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Itch your LABEL WEATHBB )rd subscribers renew at least Showers late tonight ; or "Wednesday. No change, in temperature. days before Subscriptions ex LISHED SEPTEMBER 11, 1915 HICKORY, N. CTUESDAY EVENING, MAY, 10, 1821 PRICE FIVE CENTS Type Big Gun for the American Army pleats entered OSTS HURT HOUSE TO LAY OFF KEG0MB LABOR SECRETARIES HOLD BID NOT REQUEST ANNUAL M l Isaociated Tress. gton, May 10. The trouble railroads in excessive oper- enscs, an abnormal part 01 the cost of labor, Julius t chairman cf the boar ofd hern Pacific Railroad, d?- iday ueiore mo senate m kommerce committee. Krutt- ad a prepared .statement I the assertion that freight V not the greatest factor in Bv the Aas'lated Press. Jacksonville Fla., May 10. The ex ecutive committee of the southern commercial secretaries association preparatory to the ononinc of tho CI II I i MCI 1 VVIITVUklUll krVSIIlVSl 1UYY, J, lit? convention will hold sessions through Thursday. bread pre opaganda is being to influence the public e railroads. The fact is since the rates have been the cost of tran iorting m 1 it i i les is tar less man me to- Taken by the commission 'and the retailer." tne.s told the committee general deflation and fall bs had caused stagnation, ihat freight rates were not t, he said that millions of kipping ave idle when ocean (low. Ml I RECOGNIZED I: jocinted Press. IMay 10. There has been ,tion of the soviet govern- I Russia and the situation ;nnged since the conclusion I flu-soviet trade agreement, a red in the house of com- Stated in the house at the lit was tantamount to dip- gnition of the soviet EXPECT GERMANY HILL ACCEPT TERMS , By the Associated Press. Paris, May 10. News received from Berlin this morning led French officers to expect Germany would ac cept all the ultimatum. Germany has two more days in which to accept the terms of the ul timatum, the time expiring at mid night Thursday. The terms in the main require 33. 750,000.000 gold marks and fulfilment of other requirements of the treaty of Versailles, including disarmament. AILAND ISLANDS TO "-v.v.-w.voowvvi - This is the new 30-Inch gun, i lie first of its tvi iflinf. rr i f . .... uuii. .mis gun will snoot at an elevation of 05 degrees and at all angles, and weighs ISO tons. It is of the non-disappearing type. now hciiij; built .-it ihe YYatertown, Mas's., arsenal for the United The ritle is G8 feet, 9 inches long REMAN FINNISH GOVERNMENT IRE FOR GREEKS By the Associated Press. Geneva, May 10. The Aland Islands commission, ot which Abram I. Elkus cf New York is a member, has submitted its report tu the league of nations commission here, recommending that the islands re main under Finnish sovereignty with spec ii' 1 guarantees to safeguard the Swedish inhabitants. (head of the Greek Red fitly summoned members of cabinet to the palace and fthat the government take jvrevent the distress of 20, '. . frrefugcra from ihu Cancas y ; i barrack on the hills of kncir Saloniki from becom jjal disgvnec. iiuence of her action 1, chmae (equivalent to t.friJOO at present rates of ex r)'Cre appropriated :Cor the -J.'ci the refugees and 15 r.d fysicians were sent to ji-able condition of the ref jbecn reported to the Queen I Olds, the American Red w Vnissioner for Europ, who rr-lnoir camp. Queen Sophie r- 'JDf. Tbophanos Agglelop - eminent sanitary expert, as ial representative to take '.the camp. He brought a in physicians. Until that lone physician had ndmin ii y thousands ill among the I There had been none to 1 anitntion. iewn Red Cross has sent Colonel Henry A. Shaw, ed States Army Medical a party of physicians and id the Greek government of the refugees. Colonel to gather 1,000 of the or- l French barracks, r;everal will be given medical the present camp where hile food will be furnished ek government. " The ex- i.'' this work will bo borne y yernmcnt. jlian Spellmari, a Boston conducting a Red Cross .. . ...l ,.U ak me camp wnvic miv cans of milk and soon lute clothing to the small the refugees were lured iromise i ricn i in hut the majority fled from h before the advances cf iki and the Turkish Na- v Kemal Pafha. 0 pre huddled together in hich were not intended to that number. A Red letor wro visited the camp it di sease such a typhus ind influenza is prevalent more than 1,000 of the d w ithin a month. k Governor, General is in despair for he cx- 0 additional lefugees to and says that there are 50,000 others trying io e. The fund appropria Greck government to and provide medical at be exhausted within a the relief agents. 