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DL'JPATC 60,000 PEOPLIj BEAD THE DISPATCH WHY NOT IOC! if it happens rrs nr THE DISPATCH ONLT ONE DOLLAR A TEAR. T t. j... State Llbrarv :3 ' r ' THE PAPER orjTHE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE AND WITH THE PEOPLE ESTABLISHED 1882.' LEXINGTON, N. C, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 7, 1916. VOL. XXXV NO. 6. : THE w DEATH MTSTERY UNSOLVED. Still a- Qnestloa as to Who Killed Jesse Adams, el Daaville-Body Found Sear Abbott's Greek. CAX HEITMAN IS EXILED. Chooses Oklahoma Instead of Prison Lopp to Roads Thomasville j Boys Convicted. H. Cam Heltman last week was sentenced to spend three years in the state penitentiary or leave the state ot North Carolina tor five years. He was locked up In jail until he made up his mind which he would do. Sunday he made his decision and left that night, saying he was going to Oklahoma. Judge Cline, in sentencing him, said he disliked to turn criminals on another state, but it was apparent that it was only the influence ot the young man's good mother, who has been very ill for some time, that saved him. It Heltman Is found in North Carolina during the next five years be will be arrested and ''must serve out three years in prison. His has been a re markable career or misdeeds, among the offenses alleged in the past being cruelty to his mother, a number of charges of forgery and finally the charge upon which he was convicted, that of stealing his mother's house hold furniture and selling if to other parties on the pretext that he had secured it in typewriter deals. The case which consumed nearly two days of the court's time and drew many witnesses from Thomasville was the charge of store-breaking lodged against John Thompson, Perry Briles and John Dorsett The three youths were charged with entering the drug store of Mr. C. R. Thomas at Thomasville and robbing It ot about $35 in money. Dorsett turned state s evi dence and was given the lighter sen tence of the three, five months being his allotment Briles drew six months, while Thompson, who appeared to be the ringleader, was given fifteen months. Thompson's bond was plao ed at $750. H. I. Lopp was sentenced to serve1 ninety days on the county roads for assault upon Mr. John Young. This was the sentence of the recorder b court. The case against him for retailing was nol prossed. A number of leading citizens were placed on the stand and testified that during the past three months Lopp's behavior had been good, but this failed to change the sentence. R. Larry Slmmerson, was charged with retailing and receiving more than the law allows. The evidence against him was not very strong, but strong enough to convict, the state's attorneys thought Solicitor Bower put up one ot the most powerful pleas of his career to try and secure the conviction of Simmerson, but the Juries on these, cases promptly freed him. Who killed Jesse H. Adams? This is a question that is raised In the minds of many people in Lexington since the failure of detectives so far to locate George Ramsey and Ralph ; Ralston, two white youths wanted as important witnesses in the case. It is understood that the whereabouts of Eddie Hall la known to the detectives. ' According to the' story told by these boys at Salisbury the finger of suspicion points most strongly toward John Henry Gantt, a negro now on the Row an chalngang. The details of their testimony are given further in this story. . " A number of question are to be solved before this death will be clear d. Sheriff Shaw expects this week to take up the matter actively, in conjunction, with Sheriff Krider, of Rowan, and see if the mysteries cannot be ferreted out. There was a fifth party on the freight train, alleged to have jumped to' escape form his alleged pursuer, Gantt He has not been leard from. Some believe that il there was such a person, he may know something about how Adams' body got over forty feet from . the rails. There was scarcely enough blood on the tracks to be noticed the morning that the death occurred, and there is an opinion among some people that a man in good health would have bled very freely when both legs were suddenly severed, unless he had been dead before he was thrown there. The brother of Adams who came here and attended to the burial of his body believes that the dead man had considerable money on his person when he left Danville. He Is also of the opinion that someone persuaded Jesse to Tide the freight, a thing his family had never