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DMt Record subscribers J-ouM r''n0W at . ,9t live ay bcfore (heir ubsirition ex- WEATHER. Unsettled weather to- nrtght and! 'Wednesday probably 'fain: f ESTABLISHED SEPTEMBER INCREASED RATES ORDER NOT ISSUED AT KSEIGH ro.'ooralion Commission Advises That I tiis 8on to Raise Charges Would Be Granted Sub- ct to Complaint from Hickory and Sub scribers Letter on Subject j as.-d telephone rates put in Hickory on the -ik''. ruary were without :yi t he corpora t ion com .v. 1 j ng to a letter received :ty 'Manager K. G. Henry Ui (. Self, clerk of the under date cf February in:' Ml't.. u'! HI!-:-1"11 7. !'. " is tli.1 letter received by the .. iMvfn(f t';'Y ! ; . H 1 . 1 ... I I UUf illuming,. Order Not Issued M i P.. (I. HENRY, ( i;y Manager, iliikury, X. C. lit;,,' Siv: 'lhi Hickory Telephone Company v, i - .ivifi'd by the telephone of the .,..tj i t the conmnsison on us ap- Tiik:iti":i t. increase rates anil that an 'inner would be made elective itl.nur.v lt, but the order has not U-cn Issut-.l because cr sickness in my f;.!i,:!y which kept me away from the . ... I..-.- tun 'riSrf iv i.ii. v;ii !-u!'jcct to complaint i'roxi any s'.H.intn"r or from the city and u'hin tr.e order is issued if there is aiivtl iri; to whi.-h you desire to ex ult, the commission will be glad to hur t'l'oiu you at any time. Kesp.ctfuliy, Ii. 0. SELFF, Clerk. Ready to Hear Chief Clerk Self states that "the OMer would Ik subject to complaint fivn anv .subscriber or fiom the city-" ttv commission also 4 will be glad t hear" t'luin the city at any time. Ralcinh. Feb. 8 The road bill bearing the r.anie of Doughton-Con-r.ur, which has the endorsement of b.th unc i i" ads oi ganiz uirns and which will likely be introduced as the lM::htor.-(.r.n -ir-Bowic bill, lias been ;.;'Tcc 1 upon by the committee n roaii; tin 1 turn;v.;-.es with minor '.f.n"f cf the ruiginal draft. Rerpicscntative Cox of Forsyth ccur.ty, a: the comnutteo hearing yt'steriiay, sougnt to amend the bui to rcJ:j'" the br.nd slsue to twe.rty- five million. The amendment, how mi. vn3 defaeted as was also one by Hendricks of Madison, minority member, which would have doubled the atr.ditrit of the bends, making it $100100,000. 1 The bill is substnr.tiahy the same and the changes will be incorporated and the bid printed as revised before ttipir iiTruluet d in the house. At the request r.f Representatives EotAie the hou- avtnor;zed the printing of 500 ; for distiibution. HE'S STILL OFJ JOB copk:' irrniaiP tma out nLLr ra im mi Ey tiv Assoctati'd Press. V, a ihinuton. Feb. 8 Renroscnta- tive McClintic of Oklahtma continues to keen :-T)(.'L'chc4 which were never made in the hou;;e out of the con Jcri'.Hsional record. It used to be the f'Jfitom of members U3ing as little U3 80 scforiiis to put speeches in the rec ord hut that was before McClintic fame. Nowadays nobody can break thrtamh who", McClintic is around. When the Oklahoma representative MnHu kd a brief speech yesterday on the soldier hospital bill, Represen k'ti'.c Snt'd of New York arose: "I a k unanimous consent 'he said, "that the gentleman from Oklahema ' P'Tmittcd to have his remarks ex tended tnd put in the record." 'I idjjcct." said McClintic and the Jl,Use roured. EMEUCKNCY TAIIIFI-' TAKKS BACK WARD STEP Washington, Feb. The Fordney mT.ncy tariff bill was put fur jh(,' to the tear of the congressional ',: t'r'e pc;giam by an agreement 'f ftcivhlican leao'er-A to k'-p the 'I. if hi!! on the waiting list until !h" iwm1 ijotoflice aprcMriat!ca bill 1 !)( t.'lfl' hwri.'ii... .if natil tern or, i rftrily f y considorair.n of tho. Urn U f ' ') V 1 1 H M m- i T m inn 1m i 1 rt ntnl win p!;;rH., f c-t the postoffice f''l'ow th" yuvidiy civil bill, '.ih! iff n nvinn'rers, hovevor, I i t v. onti'i ' 'ill prclcKy wt.uld rench a vote t. scnute late this week. HMLLREHIir F0RAGT1ON 11, 1915 LE EOF VOTERS II SESSI By the Associatad Press. Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 8. Prominent wemen of the Atlantic coast and ether states .are heie today for the opening ct a two day conference of the third regional district of the national lea gue of women voters- Mrs. Julia Sal ley of South Carolina presided at the ironing session this mcrning and with welcoming addresses were fol lowed by a discussion of organization and eiiize-r.ship by Mrs. George Zellhom. vice chairman of ticnal organization. the na- Bv the Associatpfl I'rc?3 Berlin, Feb. o. The Gev.nr.an gov ernment has accepted the invitation to participate in the allied confei enee on reparations March 1 it was ajjnoivnced here today. The govunnient in tendering it- acceptance ret forth supposition that. th( negotiations v.T.l i.".c!ude dis cussion of the German counter pro- ilEliiOTEB ST BARTOW. FLA. By the Associated Press. 'Bartow, Fla., Feb. 8. Congress man Fred L. Blackmon of Annis ton, Ala., died at the home of his ti'phew, Dr. Hughes shortly after midnight. The remains will be sent i.o Anniston. The deceased was recently reelect ed for the seventh consecutive time to bis seat in congress from the fourth Alabama rii strict. He ar rival in Florida Sunday accompan ied by his small son. Heart fail ure wa3 the cause of death. KILLED BIS FATHER soi oow m By the Associated Press. Wichita Falls. Texas. Feb, 8.- Henry J. Couissant. son and busi ness partner of C. S. Couissant, for mer Washington real estate dealer, whose body was found here, has confessed that he shot and killed his father because he considered him responsible for the separation of his wife and charged the elder Couissant with responsibility for the death of his mother. FOR THESE IKS Raleigh, Feb- 8. Gov. Rufe Dough ton's bill making certain names, governor, solicitor, senator, juror, elector, auditor, executor, administra tor, etc., common gender wa3 last night passed in the lower house and sent to the senate for concurrence. An investigatic-n of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad will be made if Renresentative MV.ttheW3 of Bertie, - i 4fir... -fo-. ,nTili7f. nf'inn aureilU8 ""r ' on his measure. The Bertie represen-, . . .... x .i i . t lative tnmKs mat me vuit j.im; has violated or at least he raises the ouestirn, its contract with the state. He asks that the .present session au thorize the probe. The bill went in at last night's session. Senator Burgwyn of JNortnampton introduced a bill which calls for an. it. 4ti cfntn'c i:..V.' " .oi !? nno to Sl - qqq. WOMEN GERMANY 1U PARTICIPATE HIT COMMON GENDER HICKORY, N. C, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY To ootais copy to RADICALS wii is k mo agieiht -too BUSY 0 iNDOORS r nmnn . J-i" thn Associated fvess. Washington, Feb. 8. The senate foreign relations committee voted to day to ask for a copy of the agree ment reached between the American and Japanese ambassadors on the Japanese anti-alien land question. By the Associated Press. Washington, Feb- 8. Great Britain will net undertake a race with the Unite:! States for seapowcr, Sir Phil ip Gibbes. British war correspondent declared before the house today. En gland has not the money, 'he said, and most Englishmen do not regard the American navy as a "menace" Sir Philip said that before any agreement could be resched between the principal powers the Russian question would have to be settled and Russia brought into the family of nations. "There is a spirit of revolt entire ly apart from bolshevism because cf the fear of another war." Sir Philip said, "because the people are not con vinced that thesst war will put an end to wars." "England is spending 270,000,000 pounds a year on its military estab lishment. This sum is more than tw;ce I WON T THY RAGE FO R IISSjEIjT the national budget before the war."ward since the women have so fr An invitaticn from the United ! been persuade any of the Spates to a disarmament conference would meet with the opproval of most of the people of Great Britain, said Sir Philip, although some people are opposed to an agreement Discussing the future of the Brit ish navy, Sir Philip said that v the English people did net consider a strong navy essential, because they realize Great Britain's chief menace, the Geiman navy, has been crushed forever. He added there has been much discussed in England lately for the big American navy, but that was not causing any anxiety .as it was net regarded as a menace. 