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Anything to Sell, Advertise it. Record Want Ads Bring Re sults. "T"t VOL. 1. NO. 179 HICKORY, N. C. WEDNESDAY EVENING APRIL 5, 1916 Price Two Cents FUNSTON IS AWAITING . DETAILS OF SKIRMISH News of Defeat of Villa Band Expected Soon Villa Said to Be Making for Torreon or Durango City Other News of the Day. (By the Associated Press) San Antonio, April 5. Headquar ters of General Funston today await ed a report from General Pershing giving more detailed information of the fight between a squadron of the tenth cavalry and a Villa band in which the enemy lost between 30and 10 men. There was no indication of the loss of American troopers. It is hoped at headquarters that the next dispatch from field head quarters will contain news of Villa. Consular dispatches to General Funs ton have located him well south of Chihuhua City, but these have not been verified. However, it is believed the bandit is moving south with Tor reon and Durango City as his objec tives. A BIG PROBLEM. By the Associated Press.) KI Paso, April 5. The problem of capturing Villa within an area of l.tiOO square miles confronts General Pershing today. Information from the front today indicates that the Amer ican troops have been disposed to the best advantage in a large territory. More troops are necessary, it is declared. General Pershing has or dered that infantry detrain for moun tain climbing and the establishment of a sort of American chasseur corps will be undertaken. The Amer ican commander anticipated a long campaign. A Torreon dispatch places at,Mi cai, 90 miles southwest of Guerreo. If this is true, the bandit is probably proceeding along the old coach road, whence he could move to Parral, his reported objective. DEFEATED BY MEXICANS. I Torreon, Mexico, April. 5. A Villa! band lost 42 in an attempt to sur- j prise the Carranza garrison in the mining town of Parral several miles east of here last Saturday. The ban- j dits were driven off, but carried' away a number of horses. j Father of Negro Youth Removed from Kinston Jail and Strung Up (By the Associated Press.) Kinston, April 5. Joseph Black, 50 years old, a negro was removed from the Lenoir county jail here early to day by a mob of armed men and lynched. His body was found several hours later near Lizzie in Greene county, 16 miles from here. Black was the father of 16-year-old William Black, who was removed from the Greene county jail to the state prison in Raleigh to prevent lynching. William Black is charged with having aided his son in an at tempt to escape, after he had com mitted a criminal assault on a six-year-old girl. After the crime was committed the boy went to his home, where it is said the father supplied him with arms and assisted him in attempt ing to escape. He was captured after a running fight with a posse and he and an officer were wounded. Jailer II. V. Allen did not offer re sistance when nine unmasked men at Prompt Action Taken To Start Construction of New City council last night acted promptly on the school matter, the result being that the school visiting committee was increased and em powered to act as a building com mittee to receive plans, and council set Tuesday. April 25, as the time for opening the bids on the $25,000 in school bonds and $10,000 in water and sewer bonds. Mr. A. A. Shuford. jr., chairman of the school visiting committee, and Mayor-elect S. L. Whitener were be fore the board with reference to an early start on Che construction of the new building on the city's prop erty in the southwest section land council voted unanimously to confer the necessary authority on this com mittee. There was no doubt that the action would be agreeable to the incoming members. GERMANS COMMAND BULGARIAN TROOPS (By the Associated Press.) Berlin, April 5. The Berliner Tag eblatt prints a letter from its cor respondent at Varna, the chief naval port of Bulgaria on the Black sea. in which he says the Bulgarian troops stationed there are commanded by a German general and lieutenant col onel; and a German naval officer is also attached to the small Bulgarian navy that has its home station at Varna. "Here in Varna,"he writes, " I have seen what Bulgaria is able to accom plish by harmoniously cooperating with the intelligent will of the Ger man officer. Starting from nothing the Bulgarian navy has created here a w ell -defended naval port during the few months since the war began. A new power that merits respect is