known him to do before. The Danville Register says that Ed Hall was well acquainted with Adams and had known him tor some time. It appears that Hall and his three companions plead ignorance of the identity of their companion when they tes tified against Gantt The case was turned over to South' ora Railway detectives and it is understood they have been working hard on the case, but so far as can be learned they have not located Kam sey and Ralston. When these witnesses are secured Gantt will probably be brought here for a preliminary hear ing. ODOR DISCLOSES BODT. v The body of Jesse H. Adams, was found early Wednesday morning about two hundred yards north of Abbott's . rvjv tirfririi lvtnr within about forty fe'TJfe"ltrthboWd'irate. ot Tbe-f watching oat tor any-further iefeWr Southern Railway. Mr. Frank J. Yonta, a young farmer who lives near-hv. made the discovery, being attrac- ed to the scene by the odor of putrid flesh. He had passed the same spot on Thursday morning a week before and noticed a small amount of blood on the track, out thought little ot the incident The body was in some un dergrowth and was not visible from the track. The spot where it was lying was between the railroad and the banks ot Abbott's Creek. A thing that puzzled many at first was how it got there, as both legs were cut off and only hanging by the shreds at the knees. The theory that Adams dragged himself the thirteen feet from the rails to the edge of the embankment and then rolled down has been advanced. It Is known that a man badly wounded and suffering loss of blood will make a desperate effort to secure water. It might have been that the unfortunate man was trying to drag himself to the creek bank and get a drink when death overtook him. The body was brought to Lexington at the order of Coroner E. P. Long and placed la charge ot the HcCrary undertaking parlor. The flesh had all dropped from the head and musk-rat and Insects had eaten away portions of the body. Only the left arm. on which the body had lata, was of flesh color. The overflow of the creek during the recent heavy rain bad covered the body and the hot sua following the recession of the water caused rapid decomposition. After being brought ber a coroner's Jury was summoned and returned a verdict giving death from being run over by the railway train as probable cause. 8U8PICION TOWARD NEGRO. This theory was not to last long, however, tor It was divulged In Salisbury about the time the verdict waa rendered that evidence pointed strong-. ly toward John Henry Oantt a negro serving two years on the county roads ot Rowan, as the murderer of Adam. A few day previous Gantt bad been convicted of assaulting and robbing three young whit men named Ed Hall, Oeorge Ramsey and Ralph Ralston while they were coming to Salisbury on a freight train early on Thursday morning. May 20th. According to their atory Oantt who had Just been released from the Rowan chalngang, climbed on the train and secured a large hardwood club at High Point With this ha threatened death to the three and pursued two other. On ot these jumped, apparently to safety, the oth- . er, supposed to have been Adams, was truck by the negro and seen to tall between the care. They reported their xperleac to Detective Tresiar upon reaching Salisbury ana aiaea ta caico- . , log Gantt The manner ot tbe negro' v capture added to belief in his guilt although be denied me wooie enair. Hall approached Oantt wearing a cap '" lightly pulled down and when near - tb gro. suddenly pulled It off aad placed oa his bead the bat be wa wearing wbea he claimed to bav been aasaurted. Without a word being spo- - ken. Oantt Bed. but was nabbed by a waltlna officer. Bloodhounds were taken to East Spencer and placed on the trail where Ramsey. Ralston and Hall all said the negro Jumped from th freight They Immediately picked up tbe trail and carried it to Oantt home la "Five Row." H wa given is month for assault on each ot the tiovs and sis months more for beat' tng tbe train, making two year la alt At th ame time word wa pes-4 out over th South era system to be Vote of Davidson County for I Congress and State Senate. '( Township Abbotts Creek Alleghany , Arcadia Boone Cotton Grove Emmons-- - Hampton... Healing Springs Holly Grove. Jackson Hill . .. Lexington North.... Lexington South.... Liberty Midway ..... Reedy Creek Silver Hill Thomasville North . Thomasville South . Tyro......... Yadkin College Touts 3 25 16 41 51 96 2 10 20 21 183 153 7 13 21 16 50 56 37 6 827 e IS 9 06 C5 