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WTClt YOUR lW I.ABEL record subscribers ,houM renew at least "1 la.v before their WEATHER Rain and colder to night and Sunday. Mod erate to 'fresh shifting winds. Ascription expire ESTABLISHED SEPJ BER 11, 1915. HICKORY, N. C, SATURDAY EVENING DECEMBER 9, 1922. PRICE FIVE CENTS fci J 1 I J V .-I - II V- I - VI V V f AV ' LF .' I I - I I Jr I . i.i - - - ""jl M M.M-ir i FFrirfW5 : ASTORTA' Mayor and Police Chief lion Dollar Blaze to Active in That Section Work of Relief Be gun Along with Appeals for Help. Bv thi' .V-'wiated Press. Astoria, Ore, Pec. 0. Incendiarism ,va. n'!P'iNible tv the big fire yes tenliO'. t,u' Piion of Mayor Brim npraml Chief of Police Carlson. Local radicals arc under suspicion, authori ties pay. lnvftiirntion indicated that the fire hcjinn in two separate places, accord ing to Chief Carlson. Astoria today surveyed its losses from the $12,000,000 fire, which yes terday nr.od 2-1 blocks of the city's business section, and set on foot to aid the :00O persons rendered homc Iiks by the fire. With the heart of the city in smoul dering ruin, plans for rebuilding were nebulous, but it was the general senti- i i ' Dient Wat .TCi'iisi-ucu-in uu a larger scale would start as soon as the more immediate needs were supplied. Han JitJs of telegrams offering aid were revived and the relief committee an nounced urgent r.eed of funds. Word came from Portland that a srniai train carrying supplies would bt tnt today. , , 5,lii85.l UTKOVKS JOINT COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS RELATION By the Associated Press. . . . ' Tokio, Nov. IT. Discussing rela tions between Japan and America be forp the college of Commerce of the Imperial University Dr. David Starr Jordan. Piesident Eme.itus of Lejand Stanford University, approved the pan Miwstcd by Viscount Shibusawa k the appointment of a joint com miinn to discuss the matters. "Such icommissimi could not settle the points at i.-!' tie which niuot go to the, courts but it would servo to dispel misundcr utaailincs on both sides, a matter or the highest importance," he said. "Thf Washington Conference was i groat triumph of common sense and common decency. Its main achieve ment was to prick the monstrous and dangerous bubble of war-scare assi duously inflated by evil-minded men on both sides of the Pacific. "Janim and America will be neigh bor." for t Ho next thousand years, and it is iro"d business as well as good moral.- to be enighborly." ; EAST K UN CAROLINA TO DO SO.MB ADVKKTISINC By thi' Associated Press.' Wilson. X. ('.. Dec. '.).-Plansi for the Kat( i n Carolina Chamher of Com merce cxnosition here beginning March !!, 192a,' are being completed by N. G. Bartlttt, manager of the organi zation. "This exposition is being 'promoted for the purpose of advertising this sec tion of the state. and its resources," cue of the officials stated. "Wilson niade the highest bid for. the exhibi tion and was decided upon as the site. The largo tobacco warehouse here will boused to house the exhibits. "A speech by Governor Cameron Morrison will open the week; of festi vities and a parade will follow. There will be other addreses during ,the ex Position by speakers of national, repu tation. Attendance prizes will be giv n and many events in conection with the exposition are being planned," it v''a stated. 51 RSIT n; GIVEN TEN if. YEARS PENALTY r ' Fred Marshall, who entered a pica f) suilty 0f murder, in the- second dc-f-'S before Judge J. Bis Rav last Saturday for the slaying of his. fa .T. 1). G. Marshall, near Granite J.j"s last July 4th, was sentenced to utteen years' imprisonment. Monday ininjr, however, Judge Ray re JPened the case and charged the sen wnce' to ten years. Marshall was wwn to Iialeigh Monday and placed "the penitentiary by Officer R. G. Jaompson. ' Marshall's trial began Friday. . He jnU'rcd a plea of not guilty and the aiate atetmpted to get a conviction Vf Ilrst degree murder. Solicitor "H'wan. who went home when court turned for Thanksgiving, failed to 'l'turn to take un the case, and J.