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ou Have Anything to Sell, Advertise it. Record Wan1 Ads Bring Re suits. Stae LibraVy" Vol 1. No. 274 HICKORY, N.C.WEDNESDAY EVENING JULY 26, 1916 Price Two Cents LIGHTING FRANCHISE WILL BE AWARDED SOON City Council to Advertise for Bids Ordinance Adopted to Prohibit Carnivals from Showing Here Schools to Open September 18. l ily Council Tuesday night passed ,,iJi'r authorizing City Manager Cilu'w to advertise the lighting fran J.i't, ailopletl an ordinance prohibit in;, iiunivals or similar shows from .uimaiing in the fire district or with i, 1'ii t of any residence, church ,, h.'ol lesewhere in the city, and P ir, lia.-it'd pipe am! material for lay ,i ;l. about :.(()() feet of water main ;ui'l ;i similar amount of sewer mains. I; ; i the most interesting meeting i, , u in many a week. I; will require about eight weeks t,, .impose of the franchise, the ad-i.i!i-'inents having to run four '"i the board having to wait iair more weeks before letting the ,,1'rut to the highest bidder. The . -ulirrn Public Utilities Company, :hiMii::h Mr. J. M. Stephens, local fiKinau'ti', filed written notice that It unuM 1'id on it. Council also ordered the next ses--;,,!! nt' the Hickory graded schools tn I.t'ivin on Monday, September IS. Supriiiitt'iidciit Mcintosh was pres i nt and discussed with council several matter- of importance, but definite ai'tii'ii mi most was postponed until ii. t meeting. Mr. Mcintosh will in Newton the remainder of the week attending the teachers insti tute. l!y far the most interesting pro- (enlinir was the discussion of nn or il.nanee submitted by Messrs. J. R. Ilusley. W. A. Kudisill and C. V. I'.aliy. designated in the charter as u citizen's ordinance, to prohibit the -hi. Aim: of carnivals. merry-go-imiiii'I-. t'erris wheels and other shows or exhibitions in a wooden building i r uii'ler a tent within the fire limits ir within :ioi feet of any residence, hi.i I hiiiie or church outside the fire limits. Mr. Bagby was rr.c i.iiin''.al spokesman, he saying that lie irn'red in the Record that council ,::n '.silling to adopt an anti-carniva, ruinaiuo it somebody would prepare one that would hold. itr. Uagoy said tiie one handed in would stick, in ti's opinion. Mayor Whitener and Councilmen Cilley a"'l Aliernethy thougnt the i 1'ilinaih'e a little strict. For his part the mayor was not opposed to iiieriy-no-rounds or ferria wheels, ana he thought if the board adopted the Illustrated Article in Manufacturers' Record on Catawba Enterprise Colonel Fred A. Old' of Raleigh, who was in Hickory several weeks Hiro, prepared while here an illus trated article for the Manufacturer's Keeord. the pictures showiru? thu atawba Cooperative Creamery and a part of the dairy herd of Mr. R. I. Shuford. The article, wliTcli is wHI worth reading, is a big advertise ment for this section of the state. It follows: Hickory, Catawba County, N. C, July 1 1 (Special-. Catawba is htivin" th" whole south how to do three things in a thorough fashion bi'v to handle ami market dairy pro '!'i ', sweet potatoes and cowpeas. The cow pen industry started here in I'.iOO. Catawba U in the foothills f the Blue Ridge, with red clay soil, and. in common with many other "'unties in North Carolina, had long been a producer of the cowpeas, which n North Carolina is a staple nrifeb? 'f food and valued on account of N great nutritive qualities. To a n-ries of articles Prof. W. F. Massey vi'ote to the leading farm papers of he country some 20 years ago, In which the farmers of the middle west ere told of the great value of cov neas, both as a restorer of wornout soil and as food, is ascribed the be ginning of the demand among the farmers of the middle west for North Carolina cowpeas. The Catawba "ounty farmers early took advantage 'r this situation and organren aim standardized the business. The first year hey sold 10.000 bushels of the pers, the sales increasing year oy year, until 150,000 bushels were sold in the past year. The market is r'l through the middle west, and -ven to Louisiana. The yield of peas in this county ranges from 8 to 25 bushels per aire. The prices are from $l.o0 to .:!..r)0 a bushel. Peas are a follow up crop on the small farms, nut there ate large farms where they arc frown commercially, and on these there is said to be splendid money ev n at $1.50 a bushel. In sweet potato marketing the far mers of Catawba county have shown the way to profitable