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ESTABLISHED SEPTEMBER V1, iai5
HICKORY, N. C. rtfi'DAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 18, 1921
PRICE FIVE. CENTS
FIGHTS TICKS AND
.. I f0 ft . VitfTk
lome of "President of the Irish Republic"
USE REMOVES FENCES
.a I en
a c w
i roc m4 m
U pei Body Passes Sfcatt le Measure to Oust
Cat tie Peats and Lower B Places Twenty
Two Eastern Counties Una Stock Law
Much Debate in K e
. i:Y MAX ABERNETIIY)
., ;.:(:, IYl. IS. The senato to
,, ; .! (.u it third reading a
. tick eradication bill, wh;!e
.!-(,. at the same time was vot
at ly on tho Martin meus
ii.fj 2- eastern North Cure
, .;!!: ivj4 under stock law.
i ;:i tiu- house on the stock law
i.ot taken until 1:40 o'clock
many nnu'Tulinents were
i ( ; . v i .
!v Hill to make tho stock lnw
iiic was defeated by a vote t f
( T.V MAX ADERNETIIY)
V.'. i''.i. Feb IS. Legislators of
ihi li.wt r house of th: general as
: .: ,; !;, h.avu.jr paa.'.ej the gucd roads
: ..:v now turning their attention
i .tiers of taxation and appropria-
W(ik will be handled lartfdj
I;- committees which ar; alreadj
i. i i.iu" niifht s:sjions m order
u :..(i.-te tneir work in time to sub
a i eport to the legislating body
v. , ii the sixty-day limit. T:a mat
t - .,f appn priatiom :fyr the state's
t.i.. a'.is.nal :.nd charitable institu
i.s ! Mcund in impt-rtuncu only to
'.I,- road legislation and it U likely
ti-.a; mticii of the time left of. the ses
: will be given over to providing
;j.!fii-it fan ia f;r North Carolina's
1; .oninun laUon.j cf the state tax
.. a.mii-.-don and governor are beias
c r;.-idered by the finance committees
in mapping out the tax legislation.
'1 !:! e will be some reduction in iho
val'iatior. e.f ptoperty but it du.s
;M appe-r a hat this figure will be
tiov, K'.if' IJouglvtou s authority for
-taurue;:t. hivAcvtr, that Hie
.i.nihitUi' will rec:nnnienil that tho
li'l'j valuations b. lowered.
U;;viug spent virtually all week c
t!.j l)..u:rh.(.t!-CcnnCr-i5ov.'ic .joc.
p :-!. bill the hf.'U.-'e tcday finds it
si:;' far b.'hin 1 with it.-; local calen
dar an I faster work or night sesa
i n.; will bo lequiud to get buck U
in-: malcy. Th.'.e are two bills the
h .ue nui.it consider, within the next
wc.k, The first is stock law foi
liu-HTti Noith Carolina and state
Hide tick eradication.
ii' Mi (f these nvasurea v ill bi
-ii -iad uit on tir. 'loor in general
i -la i , the Sinato i living deferiei
ii'tioa on stock law and passed the
tirj; era iicution bill." The house first
l-fvr.ted th'; latter measure but mov-
S'i;at'.r Callert's bill to authorize
p": 'on; for every North Carolina
nfnlerate xoldior camss back to
t'n-: '(luitc for further consideration
a; lies tho short ballot bill with a
f.r..rab!e report fro mt'he committee!.
Harry Stubbs measure for a consti
tj'.if.tml convention to revise the
late constitution i.4 also expected to
"aruf s.;me time during the next
l"i lays. The welfar.' bill retaining
welfare work in North Carolina
vi!! also be one of the things the
vr.i.tf has to settle. This bill lias
alfuily passed the house.
I-y t!:e Associated Press.
' v.-la:.I.; Ohia, Feb. 18 Juape
V.'i :i;.m 11. McCannon was acquitted
"f n sfcond degree murder charge in
''I'l'-ii 1'iion with the death of Harold
('. fw-agy by a jury of three women
Mill tiint! rr.en.
