OCR Interpretation


Hickory daily record. [volume] (Hickory, N.C.) 1915-current, January 27, 1917, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, Chapel Hill, NC

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn91068423/1917-01-27/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

tfCKORY .
AILY
IT) "BT
. W- ) 1
CORD
flICKORY, N. C,
SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 27, 1917
PRICE TWO CENTS
SENATE PASSES BENNETT'S
LARG
E
PATENT MEDICINE BILLS DESTROYED AT
i
ARSENAL PITTSBURG
No Dissenting Voice Heard in That Body House
Adopts Absentee Voters' Bill W;th Repub
licans Opposing It To Use Cleaner on
Senate Carpets.
Rtvon! Sj'ivial Legislative Report.
RaU-iirh. Jan. 27. The senate to
without a dissenting voice passed
the two bin." of Bennett of Swain for
the regulation of the patent medicine
trull-' - one prohibiting the sale or
advertising in North Carolina of
remedies purporting to cure incura
ble ailments; the other putting med
icines under the pure food law of th
j,tate board of health'.,
Otherwise nothing important hap
p,,ni in the upper house and ad
journment was 'until 3 o'clock Mon
day uftenuvn in order that a vac
uum cleaner might be used on the
cirpet.
After an hour's debate, chiefly on
an amendment 'to the absentee voter'
act. the house today passed the com
mittee substitute.
The Republicans voted almost sol
idly airainst'the bill, stating their ob
jection to it on the ground that it
invests Democratic chairmen with
the discretion of allowing only Dem
ocrats to vote The Democrats re
futed this charge.
The bill provides for separate reg
istration books, which the proposed
LIVELY FIGHTING
REPORTED
ON
BORDER
(By Associated Press.)
Tucson, Ariz., Jan. 27. Lying in
rocks close to the international line
five miles south of Ruby, Ariz., 40
members of troop E, first Utah
cavalry, commanded by Lieutenant
Arns, were keeping up an incessant
firing at Mexicans across the border
The Mexicans were returning the
shots.
As far as known none of the Am
ericans troops has been wounded or
killed. Reinforcements from Nogales
are being rushed to the scene. Sol
diers and civilians returning from
'.he line report several Mexicans kill-
voter must use in person, registra-
tion by mail being denied. Voters; telephone message from Averica
must mail their ballots Detore tne
day of election.
rVuiL'hton was presiding in tne ao- jrarriSOn at Sassabe. , American civ
jence of Speaker Murphy who was 111 njang are being kept back from the
with srripp. (scene of the fighting by Lieutenant
The house abolished Hyde county's ' ms, who is holding them in reserve
recorder, first destroying his salary, party of 75 civilians is being
March 1. 1017. and the officer De-r.1shed to the scene
cembor, 1017 All state measures .
were postponed rntU next week
DRESDEN
(Pans, j an,, zi. ine Oiesuen arse
nal has been blown up and l,0u0
women and young girls killed accord
ing to a letter 'taken from a German
soldier dated December 30.
The letter was written from Dres
den and . the writer said that all the
windows within a radius of 12 miles
were broken by the explosion. He
added that the authorities were keep
ing the matter secret and that no
railroad tickets were sold to Dresden
for urgent military .reasons.
SERIOUS FIRE
TODAY
HAS GYMNASIUM I
I AGITATED FOR
I HICKORY
S GERMANS HOLD GRIMLY.
TO CAPTURED TRENCHES
IWlouldn't a gymnasium and swim
ming pool on the first floor of the ar-
(By Associated PieBS.
Pittsburgh, Jan. 27 Fire which
swept through a section of the retail ' miory building be a dandy institu-
business district today, destroyed the '$3, nft er' faU --d Tw
. , , J Well, that is the proposition that is
Frank and Sedar department store, being agitated and it has a fair
the Grand Opera House, the Hilton ! chance to succeed. The plan also
Clothing Company and a dozen or provides for a physical director who
more smaller buildings with a loss Wl1 struct youths and adults in
, " various exercises, including swnu-
estimatea at uuu.uuu to $4,UUu,yuu, ming. IThe building is owned by Mr.
