Salisbury Evening Post from Salisbury, North Carolina on December 27, 1917 · Page 1
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emM Posit ONE EDITION 2 GENTS WEATHER FORECAST Fair and continued cold tonight and Friday. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VOI 13. NO. 301. SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, DKCEMRER 27. 1917 PRICK TWO CENTS THE CENTRAL POWERS ACCEPT THE PEACE TERMS OFFERED BY RUSSIA NEAR ACCIDENT AT GERMAN SOCIALISTS THE SPENCER YARDS I AREARRESTEO Three Hundred Thrown in Prison in Various Cities by the Mil- r itary Authorities. t ' IMPRISONMENT MADE ' ; ON CHRISTMAS EVE A Virtual Acceptance is Made According to Announcement by Count Czerain, tbe Austro-Hungarian Foreign Minister, But They Must be Accepted by the Allies of Russia-German Made Peace Would be Acceptable to Germany-Military Operations are Confined to the Northern Italian Front. ilPIlk I OFFICERS TO HELP . mm-mil wsaier 'i SI' ! i- Y'liiiiri Mil M , lit H '-sue THE WIDOW'S MIGHT. Tho TruS Spirit cf America. GOVERNMENT WE TAKE OVER ROADS SECRETARY McADOO ADMINISTRATOR President Wilson Issues and Will Name the Secretary -of the Treasury to Manage in the Name of the Government-Large Funds Appropriated for Furnishing Rolling Stock Needed-Large Salaries of Executives to be Cut Down and Workers Paid More. One Engine Sideswiped Another Ear. ly in the Morning Crew Jumped and Avoided sn Accident of Personal Nature Some Locab and Persona Is. (By A. W. Hteki.) Spencer, Doc. 27. A near serious cchitiit occurred on the Spencer yards bjfore daylight this morning ".hen a switch engine and a locomo-time coming off of the road got together. The nadster manned by Engineer Sparger is said to have been gideswip jd by a switcher in charge of Engineer Winecoff with the result that the former was disabled bo that tho engineer could not stop nor r-erse. The monsfcsr dashed wildly ujwn the track about half mile to-war U the roundhouse and stopped when It attempted to cross a large turn-table. Tho engine w piled on th? tHer in a mm Engineer Sparser and his fireman jumped for their liwes and escaped with minor bruises about t - s face and arms. The crew of the E'it:her was Uninjured. M'.':e3 Mary and Gettruit JHeCor-mlck are spendjng tha holidays in Washington, the guests of their brother, E. J McCormick, and sister, Miss Helen McCormio'. who are doing their bit for Unci Sam. Mr. on:' Mrs. Oscar Mshaley, who wen married a week go and who have been on a bridal trip, returned to Spencer Wednesday where Mr. Mshaley is yardmaetor for the Southern. Mrs. J. A. Vktignan, of Raleigh, is vlaiting Mrs, W. Astrologow, In Spencer. Mrs. J. T. iRoscmond, -of Hlllsboro, Is the guest of a in, Capt. T. J. Rose-mond, on Fourth street. ' . Dr. W. G, Gcbbel, of Richmond, Is the guilt of his parents, Mr, and Mrs, J. II. Catbel. 1 ' : W. E. Powell, of Trinity College, is spending several days here mich his parents, Mr. and Mrs, Jackson Nails. Mrs. J. T, Fowler, of Durham, is visiting her (parents, Postmaster and Mm. W! D. Pethel. ':. Flour is a scare article In Spencer, nccordi-" to ssveral o the merchants here, ur.e leading dealar unable to get flour delivsred locally tent a motor truck Uxtrngton in kn ffort ,t keep v f s f ply, 1 T same 'mer1. chant has a stack of orders ahead for delivery. Spencer people ire glad that the State Fuel Administrator is taking a hand in ths wood question and hop for relief here. Price have been almost prohibitive for some weeks and continue to grow worse; MAY STANDARDIZE LINTER3 The handling and marketing of cot-1 ton linters is being investigated by j specialises of the bureau of markets, i United States department of Sgrlcul- ture. Special attention Is being glv- en to the different quality of linters and to the practicability of standard - ixing this commodity. Owing to the great demand for this by-product, oil mills have increased the cuting of lin ters from about 6u pounds to approx imately 150 pounds per ton of cotton seed. On account of its present high price and low quality the mattress, battaing, and felt makers, as well as other manufacturers who have used linters in the pajt, have, abandoned this product to a large extent. Practically the entire production of lln-teis is now being used for munition purposes. MISb SANDERS MARRIED TO EDITOR BEASLEY Monroe, Doc. 28. A wedding which came as a surprise to their friends occurred here last evening in the Presbyterian manse when Miss Myrtle Sanders, daughter of Mrs. O. M. Sanders, became