10 TO SPECIFY
'ho Associated Tress
Vv'asliington, Feb. 18. Importers
''f H'liior for non-beverage pumos
" .';''' in-tructed today by ?ro
1:! it I ,n Kramer to send sworn cop
' "'' h:ir permits to the consuls
'iiud Ui serve as basis of t.h.3 ccr
1 '. .:.ioii and invoices of liqaor.
MSt IS BEHIND
31 ITS LOCAL
fl? MIXED JURY
SAYS HHD JURY
By the Associated Press.
New York. Feb. 18. The Wall
street explosion last September,
which took a toil of 39 lives :.nd in
jured nearly 200, was. a 'dastardly
crime, intentionally commuted,' in
the opinion of th- grand jury which
investigated the explosion.
Dismissing the theory of an acci
dent in a presentmenc fibnl upon its
discharge today by Judge Mulqueen
or general sessions th yvy ex
pressed the conviction that on 'in
iVinal machine was brought to Vall
street" to cause an explosion.
By the Associated Press.
Williamson, W. Va., Feb. 18. Sid
Hatfield, Mattcwan chief of police,
told Harry Staton, a former justicc
of the peace, that h2 had killed trice
of the Baldwin-Felts men in the pis
tol and rifle fight o.i May 0. Mr.
Staton testifi:d to this at tho tri:;J
hern todnv of ID (ii'T'-ndnnfr,.
Avlvf1 -iir t.h men wur'n Ifi-
St.ll.nn nil thotr worn A Ihnrt Vtt 1
i ,, t,.n -,i i- w r-,:n.i,o '
The testimony created a sensation
in the court. "Every on a: of the d2-j
fendants leaned forward to Ivsar the
names given by ths witness
By the Associated Press.
New York, Feb. 18. Th- New
York Nationals announced today the
addition to the .squad of C. Raymond
Eans, a right hand pitcher from
Elizabeth City, N- C.
Evans, who was recommended by
one cf the Giants' scouts, ia said te
le possessed of a peculiar, yet mysti
Ly the Associated Press.
New York, F'eb. 18. Enrico Caruso
passed a good night land is distinctly
improved today, said a bulletin Is
sued by his physicians at noon to
day. Caruso's fever was somewhat re
duced, his respiration considerably
better and he was able to take food
during the night-
The last official announcement is-
Lsued by his attendants shortly be-
P K 1 . t , .1 i. i. 1 4-
lore miumgnc ws uiai me icnui
had passed a 'comfortable day.' Un
official announcements and those
that came from friends were optimis
tic than the more cautious bulletins
of the physiciansj
Besides these reports which seem
ed to portend the singer's recovery,
moj;e reassuring news was expected,
though the public was'iwarned against
too much optimism
By the Associated Press.
New York, Feb. 18. The cotton
market was nervous and irregular)
.1 i..1if'n oavlw trndino-. T.iveT-'
UUIII'K luunj J mi'.T v.v..--r- -
pool was hardly up to expectations,
the reported closing of a Boston trust
company was unsettlng and there was
a poorer tone on the stock market.
There was an opening decline of two
to 16 points.
SAID CHIEF TDLD
If KILL! 3
lit H CHCE1
ft 4 SJ5-1S ' "X
the Irish republic " ivy.sioues,
SI M GODS
Gy the Associated Press.
Washington, Feb. 18. A light
developed at the national wo'.iieu'.i
party today over a proposal to pi vJ-r.'
th" organization to work for world
disarmament.' The matter cum-3 up
on a report of the minority.
By the Associated Press.
St. Augustine, ho. '3.
n hrttatiiig lr.j foidga pi
the r.e.-.t ainniii; .ratio;: a 111
''passed in final review L'.te ted-
e i-nfei . nc- Leiween
H.ai'ding and Cc.as L. IIug-.es
will probably be his
Among the questions to be d...
cussed at the conference is the ques
tion of Mr. Hardinn-s inaugural ad
dress, which is to b-2 devoted to the
plan for an association of nations.
The address is expected to make
oniy a general reference to the plan,
but it i3 understood the pi esid-nt-c-lect
wants to have Mr. Hughes' id
vice. Diplomatic appointments also are
to be considered, alihough it is un
derstocd Mr. Harding will reserve
TIB Will 118
m m 1 w Mi
PjV the Associated Press.
