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iigMMgMr--'-' ' yjy"---i f- -l-IMiMiniiii , t).., j,, ii,, Hickory Daily CORD Vol. 1. No- 90 JAPANESE LIP SUMK WITHOUT WARNING HISTORIC OLD VENICE DESERTED BY WEALTHY Fear of Air Raids Causes Many Changes On Grand Canal and Romantic Places Made Famous by Poets and Authors Food High i r,y Associated Press.) Wi.nv, Pec. 23. Take a gondola flT a trip through the Grand canal h:rire- these- war days, and one sees PKiiy changes in the centers of in terest well-known to travelers and ivu Ums -tho war-dress of the hemes ,.f I, (Til I'.yion and the composer Wag ner, ft' the poet Browning and the .i;ie! e ".n v. ritcr W. D. Ilowe-lls, the r . r:i:t:-.tio palace where Desdemona v a t" 1 ft r Othello, and further along, in the market quarter near the Rialto l.ri.luv, tlio house of Shylock, the 'i,t building standing there un- 1 1 .1 ,!,:!: -e i umay, uui now uaw as ui l u'.lur s .hop where a lusty Italian; ), ;, her exacts Shylock war prices of j ii eei ;ts a lullo tor the pounds ot j h dealt over the counter. ;,n .ng irom mu quay ou iuuivu, ! r ad lagoons entering the Grand . il. - Ci Hf t:;r::il have an air of martial and nav a! preparation rather than the usual carnival aspect which marks this cen ter. The quays are lined with soldiers a:vl sa:!'Ts, and the gondolas are car ryii'i: great loads of war supplies back ar ! forth, and transporting troops and marines from point to point while the launches from the warships dart i:, and out among the gondolas. Ordinarily there are 2(100 gondolas i icgular service GOO private and jo ), i juiblie but only a very few of live remain in use owing to the ter- V' ! i i rid IM ir.-'p'rcvl by the bomb raids. Most t'K wealthy residents have hur y left for the south, and there are i":iri.-t.i to make use of the public kdas. Only one first-class hotel remains pen, and half of it is given ever to a hospital for thf wmmded Lr-lit in from the nearby fighting i:::es. Kntorirg the Grand canal the great (! -mes of Santa Maria della Salute ,t an 1 out on the lett, but always w in the.r war trappings, for here is lo- catel the headquarters of the army Red Cross, where most of the work of the Held hospitals is reflated, Tiie palace cnicr next to the church is s m:!ar y used for army hosp.tal administration, and the Red Cross !!a are Hying everywhere, as a warn- , . i , vz ? immunity from bomb raids. 1 urtinr up the canal on the right is thf b.rri-o of Desdemona. Just what. I'.s.Vmnnu did in her clay is a mat- e ) i oi,i.eflvi,o u,r f tradition and Shakespenan ro- naie'o. Nov,- the old palace is occu- pi" 1 by a rieh merchant family who have fie I to tho south; the curtains are drav. n. tho lower windows guard ' I by atoel shutters, and the gardens t'.!'cetod. A Touch of Color dn the left of the canal is a row of T'-dae(. often occupied by prominent j T'.i r'wun ft.milioi Two of these. '.'. palace Balbi Valier and the Po l enai---are closed and closely shut-t'.r-'d, while most of the others in the e iarter are partially abandoned. Op- '( this irroup is the palace Fal I '!-, v here W. I). Towel1 lived while !.' v rote his scenes from Venetian lire. 1' is one of the few places still show " iil'e and activity, and the v e'l 1 ' -ar dons are full of flo-ers which i s: - into the canals flanking it in ! i,t :mM n nnc one slue, just at ' s ; tho Grand canal is the pa'ace i r-::;-.onico where Robert Browning b'.e 1 and died. Usually this is a very I' iv ouarter, with chowds of gondo i passing and the palaces alive :'h brilliant entertainment. But !' v a!! is silent and lugubrious, and ' few irondolas creep along like 'i ui canoe:; on a deserted river. ur touch of life has been given to : . quarter by some American ar- tss v. ho have nu led down an old i aeo and built a very showy front urg flown to the water, ino t vollow and red are in marking a at v ith the sombre palaces all ''1.1 J " 'ni l, The militarv escort accom p.iyio; the party poind out an ; an !or!(. i garden with a fine old pal ''"! built only to tho firpt story. I'oint'ng a Moral. ' There is a storv there," said the military escort, "the palace was ! - -'Sin by a son of one of the Doges. 