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Daily MY comb Vol. 1. No- '0 NOTE OF DISPLEASURE IS SOUNDED IN LONDON British Press not Satisfied With Lord Grey's Speech On the Balkan Situation Germans Push Russians Back Across Stripa In Galicia. l!y Associated Tress.) i, Oct. IT). Military opera- 11 the- near oast are again hold--I plaee in the interest of the Tl 10 London press is not en satislied with plans made by tl"!' ilVIV for meeting the new offen in Serbia. Even papers like Manchester Guardian, which have unswerving in their support of : ign ollice, express dissatisfac ..h the speech in the house of ::,,ns ly Lord Grey, British for minister, on the Balkan situ- ih. 1 fending her action in declaring u a Hulgaria claims her neutrality v,;i.. -.i. dated by Serbia. Serbia de ,:,, , ,! rar today, it was announced. The Serbians are resisting stub ...r i v.hile awaiting assistance iVei.i '.he allies. General Surrailes, v h...-e command of the Verdun dis ;ru; lentributed greatly to the al lies at the Maine, has landed at Salo Mlki. (': the western front the British hive gained considerable ground, M ine et' which they subsequently lost un.hr German shell tire. Conflicting t , !!.- eeneerning the possession of ',.'. . Tl) were ended by the state :,, in the house of commons tliai rhe I'.ritish report had been read in tenevtly, that in reality the British had e-dy claimed successes around the mining works. Aitli vitirh admitting that the forces , f Gej.eral IvanotF have again been hurled l.aek across the Stripa in east . rn Gaiieia, I'etrograd asserts that he Russians hold eight miles which virtually .separates the Austrian and 'lernian armies. irritation is displayed by the press :.: 'he failure of the reorganized ae r:tl force for the defense of London !-. bring down the Zeppelins which a"aeke,l London Wednesday night. PBESS OLGA ID (By Associated Press.) S ;'a, Oct. 15. The announcement 'ha Prince Boris, the crown prince i f Bulgaria, will be commander-in-i of the Bulgarian army,, recalls the love affair between him and the Uj.-iui emperor's eldest daughter, the Princess Olga. The engagement has keen announced by the papers on t vo occasions, nad, while not officially i"!. firmed, his visits to the czar have - ivi n color to the romance. He r-a.-.ws I'etrograd better than any city at,-; de his own country, and prefers it to anv other foreign city. Prince Boris is only 21 years old are! is the eldest of four children by King Ferdinand's first wife, the Prin ts Louise of Parma. While King ! ei ioiiand remains a Roman Catholic, I'linrc Boris is a Greek Catholic. The r ime's conversion, which took place a the early age of two years, was a " r, iition demanded by Russia in re Mm for Russian recognition of Fer ;ii and as king. Win n only four years old, the little I'rince astonished the Russian court t .. . i T-A .1 Vt i - 1 'i his tirst visit to retrogruu uy ma eoeious knowledge oi tne niteaca eti-iuotte. The rule of the Russian at 'ives precedence to ecclesiasti oer lay dignitaries. When at iing court, thee hild prince never ! a a mistake in distinguishing be n the two. kissing me hands of ' hurchmen and presenting his n ha 'id to the laymen to be kissed. MARKETS :::ui::j:::::::::::n:::::::::::: NEW YORK STOCKS I l!y the Associated Prosa) ' York, Oct, 15. Declines far iiiI'tcm advances in todays vm !. ::'h,'":. Rai!, like St. Paul, New Mi. Chesapeake & Ohio and Nor 'tn Pacific were lower by material while fdmtcs in the war -fi receded one to almost three t These, losses werep artly olT rnoderate gains in Westing aii'l similar shares. Ni;V YORK COTTON fl'.y the Assoi'inU-d Trr-as) York. Oct. 15. Tht cotton I. had rather a firmer tone this The opening was steady ; 'i-i lit f i,f 1 1 no ruiint fin December. 1 ' i ailinir showed rains of several 1 .! COTTON FUTURES -v York, Oct. 15. Cotton futures '! Meadv and closed steady. i.Hith '.her . " Hi her '"'y -. I, . Open Close 12.24 12.50 12.07 12.95 13.11 12.:54 12.(50 12.77 13.01 13.14 LOCAL MARKET .,. . - 101 n y i .otton - v. 