11 IS PLACED ON TIL SGI y the Associated Press. "Manassas, Va., Feb. 3 The jury vv.'h wdi tr;' f:'r the third time the co"-- of W. C. Hall, former state pro hibition offi.cr, was empanelled here tcday shortly af:cr court convened. II?11 in chried with the murder cf RavmcnJ Shaekleford and Lawrence Iiud .cn on the valley turnpike m Shenandoah county March 1 19 Id, The slain men are alleged to have been transporting whiskey. DECLARES WITNESS 1DEC0IFESS P.v the Associated Fress. New Yoi'k, Feb. 8. Frank Walsh of counsel of Thotnas Mooney, competed of murder Run Francisco in connection C. J. in with the preparedness day explosion m 1U16, early today telegraphed San Francisco authorities of the alleged in the case that he had given per pured testimony in the trial. COTTON By the Associated Press. New York, .Feb. 8. The cotton market showed renewed weakness moraine- owiner to overnight reports of easier southern spot markets and continued unfavorable Liverpool trade advices. The opening was fainy stea dy at a decline of 29 to 39 points, March contracts working gack to the previous low record. Liverpool bought and there was covering enough to cause some irregularity- Onen Close 1310 13.75 March May - 13.60 - u 00 uiy . . . i -i no 14 73 15.09 14.24 December 14-32 NO MARKET FOR DIAMONDS 4h" Associated Press. rfpv.pm. Yeh. 8. Nearly 3.- i 000 of 10.8OO members of tne nv;- mnrirl wnvlrpr.-". iininn VlPTP Vf in1!? rt:j i - reult of the absence of a market; for the stor.eo. "y the Associated Press. Washington, Feb. 8. Representa tions have been made to the state department by the Hungarian gov ernment concerning the manner of deporting undesirable aliens from a:-'. United States. The representations, -"Vnich werh transmitted through the Swedish embassy here, said ths deportees had been given SKch liberty aboard ships as had enabled them to hatch such schemes as to be harmful : to Eu ropean governments. The state department was asked to have deported aliens from the United States segregated on ships. Because of what officials described 1 as the "vaguness" of the Hungarian representations and the absence of American jurisdiction over the ali ens once they leave American shores, it is not likely that the state department will be able to do any thing. Raleigh, Feb. 8. Censorship of moving picture shows, which will be state-wide, is to be contained in a bill tint various a omen's organizations are backing. The bid was expected to make its introduction at last nig'ht's session, but for some reason it was not laid before either body. It is possible 'that the enly woman member cf the legislative body. Mi - .,vum Uemes't. of Buneomhe. . wm . oc( UTvr. tn send the V '-Y for for it- A number have been interview ed .but none has been pre vailed up on. All of them are inclined to keer hands off. So unless a champion found today Miss Clement will like ly take the responsibility. The general belief is that hat r-o GEHPIP BILL TO BE PRESENTED matter who introduces the bill it willi.. be defeated in the event it is made stste-wide. A number of counties and towns Slave already wVA frr ;-? censoi-ship and these bills will pass (ithout opposition; but there is lit tle if any .gentiment for a state-wide measure. IF GERMANY HAD WON l . . - Winston-Salem Journal. There has long been noticeable a very persistent propaganda aiming to induce the American public not only to "forget the war," but to cease tell ing the truth about it all in the in terests cf Germany- Ini(uenced by this propaganda, some pious senti mentalists not only pity "poor Ger many" and say that the