Four firemen were .badly injured nd Wf. S. Stroup, and he has agreed to
a dozen were carried to hospitals for have it fitted up in a suitable man
ner iur a gym 11 tne citizens are suf
ficiently interested. Many business
Cling Tenaciously to Important Ground in Ver-
dun Sector Another German Attack Put
Down Russians Stem the Teutonic Ad
vance in Riga Sector.
; says Mexican soldiers engaging the
I Americans are from, the ICarranza
Run Amuck?
Will Germany
Washington Post.
rnvnivMWT to cvt tons J ,,rhe demand in Germany for un
f.OURNMIA r H) (,hT JOlte - jimitefi submarine activity against
FOR RETURNING SOLDIERS England, without regard to neutral
protests, is becoming so insistent that
Norfolk. Va , Jart. 27. The Unit- it is taken to foreshadow the adop-
e-i Sta.ea employment service, 119 tion of that policy by th German
west Main street, Norfolk, Va., cov-1 government. Members of the reichs-
ering Virginia and North Carolina,; tag and the Prussian diet are very
under the division of information,! outspoken in advocating a campaign
United States department of labor, of ruthlessness, and their speeches
Washington, D. C, desires the co-op-, are applauded from one end of Ger-
The German
eration of employers of both spates in
securing employment openings for re
turning guardsmen. The positions left
by some of the soldiers will no doubt
be held open for them by their em
ployers, but a great many will have
to seek new employment.
The return of the troops will make
available a number of sound young
men foroflire. farm and other classes
of employment, and if all employers
in need of any kind of help will com
municate with the Norfolk office
promptly, stating the kind of help
needed, a proper application blank
will be sent on which the employer
may furnish details as to qualifica
tions required, wages offered, etc. The
work of the United States employment
service is performed free of charge
either to employer or employe.
Friends of the guardsmen are in
vited to bring this matter to their
attention upon 'the return of the lat
ter from the border. Applications for
work may be obtained from any
postoflire, or will be furnished upon
application to the Norfolk office.
I'LTS ALL POSTMASTERS
ON CIVIL SERVICE LIST
Washington, Jart. 27. -The national
legislative, executive and judical bill
wan passed by the senate, after pro
visions had been written into it plac
ln' all postmasters on the civil ser
vice list, .forbidding employes of
"e bur n i of education from receiv
ing compensation from private edu
ta ional foundations, and further in-
cl?rkntr th ' PUy f ' Kvernmnt
The stipulation placing postmaster
"'P of all classes under civil ser
vice m "S u-;iu ndnnfol i.)
"'merit an an amendment to the sec
t'n providing for the salaries of
rtain official of the postoffice de
partment.
Vnvni.fi1 t ......
""-ted that it. would be eliminated in
for
by
an
5
under the .scale of salarv inrsM
Tt-tr i . . . . : . .
-- KovvrnriH-n.. clerks adopted b
ne senate those receiving less tha
V.. annually would get raises of 1
"-r cert nr.ri i , .
I tan. ,.. receiving Detween
Ab out $! .OOd.ooo was added to the
St! '" the senat0- bringing 'the
iai ' npproximately $40,000,000.
'vVv-r:.N'r w "-SON'S POSE;"
TKUESTINO PARALLLEL"
PMbliiT ,an A hitherto un
P r he; 1 summons to peace, address-
Civil wll Tv r Lincoln (,urinR lhe
H. Ji ,.by ,,'mP"r Pedro of Bra
wii. . t,us '' Paralleling PrPsiHf.nl
FrederU-k ri th-e M0mK Post by
r-oHitiv; . ,H.pf"on, founder of the
iav. '"y
;Mr.
