Clipped From Asheville Citizen-Times
T T E Man, 2 Negroes Die In Accidents On RALEIGH. Feb. 18. A check today showed that violent accidents claimed three lives In Wake County yesterday, two being caused by automobiles and the other was listed as a rail accident. W. J. Smith, 22, of Fuqtiay Springs wns fatally Injured when he was thrown from the top of a train near Vnrlna, while doing his duties as brnkrmRn on a Norfolk Southern freight train. He riled here In Rex hospital of a fractured skull. Ernest Thompson, a negro, was killed when struck on the highway one mile West of Apex by an automobile driven by T. O. tlssery. of Sunset Avenue, this city. TJssery was exonerated of any blame bv Coroner Waring after an Investigation disclosed thst the ngro had been drinking hootch at the time and stumbled across the road directly In front of the car. Will Rogers, a negro of thla city, met his death when he was knocked do.vn by a car driven by H. H. Turner, of Garner, an employe of the local poatofflce. The accident occurred on the Garner section of the Central highway Just beyond the city limits Turner gave 500 bond pending an Inquest to be conducted by the coroner.