here being created, and the same splendid spirit for offensive action inspires both Germans and Bulgarians." The immediate task of the little Bulgarian navy, the correspondent says, is to operate by means of sub marines against the Russian Black sea fleet, by hovering about the Rus sian ports. CAN'T SELL UN ROASTED COFFEE IN SAXONY (By Associated Press.) Dresden, Germany, April 5. A novel move toward regulating the gradually decreasing coffee supply in Germany, and especially toward pre venting the hoarding of coffee, has been taken by the government of Saxony. In a recent decree it forbids the sale by retailers of unroasted cof fee, and makes infractions of tiie 'rule punishable by imprisonment up to six weeks, a fine up to 1500 marks, or both. The government believes that this rule will entirely do away with coffee-hoarding, since roasted coffee cannot be kept for long without los ing its strength and flavor. the head of a mob of more than 100 awakened him and demanded the prisoner. The officer knowing that it was fruitless to resist surrendered the negro. The mob acted in silence and, with the exception of a few of ficials, no one in the city knew of the affair until after daylight. Black was spirited away immedi ately after the mob gained posses sion of him. The body was found a few hours later five miles from Snow Hill. Sheriff Williams of Greene county, suspecting that a violence was in tended, brought Black to Kinston last night for safe keeping. CRAIG IS SILENT. (By Associated Press.) Raleigh, April 5. Governor Craig today declined to comment on the lynching of Joseph Black, declaring that he would remain silent until all the facts in the case were known. The governor said that late yesterday he ordered a special term of criminal court to try Wlilliam Black. The date was set for May 5. School Building Iln addition to the regular commit tee, which is comnosed of Mr. Shu ford, chairman, and Mrs. E. B. Men zies and Mrs. L. F. Abernethy. the board added Messrs. J. A. Moretz and Charles II. Geitner to it. The committe will receive plans, make investigations, and place the matter before council in such shape that it can be attended to promptly. It is proposed to have the building ready by September. That the bonds will not go beg ging was indicated last night when Mr. Bray of, ureensDoro, dealer m stocks and bonds, offered 100 for the school bonds and 101 for the water and sewer. These school issues run 25 years draw five jper cent and one $1,000 bond is retired each year. The water and sewer certifi cates run for 30 years and draw five per cent. EREST HERE The announcement of Judee Frank Carter's withdrawal from the race for attorney genelral following the entry ,oi lormer Judge James S. Manning of Raleigh, while intimat ed by tjhe Raleligh cornesjpondentst nevertheless caused more or less in terest in Hickory. Mr. W. A. Self, Catawba's candidate for the honor, said today that he had not analyzed the situation and therefore was not preparted to be quoted on the mat ter. Mr. Self expected to visit Le noir tody and it was believed he and Captain Ejdmund Jones, Cald well's candidate, would distance situation. If they should not discuss it they would be acting strangely, because everybody else is talking it. It was believed that Judge Man ning would draw the major part of Judge Carter's following even if that jurist had remained in the field, and it is conceded that the former asso ciate justice of the Supreme court is the most formidable rival of Mr. Self or Captain Jones. Judge Man ning like Mr. Self and Captain Jones, is not only a fine lawyer, but a fine man. He has declared that he would not antagonize any man, but would run on his merits. A contest in which Mr. Self, Cap tain Jones and Judge Manning are aspirants would be without bitter ness of any kind. WAS NOT TORPEDOED (By the Associated Press) New York, April 5. Two American seamen who arrived on a French steamship from Bordeaux today de nied that the Danish bark Claudia, on which they were members of the crew was torpedoed by a submarine as stated in amaritime report sent out frcm Copenhagen on March 26. The Claudia sank on March 23 on her way lumber-laden from Jackson ville to Fleetwood England. According to the two seamen the bark's plight resulted from severe iveathi-r during ricl.sherar'S. ,a leak. The crew "were picked1 up by a P'rench cruiser. NTERESTING MEET AT ST. TIMOTHY'S Hickory Route 3r April 6. In a very interesting meeting of the