'ibi PRINCE BORIS SUITORS ory yheat $1.25 SAT COUNTRIES WOULD LIKE TO STOP (By Associated Press.) New York, Oct. 15. That the na tions now engaged in war would look without disfavor upon a conference of the neutral nations as a possible me dium for the settlement of the con flict, and that the neutral nations of Europe are prepared for such a conference provided they can get the co-operation of the United States, is declared in a public statement issued here today by the International Com mittee of Women for Permament Peace. Dr. Aletta Jacobs of Holland, who called the Women's Peace Con gress at The Hague, and who sailed from New York on October 5, took with her copies of this declaration to be made public in Amsterdam today. The International Congress of Women, which met at The Hague last April, appointed two groups of en voys, one to the belligerent govern ments, and to Holland and Switzer land; the other to Russia and 'the Scandinavian countries. The reports of these embassies form the basis for the announcement issued today here and in Amsterdam. The statement is signed by Doctor Jacobs of Holland, Miss Ohrystal Macmillan ofGreat Britain, Mme. Ro sika Schwimmer of Austria-Hungary, Prof. Emily Greene Balch of Welles ley College, and Miss Jane Addams of Hull House, Chicago. Miss Ad dams is president of the international committee; Miss Macmillan, secre tary; Doctor Jacobs and Mme. Schwimmer, vice-chairmen. In their joint report the leading members of these two delegations u nite in stating that the evidence and assurances given them have convinc ed them that the belligerents would not consider such a conference un friendly, and that the neutrals would not be unwilling to act, if first as sured of American co-operation. "Reviewing the situation," says the report, "we believe that of the five European neutral nations visited three are ready to join in such a conference, and that two are delib erating the calling of such a confer ence. Of the intention of the United States we have as yet no evidence." The delegates were not at liberty to give names or nationality of the for eign offices specifically quoted, but in several instances they quote verba tim: "My country would not find anything unfriendly in such action by the neutrals," are the words cred ited to the foreign minister of one great belligerent, with respect to the proposed continuous conference. "My government would place no obstacle hi the way of its institution," said the minister of an opposing nation. "What are the neutrals waiting for?" said a third, whose name, it is stateo, ranks high, not only in his own coun try, but all over the world. The three foreign delegates came to the United States in September, and the executive committee since then has been in conference with the American delegates. ICKPOCKET Mr. B. F. Seagle, a local capitalist, had an experience with a pickpocket late yesterday afternoon that the Hickory gentleman will remember as long as shows come to the city, ana if he does not keep his hand on his pocket book and loudly cry, "Here's my friend!" he'll have the pocket book elsewhere. To friends Mr. Seagle admitted as much, although he suc ceeded in outwitting the light-finger ed eent. Mr. Seagle was in front of Union square when he felt something strike hi Viin noeket. He turned and grab bed, and caught hold of the hand that v,r,ri voneVierl into his trousers. The ket in formed Mr. Seagle that i i i ,i i he had found the purse on tne grouna i n1 Turn CI rptiirninc it. and the Hickory L,entleman seized the purse, at the ' ' . . 1 .1 'I lin 19 r.r mnm in the mirse was intact, A -fow nwsnns in the neighborhood heard Mr. Seagle's exclamations when he found that somebody was f,.,.v,;r,n. Tiim fnr some erood money, but before they reached the scene the culprit had slipped away. went to Clare mont' this afternoon to spend a few hours with his parents. Wo nmhnhlv wouldn't appreciate what we have' if it wasn't for what - . -u.. 1 our neiyuuuio ny - AND RECOVERS PURE HICKORY, nrnnn i ii 7-T.i . btKIVIAN SHIP IS JAPAN WATCHINRSIIMMFR TORPEDOED BY (By Associated Press.) v,oPennagen, Uct. 15. A British suomarine torpedoed and sank a Ger man submarine this mornine at i narrow place in the strait which con nects the Baltic with the North sea A great explosion followed the strik ing of the torpedo and the destroy er iounaerea immediately. Ti ... it was stated that another Ger man destroyer and cruiser which were accompanying the destroyer fled south. RECEIVED IN LONDON (By Associated Press.) London, Oct. 15. A dispatch to the Central News from Copenhagen says that a British submarine has sunk a German torpedo boat destroyr er. VIOLENT FIGHTING CONTINUES IN WEST (By