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First Day of Big Event to be Given Over to Ca
J tawba People Returning for a Visit
Education and Livestock to :
be Featured.
A Home-Coming for the first day of
the Catawba County Fair, to behcjkl
here November 3, 4 and 5 was decided
on at a meeting of directors andbus
iru?3S men in the rooms of the ChambeY
of Commerce last night. t This. ex
pected to bring Catawba'cvkinfcy. peo
ple, who have strayed from .the fold,
an opportunity to retutn .to see what,
those who were left behind. have been
doing for . themselves. President
Robinson was In" the' chair and Secre
tary Hendeseaiv-wa at his place.
I In addition to a Home-Coming day,
v ch iJl.be,'f matured by a general
adeiTwhich the fire company will
ticipate, thj meeting planned for
Educational Day and a Live Stock
f ori succeeding days. Committees
t will hustle have been named for
h of the three days,
.he committee on Home-Coming is
"(posed of Messrs. A. M. West, J.
Stone and H. E. Whitener; on Ed
tional Day, Prof. C. M. Staley,
, Geo. Long and Prof. A. S. Bai
1, and on Livestock Day Messrs.
HB. Mask, L. M. Bollinger aim
li ,W. Mauser.
n Home-Coming Day there will be,
wa.3... stated, a general parade, in
lich everybody will participate es
T;ally those Catawba folks who
ve jcome back for a visit. On the
"oiva or Educational Day the school
Udreh will have a parade and Ca
vb.vs , greatest asset shown. The
rd day will see an exhibition of the
t livestock of the county.
Since some mighty attractive pre
ums have been offered, there is
tie doubt that interest will be acute
i the exhibits. There ought to be
ore, people here than ever before,
.n aeroplane will make two flights
dayduring fair week, and there
ill be Other wholesome amusements.
(By Ceoi" w F Coehraiie)
; Newton, Sept. 15. In the monthly
meeting of the Catawba Medical So
ciety yesterday afternoon, when 14
of the 20 members were present, Dr.
T. C. Blackburn and Dr. C. G. Ilun
sucker of Hickory read interesting
- papers; Dr. II. E. Rowe of Newton
was elected a member of the society,
end the next meeting was fixed for
the first Monday in next month at
. Maiden, when a joint session will be
.held with the Lincoln society. Drs.
Sloan, Crowell and Thompson of Lin
colnton were visitors.
Dr. Blackburn discussed that mys
tery of the mountains, "Milk Sick
ness," a deathly malady originating
jn drinking the milk of cows which
have eaten ptomaines while graz
f ing on rank, decayed vegetation in
. dark, dank place3 in ravines where the
sun never shines. Whole settlements
in the mountains are sometimes
stricken with the sickness and it is
very often fatal. Dr. Blackburn's
' theory was that free purgation and
' stimulation were the only helps in
.such cases. The poison is so virile
' that often a patient can absorb large
quantities of spirits without intoxi
cation or other apparent effect no
much, in fact, that the morally stunt
ed in these days would be inclined to
risk milk sickness in order to get out
fide a .keg of brandy. Of course the
- doctor didn't mention all these ideas
, inh is learned discussion.
" i Dr. Hunsucker talked about infec
tion and the relation of organism to
disease. He traced the idea of ill
r ess from the pagan conception that
it was as ign of disfavor with the
gods down to the presentation of the
, ;germ theory by Pasteur.
In County Court.
In 4rm nnn n ti rrnf lTocfapnav T V i
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rcuiy iiuu ueiu ui jutiwiy uiiii , i, prooaDie mat ne win sever nis con-
John Wilson and Make Houk of New-; nection here at this time. Since com
ton were tried for an affray one night j he demolished a small, antiquatea
last week when Wilson was cut in the 1 ediface and replaced it with one of
back. Judgment was suspended in the handsomest church buildings in
the case of Wilson and Deitz while I Western North Carolina and has
Early paid $10 and costs of $8.50, ! Rreatly enhanced his already wetl
and $10 medical fee for Wilson, and , known reputation as a builder of
Jlouk paid $5 fine and costs. j churches.
f Another case of interest was that Elopment Frustrated,
of the Maiden Bank against Theodore j Newg of a frustrated elopment has
Hewitt and A. W. Setzer for payment ; reached town from the country m
of a $125 note. Then ote was en-, which a couple of young iOVers haa
dorsed by the defendants two years ; J)lanned to motor to South Carolina
ago, for Walter Rhyne, a ministerial aml marryt Amzie Hudson had se
Btudent, and was made payable to ; curei, the services of a Ford and was
the Bank of Lynchburg, S. C. The ; waitinf? at the place app0inted for a
Maiden Bank presented it for collec-i , r dauffhter of Robert Bost, a
lion, anu me iiaim; ui liic oului kjui
olina bank had been erased and that
of the Maiden bank substituted. The
defense resisted payment on the
ground that the alteration made tne
note void. The court so held and the
defense won the decision.
