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VOI-. II. NO. 2U
HICKORY, N. CTIII KSDAY EVENING, JULY 19, 1917
PRICE TWO CENTS
IS AWAITED BY WORLD
fCcen Interest in German Prl:-
Michaelis and Crown
etl in Galicia -French Ejecs Germans in
Hindenburg Retreat Sector.
i:y lite Associated Tress.
1hiU' the world today is awaiting
v'.:U i.en interest the do.'laration
nf (Ji'iinan policy which the- now im
i, rial chain cllor. Dr Michaelis, is
, .,l,cti'il to deliver in the rcichstag
I,' military forces of the bclligcr
, Cor the moment, are engaged in
I!. mi nanir, especially in ua:i-
;, ports of tli.- lighting
. :s, ! v of Xovica indicate
in tile vi
r -'.: are ;it a standstill.
Thi'i't has even been a recession -it
..",o p"int. where Austrian and Cor
, an re serves hav. been thrown into
the f ray to slop the rush which w:r
: ;,i i-aieiiing to roll up the entire lino
i thi- sector, as well as that in Ru-
otherwise the French front In
uiilurn l''rance presents the most
'.aMo features of momentary in-M-t.
1'cw days pass without nnv
!''.i N on the part of tlu Gorman -
" it! back some of the ground sur
i. :i !rivtl last spring by the Germans
' . the French.
new field was ( hosen for an at
-a.pt of this assault last night, th?
r : shar attack in the field of the
rra: 1 1 iiidmburg retreat.
Tia' crown prince chose a f roti
aiiy half a mile in extent where
- French occupied a hillock to tin.
.i-a of Guuchy. (ieneral Petain's
;' .' a - were taken back at first by the?
' n-ity of the drive ami yielded
ii- positions in th first line. They
later rallied and drove tlr German
Tiie situation in Pctro.evud contin
e troublous, but the Petrograd
: vernnient. has decided to take a
: i r. hand and have it ou: with the
M.M'.i-, who have b.'on making trouble
(' r uo eminent.
Meanwhile the cabinet council is
' ': -i dei -in g a proposal to remove the
af of go ernment to Moscow
from the scat of turmoil and
i- a'-o announced that th? council
I' th" -oldicrs and workmens' del-
- ' will also be held in Moscow,
'I'll" .-:ii!.in",' of a (leriv.an subnia
by a Russian destroyer in the
i:..:;e is n ported from Petrograd.
mi: IKiG TAX LAW
in., how or other, the farmers
vat hered the impression that if
h-ted their dogs for taxes iu
'a. li, they would. have the same j
muii ,,ri mem tnat they have ,
la ir hovs cows and other stock, j
r. S. It. p. 'it, so thinking, listed j
"I his at .!. each. the other
ii' a n 'igii'mr caught one ot those ;
n a trap ;uil next morning ;
"'i it. .Mr. Ihitz came to sec a
.', '' about it. The lawyer told
i I." cu!d get no damage, because
i ay,- r"(i.nres a man to keep h.s
' 'I 1 1 in his own yard,, or on
own premise. Then. Mr. law- :
; nd if a man uoes in and kills.
'a!s hi.; dog, he can get dam-
iiz is pu.zled. Ho said he would
that much protection whether
I ' p'l'd tax:'s on .his dogs or not,
' " on.-- would be allowed to go in
yard and kill his dog, and if
j" .-"o'e him. he could go and prove
ii - !o'.' and e;et him by law, taxes
or mo taves.
I ''( says the law requiers him
'" keep his stock, hogs, horses and
"w, on his own premis?s. But in
he turns them out or they break
and net on his neighbors' crop,
hi-i neighbor can't kill them, but
' 'ii put them up and keep them until
i'itz iays all damages, and cxpen-
' f keeping them.
And this is the only kind of pro-
" "n Dcit. thought he would have
on Ins dogs when he listed them for
7JIV(,C V., ,1 I,, ..i. 1 A U i.
."ii' i in; e.N ecicil lO riavo lo
!' ',v all damages that they might do,
'"id lie was and is willing to do that.
