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TOCOIRY LY Vol. 1. No. 13. HICKORY, N. C. SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 25. Price Two Cents GRAND ARMY GATHERS IN utional Capital Filling With Survivors of Triumphant Army Wnich Was Reviewed By President Johnson Fifty Years Ago Gray in Evidence k (!y the Associated Press) 'a-dihigton, Sept. 25. Ablaze with iotic color, Washington welcomes y the advance guard of the fast ng union host coming to partici- in the forty-ninth annual en pment of the Grand Army of the abl e which begins here Monday. ! housands of veterans already have .ved and every train brings hun ,1s more who fifty years ago march ed under the eyes of Grant and the wake of Sherman in the greatest mil itary review the world nas ever seen. Thirty thousand survivors of the historic march up Pennsylvania ave nue from the capitol to the white house, which marked the close of the Civil war, are expected to be here to commemorate on Wednesday that world-thrilling spectacle. In Sep tember, 1805, President Johnson bared his head to 1G0,0U0 triumphant heroes f the union army. President Wilson ; xt Wednesday will greet those who i . nain, after half a century, to make ; rt march again. Extraordinary preparations have ! jn made for the encampment be c .use it probably will be the last f'rand Army reunion in the capital. Ivj this end plans for entertaining a hundred thousand visitors have been perfected and the event already gives I remise of rivalling inauguration cer-r t monies in interest and display, i Capital in Gala Attire. Mags are Hying from a thousand staffs. The capitol, white house and every government building are draped with the national colors. The streets of the city are radiant lanes ot red, white and blue as the throngs of guests and visitors arrive. David J. Palmer, commander-in-chief of the Grand Army and General Nelson A. Miles, retired, who will act as grand marshal of the commemorative re view, are among the early arrivals. With them have come scores of Hien who took conspicuous part in the war. . , Big Entertainment. Although the grand review will be the most spectacular feature of the re tmion, many interesting events are on the program for the celebration which will continue until October 3. The war and navy departments have co operated with the citizens- committee to 'aid in entertainment of the veter ans. Exhibition drills of regular troops are to be held on the Washing ton monument grounds. Secretary Daniels has arranged to have subma rines, torpedo boats and other small naval craft unknown in Civil war days here for inspection. There will be hydroplane and aeroplane flights and ether features to iilustrate the ad vance in warfare during the fifty years. Kindred Organizations. The capitol already has taken on the martial air that is to pervade it for the coming week. The streets are en livened with veterans and members of . organizations allied with the Grand Army which also will hold re unions. Among them are the Sons of Veterans, the Loyal Legion, the Medal of Honor Legion, the Volunteer Oili cers' Association, the Naval Veterans, Ex-prisoners of War, t?ie Society of the Army of the Potomac, the Society of the Army of the Cumberland; So ciety of th-j Army of Ohio, Women's Relief Corps, Ladies of the G. A. R., and Daughters of Veterans. Properly Housed. ' Upon their arrival toctay the vet erans (ii vovorcd that the reunion this fear was not to be a tented affair. Ieret'f'ro headquarters of the va rious Grand Army departments at an nual reunions have been established in tents, but headquarters this time have been provided in the old census bureau building v.'h?h has been ade quately adapt h' ;'.? the purpose. The main )! r : . been divided in to two huge : l -iums in one of which will be i.e'd business sessions ,' the "encampment and a general re jption Tuesday night to be attended Jy President Wilson. The other has been . t a:;i'ie for camp tires and naval dog-v -.itches which will be a continu ous feature of the reunion. On the second Hour of the structure rooms have been provided for head quarters of the various corps for the . military and semi-jmilitary organi- j zatioi"'.-, allied with it. Rest rooms, ; restaurants and a hospital also are j provided. I Gray Also in Evidence. ! With the veterans from many states "who wore the Blue have come wear ers of the Gray, specially invited . for the occasion. Staff officers of the Confederate Veterans' Union were extended invitations and arrangements for their encampment have been made. This action was taken at the sugges tion of officers of the Grand Army, the meeting of the Blue ami Gray on the Gettysburg battlefield two years ago having testimony of the amica ble relationship existing between the two organizations. Invitations also Have been extended to governors of all states and members of their staffs, as well as a large number of distin guished officers of the United States, including members of the cabinet, who will review the soldiers with the president, and