iS A Mi I. 1. No. 11. HICKORY, N. C. THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 23, 19151 Price Two Cents LARGE CR Alumni, Friends and Visitors Hear Speakers on Work and Growth of Institution in Past Twenty-five Years Basket Picnic on Campus. Alumni, friends and students joined together at Lenoir College today in celebration of the Twenty-fifth year of the opening of that institution. From early morning until after noon, the crowds began arriving on the campus, and numerous automobiles lined the grove. Opening with a scripture lesson by the Rev. A. II. Deck of Dallas, Texas, and closing late in the afternoon with addresses by laymen, the several hours of the day were crowded with n va riety of interest for all. An enjoy able feature was the picnic dinner on the campus. Here gathered students, alumni, faculty, visitors and friends, and Catawba county and this sec tion poured a bountiful repast before Che host. After the Rev. Mr. Heck rea 1 tho scripture lesson today, the Rev. E. .1. Sox asked the divine blessing on the gathering. This was followed by the address of President R. L. Frit:: on "Twenty-live Years of Lenoir College." This address will be published in full Friday. The sermonic lecture was dcJivered by Dr. Simon Peter Long of Mansfield, Ohid.and Mr. John George of Cherry villo spoke on the needs of the col lege and how to meet them. The afternoon program was as fol lows: 2;30 p. in. Reminiscences The founding of Lenoir College, the Rev. A. L. Crouse, Charlottesville, Va., the . Rev. W. P. Cline, I). D., White Rock, South Carolina. Addresses by Laymen J. M. Rhodes, Esq., Lincolnton; J. II." C. Huitt, Esq., Catawba; D. W. Adcr holdt, Esq., Henry River; Attorney 1). L. Russell, Hickory, and Attorney A. A. Whitener, Hickory. TAR HEELS TO BE HEADY FOR KRESS yashington, Sept. 23. Senator Lee S. "Overman will in all probability be the first member of the North Carolina delegation to come to Washington this fall and get right down to actual legislative business. Senator Over man will arrive here in time to pre side over the sub-committee of the senate judiciary committee which meets here October 15 to prepare a plan for the revision of the judicial code of the United States. Senator Overman is chairman of the judiciary committee and also chairman of this sub-committee which will continue its deliberations right up to t:ie time of, the convening of congress. ! Other members of the state delega tion who w ill be here before Decern- : ber are Congressman Kitchin and Congressman Page. Mr. Kitchin will , meet here with the ways and means committee about the second week in j October to choose men to fill the va-j fancies existing on that committee. 1 The ways and means committee will probably have several other meetings of several days duration before De cember to consider the legislative pro gram, membership of the other com mittees who are named by the ways unj means committee, and many oth-' er, matters. ' Congressman Robert N. Pago is ex pected here about November 1 to be- fin the preparation of the District of Columbia appropriation bill. He is the chairman of the sub-committee of the appropriations committee on the - District of Columbia. Last session he 'established a remarkable recprd by ob taining the passage of the bill with less debate and opposition, and in shorter time than any previous bill passed. e ( I!y the Ass -lilted Press) ', Salisbury, Sept. 23. A man giving his name as J. C. Starnes and his home as Greenville, S. C, was arrest ed at Cleveland and brought to Sal isbury today anl jailed on the charge of entering the Southern Railway ticket office here, assaulting Kenneth Brown, the agent, and attempting to rob thes afe. Starnes palmed him self oir as a track walker and, after getting into the good graces of the agent at Cleveland, stamped his ticket books and boarded the train for Ashe- ville. He was arrested. It is be lieved that the man is an old offender.. TO LECTURE TONIGHT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH -'Dr. Simon Peter Long, who deliv ered two admirable lectures at Len oir College Tuesday and Wednesday nights, will deliver an address in Holy Trinity Lutheran church at 7:30 to night. The public is cordially invited $o hear him. SALISBURYS CAUGHT AT CLEVELAND AFTER FIGHT WITH POSSE ( By the Associated Press) (P.y Associated Press.) Albemarle, Sept. 23. John Hodgin, the negro