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Hickory Daily
II. NO. 14.
Struggle for Bapauirad Peronne Made E
by Capture of Y & Position Germans Caught
in Narrow Pocket That is Swept by Fire
Many Killed in Raid.
(By Associated Tress.) j
London, Sept. 26. The Br tish have'
i ntered Combles on the Somme front,1
the war office announced today, and
arc overcoming tne us ance ox
.he Germans..
Combles, a town of some 2,000 in
habitants, has been rendered of all
strategic importance to the ailies on
amount of being encircled by their
lines for weeks.
It has been of service to the Ger
mans, however, because as long as
they held on to it it has hampered the
Franco-British advance towards Bap-
n-' u 1 v u j-.J
" " v ,y
n.-.u.n-a u.v UA o me
'vmmi ,,r ,m r ruuw.y navng
surrour.Hn me piace auer a strug-
.r i .' of many weeks' duration and now,
arc engaged in occupying it.
A'f.i.'k ng
- ops hmo
from the north British j
forcd their way into
! pl:uv, Lordon announces.
Oi the south the French
rc'irhr'l the town's edge and
. .. j
inru'tratt'tl die cemetery.
on i ney naver urtner closed
i hey
the i
-ivi'l'i pening left in the Combles
p..'ket left by the village of Fergie-
Tb.' Combles salient, doggery
mn nt:;ned by the Germans, has long
! .) a serous hindrance to the ai
rs hampering thrn in their offen-
vc toward Dapaume and IVrnvio.
!n ollm'nation seemed imminent yes-
r iay after the advance of the Fran-
..mih forces carried them beyond roruli!y. Their artillery is now over
h si s of it, leaving only a gap. matfered and they are l'kewise out-
r"i n",? hn'f n w'dth swept by
. -r rf th ir- ih
. . , ,. . " ,
h h Germans must retreat. i
K. riM .'r -nped in last night's Zep-j
i!r' p'r ra' ' or. London carried out
by .-o'lv In If
!-ath of 20
a:-.:v!nei s.
!o:ei craft iuieri th Pos? Peace i3 more dltncult. in'-y
.to.tn cratt caused theJ1,e fif?hting in the hope that some-
persons, London today! thing will happen some peace move-
l ment in the United States, some
groat battle on the trouble between the all es and neu
.,f tf u rials, that will save them from those
tn at its height, the minimum terms
P gut attacked the t Mr VWlla thinWa the allies will in-
I ren ; line at Verdun, driving in'be-lsist for Beltrum, restoration indemnity
'iv TlrTumont wood and Fleu-!nfI a rectified frontier for France,
nf tu ren D:a - i Alsace-Lorraine and free navigation
ran nf, the Meuse Paris an- of 1he Rh5re; for Russm, Constanti-r-.uiicci
today that the French art:!-; norjie an, Armen'a. a dismemberment
'h'ckH tho attack.
t.!g picn'c dinner and speaking
,11 feature Saturday at the three
unty corners, and besides the edibles
rl music by a brass band, there
II lie addresses on the campaign
v such notables as Representative
. ' -lib. Mr. .1. I). Elliott and Mr. W.
. Frmster. The speaking wiil be
!. at U o'clock and the dinner will
served at noon,
"n Saturday night Mr. Feimster
i ! spe-nk "ii thrJ issues of the cam-
t'i tJemocrats in Hickory.
S ,? inlay week. Mr. O. Max Gard
: ' She'by, I'emocratic candidate
'r I .'jU'-'inn' governor, will deiiver
in fuMre-ss here.
h aisisiing at the funeral of Mal
'''im Gordon McKenzie, little son of
Mr. and Mr, Malcolm McKenzie of
West Hickory on Sept. 11, I perform
1 i no of the saddest duties that falls
" a pastor. The child was bright,
sweet, strong, full of promise, and
n y three years old February 8, and
t was he-ar-breaking to see the par
ents lay down the earthly hope that
i brought such love-fill'ng joy, and
gn themselves and their remain-
- child to tho loneliness brought
'ih.it smali grave. But amid the
tu, ... .... I .1 - At.. . .I.... HAM llA
wc. imuc wicm urtvv num n.
xhauu ble fulness of God, whose
'on meet every human woe,
r aring the g'rief and purifying
heart and keeping each dayy our
irt. in hi, lovn .1 G. GARTH, i
Former Circuit Court
Clerk Overton Arrested
for Murder in Alabama
(By Associated Press.)
Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 26. Da
i'l T. Overton, former e'reuit court
' ;' rk of Madison county, La., wanted
1 the murder of W T. Lawler of
" intsvil e in Huntsville June 14, last,
' 1-y was arrested by detectives in
i hville, Tenn., it was anounced
! n' Overton has been m'ssing
f' h's home since June 17 when
" body of Judge Lawler was found
'n tho Tennessee river.
Within the same week when Judge
. (By Associated Press.)
Madrid, Spain, via Paris, Sept. 26
The Spanish government has sent
a ntfte to Berl;n protesting against
the torpedoing of Spanish steamers
by rubmor"nes.
Nashville Tennessean.
I It. G. Wells, the English wrlt-:r
nnc pub icist, has been traveling ex
tensmly n the allied and neutral
countr'es. Of course, he has been
taking notes. It is his expressed
opinion that the Germans will make
a public official bid for peace before
the year is out probab'y in Novem
ber and that the al.ies will get the
peace they want by next June.
The factors in h's calculations are
'nteresting, whether we agree with
them or not. Ir substance he says
the central powers are bung beaten
1 n,-r tho Eastern, Western, Ital'an
nru Balkan fronts. On the Somme
, the Germans are entirely beaten in
I the air. Their officers, as well as the
mon nfo HtQniriforl arm cnrrwiritir
niunit;oned. The calculation of the
of the war s really a calculation
of how long it will requ:re before
Germany will accept the mintmum
terms the allies will concede; the
calculation of when they will pro-
I of Austria in the interests of Italy,
Rouman;a, Poland and Jugoslava and
the cession of Germany's lost colo
nies. But even this will not be all
the satisfaction insisted upon. There
are collateral questions, such as the
security of Britain at sea, and com
pensation for sunken shipping and
'.he I ke. Unt 1 certain military ends
are achieved, Germany will cling to
the hope of temporary success or
some accident that will bring about
normal intervention to save her from
he full measure of the consequences
he challenged in August, 1914.
It is believed that the German de
fenses on the great main fronts, east
-"id west, are crumbl;ng and nearing
the approach of rupture, which shouid
not be later than November and
that Germany will make the first of
fer before the rupture, while she can
till hope to hold Belgium and a part
of industrial France. She will aiso
hope to bring dissensions among the
-Til--'. TJ- VW, crmTH-V""
think there may be a sort of Dutch
auction of trie uerman proposals as
1917 opens. But I do not think that un
til Sofia has been calied off, until the
Russians are actually in Constanti
nople, the French and English in Lor
raine, the Italians over the Julian
Alps and th Easlern allies near
Vienna, Germany will come down to
the hard rock of the terms we must
We have become somewhat used
to the war, and are not now so much
exercised over its horrible details, but
all are yet interested m its conclu
s'on, and any sort of prophecy con
cerning the end still appeals.
It is hoped that peace can not be
far off. We may add that the ma
jority of the races of men will not
,.v. , , .v
regret to see conuign (jumommiiv
min.stered to tne VP
decades lm&tlc&XJZllffnVn
th s reign of terror, who went joyous-
ly forth with burnished steel, army
kitchens and ready made despots for
Lawler met his death Huntsville was
the scene of two suicides, said to
have grown out of the murder. Shel-
v ' . twsville attorney
vine r.tasai., -
killed himself by shooting, leaving ,
a note saying he had nothing to oo
w th the murder. his aeatn w
nilrtwed three daw later by the sui-
ewifF Phillins of Madison!
DJUC VI ,.. . - .
,.rVin Willed himself in the
Madison iail. Pleasants is thought
. .
with the crime was not
charged against either.
