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HICKORY, N. C.9 MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 18, 1922. PRICE FIVE CENTS Charity VVitn a Practical Side Willi BostonVCoal Problem iTUiiiDs lEiiriy yr- - (h, dialed Tress. VhrK't'"'' IVr. IS. The six-story . . . . it m fru.-t I'lif' conti'i'1'1-' in',' en .ouui iryon street t- Keith vaudeville thea- !:ir'e number of oil tcers was two other structures .oriously il;; iii.i l': with a t :i t a I yd by fire early Sun- oss estimated at ap imatoly U0.000. Xhe roof v..is burned off an adjoin- n thivc-.-'iy uuiunng occupied by fSvktn;m ft-til 1 1 ami mail order lookard stationery store, and a num ,cr of of:'ii'i rs and practically all tho wnttiits t'i uu1 sirucuire were a total 10; ihic to fire and water. The Pied Pnt hiiUlirg on the south side of il Tru-t hiiMing was water-soaked mi roof t' cellar. It was head- xrur-i for tin- Piedmont Fire Insur ur fonipaiiy and the Morns Plan ami obtained numbers of ithi'l" dffk'OS. The firo was believed to have origi- lau'U in un' iuiiiiu-f ikuiii oi me 'r'j-t iiiiioir.,4' and had gained great v.ii.v. a I'll"" it as umvovereu i. . U ,j; avc ft'i' or.o or two minor injuries to rx.'.T., thoiv were no casualties in i. fin- which attracted hundreds of u!i. Ore of the heaviet down- o'.;r oi rani i Uarlotte has had this ,i: U-i':v.i to fa!! about the time the v v;;s un.le' control. Kail it not hocn for the heavy rains tin L-t vcik which. Jeft nearbv -iK's snaki '! and the aid given bv ;orrir:t-i of rainwater that fell iLtv tmonii'L;-. Fire Chief Wallace the l'!a:'.o might have proved as tiu'.;.-: u the- recent one at New Tun? if water were thrown into the wv: ra;n throughout the day and tn urn i!T.,i! street was blocked to Sim!!'! !!) lat al'lernoon as parts thi'finiit wall of the Trust building -W ir;t :: Awvl. lr.c'Secne of v. ' in '.v;i in twion ii rd and I- ourth trttt", on the we.--1 side of Trvon. I a M"ci; ot where the famous scKtt-noura: Hiviaration ot independ- ct U sail! to have been signed. n addition to the losses to business en and others whose offices and liiipnicnt were destroyed, the lodge 'Mr 'if tlie 1'iamatic Order Knights Khorassan, whi- h were in the Pied- '".t hail'jiri.'. were water soaked. The u-t builiiiny, which also wa known thf Academy of Music, had nothing ftUit tottering walls, the front part which h;-! tun.!;- f-4l!tn out. It 'nM'iX'c'.i'd s years ago and was a '.ck structure. Within recent month'? :had been purchased by C. W. John 'n at a price .aid to be $2.".'3,O0O. Total luss in the building occupied BrockmaiiV stre and offices was 'isct'l at nif.re than $100,000, while 'Ai-ands of dullars of damage was Mtiiy wat-r n the Piedmont build "2. Other nearby structures es JP"I with a few panes of broken .'In- si.r scorched awniriL's. from the ilsriic. ii'dic'n .i ...... .a ..i.,. i, f ''f ' '"' Tli'? loi .ses' generally were 1 to he w(..ll covered by insurance iitflouith there were numerous indi-v"'-ials who had no such protection feiiht fire. Mayor Walker announced that. he turn the city auditorium over to fee who.,- offices were destroyed M would erect temporary partitions main hall of the building. A check-up of injuries showed that Capta'n Al Moody of the fire depart- ytsutlorcd painful cuts from falling ' is and that ll. W. Stokes was knock A.l I tu "n, apparently by contact with 'weetne wire, but not seriously hurt. Electric- liyht and power was turned "mdim'nto'.vti Charlotte for several Mr during the fire. , : , By,.tho Associated Press. , ;Uui"n, III., l8.Shot down and . I Xl ( n a lonely roadside, Dan W'Ui-kc leturned today .to tell his "l Hi" trial of five men charged v "Hii'dor it, tin; Herrin massacre 1,11 "'Itourke "returned 'from the "'i'y had. r tnafifV t I MM I It TV H - - - '"ifstilv I' I ..!.... ...., ' by 6tl neuter today. lllllrrt . : UN H WW urn i ""hu! LLi I 'i uii ninvrnr nmn nnni TiV VIlAtU l r in i k hi ii ill ' UUVM1U TO GENTHftL ST ita r tca-Aw ?e "s. the Near East relief workers i . . . 1cm ine value of good roads bv h?Hiri? p-.ld in -.!. PhotO ShOWS O ffnrrr i loau iraoe at Alexandropol. Lt Alexandm! By the Associated Pi Denver, Col., Dec. 18. Three band its today shot and probably fatallv wounded Charles Linton, a federal re serve bank guard, and escaped with about $200,000 in currency of $5 de nominations which was being loaded 3 wing iudUU onto a truck from the mint to be trans- ferred to the local reserve bank The robbers seized the money 'and sped away in a car. As they fled, of ficers from the bank building fired at them. All the police in town were call ed out and sheriffs in adjoining coun ties were notified. 