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RECORD VOL. IV. NO. 227 HICKORY, N. C, SATURDAY EVENING, JUfE 28, 1919 FRICE FIVE GENTS S SIGN P TREATY 3:13 P, GERMAN EACE M. SHORT CEREMONY BRINGS GREAT WAR AT LAST TO END Chinese Delegation Alone Refuses to AccaI Treaty That Was Ratified by Other Pov This Afternoon Some Details of V ge Event in Hall of Mirrors WESON ASKS AMERICANS TO BACK LEAGUE AND TREATY '. 'v the Associated Press. Versailles, June 28. The world war . s formally ended today by the sign- ' ' "f the peace treaty with Germany. I 'ho epochal meeting in the Hall of Minors began at 3:10 o'clock and the 'liMi:;m delegates, the first to sign, : their signatures at 3:10 o'clock. T. y were followed by President Wil- .: and the American delegates and -on by the plenipotentiaries of Great i iitain, France, tlaly and Japan. The :v; rescntativea of the minor powers iLi.od in alphabetical order. China's delegates did not attend :w session, declining to sign the treaty because they were not allowed :o make reservations. As President Wilson, Premier Clem- noenu and Lloyd George emerged iiom the palace, great throngs broke into cheering. The three statesmen were swept ;,luntf by the surging thousands. Many .Miers broke ranks and joined in the .irnonstration, while guns boomed arid low-flying airplanes seemed to fill the air. The German delegates left the hall iist. the allied representatives remain ing in their seats. Those who had as .inbled in the hall then went to see tlif fountain playing. Premier Clemenceau and Loyd Gtorire and President Wilson were photographed together on the terrace. After the demonstration, the three allied leaders left Versailles in the same auii nii'i: the crowds follow ing i :H'i'r;ng. t TKKKI THIS MORNING i; the Associated Tress. Washington, June 28. Signing of t; c peace treaty was begun at 10:30 oViix'k, Washington time. CELEBRATION Newton, June 28. At a meeting resided over by Mayor L. F. Long, arrangements were made for a great reunion of the young men as well as the old soldiers here on August 14. These reunions have been held here n'i.rv vp.'ir fnr a. number of vears and are always largely attended, but this year .Newton win nave me iarge.it crowd ever seen here. It will be a combination of the annual Confed erate reunion and a Welcome Home for the soldier boys and will be known us Soldier's Day. All Confederate veterans, Spanish-American war sol diers, and all men, who wore the khaki, both white and colored, and tin; nurses who did their part for the men, are invited to attend and will find an old-fashioned southern welcome. The Confederate veterans will hold their camp meeting as usual that nmrning, but there will be no formal address as heretofore. All manner of amusements will be obtained, and every effort is being marie to secure an airplane to exhibit daring the day. Chairmen have been appointed for all committees, and they will place on these committees men and women from all over the county to see that vtrybody is asked to contribute to this dinner. Mrs. Gordon Wilfong is chairman of the county committee, and assisted by Miss Mary Rowe, as soon as they arrange the names of the ladies in the county to serve with them, the list will be published. Din- r,r. will Ko nronnrfil for 1.500 SOUllCrS. II I i1 1 .4 r. w Thurmand is chairman to canvas the town of Newton fpr baskets, ana ner assistants - unpointed later. Julius Abernethy is head of the fi nance committer. Other committees a parted were: Amusements: E. H. Yount, E. M. Deal, 'hW.y Yoder. Tables J. S. Deal. Water W. L. Price. Advertising Gordon Wil'fong, F. M. Williams, H. f.owry. Badges W. D. Cochran, Mrs. F. M. Williams. Registration will be in charge of Mrs. F. M. Williams. . . , While the dinner is being served short welcome addressses will be giv--n by Mr. Osborne Brown, chairman 't the board of county commissioners, f t the county; Mayor L. P. Long .for Nf.wtr.nt and Mrs. . ftl. wiwii"o :l"Zr"l " C"iA r. Maiori 11 ine name ui mc - r.vrlv of Hickory and Lieut.