According to IHt.'s story, if there
ls such a law, it protects every
body except the dog and the man
:v," pays taxes on the dog. Deitz
'' livht when he says, "it is a (logon
law," and he is "done listing dogs
'"'' taxes." j. i c.
Ib' i-f not exclusively our Uncle
Kam any morn. He is getting to be
about, everybody'. Uncle Sam ali
"ver the world.
Miss Wolff Entertains
Miss Mary WolfT entertained the
""'"'hers of the Junior Sewing Club
her home on Eleventh Avenue on
Wednesday afternoon in honor of her
'""-in. Miss Rachel W4 r of Rural
Mali, . c. They sper some time
;n sewing and general conversation,
'hen piano selections were rendered
by Missses Aileen Wlhitcncr. Eliza
I' th Bark ley and Nita Mosteller. Miss
l.ydia Whitfield gave a reading which
was much enjoyed. Then Misses
l.o.iiv Clint- and Elizabeth Barkley
wan- "Prelty p.aby" very effectively
!'' fre hmet were then served by
Miss Mary Wnlfr. assisted by Miss
J.uey Sb'de-f, and her cousin, Miss
GOOD RAINS FALL
With the waterworks apparently
disposed to operate all during the
day and with .75 of an inch as a
nucleus, there was the prospect today
that one of the best rains in many
years would fall in this section. The
slow drizzls of yesterday, as has
been said, was three-quarters of an
inch, ami it came trickling down in
a manner that none of it escaped,
especially in fields that are in cul
tivation. Outside of Hickory, however, the
need for moisturu was not pro
nounced. For several days in some
sections the ground has been too wet
to plow since Saturday, and what
the correspondents use to refer to as
General Green is moving on the
fields in force. In Hickory and su
burbs the situation is different. Very
little rain has fallen in two months,
and this came in the form of show
ers at intervals. Garden truck and
field crops were suffering.
Persons who were in their gardens
yesterday afternoon said today that
in spite of the almost steady and
generous fall, the soil was not satu
rated. Squash and pumpkin vines,
some gardeners said, were large en
ough to shelter the ground, which
was found to be dry. An inch and
a half of rain in Hickory would not
be too much, it is declared.
There were indications in the fore
noon that more rain was to come, the
weather forecast indicating thunder
showers. INCREASES TYPHOID CHANCES
The state board of health is again
urging people not to go on their va
cation until they have taken the vac
cine treatment against typhoid fever.
The board urges this precaution on
account of the many dangers of tak
ing typhoid that are likely to be met
on vacation trips, camping partus
or outings of any kind. It says
that there are many more chances of
getting the infection when traveling
and when eating and drinking at va
rious places than at home, and that
the best ami about the only snfeguam
against such liabilities is the immu
nity to the disease that is to be h;
from the vaccine treatment
The board says further in its note
of warninir that often what is in tlu
beginning a bright and joyous vaca-
tion is at the end one of sickness on
account of this ono nnhoedod nrocu-
turn. Pupl2 don t altogether lg-
nore this important feature of their
preparation for vacation but thej
netidect it until fmnllv for lack of
time it is dismissed' as out of the
"Then, too." saw theboard. "thera
tho mountains, make tlhemselves
think that there is little or no dan
ger, and that their risk against it
is only a minor one And there are
those who think if they go to the
good hotels and are caueful of where
and what they eat and drink that
they wiil not be "likely to meet the in
fection. It is against the unsus
p?cting nature of typhoid and against
the uncontrolable means of spread
ing the infection that make the vac
cine treatment as a protection so val
WALLACE HEII) AT PASTIME
The special attraction at the Pas-
time this afternoon and tonight will
be Wallace Reid and Anita King m
p lj l l , r Th. following
I t.v,i- thn tnrv A
I " '
thrilling and novel western drama
nresentinc a new stellar combina
tion in the persons of Wallace Reid
and Anita King. Mr. Reid is seen
-A,ivw. -v I v ) n tv r n.frinifvQ'i W n C
iTA I'"" " ; riT Ei- inrt,mn
m: i o m. VrrU-nA sMmol
l..'.:t.- A i ....MonitWiKf into
th turmoil and excitement of a wes-
i." 4. Tr, an mnDv wv-tpt,
L. i : 4.-. i : ffi,iOM mlno
i rr-tiirned to her and steel hand-
puffs which bind her to the man she
loves are turned into fetters of gold
is brouiiht :Jout in a most dramat
ic and gripping manner.
