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,: " . l HEP SEPTEMBER 11, 1915, , - " H1CK0?Y FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 22922. r ; f ' 1 PRICE FIVE CEflTS i - S ill nrhonln in nm . fiiah - m hit air- r - , . :!'rrr UUII II (UL(Lq tiMMti tbaipi r ismr smuf nmnnnn nnrrnnin I- r i I WKn Annarpnflv FnrL, i . n . I pynarnuci " r ayuicu looeat Lousiana National Guardsmen to Victims Caused Bodies to Float More Guardsmen Called out by Gov. Parker. Jf '' '' Rise To -The bod- thl, A.-.-.uiaU i Vvv. . . r.i,i' Lil.. IK'i. ,tM men found with wire be p(:oIh' Watt Daniel and Thomas kv' alloiri".! victims of masked , hm men las; ;vuj;ui, came f Lake Lafourche this h:ti' n 4- mirtaa' o ,:,,,, ..llnvvmi; a charge of iyna- , ' ulai-ed l'.v unidentified persons I I'll i.. i-.iiM. aa'nnliiic to renaoie m- 11V ii""'- ! 1 l..t- ti.l!IV" L, believed here persons res pun I, for the murder ot tne men uyna jdthe fp t in order to recover tne . .n.l remove them to thwart the :s of the Louisiana guardsmen 'ir three days have been assist wnfissional divers in explorinp lakes at the instaiu-e of Govcr- Parker. recondition of the bodies indicated they had broken loose from a ; substance to which they had nu'hted "l t,u' bottom of ate f'r the lat four months. iie Associated Press. ton Rok'ue, La., Pec. uov- r Parker is in receipt of a m?s- from Mcr Roue stating that bodies believed to be those of . i n ; 1. . .. I . I ami ikicnaros iu;-. e uvvn SEl'ORTEU SEES IJODIES Associated Press. faveport, La.. Pee. inc uf twu men bldieved to be tliosc Iwiels and Richards, victims of Mcr Rouiie mob. were found this p? in the lake which separates tee :nd Richard parishes iinz t'j a dispatch received by Daily Journal from its special pjonilent. :e limb.- of the dead men wer with wire. They came to the lice as a result o: a bie charge .amite exploded last ni;ht by ient!t;t(l persons. The bodies in a ?tate of decomposition. "t bodies wei'e nude except for and a portion of the trousers, man's head ua ; ,-r.e. It U I'ht that those tiho used the ex- is left without knowing the h had come to the surface. It Journal's corre.-tiondent arrived e ferry this morning en route the lake. The ferry boat bad from its moorings to neat 'sank. bank near where the boat was pwd to landing was badlv torn tony dead fi;h were on the sur- f the water. ' nearest point where soldiers reported stationed was said to !Vcra miles from the olaee where- came to the surface. H' to tht; conditlnn of the hit is believed it will be diffi- remove them: also to identi- r"l Will bo diffien "Ms on the U-lts URGE INCREASE JN PENSION ROLL m ' TO REPENT FOR MR By the Associated Press. Washington, Dec. 22. The ar.iua? supply of the, various branches of the government sevice under the interior department carrying $294,215,300 was reported today to the house. The total is $2,,90G.763 less than last vear and .$1,142,952 below the budget esti mate. ' The bulk of the total is for the pension office which is alloted $254,- 858,460, an increase of $G12,G48 over last year. ELECTROCUTED FOR MURDER OF PARTNER Iiy the Assacioated Press. Columbia, S. . C, Dee. 22. Frank Jf. Jeffords was electrocuted at the South Carplina penitentiary today for the hurder last May of J. C. Arnctte, his business, partner. The current wy? appfied only once. It was turned on at 10:20 o'clock and he was prone unc- ed dead at 10:24. Jeffords apparently was the calmest person in the place as he went to his death. When Captain Roberts of the prison guard read the death war rant to him Jeffords held his hands behind him, his only request being that his personal belongings be sent home. Entering the death chamber, ho greeted the witnesses with a calm, 'Good morning, gentlemen," and sat down in the death chair without as sistance. As the attendants strapped him in, he said: "The only thing I want to say is nil in here aud outside see an example in this. I have made my peace of violations were three pains sug with God and I am ready to go. l'gested today by Chief Justice Olesen want to say a