peace terms are cruel.y severe, but go to the length of regretting m print that we entered the war for civilization. A lecent Writer regrets that we enter ed the war, because by so doing we prolonged it and thus increased its slaugnter, meaning of course, that we prevented Germany from winning ar.d getting the dreadtul thing over by the end of 1917. These writers also argue indirectly, at least, that nothing has been gained and that the world is worse otf than ever, care fully avoiding any contemplation of what the world's present" situation would be if Germany had won the war. Some conception cf what would be the present conditions in that case may be obtained by recalling the an nouncement of overconfident Ger mans, even as late as the middle of 1918 that they expected to impose the entire cost of the war, computed by themselves upon the nations they were about to conquer and "compel them to drag the chain for a hundred years." Compared with the peace terms Germany intended to make as victor, the Treaty of Versailles provides very mild punishment, as Dr. Hugh Black of The Union Theological Seminary pointedly observes in the Febiuary Atlantic Monthly. Writing as a theologian of the craftily inspir ing clamor for the forgiving ami for getting of Germany's sins,.Dr- Black says he was taught that repentance must precede pardon, but in the case of t'he Germans there is no sign of repentance; there is only regret that they failed and a stubborn resistance to required restitutions in any form. "I notice." says Dr. Black, "that our sentimentalists, when they ; speak cf the duty of love, are always thinking of the criminal and never of the vic- tim's " When they weep, for example over the "cruelty" of forcing Ger - mnw to e-ive F'rance a lot of cows, they ignore the fact that Germany stole these cows from France, ad din !::t, 'o her ''vn stock, and in conse quence French babies have suf fere i .rd milk than Germans. S The hisxov r-f the war and al: he iafter-iAar clacking of tongues inspir i v.v Gevmrn nroprtganda shows r.io,.iT- t-'T view of the tvni- cal German mind there are no r Ml rt- nnd there can be no rightful rumsnment except i punishment of Germany's enemies, 8, 1921 EPT BY GOLD By the Associated Press Washington, Feb. 8. Secretary Houston was prevented today by a cold from appearing before the senate foreign relations committee regarding loans to foreign govern ments. (by max; ABERNETHY) Raleigh, Feb. 8. Insurgents in the icwer house of the general assembly expect to throw consternation into the r.eactional camp early in the pres ent week when they will introduce a measure providing for a bonus of $200 for each member to 'be kneuvn as an expense fund- The youngsters agreed upon the main provision so of the bill at a meeting here yesterday and a com mittee was appointed to drait the measure either today or tomorrow for introduction. Wiile it is not known which member will sponsor the bill it is likely that Representative Mc Swain of Cleveland will affix hi npme to the proposed law. The bill will have the endorsement of virtual ly all members of :the nurgency and they expect to rush it through. While the old guard members ha-re heard that such a move was under way they were not inclined to believe t.hg any of -the. "rash and romssn'.ic" ,Tcung members wtild cany on! their intentions. PoMHcal c xpei Yin :v-y to ve ! .rv.mcnt wrn '"" tiin old. smarti iwi it became known that the you rtrs waited nv-1 Fnbsenuent events however that, the young" member"3 Will p- not fr!l .wing the "leaders" in their ad monition. The bill dees not violate th5 con stitution, which snpcifi""" spys that the psy of the IcrrH'tors sIkiH be four dollars r-.fr dnv :vid r.o ineie , ) ': ":! y.rh' :h wiM nut.in the hands, cf every member !" he'th housrs a dr?ft upon th Rtate; auditor for $200 bonus- It is submit ted that there is some camouflaging but the insurgenlts think that the state should at least provide enouro rrcney to its lawmakers to pay ho