FOR U. S.
rttr iht Associated Pres.
Whshinuton. July 19- The ad
viorv eommittee for aeronautics
has asked the secretaries of war, na
w and the treasury and the congres
sional, navy and military committees
to consider the advisability ot insur
ing aviators in the service.
A general plan for insuring sailors
and soldiers is being worked out by
P.y the Associated Press.
London, July 19. The
correspondent of the Zurich
Zeitung, according to a dispatch,
accuses the non-German element, in
Austria-Hungary of being disloyal to
"No Gt' ,n can doubt," says the
correspondent, "but that, an alliancx
or understanding exists between the
Austrian Greeks, Poles and other non -Germans
on the one ham! and Franco,
Russia and Great Britain on th-
other. The recent amnesty declared
by the emperor was the first result
of ths policy of blackmail and must
be considered a victory for the arti
By the Associated Press.
London, July 19. A Reuter dis
patch from Petrograd says the num
ber of killed or wounded in the two
days' rioting totals 500.
By the Associated Tress.
Washington, July 19. 'President
Wjlson today issued pardons for the.
10 suffragists who are suffering a
00 days sentence to the workhouse
for their picketing of the whita
Secretary Tumulty said the pardon
must speak for itself and that the
white house would make no state
ment of the pardon.
All persons wrho have subscribed
to the Red Cross war relief fund are
urged by the central committee to
make payment to the First National
Bank immediately. The headquarters
has called on the local committee for
its subscriptions. The bank will
MTHREATS 10 LYNCH
t3y the Associated Press.
Lynchburg, Va., July 19. Al
fred Barrett, negro, and his 14 yeax
old son, who are charged with th
murder Monday of W. T. Roach,
white farmer, near Red House
Charlotte county, were captured by
a mob of 250 men 15 miles from the
scpnp of the murder today. The
negroes have confessed, it is said.
Jt is reported that threats have
hoon made to Ivnch Barrett, his
wife, son and daughter at Ret
ri It is said that a military
company cannot be rushed to KeU
House in time to prevent a lynch
FIVE ITALIAN VICTIMS
Rome. July 19. One Italian n.er
chant steamer and four small sailing
vessels were sunk by submarines in
the week ending July 15, according to
the official statement. Arrivals at
Italian ports for the wreek number
ea oo, clearances yy
By the Associated Press.
Petrograd, July 19 Russian
troops have again driven into the Ga
lician village of Novica, south of
Kalusz, the war office announced to
MANY KILLED OR
WOUNDED IN R OTS
WILSON PARDONS i f
RED GROSS FUNDS
DUE IN WASHINGTON
AnlAMOr IKI !
By the Associated Pres3.
Raleigh, July 19 The gross
quota of men wheh counties in North
Carolina will furnish for the draft ar
my as tabulated here today includes:
Catawba county, 277.
Cabarrus county, 3G3.
Rowan county, 410.
Guilford district, No. 1, which is the
city of Greensboro, 175.
Guilford district No. 2, which in
cludes the city of High Point, 397.
Guilford district, No. 3, all outside
of these cities, 207.
From these figures will be deduct
ed the number of men in the national
guard and those who have enlisted
in the regular army. Just hew
many will be deducted is not known.
WHERE CREDITS ARE MADE
The county wll be given credit
I" for those members of Co. A who are
residents of the county and also for
all men who have joined the guard or
regular army since April 1. The
quota of the county therefore should
be considerably under 277. It prob
ably will be less than 150.