7 a 15 1 1 18 1 2 32 1 1 7 2 1 ; 10 24 2 6 - 1 ' 1 Vfc 115 1 1 57 4 1 I 1 2 I. 6 2 8 ; 17 3 i; 15 63 ti 16 86 1' 42 3 2 , 8 1 5;' 401 176 25 BICKETT NEXT GOVERNOR. $100 IN PRIZES OFFERED. EX-SHERIFF DORSETT DIES. menta In the eas,- Hence th finding of Adams' body was no surprise to their detectives, who Immediately took charge ot securing evidence against the negro. FIANCEE IDENTIFYING BODY. Positive Identification of the body was first made by Miss Pauline Schu- imann, of Salisbury, who was soon to have been married to the dead man. The first clue followed was that fur nished by a contract between R. H. Adams and a Danville tailoring concern. In the pocket of the coat also were three envelopes addressed to Miss Schumann at 1101 .South Main St, Salisbury. Her picture also was in both backs of the watch and in one of tbe envelopes. Sheriff Shaw, ac companied by Judge C E. Godwin and Messrs. Buren Shaw and E. E. With- erspoon at once went to Salisbury and brought Miss Schumann to Lexington. It was there also that the first news of Gantt's supposed connection with the death was learned. The brlde-to be was much affected by the death of ber sweetheart and remained here until the body was quietly laid to rest in the city cemetery Friday morning. The only relative ot Adams present waa his brother, who arrived Thursday. The mother was 111, while the father, a man of seventy years or more, waa In too feeble health to make the trip. Th father la Mr. Sam Adams, who live In Caswell county, this state, but near th outskirts ot Danville. Adams wa nearly twenty-flv ytars old. For th past five months be bad been overseer ot spinning In th Kcsler cot ton mill at Salisbury. According to all Information obtainable be waa strictly sober, quiet Industrious and hia family had never known him to rid a freight train before, according to bla brother. He bad only a dollar bill and hia watch when found and it ta not known whether be wa robbed nd this overlooked, or whether lack of funds accounted for bla taking tb freight He wa returning to Salis bury, after a visit bom to se bis aged parents. Mlsa Schumann Is about twenty year old and a refined and cultured young lady. Recently she his been contributing poetry for th Charlott Observer, Cosmos Magazine and Parks Floral Magazine. She spent five yeara at the Thomasville Orphan! follow. Ing tb death of ber father and wa for awhll a member of th quartette. Whll ber sb waa at th bom of Clerk ot th Court and Mr. C. E. God win. FORMERLY BELONGED TO ARMY. Another Interesting and at first pus- sllng circumstance waa furnished by th Initials la the suit b wore and tb Initial of Reuben Adam, a broth er who live In Raleigh, on tb tailoring contract This waa explained by the brother wbo cam Here, who said that Jets bad been a member ot th U. 8. army and had purchased hi dis charge. Since recent development in Mexico, be feared that h might be pressed back Into service, so th tailoring concern, who ksew both brothers well, agreed to mak tb contract and cult Initial la th nam ot Reuben so tbst there would be no record In Danvill ot Jesse. This fact at first mad It difficult to local Adam family. ; ' Mis 01 xa Oreenwald. ot Brooklyn. N. Y, I tb guest of Mr. and Mr. O. A. Rot brock and Mr. and Mr. C. H Ooel. Mis Greeawald la a sister of Mesdame Rothrock aad Ooels. Former Davidson County Official Expires Suddenly at Petersburg Burled Here Today. With surprising suddenness death overtook Ex-Sheriff T. S. F. Dorsett at Petersburg, Va., early Monday morning. Mr. Dorsett had recently been ill but for the past few weeks was seemingly in good health. Monday morning be was found dead lying across the edge ot his bed, in his room at Petersburg, Va., where he held a position with the DuPoot Powder Co. He was about half dressed when found, leading to the belief that he was preparing to arise from a night s rest when he was stricken. Appar ently acute indigestion produced death. Mr. Dorsett's three sons had all started to the bedside of their father before they learned positively ot his death. Mr. Raymond Dorsett reached Petersburg about one o'clock Monday and wired to Messrs. Archie and Fletcher At Danville. The latter returned, . while the former . brought the body to Lexington, where H lay yesterday and last night la the home ut ma aaugater, .Mrs. T. F. Grimes. The burial will be this morning at 11 o'clock In the city cemetery. The deceased was the son of the late Dr. H. W. Dorsett, a beloved and well known physician who lived near Bethany. The