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Vol. 1. No. 9.
Price Two Cents
Dr. Long Arrives for Event and will Deliver
Special Lectures Tonight and Tomorrow
Night Public Invited to
All Exercises
Dr. S. P. Long of Mansfield, Ohio,
who will make the principal address
at the quarto-centennial celebration of
the opening of Lenoir College Thurs- '
day, arrived in the city today and is
the guest of Professor Patterson. He
will deliver special lectures at the
college tonight and tomorrow night,
and the public is invited to attend
Dr. Long is not a stranger in Hick
ory, this being his third visit to the
city. He is one of the most noted
pulpit orators in the entire Lutheran
church and the announcement that he
is to visit a place is sufficient induce
ment to secure an audience. He re
cently has been called to Los Angeles,
Cal., but has the matter under con
' ' sideration.
Preparations for the celebration of
the 25th anniversary of the opening
of the college are practically complet
ed, and indications point to a gala
- occasion. The program is replete with
interest, and there is every prospect
that alumni will attend in large num
bers. President Fritz has extended a
cordial invitation to the citizens of
Hickory to be present.
The Program.
The program for the day is as fol
lows :
10:30 a. m. Scripture lesson, the
Rev. A. R. Beck, Dallas; prayer, the
Rev. E. J. Sox, Hickory; twenty-five;
years of Lenoir College, President R. j
L. Fritz. !
11:00 a. m. Sermonic lecture, the!
Rev. S. P. Long, Mansfield, Ohio; the
Needs of our College and how to Meet
. Them, John J. George, Esq., Cherry
ville. I
Picnic dinner on the campus. I
2:30 p. m. Reminiscences The
founding of Lenoir College, the Rev.
. A. L. Crouse, Charlottesville, Va.; the
Rev. W. P. Cline, D. D., White Rock,
South Carolina.
Addresses by Laymen: J. M.
Rhodes, Esq., Lincolnton; J. H. C.
Huitt, Esq., Catawba; D. W. Ader
holdt, Esq., Henry River; Attorney D.
L. Russell, Hickory, and Attorney A.
A. Whitener, Hickory.
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( By the Associated Press)
Washington, Sept. 21. State de
partment officials still are conferring
with attaches of the British embassy
regarding the merchant ship Wayan
amia detained at Newport News for
several weeks by order of the govern
ment when she put in from Australia
with a 4-inch gun on her stern.
When rules were laid down by this
government concerning merchant
ships carrying small defense guns to
enter and leave American ports, sub
marine warfare had not developed.
It now is apparent that merchant
vessels destroy submarines. It is said
that the British government declined
to remove the guns, but will not raise
any issue over detention at this time.
If the gun is removed the Wayanamia
will be cleared.
Although visitors to the various
milinery openings today noticed that
the styles were more or less uni
form, it was observed that the Regina
Milinery Company was offering quite
a number of distinct articles. Moth
ers will notice, in the first place, that
the children's hats are particularly
lovely and becoming, while the styles
for the ladies are equally as bewitch
ing. One distinctive hat shown at the
Regina was a black velvet hat lined
with the new shade of pink satin, with
the popular rolled back. In all the
hats a decided preference is shown
for the broad, drooping crown, and
' the styles in general, are the most
becoming ever offered.
The abandonment of the military
effects, miliners say, has led to the
fashioning of hats that are really be
coming to all lovers of handsome
One will not feel that she has seen
all the styles until she has visited
' the Regina store.
(By the Associated Press)
Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 21. Evidence
of a double murder was brought to
light today when the bodies of Mrs.
Margaret Favors, an actress, and a
man partially identified as J. C. Cro
well, believed to be a resident of
Greenwood, Miss., were discovered in
a department in a central resident
district. The bodies were mutilated.
The police have started an investiga
tion. Mrs. Favors had engaged to hold
a benefit performance for a local fra
ternal order.
Mr. Calvin Mosteller, aged 65 years,
died last night and the burial will
? take place at Hilderbran. Several
i children survive.