captured today by officers, is seriously wounded and it is not be lieved that he will recover. Salisbury, Sept. 23. John Hodgin, the negro convict who last Saturday rdiot J. C. Freeman, a guard, near Albemarle, was arrested near Gold Hill after a-pistol fight with an officer. Both were wounded. The negro was carried in an automobile to Albemarle and placed in jail. ' The search for the murderer of the guard has been one of the most per sistent in the history of the county. Ever since Saturday posses have been out looking for Hodgin, and today four bands were scouring the woods for him. Chief of Police Love of Albemarle, heading one posse, saw a light in the woods early today, and made for it. Hodgin was found asleep beside the fire, over which he had prepared a meal, and the officer surprised him. When Chief Love reached for the negro, a fight ensued, the policeman being shot in the foot. He in turn fired at the negro, four shots taking effect, two of them in the shoulder and two in the leg. No violence was anticipated at Al bemarle. JACK CORBEET CAN'T PLAY NEW ORLEANS (By Associated Press.) New Orleans, Sept. 23. President Freeman of the New Orleans Southern Association champions said today that io had declined the offer of Jack Cor bctt, manager of the Asheville, N. C, club, to play a series for the all-Dixie championship. Mr. Freeman said the difference in the classification of the two clubs was responsible for the re fusal. II. J. KNEBEL AND FAMILY TO GO TO PORTO RICA The friends of Mr. II. J. Knebel will learn with interest that he has been recently appointed general manager of the industrial department of the Guanica Sugar Company of Gunica, Porto Rico. Mr. Knebel and family expect to sail for Porto Rico October 23. The sugar company is one of the largest in the country, with main of fices in New York city. (By Associated Press.) Paris, Sept. 23. The violent artil lery fighting which has characterized the operations in France for more than three weeks, was particularly severe at Rocqulincourt and north and south of the river Azore yesterday. LARGE ATTENDANCE AT BOONE Boone, Sept. 23. The Appalachian Training School has been running one month and has enrolled by far the largest number of stuiients in its his tory so early in the term, and they continue to come almost every day. The dormitories are full to overflow ing and the families of the town, who take borders, are taxed to take care of the students. The new girls' dormi tory is nearing completion. When finished it will very much relieve the situation. It will accommodate 150 young women. It will be fitted up with all modern improvements sewer, hot and cold water, steam heat, electric lights, and electric cooking, and a model domestic science depart ment. BUSINESS CONDITIONS GENERALLY IMPROVING Washington, Sept. 23. Business i conditions throughout the country are j showing improvement and trade gen ' erally is picking up, according to members of the federal advisory council, which held its regular quar j terly session with the federal reserve 1 board. VIOLENT FIGHTING SS REPORTED IN FRANCE WONT DESTROt AMERICAN SHIPS (By the Associated Press! Washington, Sept. 23. Germany in her latest note in the Frye case noti fies the United States that submarine commanders have been notified not to destroy American merchantmen, even when the conditions of international law are violated, but to permit them to take their cargoes into port if it is not impossible for the commanders to do so. Germany gave this assurance "in order to furnish to the American gov ernment evidence of its conciliatory attitude," while the question of the interpretation of the treaty of 1828 is submitted to arbitration. The Amer ican suggestion for indemnity is ac cepted. Ag for absolute contraband, the German note says Germany would re serve the right to destroy vessels, ac cording to the declaration of London. The German note is regarded by of ficials as evidencing more friendly re lations between the two countries. It practically assures the safety of American passenger ships and crew. COMPARATIVE WEATHER Sept. 22. Maximum Minimum i' Mean 1915 1914 . 