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ou H Anything to Sell, Advertise it. AILY i n 1 in necora wan1 Ads Bring Re suits. No. 275 BRITISH AGAIN Vol. 1 GERMAN LINES FIERCELY Artillery Preparation for Another Advance To wards Bapaume Russians Capture 6,000 Teutons Depot of Supplies Captured from Turks at Erzingan. I By Associated Press.) Heavy shelling of the German 1 in" on the Sommo fror. T)y British gun is in progress, following the complete occupation of Pozieres, possession of which was necessary to a further advance towards Ba patime, their objective. London today reports activity throughout the night by v.ie British artillery, apparently in frrpratIon for a renewal of the attack. The (Jermans in reply are using (iuuitities of gas1 dhekp., evhyntly in an effort to interfere with the operations of British infantry, which is being kept in close touch with the deinians, hand to hamr r!gnting taking place during the night. The sinking in the North sea ry (lernian submarines of four Norwel,-' dan vessels with cargoes of timber is announced from London, wfiTcn reports their destruction as part of an organized campaign against Um ber laden vessels. IVtrograd announces tne capture of a total of 0,250 prisoners by the Russians in the fighting or Tuesday .hen the Teutonic lines were press ed tossards the . Slonevak region of Volhynia. After the capture of me Turkish fort runs of Erzingan, Tutrkish Ar menia, announced yesterday, the Russians continued their pursuit of the Turks westward. A depot of war material was taken in Erzingan, the Russians assert. WONDERFUL RUSSIA The following article on the Rus sian offensive was written for Sun ilay's New York Times by a military expert: R i-ia has proved the wonder na t nil f tht war. greater than Ger many, than France, than England. We nny admire the German orgnntzn , n 'if' the nation itself and of its military force. It is the work of genius," a collective genius in which nil are working for what they con sider the common good. But greater tk'n tl: "tints that inspired, the -German organization is the spirit that cannot only sustain a defeat, even thouuh that defeat be as disastrous .him I as devastating as was the Rus sian defeat by the Germans last year, but can rise above that defeat, re build and reconstruct, with wonderful pat it rce and courage, a new and bet ter army, and army that can fight in a modern way with modern equip ment, and in the fight defeat disas trously the same troops which but nine months ago drove them across half a continent. No finer page In 'he military history of the world evsU than the Russian movements f fhe past eight weeks. And the -tor.v f.f this past week's fighting is a worthy successor. There has been great activity in two different parts of the front, on he Stokhod and in Bukowinia. The .icatost success has been in the the Ffokhod ran from west to east last sveek the Russian line south of the fit ok hod ran from we st to east some tclve miles north of the Lipa river, between Ssvinjuchi and Schklin, from which point it curved south ward toward the junction of the l,na and the S'yr. After extended preparedness the Russians struck 'his line at both the points mentioned. The Teutons were commanded by Gen eral von IJnsinu'en. with a mixed force of Austrians and Germans, the latter predominating. Both ends of the Teuton line gave way and v. ere forced to retreat. The centre soon became involved, and in a few hours the entire line was falling iback precipitately. Mile after mile was passed until the line of the Lipa svfis reached. The Russians" were in close pur suit, so close that many of the troops were unable to cross on the hurriedly constructed pontoon bridges and were captured. More important still, from a Russian standpoint, was the fact that there was no time to get across the large guns which had been defending the German potion, and seventeen of them fell into Russian ho nds. They were immediately turned against the retreating Teutons, who endeavored to take up and hold a line south of the Lipa. This they succeeded in doing in sections, but in other places the Russians succeed ed in crossing imemdiately behind them. In this movement 