Associated Press.) Paris, Oct. 15. There was a vio lent bombardment last night by both sides near Loos and Souchez, accord ing to an announcement by the French war office this afternoon. There was also spirited trench fighting near Souchez forest. Mr. John W. Robinson is attend ing the McDowell County Fair at Ma rion. Love pays the highest interest of any investment in the world. eorter lei low (By Associated Press.) Charleston, S. C, Oct. 15. Sidney Cohen, a newspaper reporter, was killed and four men were shot in a melee which started here today just outside the room where the democra tic executive committee was to meet to canvass the returns of the primary election last Tuesday. William A. Turner was shot in the right lung and seriously injured; W. A. Wingate received a scalp wound; Jeremiah O'Brian was shot in an ankle, and another man was slightly injured. Cohen was a reporter on the staff of the Charleston Post. The committee was just about to be called to order when the trouble occurred. A fight was started in the room adjoining the one in which the committee was to meet sometime be fore the shooting. The scuffling oc casioned by the fight had hardly ceas ed when a fusillade of shots was heard from the committee's rooms. This was heard for several minutes LAWYER SUCCUMBS TO (By Associated Press.) New York, Oct. 15. Geo. F. Sack- fold, the lawyer who was stricKen with anthrax several days ago, died Rollviow hnsnital earlv today. He 111 " L. was conscious up to five minutes be fore he died and told his wife he real ized death was near. The determined struggle of Mr. Sackfold, who was 71 years old, and the deadly nature of the disease, created interest in the country. An titoxin was rushed here from the de partment of animal husbandry to combat the deadly anthrax germs. After the third injection an improve ment was shown, but Mr. Sackfold then grew worse. Salisbury is to afain have a win ter zoo. Clifton Sparks, of Sparks' show, which has furnished the ani mals for this zoo for several years, was in Salisbury Wednesday and an nounced that the show would again make that place winter quarters. BRITISH W DEADLY DISEASE N. C. FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 15, 1915. w..., ! WWIIIIIIbll EVENTS IN (By Associated Press.) Tokio, Oct. 15. The possibility of a "coup d'etat" in China whereby Yuan Shi-kai would proclaim himself emperor is eagerly discussed through out Japan. The official view as ex pressed is that as long as any politi cal change is not accompanied by dis order which endangers the material interests of the Japanese in China the government of Japan is not greatly concerned about whether China re mains a republic or President Yuan or someone else becomes emperor. If disturbances do arise the policy of the Japanese government in any case will have to be formulated at tnat time. The press is for the. most part op posed to a return to a monarchjr ,be- lieving ensuing disorders would; pre-; judice the interests of Japan. Oaf the wuole, hGvvev.: , Hie teelitigls thatM .Tnnnri will Vinvo nt xgnoo r t - if President Yuan becomes emperor, i just as Japan had no cause to com- plain when China became a republic although protests were sent to China owing to damage done to Japanese interests by the revolution. Mr. Hioki, the Japanese minister to Peking who has arrived here on leave, is ouoted as predicting that the im perial regime will be resuscitated. As to the choice for the new emperor, he finds that some prefer Emperor Hsuan lung, or the descendant of Confucius, while others favor a scion of the Ming dynasty. However, the minister thinks that public opinion is generally hostile to the restoration of the Emperor Hsuan Tung because it is believed that this would restore the influence of the Manchus, to get rid of which was the chief object of the revolution. So far as the Confucian or Ming nominees are concerned, the Chinese generally consider them un worthy of consideration. HesS and ranee in Oi before members of the committiee scampered out. It is said the shooting occurred fol lowing the calling of the executive committee to order and that the boxes contested on Tuesday were thrown into the streets. Excitement in the streets is in tense. Two companies of militia main tained order near where the commit tee was to meet. The democratic municipal primary developed into a bitter fight