- F. ppainriour, an attorney of Morgan conducted the case for the Stato n the solicitor'H.nhsonce. The evi- ?.l,fie brought out showed that Mar- bad been called from his home, if unlr-'d yards . from the home ru "'"."iner, by his mother, lie ad mitted on the standi Ahat .he 'had JJ'.'fl hit! gun and took it with him "u "'so admitted that he, shot his fa r ,n the back twice, and , thejf. as a i w thi'p tu""n4 shot ihim. again,- In J lh" fired five shots,' from, tho: 32 '" ber ristol. Followinc : Marshall's K lor sipiii!ii v.n n ficrht. 'the . l' hut ti iicci.nt . tW rniiinromise b! SL'COl,, 1 degree murder.Lenoii' New Tl 1, II' hill. y that is out of power JVn. H'H I In. most idoals. -Washington caused: S RIG LOSS Attribute Twelve Mil Incendiarism Radicals cur scho as a result of a conference today x;tveen Superintendent Carver and viij rnysician .liunsucker, approve, IV Mfivnw V,..,. 1 r. i , announcement was i.utue mat tne public schools would reopen Monday morning. They have i iiwwi since Monday. Inasmuch as all public places have remained open and the activities of me citizens ariH fhin rsn , v,.. i:--. I .i . .-..--.. 4I vuici mica nave not been mterefered with in the least, it did not seem proper to con tinue cioseci tne most important week dav institutions in TTir- knrv The influenza situation was report- l u ,mProve m tins community. " " never oeen. serious, although mere nave Deen many cases, unusually mild ones, reported by physicians. The town has nursued its various activities as if nothing: had haDoenprl. Ev resuming study on Monday, the scnools will not be reouired to make ui) a month a t the end of the sprim term. ' - ; ; r ; : JJy the Associated Press. Chicago, Dec. i). The docket of the United States railroad labor board today bore no record of disputes be tween railroads and their emplbyes, n decision yesterday cutting 500,000 from 11,000 telegraphers on It Western roads having disposed of the final case. By that decision the hoard declared it corrected inequali ties caused by a provision in a former interpretation of a federal railroad administration leader and that the do cision was not made with a view to reducing wages. In railroad circles the board's deci sion with an appended resolution was taken to mean that there will be no more wage changes until the ipresent economic condition changes. The decision of yesterday becomes effective' January 1:2 1923.' ' ' 1 " EXPEGTREPBISflLS FOB EXE By the Associated Press. ' ' London, Dec. 9. ine expei-iaium tWflt vesterday's executions in Dublin will be followed by further shootings expressed today by some ot tne . 11 T . 1 -v ntirc! Dublin dispatches to tne lohuuh papers. These correspondents are con vinced that a train or repairs as will bllow. ' , ,. Daily Mail's Dublin correspon dent says there are at least 100 des- rierato men in tne city wi.u regard for their lives and who will toi low the advice ot leauers re- prisals. By the Associated Press. Greensboro, N. C Dec. 9. Capiases for W. L. Coltrane, election judge, and R. L. White, Jr., election regis trar of New' Market '.township, Ran dolph county, for refusing to permit T L. Cox, a qualified, voter, to cast hiV ballot had not been issued from the federal offices here today. The vc. will likely be served in a few lAtihW B Til mm IB! !BII IE CUTK daVS. . ' -...AiiiLA nFTRMT TIOPQC TiOiTVDrD UL OI L. H i L'U fiS J . By the. Associated Press." Detroit, Dee. 9. Detroit baseball fandom. which' lnvaiiv w' the Detroit Tigers whether they were "up" or "down", has set itfs heart on . v. . - -. JltlO supported an American league pennant for 1923. position to third place in the 1922 race are expected by. the fans to be strong: m i..j than they vere this year. tanK iavin, president of the clnh I..,. ., oeneves that such should' be the case. Poor pitching has been the downfall of the Tigers for several years, in the opinion of observers. Next season. Detroit will start with the best string f hurlers,"of which the local outfit las boasted in a number, of years In speaking- of his team's prospects' Mr. Navin said: "We should have