little prayer." (and Judge Adams in Chicago to stop TTp then recited the 23rd Psalm, be- killing off an average of two Chicago ginning "The Lord is my shepherd," citizens a day by automobiles, nddimr at the last the word "Amen.", According to the coroner's records. As he uttered the. last word the cur terms "unjust accumulation and in itquitaoie distribution of hufe surplus profits by financial corporations" and tne distribution of "rewards of con eivest in the form of e-overnmentn monopolies." the board of bishops of tne ivietbcdist Emscoral church, in r. statement issued here., calls upon na tions to "individual and national re :r:ntanee for whatever share we may h:ivc taken in the defense and su-nort of un-Christian programs of oower." i he statement was adopted by twenty- oisnops m conterence. "America," - the statement -sav "should unhesitatingly accept her full responsibility for leadership in tht restoration of a broken world. She i 1 1 . ... anouiu reiuse. to sanction any war except for strictest self-defence h; . I ri i i -ii i . inanity, one snoum continue to ad vocate- universal disarmament and should not hesitate in asking that ar. international conference be called foi- this great purpose." The growth of "personal and oi- ganized. greed has limited and often defeated" the ideals of Christian soc iety, the statement continued. "The iirst correstive of -the world's woe s sincere repentance. ,The second corrective is the organization of poli tval and social life everywhere upon the basis of the welfare of all. "We deplore the unjust accumula tion . and inequitable distribution ol huge surplus profits by financial cor porations. We insist that Chistiari principles shall be applied alike tc carital and labor. "We deplore the distribution of rewards of conquest in the form of governmental monooolies p.nd terri torial control for iprsonal and selfish advantage. "We deplore the investment of taxe;? in armaments and pompous display, a v-1 urge the nations of the world not -Jjv -tOi-liwiit- btt-to't'strov this bul wark of hatred. It is our solem j'ud"" r.'-en that no thing shovt ot the actual application, of the princiul:s of Jesut in governmental, sconomic, relisrious a id racial life today will meet the need." CiGO SPEEDERS KILL TWO ii By the Associated Press. Chicago, Dec. 22. A law to permit jr-'ling of speeders, a card-indexing and finger-printing iof all reckless drivers and the curbing and fixing hi rent was applied. Jeffords made.no statement about the crime. th-re was1 only one day this year when th-j number killed was less than in a single day in the preceding year. Associated Press. SfG, La.. Dec. '22. The na- piard company rushed to Coon- about daybreak to investigate ftP0rtS f,f men wrwlinn. in th P that was beinff .vnlr,n.rl fnr t.hft 'ii two missing men believed c been the victims of hooded WurntJ her,. ,.. P1. W. Cooper announced that m ''red on l,v tlw. ,tu PCtl and invfstiu-ntinn aftet' 'Wt failr.l i- .1 .. . .. 1- 1.1 ,. v.j in mrow iunncr ngnv "e ai'.ti,., . "i me men. ' theory advanced was that the "cre attemriM iifi r- rwm Li Walt liniels and Thomas "'"i. particular pare ui ail(; was frfi,..f..i Mil., i jfivuu aj;cvi. "ME TROOPS CALLED I6 Associate.. ft La'' Dt,C' 22 LieUt- LeWiS V ftls morning received a me- tapt. w. W. Cooper tc 'e a ft ,.... j i v Iir ''lu,t l-mcnt of 40 men and k , , t0 Moor House , to rein- ly .""""leiu of guardsmen on S Lloutenant IIa(Fc'n aid H fth"1 in,'un""tif,n ns l(' thc The prohibition law has been mora generally violated by the "best cut vf. than anv law ever enacted in this country, and the effect, necessary, has been to- encourage me of other laws. ..That greatest ot a. I moral restraints, that intangible, but most powerful influence in all the world, that thing which we call public sentiment, has been relaxed, by f la grant violation of the eighteenth am fndment and the Volstead enforce ment act, and the effect h been a the President has said, to impaii tne moral fabric of the coimtry,-Nevv- port News Press HARD SURFACE ALL WAY TO COIVER FclSSs TODAY TVin ir TtnViannon's force was ex pected to complete the remaining 150 feet concrete in the town of Conover from the railroad track to tne aepoi ,i.;T,fr 1ia Hv. The too coating has been finished from the Allen Fry high school to the Hickory limits and the contractor is putting on tne as phalt at Eugene Sigmon's home and working back towards Hickory. . , Good weather will hasten the work of the contractors. f. Conover people can now come do Hickory on hard surface. By the Associated Press.