1.1,000 ad ditional prisoners were captured, in addition to a number of small guns. It was the second great Russian vic tory in as many weeks, the first being the forcing of the passage of the lower Stvr and compelling the Germans to retreat all along the Styr to time lino of the Stokhod. After reaching the Lip river there was a pause of two days and The Russians again laurcnod an attack against this same section of the line. Again the Austrians gave way. The Russians forced the crossing of the river on a wide front and drove the Austrians back practically to the front door of Galicia. This move more than any other that has jieen .made in this sector threatens not only th. Austrian position along the Stripa, but also the approaches to Lem crg. Again, as in so many other move ments of the war the railroads fur nish the key to the entire situation. The principal railroad in this district, running eastward from Lemberg, is State Library dllLLLimi that to Dubno running through Urodv With this railroad under the (ire of the Russian artillery tMe Aust . ianU position along the Strip- .s nlo'u'.ely untenable. The situation with sped to this railroad is this: Austrians occupy the line of , running due west from the Styr m rallol to the Galician border. In their rear there is no line of defense formed by and natural obstacle i ntil ! the line of the Bui river is reac ted I The Bug crosses the Lcmberg-Dv bno road just to the east of the towr, of Krasne, where the railroad from T..rn - opoi cuts in to the Lemberg-Bi odv road. Once this line is reached the line along the Stripa must fail lack to the Ziota Lipa, as its principal lines of communication will be cut In fact, the Austrians would not under any circumstances continue to hold the Stripa lines otve the railroad is threatened. The entire control of the situation in Northern Galicia is rapidly passing into Russian hands, and it is fcxtromely probable that before another week has gone by the Austrian line between the Dr.eistcr and the Galician larder will retire to- the west. This move will not necessarily affect the lines in Volhynia. They may still continue to hold their posi tion on the Stokhod in front of Kovel. It is becoming apparent, however, that the Teutons cannot hold both Kovel and Lemberg. There are not enough men to oppose the Russian at tack on both points, and yet both points are necessary to the retention of their present lines. The Austrians ,are also menaced on the Carpathian sector. Between Transylvania and Jablonitza the en tire situation is in Russian hands. The passes through the Carpathians have not been forced, but the Rus sians have reached the ridge, and the battle for the passes is now on. .Between the Dneister and the Pruth the Russians have been more or loss inactive for some time as if preferring to extend their energy in a thorough cleaning outof Bukowina. The Aus trian line in this sector has already been pushed far away from their Stripa position, an 1 here as in the north, if the Austrian line gives way eventually, the Austrians arr? faced vith disaster. Along the rest of the front from Riga to the Pinsk marshes, the Rus sians have also been on the offensive. It is doubtful, hosvevrr, whether they really expect to accomplish anything on these fronts other than to prevent the transfer of troops from this sec tion to the south. In addition to carrying on this ac tive offense on a line over l,000smiles In length, the Grand Duke Nicholas, operating in the Caucasus mountains, has revived a campaign which, ap parently, had been postponed in order to give Gen. Brushiloff every possi ble advantage. The direct object in this campaign is and has been ever since the fall of Ezerum. the fortress of Erzingan. Beyond it, of course, lies the back door of Con stantinople, but the immediate object does not reach so far. Early in the week the Russians an nounced the capture of B iiburt, a poinWor which they have been head ing for months past. The fall of this point evidently destroyed all the Turk ish resistance. There is no point in this region that was of greater value to Turkish arms. It had been used by them ever since the fall of Trebi zond as a base for their