'mi the son got to gambling, lost all l is money, and mortgaged the palace ye unfinished. And so tho old Doge '; !' red that all work on the palace should bo stopped, and never again ' acted, aa an everlasting warning :v;ainst gambling. And there it "'da today, after four hua'Jred year.-, j t as it ; tood v hen work v-as stopp '1. still giving its warning." further alon- on the left, is the l' r:".v : toru; building used as the Aus ''ian embassy until Itnly declared v-;ir against Austria. The flagstaff vhuh used to bear the Austrian col "'s strctvhes over the canal, but tlie P i 'lee; i! deserted. Up a side canal 1 'he former German embassy, also 'iei-rtc-l. They wero two of the most u'tivo centers of entertainment and ial exchange during peace t'mes. litre DrodgtH Work. In the former German embassy (Continued on Page Four.) BRITISH LOSSES IN TURKEY 112,921 (Ttv canf,;faA p-OOQ London Dec. 23. Great Britain's j total losscs in officer3 and men in ; the Dardanelies to December 11 are placed at 112,921. This .g thJ grmd totaj Qf officerg n ;i,k ;uaA i wounded and missing. i The number of killed was 25.709. In addition to the number of killed, the j number admitted to hospitals was 83,923. BUSINESS GOOD IN NORTH Mr. J. A. Martin who returned yes terday afternoon from a week's busi ness trip to New Ycrk, said today that he never found the outlook so bright. Large.' business houses, he said, expect a wave of prosperity dur ing 1916 such as has seldom been witnessed in this country. (Tjv associated Press.) London. Dec. 23. Special restric- tions on the use of Swiss passports are being enforced by all entente coun- s. - g()me section3 of the little republic.; The business of naturalization in Switzerland is in the hands of the municipalities, and although ordman- ly two years' residence is requ.red, ma be waived b the local au- thorities. According to advices which have reached the British authorities certain small villages near the German fro: rKecently been granting nat- uraiization to a considerable number 0f Germans, stimulating only that the applicants must pay iu in i.eu ot the custcmarv residence provision In view of these recent naturaliza tions, the British authorities will here after require every person traveling with a Svviss passport to present als: his naturalization certificate or his KI.. V. n ArlmisKinn wll hp re- fus3j tQ q11 pe;son3 naturalized since the beginning of the war. SLIGHTLY BETTER TODAY The condition of little Helen D'Anna was slightly improved today. Her fe ver was some lower and the physicians are more hopeful of her recovery. CARRANZA PUTS ON LID IN JUAREZ (The Associated Press) El Paso, Dec. 23. General Obregon, Carranza commander-in-chief who ar rived here last night frcm Nogales, Sonora, said he would go to Juarez, just across the border, tonight. Jua rez passed its first night peaceably under Carranza control and with less disturbance than in years. Gambling has ceased, and the "wick edest town in Mexico" has been chang ed over night. Constitutional currency issued to the soldiers now has a commercial val ue, and is passing in the srerc-. The military line to Plasas Grandes where Rodriguez with 1,200 men was captured, has been repaired, but ne operator Is there, General Rodr.guez who yesterday brought the remainder of the Chihua hua garrison to Juarez stated today that General Villa has taken his van guard of z00 men to a ranch two miles est of Shihuahua City. Instead of nrecedinc Villa to the ranch, Rodn- ! gaez said he hurried back to the city and had Dareiy time to entrain ' men for Juarez before tne van guard of Carranza's men arrived from the south. SWISS PASSPORTS BEING RESTRICTED ! OH I ITI I A n nrnin in w , mm AiVltKluA IM. If. bKANU JURY WH SflN ALSO ASKING FOR SHIPS (By Associated Press.) Panama, Dec. 23. The entire west coast of South America is asking Tor ships to move the vast amount of freight that is piling up at the various port", awaiting shipment to other countries, according to infor mation in shipping circles here. The closing of the Panama canal, together .vith new conditions brought about by the European war are the princi pal causes for the present congastlon. All the ships that touch at ports