(By the Associated Press)
Peking, Sept. 21. Surprise has been
caused in Peking by the appearance of
a presidential order making whole
sale charges of grafting and ineffi
ciency in the management of the rail
way from Peking to Kalgan, a line
that has been the pride of the Chinese
people ever since it was built in 1906
and which from the first days of its op
eration has been remarkably profi
table. The road was constructed un
der the direction of Chinese engineers
and has been operated entirely by
Chinese, factors which made the peo
ple particularly proud of the enter
prise. The line is the gateway to Mon
golia, displacing the camels and don
keys which formerly brought wool and
other products to the capital.
According to the report of the min
ister of communications there have
been gross irregularities in the pur
chase of coal for the railroad, illegal
profits from merchants by railway
President Yuan Shi-kai's order, bas
ed on the report of the minister of
communications says: "It is impossi-
' ble to conceal the tact that in the aa
ministration of the said railway dis
! cipline has been set at naught. The
: new director, Liu Shih-kusun, of this
milwsiv its hprphv ordered to effect
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a fundamental reform in the adminis
tration of the said railway so that a
clean atmosphere may be created. He
shall perform his work fearlessly and
energetically, and he shall bear all re
sponsibilities of his task.
"Kuan Mien-chun, the former di
rector of the railway, has been in the
railway service for many years. Yet
he has passively allowed the staff to
commit irregularities and let the mer
chants cheat the government without
taking any vigorous measure to rem
edy the corrupt conditions. There is
no excuse for his fault in this respect,
but as he has already been dismissed
from office, he is leniently dealt with
and no more is to be said about him.
The recommendations of the ministry
regarding the dismissal or degrada
tion of the various members of the
staff are approved. Some of them will
be closely watched."
President Yuan Shi-kai completes
his order with a plea for honesty on
the part of railway employes that the
government treasury, in a time of fi
nancial stringency, may have the full
benefit of the railway earnings.
"While it is desirable to select capable
technical men," has says, "it is also
necessary to secure men of pure and
high morality."
The Missionary Training Confer
ence, held at Lenoir College Satur
day, Sunday and Monday, closed yes
terday. It was a success from every
standpoint. Noted Lutheran church
men were present and the meetings
were full of interest. Large numbers
atended the exercises from the city.
Shot at Fugitive and Hit Innocent By
stander Costs.
Lexington, Sept. 21. Policeman W.
L. Reed was found guilty of assault
with a deadly weapon as the result
if a case growing out oi xne acci
dental shooting of Elmer Layden, a
young white man of this city, when
the officer fired at a fleeing negro on
the main street of the town. Recorder
Critcher suspended judgment on the
payment of costs and ordered that the
officer nav Layden $30 to cover med
ical treatment.
It will be remembered that the bul
let, which appears to have struck
some object and glanced, clipped off
the head of Layden's collar button and
entered his shoulder and was later re
moved from the outside of his arm.
Layden is rapidly recovering. From
the evidence of reliable witnesses it
appears that the officer took deliberate
aim at the negro and several express
ed surprise that the fugitive did not
have a daylight hole bored through
him. But the policeman admitted that
he had not taken target practice lately.
Newton, Sept. 21. No one has been
arrested in connection with the whole
sale scatterment of big roofing tacks
at Wesley's chapel camp-meeting Sun
day when 17 motorists were victims
of punctures caused by the deadly
tacks. A reward of over $20 was made
up on the spot for the conviction of
the miscreants. Formerly such tricks
were done to catch town folks, but
! the shoe is on the other foot, for
! there are more automobiles in the
j country than there are in town and
j numerous farmers were caught Sun-iday.
Although handicapped somewhat by
the fact that her razor did not have
a handle, making it difficult to do the
best class of artistic work, Marian
Hoover, a dusky damsel, demonstrated
some of the fine points of an old
fashioned razor yesterday. Margue
rite Barringer was the object, and the
'sturbance occurred in East Hickory,
where the participants live.