the bride of Mr. John Beasley, son of Mr. G. M. Beasley. Rev. H. E. Gurney performed the ceremony. Immediately after the service the young couple left on their bridal tour to Florida. I The bride and bridegroom are two i f Monroe's most popuUr young , P- Mr Beasley U an attractive ' " r ' , I With many friends her and through- out th State. Mr. Beasley is editor of The Monroe Journal. SHIP PROGRAM A FAILURE- WoodeV Ships' Program Declared a Complete Failnr by Rear, Admiral BowleMember of th Shipping Board. . Washington, Dec. 27. Th wooden ship building program was pictured as almost a complete failure today by Resr Admiral Bowles, assistant gen eral manager of th raergency I flset corporation, testifying at th senate committee investigation of j shipbuilding. . ' j Canada has prohibit! her soldiers in the United States from drinking. One pint of French win corrfsins 2.40 (mi c alcohol, as much of th'e poison is contained In six ordinary annas ox waisaey. - 1 i German Minority Socialists Comprise Strong Paction Refusing to Follow Scheidemann. ., 300 GERMAN SOCIALISTS " ARRESTED DEC. 24. (By Associated Press.)' London, Doc. 27. More than 300 members of the German minority Socialist party were arrested thrlotmas eve by German military authorities, ' according . to a Zurich dlnpatch given out to- day by the Wireless Press, '.-a (By .Associated Press.) ; ' London, Doe. 27.-Regcrding tha ar rest of the German Socialists the dispatch from Zurich says: 1 "Following th arrest of the minor-It) Scclalie-ts at Cologne nd Ksrl-fruhe recently the German military authorities mad a large number of arrests Christmas eve in Munich. Frankfort, Lelpaig and other cities." No advices regarding previous ar- rests cf the minority Socialists 1n Cologne and Karlfruh have been re- coived. ' " The German minority . Socialist comprise a strong faction In th party which refused to follow the lead of FhllUp Scheidemann and others - In unqualified support of the government. Recently advices through Washington indicated a pronounced growth in popular support of th minority Socialists throughout Germany, v the mrmboishlp of this wing of the party being represented as expanding tre mendously at th expense of the majority Socialist branch, - EIGHT MEXICANS SLAIN BY - AMERICAN CAVALRY Marts, Tsxas, Dee. 26.-Eight bandits . where killed yesterday when ranafcsrs.and American Cavalrymen fired on band of Mexican raiders af tor the Mexicans had killed Mich-' ael Welsh, driver of a United States mail stage and his two Mexican passer, gcrs and had looted th L. C. Br' to Store at Csndelarla, Texas. This was the official report received her today. Additional reports of fighting between scattered bands of bandits and Anuricnn cavalrymen and Texas ranrera have been brought here all 'day from tho riverfront, Tonight troops guided by Texas; rangers searched the Rim Rock dis- trlct for scattered binds of the raid ers, It is now believed th bandits 'ere a part of . Francisco . Villa' force which has been operating : in the Opinaga district , A report received today that they were Mexican Federal troops from the Ojinaga garrison was denied tonight. , . ATLANTA FEDERAL VII (By Associated Press.) Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 27. James R. Brock, of Trenton, Ga., deputy warden at the Federal pen'tentiary h?re was killed today when Dimontre Popoff, a prisoner, struck him down with an iron bar, Fopoff rnaJe. no resistance when guards rushed and seized him. . The only reason th ronvict gave for the attack was that "it was a personal v matton." Popoff is eaid to be an alien enemy and was sentenced to a term 1"' ., "7 . ' of five years for counterfeiting from . : uiu ..,. i.t Mor, - lVgiaJ scavajas ts vuwn. s sssatsesiSSiissiesSjseaBssjaess'ssilss ; ROOMING , DIRECTORY -' . WANTED . The Salisbury Chamber of Commerce want a directory of all available room la Salisbury for rent. . .' . .," ' 'A Pleas phone- la the somber yea will rest, location and prices t T. D.. Brown, emtary, phone Desirable, roomers will be directed to th borers in case they ar needed, i f.