Too Much Praise.
; A colored servant had been dis-
charged by her mistress because of
various failings, and a few days after
ward called with a request for a
j recommendation, says Housekeeper.
II or future employer, with the best
I hen rt in the world desired to assist
her in obtaining a new situation and
wrote a letter which dilated upon all
the colored girl's good qualities and
made no mention of her shortcomings.
Dinah read the letter and thought
with glowing eyes, her black face
shining more with every word. When
fche had finished, she turned to the lady
and said:
"Laws, missus, but yo' cert'ly did
say dat nice. Now, missus, with et
strong recommend like dat ter back
me, don't yo' think yo' could hire me
fo' dat job again?"
rary association will meet in theUib- make -the "best 'estimate of the good
rary Thursday afternoon at 4 &.tiw&pviV. v. Ciiry cattle.
(By the Associated Press)
London, Sept. 15. Although Field
Marshal von Hindenberg's cavalry is
astride the Petrograd railroad and
the Germans have made a large cap
ture of prisoners in Courland, the
Russians are not only again checking
the attempts of the Austrians to re
sume the offensive in Galicia, but are
assuming the offensive. The point
where the German cavalry cut the
lailroad between Vilna and Vernsk is
about 400 miles from Petrograd.
The Russians assert that they have
formed a dangerous salient in the line
on which the Germans must advance.
j Signs that great events will take place
in the vicinity of Vilna, as predicted
a fortnight ago, seem to be in evi
dence. Farther along the line the German
armies are on both sides of the Nie
men, but have not yet formed a junc
tion and the Russians still are with
drawing and fighting stubborn rear
guard actions.
The Russians are continuing to hold
their own in Galicia.
(By Geo. F. Cochrane.)
Newton, September 15. Catawba's
protest to the state tax commission
has gone forward, but there is little
hope entertained here that the 15 per
cent increase will be reduced. Re
publicans are expected to make much
capital of it in this county, while oo
jection to it is not confined to party
lines. At the same time there are
those who see in the increase a chance
to wipe the opprobrium of "pauper"
from the Catawba escutcheon, Cataw
being one of the dependent or "pau
per' counties fine as it is.
The death in Charlotte Monday of
the popular Frank Cooper gave many
people a pang of regret in this town,
where he is well known. Mrs. Coop
er is a niece of Mrs. P. C. Hall ana
Andrew M. Wilson of this place.
Pastor May Change.
Rev. M. A. Adams, pastor of the
local Baptist church, is contemplating
a change that may lead him to the
South Fork Institute at Maiden, or
into the evangelistic field, or perhaps
into a pastorate elsewhere. He has
given his people notice that he could
not remain here longer than Tune and
that in the meantime he had several
calls he would consider, and should
they feel inclined, they might re
lease him at the end of the pastorial
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year, which la iuvemuci j., iic-vu. n
farmer, and she was warily making
her way to the machine and got
within heartening distance of it when
her- father appeared as if from the
ground and Cupid's plans went to
smash. The groom to be was a
helpless, wrathful witness of the whole
Negro Campmeeting Ends Sunday.
The big negro campmeeting at
Mackenzie's campground closed with
no killed or wounded. One Lincoln
county negro was arrested for drunk
eness, while a white man from the
Catawba section, finding the crowd
in his path, pulled a gun and waving
it as Moses might have waved his
I rod at the Red sea. parted the thous
I ands as the waters rolled away then,
and one man whose auto stood in the
road, hurriedly cranked it and got
away from there. The officers today
are looking fcjr the self -appointed
traffic cop.
To Prepare for Contest.
Catawba county farmer boys and
girls too are invited to meet at the
Dutch .Dairy. Farms October 1 with
County Agent Mask and Agent Reed
of West Raleigh, and take a primary
course in judging dairy cattle, as they
may be qualified to enter the con
test at Hickory during the fair Nov.
