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ORD VOL H. 115 1 HICKORY, N. C, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY," 29, 1917 PRICE TWO CENTS LEGISLATORS HAVE MANY TROOPS MOVING BANKER DENIES RIOTING OCCURS NEARLY EVERY SECTOR IS THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT Suffrage, Hotel Inspection, Drug Law and Other Matters Concern Them Amateur Flood Kept Raleigh Folks Indoors This Morning-Suffrage Makes Headway. l' spivia! Legislative Report. jtuU-.ii. " hml,0 f tl- u'f'i oral assembly meet ' , u,n,i ;j k,VWk this afternoon and lfrvinu'-!;-1 fWd keeping everybody 1,-ishUivo circle were as thiJ morning as n hen about qM,' . ,,, ., Huddling into cir- .i iif th rnnitol HI WIS' H'tmtit.. - 1 . 1 il . L A If COMMITTEES OF OUT MEXICO KN RAPIDLY OWLEDGE OF LEAK I N JUAR TODAY EZ (By Associated Press.) Washington, J(an. 29 The .with (By Associated Press.) lEl Paso, Jan. 29i Rioting in Jua'r CHAMBER NAMED year: Lent?, (ch.) J. L am' ore than one person ciney, j A Marti w g gt low more than one Vv. Clark (Tr.) b,Tf them it'Vr-o, hotel inspection, the open . j tiMkil!n!naa on1 xiil- I untion are the subjects uppermost.! a ;,hh1 U'al ' n is being poked lPresident j. D. El!iott has an at :he hotel t'iii. Mmn iu "-jnounccd the following committees to .lament of the i rouvm e .associu-, take charffe Qf the WQr Qfk tfce Cham -i ,.,.iti nf t!ll hill S.1V it . . - ... tion, vi'i'1"11" - ' "i ter ot Commerce for this 1 t '1 '4- it.A ....... C t drastic, an.i promim ' finance J. A , towel for ni I will not al .Membership O. M Sigmon. (ch). fu-ov.hle eomment s heard . - anuiorci, jr. a. betzer, L. F. ... prtw. wn Abernethy, J. W. IHackwelde on tin' i.reMa. w. ,N?W Industries K. c Menzies, to trrar.t miuiu'ipai Kuiiraxe '" ( (chj U, N. Hutton, A. A. Shuford, en but chief interest centers in the Jr , J. A. Moretz, G F. Ivey. t.w3.''on tight of Wednesday, Three .''Railroad Service and Transports- -the Section of county boards byjj. y. Shuford'. the coantie.. hy their appointmci Civic Betterment Dr W B. Ram bv a centra! eo:v.iv.is.sion to be creat-: Dl'- II- c- Menzies, Dr. W. Slna their commissioning by the Flard, J. O. governor after l-ein-r nominated uy Entertainment R. E. Martin (ch.), io.;r.ty Democratic primaries, bena- Johnson Suttlemeyer, Richard Shuf t(,r person of Franklin county, who is rd, Frank L, Moose, F. A. Hfender- A.... i . M,i sort. anar (ch ) Wi J. Shuford. Dr. Hicks, IX M. McComb, S. L. Whitener. (Streets and Roads G, H. Geitner, (Ch), K. C. Menzies. P. A. Setzer, J'. 5. Blackwelder, Wi A. Self. spent the week-end at home- pre parirnr for an offensive, the like of which has ii"t oeon seen since the cru.'-fi '.rani. counties electing the T'f favored the boards. SH SIGNATURES PETITIONS Sijrnatvrc to two petitions one fr pruhibitio.i bills and the other f"T a state hone and training school fur wuir.en and u'irls are being se cure! in Hickory and the petitions will be forwarled to the general as sembly before February G. Persons who wish to s iu'n their, may call at the store of .1, Shuford. . The home for women and girls has been agitated for several years, but the legislature has declined to estab lh inch a place on the ground that tne state did not have the money There have been so many new insti tutions in the last few vears that lea-- STARTOWN BY AGAIN CARRY AWAY PRIZES The Startown farm life school stock judging team and individual Startown school stock judges have again captured leading places in the contest of stock judging held by the North Carolina live stock meeting in Winston-Salem the second week in January. Last year these boys simp ly mopped up the field down at Salis bury in a similar contest and they sustained their reputation this time. The Startown team is declared first of all teams as stock judges, and wins for the second time the silver cup. If the team win,s next year, the cup is Startown's for all time. Harmony in Trprlell was specinrl Clpmsnn in For. Gators have been afraid to create! svth was third and China Grove farm "'p?."'0"-'. nd they will not ea- i life school in Rowan was fourth. wt,:n this home unless there 13! Lawrence Cline, Startown, was de 'rjjns sentiment for it. I dared the best all-around judge of ine antj-saioon league is urging cows, horses and hogs, and won a a wne-dry prohibition law for the! $30 silver cup. lie was also best f' lT. an ',U;tt'r law so that lo-l judge of horses and received a set of oncers ve..o faii to enforce the!.ix books on live stock subjects. His r uj r.. removed from their ro-i brother. Russell Cline. won $15 prize j as second best on draft horses, and was first on dairy cattle and on