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it Vol. 1. No 16. HICKORY, N. C. WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 29, 1915 Price Two Cents iiiJil IliifjiiMfilliMw THIRD LIE OF TRENCHES Sir John French Tells English Public That Allies, Offensive Really Has Begun New British And French Armies Well Supplied With Ammunition. (By the Associated I'rcss) London, Sept. 29. The British are battering; the third line of the Ger- man trenches in" the vicinity of Loos. The French are battering in the Ar gonne, ami have refrained from in fantry attacks. This sums up briefly the western situation today. No great change in the situation is reported but the of fensive movement of the allies is not to be relaxed. The short breathing spell has been succeeded by the hard est pressure on German positions at the point shattered by the allies' rush. That it is the intention to maintain this pressure is indicated in a tele gram from Sir John French to the lord mayor of London, thanking him for his message of good will. The Brit ish commander stated that the mes sage encouraged his troops to push the enemy out of France. This lead -- the public to believe there is to be no let up such as fol lowed the battle of Neuve ChTippelle-, but with ' now British forces in the field and.' ample supplies of ammuni tion, General Jofi're and Field Mar shal French plan a vigorous campaign. Russia has not been doing so well in the last day or so. The Austrians have stemmed the Russian advance in southern Poland and have taken Lutsk. The Germans have recovered some lost ground. Over Wide Front. The battle in Champagne is over a lG-mile front, v here the French are attacking and are within less than two miles of the railway which crosses the country behind the Ger man positions and which ha been so useful to them in moving troops and supplies to threatened points. With the French guns within easy range the railway is rendered use less. As usual there is a great divergence between the Gorman an. Trench of ficial accounts of the battles. The Germans claim that all the French attacks have been repulsed and that a number of prisoners have been cap tured. It is the same with regard to the crown prince's offenptve in the Ar gonne. Whereas this is described by the French as an important action, the Germans say it is a minor one. designed; to improve the situation and that the desired result has been achieved. Still Active in East. There has been no cessation of the heavy fighting on the Russian front. From Riga down to GaUcia the armies are contesting every inch of the ground, and at least four separate battles xre in progress. Field Marshal von Ilindenburg has resumed his of- fort to reach Dvinak, which town has been denied him so many times. The Germans announce that the l!u;sinns have been driven from two successive lines of trenches to the southwest of Dvinsk. Mackensen Held Close. Except for Field Marshal von Mackensen, who is held in the Pripet marshes, all the German generals re- Eort advances, even General von ,insingen, whose army was rather roughly 'handled by the Russians in Volhynia, having with the aid of stronff reinforcements, been able to .take the initiative again. Tn addition to recapturing Lutsk, he has crossed the Styr River below that fortress. In Galicia the Russian General Ivanoff is still holding the Austrians back and i - himself gaining ground. Montenegro, the smallest of the al lied nations, is taking a hand in the general attack on the central powers. KVia ban launched nn eneriretic of fensive, according to an unofficial telegram, which secured for her the possession of some Austrian positions ' Bulgaria Warned. Sir Edward Grey, the Briti-h f or- eign secretary, in the house of com-' mons made statements concerning the Balkan situation which should tend to clear the atmosphere. While saying that Bulgaria has assured the powers that she had no nirgressive intentions against her neighborhood states, Sir Edward took occasion to warn that country that any aggression would bring to the assistance of any friend of the allies attacked the whole power of the British empire. The enthusiasm with which the Greeks are answering the call to a mobilization is considered in London a3 also being likely to affect the Bal kan situation. ! BUSH TRANSPORT IS SUNK BY MSi Berlin, via Savville, L. I., Sept. 29. ! (T'.y ihi- Associutnl Pros;'.) The sinking of a British transport, with the loss of all but three mem bers of the crew is reposed from Con stantinople in a dispatch today. , ATTEMPT TO BURN HOME OF DANIELS' ASSISTANT c Pour'hkeensie. N. Y.. Sept. 29. An auci J t I I ! 