members of congress. The commemorative review will start from the Peace monument at the east entrance to the capitol . grounds and proceed up Pennsylvania avenue through a court of honor in - front of the white house. A huge reviewing stand has been erected there. Besides the veterans in line will be the Sons of Veterans, an es cort of citizens and troops of the regu lar army, marine corps, sailors from the fleet, cadets and independent military bodies. To Meet in Lenoir. The ministerium of the Reformed ministers in this part of the state will meet next Monday, Sept. 27, in Lenoir, the guests of the Rev. A. S. Peeler. Dr. Murphy, pastor of the Hickory church, will attend. OF REPUBLIC WASHINGTON !ECALL DMA (By the Associated Press) Washington, Sept. 25. Ambassador Penfield at Vienna has been instructed to make it clear to the Austrian gov ernment that the United States must insist on the recall of Ambassador Dumba and that his departure on leave of absence would not be satisfactory to the American government. From messages exchanged between Ambassador Penfield and the state de partment, it is apparent that the Aus trian government misunderstood the position of the American government. Doctor Dumba informed the state de partment that he had been granted leave of absence, but no action was taken. The dispatches from Mr. Penfield have not been disclosed, but it is in dicated that the ambassador was giv en to understand that Doctor Dumba's services would not be desired any longer. The right of a government to re call an ambassador is unquestioned, under international law, and if an am bassador is not recalled, he may be given his passports. L MS HALF HOLIDAY (Ey the Associated Press) New York, Sept. 25. Members of the Anglo-French financial commis sion, who are bargaining for the best terms they may get on the half billion lollar credit, observed a half holiday today. Before the next half holiday rolls around, it was the general ex pectation of bankers today that an agreement would be reached on the proposed loan. The maximum loan will be $500, 000,000, probablyG etaoin etaoin sh 000,000, possibly lower, and the inter est rate will be 5 per cent. Whether the program has reached a position where it could be placed be fore the English and French govern ments for Approval was the cause of much speculation. One banker is quoted as saying that such was the case, though others are doubtful. (By Associated Press.) San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 25. Cr-ptain Franz Papen, military attache to the German embassy at Washing ton, -vvho is here with Prince von Hata T-ldt, counsellor of the embassay, de nied today that the expression or words "idiotic yankees" quoted in a ielLer to James F. J. Archibald was intended to apply to the American peo ple. "The much-discussed letter was to my wife," he said, "and in publishing the letter it was a breach of bad form. When the British authorities pounced on these two words with avidity, they published only excerpts. The words 'idiotic Yankes' referred to a New York newspaper, which had been call ing us conspirators and other objec tionable names. It became specially violent in publishing letters stolen from a train." Captain von Papen, who insisted fViot liia ovnlnnfltinn he considered as an amicable discussion, and not as an interview said that he was here for a few days to visit the exposition and to amuse himself. BRYAN IN COLUMBIA In an address at Columbia, S. C, last night William J. Bryan spoke against national preparedness. Be fore the lecture he said that he hoped prohibition would not be an issue in 1916, but that the campaign would be fought out on the issue of economic reforms fostered by the present ad ministration. MANY SHOWS IN STATE The prevalence of the hoof and mouth disease in several states has caused circus men to favor North Carolina, it is said, and as a result this section will see several big tents this fall. North Carolina has not I been bothered with the disease. VIENNA IS URGED HNANU COMMISSION IDT REFLECT ON ON AMERICAN PEOPLE BASE STEALING RECORD IS SMASHED (By Associated Press.) Chicago, Sept. 25. Ty Cobb is lead ing the American League in four de partments of the game batting, "base stealing, scoring and in total bases. He has dethroned his teammate, Craw ford, in total bases, leading with 261. In base stealing Cobb has established a new record, having stolen 89, one above the record made by Milan in 1912. His batting average remains unchanged at .377. In batting Four nier has jumped from eighth place to a tie with his teammate, Eddie Col lins. They are each hitting at .322. Detroitl eads in club batting with .265. Boston is second with .262. Ruth, Boston, leads the pitchers, and Foster and Shore are second and third. The fall of Cravath of Philadelphia marks the week in the National League. He is now tied for total runs by Doyle, passed for total bases by Doyle and Henchman of Pittsburgh, retaining only his lead in home runs and batting. Doyle and Henchmari, with 246 each, are tied