the best pitching staff in this history of the club. "Rio' Collins, whom we obtained from Bos ton for Howard Ehmke and other play- fi6, wm give us help where we need, it most. Sylvester Johnson, but nearly the entire season, due to injuries, un doubtedly will deliver. Herman Pill ette, one of the leading ' pitchers in 1922, and who with Johnson was ob tained from the Pacific Coast, league, will, with Collins head our hurling Jtaff. It is possible that we will make one or two deals this winter that will give us even greater strength in the oox The team will be strengthened at second base by the addition of Del Pratt. Blue is one of the best first basemen in the game and Rigney, with but one year in the majors, already i onsidered one of the best shortstops. t third, we have Haney and Jones, excellent fielders. Jones? a left hand ed batsman, can alternate with Haney, i righ hander. "In Bassler, we have a great catcher nd Woodall is close. behind him. The Ybllrty of the Detroit outfield is too veil known to need comment. "The club with an even break, should io better next season thn in 1922, .vhen we finished third," CUBS LONG ON CHAMPIONS Jy the Associated Press. Chicago, Dec. 9. Chicago's nation- il league baseball club is long on hampions. It claims to have the tall lit and shortest men in the major sagues and also the strongest player. Ernest Osborne, a pitcher, standing j feet fi 1-2 inches in his stocking feet, indoubtedly is the tallest player in ,he majors.. Earl Adams, who came o the Cubs from Wichita Falls, Kan., it i ' .s a secona oaseman, ana measures )r.ly 5 feet 4 inches. Lawrence "Hack" Miller, who came from the Pacific Coast league is said :o be the strongest man in baseball. Ho is the son of Sebastian Miller, who "or years was known about Chicago xnd the middle west as the "strong nan," and whose tests of sti-ength ire well remembered by the old timers, jack inherited much of his parent's iriake-up, but he prefers playing base ball to touring the country. " However, for the edification of his teammates, "Hack" has picked up a horse shoe and taking hold of the 'icels of the iron shoe, straightened it ut. He also will push a nail through a two-inch plank with his thumb. He is a hitter of the slugging type, his blows having plenty of strength be hind them. i . LITTLE FOR GEORGIA Gi By; the Associated Press. Macon, Ga., Dec. 9. Miss Olean Courson, who was shot Thursday night,, was still in a dangerous con dition at a local hospital today. Physicians said her chances for re covery were poor. ; . ; The body of Paul Funderbttrk, com panion of Miss Courson.an the auto mobile ride from a local hotel where she was employed to her home, will be shinned to Rome, Ga., for burial M. D. Wood, boyhood playmate ot Miss Courson, who for seven years had sought her hand in marriage anCt , who is held . for thV murder of ?.,J,i.Y.Ki.T.if sppiined unconcerned in r utiuciur111) " . . the county . jail today. , . .. .- ' He was more concerned last night nf checkers than the Par be played in the shooting. iIVV-1 Si-'.'. - - iinor m r M 1 9 T OR C Id By tho Asr-.ociat.eJtl Pi'er-s. Charleston, S.' C, Dee. 9. Twcnty persons were injured, two seriously, when the second section of passenger train No. 80, Atlantic Coast Line, ran mto local passenger train No. 52, dur ing a heavy fog at Harahan station. 12 miles from here at 7 o'clock ihU morning. A number of the injured were brought to local hospitals after phy sicians, going out from here in auto mobiles., had administered first aid. Geore Scruggs, of Greenville, S. C, a mail clerk and Ike Epsivick of Sum ter, S. C, a traveling salesman, were the two most seriously injured. TIT 1 1 j - 1 jCi i . . j. ui; iota, rrem leit vn"rieston toe Augusta and Greenville at 3 'o'clock this morning and stopped at Harhan on account of a hot box. rrT -I i n -. -r - , ine secona section ot fso. eu was running more than an hour late. The engineer, it is said, failed to see. the signals placed by jthe local. The local carried a steel pullman and this crashed into the seven day coach ers, where most of the injured