Harrison
lin'hi., i ,?,...! ha.s h.a,J aess to unpub
';h Un P e; thf archives of
th''Ti the -rC8 an1 founfl amon
"'''iitioni t' emPG"or's commu-
"ident ft 1 ,Ht head3 the article
l XhhJ Hrn " Poge'" and ive3
I'aralU.1 " m-08?,''. An Interesting
"The i.. Harr'on says:
he 5e ?8 the "script to
tnt Wilson t (lehve',ed by Presi
the Pre Jen t onU think that
P'-ror's L ref'ntly looed up the
ere etched I k-ate a,nd ita wo
ln ms mind"
many to the other,
newspapers speak more freely than
ever before of the pinch of the block
ade, and they justify the appeal to
ruthlessness by reminding their read
ers that the British blockade is real
ly bringing Germany towards starva
tion. 'These articles are passed by
the censor, which is sufficient evi
dence that the government is not
averse to a public demand for more
vigorous submarine action.
Simultaneously there is a demand
that no neutral rights or protests
shall stand in the way of German
necessity. German forces are said
to be massing at the Swiss frontier.
The Swiss government is alarmed, as
is clearly manifested by its recent
declaration that ' it would defend its
neutrality at any cost. The objec
tive of the German forces is said
to be Alsace, where the French have
been getting the upper hand. By go
ing through a corner of Switzerland
the Germans would gain a military
advantage.
Jt might appear that the experience
of Germany with regard to Belgium
and the Lusitania would be sufficient
to deter the ruling party from tramp
ling upon neutrals too flagrantly.
But no one will take it for granted
that Germany has learned a lesson
The war has been full of blunders
committed by those who are charg
ed with the conduct of German mil
itary affairsl. All the earnest efforts
of German diplomacy to avoid com
plications are made fruitless by the
German military authorities, who
are usually if not always able to
overrule the foreign office). Thus the
military advantages gained by brill
iantly planned and bravely executed
campaigns are lost by failure to deal
properly with foreign governments
Over and over again the desire of
neutral people to remain impartial
has been rebuffed by some act of stu
pidity on the part of the coteri who
are trying to conduct Germany's for
eign relations with sabers and tor
pedoes.
It is quite in accordance with this
shot-and-shell diplomacy that uer
man forces should penetrate Switzer
land. IThe German artillerists who
dictate the foreign policy see nothing
but military advantages in such a
move. fThe obligations of law and
treaties mean no more to them than
to their horses or cannons. The
horses look upon treaties as scraps
of paper, and the cannons make them
so.
DEAMINfi GDREAMS
In 1914 there were 2,348 individuals
in the United States whose net tex
able incomes were a hundred thous
nnd dollars or more: in 1915 this
number errew to 3.074. Here is fifty
seven per cent increase in a single
vea'r.
JVIeanwhile the individuals with net
taxaleb incomes of a million dollars
or more increased from 60 to 120
and Vheir total net taxable income
last year was 254 million dollars
We do not chance to belong to
this litle eilt-edeed band of multi
millionaire, "but we'd like to, for
about one week! It would not take us
lonfrer than that to endow the pov
erty striken extension work of the
University of North Carolina, and
make it useful to the state in the
largest possible wayJ University
News-Letter1.
fWlith Miss Louise Coleman of Aik
en, c. u , as extra teacher, students
in the high school will begin Monday
to make up the work which was al-
owed to suffer on account of inter
ruptions to class work during the
fall term. City council Tuesday
night authorized Mayor W.hitener and
Superintendent McIntosli to employ an
extra teacher whose duties will be
to coach those children who have
dropped behind in various studies.
Miss Coleman is a graduate of
Wiinthrop College, is unoSually well
prepared, and Superintendent Mcin
tosh and the pupils are expecting 'to
make up most of the ground lost. Miss
Coleman is a sister of Mrs. F. A.
Abernethy and already is pleasantly
and favorably known in Hickory
There are two main causes for a
good many failures in the high
school. The first of course was the
interruption to class work incident to
the closing of the schools on account
of scarlet fever and the fact that a
numebr of pupils were permitted to
remain out of school by their parents
for fear of contracting the disease.
The second reason was the lack of
regular attendance at other periods
in the fall. The school records show
great number of absences and it is
fact worthy of note that the chil
dren who were absent the most failed
to make their marks.