-- '!:',.:'" PRISON MURDERED (By Associated Press.) Virtual aceptanee of the peace terms proffered by Russia was made by the Central powers at the conference Tuesday, acording to a statement made by Count Zcernin, the Austro-Hungarian foreign minister. The Teutonic allies, however, cannot bind themselves to the Russian terms unless the Russian allies are ready to recognize them and carry them out towards the Central powers. Peace without fonciable annexation and indemnity is agreeable to the Central power and they will conclude a general peace immediately equally just to all beligerants. The Central powers share Russia's condemnation of the war for the purpose of conquest. Count Zcernin agrees that people have the right of self definition, but says that subjects of a nation must solve their problems under the laws of the country under whose sway they live. The return of Germany's lost colonies is made a part of the German condition of peace. The United State, and the Entente allies up to this time have not recognized the Bolsheviki authority to rule Russia and they have not agreed to the terms which Russia proffered the Central powers at the beginning of tho conference at Brest-Litovsk. Recent, utterances of responsible leaders of the allies have expressed to a German made peace. President Wilson and Premier Lfloyd George recently declared that peace with Prussia military autocracy still in power was impossible. In the meanwhile the Bolsheviki is taking all measures to placate their opponents and seven members of the Socialists revolution party have been admitted to the council of national commission as the ruling power of Russia. The Bolsheviki still retain ten 'members of the council. Emmissaries have failed in their attempt to make a compromise with the Ukarainian Rada, Military operations are confined in general to the Northern Italian front. Snow along the British front in France impedes operation. Paris reports two attacks on the Verdun front but says the Germans were unahje' to break through. After retaking the Col-del-Rosso and Mont-de-val-Bella the Italians were unable to stand the enemy pressure and were forced to retire. Admiral Sir John Jellicoe has been removed as first sea lord and is succeeded by Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wenyss, who has been second sea lord. British merchant shipping lost the past week shows the lowest total since the week ending November 11th, when 6 vessels were lost. The loss of 12 ships, 11 of more than 1,600 tons and one of less than that tonnage is announced. Eleven Enemy Planes Brought Down. Rome, Dec. 27. Eleven Austro-, German airplanes have been brought down by British and Italian forces hi a big battle which developed when the Teutons made an unsuccessful attempt to bomb Treviso, 16 miles north of Venice. Announcement to this effect was made officially today by the Italian war office. The visit of teh German emperor to the Verdun front Friday and the delivery of his "iron fist and shining sword" speech in another ' western front sector the next day has been followed by a determined attack toy German troops on French defenses northeast of Verdun on the east bank of the Meuse. The blow was delivered yesterday at Caurieres wood on a direct line north from Fort Dourau-mont. HIS HOME TOWN SENDS GREETINGS TO LUFBERY. Wallingford, Conn., Dec. 2.1. The following message was cabled today by Borough Warden Martin to Major Raoul Lufbery of the La Fayette Escadrille: JLln behalf of the people of the Bcugh of Wallingford I hasten to congratulate you on your appointment as major, which you so richly deserve, and to extend to you greet-lmrwh of the season, hoping that the war may soon end with the right of each man to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, secure through the heroic efforts of yourself and the other brave men who axe fighting our battle. "May God blyess and protect you is the wish of your townspeople and of all the people of the United States." Germany' potash production this year will reach 1,000,000 tons,, or 27,-000 tons more than in the record year, 1913. Collector's Office h to Send Out Officials to Aid in Fixing Income Tar: Reports Rowan Appointments. Statesville, N. C, Dec. 26. Collector of Internal Revenue Watts today announced that 19 officer will start from hiis headquarters on January 1 and on January 2 every one of them will be on the job in tbe county assigned him, to meet the people and help them make out their income tax returns. The officer assigned to this county will be at the folbwing places and dates, as follows: Rowan county: Salisbury, January 2 to 10, inclusive. Februaiy 11 to 28, inclusive. Landis, January 11 and 12. China Grove, January 14 and 15. Spencer February 1 to 9, inclusive. It will be well for every unmarried person whos net income for 1917 is $1,000 or over, and every married person living witti wife or husband whose net income