1 1" "r,. their
Rain tonight and Fri
day. Warmer in the in
terior tonig-ht and,., in
north portion Friday.
SEPTEMBER 11; 19
HICKORY, It. C, THURSDAY EVENING,: DECEMBER 7,a922.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
m NEGRO HOUSES
..,f nrtr Commissioner Srotf Rrtnfe
iJy in"u . fw .
Conditions at New Bern, Where Fire Loss
Over Two Million Fire Company was
at Rowland Lumber Company Mill.
(in and asserting
in r.rgn. houses and
;ilfth,ir .hmvlH's, tho state
' Miartmriit Unlay issued
id W. A. s. '-it. deputy in-
, jf lust w''-
incident f tho fire,"
Iti'iiH-iit n'ti'l l,.v Captain
L thf finding f 'SI,1V h,Bh
jilhein'i" houses ami ev-
;ht OliuiH f tlu f"'' h(
it . . . . . : .
shinKK. i-ot by a spurK
utta nut' in use ior
, delay f t ho fire depart
ir.lt the mm'"." the tate
,:in;it. "five houses were
:,wly ami the wind blowing
n their arrial.
if U partnu-nt arrived it
J left a imzzzle and on com
inuzzk' found jhat it had
a wrench and had to go
jsn f this, Captain Scott
riihe Rowland Lumber Com-
sfliihwaH outside the town
Lithe entire fire department
won the scene and precious
; by the company not hav-
taro sized coupling, euusius
here where the loss was
vith a total value of $550,000
Am m n f
be! insurance covering $4uu,-
Mtesthe loss in the city at
ith in.nirar.ee of only $3o,-
mkr fire, he reports, was
,;n in a hot box. He suggests
Siring private corporations
TURKEY TO OUST
Hy the Associated Press.
Angora, Dec. 7. The Turkish na
tionalist government, it was announc
ed today, has decided that it cannot
accept the continuance in Tuikey o
the consulates or postoffices of any
powers at war with Turkey.
It is not clear to whom this action
of Turkey applies. Greece is still al
war with Turkey and technically tin
entente powers are still in a state of
war with the Turkish government. A
treaty making peaee between the en
tente and Turkey was signed at
Sevres in 1920, but it nas never beer,
ratified. The piesent Lausanne con
ference was called primaritly to make
peace between Turkey and Greece anc
the allies and Turkey.
;mney.s where 1,500 houses
an an a of 10 blocks, and
3,0im re mlered homeless,
Me colored and are in des-
By the Associated Press.
New York, Dec. 7. Counsel for the
various southern railroads today at
tacked the southern traffic associa
tion's proposal for reduced rates froir
northern points to the south. The
l.. .i,lnnl that- the ratps ni'O-
tandard sized couplings. " , ..uiM.a wam rpdnv-r
said he lound a for-' . , , fof tuat
the revenues xo sucn u .ca-wv
they could not operate.
It was said that if the carriers were
compelled to meet water rate com-
jpetiiton, they could do so wunom
l.rdruin.r their other rates materially.
L i! . I ... i 1 ... I
p stiHi reuirneu yesieruay
Yale's Initial Attack oil Harvard
r - -
This is how the Yala band v2l v 1 !
form In the enormous bowl Satur- NpM. fL
day to blare defiance at the Har- , Xl VV
vard Invaders. Old Eli's musicians SfSI fOT1 av
show Y they will win, and Har- KfeSfM -KVj
vard's band will give them "II." V SMiW VC-il
Both the Tale Bulldos and John V -
Harvard have t.een well-clawed by M3HeBI vL
the Princeton Tiger but despite A- itM
their wounds Tale can still glare . "-KW KTWJ
at the Crimson and play "Another f STlUfflS': 44!
Little Job for the Undertaker" rVMil
while the Crimson band retorts oKlT Kfo$J
with "Harvard Was a College . ANjSJ
When Tale "Was But a Pup." r, 5aP!