activities. About 12 years a small group of Ca tawba farmers discussed the market ing of sweet potatoes and worked out th plan of keeping potatoes in what are known as dryhouses. These are frostproof, and hold from 300 to 2,000 bushels each. Small stoves are used to keep the proper dryness of the at mosphere. As sweet potatoes bring a better price in March, April and May, it is the custom of these Cataw proposition submitted by roe gomrj men it might not only cut out tlyng jennies, and ferris wheels, but act ually eliminate chautauqua ami tnr nrenching. And when every per: on in the hall, including Mr. Bagby, de dared he was going to see Gentry s dog and pony show if it came her-. IMr. l.agby. in defense of the or dinance, said it would prevent car -rivals from showing in the fire iin.tts and most likely to keep them our; 01 town altogether because it would be difficult for them to meet the requ'.-e-ments of the ordinance. If they did come, they would have .o go so far out that it wouldn't be profitable, and if a rough house was started, he city could close them up. Every member of the board said he was opposed to carnivals, but Mayor Whitener thought merry-go-rounds, chautauquas and pony shows different things. If he couldn't hear the merry-go-round music, he said, he would want to go back to the country where the whipporwills used to sing, the scrooch owls screech and the buil frogs holler. Mr, Bagby said council could sus pend the ordinance at any time to enable shows of the better kuici to exhibit in Hickory the big shows go out of town anyway and draw Dig i rowds just the same Mr. Cilley read the ordinance over carefully. "If you will include balls in it," the alderman declared, 'I'll vote for it. I'm again dances." I.Mayor Whitener wanted to Know if he couldn't put a merry-go-round up in his back yard, which wan more than "00 feet of any residence. It was suggested that it wasnt a nacx yard, but a farm, and that the mayor could put up a flying jenny for the benefit of his neighbors, provided it was not within 300 feet of any house, including the mayor's. The committee agreed to a slight amendment in the ordinance ana then n vote was taken. Councilman A. P. Whitener, asserting that he wouldn't stand for a law suit, voted for it, the other members borne; if corded as voting no. iThe committee left and Councilman Cilley turned over to an ordinance he introduced in 1914 and read It. This was changed to prohibit such thin."- as carnival's and Florida blossoms from showing in the fire district or anywhere else in the city wirnin .100 feet of any residence, church or sr.iooi house. All members of council vot ed for this. The board then took up the fran chise question and instructed the city manager to insert the proper advertisements. ba potato growers to hold their prod uct off the market until the months ot high prices. By a system of careful gathering, storing, packing and in spection the associated Catawba coun ty potato growers have a sure trade with the very best kind of customers, and they always secure the top price. In the way of dairying. Catawba county products art marketed now all over the Eastern section of the coun try, from New York to Miami, Fla. The dairying business was started here when J. A. Conover, an expert employed by .the United States and the state agricultural departments, located in Catawba county in 1908. After pioneer work among the far mers, inducing them to keep better cows and keep books on the record of their dairy cattle, sufficient interest was aroused for an organization of farmers, so that in 1910, thirty farm er, with a total ownership of 400 good cows, ot together and organized a creamery at Hickory The first year there were sales of 40,000 pounds of butter and 120,00.0 pounds of cream. At this time, six yrars after the be ginning, 000 farmers belong to the as sociation, with an ownership of 4,000 cattle, and during the past 12 months they have produced 500,000 pounds of butter and 1,500,000 pounds of cream. This creamery draws its supplies from a radius of 18 miles. Special wagons are employed, which have a route like the rural free delivery service. The cream also comes in by trains from a distance of ou mnes. i ne contain ers and everything else the milk touches is standardized and sterilized. Hutter fat costs t)?e creamery 27 to 35 cents a pound laid 1.wn at its door, the price being the less in summer and h'ghar in winter. Many farmers, on