Iln every school and college there
are scores of students who are better
on some subjects than others, and to
this fact may be assigned a minor
cause for -failure. One child may be
good on arithmetic and poor in Lat
in, and so on.
The students, however, are deter
mined to make up this back work and
to continue wich their classes this
spring. Jn that case they will oe
promoted in the' spring If Mis?
Coleman has time she will coach some
of the other, grades.
EXTRA TEACHER
EMPLOYED
IN HIGH
SENTIMENT
STRONG
IS
FOR BETTER HIGHWAYS
Sheriff John A, Isenhower, who was
busy collecting taxes today, reported
that he had taken m so far about
$82,000 of the $103,000 on his books,
his record this year being better than
it was last. He has about $21,000
yet to collect.
IThe sheriff said there was consider
able interest in the county for good
roads, but those favoring bonds were
unanimous in declaring that some
provision should be made for the up
keep of the roads after they i are
build". Some people favor an in
crease in the road tax to something
like $50,000 a year so that the high
ways can be built without bonds.
Mr W. S. Stroup, county commission
er, said he favored such a plan.
.The important thing is that senti
ment is strong for good roads.
HOUSE REVENUE BILL
READY FOR BUSINESS
fBv Associated Press.)
Washington, Jan, 27. Backed by
m T-v A. J.1
a caucus oi nouse democrats, tne
new administration revenue bill in
tended to raise about $248,000 to
meet the government's military pre
paredness and other erpenses was
. m 1 A I ll
ready today ior presentation io me
men are heartily in favor of it, and
there is no doubt that i will be a
doe?
treatment.
,The fire is said to have started in
the John C. MrCrory and Company's
rive and ten cent store shortly after ! reality if the initial expense
midnight, but gave the firemen .10 IU"- "ove tuu greaL
concern until shortly after 4 o'clock
when it had eaten its way. into the
Frank and Sedar stores. The smoke
and cold interfered seriously with
the efforts of the firemen.
Firemen were seriously handicapp
ed by the intense cold, it having been
necessary to carry hot water from
neighboring restaurants to thaw out
street hydrants before sufficient pres
sure could be obtained to provide
water.
WILL INSPECT HOME
nr Ti!
ur
JEFFERSON
SEVERE BREAKS
I N WHEAT
troops mm
RAPIDLY OUT
OF MEXICO j
MARKET
(By Associated Press.)
! (Chicago, Jan, .27,: Sfevere breaks
jin the price of wheat resulted today
'from heavy selling due largely to
' peace rumors1. The sharpest decline
was in the May option, which fell
in some quarters seven cents.
Remarkable sbsence of export buy
ing contributed in a notable way to
the decline.
(By Associated Press)
Juarez, " Mex?,, Jan. 27. American
troops were marching out of Colonia
Dublan toward the border at 7
o'clock thi3 morning, according to a
message received at asas Grandes.
'The message did not give the ex-
(By Associated Press.) tent of the troop movement, but it
Washington, Jan. 27. A committee was predicted at Casas Grandes that
TURKS ARE NOTHING BUT
ROBBER BAND'S, SAYS BRYCE
iLondon, Jan. 27: The demand for
the -expulsion of Turks from Europe,
included among the terms in the en
. tente allies' note in reply to Presi
dent ''"Wlilson, is justified by Lord
Bryce, former ambassador to ' the
i T T ' J 1 .' J 1- : i-1 X
of senators and representatives will go the entire expeditionary force would ; u,mteu 7' " I T "
to Charlottesville, Va., tomorrow to he on the march before mVht. ! pna3e 01 G nie"w repiyl mCn
! were given to me .associated rress.
! "No one who has studied the history
inspect Monticello, home of Thomas
Jefferson, which is likely to be bought JAPANESE GOVERNMENT
by the federal government.
fThe trip was originally planned
for last Saturday but was postponed
on account of the death of Admiral
Dewey. ,The Charlottesville Cham
ber of Commerce will entertain the
delegation.
PERSHING S COLUMNS
MOVING NORTHWARD
(By Associated Press.)