4 when three prizes of $20. $12 and
$8 will be awarded to those who
2 (By th Associated Tnanl t 9 iT
toutwementwaa made today-thatPre-
Wis Asqujth wul! ask the house of
commons -- this afternoon to vote a
Credit of $1,250,000,000, not only for
the support of the army and navy,
but to take care of the growing civil
Mr. C. W. Bagby was fined $1 and
costs in recorder's court yesterday af
ternoon for his part in an affray with
Mr. R. O. Abernethy, against whom
there was no case. Mr. Abernethy
was represented by Mr. C. L. Whit
ener. Mr. R. D. Donivant was bound over
to court on the charge of false pre
tense. Mr. J. F. Punch was the pro
secutor. The case was the result of
a mule trade, in which Mr. Punch
alleged that the animal was misrep
resented. Mr. Donivant's bond was
placed at $200 and was furnished by
Mr. T. L. Hinkle.
A white man named Brown was
fined $10 and costs for being drunk
and disorderly. He resisted arrest
and when placed in a cell proceeded
to show that he was a strong man by
handling the furnishings rouehly.
(Special to the Record)
. Raleigh, Sept. 15. The supreme
tourt has before it the question of
re-opening the famous notary public
case, in which it was held by a vote
of three to two that women are not
eligible to serve as notaries. J udge
Hoke is considering the question.
"After .passing on the petition he
may $r may $6t direct the clerk of the
supreme court 46 reinstate-casSc
0n ihe docketfoirtrehisarln-a'Tfeen
the court will decide if 'a. rehearing
is allowed, whether ' tRreshairrbe
sny oral argument. The rule is that
within 10 days after a case is ordered
reheard there shall be filed the brief
for the petitioners and then 10 days
thereafter there shall be the brief for
the other side. Then if there be oral
argument allowed a time for this
would be fixed.
Members of the court say that while
there are frequent petitions for re
hearing are filed with one and an
other of the members of the cou? t hy
the losing sides in litigations, a very
small per cent of them are ever al
lowed. However, there is noL .ho
slightest indication as to the probable
result of the pending effort. The
petition to rehear was filed by the law
firm of Martin, Rollins and Wright of
Asheville and John A. McRea of
The petition is accompanied by a
lengthy appeal in which it is p'cadod
that there are no authorities to justify
the ruling that women are not eligible
to notarial appointments, but that
there are a great weight of authori
ties sustaining their right. It is in
sisted that the supreme court erred
in holding that a notary public is a
public office, but merely a place of
trust and profit and public employ
ment. The endorsers of the petition
to rehear are: R. R. Williams J. J.
Britt and Gallatin Roberts of Ashe
ville and Walter E. Moore of Webster.
The Boy Scouts took possession of
their new headquarters yesterday af
ternoon. The scouts in a few hours
made a wonderful change in the ap
pearance of the room, which was
swept, and all the windows washed.
A pile of old lumber and trash was
also moved.
The room is located over the Hick
ory Banking and Trust Company. It
is equipped with half a hundred lock
ers for the boys' use and was for
merly used as an armory by the local
military company.
The public is invited to come up
and inspect the new scout headquar
ters. The scouts are now planning a
money campaign as several hundred
dollars is needed to equip the room
with the necessary apparatus. The
date selected fort his campaign and
full particulars will follows soon. The
scouts are very much interested in
the Record, as all are out to help the
town in every way possible, and be
lieve that the daily is one of the best
things Hickory has.
(Special to the Record)
Baltimore, Sept. 15. Emerson C.
Harrison, state comptroller, yester
day decisively defeated United States
Senator Lee Blair at the Democratic
primary for governor. Harrison car
ried 16 of the 23 counties and two of
the four districts in Baltimore, giv
ing him a majority of at least 15
votes in the state convention. Over
ton Weathers was the Republican
choice for governor.
IM j.-iSJf WCR3 '-U7
;o?;&wv, Sept. .15. -"The Germans
appear almost to nave snot tjieir
bolt," said Earl Kitchener, British
secretary for war, today. "The ad
vance in Russia which at one time
averaged five miles a day now has
diminished to less than one mile per
Hickory police officers last night
received a telegram from Forest City
requesting them to be on the lookout
for a man named Brown, said to be
the brother of a person by that name
held here, who is wanted in Forest
City in connection with a murder. The
following Forest City special 1.1 to
day's Charlotte Observer explairs the
"A Mrs. Hensley, who lives two
miles south of town, was today com
mitted to jail and denied bond in con
nection with the death of Dave Wil
son, who was shot and killed at her
home yesterday afternoon late, and
a man named Gfaffy was held under
$500 bond by! the coroner's jury
which investigated the homicide.