St. Timothy community Betterment As sociation last Friday evening, Coun ty Demonstrator Mask gave a lecture on sanitation, showing the house or typhoid fly in magnified form, polut ed with disease germs, walking over the food we eat, with his wooly feet. If we could all see the fly as he is, not one of the pesty fellows would be permitted to enter into or remain in our homes. We hear much about cooperation, and it is nowhere needed more than in fighting the fly. It is hoped that every family in the St. Timothy community will cooperate in the eradication of the fly. Thurs day afternoon April 6 is the time set to make fly traps at the school house. Mr. Mask will be there to su perintend the making of them and the cost will be very little. At the next regular meeting, which will be Priday evening April 14 at 7:30, the beautifying of the homes and garden culture will be discussed and every body is invited to come out and take part in the discussion of these im portant subjects. Aortspnfh5bcdiletao eta eta et etth NORWEGIAN STEAMER VICTUM OF U-BOAT (By the Associated Press) London, April 5. The crew of the Norwegian steamship Arena has been taken to Muyiden by a trawler. A Reuter dispatch from Muyiden says the Arena was torpedoed by a Ger man submarine. AHEAD OF SPAIN. (By Associated Press) Washington Anril 5. California now produces about three times as many raisins yearly as Spain, the home, of the raisin industry. Growth of the American raisin industry has reduced raisin imports from 38.000, 000 pounds in 1885 to less than 3,000. 000 last year when California pro duced 250,000,000 pounds. JN TOUCH WITH GERMANY (By the Associated Press) Stockholm, April 5. The wireless apparatus on board the Hamburg America line Mecklenburg lying at Nynas has ben sealed by tne authori ties following the alleged discovery that the ship has been in daily com munication with Germany and has been receiving wireless war reports for foreign vessels. The same action was taken with regard to all the other German boats. Since the outbreak of the war foreign vessels were forbid den to use their wireless. IN IN CARTER'S ACTION DAN SH BARK CLAUD A SPANISH VESSE IS SUNK BY GERMANS (By the Associated Press) London, April 5. .The Spanish steamship Vigo was sunk in the Bay of Biscay by a German submarine, according to a Lloyd's report. The crew were set adrift in a boat and later picked up by a British cruiser. Lloyd's also reports the sinking of the British ship Benzew, with the loss of one of the crew. (By Associated Press.) Washington April 5. Favorable action on the child labor bill which is opposed by southern cotton manu facturers was taken by th? senate interstate commerce committee, the vote being six to five. The commitee amended the bill as it passed the house so as to make it prohibit the shipment of interstate oramerce goods manufactured by children un der 14. The house bill prohibited the shipment of interstate commerce goods employing children. The senate committee took the view that the amended bill tirould be open to less constitutional objection. The period of shipment would be 30 days against which complaint is made. The house bill made the period 60 days. Senators favoring the bill thought such an extended period might be re garded by the court as confiscatory. Another amendment limiting to eight hours a day the period in which chil dren betweeil 14 and 16 year4" may be LcMpe 'frlpld permit thfern 'to1 begin at 6 o'clock instead of 7 o'clock as in the house bill. Fouf senators failed in getting the bill referred to the judiciary commit tee to consider its constitutionality. itttsxtttn NEW YORK STOCKS (By the Associated Press.) iNew Yor, April 5. Activity and higher prices attended today's initial dealings, greatest gains being regis tered by specialties. Mercantile Ma rine was the greatest feature, the common being unchanged and the pre ferred gaining a substantial fraction. Industrial Alcohol rose over three points to 164, with advances of one to two points in Motors. Crucible Steel and American Smelting. Unit ed States was barely more than firm and rails were steady. COTTON FUTURES. (By Associated Press.) New York, April 5. (There was a further decline at the opening of the cotton market today. First prices were two to six points under last night's closing figures, but the active months steadied during the morning hour. lb lb lb B lb & Detaet eta etetet etmm The market closed steady. Open Close May .11.79 11.84 uly 11.91 11.98 October 12.04 12.03 December- 12.22 12.30 January 12.27 12.36 HICKORY MARKETS. Cotton 11 heat $1.40 CHICAGO WHEAT. fBy Associated Press.) 