mother still survives. There are three sons, Messrs. Raymond, clerk in the Ricks Hotel, Rocky Mount, Fletcher, clerk In the Stonewall Hotel, Charlotte, and Archie, who is connected with the Lexington Drug Co., and one daughter, Mrs. Thomas F. Grimes, of Lexington. There are three brothers, Messrs. Wood, Arnold and Reed Dorsett, all of this county and three sisters, Mesdames Johnson, of High Point, Peeler, ot Greensboro, and Jacob Mock, of this county. Mr. Dorsett was elected sheriff of Davidson county on the Democratic ticket in 1900 and served continuously until 1906. MRS. S. L. OWEN IS DEAD. Well Beloved Woman Passes Away at Hospital in Winston-Salem Sunday Morning' Rarely has av death in Lexington been the occasion of more genuine and universal sorrow that that brought by the passing away of Mrs. Sylvester L. Owen, who died early Sunday morning at the Twin City Hospital. Mrs. Owen had been: sorely afflicted with cancer and several other ailments for some time, but several weeks ago her condition became so serious that It was decided to carry her to the hospital. Here everything that medical science and loving care could avail were employed in the last desperate hope of saving her life. During her last illness members of her family were constant in -attendance, her oldest daughter, Miss Alma, remaining at her mother' bedside. The body was brought her Sunday afternoon on the Southbound train and carried to the home on First Av enue West where it was viewed by a constant stream m na an inrougn Sunday atfrnaoin . mining aat reirtin ERLAM.ER GIVEN DEFEAT. White Oak Win In Eleven Innings Spencer Come Saturday for First. Game f Series. Erlanger and Whit Oak put up probably the . prettiest exhibition of baseball ever" seen ber. when they battled for eleven Innings Saturday, th visitor getting th long end of the I to 3 score. Barnes and Lewi both went the entire rout and divid ed honor, each giving up eight hit and striking out seven. The error war also evenly divided, and neither of the four credited to both sides counted for aught In th coring. Barnes gav on man four ball, whll Lewis hit Pharr on th elbow. Erlanger, waa first to score, making two run in th fifth, on Luther Dames' single, Kimball' sacrifice and Burnis scratch and Pharr timely wallop. In th sixth Inning Whit Oak made It two all, when th Loe- man brother secured singles and Branson tripled to left field. For th remainder ot tbe gam It wa a battle) royal, with both pitcher going Ilk wild fir, until tb first of th liln when E. Loeman secured a single, stole second and scored on E. Lewis' single. Tb gam wis unique In that th Whit Oak team furnished two broth r combinations, th Lewises and Loemans. Wheeler and Pharr furnish ed th fielding featurea for Erlanger and both secured a nice double. All Interest now turn to what la expected to be the real big game of tbe season, when Spencer come her Saturday to meet Erlanger In the sec ond gam between these two team. Erlanger play th railroad boy In their home town thla afternoon, and qo doubt a larg number from here will attend. It Is ta game ner nai-urday, however, that tb & V. D a are trimming their sails for and tb largest crowd ot tb season la expect ed. By that time Erlanger la expected to mak still mor addition to their already strong team. If a gam anything Ilk a good as th last two is furnished, the crowa certainly win geflbelr money worth. Erlanger Is fast rounding Into on of th fastest amateur team In tb state and are nutting bp a better claaa of ball than several alleged professional aggrega tion. , day morning. Funeral services were conducted- la th tome yesterday af ternoon at four o clock, by her pastor. Dr. Fred D. Hale ot the First Baptist church. The remain were laid away in the city cemetery late in the after noon, and the sinking sun cast Its last rays yesterday upon a mountain of beautiful flowers that had been placed as the tribute of loving friends. Mrs. Owen before her marriage was Miss Kate R. Penry, daughter ot the late Ell Penry, of this place. One brother, Mr. R. L. Penry, a sister, Mrs. J. D. Grimes and half sister, Mrs. J. H. Greer survive. The late W. G, Penry was a brother and Mrs. Wil liam Thompson, now deceased, a half sister. Beside the husband, tour chll dren are left to mourn their irrepara ble loss, these being Miss Alma Owen, teacher In the graded schools at Rox-boro, Mrs. Ralph Pratt, who has been making her bom with her parents for several months. Miss Lila Owen, stenographer In the Internal revenue department