T - ... i J- v. nun - , .Mr..,..iin i . iii ... gaw eaaa
i i i
Under the direction of Mr. L. L.
Moss, contractor, about 20 memhers
of the Baraca class and their frienda ew3 are unjustified by the facts tine Moschopoulos, chief of staff of
today began work on the two new:1.11 connect.on with the delay in open- resigned ac
class rooms and library for the Ba- lnS Horseford bridge, three causes ine reeK army, has lesigned, ac-
raca and Philaia classes of the over which Mr. G. li. Geitner has no cori ng to a Reuter dispatch from
Methodist Sunday school. The na- contro1 contributing to the delay. Mr. Athens. He was generally reported
ture of the work this morning was Geitner was called over the telephone to be fr endly to the cause of the al
sueh. that the progress made did not coaay and toid of the reports the
snovv mucn, DUt It was planned this
afternoon to enclose the buildine
nev. a. Li. Stanford, pastor, and
Messrs. P. A. Setzer and A. M. West,
teachers, aided in the construction.
The day was featured at noon by
a picnic d nner served in front of the
church, the Phiialjheas contributing
the food which in quantity and
quality was all that could be desired.
The Philatheas placed nearly every
thing one could think of before the
men, and ic seemed to the reporter,
who was among those present, that
the Philatheas did the best work of
The spirit of the young men and
the forenoon.
women at work on their class rooms,
as Mr. Stanford observed, was more
important than aa the boards the
men nailed.
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago, Sept. 26. Boston's lead
in tie American Leaguef appeared took up the question of a ferry the drink of Mexico, is ordered by First a11 Rumanian attacks, but were with
more secure today than at any time minute the weather cleared after the chief Carranza in a decree which drawr- according to army orders.
during the season, as Chicago's clos-
est rival. 2 1-2 same, away, haS oly - Shipment
four more games to play. Detroit of material, the change in plans and
has been virtually el'minated from the loss of stuff on the road have
the championsh:p race. vexed him as much as anybody, but
Boston has seven games yet to'!i10?euwho kn?w 1mucould n0t belieVC
, .. , ' , that he would put the whole commu-
play four with New York and three njtv to d'isadvantae-e to serve Wis
with Philadelphia. The schedule be-
tween the east and west has been
played out and now games in each
section win ciose up the season m
their respective territory. No games
A-ere to be played in the American
League today.
Brooklyn is being pushed .hard By
Philadelphia for the leadership .n
the National League, only one game
separating them.
Football practice tat Ilenoir Col
lege, the first in many years, drew
about 50 men to the field yesterday
afternoon, the young men being en
thusiastic, buits will arrive next
week and routine work will be done.
A game probably will be played . states of the uniori have special stat
Ihis fall and it is expected to put out utes permitting troopB to vote when
a team next year.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Sept. 26 Confiden
tial offic'al advices, it was anounced
today at the state department, show
that Villa was not present at Chihua
hua City, that no arms or ammunition
were captured by the bandits, and
that there were no desertion from
the Carranza garrison.
(By Associated Press.)
T.rm Rranrh V C. $5ort. 9 ft
President Wilson left here today for
Princeton to vote in the Democratic
primary. He was accompanied by
Mrs. Wilson. The president expects
to return this afternoon to keep an
engagement with Samuel Seabury,
Democrat c nominee for governor of
New York.
(By Associated Press.)
i vr v o. net. c;
me6!? ZL$ !teamver
f"V7 511.rT- ti:'w"c".-:
yesterday. It was learned when three
vessel luuiiuci cu in uaac vn ml . j
l,afJ -f W- Ma1,.
1 V i:urtt
ed here m a lifeboat.
The men said their ship encountered
a violent storm and was overwhelmed
by the violent seas.
(By Associated Press.)