- f.i,. C. M. McCorkle of Newton, will Jt'Kpond for the soldiers. Horn to Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Pear :' n, a daughter. Mr. A. A. Dulan is a Raleigh busi ness visitor for a few days. MiHS Mabel Littl hB gone to Chi 'ago to study six weeks in the cm tago Music College. NEWTON PLANNING EL IS LIGHT Registration for the bond election was given a boost in Hickory yester day when many names were added to the rolls of the North and South pre cincts. Today was the last day and there still was a big shortage in reg istration, but it was expected that be fore the books closed at sunset there would be a fair registration. Interest in the election to be held Saturday, 'July 12. is growing, espec ially in the rural districts. Some sec tions are for it and others are ad mittedly against it, and the result, unless there is a change in sentiment, will be disappointing. In South Fork township, where meetings were held four nights this week, sentiment is strong for the measure, and farmers there say if the bonds are defeated, voters in other townships will be to blame. Some of the speakers have told the voters that Newton and Hickory townships will decide the question and the onus for its defeat, if it is beaten, will not be placed on the other townships. West Hickory will give the bonds a heavy vote and a large number of citizens from there and Longview reg istered yesterday and today. WILSON 10 START By the Associated Press. Paris, June 28. President Wilson will leave Paris at 9:40 tonight, sail ing for Brest at noon tomorrow for home. The cable from President Wilson said: "All well." President Wilson has consented for an unofficial reception for him on his arrival in New York. A committee of citizens, through Secretary Tumul ty, had been asked that they be allow ed to prepare an unofficial reception for him on his arrival in New York This was the first intimation that the president was to land at New York. NINE HUNDREAD GO TO By the Associated Press. Charleston, S. C, June 28. The transport Martha Washington left this afternoon with some 900 Germans who wish repatriation. They came here from as far west as Fort Doug las. Many were sent from Fort Oglethorpe. About 1,800 more are due to leave July 1 on the transport Princess Mantioka. EVIDENCE FINISHED IN POLK COUNTY CASE Mr. W. A. Seli returned this morn ing from Columbus, Polk county, where he has been sitting as in a rase involving the offices of sher iff and clerk of court of that county AKrtlir 07s witnesses were examined !amj the referee now is waiting on the transcrpt 01 tne sienograpnci studv of the case Oral arguments may be made later by the lawyers, who also will sub mit briefs. Mr. Self is to report to Judge Long at the September term of Polk superior, court. Mr. Edgar Fox returned today from Greensboro where he attended the North Carolina Association of Insur ance Agents. Miss Annie Erwin, teacher in the Mt Airy school in Philadelphia, is spending some time with her sister, Mrs. W. B. Menzies. Misses Maud Bradford and Jettie Williams will arrive tms ,L-iff n enpnri the weeK enu from Charlotte to spend tne wee with home foiKs, Sergeant A. S. Bradford fo the 81st division is expected home today from Camp Lee. . Miss Pearl Little is spending a va cation at All Healing Springs. w w Little has returned olina Association ox - at Greensboro. BONDS E IN RE I A ON 1 TOMORROW BACK GERMANY f"'"""'VI I 11 1 ill Mm 1 1 I 11 I mm.. j 1 , , 1 .1111 1111. ' ., , u 1 "' -- ....m.m. ' 1 ' . ., 111 mill il Copyright 1919. 'BIG ThSr pht)ttograph just received shows for the first titme in a group the four men who are parceling out the world after the Great World War. This photo, was taken on the steps of President Wilson's Paris resi dence "the Paris White House" No. 11 Place des Etat-Unis. They areleft to right: Premier Lloyd George of Great Britain, Orlando of Italy and Clemenceau of the French Republic and President Wilson. OFFICIAL REPORT RUNNING STORY PROCEEDINGS OF HOW IT IN HALL OCCURED By the Associated Press. Versailles, June 28. (Official report transmitted from Hall of Mirrors to state department). President Wilson and the American delegation completed signing the peace treaty at 3:14 o'clock, Paris time., Itr was signed by Dr. Her man Mueller at 3:12 p. m. and by Dr. Johannes Bell for the Germans at 3:13. The American delegation then sign ed in this order Secretary Lansing, White, Colonel House