"Wilson and Guffy about 2 o'clock
yesterday afternoon were seen to
drive from Forest City out toward
the Hensley place. This morning it
became known that Wilson was dead
and Coroner Butler had an autcpsy
performed by Dr. C. H. Hemphill,
who found that a bullet had struck
Wilson in the back of the head and
ranged down the spinal column, wisile
another had entered his right sido and
was found in the liver. Either shot,
it was said, would have proved fatal.
"(Juffy, placed on the stand, was
rather confused , and little could be
gained from his testimony. How
ever, the evidence given by a young
girl who Avas in the house at the time
of the shooting indicated that the
shots were fired by Ralph Brown, a
son-in-law of Mrs. Hensley.
Mrs. Hensley refused to talk.
Brown.with his.wife and a son of Mrs.
Hensley left th scene Jt rlit and
have THt"been r sit sh-. . '.as jur.
decided-thatf Vv ioort'C1.: it J , Is deal
at the hattda-t;; eUherj.TLeiisley , yiH
crown. ,
"Wilson was a prominent farmer of
the county and was a small merchant,
also. He had once been tried with
Mrs. Hensley for a statutory offense."
By the Associated Press)
Concord, Sept. 15. The American
Aluminum Company of Pittsburgh,
it was learned today, has taken over
the Southern Aluminum Company,
which has been endeavoring to develop
the great water power at Whitney.
The transaction involves $6,000,000,
and work is expected to be resumed
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Sept. 11. President
Wilson today was told by Dr. Aletta
H. Jacobs of Amsterdam, Holland,
that there is little prospects of an
early European peace. Dr. Jacobs
was a delegate to the woman's peac
conference at The Hague, and she
talked about the plans of the women
for action by the United States and
other neutrals to bring the war to
an end. She said she did not expect
the United States to take action soon.
(By the Associated Press) . "t "'J
New York, Sept. 15. Cotton
tures opened steady.
October, 10.62; December, 10.96;
January, 11.09; March, 11.41; May
Cotton closed steady.
October, 10.88; December, 11.20;
January, 11.39; March, 11.66; May,
(By the Associated Press)
New York, Sept. 15. The cotton
market showed continued activity and
strength at the opening today on re
ports that the boll weevil had invaded
21 counties in Georgia, on Liverpool
cables and an advance in the southern
spot markets. The marcet opened 3
points above last night's close and
soon sold 10 to 11 points above.
(By the Associated Press)
New York, Sept. 15. Trading in
thes treet today really was a repeti
tion of the last few days, war shares
being the only features of interest.
Bethlehem Steel continued making a
new high record and Crucible Steel
advanced to 96, an overnight gain
of 1. United States Steel again
evinced uncertain tendencies, opening
at a decline, but recovering and then
Hickory city officials share the op
inion of the county board of commis
sioners that the state tax commission
will not reduce the increased assess
ment of 15 per cent on real estate,
although they are awaiting with some
interest announcement of how the
protest was received in Raleigh.
A number of other counties have
entered protests, among the number
being Gaston, Forsyth and others. The
commission, it has been stated in
Raleigh, went into the question pretty
thoroughly, and nearly everybody
feels that there will be nothing doing.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Sept. 11. General
Villa telegraphed his representatives
today from Torreon that his forces
still held Torreon and that the mo
rale of his men were good. He de
nied that' they were panic-stricken,
and said they would always perform
their duty. He was confident of re
gaining lost ground.
j. ' ' (By the Associated Press) r r' ' .
'Monterey, Cal., Sept. "IS. the
loUy of John W. Williame; Ur-liei
States cavalry,, was. found hangirid
his room here today. Sdme CillceiS
said he was murdered. ' '"A ,
(By the Associated Press)
Petrograd, via London, Sept. 15.
A member of the duma said the ses
sion of the duma would be prorogued
not later than September 18.
Some talk Left in the Wake of His
Y. M. C. A. Address
Spartanburg Herald.
Hon. E. Y. Webb, member of con
gress representing the ninth Norm
Carolina district and chairman of the
judiciary committee of the house of
representatives, who spoke here Sun
day afternoon before the men's meet
ing of the Y. M. C. A., has left in his
wake a current of argument that
would at least make it interesting for
the distinguished North Carolinian
had he remained to hear all those
who would reply to his views upon
the diplomatic relations between this
country and the countries of Europe
that are now at war among them
selves and at argument with us.
