done, with the exception of the wagon, which "was demolished. j After tearing down Xorth Main i street from the top of the hill, the j large wagon, which was swaying i from side to side, finally gave way i under the strain and the coupling broke. This was probably fifty feet i from the railroad crossing. The real- truck of the vehicle was then re- i leased and was hurled with consid- i erable force onto the sidewalk, nar- j rowly missing two young women who were walking down the street. They i were forced to run into a store for protection, and the proprietor thought that a big fight was on hand, j from the commotion and screams. i The .smashing of the wagon did not i stop the animals, but increased their fright. They continued their wild i dash with the front and body j of the wagon trailing behind. An au- I totnobile coming across the bridge had a close call from being struck. The two horses were finally stopped at the south end of the bridge by some men, who jumped in front of them. Two farmers, whose names could not be learned this morning, soon after came down Xorth Main street questioning various peo- ple about their team. No one seem- ed to know at the time, but the two men kept walking and found the ani- j to the Pope, says a Central News1 rnais unhui.t at the south end of the _, _ i brldg.e The men said that they dispatch trom Home. The Central j were bringing a load of tobacco to -J.-U A town and that the animals became Stated definitely that t frightened when the wugon was struck a glancing blow by an auto- I mobile at the top of the hill. One of I the men was thrown out, it is under- I stood, when the horses took the sud- den leap, but was not hurt. The j I other jumped, rather than stick to j i the wagon and probably be killed. I j The farmers did not make known i their names or wnere they were from, but took charge of the hroses and made arrangements u> return home. PiJICE: TWO CENTS Russell DYING POPE HAS CASE OF PNEUMONIA (By The Associated Press.) LONDON, Jan. last sacrament has been administered the Pope had pneumonia. Weather Report. Campbell Is xonerated Lillian Kussell and her husband, Alexander P. Moore, Pittsburg publisher, as they sailed Europe on the S. S-. George Washington. She was appointed a special-'Inspector of Immigration just before leav- ing and. will investigate the immigrant question from its European angles. Sweeping Power Is Aged Seventy, She Slays Hawk With A Tobacco Stick Pclliam came to the fore this morn- injr with another weird story rival- ling that of the black snake which choked the tortoise to death. j Mrs. Polly Lovelace, seventy years j of agre, has recently been missing her hens. One by one they disappeared, until one day it was discovered that a large hawk was preying on the chicken run and lifting members o.t the feathered population with a lav- ish hand. The hawk was too wary to come within range of gunshot, and although several men had tried to shoot the bird, they had never had a chance. Yesterday Mrs. Lovelace's chance to square the odds came. Hearing a commotion in the chicken run. she hastened there, to find the hawk at grips- with a large hen into which it had sunk its talons. The bird was trying to take the air. and the hen was gamely resisting him. Despite her seventy years, Mrs. Lovelace sailed into the rescue and seizing the first weapon which came her way-r- a. tobacco stick, she smote one lusty biff at the same approximate point where the well known chicken got the axe. and she laid out the aerial monster dead upon the ground. The wingspread of the hawk was two feet. Man Who Ran Over and Killed Carrie' Leffew, Is Freed After Eyewitnesses Tell of Bridge Tragedy. WASIIIXGTOX, Jan. Virginia: Unsettled weather with ratn in southeast and jjrubauly snow or rain in north and wcvt portions tonight and Saturday; colder tonight. Several Candidates for Police Sergeant -The three o clock this afternoon to take up a of general matters. i It is unlikely ti.at the commission I will eater .nio tne. e.ection of a third i .sergeant ai this stage, it being teii ihiii the matter should lie over until -March wne 11 half of the force whi ue elected. At Hie same time there are several candidates out for the position. Ap- i piicativn.s tnus far filed include the ONE CLAUSE OF CHARTER AMENDMENT MEAS- URE WOULD GIVE CITY GOVERNING BODY EIGHT TO SUCH OTHER EMPLOYES AS IT MAY DEEM NECESSARY." of nine under the 'hill which has been in- troduced into the General Assembly by Major Joseph B. Anderson, and which doubtless will be swiftly passed unless some objection to it is raised by the action of the community. Today The Bee received trom Rich- mond the vital clause which is con- tained in the bill now pending and which would amend the'charter of L'5ty soe the Tim Huntine TWnvi-Hi to his premises. r.t tun auxins, ueaa a Jxiontn, j 0-ciock at with j f nterfd his home and fla.