at Greensboro and Penry Owen. Deceased waa 63 years old, Mrs. Owen bad for many years been a consecrated Christian woman and a loyal member ot the First Baptist church. Few there were with whom she came In contact whose lives were not made better by her Influence. A mor devoted mother and wife than she could hardly have been and the bereaved family have the deepest sympathy of thousands. Her husband Is one of the best known men in ua vldson county, having for many years been register of deeds. Robinson and Spence. In Second Primary Thompson Beats Young Light Tote in the District Already the welkin is ringing in the second primary to choose the dem ocratic nominee for Congress in the seventh district, the race being between L. D. Robinson, of Wadesboro, and Union L. Spence, of Carthage. Monday afternoon before the returns from the primaries of Saturday were complete, Mr. Spence began firing tel egrams into Davidson county and before night the nucleus for a strong organization had already been formed. His supporters in Davidson are very enthusiastic and, although Mr. Robinson has a good lead in the dis trict he lacked 1,174 votes of securing a majority. Nearly half the votes cast in the seventh district were in the four counties lying along the South Carolina line, Union, Anson, Richmond and Scotland, and Robinson secured heavy majorities in these. These coun ties are accustomed to primaries and the nominees there are never seriously opposed, so the general election is of secondary importance. Bickett is a native of Union, and this accounts in part of the tremendous vote polled there. A complete count from all the counties gives Robinson 6,320, Spence 3.-288, Varner 2,549, Flnley 1,665. Mr. Varner secured majorities in David son and Randolph and a plurality in Davie. Mr. Finley carried Wilkes and Yadkin and Mr. Spence secured almost the entire vote in Moore. Robinson led in the other counties. Six or seven thousand democratic voters stayed at home, the farm vote being especially light. Rains a few days before the primaries, followed by sunshine and the approaching harvest kept several thousand farmers at their plows. These circumstances place the result of the second primary in much doubt. Indications now are that Davidson will give Mr. Spence a handsome majority and that Randolph, where Rob inson secured only a light vote, will do likewise. Mr. Spence has conduct ed such a gentlemanly campaign and his friends have fought so fairly and openly in all counties that many voters who expressed a different preference in the first test will flock to his standard with enthusiastic loyalty. He is one of the ablest lawyers in the district Early In life he was left as the mainstay of a widowed mother and several brothers and sisters. By his determined effort he aided in the ed ucation of his brothers and sisters and support of his mother. By his rugged honesty, his friends say, he has been able to build up a successful practice: He was formerly a member ot the state senate and was recognized m& oUta Jeadeac' Mis Josephine Harkey baa returned from Salisbury, wber so (pent vral day visiting friends. SU11 Waiting- for Reply. Th following editorial from Satur day' Salisbury Post will be of Interest to many In Davidson who are rait ing th sam Question: . "In th Spencer New or this week Is printed a letter to th candidate for county commissioners signed by Mayor Burton ot Spencer, In which th candidates ar asked about tbe free bridge aero th Yadkin 'Con necting Rowan and Davidson. "Whll this Is all right and proper, w may as well realise one and for all that th problem lie across th liver. If the Rowan (Id of th com mittee bad been aided by the David son commissioner th work would hare been well under way. Th Davidson commissioners have acted very arbitrarily In this matter. They have Uken th matter In their own band and even refused to reply to letters written, rrora inia county official asking for a conference. Pat ty politic and selfish Interest seem to bar guided in th matter. The trouble I not In Rowan but In Davidson. Bom wsy must be found to get a bearing In Davidson county. "Tb commissioners now acting in Davidson might at least be courteous nough to reply to a courteous letter from a neighborly onvciat" Herd Record Contest Brings Rare Op portunity to Boys and Girls on Farms In Davidson. The boys' and girls' herd record contest inaugurated by the Davidson County Creamery, the three banks of Lexington and a number of business firms is attracting considerable