1 !.. dry n- ' t i t to burn the $30,000 home of ; mt Secretary of the Navy F. loosevolt, near ITyde Park failed - "l the prompt discovery of the by a watchman. TIandfuls of i -el-.ior were found packed be- . .i ry . r . . tne main iioor oi trie uuuuiiik '!y placed there by an incen- i "" " j ,TW -v-J men TDOfiDe: i c i i - t a a n & k a 5 I buHrti 1 1 ill i (By Associated Press.) London, Sept. 2D. "The British have won an important engagement in Mes opotania. The Turks ire in full re treat towards Bagdad. The British are pursuing the retreating Turks." This announcement was made in the house of -commons today by Austin Chamberlain, secretary of state for India. ! u!P fee si h mm US III (By Associated Press.) Christiana, Norway, Sept. 29. Scmething very close to a panic is spreading over both Norway and Sweden, as a result of the alarming scarcity of provisions and the unpre cedented prices which are demanded or tne simplest Kinu oi 100a. ixox- 11 1- p i 1 1 ; . ' i 1 i 1 ( j" 1 rv 1 a. v is now on tne por.it 01 lonuwuiy veuen s lead in pronioiung me e.- port of all provisions of which there is a present shortage, in order that price.3 may be brought down within reach of the poorer classes. The advance in prices in Norway is approximately the same as in Sweden, I -.it. 11 some cases it has been even more marked. Herring which is one of the main articles of diet among t'.e peasant population, have risen from two cents to four ana naif and five ce'-.ti a piece, and the present price of oatmeal is 2H0 per cent higher that it was before the war. rr.,e p.i. .(; shortage was temporarily relieved some time ago, as it was in S'veden, by the slaughter of a large number of cattle, whleii there was not enough grain to feed, but prices have now advanced again, reaching the highest level ever known m Nor- ay, it is a curious parauox, nuwevei, that as a nation, Norway's economic .ind financial condition is better than ! 10 fore the war. Norway's tremendous exports, at the same time that they have drained the countrv of its neces :;ary provisions for bome.consumption and' carried masses of the people to the verge of starvation, have brought a tremendous amount of money into the country, enabled the country to pay for all its imports, and left a large supply to be used for industrial pur poses and public loans. The Bank of Norway the govern ment's bank had a year ago twenty million dollars of gold in its vaults. Tod:"- it has forty million. A year it had issued paper money to the! rnnn 0 0 3 t i E.. fas uj extent of five and a half million be- j meeting of the national baseball com yond its deposits, while today with the 1 mission in New York city this week, same amount of paper currency m cir- ; dilation, it nas a reserve v "nee j muiion lynnn. Deposits in Pnvateanks are , at ( present than a year ago on the same oate. Those banks had to their credit in for eign banks $700,000 last year. This year they have ten millions. The war has thus' brought Norway a flood tide 1 .1 ii of prosperity and if "-overnment ac-! tion is taken to reduce present prices ' ml nvovide th poorer people with : food, Norway will have little to lose : and a great deal to gain from a long! war. ! Norway's friendship for England! and the fact that she has had less to! complain of in the restriction of im-; ports than Sweden, have made her trade question a much less serious ope th'Ti in her sister country. Her chief grievance against England remains the English .censorship of her mail and cablegrams to America ana otner neutral countries. Norway is still try- ing to devise a more direct and speed- icr communication with America. FOR MOONLIGHT SCHOOLS - s Gastonia will E hool campaign j ' ruiay attcrnoon 01 tars wee, vwien i the Woman's Betterment Association, . . . -i , 1 1 -i 1 h at its first meeting for the fall sea son, win devote tne unwiw pivniaui to a study of the situation and to a discussion of what Gastonia can do ; 1,:,. i;i rlnriiKf tlio rnminT vpniv Ml LiU iH' .iwrju.-, .