1 . While the robbery was going on, ac cording to witnesses, a second automo bile loaded with masked men and sawed-off shotguns 20 feet away ready rivn mvi m n ; By the Associated Press, Chicago, Dec. 18. Battling foot by foot through towering seas and freez ULNVLK ROBBERS CBfyTRflGT IS S1SHED IKErUGE foh: alarm system 111 F RHTfflG TH KFFP . big mm 9 1 ' ing spray the men who go down in j f.ne bill with the other which was made ships are fighting a battle to keep naV- oatturday by Chairman Norris of the igation open on the great lakes longer j agricultural committee. While sup that usual. . ....... porters of the Norris motion were at- Already the fight has claimed its toll lompting to get the floor, Senator of lives and before the last ship has j Hansdell, Democrat of Louisiana, sup been accounted for or been given up for porting the.. ship bill, claimed recogni lost, that toll may be greater. j lion and launched into a speech" in be Nearly a dozen died a few days ago half of-the bill when a Canadian steamer was dashed) .; to pieces within a stone's throw of safe-j Hp HI 1 1 51 IT! OKI PIlRWrV "th o thc Portoge fmilml I lUnf oUPtu, Saturday night 27 more were added I . nn fn imrn to the probable death roll when.sui- vivors of the tug Reliance, wrecked j last Wednesday on Lizard lslanu,: reached Salt Stc. Marie after almost ncrcdible hardships. . . . . ' ! By the Associated Press. Mount Holly, N. J., Dec. 18. Justice Kalisch today refused the ' motion -of Mrs. Dorris Brunen's attorney to dis miss the charges against her in con nection with the killing of . "Honest? t.l t. Tininon rarnival owner. Jus- tice Kalisch declared that "although the testimony in this case may be very meagre so far as Mrs. Brunen is concerned, the question must be deci- tied Dyja juij. EOMISSIDII t i t.'4 Bv the. Associated Press. . ; LauSanne, vec. io.- -. ister Tchitcherin of Russia proposed tr. the near east.conference com- mission studying the statu ,: kih straits a plan providing, ioi- cvu ,. 'I.. .n-A f 'control on international - ,;,b would be represented .Germany the United "- . t-..;j.:.. stntps. Vireat criunu, i.'riilU'C, Italy and all vnc cou uns-? 'bMS. on the straits, Ql Mlin CKE uns are - AA - ?.erS a " Wi BSWnf IN. X., Oirectiag, City, Manager Ballew today signe- t contract with Unas. Berst, southeast ern agent oi the Gamewell Fire Alarm telegraph Company, to install a 34- r-ox system in Hickory. Fire, Chief H 17 HfUJi- l t , ... xj. vTiuLuntr nas completed, the rais ing ol !j2,5U0 set as a condition by -.my council and the company will in stall the system as soon as possible The fire chief, by the wav. is receiv ing the congratulations of his friends on his success in raisinc- lhf mnnpu 4n r.ocM.r !-(- 1, -r j... ;nf Vt? ll Ztl "ul" ... . v inui iwtixoi v uuaiiicas 1 1 1 u are progressive and always are ready to do something to help the town. LPv.4thc...Aiis-:ocitv.ed Pjfesr,. - ' Washington, Dec. 18. Proponents or tnc administration shipping oil! won the lirst victory m the jockeying in the senate today, over the move oi opponents to displace the bill with the Norris agricultural (financing measure. When the senate met it had pending Iiofnvp i thr motion o rlictrilafo tbp S Will UU 1 j JS LU T I J !U?SI luLU y the Associated Press. Washington, Dec. 18. Plans have been completed by the prohibition bu- WIN FIRST FIGHT ON SHIPPING MEASURE i reau for a survey of enforcement con ' ditions in the far western states simi lar to that just completed by Com missioner Haynes in the south. Mr. Haynes, eccompanied by several of his bureau chiefs, will leave Washing ton January 18 for the west, J ! ISMS GAIL REHSA1 IS In spite of raw weather, a large num ber of people . met in the Reformed church yesterday afternoon to practice the Christmas carols and to make plans for assembling next Sunday- eyening ur.dcr group leaders to render this beautiful music. Mrs. S. H. Farabee, general chairman, presided over 'the meeting, and Mrs. R. S. Brown, head of the music department of the city schools, directed the children in the caroling. With Mrs. Hatcher at the organ, Miss Virginia Allen and Miss Bertha Deaton rendered beautilul solos. The. musical program included