counteroffen sive through which they had hoped to clear the Russians out of the Trebi-zond-Erzerum region. With this place cleared up, the next nearest base is Erzingan, too far away to be of practical benefit in such a moun tainous country so devoid of roads. The Russians have pushed west of Baiburt over 35 miles; all of their rcnorts indicate that their fighting now is confined to actions against the Turkish rear guard. The main Turkish army is apparently in full retreat. . On all sides then, the Teutonic al lies are under heavy concentric pres- J sure tending to force their lines back, while neutralizing the advantage of shorter lines of communication, which j they have as a result of their interior , position. It IS too noon iu pitu'" end of the war, but it seems now as if we were witnessing the beginning of this end. ' MAKE NO COMMENT (By Associated Press.) Norfolk, Va., July 27 The navy officers who were aboard the battle ship Louisip.ua last Tuesdiay night when a vessel within thw capes was reported to have signalled she was a British cruiser today received the ! statement of the British ambassador without commnt, insisting that :t would be manifesly improper for them to say anything. COAL TRADE COMPANY (By Associated Press.) The Hague, Netherlands, July 2r, The Balkan Coal Trade Company; Incorporated is the title or w ucrrr concern, just fo!rmfcd in Ifjrlin by the principal coal masters, the ob ject of the company being to deal in coal with the Balkan countries. The capital of the company is tour million marks. The Prussian Min ister of Finance participates to the extent of four hundred thousand lnaikf ar.jl Prince Hans Heinrlch von Pless is also a shareholder. HICKORY, N. C. THURSDAY EVENING JULY 27, DEUTSCHLAND IS VESSELS PATROL REUNION CL m m m ' - - WAIIING FOR ! N. CAROLINA Willi BIG BREMEN ! WATERS PARADE (By Associated Press.) Baltimore. Julv 27 If Cant Paul Koenig of the merchant submarine i allied warships appeared off Bean Deutschland plans to start today ' or as nt following reports on the return voyage to Germany, tnat the German merchant subma there wr: nothing going on rhis ' rme Bremen was headed this way. morning at the pier where the sub - marine was berthed that was indiea- tive of departure mo:e than I or j the past several chi ays. Overnight developments tended to ndicate the probability of a re port that it had been determined to hold the ship pending some word 1 t'ont'el'nin-i ship. 1 the fate of hor sister Dr. O. L. Holler, who purehaseu the handsome brick residency of Dr. II.il! Moore on Eleventh avet u, ex pects to move into it next week. Mr. E. L. Flowers moving out yesterday to Twelfth street (By Associated Press.) ; Wilson, N. C., July 27. Damage- estimated at from $40,000 1 1 -?'r,- 000 was done here shortly after mM - right by fire which was sa.d to have originated in the Whitson music store on Goldsboro street and spread to other stores in the vzo-.-k. At one time it was feared tin- fire would spread to d joining o:oc-;s, but the flames were extinguished snort- ly after 3 o'clock. SLIGHT INCREASE IN NEW YORK PLAGUE (By Associated Press.; New York, July 27. Only a slight decrease in the epidemic of infantile paralysis was noted today in the health department bulletin oublishcd at 10 o'clock. During the past 24 hours there have Deen 61 Meatus WILSON SUFFERS GREAT EIRE DAMAGE ' and 151 new cases. camp of Paris at 1,000 yards height More than 700 children now have ig able to see as far as Chartr;s, Or been killed by the plague sine? its ( leans, Bc.iuvais, Amiens and the Ger beginning on June 20 and there man front beyond Compiegne, with have been over 3,000 cases. j the city of Laon. J This visibility, calculated mathe- i matically, is rarely possible, however, NORFOLK MAN OIES AFTER SHOOTING SELF (By Associated Press.) Norfolk, Va July 27 Z. E. Keistcr', tht rijil esUate man who fired a bullet into his "ora-n a week ago following the discovery of the body of his wife in the fire char red rooms of his handsome home, died today at a local nospital. He never regained consciousness. Thfc coroner's inquest into the death of Mrs. Keister was scheduled for noon today. WHEAT PRICES SOAR (By Associated rressj Chicago, July 27. Wheat prices jumped four and a half cents on crop damage reports from the northwest this morning. September sold up to $1,24 1-4. IS SENT TO L (By Associated Press.) Washington, Jury 27. The note protesting against the British Klo.t-licf l-ntr if A mpn'rnn Hn;infie ' . ,. . , firms as invading neutral rights was, camea to i,onaon last nignt. ii -i t . 