-, .7 That there is a large neid nereaoouts j f01. tie moonlight school is not e- ' bntnble; the field is ready for the harvest and the local people expect I to wage an active campaign looking to the eradiation of adult illiteracy . here this winter. i Sunt. J. S. Wray of the city schools -"-id Pr'ncipnls W. P. Grier and B. M. Weir, Mrs. W. C. Barrett, Mrs. Frank T.. Wibon, Mrs. Z. B. Harry and Mrs. T. Y. M'ller are on the program to it ., : i j? -':-s v:irn pauses oi me wuxtv. , That something tangible will result irom mis meeting seems asurea. SERVIA (By the Associated Press) Paris, Sept. 29. The Athens cor respondent of the Havas News Agency says it is now expected that Bulgaria will launch an attack on Serbia with in the next fifteen days. UNDERSTANDING REACHED (By Associated Press.) Paris, Sept. 29. "Bulgaria and the central powers have concluded a pre cise agreement," according to authori tative information, says the Salonica correspondent of the Temps. "Under this agreement Bulgaria will enter the war against Serbia before October 15." The directors of the Catawba Coun- ty Fair Association met last night in the rooms of the Chamber of Com- i mcrce and discussed the tetails of the i big event to be held here November ! PLAN HOME FOR FAIR NEXT SEASON 1 1 3, 4 and 5. Various directors report- ! ty, no doubt, for tick eradication. The ! and two children, Miss Maude Eng ed progress, and Secretary Hender- j residents simply can't afford to have : land and Mr. Will England, son announced that arrangements al- the jack rabbit crop decreased. Since : Mr. England rode from Marion, N. ready had been made for tents and i there is much complaint from sur- j c., to Cheraw, S. C, on horseback in the aeroplane attraction. A commit-) rounding .counties against depreda- j 1869 to join the Methodist conference tee will go to Salisbury tomorrow to j tions of jack rabbits on all kinds of j and had been active in the ministry inspect attractions at the Rowan fair, j crops, it is believed an effort will be j until 1906, when he asked to be trans v.nd such as meet the approval of the i made to obtain a supply of Coke ; f erred to the superannttary list and ro;....i."oc . Hi Le invited to come to i county's rabbit ticks for distribution j came to Lenoir to live. He served in Hickory for the Catawba event. A great deal of interest has been aroused in the fair in all parts of , the county and it is planned to make this the best in the history of the in stitution. Directors last night discussed the practicability of securing permanent grounds, having them enclosed and putting up suitable buildings before next fail. It was the opinion of Pres ident Robinson and others that the as sociation should do this. POSITIONS! j ! The 1 (By Associated Press.) Berlin, via London, Sept. 29. cap trie -from the British of parts of the territory near Loos was announc- j ed by the German war office today. The Frenc!; r.t Houchas and Nouvelle yu - s aid to have been partly repulsed GERMAN OFFICERS DISMISSED (By Associated Press.) ! London, Sept. 29. German news-! .an.oi- tmlnv rmrmnr.ro w n or. , , . , a.us, unnamed, nave Deen dismissed from the German army in the western war zone, according to a dispatch from Amsterdam to the Exchange Tele graph Company, for conduct unbecom ing an ouieer. WORLD'S SERIES TALK (By Associated Press.) Chicac-o. Sent. 29. Details nl the world's "series will bp arrano-P.-l at. a Ban Johnson said today. The dates ! cannot be set until the races in the two leagues are aeciaeo aeiiruteiy. l he meeting will be held Saturday. LORD MAYOR OF LONDON (By Associated Press.) I London, Sept. 29. Cant. Charles S. ! vv aeueiu was elected lord mayor 01 j I'ondon by the council today, Sir 1 Charles will succeed Sir Charles John-j Ron- n m m , gj , g :oroyjo nrominnr 1 ... - -. T I i 1 a M "A :-. r ' 4 I S' a 'J 14 S U tiUJni IUIL OUiV t Llib Dollar D Thursday week will be observed as Dollar Day in Hickory and the merchants have planned many values to offer for the sum of $ 1 . CjJRemember that nothing will be charged. Everything will be sold for cash. JIn order that the public throughout this section may have abundant opportunity to read all the advertisements, to be come familiar with every value to be offered, the merchants will use the Hickory Daily Record next Monday afternoon. Look for Monday's issue. If a copy is not left at your home, whether you are a subscriber or not, see that you receive a paper. Five thous and papers will be issued Monday. CjRemember to have your change ready on Dollar Day. Be on hand early. El m m m m m m m j m m . p. m :gggBQSHgBS33gBEi8SSB3BHHBBBBBBSBHHDBBBBBBin 1 BOOSTERS LL COOPERATE At a meeting last night of the of ficers and directors of the Hickory Boosters held over the Globe theatre, a declaration of principles was adopt ed. Briefly stated the' aim and pur pose of the "Hickory Boosters" is to "boost Hickory, both lat