for total bases. McCarey of Pittsburgh leads in stolen bases. To ney, Alexander and Mamaux remain the leading pitchers. Kauff of Brooklyn leads the Federal League in batting. Brooklyn leads In club batting. MEET IN SPENCER (By Miss Stanley Hall.) Spencer, N. C, Sept. 25. The sixth annual session of the Western North Carolina Epworth League conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, south opened here lastnight at 7:45 in the First Methodist church. The church was beautifully deco rated in white and gold our league colors. Festoons of white and gold crepe paper were hung around the ros trum and white and yellow flowers were in abundance. Our league motto, "All for Christ," in gilt letters was over the pulpit, with "E. L." in gilt behind the pulpit. The delegates came in all during the day and were met at the station in Salisbury by the reception committee and were brought over to Spencer on the car and by automobile, where they were taken to their homes with the hoemtable people of Spencer. Quite a number of familiar faces were recognized by those who have had the pleasure of attending our pre vious conferences. Rev. E. L. Bain of Winston-Salem, president of the con ference, was there to greet the leagu ers with his pleasant smile. Rev. C. M. Perkins, conference treasurer, and also the host, was absent from the first meeting, being detained at the bfldpido of his wife who war. operated on this morning. Mr. A. M. West of Hickory, -secretary, was also ab sent, as his business would not per mit his attending the conference. .Miss Stanley Hall, league editor, was at her post, as were several of the district superintendents. Our junior superintendent, Mrs. C. M. Pickens, Is in the hospital, so is therefore absent from our midst. The service opened with the hymn "Onward Christian Soldiers," which was very appropriate, as the leagu ers are soldiers of the Cross, fighting for the right and for the salvation of the world. The scrinture lesson and prayer fol lowed. Address of welcome was deliv ered by Mr. Stevenson. A vocal solo bv Mrs. Earnhardt, was enjoyed by all, as was also the response to the address of welcome by Rev. ,. S. Hy att of Winston-Salem, which was both interesting and helpful. A short talk by the president and the announcements for the next ses sions closed the service. Saturday was given over to busi ness and Sunday two sermons will be preached in the interest or tne leagu-" ers. Kev. ji,. l,. nam win preacn ax the morning hour and Rev. G. T. Rowre at a mass meeting in the afternoon. The sunrise prayer meeting at 6:30 each morning will be one of the most helpful features of the conference. AGED MAN HURT IN GIN Goldsboro, Sept. 25. W. F. Kelly is in a hospital here as the result of an accident at a cotton gin in Brog den township. His arm had to be am putated, and he sustained severe lac erations on his face. Kelly is seventy-five years old. EXTRA SESSION OF SENATE NOT LIKELY (By the Associated Press) Washington, Sept. 25. President Wilson probably will not call a spe cial session of the senate. Some sen atorsurged that the senate be called early so that it might revise its rules to facilitate debate before the regular session, but many counseled against it. Too Much Zinc. The mysterious failure of certain tin fusible boiler plugs has been traced by G. K. Burgess and P. D. Merica of the United States bureau of stand ards, to the presence in the tin. of 0.3 per cent of zinc. Heated to 190 degrees centigrade for 500 hours, plugs with this amount of impurity develop a cellular structure, the cell walls consisting of oxidized zinc, to which oxidized tin is slowly added. It is concluded that tin for boiler plugs should have a purity of at least 99.8 per cent. EPWORTH LEAGUERS progreswoTaccord p i it a s nr C : at i A u m M . VIMUL City council last night made rapid progress in the revision of ordinances, and it was expected that the work would be finished in two more meet ings. Not many changes were made in the ordinances passed upon, and none of these were material. Safety and fire rules were taken up. It might be well to recall that an automobile or other vehicle is forbid den to drive behind the fire truck at a distance less than 400 feet. This precaution is necessary in order to protect the firemen when jumping from the truck to attach the hose. An automobile running behind the truck might not stop in time to pre vent injury. The ordinances relating to the stor age and handling of explosives, com bustibles, etc., were not changed. At the next special meeting coun cil expects to consider the Sunday laws, and action may be taken on the proposition to keep the drug stores, garages and other public places clos ed all day on Sundays. TWO NEW BUILDINGS Durham, Sept. 25. The city school board went on record as favoring two school buildings in the place of the old Morehead building which was burned last spring. One of the new buildings will be erected on the old site and the other in the northwestern section for a bond election. A committee has been