and General Bliss. The other delegations, headed by the British, signed after the Amer icans in order. Premier Clemenceau, in opening the session, said: "The session is open. The allied and associated powers on one side and the German reich on the other, have come to an agreement on the conditions of peace. The treaty has been completed, drafted and the pres ident of the conference has stated in writing that the text that is about to be signed is identical with the 200 copies that have been delivered to the German delegation. The signatures will be given now and they amount to a solemn undertaking faithfully and loyally to execute the conditions em bodied by this treaty of peace. I now invite the delegates of the Ger man reich to sign the treaty." WHAT YOU'LL SEE IN "HOOP-LA" AT HUB TODAY Billie Rhodes in the filmy costume of a bareback rider, doing thrilling stunts. A real circus in operation. Billie Rhodes in thrilling trapeze stunts. A museum of human and inhuman A bearded woman who reseumbles a bolshevik. How a Bewhiskered lady inhales soup. A thrilling horse race, with Billie Rhodes as Jockey. Billie Rhodes in skin tight jockey togs. Circus performers dining at the home of a society queen. A sensational fire at a circus tent, with animals in panic. A human skeleton gorging at a swell feed. The cleaverest dog that ever begg ed. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Eldridge of Greensboro have accepted positions with the Del-Rico Cigar Company here, thereby increasing the force of the local factory. The output of cigars is being materially increased each day and the sales are growing rapidly. Mr. A. E. Fellows of Anniston, Ala,, is spending a short while in the city with friends. Mr. Fellows is recent ly home from France with the 33d engineers and has numerous friends in the city which he acquired while here several years ago with the Ely Construction Co. Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Butngarner arrived yesterday from Camp Lee to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Bumgarner. Mr. Bumgarner re cently landed from service overseas and was met at port by his wife. Mr E. L. Fox, manager of the Chester office of the Southern Public Utilities Company, was tu guest to- Idav of Mr. E. B. Temple ton, local ' J ...-,1 manager. iney are oiu nuus. FOUR" WHO ARE MAKING WORLD MAP. ! By the Associated Press. Versailles, June 28. The peace treaty was deposited on the table in the Hall of Mirrors at 2:10 o'clock this afternoon by William Martin of the French foreign office. It was en closed in a stamped leather case. PJremier Clemenceau entered the palace at 2:20 o'clock. A few minutes before 3 o'clock the 15 enlisted men from the American, British and. French armies entered the hall amid decorous cheers. The Chinese delegates shortly before the hour set for the signing of the treaty reiterated their intention not ! to sign. President Wilson entered the Hall of Mirrors at 2:50 o'clock. All the delegates were seated except the Chi nese who will not attend. The Germans entered the hall at exactly 3 o'clock. Premier Clemenceau calfed the ses sion to order at 3:10 o'clock. The Germans who were the first to sign did so at 3:13 o'clock. American delegation was next rr,0 to sign at 3:14 o'clock. At 3:40 o'clock cannon began to boom, announcing the completion of the ceremony of signing. The signa tures had not, however, as a matter of fact been completed, for at that time the smaller nations were still signing in alphabetical order. The proceedings were formally closed at 3:49 o'clock. The protocol was signed by all those who signed the treaty. The Rhine ar rangements were signed by the Am erican, French, British and Belgian delegation. Miss Elizabeth and Master Billy Grady left today for Mocksville for a visit to relatives. Copyright 1919. BERLINERS EN MASSE PROTES The procession of Germans on th eir way to the reichstag to hear Herr J Scheidermann's 'explanation of the terms of the treaty of peace. ' G SUM VOTED TO ROUND UP By the Associated Press. Washington, June 28. Two more measures aimed at anarchist bomb throwers were included in the senate appropriation bill. The sum at the disposal of the department of jus tice -for the