Both have been cited to appear be
fore Recorder Campbell this afternoon
to show cause why they engaged in
this affair, contrary not only to the
city ordinances, but to the state law
and the peace and dignity of the com
munity. At this time Marian is ex
pected to tell why she swiped the
handleless razor across her whilom
friend a number of times and made it
necessary for a doctor to take eleven
stitches. Marian did not entirely es
cape herself, as the physician was
compelled to take three stitches in
her right hand where the razor slip
ped as it was being brought to play
on its victim.
It was one of the worst deadly
weapon affairs in a long time, and
Chief Lentz said today that he had no
idea Marguerite Barringer would be
able to face the recorder.
Another case of some interest is
that against Caswell and Oscar Sig
mon. Caswell is charged with hav
ing indulged in too much excitement
on circus day, for which the officers
were going to hold him until his tem
perature became lower. Oscar Sig
mon, however, did not approve, and
there was something of interest hap
pening shortly. Both will face the
charge of resisting an officer.
Shanghai, Sept. 21. Two hospitals
for cholera patients have been estab
lished by the Red Cross Society of
China in Shanghai to take care of
the large number of Chinese affected
by cholera. Both hospitals are under
the charge of Dr. Hans Thue. Dr.
Tin-Chen, one of the first Chinese
graduates from an American medical
school has been appointed director
of one of the hospitals and the other
is also in charge of a native doctor.
Funds for the maintenance of the hos
pitals have been subscribed by Chinese
through the local Red Cross Society.
City council tonight will Tesume
consideration of the revised ordinances
at the point reached last Thursday
night when council adjourned for the
circus. It is the purpose to meet
every few nights until the ordinances
are considered, and it may require
half a dozen sessions. The question
of eliminating hog-pens from the res
ident sections of the city at least
the more thickly populated parts
was under consideration when coun
cil met last.
(By Associated Press.)
Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 21. At an
early morning session of the lower
house of the Alabama legislature a
bill was passed prohibiting gambling
in cotton futures. This makes the
Alabama law conform to the federal
cotton futures act. There is already
a drastic anti-option law on the sta
tutes of Alabama. The primary ob
ject of the bill, however, is to facili
tate actions against persons violating
(By Associated Press.)
Neuton, England, Sept. 21. Fifty
miners are entombed in a colliery here
as the result of a fire. The cage em
ployed to bring workmen to the sur
face was destroyed by the flames.
Rescuers have brought to the surface
the bodies of ten miners.
Fayetteville Observer.
Hickory Record: "The difference
in time between Hickory and London
a matter of five hours or more
makes it possible to print news here
at 4 o'clock that has not happened
in London." That's nothing. Ever
since the European war began, the
morning papers of this country (Mr.
Hearst's publications, for instance)
have been printing news from Lon
don hours before it happened in fact,
much of it has never happened up to
this day.
By the Associated Press)
Winchester, Pa., Sept. 21. William
H. Baker, chocolate manufacturer and
banker, died at his home here today,
aged 65. He was president of the
Shenandoah National Bank, -and was
one of the best known business men in
the state.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Sept. 21. William J.
Bryan will confer tomorrow with
President Wilson. The engagement
was made today at the white house
at Mr. Bryan's request. It will be
the first meeting between the two
since Mr. Bryan quit the cabinet three
months ago.
What the two men will discuss was
not disclosed in making the engage
ment. Official Washington, however,
expects that they will discuss the re
cent acceptance of Mr. Bryan to go
to Europe to discuss peace and that
Mr. Bryan's opposition to any increase
in the national defense will be touch
ed upon. It has been reported that
Mr. Bryan will use his influence in
congress to oppose the president's
proposed national defense program. It
is believed, however, that the presi
dent will read his program to Mr.
Bryan and that it will appeal to him
so that the democrats will present a
united front." I
(By the Associated Press)
Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 21. A
Vienna dispatch is published here to
day saying it has been learned in dip
lomatic circles at the Austrian capital
that the government will not await
the arrival of Dr. Dumba before nam
ing his successor and that Dr. Kajetan
Marczynski, former Austro-Hunga-rian
ambassador to Rome, had been
selected for the place.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Sept. 21. No inquiries
have been made by the Austrian for
eign office regarding the acceptability
of another ambassador to the United
States. In fact no enquif Wslftave been
made as to the probable sticcessor of
Doctor Dumba. The impression is
given in Ambassador Penfield's mes
sages that the Austrian authorities
are awaiting reports direct from the
.ambassador before taking any action.