account of this fact, are now enr gaged in. winter dairying, in order to catch the marget at the highest price. It is computed that this one creamery turns loose among the farmers within a radius of 25 miles of Hickory all of $500,000 a year simply for dairy products. This means better homes, a broader life, more comfortable school buildings and churches and educated, contented boys and girls. AUSTRALIA'S NAVY PLANS (By Associated Press.) t ,i Jnlv 26 Australia is working out a policy, which by Mo..., will give her a fleet of fifty vessels, j eight of them pre-dreadnoughts. and. involving as annua) naval expendi ture of at least $25,000,000 a member of an Australian commission, P. M. Glynn, stated on a recent! yisit to England. j DAMAGE CAUSED BY FLOODS IN EAST (By Associated Press. New Bern, July 26. A score of bridges have been carried away, roads destroyed and great damage done in the last 48 hours in the low lands of North Carolina. Many streams are continuing to rise. Carteret county and the lower por tion of Craven county thus far have been the greatest sufferers according to reports reaching here today. HUNGARY WILL DRAFT GYPSIES INTO ARMY (By Associated Press.) Budapest, July 26. The govern ment has taken stens to solve the gypsy problem which has always "oeen a serious one in Hungary, by ordering tne rounding up ot every roving band in the kindsrom Men nf militnrv atre will be sent into the arm v. all usable horses will be confiscated and the women and undrafted men put to work. No one knows how many hundreds of thousands of those no- made have escaped military duty up to date, but the number is believer to be very large. TO HAVE ENGINEER ADVISE ON BRIDGE Dr. Joseph Hyde Pratt and the state highway commission have beei called on to furnish plans for the bridge to be erected at the old Ilorse ford ferry on the Catawba river ana" if the commission can furnish an en gineer the service will tie appreci ated. At a meeting Tuesday nig:it of the committee named at the mas? meeting Monday night this action was decided on. A concrete bridge may be selected. At any rate the committee will gel the opinion of bridge experts before making recommendations to the coun ty commissioners. On Monday night the Hickory com mittee will attend a mass-meeting at Lenoir when the question of bridges will be discussed by citizens of Cald well county. .CaldweJi, iredeil and Catawba seem to be unanimous on the proposition to rebuild all bridges destroyed by the flood. CHILD LABOR BILL ON SENATE CALENDAR (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 26. Child labor legislation found a place on the sen- dLC ltt;ioittLiuii nullum iwv.mj , I passage determined on by leaders ar- ter an urgent request had come from the white house. Senate Democrats i at a caucus last night, over tne pro test of souhtern Democrats, to pun it ahead of the shipping bill. A long debate preceded the action, i Southern Democrats wanted the , senate to stand on the program not i to take the bill up until December. TO PROTECT COUNTRY (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 26. In reply to a complaint from an Indiana woman who has a son in the nation al guard, President Wilson wrote today that the guard was being kept on tne Mexican border to protect the coun try, not for drill, and that the ser vice the men are performing wai an honor to them and a necessity to the United States. TWENTY-ONE DEAD IN LAKE (By Associated Press.) Cleveland, July 26. Rescue forces today continued their efforts to bring from the waterworks tunnel under Lake Erie near this city the bodies of 11 workmen who were killed Mon day night in the gas explosion. A rechecking of the list ot tnose in me accident led officials to believe that, the total death list would stand at j 21. instead of 22, as believed yestetr j day. MOVED OUT TO SEA (By Associated Press.) I Norfolk, Va., July 26. The ar- j mored cruiser North Carolina weigh ed anchor at 1:30 p. m. and headed for the capes. Two torpedo boat destroyers preceded the cruiser. GUARD BORDER NORTH CAROLINA HA STILL TALKING OF BIG RAILROAD STRIKE (By Associated Press.) New York, July 26. The time al lowed for the vote of Brotherhood of Railroad engineers, firemen, conduc tors and trainmen in the east on the question of caJling a strike for short er hours and better pay expires to day. The official count will be an nounced August 5. Officers of the brotherhoods will assemble here dur ing the remaining