appointed to appear before the aldermen with the request for a bond election. CERTIFICATE FOR PRETTY WINDOW A beautiful certificate has been placed in the show window of the YoderClark Clothing Company by Rice Leaders of America, it being an award for a splendid display by the local firm. Its window was one of the best in the south, and not only called forth praise, but a certificate that is likely to attract attention any where. L ATTEND THE COUNCIL Mrs. W. B. Ramsay will leave Mon day for Memphis, Tenn., to attend the Women's Council for the Southern Presbyterian church. This council is composed of all the synodical presi dents of the Southern Presbyterian church, and Mrs. Ramsay, as president of the North Carolina Synodical, will represent this state at this important executive council. She will also make a report on the summer school mis sion at Montreat. mmm MARKETS NEW YORK COTTON (By Associated Press.) New York, Sept. 25. The cotton market reached still higher levels dur ing today's early trading on a strong buying movement. The active months opened strong and sold fifteen to twen ty points above last night's close. NEW YORK STOCKS (By Associated Press.) New York, Sept. 25. A further rise in railroad stocks attended today's early operations, such representative issues as Reading, Pacific, Pennsyl vania being in demand. Pennsylvania opened at an advance of 1 to 1. Gains in Baltimore and Ohio and An thracite shares were noted. Baldwin rose 2 to the new high price of 95. United States Steel was unchanged at the outset but advanced . COTTON FUTURES New York. Sept. 25. Cotton fu tures opened firm and closed steady. Open Close October 11.40 December 11.85 January 12.00 March 12.25 May 12.36 11.58 11.98 12.10 12.38 12.52 COMPARATIVE WEATHER Sept. 24. 1915 1914 Maximum - 80 83 Minimum 49 59 Mean 64 71 Rainfall .43 For North Carolina: Fair tonight and Sunday; moderate northeast winds. THE BELGIAN COAST (By Associated Press.) Amsterdam. Sept. 25. British war ships again bombarded the Belgian town of Zeebruge this morning. Three ships were engaged. The flashes were seen from the Dutch coast. REVISING WITH HIS CITY LAWS PREMIER MRS RAMSAY " THE WEATHER WARSHIPS BOMBARD (By the Associated Press) Athens, via London, Sept. 25. King Constantine and Premier Venizelos at a conference today reached a complete agreement in both the steps already taken by the government and those contemplated in regard to the Balkan situation. Greece will fulfill her treaty obligations, it was stated. DECEMBER THIRD DATE SET FOR HORNE'S ELECTROCUTION Wilmington, Sept. 25. Melvin Home, who was last night convicted in the superior court of murder in the first degree for killing D. L. E. Capps, whom he shot to death on the streets of this, city July 31 as a result of a long controversy over business transactions, was sentenced by Judge Rountree to be electrocuted on Fri day, December 3. Appeal to supreme court has been taken. No action was taken today in the superior court against the city officials indicted for alleged violations of elec tion laws, but it is understood the cases will be continued until the next term of court. Ida Felds, negro, submitted to mur der in the second degree for killing Walter Faison, negro, and was given 20 years in the state's prison. MECKLDNBURG RAISE IS MADE TO Raleigh, Sept. 25. The North Car olina Corporation Commission com pleted its order in the Mecklenburg tax case, declining to rescind its ac tion and setting out facts to back up its course. The order contains a recital of facts, the first being that Mecklen burg is one of the largest and most improved counties in the state, con taining the largest city in North Car olina. It was the first, the commis sion asserts, to build one of the best road systems in the state and has almost ideal railroad facilities, and in the opinion of the commission Mecklenburg property ought to be worth some more than some of the property Jn the adjoining counties. The commission contends that if there has been any error at all, it lies in the fact that there was an in crease of on ly fifteen per cent, when, in reality, it ought to have been higher than fifteen per cent. The average assessment per acre in Meck lenburg, it is contended, on the bor der townships, is lower than that in the border townships in the adjoin ing counties. The order sets out in detail what the values are. It also shows the comparison of assessments in the city of Charlotte with Raleigh, setting forth the fact that the office build ings in Charlotte are assessed at from twenty-six to thirty per cent of their value, while similar buildings in Ra leigh are assessed at rrom fifty to sixty-two per cent. Then, from the record of the board of equalization in 1914, the commis sion sets forth that its assessed prop erty from twenty-two to thirty per cent of what they found it had actu ally sold for in 1912. The commis sion also calls attention to the fact that the county board of equalization of Mecklenburg in making its last assessments was doing so for the ex pressd