Mr. Webb repeatedly reminded the
audience that the views he expressed
were his own, and except wherih
they infringed upon Mr. Bjryari's
rights rather closely and then again
touched upon Doctor Dernburg's, they
were wholesome and orthodox. Mr.
Webb laid stress frequently upen his
neutrality, but when he had finished
there were few of his audience who
did not entertain a suspicion that Mr.
Webb was exceedingly pro-German in
his ideas and feelings.
The Herald has never claimed im
maculate neutrality since this Euro
pean war began, because from the be
ginning we have felt that a victory
for the allies is the best assurance of
peace in Europe for the United Spates.
With all due respect for the views
nf the brilliant and able congressman
from just over the, border. jthe.jnore
we read and h.r.mrS'Te: h?T .P
ideas and opinjpnfltHrl i-;
men in public lifeJa .this, country just
now, from Colonel Roosevelt, who
wants, war -at syf friceIr. Bryan,
"who wants' pes- - o:? alix,b the same
terms along down" the" Iftfe, he more
thankful we feel for Woodrow Wil
son and his long range vision in this
The south is suffering an! will con
tinue to suffer on account of Eng
land's course in placing cotton on the
contraband list, but nine-cent cotton
is well enough, and should be let
i.lone, when it is realized that U fol
low Mr. Webb's suggestion, that we
t,top the shipment of munition? of w
by way of retaliation, would leave
England with the next "say."
Mr. Webb said an old farmer re
cently said to him that he could have
;:11 his Cotton if he would just vote
in congress to keep his boys out of
var. This country, the south, feels
t.bout that way. She wiil stand a
reasonable price for cotton rather
than go to war for higher pr'ces. We
re also willing for England and Ger
many to have our cotton, kt we are
lot willing for Germany to slaughter
ur women and children.
It's all as clear as mud. England's
pound is off in value over here because
she owes so much money; so, to
square things, she sends her bankers
ever to borrow a half billion more.
Chicago Evening Post.
Senator Sherman may look morr.
like Lincoln, but President Wilson
talks and aets the part ; ibetter.
Chicago News. ' '
Seems to Have Become Nation-wide
Plot, With Threats of Bank Runs,
Panics and Homicide if Loan is Suc
cessfulWashington Stands Pat.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Sept. 15. State de
partment officials, commenting on the
disclaimer of the German government
as to the torpedoing of the Hesperian,
said insufficient evidence had been re
ceived on which to base representa
tions to Germany at this time. From
the facts "at hand they could not say
whether the ship struck a mine or
was torpedoed. It is stated that
large parts of metal found on deck
may determine whether the ship was
a victim of a mine or torpedo. If it
is determined that the Hesperian
struck a mine, there will be no means
of fixing the responsibility.
Diplomatic relations in the Arabic
case were at an apparent standstill
today, Count Bernstorff has gone to
Cedarhurst, L. I., to await word from
his government regarding the sink
ing of the vessel. Some officials be
lieve an examination of the evidence
will cause the German government
to modify its views.
No word has been received from
Ambassador Penfield in Vienna re
garding the recall of Ambassador
'Vi 1-
em met
City Council at its regular meet
ing last night deferred until tomorrow
night the question of taking up the
revised ordinances and the ordinan
ces for a more stringent observance
of Sunday. Several nice points came
up for settlement in taxation and
school matters, and council passed on
second reading the ordinance reduc
ing the tax rate. All members were
City Council passed a second and
final reading the resolution reducing
the tax rate from $1.60 to $1.50 on
$100 in the city of Hickory. The poll
tax is reduced from $4.80 to $4.50.
This action was taken on the assump
tion that the state tax commission
will stand pat on its 15 per cent in
crease in real estate.
Prof. C. M. Staley brought up the
question of school attendance of per
sons living outside the city limits with
out the necessity of paying tuit;'m. It
no jurisdiction in the matter. Who.-i a
man lives outside, he must pay tuition.
The Hickory Library Association
having appointed three directors of
the association, council named two
members, Mrs. Worth Elliott and Dr.
W. H. Nicholson. Those named by
the association are Mrs. Geo. F. Ivey,
Mrs. Ed Yoder and Prof. Staley.