71 91 44 60 57 75 FLOWER GROWERS WANT PROTECTION (By the Associated Press) Berlin, Sept. 23. The war has brought great difficulties to the flower growers of Germany but also great pportunities. For years France and Italy have been the chief markets for cut flowers, and even the duties imposed by Germany have not protect ed the native merchants. At the recent annual meeting of the various gardening associations j throughout the empire, it was resolv ed to ask the government to make special efforts to keep out of Germany during the coming winter any cut flower that might otherwise find their way in, via Switzerland, from either France or Italy. Belgium, however, also grows flow ers in. great quantities. The flower growers therefore decided to urge on the government a duty to protect them against competition from this quar- j ter, after agreeing that it was urg- ently necessary. The members of the associations j represented agreed to undertake to j decorate the graves of fallen soldiers ! through volunteer donations of now ers. COLONEL HOUSE SAY HE SPOKE OWN VIEWS (By Associated Press.) Washington, Sept. 23. Colonel House of Texas, the president's per sonal friend, was a visitor at the white house today. Colonel House was quoted by Dr. Durnba in one of the letters taken from James F. J. Archibald in Lon don that the United States never would consent to prohibit war exports to Europe. Colonel House yesterday gave out an interview in which he said those were his personal views. WILSON CITY BONDS SOLD TODAY AT PAR Wilson, N. C., Sept. 23. The city authorities today sold $75,000 worth of gas bonds and $95,000 worth of water bonds at par to a firm in Bal timore. DOLLAR DAY STARTS WELL IN CHARLOTTE Messrs. A. M. West and George L. Lyerly returned from Charlotte this afternoon and reported that Dollar Day had started off well in that town. Other members of the delegation are expected home later today. Mr. West said the Charlotte mercsants were handicapped somewhat by the lack of entire co-operation, but that this dif ficulty would not confront Hickory. In spite of this, however, the sale looked like a success. Charlotte's merchants were helpful and Messrs. West and Lyerly are wonrident they obtained some ideas they would not have received without the trip. Dollar Day will be held in Hickory Thursday, October 3. Mr. Craig Shuford was a business visitor to Hickory today. Do you think the next election is , es"o - o-nino nnr wav ' "I don't think anything about that," replied Senator Sorghum. "I'm busily revising my opinions and trying to go its way." Washington Star. BRYAN IS SUFFRAGISTS OT WANTED CAPITAL FOR BY MEN THE FIGHT I (By Associated Press.) Washington, Sfcpt. 23. Lewis M. Hammerling of New York, president of the American Association Foreign Language Newspapers, called at the white house today to assure President W7ilson that his association had noth ing to do with Doctor Fargo of Brook -lyn, who last week said that the edi tors of foreign newspapers wanted Mr. Bryan to go to Europe to work for peace. Mr. Hammerling declared that Doc tor Fargo does not represent the American Association of Foreign-Language Newspapers, which Mr. Ham merling said included practically all. "Our association stands behind the president and will do nothing to em barras him. We have nothing to do with Mr. Bryan and do not want him to go to Europe." Lir l mumu (By the Associated Press) Paris, Sept. 23s With the recent death of Senator Rene Berenger there is now left only one life member of the senate. When that body wa's created by the national assembly at the time of the adoption of the constitution of Feb ruary 25, 1875, provision was "made for 75 life senators and 225 to be elected. In the revision of 1884 the suppression of life senators by extinc tion, and the transformation of their seats into elective seats, was decided upon. The last survivor of the life senators is Monsieur Marcere, who wras elected by the senate February 28, 1884, only a few months before the measure for suppression of life sen ators wrent into effect. (By Associated Press.) Warsaw, Poland, Sept. 23. Less than a month after the occupation of Warsaw by the Germans, plans have been all but completed for the crea tion of a Polish university, designed to attract the young Poles who hereto fore have always sought foreign in stitutions of learning because they would or could not attend the old Rus sian university here. The German authorities have readi ly agreed to the proposal of the citi zens' committee wrhich now is con ducting the city's affairs, allowing the return to Wrarsaw of Poles, who now are in foreign countries. This in cludes