along the South American west coast frcm Punta Arenas to Panama regularly are getting all the freight they car. handle, and so much is being trans shipped over the Panama Kauroau across the isthmus that every car the company has is in constant use and there is need for more rolling otock. The Peruvian ports are said to be stacked mountain high with sacks oi sugar, while in Ecutior it is reported that there are 750,000 bales of cot ton waiting to be moved, and the har vest of cacoa is so great that it wil" have to be destroyed if not handlec, soon. (By Associated P.ess.) Morrisvnle, N. C, Dec. 23. A saf: in the store of Frank R. Horn here was blown seme time last night and the robbers succeeded. in getting away with about $300 in money and $800 in vouchers and other valuables, accord ing to the statement of Mr. Horn, who is president of a local knitting mill. A box which contained the valuables was found near the scene. No arrests have been made. Morrisville is a ; small station in Wake county between i Durham and Raleigh. i SMALLPOX DEVELOPS A BARBE Mr. W. S. Smith, a barber, and George Dula, a shoe shiner, develops:! genuine cases of smallpox yesterday according to Ur. 1. J. UiacKburn, cny ; physician and both were removed frcm j a Ninth avenue barber shop to a j place of safety. They had broken out j a ith the disease before it was known; .hev had it. j When these cases were reported j yesterday afternoon, there was a ge::- j rynl -i-naVi for nhvsicians and todav ' numbers of people were vaccinated against smallpox. Doctors sa" tha: smallpox will be prevalent this win ter unless the peonle are vaccinated. The city has made regulations ag ainst exposing the -uiblic to the dis ease, but cases develop before the au thorities are apprised and nobod"- is safe unless he has been vaccinated. It is a simple matter to have the arm scratched, and it is hoed that overy person in Hickory and this sec tion will take the necessary precau tion. ATTACK ASilEVILLE WOMEN Seres cf Dynamite Outradgcs Re ported to Sheriff. Asheville, Dec. 23. One of the most mysterious cases that has bsen reported to the sheriff's office in man years is engaging the attention of Sheriff Mitchell and his deputies at present, Mrs. O. D. Smith and her laughter, Miss Annie Smith, having reported a series of attacks by un known parties on the'r heme in West Asheville. Tho first attack occurred about a week ago when a thump against the front door caused the wo men to investigate, the investigation revealing a stick of dynamite with nercussion cap properly placed which had been hurled against the door. Only the fact that the stick of dy namite had not happened to strike on the cap is believed to have saved the house from destruction. Following the attack with the dy namite which failed an unknown par- y appeared before the Smith heme i- i ght or t.o ago and opened fire with a pistol or pistols, five bullets passing iii.min.Vi the floor and into the walls beyond, and t.vo lodging in the doer casing. The women, thoroughly alarmed by the second attack, re quested the sheriff to investigate the matter, and the members of the sher ff's department have been busy oi the case ever since. No clue to the attackers can be located, and officials are at a loss tc account for the actions of the mye; terious unknowns, as Mrs. Smith an her daughter have no enemies in this part of the country so far as can be Teamed. OACC PDAfWrDO! VISIT WAKE COUNTY j RSHOP INDICTS 10 PLOTTERS (By Associated Press.) New York, Dec. 23. Indictments vere returned today charging Paul Koenig, chief detective or the Hamburg-American line, and Richard Ley ndeeker, an antique dealer, with con -.piring to dynamite the Welland canal. Edmand Justice, a Hamburg-American watchman, was also indicted with Koenig on charges of conspiring to secure military information for the German government. The indictments against Koenig and Leyendecker charge them with try - ng '-to set on foot in the United states a conspiracy to destroy proper ty in the Dominion of Canada." The indictments charge them with conspiring to destroy the Welland ca nal from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. As a part of the plot