days of the week. Brotherhood officials predicted that the employes would vote overwhelm ing for a strike if the railroad com panies grant an eight-hour day and time and a half for over tlm. GARMENT WORKERS ON STRIKE AGAIN (By Associated Press.) New oYrk, July 26. The garment workers refused today to ratify the agreement entered into by their lead ers with the garment manufactur es' association and were ordered back on strike by the president of the un ion. BRITISH REPLY WILL BE (By Associated Press.) London, July 26. Replying to the request of American Ambassador Page for expedition or the answer to the American note regarding the dis psition of mails by British censors, the British foreign office today said that hte reply would be sent to the United States as soon as possible, but that Great Britain still was confer ring on the subject with the French government. BOTH FERRIES READY IN A DAY OR TWO 'Ferry service across the Catawba between Hickory and Lenoir was ex pected late Wednesday afternoon or early Thursday morning, the big cable having been received and the boat being hauled out to the river Tues day evening. The work of install ing proceeded apace Wednesday. Mr. Orin Sigmon went to Mount Holly and succeeded in getting the cable put on a truck and it was brought in by rail. Traffic between Lenoir and Hick ory will be heavy until the railroad line is repaired in about three weeKs as the highway will be used for car rying both freight and passengers. The Alexander ferry will not be ready until some time Thursday. NEGRO ARRESTED (By Associated Press.) New Bern, July 26. -Alfred Lynch, a negro who is charged with cutting the throat of Manly Hatch, a white man, two years ago at Richlands in Onslow county, is reported to have been captured in New York, anrt oi- ficers have been sent to New York to return with him for trial. MARKETS t:tKwmttt!tt;!tnnti CHICAGO WHEAT (By Associated Press.) Chicago, July 26. Wheat prices took and upward swing today largely because of warm weatiher in the northwest threatening to increase black rust damage. September sold at 1.20 1-4 to 1.21 1-8 and December sold at 1.23 and 1.24 before a slight reaction set in. COTTON FUTURES. (By Associated Press.) New York, July 26. In contrast to the strength and activity yesterday, the opening of today's cotton majkt was a tame affair, with prices four points lower to one point higher. The active months sold up, howevor, on buying orders. The market closed steady. Open Close October 13.18 13.09 December 13.36 13.28 January 13.42 13.32 March 13.34 is 6 May 13,66 13,66 HipKORY MARKETS, Cotton 12 Wheat 31.25 THE WEATHER tm:t:mtiiitstt!tm:miittmimm:t!:w For North Carolina: Partly cloud y tonight and Thursday gentle to moderate south winds. COMPARATIVE WEATHER July 23, JB16 191b Maximum j 85 90. Minimum 64 60 Mean 74 75 RECEIVED N SOUTH TO GET $850,933 (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 26. Southern states have been allotted $850,933 of the $5,000,000 federal road fund available for this fiscal year under the new federal aid road act, the department of agriculture announced today. Georgia receives the largest sum, its allotmentbeing $134,329, while North Carolina was second with $114,381. CONDITIONS IMPROVED IN MOUNTAIN TOWNS Mr. D. F. Messick. who has just returned from Collettsville, Morti mer and Edgemont, reported condi tions in those towns much better than they were a week ago. Pro visions are holding out, he said, inn the work of repairing the railroad from Mortimer to Lenoir is progres sing rapidly. In ten or twelve cfays it was hoped to use the light loco motive of the Ritter Lumber Com pany in hauling provisions from Le noir. By economizing, the tood supply will hold out, Mr. Messick said. The country districts were hit harder than the towns. VETERANS MEETING AT (By Associated Press.) Wilmington, July 26. Several hun dred Confederate veterans from all parts of North Carolina were Yiere v. hen the first session of the state reunion was called to order at il o'clock. After prayer by Rev. Mr. Osborne, the chaplain, the veterans were welcomed by James C. Wright. The response was by Maj. H. A, Lon don of Pittsboro. A ball at Wrightsville Beach will be the feature tonight and a parade tomorow will close the reunion. At the initial meeting of the re union this morning the veterans com mended President Wilson for keeping the country at peace with European nations and Mexico and pledged their moral support