beef cattle, winning a young Jersey bull given by J. O. Lutz of the Dutch Dairyi farms, this county, on the dairy cattle judging and $10 cash and a set of books given by J. S. Michaels, on beef cattle judging ! lames ILelton of Startown was the best judge of pigs, and won a pure bred boar. licia would give the Polish element .he upper hand to such an extent that oppression would follow. X.ike most Slavic people, Pole and Ukran ian, are distrustful of one another, and it is asserted that the Polish nobility in Galicia is not scrupulous enough politically to cause the Ruthenians to view their future with much assurance. Jt is possible that the Austrian crown will take some measures to safeguard the in terests of the Ruthenians. i:t:unl. HH AT IS GIVEN IN THE HOUSE (Ky Associated Press.) iiSe:pria- Jan- y.-The state A'lM Ln, " l"'lay confirmed the W',vL t "Urf in the congression Wen r , 'Vhe 32nd ''Strict be- m t t, , v'a'"i'oen, democrat in Aii lv( Republican, and fitw ,' 'nneui appeaed from Ws i C',up,t ln "flitting the tally sheet b':!I III l"l IT(in n U. tv . . ,, . l" 1,1 return ...... . .1 a Plurality.' gave Camp- f'rjr tol .v ' ,M,"-srers. was in Itick- th hiirhw - V1""0' that work on in tfck u. ?tI,rort- is being made &m .;ii ;r 'rhpteen new tel- i. 1 . i-P tomor- t:rj that Stt"'' an the farm- r", Mr lurk ; Li" V"'snmgton nn, .... t u no so. New PRINT PAPER REPORT SOON TO BE MADE (JJy Associated Press) (Washington, Janl 27. The federal trade commission's report on its print paper investigation probably will be made to congress this week. The commission is waiting for sev eral reports lOoir.irfiys sterner (Pa,rry v'l fturn from Ottawa tonight with information on measured contemplated by Cana dian officials. The commission law board will put before it measured desiged to prevent a repetition of the shortage this winter. 11 West V;v: rrr- riiguiia vjrncers Seek to Unravel Mystery of a Score of Murders frami .... '' Va" Jan. 29. A (By Associated Press) New York, JanL 29. iDenjal of! drawal of American troops from all of Thomas W. Lawson's charges ez as the result of American ounr Mexico under Major General Per sh-' against him, particularly his alleged antine regulations was resumed earn ing was said today to be proceeding I association w&h Secretary McAdoo today It was a continuation of . -4.U i. fx 1 f'uiccuu , j the demonstation yesterday in whicl without hitch. ,m Wall Street deals, was made today women participated, lit was expected here that all of the J before the house rules inquiry by! '. 12,000 men comprising the expedition ' Pliny Fisk, a New York banker., COST OF CURE VERSUS COST will have crossed the border within. Fisk today denied that he had ever; OF PREVENTING DISEASE tQ fronts, spirited fighting is taking SCENE OF HARD FIGHTING Efforts of Russians to Push Forward in Rumania Unsuccessful New Offensive in Progress Toward Lemberg French, British and Germans Are Active in France (By Associated Press) Despite severe weather report ed from nearly all the European bat- a week and that all of the 50,000 na-, bad a deal with a senator, that he tional guardsmen may be recalled' had told Archibald White or any-' Jtajeign?, Jjan. 2l.i snomy. 1 Douy eise mat. ne conxronea secretary : iacts are contamea m lArmy officers here point out the McAdoo and that he had any advance great value of the expedition, not 011- information on the president's peace ly as hardening the men, but as nte. Interesting the 1915-'16 biennial report of the state board of health as to the amount of money the state is spending for the cure of the place in several of the war areas. The most notable of the recent de velopments is on the northern end of the Rumanian sector, where the Russians took the offensive on Sat urday and broke through on a two mile front Efforts have been made showing the nation the needs of the Asked if his firm had ever enjoyed wjth the amount the state is spending army. ,any advantages with the treasury de- for the prevention of diseases. The by the Russians to advance further Wlhen General Pershing went into' partment, Fisk replied negatively, report, which will soon be from the ;n this region, but according to Ger- m ovinA -Frt. ;M4-MAA T 1 k f QimittoH that ho hoH lAnd n I """ l'llilLC1 wiiLaixi uiitr ATAt,vy iui 4110 Lilt; al my iiciu. UUL , . "" -v - nuu icaocu a two truck companies of 27 each, now; building to the federal government. statement that where the state man offi,cial statements they were un-" SDends one dollar for thp nrpvpntimi successful of disease, it spends $11.60 for the it has more than 2,000 big trucks. In closing his testimony Fisk! The great needs in aviation are said.; said he still thought Lawson's tes-care of the insane and delinquent; fPT1 to have been demonstrated by the ex-. timony was the "result of a disor pedition. AUSTRIA UNAFFECTED BY EMPEROR'S DEATH dered zrain and severely criticised him for bringing in the. names of reputable citizens; "Lawson should be taken at his (word," Fisk said, "and placed behind the bars on the basis of perjury when he wantonly handles the name (of a reputable citizen. If his state ment is the result of a disordered brain, then the Lord will take care of him." jLawson, it developed today, had T.