for 1917 is 2,000 or over, to call on the income tax man and learn whether or not they, have any tax to pay," Collector Watts said today. "The person subject to tax who doesn't make return in the time prescribed is going to regret it. The government will get after all income tax slackers. " A multitude of business and professional men, traders and farmers, who did not have to pay heretofore, will have to pay this year. The safe thing to do is for every person who had a total income of $1,00 or $2,000, as the case may he, and who is not sure about what deductions the law allows him, to play is safe by catting on the income tax man." SETTLEMENT OF STRIKE OF 15,000 FOUNDRiYMEN LIKELY San Francisco, Dec. 26. An early settlement of the strike of 15,000 foundry orkerand others here was in sight tonight, according to a statement from an authoritative source. The statement said that an increase of five iper cent over the amount granted these workers by the Federal shipbuilding wage adjustment board was being discussed by the employers and other concessions were being considered. The men were said to be anxious to reach an agreement that would end the strike. DEATHS REPORTED FROM THE MILITARY TRAINING CAMPS , Columbia, S. C, Dec. 26. Five additional deaths from spinal meningitis among soldiers attached to the eighty-first National army division at Camp Jackson were announced today. The deaths occurred during the last forty-eight hours, during which seven niore cases of meningitis developed, making a total of 109 cases and 35 deaths thus far reported. Macon, Dec. 26. Divisional headquarters at Camp Wheeler announced the deaths from pneumonia of three more soldiers today. Alexandria, La., Deo, 26. Tllree soldiers died of bronchial pneumonia at Camp Beauregard during .the last twenty-four hours, making a total since November 17, of 109, according to announcement at the base hospital tonight. HIGH POWER HEADLIGHTS ON LOCOMOTIVES AFTER JULY 1. Washington, Dec. 26. The Interstate commerce commission today postponed from January 1 to July 1, 1918, the date on which locomotives must be equipped with highpower headlights. Engines placed in service after that date must be supplied with the new lights, and old engines must be so equipped the first time they are placed in the shop for general repairs after that date. Vi AMERICAN AVIATOR KILLED. Fort Worth, Dec-26. Cadet E. Davidson, an American aviator, was instantly killed at Hicks field today when he fell a distance of seven hundred feet while nuking his first attempt at spiral descent. The Jail at El Paso, Tex. .has steel "sun parlors" in which prisoners may get fresh air and sunshine without possibility of escape. OF Food Administrator Announces That a Conference W ill Be Held at Char, lotte on the 3rd of January. (Special to Tha Post.) Raleigh, Dec. 27. The Food Ad-ministration today announced a conference for the bakers of North and South Carolina and Virginia to be held at the Selwyn Hotel, at Charlotte, January 3, at 8:30 P. M. At this conference Dr. B. R. Jacobs, representing the Commercial Baking Division of the Food Administration at Washington, will explain and interpret for the bakers piescnt the rules and regulations that have been promulgated for the control of the baking industry. This conference mill be of great value alike to the bakers and consumers, because not only will ingredients, processes and .weights be discussed, but prices also. There is evidence that bread is be. nig retailed in most North Carolina cities at prices higher than those prevailing in Northern cities. For instance in Washington.. D. C, Cincin nati, and Dayton, Oh:o, Minneapolis, Minn., Charlottesville, Vs., and a num ber of other places, "Cash and Carry" stores are retailing standard broad at 7c for a pound loaf. In most other citie3 the retail price of the pound loof is 8 to 9 cents. T'fl Fortd Administration hi not yet fixed a maximum price, but it is intimated that unless competition and the spirit oi fariness result in lowering the price, that a maximum will be fixed in t'..e near future. PAUL DOYLE BEATS JOE WELCH IN SIX ROUNDS PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 26.