if the country should go to war. Only the infirmities of age, they said, would prevent tnem from volunteering. IS TO HELP STARVING (By Associated Press.) London, July 26. The British gov ernment, it is learned today, will consent to the plan for ration'ng the civilian population in the areas oc cupied by the German and Austr'an armies under the supervision of 3 neutral commission appointed by President Wilson if the central powers will ensent not to remove iave food supplies. Details will be given Ambassador Page in a letter later in the week. T TO E (By Associated Press.) San Antonio, July 26. Application for release from, service of guardsmen with persons dependent upon them now are pouring into army head quarters at Fort Sam Houston at the rate of 1,500 p, week, it was an nounced today. Several hundred plreadyf have abtjiied their dis charges, S. S. M'CL E (By Associated Press.) London, July 26. S. S . McClure, the American publisher who was de layed for some time by the British authorities at his arrival at Liver pool by the British authorities was returned to the United States Satur day. He had been spending some time at an unnamed health resort in the interior. The British home office declined to grant a permit for Mr. McClure to stay in England. OVER (4,000 RAISED (By Associated Press.) Greensboro, July 26. Approximate lv $4,200 has been raised, here so far yby the Chamber of Commerce for the relief of flood sufferers in west ern North Carolina, it was announced today. MONEY WILMINGTON BRITAIN WILLING G AR MEN WAN RETURN HOM NOT WELCOM ENGLAND GRE ENSBORO NW BRITISH SCORE ANOTHER ADVANCE Have Taken Entire Village of Pozieres and Cap tured Trenches on Either Side Turks Evacu ate Erzingan and Retire in Disorder, Leaving Behind Many Rifles. INTEREST GROWS IN WATCHFUL WAITING (By Associated Press.) Norfolk, Va., July 26. Naval cir cles hummed today with discussion of the unannounced and unexpected visited of the unidentified British cruiser to the lower part of Chesa peake bay, news of which became known last night after the warsi-p returned to her patrol duty outside the three-mile limit. Opinion differed as to the nurnosc of the visit. The most generally accepted version was that the cruiser's yommander believed the Deutschland was moving down the bay and that he would be able to follow her to sea and force her to anchor. Regardless of whether the com mander would be capable of carry ing out either of these two, it was point ed out that proof that the sub mersible had reached the lower bay would be of incalculable benefit to the patrolling warships. CAPE FEAR RIVER REPORTED 33 FEET (By Associated Press.) Fayetteville, July 26. The Cape Fear river here today was at a stage of 33 feet, according to unoflicioi es timates, and slowly rising. Persons familiar with the river say if the e timatesare correct, lowlands between Fayetteville and Wilmington will be flooded. AVERY COUNTY ROADS STOOD FLOOD FINELY Raleigh, July 26. Dr. Joseph Hyde Pratt, state geologist and head of the good roads 'movement in this state for the past several y?ars, paid that 'the Avery county authorities report that the improved roads bi the county have come through the flood; in remarkably good condition and that the damage is not nearly so great as was at first thought. Doctor Pratt expressed the belief that this will be the cafe1 with reports from most of the other counties in the flood swept sections of the state. However, Avery is the first county to make any report on flood damage to roads. State highway engineer' W. ft. Fai lis and Assistant Engineer Collins left for Iredell county to begin a vis itation to the flood sections for per sonal observation and cooperation with the authorities in the work ot repairing the damage. Doctor Pratt will go into western counties later in the week on a similar mis sion. They say that the loss of bridges will be found to be by far the most serious damage to highways and railroads, practically all the bridges having gone out with the j floods. ;Mr. George F. Cochran of Newton, one of the. best newsnancr men in lh whole state, and as fine a fellow IT" " as there is in the land, made a short visit to Hickorv Wednesday. Virr.oy Ogles, a white boy. is i under arrest on the charge of the j larceny of a bicycle from Harvey Day. The wheel was recovered at Ilildebrati. where it wad sold to a young man. Caldweli County Will Not Ask for Outside Aid; Relief Plans Under Way Lenoir, July 