- A C 4- ,-1 T ..00. Wm Individual, not 'two and one-hal Vienna, Jan. AM. .Politically the T , , , , , 'rents, is thp nmnnt QTinrnnr;,,! death of Emperor Francis Joseph and- J" - naa the state for idsease Ireveni for the assassination of Premier Stuer- oxuereu to remain witnm cau- health deucation and for tn n ntw. gkh during 1916 left the empire- mg distance so he could be placed on 1 tion of the public health at everv The Russians also are on the of- that fnr Bvnhilit.if incnnp ,1,. i , " 'Pa region m state it is snendmsr a total of Galicia where their campaign for 000 a year, and for its alcoholic in- Lemberg paused some months ago. sane it is spending a total of $102,- Berlin declares that Turkish troops 000 a year. To put it different, hove beaten off the assaults with sP the state is spending $131,500 more weazen on tne assaults with se- to care for the aftereffects of syphil- vers sses. is and alcohol than it is spending not The Franco-Belgian front also is a only to prevent these two diseases, lively sector. but to prevent disease from every, pjevin reports persistent efforts by source and cause throughout the , . . , length and breadth of the state. tae French t( recapture their lost lit was further stated in the report positions at Hill 304 near Verdun, that a little over two cents for the A surprise attack was dvlnrAd Fr have been beaten off by the Ger mans. The possibility that an offensive movement in Alsace was in contem plation by the Germans is suggested by today's French statement. Nu merous patrol clashes there are re corded in the French statement, while in one case something more than a raid was attempted, Paris says, an advance being made on one of the French trenches at Hartmans-Weil-lerkoff. This, according to Paris, was easily beaten .back. Berlin, how ever, announces that it resulted in the capture of 35 prisoners and one machine gun. The British front in France also is showing activity. The reported capture by the British of a positron was followed yesterday by fresh at tacks by the British troops These failed with severe losses, according to Berlin, while the Germans captur ed several prisoners. Re. B. A..Yorke preached in the Methodist church at Mortimer Sun day night and left this afternoon for Lincolnton. He will return tomorrow. monarchy altogether unaffected,. Em- the stand ae-ain peror Charles stepped at the head of the governmental machinery without (B Associated Press) a 'tremor disturbing the state. The r . T nn . , various races constituting Austia- 'New York Jan- 29. Pliny Fisk, Hungary have been welded together in- a New York banker named by Thom- a wnoie Dy tne war m -matters as W' .Lawson as the banker in tho point, and that while the monthly health bulletin, the greatest force in the state for the prevention of dis ease, costs the state only six cents per copy per year, that for six months of the past year its publica tion was suspended for lack of funds. Ihe Bjulletm now goes into 50,000 to nf -il. 1 i anectmg nationality, witnout, nowev- TY1VRT.;mio poiv.inow v,w er, forgetting their special interests, , , . , , . . . , (homes and is wanted in KO.nnn mnrp as was shown when the Ruthenians Jcalv' m neanng jqoaay , , . objected to the absolute self-govern- that he had ever been interested with ment given by Emperor Francis Jos- any cabinet officer or senator in a eph to Galicia. The Rutheninas fear stock deal. that the new order of things in Ga Politics In India Grows Interesting Because of War; Many Demands Are Made BOSTON VISITED IS BY $300,000 FIRE By Associated Press.) IBoston, Jan'. 29. 'Fire engines from (The Czech problem has been solved residential districts were called in during the year by eliminating itself, to assist the downtown firemen ear- It was at no time a large affair, con-.j tod in combating the hardest fire sistmg largely of some seditious ef- . , . 