El Paso, Tex., Jan. 27 American
troops started north from the field
headquarters at Colon Dublan at noon
today, according to "reports from Coir
umbus, N. M'., brought there by pas
sengers arriving overland. The troops
are believed to be the advance guard
of Pershing's army.
RAINS ARE FORECAST
FOR FIRST OF WEEK
(By Associated Fress.)
WiBshington, Jan. 27. Local rains
and warm weather, followed by fair
and considerably colder weather, are
forecast for the southeastern states
during the week beginning tomorrow.
Rains are again probable about Fri
day. )
KXXtXiXKiUXi
MARKETS
it;ii:i;iniiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiniisii;iiii:rrrmmg
COTTON FUTURES
(By Associated Press)
New York, Jan 27. A more hope-
TO TNCREASFj cjtaff hf.rf of tne near east for the last nve cen"
turies," said Lord Bryce, -'will be sur-
(By Associated Press.) : prised that the allied powers have de-
. . ' n ' elarsd their purpose to put an end to
Tokio, Jan. 26. Recently the Jap- the rule of the Turk in Europe, and
anese press announced that the for- stm lesg wi1 he dissent from the de
eign office had decided to increase its termination to deliver the Christian
staff in the United States on account pop Nation of what is called the Tur
of the increased interest m America kisll empire, whether in Asia, or in
in questions having to do with China. Europe, from the government which
tfh this connection, importance is durne those five centuries, has done
attached to : the f "flowing apiw)ijit- r,,f,ing nut oppress them&
ments which have just been gazett-j "'These changes ought to have
ei: , con e more than a century ago.
lEisaku Suzuki, first secretary of . The Turk has never been of any
embassy at Washington, until now use for any purpose except for fight
attached to the embassy at Rome. -mg As a government pow-
(Shigeru Yoshida, second secretary er, he has always shown himself, in
of embassy at Washington, until now ca able, corrulptt and cruieli
consul at Antunghien, China. "Those whom we call Turks are not
IShintaro Kawashima, second secre-a nation at all in the proper sense
tary of embassy, at present third sec- 0f the word,
retary to the embassy at Washing- "As a famous English historian
ton. " " I wrote, the Turks are nothing: but a
robber band encamped in the coun
tries they have desolated!."
ITALIAN WAR BREAD
GARDNER
PROTESTS
AGAINST WORLD LEAGUE
Eishiro Nuita, third secretary of
embassy at Washington, until now
diplomatic probationer of the legation
in Peking. .
Keinosuke Fujii.' until now eleye
consul at Changchun,- China, appoint- : -
ed to the consulate in San Fransico A war bread of the Italian bakers
in the same capacity. designed primarily to save manual
Manor, uses the wheat without mil-line-.
As described, its only pecular-
i itv of appearance is a gray color,
and the product of the municipal ba
: kery at Bjergamo is claimed to be
highly pleasing in flavor and more
n-itritious than flour bread, containing
a larger' proportion of mineral salts,
lecithin, and vegetable pepsin. The
sifted and washed grain is soaked in
warm water for 48 hours to 60 hours
The germination or ''vitallization"
thus set up softeness and modifies
kinds of economic preparedness for chemically and when this has proceed
a national crisis were discussed today ed far enough, the grain is fed into
before the congress of constructive a kneading machine. After triturat
patriotism of the National Security inf? and kneading in this machine, the
League. A platform was prepared ir,ass is anowed to ferment or rise,
on which the league will wage a:ike other dough, before placing in
campaign of education for military Besides the economy in
preparedness and universal training there . & lessening of waste
1A dinner tonight will close the ; .
meeting which has lasted three days j and the yield of bread from a . giver,
with a score of prominent men as quantity of grain is 20 to SO per cen.
speakers in behalf of preparation for or more greater than that from gram
j LllcXL Udo uccii 1 1 lcl in vj vi-t
Macw. clarK ana unpaiataDie wiio.e-giun
(By Associated Press.)
iThe Germans are holding on ten
aciously to the mile of trenches they
reported yesterday they had taken
from the French in the Verdun re
gion. !No headway has been made
in the attempts to recapture lost
ground, Berlin declares
The German statement announces
that after the failure of attacks de
livered last night new assaults were
launched this morning by the French
in the sector of Hill 304 where the
Germans secured a footing in the
trenches.. All the attacks, however,
are declared to have failed with
heavy losses.