10 RTRJFO! Eli GERI! CABINET By the Associated Press. Berlin- May 10. Dr. Wirth. for merly minister of finance in the cabi net of Chancellor Fehrenbach, today agreed tj atempt to form a new cabinet. ? hr Afnciated Press. Eerlin. May 10. The latest devel opment in the German ministerial crisis, according to the almost unani mous trend of newspaper reports, is that President Ebcrt wi 11 ask Paul Lobe, majority socialist president of the rcichstag, to form a new cabinet. CHANGES IN FORM CHURCH GOVERNMENT MODIFIED Bf N1E GIRLS BACK IN REFORMATORY 1 10, -Nine of By the Associated Pres, Washington, May 10. President Wilson's order for selection of first, second and third class postmasters under civil service requirements was modified by President Harding. Instead of being required to select the candidate standing highest in a civil service examination for any istration may, under today's order,' give the place to any one of the ! three candidates standing highest. By the Associated Press. Bedford, N. Y.. May : the ten girs who made a spectacular escape from the Bedford reforma tory last night were captured in the weeds nsar the Conneeticutt bordeV t2d.ay and returned to the reforma tory. The girls were tired and hun gry, but still defiant. OPIUM IS FOUND SECRETEOIIi LB!) Id BROWNTO REAR NEW COMMIHEI HARDING ClES i Ennnnn ibesth ru it hi ; By the Associated Press Pittsburgh, Pa.. May 10. Two de tectives sent to investigate a lem on run in the Chinese headquarters late yesterday leported today that they had found opium secreted in the lemons. According to the de tectives the drug was placed in the lemons. The detectives said they seized one of the lemons and investigation dis closed opium. Two Chinamen were arrested in connection with the case and are being held for further investigation of the case. 'For those' By the Associated Press. Indianapolis, May 10. sons of the republic who give thsir 1 lives in the world war" President. Harding has contributed $25 towards j the funds for the decoration cf t:hr; j graves in Europe, national head-; nuaiters of the American legion !;-: day announced. FOBS BROTHERS BURN t. HOUSE Bv the Associated Press. Cambridge, Mass., May 10.- Four By the Associated Press. Washington, May 10. Walter F Urown oi ioiecio. u., nas oeen ap-, jt js onjy a sman bit," President brothers were burned to death m a pointed by President Harding as his Hardinc wrote, "but there comes fhe early tolay which partly destroy- personal representative .on the com- with it my sincere desire to make the ed their home. The flames blocked ceremony a becoming expression of ' the only exits from the attic room oc- All American agencies m i-rance mission which is reorganizing the ex ccutive branch f the government HARDING INVITED TO 3 MEETING Bv the Associated Press Pittsburgh, Pa., Mfy 10. Changes in the form of government of the United Presbyterian church "made necessary ;by the opportunities of the new era" will be recommended in a report to be supbmitted to the general assembly which meets in Philadelphia this month. It is an nounced that a simplified catechism and a revised Westminster Confes sion of Faith will be proposed. - The report to the approaching general as sembly Was completed tnrougn adoption of a resolution offered by Dr. John McNaugher, president of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, at a meeting of ministers and laymen of thn church held in Pittsburgh. These ministers were appointed a committee to make the renort. Rev. J., R. Miller, Pittsburgh; Rev. J. B. Work, Tarkio, Mo.; Rev. Jesse Johnson, St. Louis; Rev. Dr. C. S. Cleland, Philadelphia; Rev. J. R. Mc- Michatel, Manmouth, 111.; J. B. Ein fhenauer. H. R. Moffett and II. T. Martin, Cricago. COTTON By the Associated Press. Washington, May 10. President Harding's brother, Dr. Geo., D. Hard ing of Columbus, Ohio, headed a del egation today to invite the president to attend a general meeting of . Ki wanis ibi at Indianapolis , in June. The president indicated that he probably would be unable to leave Washington at that time. COTTON CONFERENCE IN LIVERPOOL SO! op "Annanias, my son, October n who conceived the first j December ort booklet." I January By the Associated Press. New York, May 10. The action of the cotton market early today sug gested the more favorable view of reparations had been (discounted. Liverpool was lower than due, evi dently feeling the effects of the .con tinued coal strike, and the market here opened five to seven points lower. Open 12.61 13.10 1 .13.00 1 13.92 14.00 By the Associated Press. Washington, May 10. Adoption of the American standards for the en tire world trade in American cotton is hoped for by representatives of the department of agriculture who will attend the second session of the world's cotton conference in Liverpool, England, June 13 