to destroy the i i nnil TTi-.rt-.i ,1 T 7 1 ! alleged to have hired agents to seek mployment on different sections of ;he waterway in order to blow it up. QUiET IN HICKORY Nothing Doing in Police Circles In ih's C.ty. Chief of Police Lentz said today ;hat the Christmas season so far had jeen unusually quiet and he was hop ng that he could say as much a week .'rom now. No unusual amount of Irunkenness is reported and the of icers are not troubled by law-breakers. rIhe recorder's court has had i'ew cases of importance since the olind t.gers were run in a few weeks ago and the store-breakers captured .atsr. Reports frcm Newton say the offi :ers report good order there also, and Ircm other . sections of the county jomes similar good news. H A SEASONABLE WORD j Charity and Children. f We hope the town of Hickory properly appreciates the worth o. its spnght y daily, the Record We hope also that it w ll not grow weary in well doing for herein lies the rock over which many a line paper has fallen Advertisers withdraw their pat ronage, and subscribers fail tc renew But Hickory is different we trust. The Record is about the best assat the town has. MARKETS it ft 3 NEW YORK STOCKS (By Associated Press.) New Ycrk, Dec. 23. Commerce and oils were again the leaders at the outset of today's market. Initial gains of substantial fractions to a full point were recorded by American Smeiters, Utah and Tennessee Copper, while Mexican Petroleum added a fraction. Some specialties, as Studebaker and American Car, also were slightly higher. NEW YORK COTTON (By Associated Press.) New York, Dec. 23. The cotton market showed an easier tone today. After opening fairly steady at a de cline of five points, active months went to about eight to nine points under last night's closing. CHICAGO WHEAT (By Ass dated Press.) Chicago, Dec. 23. Wheat developed fresh strength today, influenced by Liverpool reports of continued Juro nean demand. After opening off to one cent up, with May at 1.23, the market underwent a moderate sag and then rose all around above yesterday's -evel. COTTON FUTURES New York, Dec. 23. Cotton futures opened barely steady and cioseu steady. Active months Open January -- -- 11.88 March : 12.17 May 12-40 Ju-y 12-53 October - -- -- -- -- I2-21 Close 11.86 12.15 12.40 12.54 12.25 HICKORY MARKETS THE WEATHER Forecast for North Carolina: Fair ionight and Friday. Rising tempc .ature, moderate variable v. :ncs, moe y southerly. COMPARATIVE WEATHER December 22. Maximum - Minimum Mean 1915 45 22 33 1914 42 28 35 j Cotton 2c,n Wheat """""""IT" tan ' i COUNTY FARMER SHOT KILLED (By Associated Press.) Wilson, Dec. 23. Fayte Lane-lev farmer living five miles frcm here, was found dead in his barn this morn ing. Death had been caused by a gunshot wound. Mr. Langley went to his barn at an early hour this morn ing and members of his family heard a gun shot, but no attention was pa;d to it. Later when he did not return an in vestigation disclosed him lying dead! in tne stable. j Officers have arrested William Gay ana ne 1S m Jail charged with the crime, beveral weeks ago Gay was said to have been seen at the barn with a gun, but no action was taken at that time. VACCINATING BROOKFORD Doctor Chas. L. Hunsucker vaccin ated quite a number of persons toda at Brookford. He went prepared to scratch 200 arms. Brookford people do not propose to get smirpox w.-ien they can prevent it by vaccination. (By Associated Press.) New York, Dec. 23. Max Breitung, who is under indictment with Robert Fay, Dr. Herbert Kienzle, Walter Scholz, and Paul Dache on charges of conspiring to blow up munition ship, admitted today through his attorney, John B. Stanchfield, that he bought 250 pounds of colate of potash foi Fay. The admission was made when Mr. Stanchfield moved for a separate trial for Breitung. Breitung purchased the potash in certain forms at Fay's request, Mr. Stanchfield said, and in 30 doing acted in good faith without any intention of destroying plants. The decision was put over until Jan - uary 3, when decisions on two other motions will be rendered. William Culley, whose name was first given as Robert McCauley, and who was taken to police headquarters, .., rpWspH todiv