(By the Associated Press)
Berlin, by wireless to Sayville, L. I.,
Sept. 21. "It is reported from the
Balkans," says the Overseas News
Agency, "that Bulgaria has declared
the Servo-Bulgarian frontier a war
district." It is also reported that Bul
garian troops have been concentrated
on the border.
Washington, Sept. 21. A general
mobilization of all military forces in
Bulgaria effective today for the pur
pose of armed neutrality has been
ordered by the Bulgarian government.
An official announcement was cqmmu
nicated by the Bulgarian government
to the Bulgarian minister here today.
(By the Associated Press)
New York, Sept. 21. The familiar
upward swing of the special stocks
was repeated at the outset of today's
trading, motor shares again being the
special features. Studebaker opened
half a point down, but soon advanced
1 to 144 and General Motors also
advanced to 299. Others so-called
war shares opened higher, but railway
shares were nominal.
(By the Associated Press)
New York, Sept. 21. Cotton op
ened extremely active and excited at
the outset, advancing 11 to 37 points
on a general buying movement by
bulls. Stock orders were uncovered
on the advance, which carried October
contracts up to 11.01.
New York, Sept. 21. Cotton fu
tures opened firm and closed steady.
Open Close
October 10.8510.91 11.10
December 11.2511.45 11.49
January 11.55 11.67 11.66
March 11.85(5)11.90 11.88
May 11.9612.01 12.10
(By the Associated Press)
New York, Sept. 21. Negotiations
towards the establishment of a credit
loan of $600,000,000 to $800,000,000
moved smoothly today, it was said,
with the virtual elimination of the
matter of providing for the paying
for munitions, and with an agreement
not to tie up the whole sum at one
time in New York.
Subordination of the troubles with
the question of providing a way for
paying for munitions has not simply
postponed a decision on this point, in
the opinion of the commission, but
gradually will provide for its disap
Great Britain and France are ex
pected to remit gold to America and
will continue to sell spmritifs in rtoso
markets. These negotiations are ex
pected to solve the problem. As the
the commission and its American as
sociates viewed it, the proposition was
to stabilize exchange. With exchange
stablizied it was thought there would
be little difficulty in paying for mu
nitions. Another feature was whether the
short term bonds on which the loan is
to be issued could not be, made to in
clude the conversion into long term
(50 or 100 years.) These, it was
thought, would be a favorable invest
Sept. 20. 1915 1914
Maximum 90 85
Minimum 62 61
Mean 76 73
Rainfall .04
Directors and others interested in
the Catawba County Fair, to be held
in Hickory November 3, 4 and 5, will
meet in the Chamber of Commerce to
night to discuss the premium list and
other matters concerning the big
event.. Secretary Henderson said to
day that the directors would meet
every Tuesday night in order to main
tain interest in the fair and to add
other features. It is the purpose -of
the directors and the people of the
county to make this the best fair in
its history and nothing will be left
undone looking to that end.
Melbourne, Australia, Sept. 21.
The fist Australian to win the Victo
ria Cross in the present war is Lance
Corporal Jacka of Bendigo in this
state (Victoria.) His feat was per
formed on the Gallipoli peninsula. In
the trench fighting in which the troops
of the commonwealth are engaged he
single handed shot five Turks dead
and bayonetted two others, according
to the official report.
(By the Associated Press)
Odessa, Sept. 21. Russian ships
have sunk a German submarine which
has been operating in the Black sea.
Mr. P. S. Murray died last night
at his home in Highland, a victim of
typhoid fever. He was 20 years old,
was married and is survived by a wife.
Interment was at St. Steven's church
this afternoon.