to 2. Chester Mor rill assistant chief of the bureau of have been consolidated for the dec oration on Memorial day. according to wrdf. from France. More than $20 000 has' been con tributed by legion posts thus far and the amount is expect?d to reach; $30,000 hy May 15. iSH . By the Associated Press. Charlotte, N. C. May 10. There will be no more fines for those brought up here for attacks on ball players or umpires," declared City Recorder Jones this morning: in hear ing cases for fighting at the local ball park. "Somebody else has rights and they will be protected." Carl Kolseth, Charlotte first sack er, and Giles Fite. local fam werr the defendants. It was shown that continuous "riding" of members cf OW MASSACRE OF COSTER'S BAND By the Associated Press. Billings, Mont., May 10. Prelimi nary to unveiling the Custer monu ment, now under construction in the city park at Hardin, an exact repro duction of the massacre on the Little Big Hern will be staged on the site of the hi storic battle on June 25, it is announced by the Custer Battle anniversary association of Hardin. Approximately 500 Crow and Chey enne Indians, representing the Sioux, will take part in the mimic battle against members of the American Le gion and troops of cavalry, represent ing Custer's handful. Permission has been obtained from the federal government for use of the national cemetery for the spec tacle and Gen. Hugh L. Scott of the historic seventh cavalry has announc ed that, he will attend as probably will Mrs. Custer. ,The war depart- By the Associated Press. Washington, May 10. President Harding is not asking for delay in the adoption by the ' house of the peace -resolution but because cf the situation in Europe is not desirous of its early passage, it was said to day., i FRENCH OFFICERS HASED Br in n CASE Sj By the Associated Press. Opelln, Upper Silesia. May 10. Insurgent Polish forces have crossed ti Oder and captured the town of Kosel after hard fighting. The popu lation is fleeing in panic. The French control officers took refuge in the Kosel barracks and the Poles op ened fire on him there according to in terallied reports. . Numerous casualties occuri'ed at a railway station when the Poles drove the Germans out after three days' fighting. - M'NllltS" FREE OF PRISON r su 1 By the Associated Press. Sari Quentin, Cal., May 10. John J. McNamafra was released from the state penitentiary here today after serving a term of nine years and five. months for the dynamiting of the Llewyellyn Iron Works in 1910.' He was sentenced to serve 15 years, .but earned the minimum sentence because of good conduct. RE Tfl ACCEPT . TERMS OF ALLIES By the Asociated Press. Eerlrf, May lQv Acceptance of the allied ultimatum relative to re parations in the reichstag was ex pected today. The centrists and the majority so cialists as a result of their confer ences yesterday decided to align themselves in favor of the entente demands, while the democratic and people's party held a long session last night, it was stated that all politi cal parties were approaching the in evitable. The people's party was reported last night to feel that opposition was futile. Yesterday's events appear to show that the situation had resolved itself to a competition for first place in the assenting column. . . ADMISTATION HAS NEW MEXICAN POLICY Bv thfl AseruMatorl Enn Raleigh, N. C, May 10. R. H. Mc- I .vmK -v TT 1 iwu,r Y-Jy' a Jumr at the ! North Carolina State College of Agri culture and Engineering, entered a plea of nolo contendere to simple assault when he was arraigned in Wake superior court today on a charge of hazing and judgment was continued upon the payment of costs. He tendered a piea of not guilty to hazing. President Ridtfick of State Col lege was advised of the defendant's plan and told Solicitor Norris he had no objection. The charge against McComb grew out of a hazing episode at the col lege two months ago when the door to the room of at least one student was broken into and a number of freshmen received haircuts and were otherwise mistreated. The college authorities started an investigation, later turning the case over to the Wake county grand jury. Hazing is a statutory offense in North Carolina. MARIN E STRIKERS RUN NEGROES OFF By the Associated Press. Baltimore1, Mtay 10. Three hun dred or more alleged marine strik ers and sympathizers stormed the customs house doors here today in an effort to get a party of negro strike breakers who had taken ref uge in the building. Several of the negroes were sev erely beaten before the arrival of the police who drove the assailants' off. - FUNERAL DIRECTORS rkintto ,.1nK nf tli S-niVi At-' npr.f, iH"! hns offered to cooperate m lantic