The condition of Mr. Uris Mc-
Falls, who was severely injured
Monday in a fall from a scaffold at
the new Wjest school building, was
reported as somewhat improved to-
iv and Dr. H. C. Menzies, who
is atteri ling him, is hopeful that
liis recovery will be permanent. The
shock of the fall from a 30-foot
scaffold induced spinal concussion
and it was feared that the young
man would be permanently para-
The accident wras the result of a
caffold breaking tinder him. He
dropped to the ground and fell in
sitting posture, the snock being
absorbed by his spinal column. The
pain was terrific, but the young man
is bearing his affliction with forti
tude, lie was engaged in painting
when the accident occurred.
Mr. McFalls is a junior sergeant
in Co. A, Hickory, and his comrades
in the company, who know and love
him, will be especially glad to learn
hat his chances of recovery are
better. He is married.
CONFESSES 10 MURDER
OF THREE PERSONS
y the Associated Press.
Johnstown, Pa., July 19 George
C. Tompkins of Philacteipnia, held
in connection with the shooting to
death of Edward I. Humphries, prom
inent coal operator, his wife, Mrs.
Carrie Humphries, and their 1 year-
old son, on a country road near Car-
roltown, this county, last, Sunday,
confessed to the three murders today,
according to the police.
Mrs. II. D. Abernethy's kinder
garten class of 20 will present "A
Summer Day at the Academy oi
Music Tuesday night at 8 o clock.
The children have been well drilled
in this little play and they will give
it by themselves. It promises to be
By Associated Press.
New York. July 19. With the ey-
ception of a temporary advance of
10 points m September contracts,
the cotton market opened rather
easier today with prices six
The close was steady
January , 25.12
Cotton , 25c
Wfieat '- $2.25
By the Associated Press.
Chicago, July 19. Shorts in
iirViont mrmi'-fpst.prl nnvipt.V Over dr"
weather complaints from fvforth Da
kota today. iSome reports said the
! state would not harvest half a crop.
i After opening at 2.06 1-2 for Sep
tember the market rallied.
T?r.. XTV.,yVi Parnlina- Probably local
- thundershowers tonight and Friday;
gentle to moderate south winds.
vCDfif AWT M EM v
By the Associated Press.
Raleigh, July 19. iMiss Lena
Luther of Fayetteviile, fatally injur
ed late yesterday when a Seaboard
Air Line passenger train struck an
automobile at Method, three miles
west of here, died in a local hospi
tal this morning.
IMiss Elizabeth Harris of this city,
the fifth member of the party, was
seriously injured, but will recover.
Those killed outright were M iss
Alice Harris of Fayetteviile and E.
B. Elam and IT. K. Harris of Raleigh,
both Seaboard Air Line locomotiv?
engineers on leave of absence.
Mr. Harris will be buried here
today beside his father, whose fu
neral took place Tuesday.
Miss Elizabeth Harris is a sister
of H. K. Harris and Miss Luther
came here for the funeral.
By the Associated Press.
Petrograd, July 19 An extraordi
nary council is discussing the pro
posal to transfer the capital to Mos
cow. NEW YORI
By the Associated Press.
N'ew York, July 19. News from
Washington that the New York na
tional guard might be in the trench
es by November intensified the mus
tering in today of the- 20,000 guards
men. Plans for the entire guard of the
state to participate in a great
send-off parade were nearing com
pletion today. The upstate regi
ments it was said would probably be
sent to Spartanburg by way of this
city to take iiart in the greatest mil
itary demonstration ever held here.
IN FOOD CONTROL
Bv the Associated Press.
Washington, July 19. Confine
ment of government control legisla
tion in the food bill to food, feed and
fuel, including kerosene, was decided
on today in what was said to be a test
vote, the senate rejecting an amend
ment to include other products.
By the Associated Press.
Charlotte, July 19. Shipment of
liquor into this city since tne new
federal bone dry law went into effect
TnW 1 has dwindled to such a small
quantity tnat tne douih
Company has abandoned its office at
Wlhera hundreds ot packages 01
beer and liquors were delivered here
daily prior to July 1 only 72 pack-
ages "for medical purposes
been received this month.
By the Associated Press.