aftpr havino- been was released today alter having Deen questioned by officers regarding the plot to dynamite the Welland canal, Culley admitted knowing Paui Koenig but declared that he had nothing to do with the alleged conspiracy. GERMANS SAY THEY RETAIN THE SUMMIT (By Associated Press.) Berlin, Dec. 23. The war office an nounced today that the summit of Hartmanns-Weillerkopf captured earl ier in the week by the French, had been regained by the Germans. FOR NEEDY CHILDREN Holy Trinity Church Provides Useful Articles. A Christmas celebration took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Sunday school room of Holy Tri nity Lutheran church. Eleven little people were invited. Sweets, fruits, toys, clothes, shoes and many use ful things which their parents will appreciate were iven to them. A nrettv. decorated tree with can- dies stood in the center and the gifts were placed arounci it. Alter me ening hymn, Mrs. W . Murray spo.e to the friends tor a lew minutes, anu all joined afterward m the nymn: -Silent Nieht. Holy Night." The mem bers of the church provided yester day's festival which will not be for gotten soon by those who were pres ent. STATESVILLE BEATS TRINITY Statesville, Dec. 23. Playbg the best game of which they were capable and putting every ounce of strength and enersry into the fray StatesviLe basketball team was able to defeat he Trinity College quint last night by a score of 31 to 29. At the end of the first half the score was 10 to 16 in favor of the visitors and in addi tion they were goi.g good, all of which looked gloomy to the large crowd present and put determination into the local quint to win the game or burst. At the end of the second half the score was tied 26 to 26. Alter Hplnv it was decided to play an. additional five minutes to determine the winner and in the play-off the lo cals scored five points to tneir oppuu ent's three ending the game. AND BREITUNG SAYS HE BOUGHT POTASH YASAKA MARU, NEW SHIP, IS VICTIM German or Austrian Submersible Said to Have Sent Liner to Bottom in Mediterranean All Passengers Except One Picked Up. LARGE HOLIDAY IH IN HICKORY Hickory's holiday trade, pronounced Dy most merchants the best in the history of the city, will be a thing of the past tomorrow night. Prac tically all the stores will be closed Sat urday, not to reopen until Monday morning. Taking advantage of another pretty day hundreds of people were in the city today from all sections, and Hick ory stores were again crowded. Last night also shoppers thronged the .tores. Hickory's up-to-date merchants had provided well for the holiday season, and as a result more goods were sold here than ever before. In some lines the holiday trade wa tosnL. etaoinn the holiday trade was not as large as formerly, but generally speaking, it was all that could be desired. Prac tically all the business houses have en joyed splendid trade. Tomorrow will be the last day for shopping. WILSON PLAYS GOLF I (By Associated Press.) Hot Springs, Va., Dec. 23. The president and Mrs. Wilson made their first appearance on the golf links to day. Other players were on the course and with these the president I ancj his wife chatted on their round, J their round. j Mrs. Wilson wore a light suit with tan waiking shoes and a black toque, PRESENTS BIBLE AND FLAG The Hickory Junior Order this at- ternoon presented a 'Bible and flag to the Windy Clty graded school. Mr. c M; gtaley made presentation address. The exercises began at 2 o'clock. Judge E. B. Cline arrived in the city yesterday to spend the holidays. He will have a number of matters before him next week, however. AND CHA LINKS Martial Law Eminent in Greece, According to Reports from Athens (By Associated Press.) i London, Dec. 23. Proclamation of marnai law 111 uicclc is cui officially to be eminent. Although there is no confirmation of this there is growing uneasiness at Athens that Bulgarians will attempt to cross the border. The only thing not in sub tantiation of this is the fact that the Bulgarian officer who clashed with the Greeks at Epirus has been pun ished and the matter adjusted. Recrudescence of the submarine sit uation in the far east has been sig nalized by the sinking