- . Washington, Dec. 22. Despite what progress may have been made toward extending A merican aid in composing the reparations disagreement in Eu rope, there was evidence here today that much remains to be done before all the interested elements can be brought into agreement. There is no assurance so far that F'rance; whose interest in the repara artins settlement is a very direct one. will agree to a proposal for an Ameri can commission to fix the " basis on which a new reparations program might be framed. Officials in Washington are-seeking to minimize 'so far ' as possible any direct action they have taken in the discussion and to emphasize in what they have done they have acted in an unofficial capacity. There was not clear cut denial, how ever, that the whole proposition of an American commission had been takled over with Secretary Hughes and the foreign interests. '. By the Associated Press. Detroit, Dec. 22. Henrv Ford's de cision pto construct a $6,000,000 plant near Chicago for the building of au tomobile bodies and the assembling of automobiles is "only a step in the gi gantic program of the. Ford Motor Company that will rank as the greet est industrial development in the his tory of the world," was announced at the Ford offices here today. "As long as Mr. Ford lives," it said, "this expansion program is to go on. .n- .. il . 1 ""VU VJ. HIV ' " inuit; lur xn-; simple ui i . . ., that weeks before '.the. lat whole scheme w to create more jobs r With oniy one more trade day be foie the word finis or the the end are. written of the 3 922 Christi- mas season, ,last day . sh rper.'3 wiil be in their element tomorrow. Theve r 1- 1 3 f "I . . ie imiiuruas oe people yno aiways j iorger, something, there ari others who like: to-wait- until near the last for the cxiiitement lt brings, - and Ihsre ,are always eiiourgh folks 'to keep the merchants and their help busy u-p to the last minute of the last day. That is a part cf human nature mostly male nature, it is asserted by the more beautiful of the sncies is expected and. looked for. Nobody compiains reason W GTE 1 SEVERAL TREATIES By the Associated Press, w Washington, Dec. 22. Pointing out that Presidents Wilson ancf. Harding had refused to denounce threatened discriminatory commercial treaties as directed in the merchant marine act of 1920, Senator McKeller, Defnocrat? of Tennessee, today introduced an amend ment to the shipping bill proposing ab rogation of the treaties by direct ac tion of the s snate ;and. houi&Vi '- IT VISIT ROME T0CIS1ID0CT0I .1 ft 1 1 T- ay tne Associated rress. Washington,Dec.22. Chas. W. Morse the New York shipbuilder under in dictment here on charges of conspir acy to defraud in connection with war time, contracts, was denied permission in the District of Columbia supreme court here today to gq to Rome to con sult the pope's physician." RISH REPUBLICANS -TO GET FREEDOM By the Associated Press. v Dublin, Dec. 22. A large number thV Irish i n$.ubliVis held pri soners-in" -Mount Joy prison will, it is understood, be released at Christmas, having signed a declaration of allegi ance to the Free State. For the re mainder no holiday parole will be granted. Bv the Associated Press. . uy ,r. j-which Drme church early today is . believed 2 Eve been caused by an " Incendj according to Daniel Lorraine chief of the provincial police, who said he had received a letter saying the edifice i i i i aA TiRcember 28. woum oe uw. u . , d First reports sai - irsi 1 v i... nvt circuit the blaze was causeu , . " " - ; the electr cal wiring. m tne eium