'Chicago, April 5. Rushes to buy carried wheat today decidedly higher, but profit taking by holders forced prices down a few points. Opening prices, which ranged from the same as Monday's finish to 1 higher with May at 1.20 to 1.21 and July at 1.19 to , was followed by an ad ditional advance. THE WEATHER ;Washington, April 5. For North Carolina, generally fair tonight and Thursday; light variable winds. COMPARATIVE WEATHER. April 4 1916 191& Maximum 78 60 Minimum 41 30 Mean 59 45 SUIT AGAINST OBSERVER. Charlotte, April 5. Notice has been served on the Observer by former Judge W. S. O'B. Robinson of Goldsboro, counsel for Marion Butler;, of an aatlon for damjagesi unless the Charlotte paper retracts certain satdhnp.nt.s it. madp in re gard to Mr. Butler. The Observer ana its editor. Col. Wade H. Harris, decline to retract. SENATE REPORT FAVORABLE ON BILL L FINAL PLANS FOR CLEAN-UP WEEK Final arrangements for clean-up week in Hickory next week were made last night by city council, and the citizens of Hickory are urged to co operate heartily. All the rubbish and trash, if deposited in cans or boxes, will be hauled away free of charge and an entire week will be given over to the work. If the community is to enjoy health this spring and summer, it will be1 lecesary fgft evreybody to assist in the work of removing all trash. Monday will be given over to clean ing up the fire district Tuesday will be devoted to the first ward, Wednesday to the second. Thursday to the third and Friday to the fourth. Oon Saturday the city wagons will comb the whole town again. Persons who read the Record are urged to inform their neighbors who might not be subscribers, of the plans. TO LECTURE AT LENOIR COLLEGE TOMORROW NIGHT Dr. Byron Wt King, president of King's School of Oratory of Pitts burgh, Pa., will deliver a lecture at Lenoir College Thursday evening to which the price of admission will be 25 cents. Dr. King is one of the best known orators in the country and a large crowd is expected to hear him. OF (By the Associated Press.)' Atlanta, April 5. "Foreign Trade Building"and "Welfare Work" were subjects of discussion at the conclud ing session of the 20th annual conven tion of the American Cotton Manu facturers' Association today. A plea for the upbuilding of the country's foreign trade and an out line of the methods by which it can be done, was brought to the conven tion by Donald Frothingham of New York, manager of the foreign trade department of the American Express Cempa.y. Plat's for tKeeTtengbrP ditions in mills and home life were discussed by Charles R. Tolbert of New York, secretary of the interna tional Y. M. C. A. . (Members of the association said they expected the association would put itself on record regarding the Keating-Owen bill, now pending in the senate. Many have expressed themselves as opposed to the bill. Officers will be elected today. E Mr. J. Lee Stone has bought the interest of Mr. J. F. Miller in the Hub and Mr. Miller has secured Mr. Stone's interest in the Pastime, and hereafter these popular amusement places will be conducted separately. The Pastime will continue to book the regular features, including "The Iron Claw," and the Hub will get its reels on the open market. The part nership is dissolved. The Hub is being worked over preparatory to the summer season. It will still be available for enter tainments and shows, but will run pictures in addition. Good pictures will, be tehown at both the Pastime and the Hub and the Hickory public this summer will not lack for entertainment. FAVORABLE REPORT (By the Associated Press) Washington, April 5. The senate bill for armor plate plants was re ported favorably today by the house naval committee by a vote of 15 to 6. IRELAND'S POPULATION SHOWS SLIGHT INCREASE (By the Associated Press) Dublin, April 5. The return just is sued by the Registrar General for Ire land shows that the population of Ire land increased last year by 9,452. This follows on an increase of 7,118 during the year 1914. There has been an increase of births in propor tion of six per cent, and an increase of two per cent in the deaths., The increase m the population is due en tirely to the diminution in emigration. Emigration in 1914 was 34 per cent less than in 1913. and in 1915 there was a decrease of fifty per cent on the 1914 figures. The increase