four carols to be rendered Christmas eve and the two solos. After the Dractice, the workers dis cussed the division of the groups and places where they will meet, it was said today that Miss Wilson, who has been ill for several days, will be out again Wednesday to take general charge of the work. ' THE NEW GREETING Nebraska State Journal. Good morning! Have you had your common: stock divided 1 . ..i - . ; the Associated Press. Rome, Dec. 1. Benito Italy's new prime ministc Mussolini, who until nine years ago was known as a -socialist, has begun his tenure of office by inexorably laying the axe to the root of all public service institutions own x! or managed by : tho state, such- as railways, telephones., telegraphs, let ter and parcelposts, which show a de ficit; and even .some others which are more or less successfully run.' The railways in Italy, are perhaps the mosj striking example of the dif ficulties and Weaknessesjof state man agement. During 17 yeajs of such con trol, declares Professor Ugo Ancona, an expert on financial' questions, they have ceased to be the largest-produc-3rs of national profit, and are today virtually owned by the rairoad men. Before the great war the railways brought in from 40,000,000 to 50,000,- J00 lire a year, which might be taken as interest on the five and a half '.bil lon lire which had been Spent on con structing thein. The deficit in 1921 was over a billion lire,' although the price of tickets- is now three times what' it was, and it is said that the deficit for 1922 will be still greater. - In fact, says Professor. Ancona, the net result of government"management is disorder on all lines,deficieney of ma terial, deplorable condition of running stock, service deteriorated, and dis- lpline entirely wrecked. The number of employees and their ages have enor mously increased; the average rate of pay having risen from 2,000 lire a year beiore the was to over 10,000 ire today... To this should be added the greatly increased number of strikes, tnd the fact that thefts on the rail way, which used to amount to about 10 million. lire a year, have now risen to over one hundred million. Five bil lon and a half lire were spent in 60 years in order to construct the rail ways; two and a half life have been pent during the 17 years of state con- rol to enlarge them. , Professor Ancona says further that hese troubles are due in large meas- lre to the tact that the Italian raii- oad lines run through sections of the ountry each with widely differing eco nomic, social and climatic conditions, hus creating a complicated and diifi- ult system impossible for the state manage successfully. Political in terests have been permitted too much nfluence in deciding wbre new lines vere to be built. Another great drawback to the pros- )erity of Italian railways Professor Vncona says, is that the workers have nsisted on an eight hour day, for all mployes, even for those whose duty onsists of opening and shutting a gate it a level crossing once or twice a day. fhis eight hour question has added 0,000 or 50,000 to the number ot the jersonnel,. and something like 500 mil- ion lire to the expense of operation. he only remedy likely to bring m reiern of economy and efficiency, ac- ordina- to this financial expert, is the adical one of gradually ceding to dif erent private companies the lines which, as one great whole, have been uch a failure in the hands of the tate. MM RESCUED FPMTUI By the Associated Press. Sault Ste. Marie, Dec. 18. Twenty- three of the 27 persons who have been missing since the tug Rsliance struck oh a rock off Lizard island last Wed nesday .have been saved, according to eports .from the tug Gray, '.which reached the wreck today. COTTON By the Associated Press. . New York, Dec. 18. The cotton market was active and rather excited at the opening today. Relatively firm Liverpool cables and private reports of rapidly, improving general trade con ditions in" England evidently stimula ted the buying movement which start ed after the publication of the govern ment crop estimate last week and the opening was firm at an advance of 23 to 40. points. v J-'.V Open Close 25.75 25.72 25.70 25.84 26.00 , 26.15 26.08 26.26 25.95 26.05 December January March May July Hickory cotton 25 1-2 cents W . H ' Va il DAUS ro It fe Hundreds of Boston citizens stormed City Hall to secure some of thc 25,000 tons of coal which the city obtained to meet the