CoTmnarv uUn was destroyeu. i - . mZ er0 threatened and ,,rf.ro ordered out. siuueu" . . ness 'ThP flames leapeu i ThC 11 n,, and caused slight L OVERRULES MOTIONS' 111 BERR1 1IIL TO ADJOURN TOMORROW By the Associated Press. ; Washington Dec 22. The house agreed to adjourn today after tomor- rok's session until next Wednesday. The senate similarly .has ' taken this action. - v; tew days thousands of.pecle have carefully made their selections. The more substantial articles arc still plentiful, " though there rnav be a scarcity of toys and the like. Natui ally this is to be; expected. Still, they are fairly plentiful. The weather has been a drawback to many people. The roads have be gun early to show the effects of much ram, some freezes and a great, deal of traffic, but the warm sunshine yesterday along with a stiff breeze helped them materially and the going ought to be good today and tomor row. On the streets lonj? before neon there, were throngs of shoppers many of them from a distance and they will be here all day and tomoi row. The night crowd was large and as the onloioker paused on Union square, he saw several fathers part company with several mother?, the womenfolk entering the stores to make purchases and the men easing over to the picture shows for an hour of pleasure. Men are not noted for their shopping- desires. Or perhaps these wives had sent the husbands in the picture shpw in order to insure surprise next Monday morning. The Merry Christmas sierns are already appearing, and in the nxt few days the. Record will be printina greetings from those concerns which always can be counted on when any thing is to be done for the e-ood of Hickory and this community. Observe ior yourself and govern vourself ac cordingly.. ,...,?.; ..V'Vws.- ATTENTION SCOUTS All members of Scout troop No. 1 are asked to meet at tne Kiwanis hall tomorrow night at 7:30 o'clock for ther purpose of organizing to dis tribute gifts to the poor. FIND COUNTERFEIT GANG IN 2 STATES FIND COFIDENT 24 By. the Associated Press. Asbury Park, N. J., Dec. 22. A long search by federal agents and private detectives for counterfeiters who have been flooding the country with forced American Railway, ex press money orders has been ended with the arrest in Freehold of Giles M. Ranney, an engineer, and the ar rest in New Orleans' of James Watson and Water R. Moreland, it -was dis posed today. , - - ( , TRILERS PLAN W FOR ANNUAL BANQUET P.v the Associated Press. fT . 1 1 Marion, 111., Dec. 22. Motions iuea by the' defense asking that all evi dence introduced by the state De va cated and that the court order a ver dict of not guilty in the men charged with the Herrin murders were denied today1. x SOME RADIO BOOKS Raleigh, Dec. 22. Miss Mary B. Palmer, secretary of the state library ffimmiRsinn. has announced the fol lowing list oi radio books available xo -North Carolina citizens: Bucher, E. E., Wireless ,rperi menter's Manual. . Wilson, A. R., Radio Questions and Answers 6n Governmental Examina tion for Radio Operator's License. Lescarboura, A. C, Radio for everybody- . , Sleeper, M. B., Construction of Radio Phone and Telegraph Receivers for Beginners.- . -' . ' White, W. - Practical Amateur Wireless. Stations. The annual banquet of Post K, North Carolina division Travelers' Protective Association of America, ai ways one of the most delightful events of the holidays, will be held at Motel Htrffry next Wednesday night at ,8:15 o clock.' Invitations went . out, to the members today from C. L. Mosteller, chairman, W, H. Barkley and F. P. Johnston, who comprise the committee on arrangements. Members and guests must . spnd m their, acceptances r . at once orvjia provision ?will; be made for them. IG SALE OF DESKS RICHMOND SCHOOLS Os long as there is a pbssibility of put ting more men to work, the Ford policy will be to build more plants. "Mr. Ford has no idea of withdraw ing from Detroit. His interests in this city will be the hub, he has let it be understood, of his other interests." In this connection, it was recalled that the statement was made