of the Japanese liner Yasaka Maru in the Mediterran ean. Apparently there was no loss of life, but the property loss was the heaviest during the war. The cargo of the liner has not been dis closed. The mystery of the bombardment of Varna, which at first was depicted as a formidable Russian attack on the deep sea port of the Bulgarian coast, has stirred London, but accord ing to later information it was no more than a minor naval engagement n which monitors and shore batteries took part. However, a large Russian fleet is said to be in the vicinity ready to land troops. Earlier Developments. The English public takes much pride in the manner in which Aus- tralia has taken the withdrawal from Gallipoli. This attitude is summed up by an Australian newspaper in the words of Lincoln's Gettysburg speech: IVicv Vivo Cents OF SUBMARINE (By Associated Press.) London, Dec. 23. The new Japa nese liner Yasaka Maru, which was sunk in the eastern Mediterranean Tuesday by a submarine while the steamer was on her way to London i with 120 passengers and a crew of I 1G0 aboard, was sent to the bottom ; without warning, according to a im port received from Port Said by an agent to the owners. All aboard except one of the pas sengers, W. J. Leigh, were saved. The nationality of the submarine was not learned, but it is said that it was an Austrian or German submersible. The Yasaka Maru was sunk Tues day afternoon. A French gunboat picked up the passengers and crew at midnight and landed them at Port Said Wednesday morning. The com pany provided hotel accommodations j for them and is arranging to send them to their destinations. On the passenger list were 54 men, 51 women and 15 children, most of whom were British subjects. (By Associated Press.) Vienna, via London, Dec- 23. The new American note regard'ng the Anccna has made a good im pression here. An early answer may be ex pected. Work on it has already begun. REV. B. A. YORK POUNDED BY PHILATHEA CLASS Rev. B. A. York, formerly in charge of the Hickory circuit, was not for gotten by the young ladies of the Phi lathea class of the Methodist Sunday school, and as a result his house hold is well supplied today with sup plies of value. The young ladies took the initiative in this good work, and the "pounding" was quietly and ef fectively accomplished during the morning. Mr. York has given a long life to useful service, and he was made to feel unusually good today. "We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom." The most important developments of last evening in Great Britain were an appeal by the leading bankers of the nation to unite in the task of meeting the war's financial require ments, and a speech by David Lloyd George, the minister of munitions, at Newcastle to the trade union officials of the country, appealing to them for assistance in obtaining 80,000 skilled workers, which he demanded in his speech in parliament a few days ago. The reports of the reichstag dis cussions have aroused some interest in the entente capitals, where the Socialist attitude is being closely fol lowed, many believing that some sec tion of the socialist group in Ger many may prove to be the uitimate channel of peace negotiations. A Copenhagen dispatch declares that the Socialist party in Germany is now completely divided, 21 members hav ing seceded and formed a new party with an independent organization. Hartmanns-Weilerkopf is once more a subject of contention. Possession of the summit of this mountain has been contested so closely by military forces as well a3 those who officially record their movements that an As sociated Press correspondent was call ed upon last April to decide the rela tive positions of the opposing sides. The French assert they have expelled the Germans from their highest tren ches. Germans do not admit retire ment from the summit which they as sert they have occupied since April. The French claim they have not only advanced their positions substantially, notwithstanding the fact the Germans i succeeding in occupying some of their : lost trenches, but have lorestalled in j a measure the offensive which the Germans have been preparing in the Vosges. VIENNA PLEASED WITH ANCONA ANSWER