Winston-Salem, Sept. 21. With a
view to saving the tax-payers of Winston-Salem
and Forsyth county ap
proximately $25,000 if possible, that
being about what the increase of ten
per cent, ordered by the corporation
commission on real property in this
county would aggregate in extra taxes
this year. Chairman E. T. Mickey of
the board of county commissioners has
called a special meeting of the board
to be held this afternoon when the
matter will be discussed in all its
phases, and some action probably
taken with a view to securing a re
duction in the increased valuation.
To Raleigh.
A number of local gentlemen, includ
ing Chairman Mickey and other busi
ness men, have agreed to go to Ral
eigh to be present at a hearing in
the Mecklenburg county case. The
meeting of the commissioners today
will be for the purpose of securing
the sentiment of the board. All of
the members of the board have been
asked to attend the meeting in Ral
eigh and they probably will attend.
The Player Piano.
In the manufacture f actions for
player-pianos there are 'l 0,000 opera
tions from the raw material to the fin
ished products and a total of 4,063
individual parts enters into the mak
ing of each action.
Von Hindenburg's Encircling Forces Too Weak
To Impede Retreat of Russky's Veteran
Troops German Cavalry Peform
Brilliant Feats on Flanks
(By Geo. F. Cochrane.)
Newton, Sept. 21. The sharehold
ers in the big Providence cotton mill
at Maiden, this county, will meet to
morrow to formally dissolve their cor
poration, this being incident to the
consolidation of the Providence with
the Maiden cotton mill. The combined
capital of the consolidated properties
will be $131,000 and the move greatly
strengthens the industry. It is prob
able that D. M. and L. A. Carpenter,
managers of the respective mills here
tofore, will be co-managers, at least
until the annual meeting of the Mai
den mill stockholders in March, when
a new management may be installed.
South Fork Institute, associational
school of the South Fork Baptists,
is making a phenominal record this
year in respect to enrollment and
quality of work being done. Under
Principal Downs and Rev. M. A.
Adams of the Newton Baptist church,
the institution is in the best condi
tion it has ever been. The annual
reception of new students was an
event of much interest to a large
number of people.
Miss Victoria Hudson of Barium
Springs orphanage interested a large
audience of the women and children of
the Presbyterian church here in be
half of the orphanage last evening.
The Newton church has always been
very loyal to the orphanage of the
Plans for remodeling Cline's Bar
ber Shop on Ninth avenue are being
prepared, and when the improvements
are made the shop will be one of the
prettiest in the state. A plate window
will be placed in the rear and other
fixtures added. Already a new chair
and barber have been added to enable
the shop to take care of its growing
Rises 13 to 37 Points on New York
Exchange Today.
Local cotton manufacturers today
made inquiries at the Record office
regarding the sensational rise in cot
ton, which rose from 11 to 37 points
on the New York exchange. There
was no telegraphic news calculated to
influence the market, but' the butts
seemed to have been in complete con
trol. Many buyers do not see how the
staple can sell much higher, but every
day it continues to soar. Todays
prices were the highest yet.
Raleigh, N. C, Sept. 21. The
state supreme court has received
from Davidson county opponents of
Representative Leonard's $300,000
road commission bill, a petition for a
rehearing with the hope of overthrow
ing the act which the court upheld
last spring.
The Leonard bill, introduced by the
republican representative, was pass
ed unanimously. No constituent at
home thought of any such procedure
and when the voters received their
first intimation of it the bill was law.
Davidsonians came down here and
tried to get the legislature to recede
but they were too late.
The protestants then enjoined the
road commissioners from selling the
bonds and proceeding with the work
and Judge C. C. Lyon dismissed the
injunction. They appealed and the
supreme court upheld Judge Lyon.
The court was divided, however.
Chief Justice Clark wrote the opinion
for the majority and Judge Brown
and Judge Walker dissented.
Judge Clark's decision briefly held
that the courts have repeatedly and
unanimously held road construction
to be necessary expenses and that
bond issues for construction and
maintenance may be ordered without
special election; that the act is a leg
islative one and that the courts have
no right to interfere with an act which
has been passed by a general assem
bly through representatives' of the
people. Judge Clark declares that
the supreme court is not a commis
sion form of government which su
pervises conduct of county officials
and has no right to do so. The rem
edy for such is through the polls.