were found. , . COTTON f By the Associated Press. New lork, Dec. 9. The cotton narket showed renewed steadiness during today's early trading. First prices were steady at an advance of five to six points on overnight buy ing orders. The advance met some realizing and southern selling on the idvance. - Open Close December 24.82 January 24.82 24.88 '24.92 25.12 March 25.05 May 24.96 25.08 24.73 July 24.70 Hickory cotton 21 1-2 cents TO PLAY VALDESE FOR NEW BERN RELIEF The Hickory town team will -1?" the Valdeso , athletic club in basket ball at the armory Monday night, the proceeds going to New Bern relief. NEWTON TEAM WJNS The Newton Hierh school basket ball team outplayed the Hickory Highs here last night and won 21 to il m a tnriinng game ueioie u wis. srowd. The Hickory guls were defeated by tho Lenoir College girls. i : Giants Funeral r A block and tackle was neces sary to remove the nine -foot coffin containing the body oZ Captain George Auger;" famous" circus giant- from his late residence in 2-Ccw York. Auger, known to thou sands of circus-goers, died from an attack of indigestion. ' ILpp Ifn'S'TTc Raleigh. Dec. ,9. In 1922 ; careful sts were made with" th" -'-.'Irird ces dust. poison method for coni-al of boll weevil, five tests'" were In -Scotland county and one in Bladc.i. This work was under immediate supervision of Mr. W. B. Mrtbee. extension stMirtialist. in entoijrtogoly. - " The method followed . is fully ex plained in Farmers' Bulletin 1202 U. S. department of agriculture, and cir cular 124, N. C. extension service. These publications are obtainable from county agents, or by applying direct. From 3 to 6 dustings i were given, at night and the results gave a net profit in every test. An average of all six tests sho ws that the dusted cotton yielded 328 pounds more seed cotton per acre than did the undusted cotton. and this was worth $29.7G, one of the -ests being with , long staple cotton; suotvacting the average cost of dust d t or : n , t my, i.oo per acre ior tne season- there is an average net profit of $24.88 per acre from the ..operations. This proves that the dust-method was high ly profitable. A table is given showing names of tanners whose tieids were used, num ber cf dustings, yiel'd of dusted and un dusted plats, gain, value of gain, cost, and net profit per acre, in each of the six tests. The recently ..announced "Florida method" is under study and it is plan ned to try it in North Carolina dur ing 1923. " MR. CHILD'S STATEMENT Springfield Republican. 1 In general Mr. Child, official observ er for the United States, bases his statement to the Lausanne conference of the American attitude toward the question of the straits upon the doc trine ot the open door. That serves well so far as commerce is concerned, but is more difficult to apply to the passage of ships of war. His argument against the neutralization of the Black sea is therefore otherwise based. No nation, he declares, is more ready than the United States to uphold the need of maintaining a naval force to act as police to protect American citizens, as was recently shown m the Near East. bhips of war, he urges, are not nec essarily- agents pdesti-uctio,'' and he"acTds 'We want access" tovef"y free' body of water in the world, and the United States is not going to be satis fied unless American warshiys ai-e al lowed to pursue their peaceful errands wherever American citizens and Amer ican merchant ships may go." The nevolent spirit shown by the United States navv in Near Eastern . waters beyond question, yet the general principle enundiated here is of rath er staggering breadth. All nations may send commercial vessels into the Great .akes, from Ontario to Superior is it to be inferred that where their citi zens and their merchant ships may go they have an indisputable right to send ships of . war for protection ; Cer tainly Mr. Child would not admit that; he will have to explain therefore why the United States has. a right to de mand that the Black sea should not be given a status similar to that of the Great Lakes. Innocent as may be the