scholars of all ages. Mean while it is arranged for all educational institutions up to the university to open on schedule time. s! ss NEW YORK COTTON (By the Associated Press) New York, Sept. 23. Overnight billing orders and slight disappoint ing cables caused rather an unsteady opening of the cotton market. The market soon sold about seven to 12 points net higher. NEW YORK STOCKS (By the Associated Press) New York, Sept. 23. Rumors of a hitch in the foreign loan negotia tions imparted some interest in the stock market. New York Airbrakes advanced 2 to 162, American Pul leys 4 to 167, and the Texas Company to 158, recorded a similar achieve ment. Other specialties, notably Re public Steel and WTestinghouse, were strong. United States steel rose a quarter, but soon reacted. COTTON FUTURES New York, Sept. 23. Cotton fu tures opened steady and closed quiet. Open Close October 11.18 11.23 December 11.64 11.64 January 11.75 11.76 March 11.95 11.98 May 12.17 12.21 BARRY STILL LAID UP Worcester, Mass., Sept. 23. Second Baseman Jack Barry of the Boston Red Sox, is laid up at his home in Worcester with a boil on his left hip and is in care of a physician. THE WEATHER ! For North Carolina: Fair i tnio-"rit and Fridav: modp.rat.fi northeast winds. ONE j mum miATc In I iLnUII uLlinlL 5 I A Ha SEiirriBTrB! P- f r y in i i i a I uiiivLndin run Anniinrn AttUKtU Washington, Sept. 23. The "Suff rage Drive" now being carried on in North Carolina by the organizers of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage is to be conducted entirely without regard to the politics of the congressmen whose votes the suffra gists are trying to obtain for the pas sage in the next congress of the con stitutional amendment to refer the matter to the states. "Our campaign this summer will not take cognizance of the politics of the North Carolina congressmen." said Miss Lucy Burns, chairman of the executive committee, at the union's headquarters .-here. "This is not an election year, you know. We have not mapped out a policy of any kind for the next election. We hope to secure pledges of as many congressmen as possible to vote for the suffrage amendment in congress next winter, regardless of whether they are dem ocrats, republicans or progressives." Miss Emily K. Perry, who. has re cently been campaigning for the "cause" in North Carolina, has said so many complimentary things about Congressman James J. Britt, the re publican representative of the Ashe ville district, that discussion was start ed as to whether the suffragists in tended to back Mr. Britt against his ! Democratic opponent in ' 1916. Such action as this would create a most interesting situation and in all prob ability cause the nine Democratic con gressmen from North Carolina to line up against the suffragist cause. A meeting of the Booster Club was held last night in the Globe Theatre building, presided over by the presi dent, Mr. Charles H. Geitner. There were quite a few directors and mem bers present to discuss initiation fees and dues, also to arrange to secure new members and a place to hold the future meetings of the club. President Geitner called the meet ing to order at 8:45 o'clock and pro ceeded to the business immediately. The committee on fees and dues, which is composed of the following gentle men, was appointed: "Mr. R. A. Love lace, chairman; Messrs. A. O. Mit chell, J. F. Click, Dr. I. A. Wood and J. H. Hatcher. A committee of three, Messrs. Charlie Cloninger, Roy Aber nethy and R. A. Lovelace, was ap pointed to locate meeting quarters. It was decided that twenty-five cents per month should be charged for mem bership in this organization until Jan uary 1, 1916, beginning October 1. After discussing a few minor thine-s the meeting was adiourned. Regu lar meetings will be held the first Friday of each month. FIVE STIGAT SUBWAY (By the Associated Press) New York, Sept. 23. Five official investigations of the dynamite explo-1 sion on the new subway, in which j seveji persons were killed, wrere in j progress today. The accident which occurred yester- j day is still attributed as the result of a dynamite blast. The nquest is be ing conducted by the city officials. Mayor Mitchel declared that all the subway construction throughout the city would be inspected to determine if there were dangers of collapses else where. STILL UNDECIDED AS TO EXTRA SESSION (By Associated Press.) Washington, Sept. 