detection of crimes was increased from $1,409,000 to $2,000,000 and a special sum of $300,000 for the department of labor to round up anar chists. AGREE T OFIX SIZE OF ARMY AT 325,000 MEN Washington, June 28. Senate and house conferees on the army appro priation bill late yesterday reached an agreement to fix the average size of the 1920 army at 425,000 officers and men. This total is 75,000 less than that proposed by the senate and 25,000 more than the strength author ized originally by the house. The agreement, reached Mfter the I members of the conference committee 1 had talked with General March, chief i of staff, means that for the last nine 1 months of the year ending June 30, lvzk), tne army win De composed 01 225.000 officers and men, made nec essary by the surplus above .325,000 during the next three months. In announcing that 325,000 was the figure agreed upon, Chairman Wads worth of the senate military commit tee, said that it was the lowest num ber that could be named and still keep the army within the limits pre scribed by the national defense act which required the maintenance of 225,000. Miss Sallie Clarkson was operated on at Richard Baker hospital by Dr. J. H. Shuford Friday for appendicitis. Miss Clarkson is doing wTell at this time. Mr. Olin Abernethy left last even ing for a trip to New York and other northern cities. After July 10 he will go to Detroit where he has ac cepted a position. :A Mswati TING AGAINST TERMS OF PEACE BOMBERS Prrkiont in Address Outlines Advantages of Document And Calls Upon His Fellow Countrymen to Support Both Great Work Towards Liberating Peoples SITS AGAINST THOSE LARGE By the Associated Press. Versailles, June 28. Gen. Jan Christian Smuts, one of the delegates representing the Union of South Af rica, signed the treaty under protest. He objected to certain territoinal set tlements, making a lengthy statement. General Smuts said that the indem nities could not be accepted without grave injuries to the industrial reviv al of Europe. He declared that it would be to the interest of the allied powers to render the stipulations more tolerable and moderate. BUYS VALUABLE PROPERTY Mr. E. L. Flowers has purchased from Mr. J. B. Johnson the Field property, opposite the First Bap tist church, paying $8,000 for same. Mr. Flowers will erect another build ing on the vacant lot this fall. This is very desirable property and fronts the Library, is near the Lyerly apart ments, Mr. Johnston Settlemyre's new home and others soon to be built. MRSJOHNSQN NAMED AS STATE DIRECTOR By the Associated Press. Raleigh, N. C, June 28. Mrs. Clarence A. Johnson of this city, merly president of the State Federa tion of Woman's Clubs, was today ap pointed state director of child welfai'e by Commissioner R. F. Beasley of the department of charities and correct ions. Mrs. Johnson will leave short ly for Washington, New York and other points to study child welfare work. Entertain Endeavors Dr. and Mrs. E. M. Craig delight fully entertained the Christian En deavor Society of the First Presby terian church last night at their home on Thirteenth avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Stegall, missionaries to Africa, were welcome guests. Mr. Stegall gave a oriei taiK on tne weuare 01 tne dark continent, and also displayed several native implements. Music was rendered throughout the evening. Af ter a pleasant social hour, a delicious ice course was served. Bovs and e:irls are makintr money picking blackberries for canning. The Home Canner Co., reports that many children are earning 30 to 40 cents per hour. Next week several hun dred bushels of berries will no doubt be gathered. Mrs. R. E. Taylor, Mrs. Geo. Thom ason and Master Ernest Thomason lo-ff tViic mnvninir -fnr PiAftnp fn crpnr1 i awhile. NEW YORK C0TT1 By the Associated Press. New York, June 28. Prospects for clearing weather in the eastern bolt !ndueed th disr-osntion to take profits for over the week end in the cotton market today. The opening was barely steady at an advance of three points to a decline of 15 points and af- ter selling higher under another bul lish crop report, prices soon fell. Open 33.65 33.71 . 