errands of American warshiys, not all naval op erations are so4peaceful and humani tarian in character. It is stated in London that if Russia builds up its naval strength in the Black sea Great Britain will ask the United States to call another Washington conference to deal with this question. But , to such a conference Russia would have to oe invited, and if Russia should show that its naval plans resulted directly from thfi admission to the Black sea 01 the warships' of all nations its logic might be difficult to meet. For it can hardly be contended that the main function of shins of war is rescuing refugees, or tVint. tht admission of sea power to a basin from which navies have long been excluded may not call tor detensive measures by the riparian states. Mr. Child" in his statement may have com mitted the United States more deeply against the demilitarization of nearly landlocked seas than was quite prud entfat thiiUime-.r . .- l..s..i,YiTi t ' u ' HRfln AT EP1! The bishon of Western North Caro Una. Rt. Rev. J. M. Horner, D. D., will be in Hickory tomorrow evening and will be the preacher at the even-. t t.hp Enisconal church: This is the first official visit the hietinn bas made to this parish since the new diocese was formed and the church people of Hickory as well as . -1 -ia.. -..:n his many irienas in tne uit.y wn wci come him to the Ascension parish. Tho bisbon. who .must make at ion t rnfi visit to each narish every vpar. has had an extra amount of this fall due to having to be nut nf the diocese for sU long at o-eneral eonveition in Portland. Tho nublie is cordially .invited to attend all services, and especially to this evening service tomorrow, ' ; Anntftpr millionaire has just mar- iJr j o. m'iiifnl cntiififlv aetress. . It's K:A funny h'ow these singers are able to '.patch on to the heirs. Manila Bullet in, .. s BCOPAL CHURCH I SOUTHERN POWERCO. HAS LARGE Expect to Complete Sixteen Million Dollar De velopment Disring Coming Year Biggest Eve? Undertaken in South Additions to Wa ter and Steam Plants More Demand For Power. ELECT .OFFICERS Or ffifll John W. Aiken will be commander of Hickory post. No. 48, American legion, for the coming year, his elec tion taking place at an interesting meeting last night. While there wa'.4 discussion of other Questions, no ac tion was taken on them and the mem bers connned their activities to tb- choosing of officers. Others elected last night were: ' C. Lawrence Cline. vice-commander- Fred M. Hildebrand. adiutant: Cecil T. Best, finance officer: "Rirhar.l T-T. Shuford, service office : Rev. W. R. Bradshaw, chaplain; Earl N.. Carr, trustee. The executive committee consists of ila.ior George L. Lyerly, Bascom B. Bteckwelder, Dr. Jtt. bhutord and the board of gover nors, John W. Aiken, Cecil T. Bost, Fan N. Carr, Lawrence Cline and M. C. Baldwin. Joseph L. Murphy is the retirinc commander and Laurie A. Deal the retiring adjutant. . U 3 By the Associated Press. Philadelphia, Dec. 9. Georges Cle- menceau, speaking today m the city where America's declaration of inde pendence was signed, urged that Am erica come back to Europe to help bring independence there. He was given it long ovation as he appeared on the platform of the Acad emy of Music. The academy profiu;eiy decorated with the Stars and Stripes and the French ti i-color was packed. ACKNOW LEDGE CHECK OF HICKORY .FTRwN The Hickory fire department has received appreciative letters from the New Bern fire department and cham berf of commerce for its check of $25 for relief of the sufferers in that eity. The local iremeiit were quick to put at the disposal o the New Bern department this sum. - lira FIGHT By the Associated Press. Perry; Fla., Dec. 9. Peace prevailed here early today with state and county authorities reporting no racial out breaks during the night following the burning at the stake of Charlie Wright, 'negro, early last night after his alleged confession of the murder of Miss Ruby Hendry, a school teacher, here last Sat urday. The police say that the mob which gathered from the northern section of the state quietly dispersed after Wright's body had ; been burned. FlliCE IS REftOV nn i KKnnaTnniiii K fl U KS H i ! By the Associated Press. , 4 London, Dec. 9. Premier Poincare i towards the close of the first session of the conference' of allied premiers here, today Js understood to have said that France Would consent; to a two years' moratorium for Germany if cer tain economic guarantees accompanied it.