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Important Gains Made By Allies On All Frontiers
BANDITS MAJfcE RAIND ON CHI
HUAHUA CfTY. ALL NORTH
KRN MBXIOO STIRRED UP.
Troops Bdn^ Rushed to Chihuahua.
While Two Columns Are Chn/ting
the Bandits Toward Santa Clara,
CMjoiii Outbreaks Feared.
(By United Press)
El Paso, Sept. .18. ? Northern Mex
ico Is greatly stirred up and ?xciiPd
Reports arrived hqr? today that Vil
la had -attacked Chihuahua City Sat
urday. 4,000 Carranslstas are rush
ing to the city, while two columns
pursue the flytng oandits toward
Santa Clara canyon. The reports
were received by General Oonaales.
military commander at Juarez. De
spite the news that Villa was badly
defeated, the elf cot of the attack was
the arousing or great enthusiasm
among tfce anti-Carranra element,
which is strong in northern Mexico.
Troops are patrolling the atreeta of
Jbares to prevent any outbreak.
My sale of tobacco today wai the
highest we have ever made. In (act
with my experience of fourteen year*
in the warehouae business 1 hare
never made a more satisfactory sale.
All our customers went home well
pleased because we got them the top |
market prices, and worked hard for
*^ach one alike.
Some sales #ere as follows, which
Includes the highest average for the
y*ar or $40.80:
/. C. Lancaster, 88. 40, ,48, 47, 49,
4$; 590 lbs. average 840.80.
D. H. Bright, 80, 22 %. 20. 84, SB.
48; average $82.
H. 13 Cox, 22, 26, 2 i' , 31 ; average
K. G. Woolard, 18, 83, 86,' 26. 1.4,
41: *v?ruge $88.86.
O. H. Hudson. 16%. .16, 21,
81, 33, 41, 41; average $80.
Harding and Heggle, 14%. 19%,
12. 23 %, I), 26, 88. 81; ave. $24.60.,
A. D. Moore, 20%. 24 %. 25, 39,
81; ave. $27.50.
Dounlas * Dixon. 19. 88. 24 %,
84%. 26. 87. 87. 31. 31; ays. 1262
Fennor Morris. 20 %. 81, 88%. 26,
H. K. Cutler, 20. 21%, 32. 86, 89;
W. J. Harding, 17%, 20. $2. 27.
' 24: ave. $82.60.
Good bright tobaccos have advanc
ed ver^tnueh ?lnre the weather has
dried -off. snd we (hlnk now i good>
time to sell thrm trthn. westher
hold* good . Tips are high also, In
fact all grades, on our flor are high,
and if ybo briAg tis a' load we will
p*sh It for you to the Hrolt.
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dlnf prcacnts. 8TBWART8.
Neu> London la
New Londod. Sept. 18. ? New Lon
don U agog with escitement. The
arrival of the German commerce
submarine, Bremen. Is expected at
anytime. A tug of the Eastern For
warding Company, agents for the
DeutMta*. put out to eea laet
on report* that the Bremen lud
Block I?Und. It 1* believed, hair
ever. that tfcla >U en Antrlccn iub
Hlvlne raeieorerlng. ... >.,<1
- Boo#Joret of Uie compear eajr that
t?K7 <?Mt the U-boat to appear at
any time. No allied warahlpa are
reported off the eo??t
Meeting Wae Held Thla Noon, at
Which Time Road Work
A meeting waa held In the office
of Judge Bragaw thla noon at *(hlch
the townahlp road work waa discuss
ed. Plana for completing the work
were discussed and the question of
contracting the balance waa talked
of at length. It is believed that a1
contractor can be secured ? if It Is
decided to contract ? who wlll.nse the
present equipment and make a de
duction in the price for same.
The meeting waa held a i a pre
place at T o'clock this aflernfttin. Af
this meeting some definite action
will be taken.
Those present at the seeslon this
noon were Judge -sBragaw, W. E.
Swindell, Carl Goerch, E. L. Stewart,
J. B. Ross, J. B. Sparrow, William
Ellison, F. J. Berry. A. M. Dumay
and E. A. Daniel.
SCHOOLS OPEN TODAY
Knroll^nent U Urgwt tn History.
|?reaU Urged to Hwd Ctill
dr?? on Time.
The public school op* nod this
morning with the largest enrollment
In Its history. Figures were not
RTallsble tblH noon, but Superinten
ds* C^wpboll that he foil
"tonfideot-that (Tie 'fartal enrollment
would 1m far iif dXcees of that of last
Today's jrork was devoted princi
pally to Enrolling fhe scholars. giving
ant books. sssignfng lessons, etc. All
children, entering the first grade*,
are urgently Requested to enter
school within the first two weeks. Kb
beginners' will be taken after Christ*
MO POUNDS SOU TODAY
Good Break on tile Local Market To
day. Price* Rtill Oontimt* to
^ Bo Good.