M RECORD M ULSTER TO STRY MANY SHRIKEHS
HEALTH FOR OUT OF IRISH ASSEMBLE D
1DM0IITHS' STATE GHMOTTE
, SCHOOL STANDARDS
Nov. ii; Th: L'overnmeiu
i in iu;m.' the Tokio and
tw technical schools, the
wr (.omnifrcial School, the
ihtr Xo:mal School and the
a Hither School to a .uni-
Htu.1. A now dental roll""-'
established, and post-gradu-
'Jftfil loe -l.led at If, higher
The coui'jic t.f .stnrlv at the
r"ign Lantruatre Seho'
'Jtno announcement made
WILL SEARCH PUCE
Bv the Associated Press.
Los AnglesDec. 7.-The home of
Ed T. "Gold Tooth" Johnson, pro-
moter of a resori in
fornia, was tne oDjecuve ;
,'nosse headed by Snerui
which left Los Angeles last, night
ri.-a PViilins. ham-
in search oi mr. '
mer murderess, who escaped . -Los
Angeles jail Tuesday following
her conviction of the murder of Mis.
v.. 4 i (-,-,,
'W"n, Dec. 7. Pronosals for
ltnt dfevclormif-nt of fertilize
M Muscle Shoal. Ala., were
Senator Heflin, Demo
who said that gov
"Ptration merely meant de-
,ratd thnt Henry Ford's
aeceptc-fl and demanded that
action on pending
h dispose of the property.
;'"Ptcial ink rest are block-
in the present congress,"
,t8,said, adding that he bo
Ills ia.; i. .
-aunt's in thi next con-
FOUR ARE INJURED f
y the Associated Press.
New. York, Dec. 7. Life insurance
eath claims up to November 1 showed
hat the United States and Canada are
xperiencing a health record this year
Imost identical with that of 1921,
vhich was the best in public health
l the country.
These claims covering the deaths
for the first ten months of 1922,
mong 29,000,000 insured persons was
ubmitted to the lGth annual conven-
ion of the association of life insurr
nee presidents here today ,. by Dr.
ugustus H. Knight, medical director
f the Metropolitan Life Insurance
.'ompany of this city.
Forty-four life insurance companies
hich together average 83 per cent of
he total business in the United States
nd Canada reported death, claims of
.4 with 1,000 lives as compared with
.5 last year.
1 The . records of the five companies
eporting on industrial life insurance,
.hich comprises 53 per cent of the to
al of all industrial insurance writ
en, shows a death rate this year of
.06 per 1,000 compared with 9.4 last
IS. PHILLIPS IT
By the Associated Press.
Belfast, Dec. 7. Both houses of the
Ulster paidiament voted unanimously
today to "contract out" of the Irish
Free state, as permitted under the Ir
ish Free state act.
By the Associated Press.
Charlotte, N. C, Dec 7. Shriners
from throughout western North Caro-
Una gathered in Charlotte today for
the annual fall business ceremonial
and hundreds of others were expected
' Eight, engineers,". appearing one at
a time, submitted propositions to city
ecu:::'1 l'art night for a preliminary
report' on t":e Water situation and the
most economical means of increasing
the supply. Council simply wanted to
know : where, ..the city is now and where
it will go from here. That was under
stood by the engineers, . who made
their suggestions accordingly.
The city wants to know the feasi
bility of obtaining, a gravity supplv,
the ccst of improving- and enlarging
the present iplant to tak- care of the
needs of this community over a period
of years and the possibility Of de
veloping electric current to operate
the nower plant and light the city's
' streets. The remainder of - the cur
rent, if any, would be sold at whole
sale. On next Tuesday night council will
accept one of the offers made by the
engineers for a preHminarv report
covering the cost of allvbf these pro
jects if practicable -or ;of one f
them. The idea is to get plenty of
water at the lowest (possible rate for
the consumers.., , The engineers drew
lost and appeared one at a time, the
session closing: shortly after 11
Those appearing before the board
were Vann Livingstone, representing
Kyan Engineering Companyn, Colum
bia, S. C, Col. J. L
balem; Harold M
and Mees, . Charlotte ; J. N - .Ambler,
Vvinston-Salem: William O. Olesen.