Richmond, Va.,' Feb. 18. William
Turner, negro, must hang for tho
murder of T. Morgan Moore, torpedo
expert at Alexandria, Va., last May,
according to the decision cf the Unit
ed States circuit court of appenls
here today and which sustains the
The date for the execution having
passed, U. S. District Judge Wad
dtlt will have to pass execution
again. The execution will take place
in the court house here and wiii be
Virginias first hanging in years.
Columbia, S. C, Feb. 18. Attorney
General Wolf and former Assistant
Attorney General Lumpkin will go
to Charleston tonight to seek an in
junction before Judge Smith of thi
federal court to secure an injunction
against putting into effect the new
State passenger fare of 3.6 cents a
5 HLI i y!Lj0
proves that Russia attaches 0 mr?
El Paso, Feb. 18. Lieut. Peavsor. value to a piece of paper than Ger
arrny aviator who was lost six day many did. Washington Pot.
in the barren border lands of the in-
ternational boundary, anncunc to-
dav that his trascontietal flight from
Florida to Califcria had been can-
celled by orders from his command
5 v. Vv
Uie beautito; i.niy rt kklow home
Dan Sipe and Vernon Laf one, 'two
htic.vory beys wno w;:c held at
Morganton as a result of a conver -
sation in the Burke county jail with1
Dock Hefner, rettirned to Hickory
this afternoon after going before th- j
grand jury today and being dismiss-j
2d. They were necom-panid hori" !
by their parents, Mr. C. S. Sipe 'and
W. L. Lafcne.
The grand jury did not b":lie"c
what Dock Hefner said and conclud
ed that it wras a plot to mix up tb.3
two boys in an effort to lift the
burcUn from Carroll Eckard, who is
held with Dock and Cecil Hffner for
i I ;."
Th parents vsi with tbeiv
u a .r
;d gruiui jurors ct
xad ncthirg to d-"'-
--.V- - iSx- 5V
4 3 - V g J j; "
By the Associated Press.
Norfolk, Va., Ft.b. 18. Misdemea
nor warrants have been issued here
for the arrest of John Raymond E.;
tobar, Chilean ccnsul here, as the re
suit of a partv iheld in the consulate.
Police stationed in ?n adjoining win
dow observed the conduct of women
and arrested them later. Estobar,
claiming immunity, was not arrested.
Arraigned in court .one cf the wom
en 'was fined $50 for a statutory of
fense and the other was held as
TO BE RELIEVED
Bv the Associated Tress.
Washington, Feb. 18. T- Mfeto Dei
Rio of the Chilean bureau of infor
mation in New York, has been order
Wtp1v -TnVm T?avmni' Estohar !
Chilean consul at Norfolk, Va., who
is charged with a violation of l'w.
OH II IIITIA1
H I. REM
it. No .group of men should be given
t . - , the right to say what the free-born
By the Associated Press. citizens of North Carolina should
Paris, Feb. 18. Maj- Gen. Henry 'think' and motion pictures were re
T. Allen's apology to Germany r j- py-rserstated as being only one way
garding the attempt by two alleged of putting 'thought' into action,
agents of the United States depart- committee after hearing Mr.
ment of justice to arrest Grover C. Djxon adjourned and the proponents
Bergdol!, draft evador;5 at Eberach, of the bill wll be heard ater.
in January was mads upon the gen- The tate-wide banking, law has
erai's own- miative, and was noi
ordered . bv Washington says 1 a Co-
pienz .Qipaxcn vo wie iim&u xh-
General Allen is commander of the
American trops in the Coblenz OCCLl-
The preeA vr?lu? of the vn;?!"
' Hew can Germany pay 56 billion
dolls? has bren asked. The Allies
:rrv" ntt-erd to that- Nothing down
ri d the re.-;t like rent. Kansas C'iy
of Eamonn de Valera
R FORMAL COMPLAINT
geo ey lira
By- tho Associated Press.
Washington, Feb. 18. Formal com
plaint against Federal Judce Lan-
dis of Chicago was made in a let-
If l" u'" eparcment ot jus-
1 0f South Carolina
Mi" -''.v. ("1 Press
Wash-'ngfr-n, Feb. 18. The
' .Ii r. - !
d:c; tei :
s- it'll i-
.ry ooes not pv.; .-.u-i -d'";-t ;-. r-.