1 H j ; i The storehouse that Duckworth was rescued from at Morganton will be shown at Hub theatre tomght with other scenes around Morganton and Bridgewater. IN CHICAGO TODAY AMERICAN NOTE NOON 1 (By Associated Press.) Beaufort, N. C., July 27 -Two P'otnins: was seen ol the submarine, I uut tnc warships continued their pn- troi, cruising about Id wines off shore. The cruisers pi'obably came from the Virginia capes, where they have been on patrol duty since the Deutschland arrived. HAVE BEEN POSTPONED Mr. John W. Robinson has received the following letter from Mr. T. B Parker, director of farmers' insti tutes: "Oa account of the washcuts and th. condition of the roads sincj the recent floods, I have been compelled to cancel the institute which sas to have been helct at St. Timotny o August 4. Please have rotice oi this put in your county papers and notify as many people as you can of the cancellation. MAY ALLOW APPEAL TO ROGER CASEMENT 1 (By Associated Press ) London, uJly 27. Justice Darlin Darling announced today that the five judges who heard trie apnea! of Roger Casement on the cna;-ge of treason would sit tomorrow 'o hear a possible appeal from verdict death, AIRSHIP HAS LARGE EYES AT 4,000 YARDS (By Associated Press.) Paris, July 27.--An airship at 4,001) yards height is able to make observa tions over a surface of ground 300 miles in diameter, according to in- format'on collected in the discussion of the services that aircraft hus ren- dered during the war An avi. tor at . i?n.00 yards height has within his vision a zone 75 miles in dl; meter, Accordingly, the Abbe Moreaux ot the Bourges observatory has figured out that an aviator of the entrnchefit in practice, because atmospheric con l ditions are seldom just right for it. I C. and N.-W. passenger trrin 'Mo. .9 left at 2:35 on regular s hedule i this afternoon for Chester. No. 8 j will arrive from Chester Mils evening ! on regular schedule MARKETS COTTON -FUTURES. (By Associated Press.) x Tow York, July 27. The cotton market opened today at an advance of one to three points, soon reach ing four points abve yesterdays close The market closed steady. Open Close October 13.10 13.27 December 13.27 13.44 January 13.35 13.64 March 13.51 13.64 May 13.63 13.67 HICKORY MARKETS Cotton yncat 12 S1.25 CHICAGO WHEAT , (By AKSoei.ntod Press.) j Chicago, Ji.'y 27. vVhea prices jvent up with a rush today, jumps i in some cascr rmounti-n-'. to 4 1-2 I to 5-8 cents advance. Sensational crop damage reports rrom the black rust region in the nor.hwest formed the principal reason, Opening quotations which ranged rrom i 1-3 j to 15-8. were followed by some re ' action from initial figures, with the market steadying at. an average of four points Opening prices were ; 1.21 to 1.24 1H for September 'to 1 21 1-4 far December. THE WEATHER I mmnttsstttm: .ymamuaiawann: i For North C irolina: Partly cloudy tonight and F.iday, gentle , wincis I COMPARATIVE WEATHER July 2(1 v Maximum 1916 1910 89 Ub 56 60 77"' 76 Minimum Mean CATAWBA BUS 1916 OSES (By Associated Press.) Wilmington, July 27. The annuai reunion of Confederate Veterans of North Carolina which began yester day was concluded this morning svith a parade in which between 400 and 500 veterans took part. Greeted by clear skies, the first here in many days, the parade headed by a detachment if bluejacl(.'ts from the coast guard Seminole and a company of the North Carolina na tional guard, traversed the principal streets of the city and passed be fore Gen. James I. Metts, comman der of the veterans in this state, and his staff. United States and Confederate flags featured the decorations of buildings along the line of march, while many took part in the par ade. (By Associated Press.) Raleigh, July 27. Reports rr- icived hare todiy from the inun- LITTLE DAMAGE IN