The week opened with a (airly,
large break at the local tobacco
warehouses.- today. About 80,000
pounds was sold. Prices still con
tinue high. A tobacco man from
Winston-tialem, who spent yesterday
In the city, stated that he had risitsd
all Of the markets In the State r*
cently, and that he was satisfied that
the Washington market paid as high
as any of them, and higher than the
RECORD BREAKING CONGREGA
TION A86RMBIJ?I) AT B^PTLBT
3 ?v CHURCH LAST NIGHT.
HEARD STRONG SERMON
Evangelist Anderson Makes Favor
able Impression During the First
Day of Revival Here. Two Services
Will Be Held Dally. '
One of the largest congregations
ever assembled at the Baptist church
heard- Evangelist W. M. Anderson
.deliver a strong and Impressive ser
mon on the revival of (tod's work, as
set forth in the Pontacostal meeting.
Every available seat in the church
was taken and extra seating capacity
had to be arranged for to take care
of the large number. Members of
every religious denomination In the
city were present. ^
Dr. Anderson preached his first
sermon here Snnday morning and a
large congregation was present to
hear him at that time. He spoke on
the neod of a revival and of its bene^
fits. He made a most favorable lmv
preaslon at both services and It Is
'expected that large congregations
i will hear him at btob a/ternoon mo<%
I evening services during hiB stay
[here. The afternoon meetings will
be held from three to four o'clock.
The evening services will start at
jfelgbt o'clock and will be preceded by
an "Inner circle" meeting at twenty
[minutes to eight.
' 'Burt M. Haynes, _teh singer who
accompanies Dr. Anderson han
charge of the musical services. He
has a strong and pleasing voice and
fn addition to leading the congrega
tional songs, he also sang two solos
WILL OPEN A HEW STORE
II. S. Hllverthorn to be Proprietor
and Mannger of New Store for
Men and Boym
The opening of a new store, of
which R. 8. Btlvcrthorn la proprietor
and manager, is scheduled to take
Mr. Silverthorn has secured tho
location thai was formerly occupied
by Russ Brothers, at 186 Bast Main
Street. He has purchased a large
stock of men's and hoys' clothing
together with a complete assortment
of furnishings. The store has been
altered to meet hla needs and pre
sents a most attractive appearance.
Mr. Silverthorn is well known in
Washington and has a large number
of friends In both city and country.
AURORA IS PROGRESSING
Wew Hottfe*. Hotel and Chftrch BalM
lng Am Being Bnllt In Pro
! ffrtoMl** Little City.
Aurori Is advancing rapidly and a
number oT Change* and Improvements
have taken plerf^ recently. >
F. F. ?aery's big hotel has al-i
moet been completed^ V. Harper,
FIERCE FIGHTING CONTINUES
j ALONG AIL BATTUFRONTS
Columbia, 8. C.. Sept. 18.? Pres^
dent Wilson has brought to Colum
bia the body of his Bister. Mrs. Annie
E. Howe, which Is to be buried In a
churchyard here, where the bodies
of his father and mother have rested
for many yasrs. The funeral party
reached Columbia shortly before
noon. The city refrained from any
public marks of sympathy. The ab
sence of any ceremony is In obedience I
to th'e wishes of the family. The
"be r vices will be simply conducted. |
Rev. Thornton Whaling, president of I
Columbia Sfcmlnary, officio ting.
LOST TOBACCO IN FIRE
C. H. Sterling, Sr. Suffers J? 1.5(H)
Lops. Mr? Believed to Have_
C. H. Sterling, Sr., lost by (Ire
Saturday night a pack house with
considerable quantity of leaf tobacco
In It. The fire Is believed to have
boen of Incendiary origin. Mr. Har
"fhan carried hts bloodhounds to then
scene of the flrot but many persons
had been on the ground and the dog?
were unable to find a trail.
Mr. Sterling, when seen this morn
ing. stated that he figured his loss
to be about $1,500.
SNATCHED MONEY AND FLED
A bold robbery. In which an aged
negro woman lost $52. occurred on
the streets of the city In front of the
Rank of Washington. The woman
had just sold her tobacco and had
gone to the bank to get her check
cashed. As she left the building,
she was accosted by u negro, who
asked her to change a bill. The wo
man brought out her money, and as
she did bo. the negro snatched It out
of her hand and fled.
1 A number of other negroes have
been victimized out of their money
recently, and It is believed that there
la an organized band of robbers who '
hafcg around the tobacco houses fa
this and other cities and flim-flam1
members of their own race out of
LATER: Two negroes were cap
tured in Greenville and the local po
lice have been notified. They are the |
ones who. It is alleged, committed
the above-mentioned robbery.
returood from there today and has
Jtit completed the tinning work on
J. W. Chapln Is building a hand
some bungalow, which, when com
pleted, will add materially to the
residential section of the dty._
The new Episcopal church Is al
most completed and will be ready.