' i:-i ' v. :; ! i ' t"r up tlv.
j viet government. The Russian pe
: pie are grateful to the United States
; .. r.d !v.:!d this c-uvM y fner-...-
i iy esteem.
. Raleigh, Feb; 18. Tom Dixon, in
troduced as the man Who had done
big things in placing North Carolina
on the map, stampeded, the commit
tee on education which he appeared
before to protest against the passage
of a bill providing for censorship of
The galleries were packed at th-'
committee hearing which began at
3:30 yesterday afternoon and the
spectators saw the Tom Dixon in ac-
tkm. If he did not convince ths corn-
mittee that censorship of moving
pictures was more evu man uib pic
tures it was not because he didn't
have close attention.
Telling tihe committee he opposed
the bill 'as 'a citizen of North Caro
lina' Mr. Dixon decried the tendency
of the time to 'blue-pencil' every
thing that -was done. Censorship is
not a step forward but backward, h?
told the committee and then pi-oved
r,assed the senate, this being one tof
the f ew bills that passed through the
m m bit
prrmd without discussion. The 6iUi"- ,Tr"",", .A WL
'amends and consolidates the present
: 1 o .
THEY WANT TO BE MEN
Th-? medioin? is guaranteed
:-ke a man cf you
Thn for g.?od.ne?? ?nke, recm-
M.iff.. ..Florida Time.'
V-ftth 7-!?,000 r)ti nndpr
France my well worder v:V,t
there ever yas a war to end.
Mass Meeting at Newton Saturday Afternoon,
March 5, to Agree on Proposition for $500,
000 Bond Issue Sentiment Strong for
Plans ,or giving Catawba county
system of sand-ciay reads were dis-
cussed infnrmnllv ot v,Q i
j wlo Iiaillut;i. ui
Commerce last nierht by reoreseaita-
vive citizens from Hickory, Newton ! There was one question aba, ,h
and the county and a committee was size of the bond Su- n
named to work out detals to be sub-,W Bagby and A L Rprr!
mitfced at a meeting to held in' a million doHarf but L0?
Newton Saturday afternoon. Febru- the meetW th.e S?ns . of
arv 26. at. .1 :S0 nVIwi- T!-, ,,nh,:.iml iu. smauer issue
bc:ard of commissioners will be asked
at the first meeting in March to call
an election for a bond issue of $500,-
ection ior a Dond issue of 500,-
The meeting here. while not
largely attended, was representative
and enthusiasm marked every move-
Mr. W. C. Feimster of Newton pre
sided over the meeting and Mr. S. H.
Farabee acted as secretary. Mr. En -
loe M. Yoder called ths meeting to
order and stated the objects of the
gathering and Mr- Feimster was
.selected as chairman. The committer
ASK THAT SENTRY
nr niwrn mn I
DL blVLN W
j . " Tf ... 1
;;m-; ,wvu' L-c-i.s.-pj:. .;
the Associated Press. . ' ' I " . 1;' ; :
Tokio, Feb. 18. Punishment of the,!,nJ Mr- J- A Moretz, cirr-i .....'.
ipanese sentry who shot and ki'lb-J
iv;-l Lieu rrt I angdon a V... ':
i i-' tf'-- 's'rajane: e d'c
. n bcr f.-f the cpro-itio i.
mi nin hobo sTni;;:"i h'-' d,v-'
Washington, Feb. 18. Efforts
. .to atach as a rider to the post
f.ffke bill an sppr.-V-riat'on of
.9100.000.000 for road construct
ion failed today in the senate.
The motion to insert the appro
priation was lost by a vote of
41 to 33 or nine less than the
required wo-thirds majority.
By the Associated Press.
Washington, Feb. 18. The
coldest weather of the winter
probably may be expected over
much of the oounry east of the
Reeky Mountains during the
next week, the weather bureau
announcea iouay. .
1 j. j
"The cold weather will extend
southward over the gulf and
louth Atlantic Mates, carrying
freezing temperaures to the
gulf," the statement said.