Judge Brown contends that the
court should reverse its position on
the question of "necessary expenses,"
that the courts have gone too far.
Judge Walker's view is that "neces
sary expenses" means current ex
penses and not bond issues which
may be voted by the people. All mem
bers of the court area greed that the
written law is against the appellants.
Riddle and Menzies, agents for the
Buick cars, are unloading a carload of
Buicks model D-45 and they invite
the public to inspect the new makes.
(By the Associated Press)
London, Sept. 21. Latest reports
from the Vilna fighting zone indicate
that the Russian army there has es
caped the coils which Field Marshal
von Hindenburg threw about them.
Cavalry raids as brilliant as those of
Sheridan and Hampton in the Ameri
can Civil war threw a screen about
both flanks of the Russians and at
tacked them as they fled. It now ap
pears that these encircling forces are
too weak too impede General Russky's
The simultaneous movements by
Prince Leopold and von Mackensen
have not been successful, after their
march through the Pripet marshes.
If the defenders of Vilna have es
caped, Russia has cause to draw a
deep breath of relief, for it is ap
parent that the cautious strategy of
Grand Duke Nicholas was abandoned
for the moment, and that General
Russky's remaining in Vilna seemed
to make certain Hindenburg's success.
The railroads are in German hands.
The domestic situation in Russia is
still a mystery. When the duma was
prorogued many strikes were declar
ed and in many cases the men are
still out. The Zemsto conference at
Moscow this week will express agree
ment in the national crisis with the
duma majority. It is not believed,
however, that the strikes will con
tinue long, as they were in the na
ture of protests against proroguing
the duma.
The long expected offensive against
Servia is said to . have begun with a
strong artillery fire designed to cover
crossings of the Danube and Save.
The Teutons evidently expect to push
their way towards Constantinople.
Along the other front artillery duels
continue, with the Germans returning
the French fire.
Street hats made for comfort and
service were the distinctive styles
displayed before Hickory ladies to
day at the milinery store of W. T.
Sledge, though street hats are by
no means all the styles being offered
at this popular store.
Sailor effects trimmed in white
beads and others trimmed with wool
en threads caught the eye at once,
while a black velvet hat, with shirred
crown, with red velvet facing, broad
bows across the back of the upturned
crown, was unusually stylish. Every
lady who saw this hat wanted it.
A throng of visitors came in dur
ing the day and admired the offerings.
The styles are more becoming than
usual and, what is more to the point,
the prices are more reasonable. Mi
lady will not have to go far to se
cure a becoming headpiece. Mr.
Sledge's selections show taste and
T?q1piW Rpnt.. 21. Sneakinc before
' -'e x - x o
the banquet of the Chamber of Com
; merce last night W. P. G. Harding,
i southern member of the federal re-
serve board, declared that 12 cent cot
i ton looked less imDrobable last niirht
than it did a month ago. The esti
mates of the crop, he said, range from
10,000,000 to 12,000,000 bales.
The financial emancipation of the
south, he told the members of the
chamber, is no "longer and irrides
cent dream," and declared that it
could be made a glorious reality.
Mr. Harding said that some south
ern banks had charged unusually high
interest rates, but this charge does
not apply to North Carolina, he said.
He said one national bank had charg
ed as high as 50 per cent, but that
the average rate was about QVz per
(By Associated Press.)
Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 21. James
A. Clark, editor of the Presbyterian
Advance, received a telegram today
stating positively that William J.
Bryan would attend the efficiency con
gress of the Southern Presbyterian
church at Hot Springs, Arkansas, in
: Union Miners Consider Asking Arrest
I of Rockefeller.
! Denver, Col., Sept. 21 William
i Diamond, representative in Colorado
! of the International Organization of
! the United Mine Workers of Amer-
ica, asked about a rumor that steps
j would be taken looking to the arrest
! of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., in connec
tion with strike disorders said:
' "I have taken no such action but
iwill discuss it with A. M. Belcher,
j counsel for the International organi
! zation, who is expected to reach Den
I ver tomorrow."

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