Princeton, Sep(t. 26j President
Wilson came to his old home here
today to vote in the New Jersey
primary. He motored over at . 11
J.clock remained long enough to,
oast his ballot. The president ur
understood to have favored Attorney
General Westcott for senator over
Senator Mart'ne, but he did not make
public the way he voted.
fallen nations, as for a holiday who
AA All
to willinsr to make pros-
afA fuo "oiiflPM fll fllAV roil Id Ka"
4Viav HftAi thir faces out of
I the dust.
The complaints of aome Caldwell
people as reported in the Lenoir
r PPr saiu were oeiujf tucu-
, lated .n caidweil county.
. . l : 1 i J n
j.o Lne peopie wno Know me, air,
Geitner sa.d, "there is no need to
make expanauon, but for the bene
fit of tnose who do not know me, it
should be expia.ned why the deiay in
opening the bridge has occurred,
'"l ne pians of Engineer Fall is
were changred, a different kind
rods be.ng spec. tied from the origin -
al plans
Th.8 took up a week. Then
it required a lot 01 time to lind a
concern that would make the rods
and when a KnoxviUe factory took
the contract, it failed to execute it
in prompt time, another delay of two
weexs occurring. The rods were
shipped 11 days ago and have been
on tne road ever since.
''Ordinar.ly a shipment from Knox
ville arrives in H.ckory in four days,
but. this carload has not shown up.
The railroad has sent tracers from
both sides and the rods are expect
ed to turn up any day."
Mr. Geitner sa.d the correspondence
is all on file in his office and wiil
speak for itself. Re would like to
show it to anybody who iS interested.
It will take about three days to com
plete the br.dge after the steel ar
rives, Mr. Geitner thinks.
Mr. Geitner being best equipped,
flood and it was through his energy
.(! A " J i . 1.
personal ends. The Lenoir News said
it: did not believe th s either, but re
ported rumora m aidweli-
Raleigh; Sept. 25. Chief Justice
Walter Clark, of the supreme court,
in a statement answered numerous
inquiries, expressed the view that
there is no law under which the North
Carolina" guardsmen now being trans
ported from this state to the Mexi
can border can vote in the November
A state statute under wh'ch the
civil war North Carolina troops vot
ed out of the state was limited as
to being in force simply to the t"me
peace was decided between the Con
federacy and the United States. The
chief just ce says numbers of other
ever on duty, and some even allowing
(raveliner men to vote by ma.l from!,,,, , t, ,r . , ,
other states.
He adv.sed that the legislature
should provide for future voting of
North Carolina troops this winter,
but this will not cure impend ng ds-,
franchisement of about 3,200 guards-
men now leaving the state for the
Mexican border in the event they are
not returned to the state before elec
tion day
(By the Associated Press)
New York, Sept. . 26. The cotton
market was comparatively quiet during
today's early early trading. The gen
eral list sold six to eight points net
The market closed steady.
Open Close
October 15.80
December 16.12
March 16.43
May 16.51
Wheat $1.40
Cotton 15
Chicago Sept: 2lmeat prices
developed fresh strength today after
- , .L . -: i
. Vn(i"r" "Vf. T'o
wn cn rangeu irora 72 uwune tu 0-0
advance wiih December at 1.54 d-4
, , cc , 0 , . 1 KA , .
Z:?0X:"? ZtSL,Z
,.l,,i,(lllInmi''tMwtrt-t mmm i
For North Carolina : Fa.r tonight
and Wednesday. Warmer in extreme
west portion tonight, gentle variable
Sept. 25 1916 1915
IWnvmnm 81 81
Minimum 46 47
Mean 68 64
(Bv AssoeiatpH Prfss.xi
London, Sept. .26 Gen Constan-
(By the Associated Press)
Manila, P. I., Sept. 26 In line
with the insular government's plan
to stimulate the production of belter
tobacco ir. the Phil opines, a tobacco
of testing stat on is soon to be estab
1 lished in the Cagayan valley, 'thecen-
Iter ot the tobacco growing industry of
the island. This is only one of manv
steps following the dispatch of A. B.
Powell, chief clerk f the internal
re ciiui. bureau, to the United States.
to embark on an advertis'ng cam
paign to boost the sales of Philippine
cigars in the homeland.