7 i . , forts of certain Pan-Slav Czech lead- m Liie Business aistnct m weeKs. ne ers, four of whom were recently con-1 hre was m the center of the whole- demned to death, on charges growing 1 sale drygoods section, and the dam age was estimated at $300,000. RUSSIANS CAPTURED THOUSAND PRISONERS out of the mutiny of a Czech regiment on the field of battle There is no reason to believe that the Czech race stood behind these encorts, not if the conduct of Bohemian regiments against the Italian and Rumanians t3 serve as an indication. Public bodies throughout Bohemia haver epeatedly disavowed the self-appointed Czech eaders in foreign countries. On the occasion of the late emperor's death, ; the condolence from Bohemia were probably the warmest received. j (By Associated Pressj Austria-Hungary's share m the es- retrograd, ,via London, Jan. 27 tablishment of the kingdom of Poland During Saturday's battle northeast of was m uie mam mativ, f , Jacobeni on the northern end of the result 01 a comipiroiiustr . uetwieyii Austria and Hungary, reached f or , Kumanian iront icussian troops cap- the sake of maintaining within the tured 33 officers and more than 1,-empire-kingdom the balance of power ; 000 men. the war office announced though necessary to safeguard the in- today. dividual and collective interests of, trie leciai gwupo guvemeu nvm ' 1 ' Mwttiwiii- enna ana jouuapesu. ..rearing mai the jonihig of Galicia to Congress- homes1. Speaking of the deficit in the print ing fund that caused the publication of the Bulletin to be suspended for (By Associated Press.) Lahore, India, Jan.. 29( Political MA INE FARMERS Gl RICH RAISING CABBAGE MARKETS COTTON FUTURES (By Associated Press) New York, Jan. 29. The cotton Poland, and the close attachment of this grea'ter kingdom of Poland to Austria, would diminish Magyar in fluence within the dual state, Hun-; garian statesmen were willing to' have Poland incline more towards j Germany, as has been in the case in; these first days of the new state. Toi sa'tisfy the Poles in Galicia, Emperor ! Francis Joseph granted them the market today opened at a decline of Z$?2 'SJSSTirS four to 12 points and present crop SrST KeToli7h' etementjn after tL'ca U ole Galicia appears greatly pleased with and there were rallies of JO the new state of affairs. . ,0 w 1, ua .The Hungarian diet has also been Ui f"1"'. TV 6 i7 ixiio iimigoiian r . . , cveaspri ofFfinnp-s and Mav sold off 24 onacsinr thTnlllThnllT ThA Tlnr 1.1- : " mSSW2KK, for much of SlSS its time to attacks upon Premier Tiz- rihe market closed steaoy. sa and Baron Bunan, Austro-Hun- , y" o-rian minister of foreiem affairs. flWRn The opposition charged that the men May -- -- 17 50 in Vienna had closed their eyes to Juiy i. the course of events in Bucharest, October 16.56 and had permitted themselves to be December 16.60 lulled into a false sense ol security, HICKORY MARKETS Close 17.31 17.52 17.48 16.57 16.59 ri a . , Jurv V special ........ - ""i cmniinn n,i . ."'"iihii v ' x tooay to S'Hn !.,harre(1 body was ,er t, 'uins f his home near VtI if no n!'K0 aml als to un ndi; ? tery 8ur. in tu.the ,i('!th of nearlv - a ni: 'I, "Callty. Portly ftf. MoK' . v'-i signed wrtat. re Posted "Clay Coun U . . V,Whle warnino. '"ym I'cisuns. two tk . , -. . Wore 1 Women,, to leave the the Rumanian anriy invading Trans vlvania as the result of this. De bates of this question were cut short cotton --- 17 as much by military events in Trans- wheat "' $1-99 yivania its uy tut? ucj-ciioc Tisza put up. The food situation al so occupied the Hungarian diet for many days, result of which was that the Hungarian government pronio ited nearly all food exports to Aus tria and Germany, been called selfish. CHICAGO WHEAT (By Associated Press.) Chirao-o. Jan. 27. Wheat advanc es policy has ed sharply today owing to a largely In extentuation ncnn rf Pranornr William's war statt lTh mifrders occurred ov)er Jt must De sajd that crop returns in manifesto; Opening quotations, a period of years, but in each in- Hungary in 191b were iar irom gooa. which ranged from 2 to o- higher, stance it was impossible to find the iFor the last three months the ques- with ,May at L87 and july at 1.59 nr.4- 4. tion of convening the Austrian Keich- were followed by a further rise, perpetrators. , t h been before the pubiic When . one victim was ivirs. ijacy cuKga, this parliament will go into session is who, according to the authorities, not known even today. The impres was slain after saying she knew sion prevails that it will meet this where the body of another victim Jgfa SJSth The Aus was lying. (Shortly after being tak-1 trian parijament has not been as en into custody, a mob attacked the sembled since the outbreak of the jail with the intention of seizing two; war, the government conducting its u .nfna t Iowa nassArf he- prisoners, a man and his son, but they "1" aT,d reflations em bliov viiij o THE WEATHER !' 