-bir.ir their ClSCOVered in Bed Of KlSjl'KMs on the bed foJJnd liankins i neatly covered, but in a Little Home in Rocking-1 was he sur- mised that the man had died from natural causes, as the Coverlet was unruffled and the man had the ap- pearance of having passed away in his sleep. It was impossible to pre- names of J. C. KeynokiP. O. S. -May- lhe citv OI- along lines sug- ham County. a starving horse Vuesonie discovery 01 ?ed neariy a month. the body for burial in the usual f a man dend in way in view of the advanced stages was related to- by the corpse. it is bf-heved that the man died en -ay in :i story from tne'the nf December 2S. On that vicinity of X. near which j night Hankir.s had been visited by Dlace James Hankins was found by j his nephews who live some distance a. searching party on January 13th.'away. They say that their uncle had Hankins was a bachelor i some "d'rty clothes in a p-n of years of age and lived alone in a waf-r and plajed this e-n the kitchen tie home, operating a farm. A croup i siove with the id-a of washing them .if neighbors at a country store on tho next day. This pan with the !he night of .January IHth were s in it was intact indira massing the strange action of Unn-jthat the :nan never arose from kin's horse, which was locye in a; bed cohi.c to night, small pen. it having been oKso: I Immediate attention was given to that the horse was being used and i the horse. It h.ir able to ?e- that whenever a cure ljut it had eaten out. all within range of it the beast of th" grass, such of it there was neyed and cried :n a distressing man- and its famished state plain to ncr. Several farmers lhat j .ir.yono who The 3'east had noon had seen the ?iorse evidently try-] the fence railings and in- to make something known tojsiiivt had driven it to pvrfor.n allj them. the group of men re- sorts of antics as though to.attract called that Hankins had not been beings to its predicament seen for time it was decided to The horse will recover. U.S. Loses Refusing Muscle Shoal Offer berry and J. X. Clark, men with cre.i- j gestc.d and endorsed bv the city coun- j right of the people at large, to vote on such officers as are not consti- tutionally required to be voted on by the people at large such as the mayor, clerk of courts, commissioner of the rex'enue. commonwealth's at- torney, and city sergeant. Eliminat- ing these from the field the only em- pioyee who could be brought under the vote by the council would be the superintendent of public utilities, who is understood to be on record as be- .table records- It is lixe.y that j at its irolrnan H. T. -liaraway will also submit his nai.-ie as a candidate ba- r't.nv the election tr.kes place. r-.'ty cou.'i'.il at i'.s last meetin iast to being removed from _. voice of the people. Tne bill -n -ju-istion. whic-n is in- i After lhe bm jg it Would be DutK-ed by Andreson by re- for lhe council by resolution contains tnis clause: i lo ;iracrui present citv ordinances, may appoint a c.ly j aru] in -bis xvay ,irinK the im. The council provided for the third police si.-r- i attorney a jut a rolK-ctoi- city taxes j mtHiiate supervision "and detcrmina- :eant. which is considered necessary now that three shifis of policemen are working eight hours. present tion ot- the cjty councii ma.y Charles Must Behave Himself rr.y The Associated BEKXK. Jan. CO. French. Italian ambassadors hero alter expiration of their ul .--m- tt-rms ol oliH-o. an inspector or build- pioyees who today are voted on by inss AND SUCH OTIIEH EMPLOY-' lhe at large. us lav.-yer xvho heard of the pro- ES AS IT M.Vlf-UEEM XECES.S.-VKY visions of the proposed bill, said this AXi> IXH-'IXE IK'TIES A.XI> j morning that certain of the city olfi- I eers who are also slate officers would i protected by the The bill also includes nrov'.sions which provides that tliey be elected the council the riuht to is.-uo b-v the People at large, which would to the extent ol" on its "ivo th-m security from being been informed thai former Chark-s of will be deported to an is'aml niur-h more rc- attomnt to restore their throne. Million and Half Waster by Halting Attitude of Ad- ministration Says Speak- er. Miss Carrie Leffew Is Buried in Spray Thf As Al.-i.. January 2ft. c fuwra] or CHIT: n-. who was 3.i3l-" hy 3-ifinj; rain ovt r an in I3jis lavi. 3 a1 JUT in Jfpray. X. r.. nf- iit 1v.-o liy A. C. k. nssistf'd Hfv. C. K. 'Hf-y fioih irom   n-onlhs i -V-imes r not Honry Foi.Js KrVnk TliV r- ;n by Gray i -3iei. IJiOir epi. this ri'y Cost of Living Shows a Dropi i 4 To Hold Annual Meeting tod.-jv sho-.ve.1   as cars, a ;hinjc impossible j T'-J-K .d Trnvfl on the cars Is J moro 1' n- v. ry The union ;-nen are cp- iTr-Tiy it v.-.nil-i r-r.-iiins: n jitney a33 ovt-r the fity far Jhev are having all th< A --.r Arms privntt- cars thfy pass alone 1h': str-< "lift" 3.v v.u L: is Ave. Lot Has Been Closed Thr oj mand- thai r'-'tripany to 'irl.ilrate the dlfputi'. r.j'S that P> the interests of '..he city nm; Vie busi- of the not tw frorn i mad" lo suffer by the of the II.! -l..y .n.-il j Hrten to to medi- 111'- U.T.'H- There 3s not the sipn of irouM'-. bu; n horfs there -wi33 he r.r> importaHon friVl-.l of .iVui'i'-Tif sicns knfwr! onlv of 1'if <-3njrch. A iir Bankruptcr Petitaon Is FihJ in TJ. S. Court 'r 5.e from i Hunter Is Bitten by i a 3oV <.n which 3'lui3d n W-TV 7 FerOClOUS O'POSSUm mijrh in as il W.TS in j 
                            

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