tel and board bills. The present pay is less than half enough, the members say. Bv the Associated Press. uSTew York. Feb. 8. Robert C. Brindell, president of the building trades council, convicted of extor tions, was sentenced today by Su perior Court Judge McAvoy to serve a prison sentence of from five to ten years. Counsel for the labor leader an nounced that an appeal will be taken from the conviction at once and the esse wil be carried to the United States supreme court. . SLLEU IS SOMEWHAT BETTER By the Associated Press. Raleigh. N- C, Feb. 8. The condi tio of John G. Allen, well known throughout North Carolina in Mas onic circles, who has been critically ill at his home here suffering from Pneumc'hi.a, was this afternoon re ported as slightly improved. ml) a ts - Amiericans swallow anything, says a psychologist. Hence so many chop sueycidesj Norfolk Virginian Pilot. About what was the size of the indemnity that Germany intended to impose on the United States ? Bost on Globe. Let our sentimentalists consider what would now be taking p'ac if .Germany had won. The "chain" which fthey were .to "drrtr for a hundred America iiau ""v. cmcnu v. ' years' would now oe nvexea unon every runtry in .."tj -tr-'n wci" ,-d' ' I ' r- in il- Conceiving th-: uid that after .th tiie if (lev Unite'- v hud . i . ! -jven TC-d Liie nld r.ov; cranio r h'timof into in'tgor (lermon sub-Icrfr. irr rofgr'.-r.hod over e.'Oiy n-.n .n Slate it ircv:vm oo u . - r j autocrat m every American im. ron nnrnnnrnn run mmm SHELL GIVEN TERM IN PRISON 1 SALARY INCREASE BILL PASSES THROUGH HOUSE Lower Body Follows Action of Senate in Rais ing Pay of Judges and Other State Officers Bible Kissing Hard Fought in Sen ate Other Matters BERNETHY-HILL WEDDIi SOON Bv the Associated Press. Raleigh. N. C. Feb. 8. The en gagement to Miss Elizabeth Hill to '.allowed the judges as expense ac Max D. Abernethv was ' announced ; ciunt. Th Vnto lata a '. folron ' ncic muay, cue weuuiiig to iaKe place in Raleigh on March 6. Missi 1 j j j; j. . Hill, who has engaged in newspaper work in Oklahoma and Raleigh, is a daughter of Dr. D H. Hill, former resident of North Carolirii Stete'.. " "y epuD- CJollege. . Mr. Abernethy operates a news bureau in Raleigh and is one ofc the: the state. FORECAST rne X:r.: ssociafed Press, rioii. J'. b. S.- -Si vr,v iii i:;r?hern orrain in middle and en! hen sections east of the iiis- i sissippi river excapt ih; r oru ren insula uriii,v ttv-- next Hon was promised today by the weather bureau as a result of d-.stuvhance nnvi centered over the lower Mississippi! ilV-V. There will be fr?e temperair - c nunges excepc tn lennessee lower gu-lf states. :.y the Associated Press. Washing'ton, Feb. 8. A pre.imi cary investigation cf the escane to Germany of Grover Cleveland Berg doll. wealthy draft evader, is to De made by the house military commir- by lcc. inw wua anuuuuccu iwjj uy Chairman Kahn of the house military committee. "I am convinced that the whole af fair was rotten and that we should ; go to the bottom cf it," said Chair man Kahn- FASTED 48 DAYS ,J?v the Associated Press. The Halles, Ore.. Feb. 8. Geo. F. West, charged with having slain his wife three months ago, has complet ed his 48th day without food, accord in tgo the hospital where he was sent after an attempt to take his own life. The doctors also said that West has not taken more than two quarts of i 6 W 2 is (.1 itie: "s (iBvn iw fiosui . I Rifinn IPA iu fiBB uui auw iDUnnuill.. I Est i ;i::n . s .' t m i : ! s t . t I J ! i ; a 8EH0LL SOT OFF HUM LOUP WIFE SLAVER HAS water since ms arrest, as ne is soaid them that the movement has badlv burnedinternaly that he cannot, it, r-anntrn.i,aA w Rfoto swallow foodi or water.": By the Associated Press.' Washington, Feb. 8.