purpose of equalizing that property with all others. Therefore, concludes the commission all other property was assessed at thirty per cent, which was greatly below the assessment in. any other counties in the state, with the ex ception of two or three. Mecklenburg's Hard Times. As to the plea of "hard times," the commission says that might be a good argument against a raise in general but not at all against a raise made for the purpose equalization. On the contrary, at the very time when other counties could most just ly call upon Mecklenburg to bear its part was when that was bearing heaviest on all. As to "tempering justice with mercy," the commission contends that it has already done so and if there is any error at all, it is in Mecklenburg's favor in not raising the assessment higher. After re viewing the facts, the ...commission says that the other 99 counties would feel unjustly treated if it rescinded its action. THE CATAWBA COUNTY The Catawba County Country Club of Lenoir College held its first regular meeting last night. This club is com posed of about thirty young men and women from the farm, in this county. It is the intention of the club to hove monthly meetings and discuss differ ent phases of farm life. Several in teresting talks were made last night by the young men and some plans were effected for the year's work. It is hoped that much good many be ac complished by these meetings and that the foundation is being laid for great er men and women of tomorrow. Mr. R. B. Sigmon is president of the club. DEATH OF MR. STARNES Mr. Dave Wilson Starnes of High land died this morning after an ex tended illness with typhoid fever. He is survived by a large family. TAN COUNfRY CLUB MEETS IAN POSITIONS ARE SHOWING From Vilna to Galician Front Muscovites are Displaying Stubborness Situation in Far North is not Favorable Doing Well at Other Points. WILSON FIRM III IN SUBMARINE POLICY (By the Associated Press) Washington, Sept. 25. The nego tiations between Count von Bernstorff, German ambassador, and the state de partment over the sinking of the Ara bic, will be resumed next week. The German ambassador has received sev eral messages from his foreign office giving its opinion of evidence submit ted by the United States to show that the ship was sunk without warning. President Wilson's position is un changed that the principles involved cannot be submitted to arbitration, although questions of fact or amounts of indemnity might be settled in that manner. Ambassador Bernstorff is in accord with the intimation in press dispatches that Berlin desires to settle the mat ter, but the chief difficulties are with respect to the alleged policy of Great Britain in ordering her ships to ram submarines. The Germans want some assurance that British merchantmen will submit to visit and search. E FALLS Specifications covering the construc tion of the dam for the Granite Falls Manufacturing Company will be avail able at the office of Mr. A. A. Shuford in Hickory next Wednesday, it was announced today, and bids are ex pected to be in hand by October 5. Notice has "been sent to contractors to be on hand to bid on the work, which will be let at the site. The plant will be made to develop 400 horse power instead of 175, as at present, and the company will furnish lights for the town of Granite Falls. It is expected that the sum of $40, 000 will be spent on the additional con struction, which will include raising the dam 27 feet and putting in an electric drive. DEATH CLAIMS THIS DT (By the Associated Press) St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 25. Frederick A. Uhlich, 99 years old, one of the pioneers of Lutheranism in America, died here today. He was one of the two survivors of 700 persons to sail from Bremen in 1838 in quest of religious liberty. One ship was lost at sea and the other landed at New Orleans, the Lutherans coming up the Mississippi on flat boats. KILLED TWO RATTLERS WITH A SINGLE SHOT Pinetown, Sept. 25. W. A: Bowen killed two rattlesnakes with one shot on a farm near here. The reptiles vere laying close together. Both were four feet long, one navfng nine tz ': ties and the other six. Miss Nora Bowen, in the same neighborhood, was bitten by a chicken-snake, with no bad results. SALOONS AND CHURCHES IN MINNESOTA CITY St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 25. Some wards in St. Paul contain one saloon for every 31 male voters while they contain only one church for every 1, 145 male voters, according to a re port made by Rev. A. J. D. Haupn CELLMATE STOLE $400 FROM MAN IN JAIL Grand Forks, N. D., Sept. 25. That he was robbed in jail, was the com plaint of John George, a Turk. He said he 'secreted $400 from guards, when imprisoned, but told a fellow prisoner about it. Guards heard a commotion, and rescued George. His complaint was that his antagonist had stolen his $400. The guards could not find the money. EXPECTS TO QUIT ON TIME (By the Associated Press) Montgomery, Ala., Sept. iL- -Alabama legislature will hold its final session