23. President Wilson is still undecided whether to call a special session of the senate to consider treaties and revise the rules of the senate. CAPT. ROGER DRAPEI LLED IN BATTLE (By Associated Press.) London, Sept. 23. Captain Roger Draper, son of the Rev. William H. Draper of Leeds, has been killed in the Dardanelles. Captain Draper was married to a daughter of Mrs. Robert Gardiner of Boston. MORE KIND WORDS Industrial Agent of Southern Thinks Record is Good. In a letter to Secretary A. K. Joy today Mr. R. G. Hanson, Jr., agent for the land and industrial department of the Southern Railway company, wrrites: "T can assure you that it is very iTaL to have a daily paper from towns along our lines, and especially a paper of the quality of the Hick ory Record." Mr. W. D. Hickman, one of Hud son's capitalists was a visitor to Hick ory today. BOOSTER DIRECTORS DISCUSS MATTERS IONS . ! DISASTER Strongly Fortified Town will be Attacked by TeutonsRussians Lose Only 2,000 Men And Eight Guns in Their Hurried Retreat. nmiuunuL mil I By the Associated Press) New York, Sept. 23. Six members of joint Anglo-French financiers com mission continued their efforts today over securing the great loan, and it was announced that the issue would be floated not later than Saturday. It was expected to conclude the confer ence tnis week. j The celerity with which the nego- i tiations have proceeded towards this goal apparently were inched yester day. Wall street fell to realizing as to whether there had been a hitch and on "what point. At the conclusion of a 14-hour conference this morning, the commission adjourned without an nouncing whether their deliberations -vould be continued today. Word was oent down that there was nothing to be announced in their behalf concern ing the rumors in Wall street. For the first time it seemed certain the big issue would be taken by Amer ican investors at a five per cent inter est rate. PLANS FOR BUILDING Mr. Q. E. Herman, architect, is drawing plans for the new building for the City Feed- Store, which will be located on the corner of Thirteenth street and Trade avenue. Messrs. Blackwelder & Gibbes expect to have the dirt flying by the first of the month. AUSTRALIA'S . NOW TOTAL 13,9? (By Associated Press.) Melbourne, Australia, Sept. 23. The number of casualties among the 76,000 men that Australia has sent to war was made known by Premier Fisher in a statement to parliament. The losses, including the men who died in Egypt and en route since the embarkation of the first contingent in November, 1914, now total some 13, 976, he said, of which he gave the fol lowing classification: Officers Others Total Dead Wounded . Missing Sick r'risoners Totals 177 356 11 94 2 2,855 8,756 725 992 8 3,032 9,112 736 1,086 10 910 13,330 13,976 The premier stated that 40,000 troops were now in preparation for the front, and that by early winter the Australian Expeditionary Forces, not counting losses, would have reach ed a total of 117,000. Raleigh, Sept. 23. After selling $20,000 worth of stock n the Southern Orchard Company, a corporation of Georgia, Wallace Agcy, treasurer, and ; a companion named Thebbett have i been arrested at the instance of Cap- ! tain W. A. Scott, of the insurance de- I partment and are held in Burlington ; to answer charge of violating the "Blue Sky Law." Information to this : effect was brought to deputy Insur- ance Commissioner Stacy W. Wade yesterday. The arrests were made in Durham where the men went after operations in Burlington. They had worked in Asheville, Greensboro, Bur lington and Charlotte. In Burlington thev waived a pre liminary hearing and are held for trial under $250 bond. The concern, stock for which they were selling, is a Georgia r.g orchard and the men claim that they were ignorant of North C&roiina's "Blue Sky law," requiring foreign corpora tions of such nature to qualify under state laws, and it is said that they are anxious to take such steps as will make their operations legal. The matter is now under investiga tion by deputies of the North Caro lina insurance department. , In Bun combe county, Captain Jordan has been notified to find out the extent of the men's activities in that section of the country. Thus far, two arrests have been made under he Blue Sky law during this month, according to the North Carolina insurance depart ment. Mr. Fred May, editor of the Lenoir News, passed