FSflTFPN II 1 Li 1UI iJM 1 SECTION dated section of eastern North Car- 1 "e m,L wa ,nille1 u otlK'r mar i: ii:x., --.4. ..: j .......ii i kets but as the supply here was v,11Ila ......v. &"! streams which have oeen out of their banks as the result of hoavy rains in the central part of the state for the most part were falling. Dam age for he most part was confined to crops in the lowlands. INCREASED RATES ARE NOT ALLOWED (By Associated Press.) Washington, Juljy 27. Proposed tariff changes of the Louisville and Nashville and other railroads which would have increased freight rates on grain screenings and animal andacross he Catawba river at he old! J L T r V ...1 1. . .1 1 i. -? ... ! poultry feed from New Orleans to Wilmington, Raleigh, other points were found not justified today by the interstatje commerce commis sion. Die increases on animal ana poultry feed ranged from two to 17 cents a hundred pounds. NEW BERN REPORTS (By Associated Press.) New Bern, July 27. The four- year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Mar vin McKinney here is in a crtitical condition as the result of infantile paralysis, according to Dr. Joseph Patterson, city physician. Dr. Pat terson has reported the case to the state board of health and New Bern citizens are taking precautions to solate the case. PRESIDENT SIGNS (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 27. President Wilson today signed the rivers and harbors appropriation bill carrying approximately $42,00Q0o. Most of the money is to be spent on exist ing improvements projects. T OUT OF BAY (By Associated Press. Washington, July 27 The Brit- :r. v, ;4vt.t,0,i ocinio. mil ;niua.s&cmut. m mv-.v jv n.. nll, -aAa-.T rtnt he haA reenived a report from me Eritish admiral that none of the warships patrolling the Virginia coast had pntpred Chesaneake Bay Tuesday night. INFANT LE PARALYSIS RIVERS AND HARBORS WASH REP ASSERTED MR- KITCHIN ON BURLESON'S RULING Says Order Forbidding Postmasters to Charg for Cashing Checks Would, if Allowed to Stand, Make State Republican Kern Inserts Telegrams. FRISCO POLICE AFTER BOMB THROWERS (By Associated Press.) San Francisco, Juiy 27. With the arrest of Warren K. Billings, aged 22, the police asserted today they were confident that their net soon would close upon a "ring of five" of whom Billings is alleged to be a ; member that perpetrated me vv.mh outrage in the nrenaredness m-M.!.. j last week. Vigorous search is oe ing made for Thomas Mauney, an industrial worker of th -.-ona, who the police say has been missing from San Francisco since the flood. MEAT EXPECTED TODAY Representatives of two mteat- i packing concerns were si inciting (Hickory dealers todav for a quantity j of meat that wes exacted to be j transferred at Catawba and shippeo to local merchants this afternoon a0out exhausted the have .diverted it to Hickory. Engineers Recommend i High Steel Bridges on Catawba River Near Here Engineers Coble and Craig of the state and federal department of roads, who arrived in Hickory yesterday'' af ternoon in response to a request from the committee of the Chamber of Commerce, will recommend the con- struction of high water st.vl briuger. ' Horseford bridge and the Moore's ! ferry bridge and also that these structures be placed twenty fe '. higher than before the flood. The engineers visited the river in : company with President J. D. Elliott j and Messr.-. (.-. Ii. Ceitner, J. V,'. Bl .ickwei' ':; , u"e. N. Fulton, W. A. Self and Secrc : i. ry Tov and ?nspe"ted old and proposed sites. The engi neers ' id not i.ei . '-,' old piers would be serviceable .i-.-.n, though two pillars, constructed, more than 00 years v-m, brought praise, from Millard Johnson, Good Provider, Languishes Behind Prison Bars For more than three months Mil-1 "has jus', come in Tram the country, Jard Johnson, a 17-year-old negro J and this ham is for him." And MH boy, has been an unusually good i lard carried off a socoi:a order In provider and he -was the pride of i one day. but Mr. Buchanan says he his father, Mor,e Johnson. The fa th-1 wasn't made fat on that ham. er suspected that his boy was an j Mil' .rd al.u ran accounts at Whit unusual son, but he didn't K ow j ner r-nd Martyrs and Newton and that Mrs L. 0. Field, for v.d-om jllamrick's. 1 probably other plac M:H:nt worked until April, -as cs. Mrs. Fi.