33.64 33.25 3320 Ci03C 33.2 July October December January March : 33.20 33.00 c2.o3 For North Carolina Fair to- night and Sunday, northerly wind, fresh on the coast PAYMENTS 1 By the 'Associated Press. Washington, .June 28. President Wilson in an address to the American people on the occasion of the signing of the peace treaty made a plea for the acceptance of the treaty and the covenant of the league of nations without modification and reservations. His message, given out here by Secretary Tumulty, follows: "My fellow countrymen: "The treaty of peace has been sign ed. If it is ratified and acted upon in full and sincere execution of its terms, it will furnish the charter for a new order of atfairs in the world. It is a severe treaty in the duties and penalties it imposes upon Ger many, but it is severe only because great wrongs done by Germany 'are to be righted and repaired; it enforces nothing that Germany cannot do; and she can regain her rightful standing in the world by the prompt and' hon orable fulfilment of its terms. "And it is much more than a treaty of peace with Germany. It liber ates great peoples who have never been able to find the way to liberty. It ends once for all an intolerable or der under which small groups of sel fish men could use the peoples of great empires for position and power and domination. It puts the free govern ments of the world in a permanent league, in which they are pledged to maintain peace by maintaining right cvA justice. It makes international la .v a reality, supported by imperative sanctions. It does away with the right of conquest and rejects the pol icy of annexations and substitutes a new order under which backward na tions populations which have not yet come to political consciousness and peoples who are ready for inde pendence and who are not quite ready to dispense with protection and' guid ance shall no more be subjected to the domination and exploitation of a' stronger nation, but shall be put under the friendly direction and af forded the helpful assistance of gov ernments which undertake to be re sponsible to the opinion of mankind in the execution of their task by ac cepting the direction of the league of nations. It recognizes the inalien able rights of nationality; the rights of minorities and the sanctity of relig ious belief and practice. It lays the basis for conventions which shall free the commercial intercourse of the world from unjust, and vexatious re- trictions and for every sort of inter- national cooperation that will serve to cleanse the life of the world and facilitate its common action in bene ficent service of every kind. It fur nishes guarantees such as were never given or even contemplated for the ! fair treatment of all labor at the daily tasks of the world, "It is for this reason that I have spoken of it as the great charter for ' a ii2v order of affairs. There is I ground here for deep satisfaction, uni- versal reassurance ahd confident 1 hopes. (Signed) "WOODROW WILSON." GOOD TAX COLLECTIONS BY SHERIFF ISENHOWER Sheriff Isenhower today was on his last round collecting taxes be fore he begins advertising unpaid taxes about the middle of the month. Tho collections have been unusually good and between $3,000 and $4,000 is r.)l that faces him out of a charge against him of $131,000. The in crease in laces over 1917 was some thing like .$20,000. DEATH OF MRS. RCKjKETT Newton, Tune 28.- -JMrs. Miirme Rockett, v. fe of A. v. Rockett, died at 4 o'clock this rj0rning ageo about ou years. Mrs. ILnrkftt. 1?vaH three miUes eo?:t of this placo and death was due t paralysis following a stroke son;o time age She is sur vived ov. r.er husband and several ch:drev The funeral will take place at St. Johns chw h at 5 o'clock tly a-yfernoon cundu cted by Rev. Geo. E. Mennen.. Th- funeral of C i Simmons who. d-r.u rt n:s hon lTl Conover Thurs day night was held at St. Pauls church near here -ester, lay afternoon by Rev. Ge. K. tfennen. Mr. Sim monr, who was aged 68 years was in g. ..o health i nd his uilo death -;uae as a shoe" fc to his family and t ior.-!s Up to noon t oday the regisiiution for the bond t -lectin on July for good roads had reached 375. More were expected to re,Tisur ihis after noon. 1v T r mi- . . ; StoiU J? I, , xwiucu iium u nip to Baltimore ew yori:.