home and abroad, to co-operate with ali persons and organized bodies fur the upbuild ing of Hickory and the surrounding country, to promote friendly relations and a more cordial spirit among the citizens of Hickory." it was made clear at the meeting that Boosters are in no sense antagon istic to the Chamber of Commerce, to which most of them belong, and that the Boosters will co-operate with that organization in every way possible. An active campaign has been started for members. The next meeting will be held Fri day night. ! TRESTLE BURNED Rocky Mount, Sept. 29. A trestle was burned on the Atlantic Coast Line railroad near here yesterday, delay ing all traffic for a short time. The origin of the fire is unknown. TICK CATCHES JACKRABBIT IN A TEXAS COUNTY Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 29. Coke county's proud position as the jack rabbit center of the universe is W N CTY threatened by the cattle tick. Re-! Lenoir, Sept. 29. Rev. J. F. Eng ports reaching here state that ticks : land. a. minister in the. Sonftp TYTpth- have attacked the rabbits and that the latter ared ying in great num. bers. A move will be started in that coun- imong these less desirable cottontails. jtlSSiSiUtSUSJSUttUS: it Xtmvt tmmtmmmmm NEW YORK COTTON I (By the Associated Press) j New York. Sept. 29. The cotton market opened at a declme of 16 to 22 points today. Aptreension that ! j the gulf storm would move inland i ; caused a great deal ox uneasiness, i j however, and there was an extremely i etive demand after the call, whicn as stimulated by the official fore cast for rain in the eastern belt and the report that the storm was already interfering with the New Orleans wire service. Prices rallied in consequence NEW YORK STOCKS (By the Associated Press) New York, Sept. 29. Advices of. the investment shares again received scant attention at the outset of today's trading. Baldwin locomotives over shadowed all war shares with the sale of 8,000 at 135 to 140, a maximum gam of 12. American locomotives opened with 1,500 shares at 169, a new auvance. voiorauo r uei aiso De- came active at an advance. COTTON FUTURES ; New York, Sept. 29. Cotton fu- ; tures opened steady and closed steady. ! Open Close n . , ,1 (m V v L v7 '.1 1 ,tj :j December 12.30 11.54 11.97 12.18 12.38 12.52 ; : January 12.47 March 12.72 May 12.88 H TUV WF ATUEB It OEi IT Lit I ilLil H , Forecast, for North "Carolina Local ' ; ains tonight and Thursday; moderate east winds. I 1 COMPARATIVE WEATHER ! Sept. zts. iio xyi4 Maximum -- - -- 77 75 Minimum -- 55 47 Mean bb 61 j ' 11 ay Thursday, Oct. 7 - ' TROOPS RUSHED TO FRONTIER (By the Associated Prpss' Berlin, via Sayville, L. I., Sept. 29. British and French troops intended for service for Serbia have beenl anded at Port Kathryn, near Salonica, Greece according to a report from Athens to the Overseas News Agency today. AUSTRIANS AND GERMANS (By the Associated Press) London, Sept. 29. Three hundred thousand Austrian and German troops have begun an advance on Serbia, says the Athens correspondent of the Exchange Telegraph Company. TH CLAIMS CIRCUIT j odist church since 1869, and one of the most remarkable men in that denomi- ! nation, died here early today in his ! I 75th vear. Hp is snrvivpH hv hi wifp I the Confederate army as a member of the Twentieth resriment. Until a vear a?o Mr. Knfland was actively engaged in the ministry, but his health had failed gradually since until the end came this morning at 1 o'clock. I It was recalled today that he rode ! his circuit, a distance of 300 miles, on ! many an occasion, and had wide ex- j perience. j The funeral was held here this af- ' ternoon at 3 o'clock, being conducted by Rev. Z. E. Barnhardt, assisted by Rev. C. M. Campbell of Davenport rv.iieo-o DRESS UP WEEK" IS LATEST WRINKL Winston-Salem is planning a "Dress Up Week," as the following from the Journal of that city shows: Dress up! If you are a prosperous man you can afford to dress up. It is ! expected of you. If you are not pros- j perous, you cannot afford not to dress ! up. You want to look prosperous. A prosperous appearance makes every-j body believe you are prosperous, they ! will place confidence in you that will j enable you to be prosperous. The best : way to have a prosperous appearance is to run into new toggery, winter tog- gery. You need it now, because tall is only temporarily lingering in the lap of winter. There will soon be a dump- mg process. The past two or three days are mud forerunners 01 the cold weather that is to