at the Ford office some time ago that a corps of engineers were on the lookout con stantly for sites that might be adapted to the country's needs. Water . power and other sites are being investigated. NLK TWO FEDERAL IS TM PARDONS By the Associated Press. Washington, Dec. 22. "Christmas pardons," it is understood, will be given to only two federal prisoners by President Harding. The pardons are said to have been signed by the president and the announcement of the recipients will be made before Chrstmas day. COTTON By the Associated Press. New York, Dec. 22. The feature in the cotton market this morning was the issuance of January notices esti mated at about 25,009 bales. They caused some scattering near-months liquidation, but the offerings were readily absorbed by trade interests who sold March against it at a differ ence of about 30 points. Open January 25.82 March 26.15 May 26.28 July 26.00 October 24.26 Hickory cotton 25 1-2 cents. Close 25.96 26.28 26.39 26.17 24.39 MRS CLICK'S FATHER KILLED BY CURRENT An Omaha, Neb., paper, a clipping from which was sent to Mr. J. F. Click, tells how Jesse Hughes, father-in-law of the former Hickory boy, was found dangling from electrice light and power wires. Mr. Hughes was trouble man for. the Nebraska Powei Cbmpanv and had gone to the top of a pole one night to make repairs when the current shot- through him. His body, was, not discovered until, morn- :ing. Mr. Click s wile is recovering from a desperate illness in the Me thodist, hospital at Omaha, according to a letter from the young man, who has many friends here." , FIRE THIS MORNING The fire department was called out this morning to Mr. E. L. Shuofrd's knitting mill in Highland to put out a blajze in the clocking room caused by a motor. t The fire department quickly res ponded and the fire was soqn extin guished.. The damage was small most of it being caused by water. ; - ' - '' ' 1S! TO HELP UNCONGENIAL Miss Gush (to popular novelist ' I suppose you just live with your characters. . ; , - Novelist Uh, tiear, no, ucj inrkor an - unnleasant ioi. ouswh fX b nv & u . r - V Mr. Geo. F. Ivey returned last nigii.t from Richmond, where he sold five carloads of desks and furniture to equip two new school buildings thei. Thfl TTirkorv man out the products of the Southern Desk-Company in " he field ae-ainst all competition, including' two Richmond dealers, and landed the big contract;- - v - Assistant Attorney-General Josiah Dickinson Hank has tossed his hat into the 'ring as a candidate for the attorney-generalcy nomination in o. This means that Attorney-General Saunders is in the race to stick for the nomination for Governor. Dan ville Register. . By the Associated Press. ' Berlin, Dec 22. It was officially denied- that Chancellor Cuno or any other government off icial -had asked the United' States to appoint an eco nomic commission to visit Germany. KILLED FROM AMBUSH - - - S Bv the Associated Press. Tnmr.ico: .Mex.. Dec. ,22:.. Emile Arnstein, fromely of Shreveport, La assistant pipe line superintendent of the Mexican Gulf Oil Company, was shot and killed last night on a road in the state of Cera" Cruiz, it wa?? learned today. Secretary Harry Link and Director W. J. Shuford of the Hickory Cham ber of Commerce and Senator Mark Squires and Representative Frank Grist of Lenoir attended the meeting in Charlotte last nio-ht Col. Benehan Cameron and his special legislative committee propositions for the state to build railroads into thc mountain counties. Richard N. Hack ett of North Wilkesboro was the prin cipal sneaker. The nhsprvor'o o4- VW-M. V UVWUllk, Oi the meetinc includes- Urging that Colonel Benehan Cam eron and A. J. Draper recommend that the ereneral asspmhlv tln cimh steps as is necessary to 'provide for tne nnKing ot the so-called "Lost Provinces" with the rest nf M-tfc Carolina by railroad, a motion made Dy iieriot Clarkson at a meeting last nierht at the Chamber and seconded by Dr. John Q. Meyers, a native of Wilkes countv. was unani mously adopted. Colonel Cameron and Mr. Draper e members of Ji