fuel problem. Here is a part of the crowd thronging the fuel committee's headquarters. nrnr u ii n inOJlLL !f y d." ' I" 0 U a j By the Associated Press. Statesville, N. C, Dec. 18. J. Robert Alalpne, S6 years, disappeared from his home in Shiloh township, Decem ber 9, and nothing had been heard from him until his body was found in a branch near his home ' late yesterday with a gash in his throat. Malone was said to have been insane and applica tion had been made to have him ad mitted to the state hospital at Mor ganton. He is survived by a wife and three children. By the Associated Press". "' . ' . Washington, Dec. 18. Thc nomina tion of Pierce Butler of Minnesota to be an associate justice of the supreme court was ordered to the senate today by a unanimous vote of the senate ju diciary committee. The committee act ed after receiving a report from a sub committee which inquired into thc nomination and recommended favor able action. Chairman Nelson announced he would make the report on the frist legislative day and bring it up for con futation as early as possible. Senator LaFollette df Wisconsin and Norris of Nebraska, Republicans, have announced they will fight confirmation. TRINITY TO CLOSE nni ippniHUT nc i UN HUUUUHI U! By the Associated Press. Durham; Nl C, Dec. 18. It was an nounced here' today that Trinity Col lege would be closed this afternoon for the Christmas holidays, two days ear lier than usual, because of a number of influenza cases" in the college. A total of 36 cases had been reported on the campus today. . riisiss boxes FOB OTEER BOYS Don't forget to have something in the box which is to be packed at the home of Mrs. K. C. Menzies Thursday evening by the Red Cross canteen for the boys of Ward uteen. There are ten sweaters, two pairs of bed slippers, three robes, two electric pads, one pair shoes, three, wool shirts, two -pair of pajamas, five fountain pens. Name and sizes will be given to anv one who will send a Christmas package to one of these boys and the card of anyone contributing money to buv anv of these articles win De pui m J '. .1 .11 1 J 4- ivi the package, asr tney an iove tu gci in dividual nresents. wo Vioiro tn n mint, on the men, as us ual, for help in the larger things; but if rnmes to cakes and good ats, we depend upon the lames, i jc phone as soon as possible to one ot the canteen committee" or send package to Mrs. K.C. Menzies' home. ' t ROYAL YACHT TO COMPETE ' IN NEXT YEAR'S RACES VV i-v -i 1 Tlrt Bv the Associated Press. 'London, Nov. 30. King George has definitely announced his intention ot fitting out the famous yacht 'Brittan ia' for racing-next year. BUTLER IS GIVEN FflVOMBLE REPORT i in ie1iciSE EXPORTS By the Associated Press. Washington, Dec. 18. American ex ports in November reached the highest point of the year, according to over seas statistics made public by the de partment of commerce today, gfving a total of $383,000,000. The November total is $12,000,000 greater than the value of October ex ports and $90,000,000 greater than the value of commodities shipped abroad in November last year. In comparison with November 1913 the increase was more than $138,000, 000. A brief statement by the department declared the November returns show ed that American agriculture and in dustry generally benefitted from the increasing port business .Detailed an- jalysis.of the trade, however, has not boon made. 3y the Associated Press. Washington, Dec. 18. There are enough motor vehicles in the United States to take the entire population for a ride at the same time, says the bureau of public roads of the depart ment of agriculture. At. the beginning of 1922 there were 4.2 motor vehicles for each mile of road in the United States.- One hundred and twenty vehicles per minute was the rate at which motor vehicles passed a bureau observing station on a trunk line highway in Massachusetts, recently. This rate was continued from noon to ten p. m. A tourist recently driving through four states was required to buy four different sets of lenses to make his headlights comply with state regula tions. In this the bureau sees great need for more uniformity' in highway regulations. Federal-aid highways placed under construction "in September amounted to 1,189 miles. . .. TO STUDY KELLER By the Associated Press. Washington, Dec. 18. The house ju diciary committee appointed a sub committee today to investigate what action if any, should