7- J For North Carolina: Rain this af ternoon followed by clearing tonight Warnier in north portion tonight had been spirited away to neighbor- j peered by sundry war acts, some of Tuesday fair and colder; fresh south ing cities'. . ' them of ancient date. and southwest winds. six months, the report says: "If mon- matters have taken on an added ey was ever saved at the spigot and prominence in India of late, due lar lost at the bung, it was in this re- gely, according to the general ex striction on the printing fund of the pression of opinion, to the fact that state board Of health. - Saving six the war has shown the people of cents (three postage stamps and los- this country their importance to the ing lives is the economic wisdom of rest of the empire, thereby arousing being penny wise and pound foolish." their aspirations for progress. Na " tur.dly the subject of ultimate home- ride occupies a large place in the thoughts of the Indian politician, a few of the so-called ultra-radicals even advocating' the immediate granting of some form of self-government... The question of what the British government ought to do and intends to do towards bestowing further po- . ilitical powers on the Indians, and of Mountain cabbage is selling in,ho.wrnucn immediate advance the In Hickory Iwhen it can be had for dian himself is capable of making, ten cents a pound and a farmer could are being generally and eagerly dis dispose of a lar t at ei.ht TsLsJ cents wholesale. That would be questions with scores of prominent $160 a ton, They are talking of Eui-opeans and Indians during the wealth in the New England states in past few months. ,Some extremely terms of cabbae a,gs witness the fcl- dical -vi?WS 7T ffuSd . . . xt t jj. j tit the majority of those who expressed lowing from the New Bedford, Me., an opinion met on certain common Mercury: grounds which are well summarized The time has come, indeed, to talk in an interview with the Rev. Dr. J. of "cabbages and kings," Of kings C. R. Ewing, the well known Amer- enough has been said. But surprising ican educator, who for the past sev- reports come concerning cabbages. A en years has occupied the important year ago they were sold at S6 a ton, post of vice-chancellor, or president, and there was no market for them, of the University of Punjab. Dr.Lw- Huncheds of tons were fed to hogs ing is the only American who has and much of the product was used for ever been accorded so high an honor fertilizer. This year the wholesalers in India as vas bestowed upon him are paying Maine farmers $80 a ton when he was made head of this um- for cabbages, and it is expected versity to direct the activities of wholesale prices will go to $100 a ton twenty-seven affiliated colleges in the before spring, Half the cabbages used province, with their student popula- in New England comes from western tion oi sonie w,uw. MTainei. flParm mortgeges in hat appreciation for his services to this section are being erased and savings country he was decorated by the , King m lvli, oeing maue I of the Indian empire. (He has made ; a deep study of political questions in I India and not infrequently has been consulted by government officials on ; delicate matters of policy. I Dr1. Ewing expressed the belier that home-rule for India was inevit-! .table, but declared that the country was not nrenared for it at the mo- ment and would not be ready for thi3 important step for many years to (By Associated Press) Cen the British government at 'Berlin, via Tuckerton, N. J., Jan. the time of Lord Macaulay introduced 29 Triie sinking of a transport western education into India it opened flip MpA- the door for self-government," said bank deposits are growing. GERMAN SUBMARINE T NK RANSPOR T! ship, the doctor. "Such a step, involving the iterranean Dy a uerman wumdiuc Aomn,nV rnnlrl January 25 was announced today, ine , th result xt was the take of looking upon India as a na tion. As a matter of fact, Hindus tan represents many races and many languages, and in the process of uni fication there are as many difficulties to be overcome as there would be, for instance, in an attempt to bring all the various countries of North and South America under one govern ment. '"Moreover, the average Indian of the so-called illiterate class knows nothing of politics and takes no in terest in problems of government. He is mainly concerned with his own little personal matters, and so long as conditions of government favor him in the pursuit of his affairs it makes small difference to him what that government is or what shape it takes. ''The ideas of democracy are entir ely foreign to the bulk of India. For endless centuries, until the assump tion of British rule, the people were governed as a conquered race, and so thoroughly has the idea of sub jection been instilled that it will be exceedingly hard for them to break away from the belief that they can have no voice in governing them selves!. Rut all this is bound to change gradually with the spread of gener al education. '"One great "stumbling block in the way of democracy is the fact that the Indian never has learned to bow to the will of the majority This mlay be seen wherever bodies of Indians come together for the dis cussion of matters of mutual inter est. 