26. At a mass-meeting ,of Lenoir and Caldwell citizens here today, it was made plain that no help from any outside source is desired in Caldwell county, it being announc ed that home people would attend to all the cases of distress reported. The committee appointed to in vestigate conditions reported tv.day that there were 19 families in esti tute circumstances at Globe and one family at Buffalo. In all 123 are reported as needy. Members of the committee making reports Unlay were Messrs. C. H. Hclloway, E, C. Ivey, Steele Greer, S, A Richardson. Two other mem- OVER GERMANS (By Associated Press. ! The entire village of Pozieres for which a desperate battle has been waged for several days has beer, won by the British. By completing the oipation of Pozieres the British have won another advantage in the offensive along the Somme with Bapaume as the objec tive. The British advance is being pushed also on either side of the vil lage and the oflicial statement records the capture of two trenches. The Russian drive in Turkish Ar menia has resulted in the evacuation of the fortress of Erzingan by tne Turks, according to unofficial dis patches from Petrograd. The Turks aresai d to be retiring in disorder, leaving quantities of guns, rifles and munitions in their trial RUH LEBEN CAMP IS FAR FROM IDEAL (By Associated Press.) London, July 26. A dark picture of the treatment of British prisoners at the Ruhleben camp in Germany, where civilians are interned, is given in a report by Dr. Alonzo E. Taylor, attache of the American embassy at Berlin. The report reached Viscount Grey, the British foreign secretary, from James W. Gerard, American ambassador to Germany, through Walter Hines Page, the ambassador to Great Britain. "The barracks at Ruhleben," says Doctor Taylor, 'are overcrowded 'liie Imperial authorities, aftertwo years of war. have certainly had ample mic to provide tor the accomodation or prisoners. It is intolerable that neo pie of education should ho hir,i.i together in a horse's stall and in Ions IX l he light for reading is bad and reading is a necessity if these poor prisoners are to be detained durln;' another winter. In the hay lofts above the stables, the conditions are even worse." Doctor Taylor cites as an exampl one loft, 10 meters by 13 in width, with the ceilincr 10 feet high in Uie center and four and a half feet nigh at the sides, where 61 men live. "The light from the little window," says Doctor Taylor, "is so faint that the prisoners' eyes will be seriously injured if their sight is not perma nently lost. And this semi-darkness will undoubtedly cause depression and mental trouble." The report complaints of inadequate heating of prisoners quarters and the lack of facilities for drying the clothes of the men, who often have to an swer the roll call in the heavy rains outside. .Many things, like soap, which are usually given prisoners, even in jails. Doctor Taylor says, are not given the prisoners at Ruhlevn. The report of Doctor Taylor says the writer is satisfied the camp om cials are aware of what can be; done to better the conditions of the prison ers but thai; thev have not tno thority to make the needed impiove- ments. GREAT ARMY BILL IS UP IN SENATE (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 26. Passage of the armv bill carrvinir more than one hundred million dollars in increas es over the house measures was look ed for today. Most of the senate amendments had been acted on when the bill had been taken up in the senate today. ENGINEERS IN HICKORY Engineers Coble and Craig of the state highway commission arrived in the city this afternoon and will in spect the Caldwell bridge site later today. Secretary Joy wired Dr. Pratt at Chapel Hill before noon, and the engineers were sent here at once. L rs, Messrs. E. L. Curtis and M. P. Suddreth, have not reurned yet. Over .$200 was subscribed in a few minutes and subscriptions will be taken until enough money is raTs ed. In the mciantime the county commissioners will meet Monday and order construction of good roads, on which many able-bodied men will be employed. The community is unani mous fv;" rebuilding the bridges and making t - roads good, and the mon ey w ill be "borrowed in Lenoir. The Ritter Lumber Company is operating again at Edgemont and con ditions there are improving. Supplies j are being received by way of New j lands. j Business men w3nt it emphasized that Caldwell county wants no federal or other aid.