of population first noted in 1914 and now continued, is the record of increase the days of the great famine of 1848. ELECTION IN MORGANTON. Joseph Taylor, candidate for may or of Morganton, was defeated in the election there yesterday by Wil son Tate by a vote of 252 to 96. Mayor Martin's faction backed Tay lor, and the result is regarded as significant. There is a recall pend ing against Mayor Martin, who un der the charter of Morganton. will become an alderman for two years. CLOSING SESSION MANUFACTURERS TW PICTUR SHOWS FR HICKORY NOW FOR ARMOR PLANTS FRENCH HAMMER HARD ON GERMAN POSITIONS Paris Reports Further Gains North of Caillette Wood Artillery Activity in Woevre Dutch Are Silent on Their Recent Military Orders. AL SHIPMENTS TO SOUTH! MERI Charleston. S. C. April 5. With the depai ture of the steamer Pheia des from the Southern railway's new export coal terminal at Charleston for Buenos Ayres, loaded with 5.000 tons of Clinchfield coal, the first actual step has been taken in the development of what is hoped will be a large traffic in coal between South America and the southern coal fields through the port of Charleston, this being the first cargo of export coal to clear for South American con sumption through this port. Opportunity fofr the development of this commerce with South Amer ica has been made possible through the erection of the new coal terminal which embodies the most modern ideas for facilities of this character. Coal is dumped directly into a hop per from which it is fed into the holds of ships by a belt conveyor and a telescopic chute, insuring the most rapid handling and eliminating to a great degree the breakage resulting when coal is dumped into ships by gravity from elevated pockets. While this is the first coal to leave for South America, a number of other cargoes have been sent to Cuba. There will be a cargo to leave for Cuba this week and also one for Gal veston. Texas. BRIDEGROOM KILLED BY HIS OWN REVOLVER Rutherfordton, lAptril 5. Dave Toney of Sandy Plains, married to Miss Sophia Owensby Saturday, March 25. with his bride had Monday started from her mother's home to their own home-to-be when while ar ranging the cushions on the seat of tho wagon in which he- and Mrs. Toney were to ride a pistol slipped from his pocket, the hammer struck the dashboard, the weapon exploded and he fell with a bullet in his head, into the arms of his bride and almost instantly died. The ball from the revolver enter ed his face just by his nose and rang ed upward penetrating the brain. He had just completed loading on the wagon the household effects and personal property of his wife, gifts of her mother, and in a few minutes would have been on his way to the home he had prepared for his young bride. Toney was 32 years of age and is survived by an aged mother and three sisters. Friends of Mrs. T. I. Linn will re gret that she is seriously ill at her home on Tenth avenue. A Planning Great Time County Commencement At Newton on April 14 iNewton, April 5. With the mem ory of the pleasant success of the first county commencement in Ca tawba county last April, the school people of the county, children, teach ers and parents and practically everybody are planning to make the second annual commencement even more pleasant and more successful than the first; and the indications are that there will be a big crowd here the 14. The program is to open with a parade of school children. Last year this parade, even though not all the children were in it, made the hearts of onlookers beat with pride in their county. The parade is going to be a big feature. It will form on the athletic grounds of Catawba College, and headed by the Newton band will march up on one side of CoIJege street, circle the court square, and return to the college on the other side of the street. The parade is to begin at 10 o'clock sharp. Allowing one hour for it, the exer cises of the day vill open at 11 o'clock in the auditorium of Cataw ba College, which has been given to the public schools by the college of ficials. President J. D. Andrew of the college Avillv deliver an address of welcome, and then will come the de clamations by boys of the seventh grade, who have been selected in a competitive contest from the schools of the county. Following the declamations, the address of the day will be delivered by Prof. A. C. Reynolds, principal of Cullowee Normal. He isa practical school man of years experience, and will deliver a most