STANDS FOR PLEDGE
Kv the Associated Press.
London, Feb. 18. Lloyd
l the jnme ter , . e
OUQ uy ins pieuge nictu tici iiiaiiy
must pay to the limit of her capacity.
Tho mime minister was red vine to
the arraignment of Horation Bot-
tmud trie Tom;?1-, oetr.veen uer
many's paying for the whole cost or
the war and payine- to th: ;:.)';
j 'The whole pt-int is as to Ger
m? ns cspsi.c'tv to my,' rpid t'" rro
'The al!fes have tak--
ITI iV V,: -
. ci . . i I
icinis to the bc.--t of the a- pwer.1
a named to work out detail.,
of Mr. Geo. R. wjooten, chSSSSl
Mr. J. V TTiUioT. j "t"'"Bn-
. - ---- uiiu (ivir. it. Lr Shu-
Mr. Yoder ixafi rmo , f
Mr T? T 7 . 3
'tW u : h?Td stated .clearly
pure and simnla II I3 . PPion.
'should dp 'Zf i 6 money
needed 1 was most
and that th . do ,'the most Zod
! a clear idl e Jrs should be. given
be built wf .T-re Pe rcads should
! vL "i Zi??? ,a few in fa-
I that BrinWi J Toads' declaring'
' road over which he
i r I m,I .t0 e meeting was
. su snape with the exception cf
about three miles and that the roadf
built m Hickory and Newton town
ships several years ago still had
much service in them. The trouble
has been the matter of maintenance
has been nsglected- That is the big
i auyLnmg Keeping- roads
I" P"- Mr- Shuford
suggested that the $100,000 bonda. is
sued by Hickory and Newt-r
!-1Qs be absm-brd in a counv
; bond monev aw nrr :',,' . .... ": ,
: yir ' n
no I (;.'' 1
: 'Ht ;-:,
:ra'. eh !
.' ill ,
; to ibuiid and
1 w not'.
.'-ci1 -ii put ica.ji'. t.ia Yu''."--
; icr iioad itii.ii
! The pioposiiion is to have a iutl
jcass road man in charga of the
! building of the roads and mamtawi
'ing them after they are built. On
suggestion of Mr. E. L. bhuford, vae
county commissicners will be askei
ito pDoimt as members of thy coua
i ty road commission the men desig
nated by the several townships.
Mr. W. J. Shuford. urged the is
suance of serial bond3 and it was
agreed that the first bond should be
retired in five years and the 1 whole
issue should be retired in 30 years.
The Mam Thing
Chairman Feimster then stressed
the importance of road upkeep and
declared it ia tragedy that the high
ways are not looked after better. He
thought this was the main question
and agreed with Mr. R. L. Shuford
ithat the more traveled roads would
demand more funds. A splendid road
! in Jacobs Fork would be worth little
if it ndp tWo anA ua
Ik IT hi "
uld;be qUlck -See the sense m a
P1 f f 11?
Mr. J. Y. Killian said . that the
commissioners have the. power to
after roads, bridges and public
buildings and there need be little
trouble in securing efficient service.
Bojth ihe and Mr. Feimster and other
speakers urged the importance of
keeping politics at a safe distance
and . leaders in both parties will see
to it that partizan matters are not
I Endorse Bond Issue
' Mir- Killian moved to endorse . a
hond issUe of $500,000 and in that
ntte $50000 issued bv
Newtcn townshins. Th ,rtti TO
. ias meerrog- iat xsiewton nh-mM he
ml. .v .
attended by citizens from , a'l of tV
townships. The hour, of meetir i.
prepared nrd su-Lmil-
;h - t'-Utij.- cemmissifi.'.: ' :v. a:.
' 'c ia c-tiii-. Tlie srtner ')
U ff-e!d, th? brttr.
! wii-. -Ul&n that a r.ntsih.:- o'
c-:r.-Y n-h- h?.-l decided to iUw n..
.-Atton. vruM hrve team-, ' iVrJah?.,
this mmor ar.d fall nr that 'rn
would be r.o 1 rouble hs itir:a th-.--vvoik
dene. Now is thT-iime to buTd.
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