'Opinion is divided along par tisan lines, family, racial and relig ious ties playing an important part in the, division. 'The fact that the majority decide that certain things are for the best means nothing to the minority, and a split of the body into two or more factions is almost ine vitable. This characteristic is something that must be overcome be fore any success can be achieved '.r. the matter of popular government. '"There are numerous other features wnich present obstacles to the home rule advocates. We have two great religious bodies the Hindus and Mo hamedans Whose interests at pres ent are largely at variance with each other. Some Indian politicians will tell you the claim that Hindus and Mohamedans cannot work in harmo ny is a pure fallacy; but to one who has spent many years in India and has made a deep study of these ques tions1, it seems an almost self-evident fact that the chasm to be bridged be tween these two bodies is wide and deep Ultimately, through a pro- vessel sank in 10 minutes. SUPREME COURT TAKES LONG RECESS crossing of the Rubicon, and there is cess of education, Hindus and Mo no turning back. To do the British government justice, I believe that they Jmade this move with the full knowl ; edge of what the outcome must be, I and that they have always had in mind ; the ultimate granting of home-rule i to the people of Hindustan. " "There are, of course, various . . 1 il. T7 snaaes oi opinion among uolii iiuiuu- Tans and Indians as to the speed to- ; Wards which the home-rule goal (By Associa"d Press.) 'should be approached. The great Washington, Jan. 29 A recess of bulk of the people of India are illiter- the supreme court for four weeks ate, something like 94 per cent ac- fc-m February 5 to March 5 to pre- cording to the latest statistics, but pare opinions, was announced today, among the other six per cent there The uuusual length of the recess lent are many highly educated and bril- emphasises to trie belief that an iant men who could be called up- opinion on the Adamson law would be cn to play their part in government. prepared. Home-rule can never become an ac- complished fact until a trained body AND STILL ANOTHER of Indians has been raised up. And in ; order to achieve this, one of the most 'tj a eenniotoH PresO - i important steps will be the opening (By Associated Press) . to a gtm Haleigh, Jan 29. The McNeely er extent tQ the educated Indian. Not Company of Gastonia, capitalized at oniy must this be done but Indian $50 000 of which $2,500 Jias been and British government employes a tJ ,,roo MH-prpd hv the secre- 'must be placed on the same footing paid in.7h rter d " Z.t and must learn to work in close co tary of state (today fThe ,conSern ypferalijo, . i will conduct a mercantile establish-. ''Foreigners in considering home jaent. rule for India often make the mis- hamedans will, be drawn together into close enough political bonds so they can work in unison for the com mon good. We have seen similar conditions in the past history of many countries, and while the question of religion at the moment is a most im-" portant one, yet I do not feel that it is a permanent barrier in the way of political progress for India. 'Despite all the drawbacks of home rule, I have great faith in the ca pacity of India to govern itself ulti mately and to do it well. The In dians are a wonderful people, and while they lack certain characteris tics which we of the west consider im portant, in some other features have shown themselves to be our superiors. The people of this vast empire are rousing in a remarkable manner from the lethargy into wdiich they had sunk. ,''I cannot, of course, set myself up as a spokesman of the government of India, but I have talked with many officials on the question of h and I may say that in general the impression that the British govern ment intends to do all that may seem possible to facilitate the entrance of Indians who are qualified to higher positions in the government service,"