attention. The prize list has been made out and is headed by a pure bred, bull calf given by the creamery, which will be worth at least fifty dollars. The three banks each give ten dollars, making thirty dollars more, while other prizes bring the amount up to the hundred mark. Rules for the contest were published in last week's Dispatch and every boy and girl who did not read them might profit by hunting them up. The agreement for the giving of prizes is given below: The Davidson County Creamery and others interested in the development of the dairy business, hereby agree to furnish prizes for the Boys' and Girls' Herd Record Contest. The prizes offered by the creamery will be given to the boys and girls whose parents are patrons of the Creamery. The prizes given by others can be won by any Davidson county boy or girl whether their parents are patrons of the creamery or not. FIRST PRIZE. One pure bred bull calf, given by Davidson County Creamery. SECOND PRIZE. $10.00 Bank Account, First National Bank; One pair Selby shoes, Fred Thompson Co. THIRD PRIZE. $10.00 Bank Account, Bank of Lexington; One pair Boy Scout Shoes, Woodruff's Shoe Store. FOURTH PRIZE. $10.00 Bank Account, Commercial & Savings Bank; One Maxim hat, W. G. Penry Co. FIFTH PRIZE. $5.00 cash, Lexington Grocery Co.; $5.00 in trade, Lexington Hardware Co. SIXTH PRIZE. $5.00 in trade. Manning Hardware Co. ; $2.50 in trade, Green & Rothrock. County Agent J. B. Steele will gladly furnish any further information desired. Mr. Varner expressed himself as particularly happy over the vote In Davidson county, where he secured a plurality ot 426 over Robinson, who waa actively supported by the person al enemies of the Davidson candidate. They spent time, money and energy without stint in trying to down the home man, but failed signally. While at the same time, Mr. Varner made no canvass ot the county, used no money to influence its voters, but depended on their loyalty. His majority over all three opponents was 225. Thomasville returned the biggest majority against Mr. Varner of any place In the county, He carried Lexington and a big ma jority of the other townships, as is shown by the tabulated vote. Mr. C. M. Thompson was victor ov er Mayor Charles Young by a majority of 102 for the nomination ot the state senate. Mr. R. E. Little, of Wadesboro, nominated without oppo sition, will be his running mate in the district, composed ot Davidson, Stanly, Anson and Union. In the state T. W. Bickett beat u. u Dauahtrldge for governor by 25,000 or more. Judge James S. Manning will probably run a second race tor attorney general with Capt Edmund Jones, ot Lenoir. Secretary of State J. Bryan Grtmes secured a good lead over J. A. Hartness, of Statesvllle. and the latter will not enter a second pri mary. Commissioner W. A. Graham, ot agriculture was renominated by a small majority. Lacy, Sbipmaa ana Lee won In a walk. Davidson went for McKlnnon, Hartness and Manning, while Bickett secured nearly a thous and majority, out of a total ot a little over 1,400 rotes. A handsome complimentary vot was cast for Wood row Wilson and Thomas K. Marsnau. whll Hughe and Roosevelt divided the bait dozen or mor republican preference vote cast Scarlet Fever Dielag Oat Very little Is being said about th scarlet fever In Winston-Salem for th reason that there 1 very little to say, say th Union Republican. The dlseas seems to bav about run It course and will soon be a thing of the past To meet such cases as find It necessary, an Isolation hospital has been opened In th East Salem School building, under th direction ot Dr. J. J. Klnyoun, City Health Officer, and Mia Rothwell. Supt of tb City Hospital. Miss Mary Walker and 8111 Hardister, trained nurses, and alio a colored nun will b In direct charge. It baa a capacity of 20 patlenu and ten caaea bav bean removed there. For a temporary arrangement th location and arrangement I all that can b dee I red. Biggest Sea Fight in World's History Germans Appear to Have Slightly Bested British. ' The greatest naval battle in all the world's history took place last Thursday afternoon and all night in the North Sea when a portion of tbe English navy met 'almost the entire fighting force of Germany In a desperate conflict - According to the latest re port the British lost nineteen fighting ships, while the Germans lost 15 admittedly, with the British claiming the total was eighteen. The tonnage of the British shtps lost was consid erably larger and they lost almost twice the number ot seamen. Both