(or oe?upancy In the near future.
ONB LA ROE ASSORTMWfT OF
Sterling Tllrer Flatware and Hoi
loware arrived yesterday: Stewarts
Reports Indicate Big Gains for Allies
Aeroplanes Lead Infantry
NEW ARMORED CAR OF BRITISH
PROVES ** ? H THE GERMANS
(By United Pr?' ^
Rome. Sept. 18. ? ' Allans
have broken through tne Austrian
third line In the region of Monfal
cone, in. the three days fierce fight
ing along the whole front at Oorlt
zla. The new Italian drive at Trieste
Is also progressing satisfactorily. Ad
vanced lines are now thirteen miles
from Trieste. A series of Austrian
positions at Oppachohiasella, south
ward through Pletra Rosea, have
been carried. Despite heavy rain
storms. Cadorna's troopB have cap
tured Hills 144 and 208 and several
other dominant heights, blocking the
advance of the Austrians along the
Salonika, Sept. 18. ? The Serbians
have captured the Bulgarian flrBt and
!aeeon4 positions at Kam?kchalan,
OTrthwest of Lake Ostrovo and near
the Serbo-dreek frontier.
Dig Advance by Brltlnh.
London. Sept. 18. ? The British
have begun closing In upon Thlepval.
After capturing Mouquet farm, they
took several trenches south of the
village. The resistance of the Ger
mans is desperate, but counter at
tacks prove of little use in checking
the advance of the British. Thlepval
position, which has obstructed the
British advance since the beginning
of the Somine offensive, is made pre
carious by the loss of fortified Mou
quet farm. North of Martlnpulch.
Halg's men have improved their posi
tions during the night. East of
Courcellelte. minor trench attacks
were successful. The Germans bom
barded (sections of tho British line
with violence during the night, ap
parently preparing for a counter at
Forty-thousand Germans have been
lost during the Somme offensive.
Fighting continued desperate thru
ther night both north and south of
the river. The Germans are still
I-arRP Oollgragkdoa Present at Ht
Peter's to Honor Rev. Jf.
A ?nrge congregation filled 8t.
Peter's episcopal church yesterday
to honor Rev. N. Harding at the com
pletion of 48 years of aotlve service
as rector of the church. Special
music, Which has been sung for many
years, was rendered at the serrlces.
An excellent sermon was delivered
by Rev. 4. M. Robespn, chaplain of
the Seooad Regiment. N..C. N. G.
While hot, a direct eulogy on Mr.
Harding's work, the sermon was baa.
ed on that theme.
clinging to Denicourt, under the
heavy Are of the French. They aro
also making counter attacks against
Berny and Vermandovillers, which
they lost yesterday. North of tho
Somme, the Bi\tiah artillery checked
one attack after another. Storms of
shrapnel bombarded Grand Court
and Lesara, on the highways leading
The success of the allies has had
a profound effect on Berlin. The press
Is preparing the public for tho early
evacuation of Pcronne and Combles,
declaring that the retirement may be
ijecessary for strategic reasons. The
French shifted their attack south of
the Somme yesterday. Dispatches
are full of the exploits of the new
British armored car. They resem
ble huge land battelshlps and shed
machine wife like a duck does water.
Aeroplanes Aro Active.
Paris. Sept. 18. ? For the first
time In history, the aeroplane la
leading infantry attacks. Twenty fast
armored planes, each with three ma
chine guns, charged the Germans bo
fore the French charge at Boucha
vesnes. Flying high above in the
charging battleplanes, officers di
rected the attacks, hundreds of feet
below. The flyers swooped low over
the German II nee. raking intrenches
with a murderous fire. ??> success
ful was the attack that It expected
It will play an Important . art In fu
Pood Disorders Br**!; Out.
London. Sept. 18. ? Foo disorders
have broken out In Vienna, accord
ing to Geneva dispatches Beef is
four dollars a pound; rlre two dol
lars. There Is much distress among
the lower classes.
WE NOW HAVE TTTF, PR FTTTTFST
line of Sterling ware ever carried
In this city. Stewart's Jewelry
2nd episode of
"Secret of the Submarine"
Keystone Comedy entitled
"Better Late Thnn Xcrer"
Flood 8ffHN of Western
Best show of the season
Show starts at 7'4f> p. m.
ADMISSION Gc and 10c
Millinery Opening Tuesday ?? Wednesday
A beautiful showing of the season's latest and most exclusive of ferings in Ladies Headtvear. A
cordial invitation is extended to the ladies of Washington and vicm,ty to attend ttos opemng.
SUSKIN y -BERRY : : Washington, n. c.