-Paul Doyle, of New York, scored an easy victory over Joe Welch of this city in their six-round bout at the Na tional A. C. today. Doyle sent his o&ponent to the mat four times during the progress of the bout, three knockdowns coming n the first round and the other in ths last round. Althoctfi sadly battered in the final round, Welch managed by holding his adversary to hst through the bout. John (K. O.) Circus outpointed Frank ie Confrey in. the semi-final bout of six rounds. Sunday School Visits County Home. Members of St. Paul Sunday school visited the cointy home Christmas morning and gave $aeh th inmates a Christmas-p'resent. A short and aFPrcrriats service was conducted by Rev. C. A. Repass. Mr. Lee Overman Gregory has gone to Danville to visit. Proclamation to This Effect dividends in excess of those amounts an approval of the Interstate Commerce Committee. Railroads will continue to provide for their own issues of a-scurities but will be compelled to obtain approval of the director general before going to the Interstate Commerce Commission for final sanction. The commission will pass on the size and issue and the director general will determine the interest rate which could not be less than 4 per cent under the proposed plant. LJntil Mr. McAdoo outlines his plans the status of express companies will not be fully determined. Rolling stock owned by express companies, which in comparatively little, ill pas3 automatically under direct gcvern-ncnt supervision tomorrow whn the President's proclamation goes into effect and eventually it may be necessary for Mr. McAdoo to take them over to protect their own Tights as well as provide the proper measures of co-operation with the railroads and vith each other. The Presidents of many large lines now receive salaries ranging from 530,000 to $150,000 a year and one of the first acts of tho director general ,v:ll probably be to cut tho3e sharply. Ten thousand dollars a year is being discussed as the maximum, altnouh iherc is no tendency to underestimate ihzir worth to the government in tho war emergency. The saving in salaries will be ap plied to raising the pay of members of the four brotherhoods, whose officers conferred with President Wilson, end also other railroad employes. The President was expected to ask the brotherhood heads to give the fullest measure of support to government operation and leave their pending demands for higher wages for determination in the future. E Proclamation Issued in Which th Government Assumes Control and Management of Rds Until After Washington, Dec 26. Government possession and operation of th na (Continued on page 6.) Washington, Dec. 27. One of the first acts cf the government in beginning operation of the railroads will be to reduce the large salaries now paid to railway executives and to increase in the same manner the- wages of the workers. Securities to be issues while the government is in control w ill be at interest rates not less than 4 per cent and tne issues will be made under the jnt authority of the director and the interstate railroad commissions. President Wilson in his address before congress will outline his plans for the operation of the roads. He will ask that all earnings above an agreed amount be paid to the government. Congress will be asked to appropriate a large sum probably $200,000,000 for the immediate supplying of rolling stock to handle the flood of traffic which has swamped the roads. The director shall have authority to decide whether or nDt the government shall also assume operation of the express companies. President Wilson will recommend to Congress that the railroads be guaranteed to average nst income of three year ending June 80, 1917, but any railroad may abids by its constitutional right and refuse to accept thia basis of compensation. In that :ase the question would pass to an arbitration body, the precise nature of which will be determined by Congress. The equipment f imda also will be used to pay any deficit of earnings this year under the pre-war average or the amount agreed upon, but officials who have given the situation close stciy believe it will be unnecessary to expend any great sum this ay. It is believed the government, by the elimination of wasteful competi tion and unnecessary expenses under common control can save hundreds of millions of dollars. Some officials even eitimate th saving will be a billion dollars a year and that the government will be able to garner revenue twn government operation plan in addition to inscring railroad security hoHer against. loss, although in most esses esrnsd dividends exceeding the guarantee will revert to tbe government. Congress will be a iked to moire pcovirion for railroad wose prewar earnings were abnormally lw by the authorization of payment of

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