Kinston; R. L. Greenlee, Marion; Gil
bert C. White. Durham, and . G. H.
Bishop, with th Carolina 'Engineerinr
while the board heard each engi
neer, the others adjourned to the fire
station and enjoyed the radio pro
Premier Sir James Craig stated in tomorrow for the election of officers
By the Associated Press, v , v
Sandiego, Cal., Dec. 7. Reports
reaching here that Mrs. Clara Phillips
was seen in Juanita, Mex., yesterday
ind that there was a possibility that
he had taken refuge in a cabin be-
ived to be owned by Ed "Gold
Tooth" Johnson, near Point of Rocks
on the ocean, proved false today after
nvestigation by the sheriff of Los
ngeles and a posse.
the house of commons today that Ul
ster would not appoint a representa
tive on the proposed commission to fix
the boundary between Ulster and the
Free state nor would she be interest
ed in the commission in any way.
TO PULL AMERICANS :
FOR SELLING ARM!
By the Associated Press.
Hong Kong, Dec. 7. An engineer
and storekeeper of the American
steamship President Jackson have been
threatened to six months imprison
ment on a charge of trading in arms.
and the initiation of approximately
;The proposed $500,000 shrine mos
que to be erected here was one of the
chief topics of conversation today
and it was expected thit action would
be taken on the matter at the after
noon business session. , . . ; -
Plans for aiding in the construc
tion of a hospital for crippled chil
dren, which, is the task of the nation
al association, and the question of
aiding- the New Bern fire sufferers
also were to be taken up.'
ROBBERS MAKE BIG HAUL
AT HEMPEL APARTMENT
CAN'T MAKE ROADS
PAY FOR JEWELRY
New York, Dec. 7. Frieda Hempel,
operatic star, returning to her apart
ment on Central Park west after a
concert tour, was notified that the
suite was robbed yesterday. . Jewels,
furs and apparel composed the great
er part of the loot estimated to be
worth between $25,000 and $50,000.
By the Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 7. Railroads are
justified in refusing to pay. damages
for jewelry that is lost or stolen from
the baggage of travelers, the interstate
commerce commission held today and
Mrs. F. Burley Jones, of Kirkwood,
Mo., lost a claim of $250, which she
made against the Missouri Pacific. ;
EH SCHOOL BOY'S
BODY FOUND TOD.
D- the Associated - Press.
Washington; Dee. 9. For the first
time in years the work of the general
land office is practically on a current
basis, Commissioner Snry declared to
day in his annual report. Final home
stead entries are now. acted u-pon with
in thirty to ninet" days after the
tinal certificate has been issued, he
said, and it is n longer necessarv for
an entryman to wait two vears or
more after having submitted satis
factory final iproof for his patent
Approximately 5,000 more patents
were issued during the fiscal ar
than in the previous one, involving
an increase of 2.787,000 acres. Of
this increase, 2,459,833 acres were
covered by entries under the home
stead laws, making a total of 9,632,
635 acres patented under these laws.
Entries were allowed for 10,367,153
acres of which 7,070,175 acres were
taken under the stock-raising home
stead act, :and patents wpre taken out
on a total of 12,904,821 acresa sub
stantial increase over the area patent
ed the year previous.
Total cash receipts for the year
showed a Surplus , of $3,848,598. 'The
field service, entrusted with the vin-
vestigation of all eh" effecti"-
the integrity of transactions involv
ing title to public 'qnds, as - as
the protection of public lands from
trespass or unlawful occunanc" rni-
,' Ludlow, Winston. J ted $199'? and turned over to tho
.Booker, with. Mees T.refsurV S'1.79.-114 -recovered through
i vii dim criminal iicuons in cases oi
depredations. During the year 117,533
acres were thus restored to the public
During the year 17,932 entries wore
allowed under the stock-raising home
stead act, bringing the total num
ber of entries under the act to 80,323.
embracing an area of 31,407,991 acres;
8,399 patents were issued under the
law, covering an area of 2.919,819
acres, bringing tho total number is
sued to June 30 uo to 14,130,090, for
an area of 4,550,416 acres.