-1-The army ap propriation bill carrying. approxi mately $329,000,000 and providing for a force of 175,000 men in 1922 was passed today- The measure was passed practical ly as it came f r.m i r e. " a i p rn .i n ;u jo n -i committee. A last minu'e m;'-ve to cu Hie number' cf ofic"rs from 14,000 ix - i..;ock'.:u by a ..large vote. The. house eT!uti.. Ci ai:-o . ciise.; io paf ii.;;.: for rvducticn- to - r, r-;; men ;;u.iag the-vear. Under a measure finally passed - terd:t by the .'senate ovei- . the : arc ;nl ; vedi .re it .r,e must aonvec! until A the fcrc-e is reduced l. 175.000, -men. . From, the . way its .p.rtcoa 'stay, up, ' tne. car.r trau:? cc'.-.-iii -w--i'vr;;W ouva-,,,.",,,, j.ool. . . T 1 0 : PRICE FIVE CENTS (BY MAX ABERNETHY) Raleigh, Feb. 8. By a vote of 65 to 46, the house of representatives today passed the Long bill increasing the salaries of supreme and superior court justices and of insurance Com missioner, corporation commissioners, and labor commissioner. The state officers' salaries is fixed by the bill at $4,500 and $1,200 is I luiiuw- mg two hours of heated discussion, during which partizan politics played a prominent part. Tho Kill rPtnA t- -I A T . llcan f Davie, providing for a flat bonus to members of the legislature but was defeated on the ground that j The senate by a vote of 26 to 25 passed the bill removing the require ment for kissing the bible in taking oaths, but a motion will be taken up tomorrow to re-commit the bill. After considerable discussion f f th minority report on the Walker bill i for the creation of a pardon board, a j war. finally agreed to postpone action tomorrow when more senaior- j wiii be b.ere. '-" The i-enate i'i" i'ii j bribery in oroimvt !i' wp'p i ... ga-.r'.es r;ni punishDient. cf p-.-irM.;. onvieted oi otfering bribrs. The onlv ii'trodu-i-tion ' i s poitance was the introduction b St ator Bradfield to give the ffovern" . .' . . . . -"u)onty to lake ul W:l;i lht' ' ' ;overi iment the matter of taxes am- j ounting to $2,000-:0C'U pai.j after tho civil war. ifj By the Associated Press. Washington, Feb. 8 Unanimous aproval was given today by the sen- ia,e agricultural commictee to a meas ure Senators Glass and Swansort of Virginia to authorize the treasury to purchase $100,000,000 of farm ban brads so as to make available funds for loans to farmers. Such loans have been held up by a. suit in . the supreme court to test the validity the farm loan act and the emergency loan is regarded as essential by many senators. STRENGTHENING WEAKEST LINK Asheville Citizen. . If any . argument were needed to prove, that North Carolina is in earn est about its desire for education the records of l;he school for illiterates furnish the evidence. In 1914 experi ments were begun with "Moonlight schools," and so eager were men and women of both races to enter ihe highroad of knowledge and so will- inj? were teachers and communities to ment- Today schools for illiterates are part of the public school system. Asheville tskes much pride in tihe progress made here to give larger opportunities to those . whom thfe 'state neglected in their youth- The report of .Miss Elizabeth Kelly, State Diector of Community Schools for , Adult Illiterates, says that the ft.she- iville adult night-school have maiu tained an average attendance equ ' to that of any similar institution 1"" it1-" TT-itod States. 'The work aecori plished under the local drector. .'.Ion Is?, has aroused the inter- ; of the Asheville Business and I Fi-oferronal Woman's Ciub and cT I I Federate 1 Women' Clubs and h ! plan, is revv helr.g werkf-d 'out to n't. ; tbir schools on ? perwins'r.t bnsis. TiKse Js indoH hope for the Stat, in education r'hfn her citizens . not only Remand enlarged facilities f ; r ; harbor educati'm but realize that a.- JMiss Kelly expresses it, ro biaJv "may not expect to raise the stand ard of hsr cii.mris.hlr any f.ny;"eri extent s - of ? nn .,r.y ly- the contributions f her ''t'zens r.e nvin:- ni'zed by the ir'ihiiicv iho. other lart to make any contribution. Th'- business r.nti cv?l wn.'ti ..f te Piiiathea class of the Refor-nd rhirrrh hat hen r.A mrti iron i- j.igm unni inursoay n;gct. .Mr F. Wegner will be hostess.