Saturday and adjourn sine die at midnight. Practically all legisla tion has been a'cted upon and legis islators are expecting to close the ses sion without having to turn back the clock. SPECIFICATIONS FOR RANIT DAM PIONEER RAN IMPROVEMENT (By the Associated Press). London, Sept. 25. The position of the Russians from Vilna to the Gali cian front appears to have improved greatly, three distinct victories having been recorded at widely scattered fronts. This achievement has miti gated the uneasiness caused by the action of Bulgaria. In the far north the situation is less favorable. The Russians are re sisting von Hindenburg with charac teristic stubborness, but the admission that fighting is proceeding at Smelin, four miles from Provosk; indicates that the approaches to the latter town are in the hands of the Germans. East of Vilna and north of Lutsk, the Germans have progressed. Not withstanding his successes near Pilsk von Mackensen was called back in an engagement that has shaken his grip on the city. Farther south the Rus sians now are holding Lutsk and are pressing their advantage. Athens states that mobilization Is proceeding today and that thousands of men are already in uniform. In the center the Russians are still falling back, while in the north Field Marshal von Hindenburg continues to make progress with his offensive against Dvinsk, although at a much slower rate than formerly, as the Rus sians are stiffening their resistance. East of Vilna the Germans admit a temporary check, during which they lost guns to the Russians. There has been a continuation of the furious artillery struggle in the west. According to the Berlin official report a British attack south of the LaBasse canal broke down under the German fire. After a fortnight of comparative in activity during which they sank only five British merchant ships German submarines again are on the move off the Irish coast. Since Tuesday they have sent five British steamers to the bottom. TALKING WATERWAYS Congressmen Hall and Moore Are in Raleigh. Raleigh, Sept. 25. Congressman John H. Small of the first district and Congressman J. Hampton Moore of Pennsylvania spent yesterday af ternoon here conferring with city au thorities and Governor Craig in prep aration for 200 or more delegates to the Savannah convention of the At lantic Deeper Waterways Association to stop over here November 8 ror a few hours en route to Savannah. They met with the heartiest co-operation and every possible arrangement will be made for the occasion. Both congressmen talked enthus iastically of the great inland water way project which is to cost about $48,000,000 and open up a great trunk line of 1,800 miles with branches through inland rivers of more than 5, 000 miles. Mr. Small talked forcibly of the immense benefits that will come to all of North Carolina through this great development in giving new bases for low water rates at Wilmington. New Bern, Washington, Edenton and Elizabeth City. Congressman Moore said that he observed at Norfolk yesterday no less than 20 barges and unmasted schoon ers with pine from North Carolina and Virginia destined for Philadelphia to be distributed by rail to interior points at greatly increased cost to the con sumer. He says the inland waterway will greatly benefit North Carolina's lum ber trade. Especially, he says, will benefit come from increasing the car rying capacity of the Chesapeake and Delaware canal to greater depth than nine feet and greater -width than 24 feet, the present limits. The Savan nah convention is expected to take important action looking to brightning the national government to more com plete support for this great move ment for the inland waterway. NEW ENTERPRISES Raleigh, Sept. 25. The Kinston Belt Line Company, Kinston, was chartered with $25,000 capital authorized and $5,000 subscribed for the purpose of constructing and operating a belt line of steam railroad about the city and electric car line through the streets, both for passengers and freight and to be limited in extent to five miles from Kinston in any direction. The incorporators are J. T. Deal, M. L. German, W. S. Spottswood and G. V. Cowper. Another charter is for the Wood Rarliff Company of King's Mountain, capital $5,000 authorized and sub scribed by E. H. Wood, J. C. Ratliff and Nina E. Wood. There is an amendment for the char ter of the Healing Springs Company, Lexington, changing the home office to Denton. J. M. Daniels is president. THE RECORDER'S COURT No cases were tried in recorder's court yesterday afternoon, and the affray case was continued until Tues day's session. Chief Lentz said today that the past four days had been the quietest in several months. COCA COLA MEN HERE. Messrs. R. L. Ellis, N. M. Beadles and Dr. B. H Webster of Asheville and Mr. G. W. Kirkpatrick of Mur phy, owners and managers of Coca Cola plants in their towns, were vis itors to Hickory today, guests of Mr. Hugh Williams, manager of the lo calplant. The Hickory plant, which is Sne of the most modern in the country, was hustling.