Paris last night announced; that
yesterday's attacks in the vicinity of
Hill 304 resulted in the Germans be
ing driven out). Today the French
war office mentions only the destruc
tive artillery fire on German trench
es in this sector.
. iln the region southeast of Verdun
there also has been heavy fighting.
The Germans made a surprise at
tack, but the French fire broke up
the assault, Paris declares. Other
wise there have been only artillery
activity, air fights and raiding ex
pedition. IThe French announce, that five
hostile aeroplanes were brought down
yesterday.
The Russians are pouring rein
forcements into the Riga region,
where the Germans have been press
ing northward over the frozen marsh
land, and apparently have stemmed
the German advance. Today's Ger
man statement does not record any
further German advance-. It indi
cates, however, the failure of Rus
sian counter-attacks, which are de
clared to have resulted in no gain of
ground by the Russians.
A Rumanian official report today
announces a Rumanian victory in
the Kasino valley on the Moldavian
frontier.
iOn Emperor William's birthday to
day an important conference is be
ing held at German great headquar
ters. 'Besides the German emperor
and Emperor Charles of Austria
HJungary, it has been announced that
the German and Austrian chancel
lors, with Field Marshal von Hin
denburg and other officials would be
present
PUT ON THE MAP
(By Associated
iWbshine-ton, Jam
Press)
27. Various
war.
Representative Gardner of
chusetts protested against the parti-
ful-view of peace prospects seemed cipati0n of the United States in a
to be largely responsible for an ad-worid league to enforce peace on the
vance in the cotton market today. May ground that it would involve the coun
sold 20 points above the low level ;ry in European or Asiastic wars in
- ine marKet
firm.
Open Close
March 17.22 17.43
May .; - 17.37 17 62
July 17,37 17.60
October 16.40 16.62
December 16.48 16 72
HICKORY MARKETS
Cotton
17
Wheat $1.90
CHICAGO WHEAT
- (By Associated Press.t
Chicaero Jan. 27. Peace talk
led
TENT IS NEEDED FOR
YOUNG
MARRIED
COUPLE
Capt. D. Go Coy of the Vol
unteers of America is interesting cit
izens here with the case of a young
married couple who are slowly wast
ing away with tuberculosis for lack
of proper diet and living quarters.
Neither is over 35 years of age and
house. That probably will be done to heavy and general selling today, the disease has not reacneu lhw &Ld.ge
early next week. in the wheat market here. Prices where it is incurable, the captain has
The general features of the bill weakened rapidly, although most of'been told The couple were compelled
have already been made public. It the gossip was based on rumors that omflii children and
would raise the nedeed revenues chief- Germany was prepared to offer more, give up three small children, ana
ly by an excess profit tax and by an specific peace terms After opening they are unable to provide lor tnem-
increased inheritance tax. at about the same as yesterday, with'seies.
bread conrplained of in some parts of
Italy is explained by an agncuitur-i
al authority as prooamy aue to in
ferior wheat or poor baking.
May at 1.78 to 1.80 and July at 1.50
WILSON CONGRATULATES 24 to 1.50 7-8, the market was followed
(By Associated Press.) by moderate declines and then a ral-
rWashingtom, Jan- 27( Preslidient ly- . j -
, i vi i tti tir:i
vvuison looay ca-meu w- tmuilllilHUiail)IIIIIHIIIIIllUIIHIIHIi:
nam iormai congratulations un uiu t
occasion of his 58th birthday, as i TUT lUFATITPD
the custom of doing on the occasion InL If LAliUK
of a rurer's anniversary.
Firstt Methodist
n . . T -m-m Ti 'il Ml 1. Al
jnev. J. i. rxuilt wui preacn ai. me
iFor North Carolina: Overcast and
first Methodist church tomorrow at warmer tonight and Sunday. Prob
the morning hour and Rev. J.. G. ably rain Sunday in west portion;
Garth at the evening hour. fresh east and southeast .'wjndsii
(Captain Coy wants a tent, bedding
and other necessities, so that this
couple may be kept in the open air..