Washington, July 19. Counsel for
in rrictc! coTOTiicp sentences
au suuiflijico, o.t, -
the District of Columbia worKnouse
for picketing the white house, were
preparing to make appeals today un
less President Wlilson interfered with
Bv the Associated Press.
Zurich, July 19. The munition
factory of the Hungarian iron and
roller mills near Budapest was
Wnpd Sunday, according to word
. . heve The Gntire plant was
i 1 1 ,T A., The loss was one
Fn N WAR DP
CM. TO MOSCOW
New National Army to
the Morning and Will
Double Number of
Mr. John A. Livingston of Raleigh,
assistant superintendent of credit
unions, passed through Hickory
Wednesday afternoon en route east
from Watauga county, where he had
been on an inspection of the cheese
factories in that section. Mr. Liv
ingston, who is a former newspaper
man of Wilmington, has been draft
ed into the service of the stats,
where his pwoers of ovservation arc
given a larger opportunity.
The Cove Creek factory, 10 miles
west of Boone, is the largest plant
in the mountains, and this summer
it is turnnig out 300 pounds of cheese
a day, the product being sold at
wholesale for 22 cents a pound.
Farmers receive 17 cents a gallon
for their milk and one farmer with
six cows is drawing $85 a month:
Mr. James Bingham is president of
the Cove Creek factory and is a big
Jn a radius of 10 miles of Cove
Creek there are seven other cheese
factories, Mr. Livingston said, and
they have an average of 150 pounds
of cheese a day. What this means
to the farmers, whose cows have fine
blue grass to graze on, cannot be es
timated in dollars and cents, although
these e considerable in quantity.
Seventeen cents a gallon for milk
when all one has to do in summer is
to milk the cows means something.
There are a dozen factories in op
eration in W)itauga and Ashe coun
ties and others are being erected. It
is estimated that an area of five
square miles in the valley sections of
il. . . Ml r 1
i.ne niouniams wnii support enougn
cows to supply millc lor a iactorv
with an output of 150 pounds a day,
Air. Livingston was told, but there are
not so many favored sections in the
mountains. One gallon of milk
makes a pound of cheese.
In the winter the plants operate
only a few days a week. They en
deavor to pay a dividend of 10 per
cent to the stockholders and all above-
that is turned back to the suppliers
of milk. The factories do not pay
is well as creameries, like the big
Catawba plant here, but they are
remote from railroads and can han
dle milk at practically little cost to
SCHOOL NEARS CLOSE
Chapel Hill, July 19. Within 0112
week the session of the University
summer school will be nearing an
end. Examinations in the various
courses come on July Zb and zo. ine
present session has brought to Chap-
e! tiiii a more serious Docly ot stu -
uems than any former session Ihe
enrollment to date has been 89u not
including a few who have been attend-
Hill a more serious body of stu-
ing courses without registration. With
the attendance of -the summer law-
school of the university here, the to
tal number of students is 918 Of
those in attendance, 246 already hold
degrees irom otner colleges.
lllinn-. 4- l-i n VMir-f Timn I - 111? cTidnn I-f
teachers' institutes. Most of these
are high school principals, city and
county superintendents and teachers
. I in iiii.;ii turn titjiiitrii Lai y acauuis. .uaii
special conferences and lectures have
ke?ri arrano-ed, pertaining to the
special problems of teaching
The leading entertainment of the
past week was the music festival on
Wednesday and Thursday nights.
I 1 1 OlliSSUJ. iiaL'lUIIlS CIKIIU HI I ')
n tt ,1 r.t n
voices, chosen from summer schooi
students, and four special soloists:
Miss Dicie Howell of Scotland Neck,
miss ivatnerme Jonnson ot inom-
, rwiM TWoll of ,v
.vork, delighted the audience with
their Si-nL,;n. rt was th-e best musj
eal entertainment ever given in Chap-
In the recent medical examinations
in the state a university man, J. R.
Latham of Belhaven, won highest
honors. Mr. Latham finished his
medical course here in 1915.
The outlook for a large atten
dance at the university for next
year is very good at present. Many
are writing for rooms.
Miss Berty Hatch of Burlington is
spending ten days as the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Wihitener.