-'d paid up to July I focting tbe bills, aggregating, it is 1 about $75 Tor M'llard at Umstead be'ievd, more than a hundred dol-1 and Yodel 's r.r d his account there jar i this month has amounted to $8.50 ''rhen Ch f Lont? irA Sergeant far He as doing well at Whit Si. c? ion eaileo on Milliard a-oouf 4 'ner and Martins until r,:r. Harold o'cl ck yesterday afternoon he t ad j Deal casual';; inquired if he were his she'-s and coat off and war :--e-;stili working .'or Mrs. Field. Mil pared to enjoy a meal of frlc-1 ilard says he was but Mr. Deal lost hem, fried steak, salmon croquets, t customer. Ttiiere is no way coffee and bacon. His sister was "otermining how much he bought preparnv the delicious repast, and hanging about the kitchen were half a doe.'i little piccaninnies, their- rr-onths watering in anticipa- tion of th crumb - thtt Milliard, ! their hero, would let fall i'r.,m the, table Millard is expected to ex - ' plain in detail this evenrng at o' click before Recorder -Cam but ti'm in the meantime some in'o: rn-- j has been assembled Ty trie of- j i iccrs and others. ! Probably the' act that Jed to M I- j lard's undoing occurred yjosle tfav : afternoon wh n he went to Umster-1 1 ai:d Yeiler's for a second orde:. I i ; tht foronOOll he had Lough t soph- i provis' s for Mrs. Field, includin r 40 cent, rth of ham, and when he returned later m the day, Mr. Ar- Millara, tr r rope wonueieu. 'Mr. Ronela," explained Price Two Cents MAKES KICK (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 27. Representa Kitchin, Democratic leader of the house, protested today to Post master General Burleson and the fed eral reserve board against Mr. liur iescm'i recent order against postmas ters :n small tosvns cashing checks without charge. Mr. Kitchin said the order would cut off most of the profit of the 0,000 smail state banks which are not' in and "cannot enter the federal reserve j --ystem. j "If the order .stands, he declared, ! 'North Carolina will go 25,"w Re I publican." ! ' Everybody works but father," ! sai(l yn- Kern, majority leader of j tht" senate, today after he had sub- mitted for publication in the con gressional record a large number of telegrams he had received protest ing against the passage of the child labor bill. "Father of a large family; am op no.sed to the Keating hill 1-iTwvi- o ' -' v' ' j bill." "I have a young family j coming on." These were some or the telegrams Senator Kern said he i had received MRS. DICK DEAD (By Associated Press.) Greensboro July 27. Mrs. Mary K. Dii-k, wife of the late Judge R. P. Dii-k, died here today at the age of SO the engineers. It was believed that a better location would be a few feet above the present location, where the desired height could be easily ob tained. A measurement of the waer shosv- ed that it was 40 feet higher at the covered bridge than 11 I 11 o r- f normal. The old bridge was 35 feet above the riv- er A new steel bridge, the engi neers estimated, would cost between j $10,000 and $18,000 and they appre- hi-nded no difficulty in securing steel promptly. y.try jSVil structure, svhich I he steel bridge, vouid co.3t about 2,000, they said. .Vany Hickory people fy t:iat the lOUiity might issue bonds and put up firs" ' ' i-.ges across all streams .1; i ounty a'.: 1 avoid future dan gers. ':,-m tnosc t.rm:-, .because as tne ' up Is : a. - - i .ere paid, the tickets were torn r burned. spite of his high living, Mil looks thin and wan. Mr. Buch- said today that Mrs. Field not is peaked ne.sr, a.nd wondered II 7 he got enough tu eat since she had iMbeen compelled to dispense with nis ' ervn er-. oLllard says the grocers have made a mistake about the ord- the ers, sure, he ran some accounts at various places, but why they wanted to charge them to Mrs. Field is more than he can understand. ( The cha.'ge aga:-ist him is obtain ng goods under ud-e pretense. He dl live on honvdy rations until the tober term of superior court, v; n he will take a turn at irnprov- u ; o-els probably driving a team. or touiig water for the road force.