sides claim to have held the field of battle after the fight. The British began the fight with a small force but were later reinforced by a large num ber ot their main fleet. They lost none ot their dreadnaughts but several of their largest battle cruisers went down as well as several tmallor cruisers. The losses in capital ships appears to have been seven, while the other ships going to the bottom were torpedo boats and destroyers. The Germans lost about four ot their fin est and heaviest ships, and some claims are that among this number was the great dreadnaught Hlnden-burg. However, there Is doubt as to tbe Hlndenburg being destroyed. Probably seven thousand sailors lost their lives, mor than four' thous and of these being among the flower of the English naval forces, two or three admirals being In the number. The Germans rescued a number of their seamen from the waters, but even at that more than two thousand met death. Merchant ships passing later over th field ot battle reported that tbe water wa thick with human bodies floating on th service. Winston Churchill on Sunday gar out a statement declaring that Great Britain still holds th supremacy of th seas and his statement Is support ed by that ot Admiral Jelllcoe, chief in command. Tb British admiralty was frank la promptly admitting their losses and at first gav out th pro portion as being larger against them than later reports developed. In tbe meantime tbe battle ot Ver dun, which will soon bav been going on four months. Is being pressed with Increasing Intensity. Tb German bav been attacking constantly day and night for mor than a week. In some place they bav mad email gain, but not commensurate with their losses. Tbe French succeed In keeping them blocked away from tbe main object ot th attack. Tb bat tle between tb Austrlans and Italians apparently ar slowing down. TYPHOID VACCINE CAMPAIGN. ' Dr. E. F. Long Begins Work as Whole Time County Health Officer ' Dates Announced. i The readers of The Dispatch and citizens of Davidson county in general have been hearing much for the past few months about campaigns, but here comes a .campaign that should have a more urgent appeal than any that has yet been brought to the people. Dr. E. F. Long, whole time county health officer, has moved to Lexington and this week begins the ad- , vertising of the county-wide free antl- , typhoid vaccination. Dr. Long has made out a schedule of dates and placet) for the dispensaries to be established. The state of North Carolina and county of Davidson furnish freo of charge to every citizen within the county the vaccine and the doctor to administer it. Among the great boons of the ages the anti-typhoid vaccine takes very high rank. It is has been given to millions and has saved thousands of lives since It was discovered. Itdrovo typhoid out of the United States army, after this disease had killed more la the same time than did Spanish bullets in Cuba. Typhoid has been al-. most unknown in Europe during this, the- greatest war of all the ages. Millions of men have been quartered close together, in camps, prison camps or In trenches with mud and water, still there have been very few cases of typhoid. And all because practically all . the men of all the armies were given, the very same treatment offered free to Davidson county people before they went to the front. The anti-typhoid treatment causes no open sore, little discomfort and no loss of time. It is safe, convenient and given FREE by the county health officer. Three treatments are required, so you must either begin the treatment on first or second date at your nearest dispensary point, or finish at another dispensary point or at tho Health Officer's office in Lexington. Every family, and person in Davidson county will be welcomed to tho dispensaries and all are urged to take advantage of this opportunity. Places and dates: Clifton School House June 23, 20, 27, July 4, 10 to 12 a. m. Wallburg June 13, 20, 27. July 4, 2 to 4 p. m. Healing Springs June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 10 to 12 a. m. Southmont June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 2 to 4 p. m. Yadkin College June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 10 to 12 a. m. Reeds June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 2 to 4 p. m. Mt Pleasant School House July 11, 18. 25, Auguat-1, 10 to .12 a. m. t- Bethany-July il," 18, 2S,' August" -2 to 4 p. m. s Silver Hill July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10 to 12 a. m. Cotton Grove July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 2 to 4 p. m. Hampton July 14, 21. 