be taken in con nection with the refusal of represen tative Keller, Republican of Minneso ta, to appear before the committee and testify as to the source of his informa tion in the impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Daugherty. By the Associated Press. Raeford, N. C, Dec. 18. L. A. Pot ter, aged 35, local insurance man. was killed last night when the automooiie in which he was riding' overturned at Rocgridge bridge one mile from Rae ford. No one was with him at the time of the accident. He is survived by his widow and two children. His neck was broken. EiyOUOH MQTOR CARS TO GARRY EVERYBODY SUB-COMMITTEE RflEFORD MAN DIES III AUTO ACCIDENT By the Associated Press. Los Angeles, Dec. 18. Wallace Reid, motion picture star, is on the verge of death and for several days has not been expected to live, according to his wife in an interview given the Los Angeles Examiner. One of the physi cians attending Mr. Reid corroborated his wife's statement, according to the Examiner, saying: "Mr. Reid has been near death for the past five or six days. His tem perature has repeatedly reached 103 and his pulst 130. His heart action is weak. He has fainted on average of three times daily and has lost 70 pounds in weight. Laboratory findings at the present time indicate he is suf- -fering either from complete exhaus tion or from influenza." ' The prysicians describing the ill ness, according to the Examiner, said: "His condition has no connection with liquor or dope, although his in dulgence in the past undoubtedly has affected him." Mrs. Reid in describing his condi tion just before the present breakdown said he wept and said: " 'How did I happen to let myself ffo : Whv couldn t I have stonned lone ago ? I thought I was strong enough'." In dignant denials of published re ports of "orgies" in the Reid home were made by Mrs. Alice Davenport, mother-in-law of the actor, to whom these reports had been credited.". "I know there are dope parties in Hollywood every one knows that," she said. "Wally has attended some of them. I do know that he has retudned from parties at some of the homes in Hollywood with a sad expression on his face and say: " 'Mother, I dn't like it. That isn't the way to have pleasure. It's all so false, so artificial'." PROHIBITION BOOMS TRADE IN POCKET FLASKS py the Associated Fress. New York, Dec. 18. If the Christ mas rum fleet reported to be bound for New York from the Bahamas suc ceeds in running the blockade of the dry navy, it should find New Yorkers imply supplied with receptacles for toting the forbidden liquor. Several manufacturers declared to day that the demand for flasks had trebled since the advent of prohibition. Shop windows with their Christmas decorations feature clandestine drink ing vessels which in "wet" days brought a shudder from society. Stores are selling thousands of flasks large ones for roomy coat pockets and small ones gracefully gracefully curved for the hip; expen sive containers of silver and gold and cheaper ones covered with imitation leater. Flasks are not the only drinking ap-. paratus on display. Shown in abun dance are hollow canes, decanters, glasses never blown' for milk, and elaborate cocktail shakers. COW SWALLOWED WIRE A small piece of wire twro and a half inches long caused the death of a fine -Jersey! cow belonging to W. E. Kuhn, he reported today. The wire was thor oughly imbedded in the animal s heart, arpbst-mortem by Dr. McCoy disclos ing it. When the veterinarian was call ed in by Mr. Kuhn, he suggested the cow had swallowed a nail or some other indigestible element, and the operation proved his theory. ' . TRUCKS, COLLIDE A Reo truck driven by Burton Starr and an Abernethy Oil Company truck driven by Ralph Shell collided in front of Whitener and Martin's at 8 o'clock this morning, and the Reo went down with a left front wheel off and other injuries. Neither occpuant was injured. By the Associated Press. Berlin, Dec. 18. In the midst of Christmas shopping German consum ers of all classes were jubilant today in the unprecedented drop in the dol lar represented by mark exchange, fall- ' ;ng from 8,300 to 5,600 to the dollar in . the course of five days. This rise in th? mark has already produced a drop from 10 to 25 per cent in wholesale market prices. The retailers are reluc tant to make reductions because they are stocked up with goods bought when the market was much lower. GERMAN IRKS VALUE