helpful talk. At the close of this address time will be allowed for dinner and at 2 o'clock promptly, the young ladies of the seventh grade will deliver their reci tations. Then will come the confer ring of certificates on the counry graduates, this to be done by Rev. Wialter W. Rowe, pastor of the New ton Reformed church and a member of the college faculty, and he will (By the Associated Press.) In evident determination not to permit the Germans to retain the ground they won recently in the Douaumont-Vaux region, the French are pressing their attacks on the Germans. f Paris today reports that ground was gained north of Caillette wood in at tacks there last night. The advance reported is south of Douaumont vil lage, where the Germans attacked the French line with strong forces, but according to the French report, were swept back with terrible losses. Reports from other sections of the Verdun front show little or no activity. IThere has been no renewal of the fighting west of the Meuse, but a movement of some nature apparently is in preparation east of the fortress, as an intense bombardment in the Woevre district is reported. Several small infantry engagement have taken pjace in Lorraine, the Germans being repulsed by artillery and rifle fire. The second chamber of the Dutch parliament has been informed by the president that the recent suspension of the furloughs of officers and men was taken as a precautionary meas ure, which could not be made public. Holland was firmly resolved to maintain her neutrality at all cost, he insisted. MISS SALLIE FRY. NEWTON WOMAN, DIES OF APOPLEXY Newton, April 5. JNewton was grieved yesterday morning when it became known that Miss Sallie Fry, one of the most lovable characters the community has ever known, had died suddenly, following a stroke of apoplexy, at her home in the north western part of town. -She had been visiting a neighbor when a phone mesage was received, calling her to the home of a relative, and in her haste to reach her own home and make ready for a motor car that was to call for her, she exerted her self too much, and fell to the floor. She lived about two hours. The fu neral was held today at 2 o'clock from the residence and interment was in Eastview cemetery. Miss Fiisi survived by two brothrse. Claude or. i Will R. Fry, with whom she if' two nieces. Miss Estelle Campbeu Whiteville and Hope CampbeT Newton, and one nephew, f A , Gaithe- of tthis place. EveiryT liked "Miss Sally" and many L.rfrir.(iiii wj her and regret is universal. also present the medals awarded for 1 1 t j tne various numDers on tne program. Evening Exercises. In the evening at 8 o'clock the high school students, boys and girls, will compete in declamation and recitation contests. Prizes and medals will be awardea for the following: Best seventh grade declamation and recitation. 'Best high school declamation and recitation. 'Best story written by a child in the first three grades. Best exhibit of school work by a one-teacher school, two-teacher school and high school. Largest number of school children in parade, based on census. And there will be a prize for the best sinfinw in a rnnt.fist. tn ho nrrnnor- 0 - ' - ed between two schols not yet named. Athletic Contests. During the exercises in the college auditorium a number of "athletic stunts" will be arranged on the col lege grounds. This will be to enter tain part of the crowd, as it is not expected that all will be able to get into the auditorium, and also it is desired to give recognition to the physical culture side of school work. It is planned to have an endurance race from the court square to the college athletic grounds immediately after the parade. This will be open to all school boys. On the grounds there will be several shorter races, jumping, putting the shot, throwing the baseball, tue at war etrv. anH jin the afternoon a ball game is to be arranged Detween two schools names not yet known. For these various things! raizes -will be secured and given the victors. In regard to the exhibits of school work, it is desired that teachers come on the 13 and place their exhibits themselves. These will be arranerea in the auditorium and in class rooms at the college. Newton will give a hearty welcome to the second annual commencement and the whole county is invited to come and bring to mind that the farmer who hauls the most folks on one vehicle will get a prize. Last year the man who won this brought 65 children on one wagon. Yi ! ft .