between the followers of Mayor John T. Grace and Tristam T. Hyde, his op ponent, and representations to the governor resulted in Governor Man ning ordering four companies of mil itia and three divisions of naval mil itia being sent to Charleston. The sheriff swore in fifty extra deputies and had them ready for service, and the militia was ready at a moment's call. It was charged that the governor took this step in order to influence HONEST PROPOSITION There is nothing peculiar about Pay-Up Week, which will be ob served in Hickory soon. A new rating book is to be issued by the Hickory Merchants' Associa tion and it is desired that every body who does any trading in this city shall have a good rat ing. This cannot be done unless those in arrears make settlement. All accounts were put on the books in good faith, and it will be good faith if every customer be hind will see to it that the busi ness house which extended him credit is made to feel that every body wants to meet his just ob ligations. According to the Toledo Blade, "when it comes to ranking union sta tions, Cleveland's is the rankest." Sounds like jealousy. . There isn't much luck in finding a horseshoe if somebody comes along and claims the horse that's attached to it. HNA ai es HOUSE IN JERSEY (By Associated Press.) Washington, Oct. 15. President Wilson today decided to spend next summer in New Jersey in the former ihome of Jo(hn McCalL near Long Branch. The magnificent house knownas Shadow Lawn, was offered by a committee headed by Represen tative Shulter. The president insisted on paying rent and said if the committee desir ed, it could give the money to char ity. When Mr. Wilfcon announced that he would accept the invitation all the delegation applauded and they insisted on shaking hands with him. The acceptance means that he will f tjlPccupy the house of Winston ChurfehCaJniah,. N. H., which case QApwid bir thred Summers. r -- - - -- E DECLINES TO AID LITTLE SERBIA (By Associated Press.) London, Oct. 15. A special dis patch from Athens says that Premier Zaimis for the Greek government has presented an interpretation of the Greco-Serbian treaty in which Greece holds that she is not required under the terms to intervene on behalf of Serbia in this instance. It has doubtless occured to Doctor Dumba that there is a great deal of technical distinction in connection with the manner of his departure. Four ilecwn 11 JIM the primary. Those who denied the charge point ed to the fact that there was no trouble Tuesday during the voting. The unofficial count showed that Hyde had won by 19 votes, but that more than 100 votes had been con tested. The committee met today to canvass the returns and determine the result. MILITIA ORDERED OUT (By Associated Press.) Columbia, S. C, Oct. 15. As soon as Governor Manning received notice of the shooting in the democratic ex ecutive headquarters in Charleston he ordered the Washington Light In fantry of that city under arms and placed Major Christian of Greenville in charge of the state militia during the absence of Adjutant General Moore. At 2 o'clock this afternoon Gover nor Manning called four companies of the Columbia battalion to assemble under arms and to await orders from the governor. ENGLAND STILL LEADS IN FASTEST TRAINS (By Associated Press.) London, Oct. 15. In spite of war time economies and alterations in railway time tables, England still has the fastest trains, the longest non stop runs, and the lowest fares m tne world, according to the Daily Chron icle. . The fastest train "for a fair dis tance," it is explained, is the morn ing express from London to Bristol, which makes this run of 119 miles daily in 120 minutes. A special test trip over this route was made several years ago in exactly 84 minutes. The longest non-stop run is by the famish express. London to Exeter, 174 miles in 180 minutes. The cheap est fare is the round-trip excursion rate between London and Skegness, which offers a 262 mile trip for 75 cents, or about Vz cent per mile. NEW CHIEF FOR CONCORD Concord, Oct. 15. Caleb A. Robin son, formerly sheriff of Cabarrus Lj. roo Tact nitrht elected chiet of police of Concord for a term of two years.. He succeeds Marshall Mabry. RE WHITEiNEARLY 100,000 BRITISH LOST AT Nearly Twenty Thousand Killed Outright and Others Wounded or Missing Heavy in France Figures Do Not Tell Story, It is Said in