rnmtnitfoo on. poined by Governor Morrison upon recommendation ot the last general assembly, to investigate the needs for and potential benefits of a rail road conecting Avery, Watauga, Ashe and Alleghany counties with the rest of the state. - Former Congressman R. N. Hack- ott, of North Wilkesboro, was the principal speaker at the meeting and Mr. Hackett outlined the steps that. had been taken thus far, speakimr familiarly and impartially of the va rious routes into the coutities and outlining the steps that have . been taken. What They Want Speaker after speaker arose and de clared that the "citizens of the four counties are tired of being referred to as belonging to the 'Lost Provinces,' stating emphatically that they are na tive born 'Tar Heels' and desire to be known as such. "We are not in favnr of the treneral assembly showing any favors to a few counties of the state but, if it is found that this will be a step that will bene fit the entire state, we wish a railroad into that section," as many as five "This road will benefit the entire state, both by providing a shoi-ter and more direct route to the coal fields and bv eriviner the citizens of those coun ties a gateway into their state," the speakers further declared. . Route a Secondary Matter As to the route, they avered that it did not matter. Any route that was found by a state engineer to be feasible and to be the best route, would The ent.irelv satisfactory to them. "The problem is not one of a route. We don't want a road that will be of purely personal benefit to any one per son, or to the citizens of the four counties," thev stated. "But, what the . . .... . . a . i, citizens oi the section are sonaiy in favor of is such action as will provide an outlet to those four counties, giv-ino- tbem the advantage of the mar- Vet they deserve, and giving the state tho henefits of their trade and a short er, direct route into the coal fields. It s not. a auestion of direction out one of action." After the address of Mr. Hackett, in which he confined himself entirely to tVio farts in the case .the distances. grades, conditions of'the country, the problems that the constructors oi ine t-nQfj would meet and some of the ad- vpntages of such a road, former Sher iff Presly E. Brown, of Wilkesboro; W. J. Shuford and H. W. Link, of Hick-. orv: Frank D. Gript, representative of Caldwell county; Mark Squires, sen ator from Caldwell county, ann nr. k B. Moss, of Henderson county, maue short addresses. - " Agreed Upon Route Af tVio rlose of the meeting, Mr. Hackett and former Sheriff Brown presented a proposition to tne om"--wonntot;vec:' linon ' which they all apreed, providing for a route connect- ing XlICKOry Wltll vjriaiivtiii, -n. - - - and the Yadkin river branch of the Southern railroad, and extending to Boone, from which point it couia with the Carolina' rail- nA loaii-Tur north ' and the lines at Butler and Appalachia, Tenn., leading west, r , ... . TWilno it is stated, will require but 69 miles of grading and construc tion and will provide lenoir, wukcs Ur. BnmiP.. - Jefferson' and Hickory with lines leading in all four directions. The Chamber., of 'Commerce anu une board of commissioners are to examine the proposition" thoroughly and report to the general assembly. ; ; ? Other members oi tne commiwcc appointed by Governor Morrison are ; Major W. C. Heath, of Monroe; T. C. Bowie, of Jefferson, ana u. u; Drau h q vyi of Kpw Bern. The committee was nmed by the governor to inves tigate the proposition ana report u.. the advisability of the state'8 seHmS its stock in the North Carolina, raii- oad to defray the expenses oi Duua- intr the proposed road. ' ; - ' Among the statements maue at meeting were the estimates that such a route would shofterf'the"hauiing-distance of coal into the cities of approx imately 145 miles and that it would save the consumers practically $10tf in freight rates every year. ' " , What report the commission will make to the general assembly and what sps they will urge could not be learn ed. ' . , . .- i. r : h L; " - "' ' -.