HAS QUIT CABINET
Cy the Associated Press.
Petrograd, July 19. Another mem
ber of the Russian government has
resigned. The minister who resig
ed ?s M. Pereveizeff, who held the
portfolio of justice.
be Selected at 9:30 in
Take About an Hour
Quota to be Called
BY the Associated Prsa.
Washington, July 19. At 9:30 to
morrow morning in a committee room
of the senate building the names for
the new national army will bi
Secretary Baker and other cabinet
officers and members of the senate
and house military committees wil
be in attendance.
Provost Marshal General Crow
der counts on finishing in a little
more than an hour the drawing o?
the men for appearance before the
local exemption boards of the several
Just how the drawing which is to
be conducted to establish the order
of liability to appear before the
district exemption boards was dis
closed for the first time today.
There will be two drawings, one
of numbers from one to 10, and an
other from a cipher to 100.
There are 4.557 exempton districts
with an average of about 3,000 reg
istrants each. The largest has mor1
than 10,000 registered, and the small
est about 184. In each district the
registrants have been given cards
numbered in red ink.
For districts of not more than 1.
000 registrants the numbers will b
from 1 to 10.
When a district has more than 1,
000, the master key will have to e
The master key will establish the
order in which the S98 are added tc
the 1,000, 2,000 and so on up to the
largest number of thousands in the
district shall be placed on the local
list when the 898 men are drawn.
Of the 10,000 men who registered.
687,000 men are wanted now. Each
board will be directed to call double
the number of its quota for examina
tion in the order their numbers ap
pear on the list of the district draw
ing. Originally the master key was fix
ed at the cipher nine on the assump
tion that the largest district would
have less than 10,000. Today re
ports from Detroit showed that more
than 10,000 had registered there and
the key had to be changed.
ON FRIDAY JULY 20th
The following is a short synopsis
of the 12th chapter of "Patria" featur
ing Mrs. Vernon Castel, which wili
be shown at the Pastime Friday af
ternoon and night July 20th.
Huroki and General Nogi assembl
ed a force of troops in order to make
an invasion of the country with thj
assistance of the Mexicans. General
Nogi demands a report of the prep
arations made by Patria in order to
resist such an invasion.
At the same time Patria is en-
1 , . revicwlnf the troops which
hag ize1 aml outfitted with
ch j "Preparation" fund. All
. , r,
seems to be in fine shape for any con
tingency, but they forgot to figure
on the small unexpected raids made
by the Mexicans.
. "While Bess Morgan and her broth
ers were at breakfast they were
broken in upon by a band of marau
ders. They put up a good fight,
but the odds were against them.
Their home was burned to the
ground. Bess was captured and
her oldest brother was the only ons:
to escape to bring the news to Pa
tria. Wlhile Bess made a daring but un
successful attempt to escape her cap
tors, her brother managed to reach
Patria's ranch and there he related
the horrifying tale to two listeners,
Patria and Donald were sickened by
the oftold tale of rampage and loot
along the border and on her knees
Patria asked for the answer.
Since No. 21 has been operated
by way of Greensboro and Winston
Salem, instead of by way of Salis
bury, the pouch mail has been elim
inated, the train not making the
connections. This will be of inter
est to persons who usually receive
mail on this train. It now comes
on No. 35 and will be in the boxes
at the postoffice next morning.
HUFFMAN TO RETURN
HOME IN SEPTEMBER
Friends of Mr. W. P. Huffman,
manager of Hotel Huffry, will be in
terested to learn that he plans to
leave Davenport, Iowa, in a week
to visit his two sons at Center ana
Brookfield, Mo. From there he will
go to Hot Springs to take treat
ment and expects to return to Hickory
about the first of September. Mr.
Huffman, who has suffered from
something similar to creeping paraly
sis for some time, has not responded
to treatment as satisfactorily as his
family and friends had hoped, but
it is believed the treatment at Hot
Springs, coupled with the absence of
business cares, will do much to re
store him to health and they are ex
pecting a big change in him on his re
turn in the fall. ', '. i