London. CALDWELL FAIR TO (By James A. Robinson.) . Lenoir, Oct. 15. In the golden glow of ' historic lore, which has sparkled i.fcte&sbtas like brilliant dia- mpnds eter m4 Mhkf. first Christ ened,' seventy-four years ago, for the first president of "fhe""UnlyCTsity ,;of North Carolina, Caldwell county is doing herself proud in inaugurating an educational and agricultural exhi bit to display her charms and abili ties, progress and success in tilling the soil, and letting the world know what she can do what a glorious heritage is here in this sun-kissed, dew-bejeweled, blessed old state of ours. Though one among the oldest coun ties in formation, Caldwell county is the youngest in county fairs. The first county fair is now being held here and it is second to none in this good commonwealth. With 450 square miles in her territory; over 21,000 in population; with property that is quite or over five millions in valua tion within her borders, Caldwell county is for the first time, in sev-j enty-f our years, witnessing and re joicing in the display of what she is and is doing, along agricultural, in dustrial and educational lines. The county is surprised at her own achie vements, as well as surprising to the large number of outsiders who are here to witness the accomplishments of one of the most productive and honored counties in the state. Unique Feature of Fair. The fair was opened under the most auspicious circumstances. The at tendance was unusually large for a first day of a first fair. Everybody was out for a jolly time and they had it. The fair itself is one of the most unique in North Carolina. The first thing the board of managers did was to pass strong resolutions to cut out all questionable shows, "fakes, and divices for deceiving the people. Then every pupil in the county schools is given a free ticket to each of the mov ing picture shows in Lenoir, and spe cial films, of an educational nature, is exhibited for their benefit and in struction. The local ministers union of the county is given a space for an exhibit where they distribute tracts, and the American Bible Society has sent a special representative to distribute Bibles at actual cost. Another new feature for fairs is that 30 minutes, at the noon hour, is given for devo tional exercises. The moral tone ol the fair cannot be excelled. It is a county fair pure and attractive. And it is taking well. It is an example of getting close to nature, unadorned with catch-penny devices and flurry to attract crowds. The Exhibits. The Caldwell County Fair is uni que in many particulars. The exhi bits embrace fine stock and cattle; many of the manufactures of the county; fine farm products; fruits of all kinds; and the floral hall is a revelation of woman's art and handi craft. Itm ay bes aid to be the draw ing card with its hand-work, neegle work, paintings, and carvings all done by the good women of this county. They have certainly come to the front in their achievements. The whole exhibit should be carried to the state fair. P. L (By Associated Press.) Chicago, Oct. 15. Delegates to the convention of the laymen's mission ary movement today listened to ad greater efficiency in the work of the Christian church in spreading the gospel. "America is the melting pot of the world, where peoples of every race are being fused," said Dr. Char les Burton of New York. "The church must place thee ross on this crucible." Among other speakers were Dr. Si mon Peter Lonof Mansfield, Ohio, who told of the spiritual power of the local church, and Dr. Aker of New York, who told of the efficient service of active membership. The boll weevil will make its us ual unappreciated efforts to hold the cotton crops down to marketable proportions. PLEASING VST S St! ONG SPEAKS CHICAGO Price Two Cents DARDANELLES (By Associated Press.) London, Oct. 15. The total of Brit ish casualties in the operations in the Dardanelles, up to October 9, it was announced in the house of com mons today, amounts to 96,899. The number killed was 18,957, of whom 1,185 were officers. Casualties in the Australian contingent were 29,121. The British losses in France for October were 31,055 killed, wounded or missing, of whom 1,443 were offi cers. Announcement of the great losses of British forces in the Dardanelles follows a sensational speech in the house last night by Viscount Milner, who is said to have