Association by a certain co- every way possible. terie of fans had developed to such t Following the "battle" there will be a basket dinner at Government Fark. Crow afrency, and afterward, spectators, troops and Indians will go an extent as to be obnoxious "to the players. - In the ninth inning of yesterday's miiip Kolseth invited the tans to the U WoWKn n-lier thP Custer monu markets and W. R. Meadows, in charge j playing field and about a dozen re-J ment wall be unveiled with proper cer- ot tne cotton division will represent sponded. b ite and Kolseth engaged the aepartment. Mr. Meadows willim ;a fight. J?it3 was imed itb and read a paper on "Universal Standards ! Kolseth paid the costs. for American Cotton The Liverpool conference will be at tended by all the cotton interests from the growers to the manufactur ers. The first conference was held in New Orleans in October, 1919. ,May Close 12.80 13.2GI VE FEDER8TI1 FACTS ON IUSSI LARGE SUGAR RODUCTION By the Associated Press. Washington, May 10. Final fig- ! ures on the 1920 sugar production By the Associated Press, issued today, by the crop reporting! Cincinnati, May 10. The execu bureau confirmed predictions of a(tive council of the American fedeiv record production exceeding the 'alien of labor was preparing data 1910 crop of beet and cane sugar, i today to present before the conven- The total r.vas placed at 120 143 tion in Denver to show that th, Am- 13.80(tons. 80 per cent cf it' being sugar, crican federation cannot support anv 14.15 1 About 28 per cent of theca ne acre- move to recognize the Russian soviet 14.221 age was in seed acreage. j government. Various addresses, a band concert, a men's chorus with the Indians array ed on one side and the American Le gion men and cavalry troops on the other, will include a part of the cer emonial. An Indian powwow and a street dance at night completes the day's program. , People from everv part of the state, as well as many without its borders, ar.e expected to attend in view of the historic nature' of the cel ebration, marking the anniversary of the most famous events in the west. o- Bolshevism and the tendency to think in terms of class distinction are defense reactions of inadequates, afraid of facing their own problems. Dr. Stewart Patton, neurobiology lecturer, Princeton University. By the Associated Press. Washington, May 10. The admin istration's policy toward Mexico has "been well determined" it was stat ed today authoritatively, but o cials are not yet readv to enunciate it. BAPTISTS GATHER MEET AT SALISBURY 3v the Associated Press. Salisbury, N. C, May 10 The 32d annual . convention of tha Norch Carolina Funeral Directors and Em balming Association and the travel ing men's auxiliary opened a three day session here this afternoon. In conection wiih the meeting the state examining board will examine about 30 for embalming licenses. The traveling: men have an elabor orate display at a local empire hotel including latest styles , in . - burial dress, which they say change as rapidly as styles for the living. GIVEN NN YEARS E MITTEL APPEALS By the Associated Press. Orangeburg, S. C, May 10. Ed ward M. Mittel, prominent banker and business man. convicted of the slaying of J. H. Peterson last. November, to day was sentenced by the trial judge to nine years in the state prison at hard labor. Counsel Sfcr Mittel immediately gave notice of appeal and bond was fixed at $15,000. , . ,- '. .. Wl FOR BIG COM NT QN By the Associated Press. Chattanooga, Tenn., May 10. Offi cers and managers of the Southern Baptist convention, which opens in 69th annual session tomorrow, began arriving today. Rev. Mr. Williams of Sanford. N. C, enrollment clerk, is among the early arrivals. COL. HARVEY LANDS AT ENGLISH PORT Southampton, Eng. May 10. Col. George Harvey newly-appointed am bassador to the coui't of St. James, arrived 'here this afternono from the United States. TO START WORK ON SWIMMING POOL Work will begin on the swimming pool in Carolina Park tomorrow morning at 7:30 o'clock. . All members of the American Le gion . their friends and any others who desire to help, are requested to meet in the park promptly at the hour with picks, shovels, teams and other equipment that cvn'be used in moving dirt. Team?, scoops and plows will be needed. Persons willing to lend tractcrs, teams, plows and scoops will pleasa notify Russell M. Yount, Donald S. Menzies; or, better still' be on the ground. ' At least four teams are needed, and three scoops can be used to ad vantage. Many members of the legion will furnish - substitutes; other3 will work. Any other persons who wish to contribute labor for the pool will please communicate with the forces at the pool.