come. The merchants of this city have not been stingy in their efforts to stock their stores with what the people of this citv need in the way of winter raiment. Call at their stores this week and see if they have not provided the clothes that you want. If they haven't it will not take them long to furnish you. Jut see what tney nave nrsi . i.ii 1 J2. i. The merchants have joined that national "Dress Up" movement which means that everybody should get some new clothes for the winter and be sure to let the other fellows see them, just ; as the women act when they get their Easter bonnets, or their fall hats. The men will ioin in it this fall. Be sure j tnat you are sumcienuy logger uc- fore you dare show yourself on the streets during "Dress Up" week, which j begins October 1, Friday. is m m m m m m m m m m m pi m m m m m m m m m M m p m m m m wm mom mm wtm k a SERVIAN A ALL ILL PAY BIG PRICE TO Pay Annual Interest of $125,000,000 for Privi ege of Buying American Supplies at Top Price But That Isn't All Nothing Said About War Supplies. G (By the Associated Press). Paris, Sept. 29. German casual ties in the recent offensive of the Brit ish and French are given officially by the French war office today as exceed ing three army corps, or more than 120,000 men. In the Artoisregion, northwestern France, fighting continues. North of Massiepes, the war office says, 1,000 Germans surrendered. City council last night decided that the mere sending of a child whose par ents live outside the city limits to re side with a relative within the city during the scholastic year does not constitute residence in the city of Hickory and that therefore such child or children will be liable to tuition dues. It has been customary for a number cf parents to avail themselves of the advantages of the Hickory grad ed schools in this manner, and council thought it best to prevent the practice. This action was taken more on account of the fact that the senools are bad ly congested than from any desire to secure the tuition. Council took up another interesting question last night and sprit the dif ference on it. In the case of the Geit ner estate, of which Messrs. G. H. and C. H. Geitner are trustees, council held that only half the bank stock held in trust for the Misses Geitner should be taxed in the city, the rea son for this being that Mr. G. H. Geit ner, one of the trustees, lives out of the city. City Attorney Bagby conferred with the members and the question was dis cussed from its several angles, but '.his solution was thought to be equit able. The question of street improvements came up again, but no definite action was taken. Council will meet again Friday night at 7:30 to resume con sideration of the revised ordinances. SHE STARVES FOR KISSES No Hug in Four Years, Wife Sues for Divorce. Portland, Ore., Sept. 29. Mrs. E. E. Wolfe neither has been kissed by her husband for the last Tour years nor has he offered to kiss her dur ing that time, she alleges in a di vorce complaint filed here against C. S. Wolfe, superintendent of the Clat sop Milling Company of Astoria, Ore. Mrs. Wolfe asserts that they have moved eight times since they were married in Seattle, Dec. 9, 1903, and she is tired of packing. INTEREST IN ROWAN FAIR Salisbury, Sept. 29. Although the weather was threatening today, re sulting in a smaller crowd than yes terday at the county fair, there was a good crowd present. The agricul tural exhibits are unusually good and the horse-racing is attracting atten tion. Fireworks are features at night. The fair will close FricTay. Although the sky was overcast this afternoon, there was an absence of rain during the early afternoon. The weather man was promising local showrers tonight or tomorrow. 30,000 VETERANS ARE REVIEWED BY WILSON (By Associated Press.) Washington, Sept. 29. Historic Pennsylvania avenue, on which the un ion army 160,000 strong, marched 50 years ago for review by President An drew Johnson, was lined today by thousands who saw the remnants of that army march to the white house for review by President Wilson. The weather was ideal. The grand parade was the crowning event of the annual reunion of the Grand Army of the Republic. Esti ! mates placed the number in the pa rade at between 20,000 and 30,000. At the head of the procession was Lieut.