through the city today en route to Wendell to visit his family. LOSSES rWO ARE ARRhSTLD FOR SELLING STOCK TIVE NOW CITY (By the Associated Press) London, Sept. 23. The strongly fortified Russian city of Dvinsk on the Dvina, 110 miles southeast of Riga, has become the new German objective now that the Russian armies have ap parently escaped from the Vilna net. The German armies are now making "more progress, but the escape of the greater part cf the Russian forces seems assured. Southwest of Dvinsk the invaders captured Russian trenches on a front of nearly two miles, taking two thou sand Russian prisoners and eight ma chine guns. Farther down the river, the Russians have gained a minor vic tory. For the time being the domestic situation in Russia is quiescent. The Zemsto protest is expected to revive, and a movement will be started favor ing the formation of a new cabinet and the assembling of parliament. On the western front the French am-,nnn the repulse of a patrol. Berlin states that the patrol was withdrawn after accomplishing its purpose. There is general activity of the Aus-tro-German forces along the Serbian frontier. A semi-official dispatch from Nish repudiates reports that Ser bia has been asked in effect to remain quiescent while the Austro-Germans conduct their campaign southwards. The developments in Bulgaria threw into comparative obscurity the continued Russian retreat from "Vilna, but, with the exception that the northern tip of the Polish front, where the Russians are on the offen sive near Friedrichstadt the Germans claim progress htrough mid-Poland as far south as Ostrow which they have captured. The greatest number of prisoners taken at any point, how ever, did not exceed 2,000 which would seem toi ndicate that the at tempt to complete the coils around the retreating Russians has proved unsuccessful. !0Y SCOUT CAMPAIGN TO BEGll The special topic of interest in Hick ory this week will be the Boy Scouts compaign on next Saturday, which will be launched for the purpose of rais ing funds to. equip their gymnasium" and scout quarters over the Hickory Banking and Trust Company. It will be interesting to note that some prog ress has already beer, made as two shower baths were recently installed, which has created a big scramble among the youngsters, many of whom were treated to their first experience in this form of bathing. The Boy Scouts believe in keeping clean, and ; this new incentive is having the de- j sired effect. The movement on foot to raise this money is a worthy one and should i appeal to every public spirited citizen, ; since the youth of Hickory is envolved. j The campaign will open Saturday ! morning at 9 o'clock and close at 7 j o'clock. The boys have set $300 as the j mark and they will endeavor to reach this goal on Saturday night. If the boys should happen to miss some one on their rounds, arrangements can be made at the Van Dyke Book store to ; take care of contributions. ; There is on exhibition in the win ; dow of the book store a handsome j saddle, bridle and whip which will be I auctioneered on Saturday and go to I the highest 'bidder. $10 will be the I minimum figure of bidding. Every : body should help the boys on Satur day. The Hickory Boy Scouts is an organization for the development of all around training in manhood. QHN D., JR.; NOW N A MOTOR TRIP (By Associated Press.) Trinidad, Colo., Sept. 23. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., on a tour of inspec tion of the Colorado Iron & Fuel Com pany's property, today left the county and motored northward through a hilly country made historic by a suc cession of minor battles in the strike of 1913-14. He expected to spend the night 45 miles north of Trinidad. Mr. Rockefeller had an interview with John Rizzy, who came here in connection with the strike. Rizzy's telegrari appealing to Mr. Rockefeller last spring led to the improvement in the roads on which several hundred men were given employment. CONGRESSMAN SIMMS SWINGS TO HIS JOB (By Associated Press.) Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 23. C. W. Simms, congressman from the Eighth district, today withdrew from the race for the democratic nomination for United States senator, saying the time was too short. Senator Luke Lea, for mer Governor Patterson and another congressman are in the race. SATURDAY n

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