(By Associated Press )
Mexico Citv. Sent. 26. St.rino-pnt.
regulation of the manufacture and
sale of pulque, the principal stron-'
has just been promulgated The be-
verage is made from the juice of
the maguey cactus. The new reg
ulations double the tax on the bring
ing of pulque into towns, and requ res
manufacturers of it to record with
proper authorities and details concern
ing their business.
The decree provides that no fac
tories may be established more than
forty kilometers from the town in
which the product is to be sold. This
is to insure that the pulque arrives
quickly and in good condition.
Should the product spoil in process
01 lermenitrf on,,' he -mamf ad.l.irer
must notify the authorities and estab
lish that it has been thrown out or
used to make alcohol.
It is provided that the maguey
lands also must be used to raise oth
er agricultural products as well as
Infractions of these regulat!ons
w'll be punished bv a fine of ten times
the amount of the taxes or the factory
may be ciosed.
(By Associated Press.)
zo. rormer rremier venizeios, who
is on his way to the Island of Crete,
is expected to arrive at Suda Bay
on the north coast of that island thi
, .
even jig or early tomorrow, proceed ng
hence to Kamanea to address a proc-
lamation to the people of Greece stat-
ing his reasons for leaving Athens
and summon'ng King Constantine to
head a movement for putting Greece
nto the war.
It is thought this evening's cabinet
will decide to drop two members of
the present ministry.
(By the Associated Press)
Toledo, Sept. 26. Chas. E. Hughes
reached Toledo in a pouring rain to-
16.19 day. made short speeches at an au
1635 tomobile factory and in a Valentine
16 51 i-heatre, and lafc after a stay of three
ana a nan nours nere.
The West Hickory graded school,
o'iwith Mr. J. B. Prurtt as principal,
wi11 Pnnvp,1A Mondav i
will convene Monday for the fall
term and every pupil is urged to be
present on the open ng day. Mr.
Sherrlll was principal last year. Oth
er teachers this year are Mr. Miller
and Misses Flowers, Stevenson, John
son and Hannah.
(By Associated
Morehead City, Sept. 26. The sec
ond reg'ment North Carolina nation
al guard, entrained today for border
duty at El Paso, Texas.
f ccnnKin DrniMCWT
Lovelady Township, Burke County, Soon to Get
Out of Mud Other Localities to Follow Ex
ample of Icard Iredell Roads Being
Made Fine Popular for Tourists.
(By Associated IVe i.)
Berlin, by wireless to Sayville, Sept.
26. Successes were achieved by the
Anglo-French forces on the Somme
front last night north of Fleurs, says
the German official statement issued
The conquest on the villages on the
line of Guedecourt and Bouehaves
nes, the statement adds, must be
T? 11 TY1 O V " Q V stsM-t lnvn
"ovc occu
Pieo tne neights on both sides of
Szerdulka and Vulcan passes in Tran-
svlvania- German troops repulsed
I Russ'an troops yesterday made sue-
cess:ve attacks in strong force against
Luc lusiiu-uerman positions in uaii
cia, but the attacks failed under the
heaviest losses for the Russians
"U A .- . i . ,
In adidtion to the purchase of the
St. Paul's seminary bu Iding and a
lot 200 x 200 feet, which -will be
used for church purposes, Rev. J. E.
Barb, pastor of the congregation, has
negotiated a trade for the parsonage
on the seminary grounds in exchange
for his residence a block east and
another JhouCe on Twenty-second
street. Mr. Barb's lot in the seminary
grounds will have a frontage of 303
feet and a depth of 328 feet, being
one of the prettiest pieces of prop
erty in the city. Mr. Barb purchas
ed the realty from Messrs. Buchanan
and Campbell.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, Sept 26 The great
mportance of chemistry in the util
ization o-F mir national rMnnrces nraa '
the theme of speakers today at the'forces' according to reports received
onvention of the American Chemi-! today at field headquarters beFeved
al boeiety and the National Asso-
c ation of Chem sts
Dr. Chas. H. Ilerty of the Univer
s ty of North Carolina, president of
he American Chemical Society, was
among the speakers today.