28, August 4. 10 to 12 a. m. Henry MIze Residence July 14, 21, 28. August 4, 2 to 4 p. m. Bain August 8, 15, 22, 29, 10 to 12 a. m. Denton August 8, 15, 22, 29 2 to 4 p. m. BETHESDA August 10. 17, 24, 31, 10 to 12 a. m. Eller August 10, 17, 24, 31, 2 to 4 p. m. Welcome August 11. 18, 25, September 1, 10 to 12 a. m. Arcadia August 11, 18, 25, September 1. 2 to ; p. m. Jackson Hill September 5, 12, 19, 26. 10 to 12 a. m. Newsora September 5, 12, 19, 26, to 4 p. m. Tyro September 7, 14, 21, 28 10 to 12 a. m. . 4 Churcbland September 7 14, 21, 28, 2 to 4 p. m. Gordontowar-September (, 15, 22, 29, 10 to 12 a. m. Llnwood September S, 15, 22, 29, I to 4 a. m. Holly Grove School House July 10, 17. 24. 21. 10 to 12 a. m. Thomasville Peacock A Bowers office, every Monday 2 to 4 p. m. from June 12 to July 31st Lexington At my office, every Saturday 1 to 4 p. m. On ot th most angry looking cloud a ber for many month overhung tb city for a few mlaute yesterday afternoon. Tb cloud waa very low and tb wind wa carrying portion of tb strata la different sec tion. It becamo almost dark noug for street light for a few mlnutea, then cam a dash of rain and th un-abln brok through again. Mr. Frank H11L who la located ta Virginia, pBt several day ber last week with Dr. David J, Hill tag Other relative. AaceaL W announc with nleasur tb ac quisition ot tb famous Metro Picture. Metro picture repreeent th pinnacle of motion picture production. Such tar a Francis X. Bushman Bevrly Barn. Mm. Petrova, Ethel Barry mora. Edmund Breos. Mr. and Mr. Sidney Drew. Lionel Barrymor. William Favrbare aad Marguerite Snow. nd many other of tb tarn rank mak up tb cast of Metro picture, making It an exceptionally strong programme'. Our Brat Metro picture I Grace Elllston In Tb Black Fear' la I acta. Thursday, Jun Itb, Begin nlng at on p. m. and running until 11 o. m. Admlaaloa chlldrea under twelve year ten cent. Adult flf teea ceata. THE LYRIC THEATRE. Mr. Gaels' Brother Browned. Mr. E. H. Ooels received a telegram last week that hi youngest brother, Amlel Goelz, a young man ot twenty-two years, had been drowned on Ascension Day while In bathing at a bay at Brooklyn. N. Y. Up until yesterday th body bad not yet been recovered. Reaaloa t the Thorn Loag Descent daata. Plan ar being md to bold a re union of th descendant of th pio neer, Thomas Long, or Lang, wbo cam to this country about 1740 and settled on th et bank ot tb Brushy Fork ctwek In lb upper part of tb county. Tb reunion will be bald at Bethany on August 19. This la on of tb largest famille In Davidson coun ty, having Intermarried Into th famine ot the Had licks. Llvngooda. Loon srds. Oarers, Sink. Evrbardt. Michael. Wagner. Tuaseya. Murphy. Bwicegooda. Ragan. Mr era, Orlmaa. Hlatta, Led ford a, Clodfellers, Lam both and almost every other old family In tb county ot Davidson. Many of tb descendants ar In other states and an effort will be mad to har many of the attend tb reunion. Rev. J. U Murphy, of Hickory, descendant ot Tbomea Long, wltl bar chars of arranging th program. but person wishing to obtain Infor mation about th reunion will comma nlcat with Mis Ida Hedrlrk. Using ton. J. W. Veach. Tbomaavtil. J. p. Long, Wallburg or 3. Lee Ouyer. LORD KITCHENER KILLED. Report Say That War Lord of Ef- laad and Whole Staff Lt When C raiser Blown I'n, According to a "grape vine" report reaching ber yesterday Just before press tlm Lord Earl Kitchener, chief In command ot all tb British armies. and bla ntlr stan" lost their live yesterday, whed a big battl cmlier with them on board either struck a mln or waa torpedoed by a Oerman (ubmartn. Tb Information at band doe not definitely locat th great disaster, but It seems to bav been just off tb coast ot England and probably la tb English Channel. Coming a thla doe upon th heel of th great loase In the recent naval battle, this strike a blow at th vary heart ot England. Kitchener wa regarded a th greatest oldlr ot hia tlm. He Brat cam Into prominence la India and la ter won undying fern at Khartoum, Egypt He waa sent to th Boer war to take command, after th burgher bad repeatedly defeated British troop, and bla decisive action soon trough th war to a cIom. thm',r after th outbreak of th great l:nro-peaa War Great Drttaln again caU1 upon blm In her hour of iriet tin l nd he ha bn tb chief factor la recruiting th Iirttlah armies.

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