- - -- ' TIGEn II IPFE1L BI PROGRAM By the Associated Press. Charlotte, N. C, Dec. 9. A con struction program," which involves an investment of approximately $16,000, 000 and is said to be the largest ever attempted by any corporation in the south, will be completed by the South ern Power Company during the com ing year, it was announced by offi cials here today. This program includes the building of two hydro-electric power plants, ad ditions to two steam-electric plants, which will add 200,00 horsepower to the company's generating capacity; the construction of 200 miles of trans mission lines and a number of trans' formers and switching stations, accord ing to the plans. . 'The two hydro-electric plants are at Mountain Island, Gaston county, N. C, where 80,000 horsepower will be developed, and Dearborn Station, Great Falls, S. C, where 00,000 horse power wiil be established," it was stated. "Work upon both these plants was started a year ago. The Dearborn plant, it is anticipated, will be ready for ciieration in March. The Mountain Island plant, a much larger undertak ing, is scheduled for completion in August. "The steam plant additions, accord ing to the. contract?, will be ready for operation by September 1, 1923, in time to supply the deficiency in .hydro electric power which usually occurs during September, October, and No- ' J- Ci i. VOLM V iow w, XV. tne- streams. fc--WH.-u'jp4 "The stqam plant additions will be at Mount Holly, where 40,000 horse power capacity will be added, and at Eno, University Station, N. C, where 20,000 horsepower will be added. The cost of these additions will be approxi mately $2,000,000. "The 200 miles of new transmission lines, which not including substation urn! switching equipment, will repre sent a;i investment of more than $2, 000,000 and will be completed during the early Hummer, 'fha longest and r.io;-.!. important, of these lines is rom "Lookout Shoals, west of Statesville, to Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point, a distance of more than 75 miles. ' ' "Three lines will radiate from the r.few power station at Mountain Island, extending respectively to Salisbury, Gastonia and Mount Holly. Other lines will ! 'be built between Hickory and Rhodhiss, and between Shelby and Carolcen, while one fifty-mile line is being built from Great Falls to New berry, S. C. "The new lines will give the South ern Power Company a total of 2,400 miles of transmission and distribution lines in it's system, making itone of the most extensive transmission sys tems in the world. "The construction 'program, being put through at the present time is the largest ever undertaken in the his tory of the Southern Power Company, or any other power company in south ern states," the statement continued. "The demand for power by the rapidly growing industries of the Carolinas is such, however, that the company al ready has sold all of the power it dares to sell against the two new hydro-electric developments. ' "Further, indicating the rate of in dustrial progress "in North Carolina, applications have been received since the company stopped selling power, for several thousand additional horsepow er," it was stated. SENATOR EDGE WEDS . i MISS CAMILLA SEWALL f ' By the Associated Press. Bath, Me., Dec. 9. Vice-President and Mrs. Collidge and many other ho: tables, in the national capital and the country were here today to attend the wedding of United States Senator Wal ter Edge, of New Jersey to Miss Ca .lilla L. V SewalL . President and Mrs. Hading sent as their gift an oil painting-by Ash ton Knight entitled Cahors. . One of the saddest sights of the age is a bobbed head half way back to normal. Syracuse "Post-Standard.