A physician will not charge anything
for treating them, but they must
have eggs and milk and other nour
ishing foods!. If he can secure them
the tent, Captain Coy is positive of his
ability to raise the provisions, and he
Koiiavas twn- lives can be saved.
A-nybody- in Hickory interested in
this worthy cause may communicate
with Captain Coy.
MORE LAND PURCHASED
FOR FOREST RESERVES
Washington, Jan. 27- Enlargement
of the national forest reserves by
99. 709 acres acauired through' pur
chases in the Southern Appalachian
and WJiite mountains was announced
by the reservation commission. It
brings the total added to the house
forest in the east and south under
the Weeks law up to 1,373,131 acres.
The largest single purchase among
those announced today was a tract of
8,000 acres on Mount Mitchell, N. C.
In the White mountains of New
Hampshire 4,500 acres were purchas
ed and the bther. tracts', scattered
'through North Carolina, Virginia,
Georiga and Tennessee follow:
. iln Burke and Caldwell counties,
North Carolina, on the Boone na
tional forest, 4,300 acres. On the
Mntnral Briede national forest m
Amherst, Bedford and Botetourt coun
Virginia. 12 tracts, comprising 3,-
135 In Buncombe, Henderson, Ma-
nnn an A Jackson counties North Caroli
nn 722 acres: in Union, Fannin,
T nmnVin counties. Georeia, 744 acres;
in Shenandoah county, Virginia, 741
.itres. and 320 acres in Polk county,
Tennessee.
(By Associated Press.)
Hermannstadt, Trannsylvania, Jan.
27. Tucked away among the foot
hills of the Transylvanian mountains
almost on the border of Rumania,
Hermannstadt was hardly ever heard
of before the war, but with the con
tinuance of the campaign against Ru
mania it has leaped into prominence
as a sort of "way station" for offi
cers and men on their way to the
front, and it is gradually achieving
the character of a real metropolis.
.The influx of business which hun
dreds and thousands of. soldiers and
their officers have brought has jolted
the town into a wide-awake state that
has first of all manifested itself in
an unprecedented soaring of prices.
'Hermannstadt stands near the
head of the famous Red Tower Pass,
and being essentially German in
character, it is so to speak the first
really "civilized" spot as one comes
out of the mountains and offers crea
ture comforts which especially appeal
to hi nrwho has been marooned for
any length of time in the . uncouth
towns and villages of Rumania.
The electric light plant that the
Rumanians destroyed has been put in
order again, and Broadway is hardly
brighter at night than in Hermann
stadt nowJi The sleepy land for
merely little frequented streets fairly
team with life, and it is a liberal, ed
ucation m merchandizing to watch
the canny storekeepers keep abreast
of the times in selling their" antiquat
ed but nevertheless desirable stocks.
Placarded prices have disappeared
from the windows, and the price of
anything is generally just what the
purchaser looks as if he were able
or willing to pay.
WILSON NOT READY
TO ACCEPT COMPROMISE
BAKER RESIGNS
(By Associated Press)
Wishington, Jan. 27. The resigna--ion
of Bernard N. Baker of Balti
more as' a member of the federal
shipping board was officially announced
today.
(By Associated PrtM.)
.Washington, Jan. 27. President
Wilson is not expected to accept
without some modifications the pro
posal by the brotherhood heads that
a mixed commission of employes and
employers be used as a substitute for
the presidents recommendation that
strikes or lockouts be preceded by
an investigation.
tin conference with President Wil
son today took the position that the
commission proposed by the brother
hood would be useless unless a rep
resentative of the public was on the
commission.. . t
41 i
jji
:c .-
j i
i
-
I)
!
i
-.S '
i'!
in
-41 r
h
1
at
4-
. li
il-t
J !
- if
S 4
... t -t
ii
is 1
; 11
- ji t
1
i
ii
. Si
rftJ

xml | txt