-Gen. Nelson A. Miles with dis tinguished navy and army officers. RMANS LOST 120,000 IN BIG FIGHT Imiiqt 1 um mUUI LI? L HLilL SCHOOL BUY SUPPLIES (By Associated Press.) New York, Sept. 29. Definite steps to float the half billion dollar loan for Great Britain and France were begun today by J. P. Morgan & Company and the interests associated with them in the negotiations with the Anglo French commission. It was proposed to include banks and trust companies from the Atlantic to the Pacific. In every group of states there will be a syndicate to operate with them; in the south the syndicate will operate over a large area. In the central west the syndi cate will confine their activities to the immediate vicinity. On behalf of J. P. Morgan it was said today that interest in the project was increasing with every session of the commission. How long it will be before the commissioners sign the contract which will embody the agree ment announced here-alid in Chicago is not learned, but it was thought the project was well advanced. The agreement must be ratified by both the British and French parlia ments. The details of the loan reveal but few departures from the plans previously outlined. Nothing is said about the purchases of war material. The most surprising feature is ihat the majority of the big loan is to be sold to underwriters, but the bonds will be placed on the market at 98 to the invester. The two per cent differ ence will provide a profit to the syn dicate and reimburse them for the expense and trouble incidental to the loan. Because the bonds wull be sold under par, Great Britain will have to their credit here not $500,000,000 but $480, 000,000. In other words the allies are paying $20,000,000 to buy American products at the topmost prices. In addition to this $20,000,000 the two countries will pay $25,000,000 an nually for five years, $125,000,000 al together in interest to holders of the bonds. This and the unsettlement of the foreign exchange will have cost the two governments a total of $145, 000,000 when the final bill is settled. MR. LASHLEY'S INJURIES The following relative to Mr. Lash ley's injury as taken from today's Citizen: David A. Lashley, proprietor of the Idlewild Floral company, was prob ably fatally injured yesterday after noon, when in bending over to super vise the moving of one of the brick columns at the entrance to Dr. P. B. Orr's residence in West Asheville, the column toppled over on his back and crushed him beneath its weight. His injuries include a broken back, left arm and right leg, and he was ter ribly mangled and bruised from the shoulder down. He sustained many internal injuries. The accident occurred about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, while Mr. Lashley was engaged in directing a force of workmen, who were endeav oring to move back one of the brick pillars six feet high and two by three feet, which form the entrance to the Orr residence. HARVARD VARSITY ATHLETE LOSES EYE IN EUROPEAN WAR Seattle, Wash., Sept. 29. Aimar Auzias de Turenne, former track star of the University of Washington has returned from the battlefields of Eu rope to his home in Seattle, bearing honorable discharge papers, a splinter of steel and a patch over the vacant socket of his right eye. ' De Turenne, whose father is a Seat tle banker, was studying law at Har vard when the war broke out. He en listed with the Canadian contingent, serving with the fifth battery, Cana dian field artillery. During the fam ous battle of Ypres he acted as dis patch bearer, riding horseback be tween the lines and serving betimes ;s an interpreter. f-4 On April 27, while adjusting his horse's bridle, a German shell burst above his head. He glanced upward to watch it, and a piece of the casing struck him in the right eye, tearing its way into his head and lodging in the roof of his mouth. The discharge papers brought home by de Turenne commend him for his heroism. FORMER REPUBLICAN OFFICEHOLDER KILLED Ipswich, Mass., Sept. 29. Benja min Stickney Cable of Washington, assistant secretary of commerce and labor under President Taft, was crush ed to death in a collision between two automobiles on the Newburyport turn pike. TROPICAL STORM AT NEW ORLEANS EIERCE (By the Associated Press) Dallas, Texas, Sept. 29. Wire serv ice between Dallas and New Orleans and intermediate points was stopped today by the tropical storm, according to headquarters of three telegraphic companies. It was reported that the storm had stopped the service in New Orleans, but that to the north com munication was open. LOOK FOR WHISKY'S OWNER Rocky Mount, Sept. 29. The police here are holding 45 pints of whisky, left in a suitcase at the depot. The owner cannot be located.