(By Associated
New London, Sept.
f the Mexican-American joint com
mission decided today to hold their
last session here Thursday when they
ill adjourn until Monday to hold
their first conference in Atlantic
Mr. Paul Deillnger of Detroit is in i
the city.
Whitman Will
Calling Legislature to
Handle New j York Strike
(By Associated Press.)
New York, trpt. 26. Governdr
Whitman has promised to meet here
th's afternoon a committee represent-
ng state legislators to hear their
request for a special session of the
legislature to deal with the situa
tion resulting from a threat of a
strike Wednesday morning in sym
pathy with the street car men.
Chiefs and officers of the American j
Federat on of Labor and one of the I
directors of the strike movement,
clamed today that assurances had
been received by the labor leader that'
Price Two Cents
Hope that the Central highway will
be a sand-clay road from the moun
tains to the coat before another
yen? has passed is justifd by the in
terest taken in roads in this section
durlrg the past few months. An
iminer.je am our t of work is being
dc :e, road Imr rc ement will start in
Icard tc .--.-.ship, Burke county, and
bonds will be viled on in Lovelady
township Saturday.
Greatest enthusiasm is reported in
Lovelady township, where Saturday
a largely attended meeting was held
n the interest of a bond issue of
$50,000 for good roads. Ieard town
ship on the east already has taken
the initiative and Silver Lake town
ship, which adjoins McDowell coun
ty, is getting active. These two
townships are all that stand in the
way of a good highway from the
Catawba line west.
In Catawba township. Catawba
county, the roads are not improved,
but progress'vec itizens there are in
terested. The question will not be
taken up until after the general elec
tion in November, but with nolitics
out of the way the advocates of roads
will have the right of way.
Iredell county is making the road
from the river at Catawba sand-ay
and in a few weeks this will be a good
highway. Just now this b 't of -road
"s pretty rough, but once all the grad
ing is done and the top soil placed, a
few rains occur and the road dragged
once or twice, it will be as good as any
in this section.
When a few townships take favor
able action, as they undoubtedly will
in a few months, the whole of the Cen
tral highway will be a fine p'ece of
Eventually the road from Hickory
Blowing Rock, Linville Falls and
Black Mounta:n, thanks to the pro
gressive citizens of Loveb.dy town
ship, Caldwell county, will be an im
portant link in thfc chain of good
highways in this sect'on and with the
3'owing Rock turnpike kept in good
repa'r, tourists will find that route
a most interesting one.
There is.t no doubt that this sec
tion of North Carolina, owing to its
splendid climate and colorful moun
tains, will be a popular resort for
tourists from all over the country.
(By Associated Prest.)
Field Headquarters, Mexico, by
radio to Columbus, N. M Sept. ; 26.
Villa and his band are moving to
wards the American expedit;onary
rel able.
Villa is reported to have crossed
the Northwestern Railroad, 25
miles southwest of Chihuahua City,
after a skirmish between his men and
Carranza troops.
; (By Associated Press.)
j . Paris, Sept. 26. British surgeons
j have treated 16,000 cases" and per-
j former 463 operations on civilian pa
tients in the zones of their arm'es in
Presi.) j France since the beginning of the
26. Members : war. They had not only to treat all
the currert ills of the region but were
reouire!- to combat the ep:demics that
fellow war Al! the inhabitants of
the British zone were vaccinated a
ga'nst typhoid and special hospitals
were created for children.
A considerable number of civilians
onnded by shell fire also required
their attention.
260,000 workers will quit work to
morrow morning.
A convention of the national and
''nternationa'l union, having repre
setatives here, and representative's
of local trade unions are to" meet to
consider the situation.
D'sorder broke out during the early
hours today. According to the po
1'ce a southern elevated train was
bombarded with sticks and
thrown from roof tops by
fcnd sympathizers. Three glasses
in a street car were broken out by
missiles hurled by mobs.

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