characterized the expedition as hopeless. He is said to have urged the withdrawal of the troops from Gallipoli peninsula and their: transfer to some other front. Lord Lansdowne said it was imnns. siblef6K tnembf the govern-, . menu t(J . troops would continue nthCltrtfa nelles operations or wotodUmt'i?4. drawn from them. It wouldbe ' " patriotic and improper, he said, to force the government to make a full er disclosure of the operations in which the country is engaged. The present situation, he declared, was a grave and critical one; there were new developments and new fac tors in addition to the entrance of Bulgaria into the struggle. The atti tude of Greece at the present moment had not been quite fully defined, and that was anothr factor in the calcu lation. Not Full Story. The figures do not tell the full story of what it has cost the allies to force the Dardanelles. There is nothing on the losses of the French. The British losses, however, were characterized by a correspondent as frightful. British soldiers are said to have been slaughtered in their trenches. Turkish losses also are said to have been fearful. Speculation. There is much speculation as to how Italian and Russian assistance will be afforded in the Balkans. -Italy has a large number of troops available and the means of moving them to the desired spot, but Russia is handicapped in this respect, and there is an inclination here to believe a report from Rome that Petrograd has asked Roumania to allow Russian troops to pass through her territory on the way to Bulgaria. Would Mean War. To grant such a request would be construed by Germany as tantamount to a definite alliance with the entente powers and would doubtless result in Austro- German troops attacking Roumania. This, it is thought, might happen any way, as German-' has al ready shown her displeasure at Roumania's refusal to allow muni tions to pass through eo Turkey, and now it is reported that Germany has suspended the ostal ervice and is holding up all foodstuffs consigned to Roumania over German railways un til Bucharest more clearly defines its attitude toward the central powers. These diplomatic questions are not delaying the militarv operations. The Austro-German and Bulgarian attacks on Serbia are proceeding apace. They are, however, meeting with stern re sistance, the Serbians giving ground only foot by foot. The extent of the Bulgarian invasion to the present, according to a dispatch from Nish, consists of an advance over the fron tier, at one point, of a mile. With this exception, says the report, the fighting line remains intact and the railways have not yet been reached. It is reported also that the allies have begun an offensive in the Dar danelles to keep the Turks busv. Counter-Attacks. In fact, there appears to be a gen eral attack on all the German fronts. The British and French, Berlin re lates, have attacked in Flanders and Champagne, while the German official report of the campaign in Russia is a record of counter-attacks against the Russians who are endeavoring to regain the initiative. Even the Belgian coast is not ev ecpted, British monitors having aerain been bombarding the Oerman posi tions along this coast. British submarines in the Baltic thus far have sunk 10 German ore carrying steamers and have complete ly paralyzed theo re trade between Sweden and Germany. This has caused some dissatisfaction in Swed en and it is charged that two steam ers weres unk within Swedish terri torial waters. But the British assert that the have been studiously ob serving international law and have been sinking only German steamers. TRIP TO PACIFIC COAST IS ABANDONED Philadelphia. Oct. 15. The propos ed trip to the Pacific coast by the Red Sox and Phillies has been aban doned because of the failure of the management to agree on financial ar rangements. Robert B. McRoy, who was appointed to represent the na tional commission when the trip was agreed to at the meeting in Boston Tuesday, announced that the Sox would not go unless tneir expenses were guaranteed. This the national commission could not do. The tentative plan of the trip call ed for games in Chicago. Omaha, Denver and Salt Lake. Kansas City had guaranteed $10,000 for a game. When the Phillie players got their check for $2,492 today, their share of the world's series, all agreed to take the trip except Chambers and Whitted.