There were natented under the act
of 190S, aunlicable only to the State
of Minnestoa, 19,089 acres firing the
vear, making the total natented under
the act 1,021.920 acres. .
Substantial progress was noted in
reclamation of djepert land':;; '1.671
final desert land entries were received r
and 1,656 patents i issued during Ihe
year as against 1,599 patented the
year t previous. ,
Under the Federal Water Power
Act, applications aggregating C74,000l
acres were received for action as
aeamst 552.590 the previous year.
By the Associated' Press! : ::
Dublin, Dec. 74-Presi'dent' "Gosgrave
announced to parliament this after
noon that Seanon Hales had been shot
and killed and Deputy O'Malley, who
was deputy speaker, had been wound
ed while they were on their way for
the parliament session.
The two victims of the shooting
were on a jaunting cause proceeding
alone the quays when they were at
tacked with' revolvers. : . .
Deputy Speaker O'Malley's wounds
mm CIUIHO CTiMDC
III U tJ La UHU2ibU' "a
a f.it ;;
B ythe Associated Pre ,
afternoon. The missile did not reacn
bomb throwers escaped.
... t-.t- o.t of violence
These-are me - - nrJlt5on of
reported during : xne
the Free State govc.
support, Ford's offer.'
RAISE' MK FOOD
BEk'k Tl'KSDAY NIGHT
tiU..,,."un iamoua nuniei
ICr1" lecture in the auditor
Til Ikht as the second
"t mil r... -
iHftil UM course, uiw'
Zr n"v Scouts. He is one
lt J mtcresting speakers on
4 -.v'cuu ii,(iay and it
'K t-n.wil will be out to
couts or from Lut.
By the Associa Press-
Los Angles, charlie Chap
ance, leading womw or Ch
: i ill with pleurisy "
an stated, however, tna,
Uition is not venous.
By the -Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. Y. farmers
should produce more of their own
foodstuff and buy less that must be
brought to them by railroads, accord
in o- to a survey of opinion among
25,000 farmers, 'made public today
hv the department of agriculture.
Mparlv 30 per cent of the food con
A their families
sumeu oy laimcia v..- --- -
yearly is not grown by them or in
thir I'mmpdiato vicinity, while it is
estimated that 79 per cent of the food
consumed should be grown on the
The president evidently does not be
lieve that persecution, hatred and
the curses for er-
UlSti"""'"""" -- , .
Anv map witn enouen Kiiuwicugc
of history to be elected president
the rontrarv. that religious
proscription is always fertile soil for
the culture of any ideas which, for the
good of civilization, snoum uc
ped out.AshevilIe Citizen.
By the Associated Press.
New, York, Dec. 7. The cotton Mar
ket opened- steady at a decline of one
to eight points owing to relatively easy
Liverpoor cables and no demand in
Manchester. There was considerable
Liverpool selling here during the early
trading, as well as liquidations, and
the market sold about' 12 to 15 points
net lower, the market steadied on
Hickory cotton 24 1-4 cents.
By the Associated Press.
Asheville, N. C, Dec. 7. The body
of Lloyd, Phillips, aged 17, a high
school student of Woodruff, S. C,
missing since last Saturday, was found
by a searching party near Emerald
falls, near Chimney Rock, yesterday.
The youth is believed to have fallen
from the top of the falls, a distance of
250 feet, in an effort to carve his name
at the highest point. v
' January t will be thedfme to 'cash
in those 19 IS" war savings stamps and
the Hickory postoffice is the place to
take them to be sent off or exchanged
for treasury saving certificates. Post
master Miller urges owners of the
1918 issue to bring them to the post-
office as s'oon as possible to avoid the
rush about the first of the year. The
government would be giaa to give
treasury . certificates in exchange for
the stamps, but is ready, if the owner
wants the cash, to have that ready by
the first of January.