City Manager Cornwell reported
that so far only one person had indi
cated an intention of taking advanta
ge of the ten-year Twelfth street im
provement bonds. The great major
ity of the tax-payers say they will
pay for the improvements without
the formality of bonds
Airnir-.. Oiiifni-il erirraatAf1rI;.t:ttB4r-'4w
special meeting or two mighk;Wl4
dinances.i: GasBfcal lka4JoJnejeMtkP??tWrtjon that the French re-
drttMUH4rtit0taMl tber jobrpupljc; through its omciais, is Daaiy
trJiwRtrfUx ka i0rrmf:-.flmIl 'jiR.Itaii2,Ted in "red tape. This is the
Cdftacfft mu meet . Xhiirsctay. mgnt at
?:8&?dJS'SuniyI night-closing or
dirances;ieounrfl had 144 separate
(By the Associated Press)
Basel, Switzerland, via Paris, Sept.
15. French and German armies near
the Swiss border are unusually ac
tive and additional divisions 01 in
fantry appear to have arrived
lent actions are in progress.
A New Complaint.
A German whose wife was ill at the
Semey Hospital, Brooklyn, called the
first evening she was there and in
quired how she was getting along. He
was told that she was improving, re
lates the Medical Pickwick.
Next day he called again, and wa?
t-A cV,a was ctill imnrovinp1. Thi
bum .iJiv-. J f - - o-
went on for some time, each day the
report being that his wife was im-
Finally one night when he called
he was told that his wife was dead.
Seeing the doctor, he went up to him
and said, wiyi a word 01 sarcasm m
his voice.
Vell, doctor, vat did she die of
New York, Sept. 15. The pro
German campaign against the flota
tion of the billion dollar credit loan
in the United States to Great Britain
and Frrnce seems to have assumed
the proportions of a c)ountry-wide
plot, threatening not only to boycott
banks, cause a run on banks, preci
pitate strikes, but actually threaten
ing death to members of the commis
sion. The guards have been redoubled
around the foreign financiers, and they
will not appear on the streets with
out strong guards.
More than 50 threatening letters
have been received by the commission,
the contents running from abuse to
threats against their lives. Some of
the letters were turned over to the
police, who are seeking to find their
The members of the commission do
not appear together on the streets,
and when a member goes anywhere
there is at least one detective at his
New York, Sept. 15. The Anglo
French financial commission heard to
day that German agents, alarmed at
ihe momentum gained in the last few
days tol end Great Britain and France
$1,000,000,000 with which to buy war
supplies in this country, have insti
tuted a nation-wide agitation against
the loan. Some of the Germans in
the ( country, have. aUadyrtak; )Sr
i'4' According.? tv r-f?TmAtjmcr.i,T)g
fAmerican citizens of German nativity
or German origin have set in moiion
a plan which includes not only a neg
ative stand in refusing to participate,
but embraces extreme measures
s gainst German-American bank3 for
Heavy withdrawals of deposits are
threatened if the banks participate in
the loan.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Sept. 15. Protests
against the Anglo-French credit loan
were received today from various
parts of the union. One man in Mich
igan wired that if the loan is floated
runs will be made on banks and pan
ics precipitated. No organized ef
forts have been made here against it.
No protest has been received from
the German government and the
American government is said to have
no intention of interfering with the
efforts of the commission. Officials
in close touch said the question had
not been formally considered by
President Wilson or Secretary Lan
sing. They hold the view, it is said,
that inasmuch as the money to be
raised is to be apnlied to buying
goods in this country, there is no
reason toi nterfere.
One communication characterized
the plans for the loan as unneutral.
It is authoritatively stated that the
department has no objection to "the '
credit loans as contempiateat'--
Fr&c!r7Rd Tape
'A( little story that-comes ft mparts
Comfortably seated in a railroad
coach of the third class, a functionary
of a perfecture was studying a re
port. He was furnished with a led
pencil and was making notes. Sud
denly he was addressed by a traveler.
"Monsieur, I am traveling inspector
of police. Will you permit me to look
at the pencil?"
The inspector examined the pencil
and put it in his pocket. "I shall
seize it," he said. "It comes from the
house of Hardtmuth, a German
The traveler protested and stated
his occupation.
"I regret this," said the inspector.
"Give me your name; your address,
ar d I shall have you reimbursed the
value of your pencil by eight days
by the general treasury of your de
partment." Commenting on this, Le Cre de
Paris says that the esteemed em
ployes of the departmental treasury
will not fail to send in a few month
5 centimes (about 1 cent!) to '.he
owner of the pencil and how much
paper was wasted to effect this re
imbursement! -
Mr. W. L. Henderson, formerly city
j editor of the New Bern Sun, passed
I through the city today en route to
, Dillsboro to spend his vacation.
Mr. F. W. Amos of Newton was in
the city today.
Miss Eva Penney returned today
from a short visit to Asheville.
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