1 lands released f'rom withdrawal
per-egatTon Of made sublet to
Abo'-' 1.000 elections under the act
were called for as against Knfx last
year, and in the maioritv of these
cases elections hav been filed and
entries allowed subject to the provi
sions of the act.
Under acts of Congress conferring
.pon fnrmr service men the re
ferential right of entry for ninety
dvf. in advance of other di-ritiop
disposition through survey or resur-
vev, . 475.790 'acres were restored to
entry, and 1,836,900 acres opened on
During the ves ix national forests
wer enlarged, five under special acta
of Congress, and one reduced. Three
hundred more applications for min
eral patents were received during the
-par than in the previous one, the n
'ications embracne an area of 53.043
lires--.Homestead- entries in Alaska
haveJbeen made extensively: 73 origi
nal entries were made during tne
fiscal year, embracing an area of 10,-
611 acres, while 71 final entries were
MAY OPEN SCHOOLS
MORE REFORMS ARE
URGED IN OFFICES
The new congressman riding the
fence on the prohibition question will
now join in singing, "Nobody knows
how dry I am." Norfolk Virginian-
' With' the influenza situation ex
pected to show continued improvement
during the remainder oi tne weeK,
the probabilities are that the city
schools, closed Monday afternoon, will
be reopened Monday morning. Dr.
Chas. L. Hunsucker discussed the ques
tion with Mayor Yount today, and u
was understood that it would practi
cable to reopen the schools...
The disease is fairly prevalent in
Hickory and this section, but it lacks
the violence that accompanied it two
and three years ago. The cases are
mild. --- , . ,
Mose of the new cases reported tms
week are in families where a member
already had it, and the , spread nas
rnt hppn extensive. .
Nobody , in Hickory, has Decome
alarmed over the situation and it is
no longer a topic of discussion on the
One young fellow who has a mua
case nas Deen uauiy upocu wciou
crVinol rinsed while he was indoors.
Ti. i;m.rtiat Iip was reouired
Llf wuiiicu in"'; x i
. , ' il 4- U 4 I v-t r mncf r-n 1 i - 1 -
dren were having a vacation. j sionai men,
P,v the "Associated 'Press.1 '
WncViipe-ton. Dec. 7. The national
civil service reform league, which be-
e-an in its annual convention today
took up. the question of removing the
postoffice department from politics by
the appointment of postmasters
. : - vjt.
strictly on a "m'erit system, uotne
questions concern the, appointment oi
pv-sprvice men to enforce the Vol
WILL AI BANKER
: BUILDING BURNED
By the Associated Press.
New Brunswick, N. J., Dec. 7.
Fred A. Davis, Middlesex county de
tective, announced today he planned
to question a New Brunswick banker ,
whom he believed had been an eye
witness to the murder of Rev Edward
Wheeler Hall and Mrs. Eleanor Mills
on the Philips farm on the night of
According to ; David the foankei,
whose name he declined to divulge,
has been mentioned in the case and
has been questioned at least, but has
refused to confirm or deny that he
was ork.therPhiliips farm at the time.
David, would not indicate why he
wanted to question him further.
y- th4 Associated Press.' , " ; ;
"Goldsboro, N. Dec. 7 The taw
building, a three-story structure, was
'gutted by f ire early today, entailing
a loss of about '$25,000. ;
The building was occupied by profes-
"NEW MEN ENLISTED
IN HICKORY CAVALKY
Eighteen members of the Hickory
cavalry troop have been discharged
in the last few weeks., Capt. Jack
Edwards announced today, and ' 11
new men enlisted to succeed them.
Those: leaving the service were. not
particularly interested in the organi
zation, it was said, and did little to
improve its standing in the commuity.
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