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KOVEMBEB 15, 1818.
8-H P. LAW
PBXX8YI.VAJIIA FIRES FIRST Oil*
I!? PROTEST OF RAILROADS
OVER THB ADAMSON
BeMwed Th at Om> Action oC the
Pennsylvania Road k Bat the
Pint of Many Other Salt* That
Will Soon Be Piled.
(By United Press)
Philadelphia. ? The first gun In the
protest of the railroads oyer Jtae
Ad am son eight-hour law was fired
today when the Pennsylvania Tall
road filed snlt In the district court to
restrain the United States govern
ment from putting the new law Into
This step by the Pennsylvania Is
believed to be the first of similar
steps which. It Is predicted, will be
taken by other (evttQg railroads of
thes country before very long. Rail
road heads have.been In conference
for some time ntft.tfye filing of the
The railroads sre . claiming th%t
they cannot continue operations if
the Adamaon law is enforced. They
Insist that the law would necessitate
the employment of thousands of *4
dltlonal men and that thaincrease In
the salary list, would send many roads
Into the hands of the receiver.
When the suit of the Pennsylvania
railroad Is to be taken up is not yet
I IN ARABIA
(By United Prees)
Washington. ? Confirmation re
garding wthe establishment of an in
dependent kingdom in Arabia, was
received by the State Department to
day from the United States Embassy
at Constantinople. The Turkish min
ister in' Arabia declares that the re- I
?olt "Is fostered by -Britleh gold." |
GAVE BRIDGE PARTY j
Mr,. J. H. Hod lea m hoetees at'
a most enloyable bridge party which !
m dm at her homo on North .
Mnrkot street yesterday afternoon. |
There were six tsblea of bridge. Ill ah i
?core waa made by Mra. 8. F. Bow- !
era. While Mra. Wolfe waa awarded
the con eolation prise. Refreshments
were served In two courses.
Among those present *tt, Mlsaes
- Robena TaHer, Annie Cnr. Mary
Cnwetl, Adelalna Mayo, Mary-Tank
ard, Mary HIM, Meadamea. Walter
Wolfe, Norlrood Simmons. A. L.
,'BrooM, Henry Brldneman. CSaude
Cnrrow, Jesse Harrington. Lee Dar
en port. B. r. Bow era. C. M. Camp
bell. Carl Richardson. Oconto Haelr
ney, Wllllspi Rtrtnloy, Caleb Bell.
James Silicon. .''e
LOCAL* COTTON RRPOHT. 4'
BE AW 10
JIM OP GERMANY IN OfXVCKl
BELGIANS TO GERMJUTT nr. 1
TERFEBS WITH rULMS.
AIDES mfHAKE WEST
German/ Is Declaring All Belgians
"Destitute" Who Receive Relief
Supplies from the United States,
to Report. ~
(By United Press)
Washington. ? It is feared that
America's plan for the relief of des?
. titute Belgians will be y riously in
1 terferAd with as the result of whole
sale deportation of Belgians to Ger
many to labor In Industrial plants.
The State Department admitted today
that the matter bad been taken up
with the German government. The
German policy, it is understood, is to
declare "destitute" any Belgian re
ceiving relief supplies. This, offic
ials fear, may result In the allies re
guesting the United 8tates to cease
sending relief expeditions there since
doing such would obviously be play
ing Into the hands of the German
(By United Press)
New York. ? William Jennings
Bryan will devote the next four years
of his life toward making the United .
States "dry." The former secretary
of state declared this morning that
a ?party cannot affdrd to take the
immoral side of a moral question and
that the Democratic party must not
be allowed to be burled in a drunk
IN HONOR W MISS SIMMONS
Mias Elisabeth Carrow Entertained
at Bridge Party Yesterday
Miss Elisabeth Carrow entertained
yesterday morning at her home on
West Main street in honor of Miss
(Elisabeth Simmons, whose marriage
to Mr. Hugh Phelps has been an
nounced for November 22nd.
The home was beautifully decorat
I ed for the occasion with chrysanthe
mums and autumn leaves. There
were five tables of bridge. Misses
Katherine Small and Mary Tankard
tied for the high score prise which
they presented to Miss Simmons. The i
bride-elect was also presentod with
[a guest of honor prise. After the
conclusion of the games refreshments
I were served in two courses. The
i party wss one of the most delightful
given In Washington this season and
was carried oot with Mis* Carrow 'a
[usual good tastft and charming hos
i Vitality. ' ' #...?
j Among the Invited guests were
Misses Augusta Charles, Rena Hard
ing, Robena Carter. Elisabeth Slm
' mons, Lucille Phelps, Mary Hill,
| Winifred Nicholson, Mary Fowle,
[Caddie Powle, Annie Payne. Miss
Mason, Rltoabeth Warren, Elisabeth
Tayloe, Mary Co well, Mary Clyde
|Has?ell, Isabelle Carter. Janet Whet
I more, Mildfed Rumley, Adeline Mafo.
| fly bills Griffin. Evelyn Jones. Latham
' J oafs, >fae Blonnt, Susan Zolllkoffor,
I En a Lee Chauhfcey, Mary Tankard.
Pat Harris, Madeletn Ellsworth. Jo.
sephlne Bow en, Katherlne Smai^
Mary Belle Small. Rebecca Simmons,
Li sale Hill. Annie Grtot. Olivia Rus
sell. M?d antes. R O. Weston. Har
old Washburae, L. D. Burton. C, ll.
BrII, J. C. Cfrow, A. W. Fleming. N
U Simmons and C. U Carr^r, *'
4USSCRIRE TO THE DAILY NEWS
MOVEMENT Of NECROES i'.i
. FION Tfc SOUHl IS
(By United Press)
Woahlucton. ? Progress in the In
vestigation of the movements of
thousands of negroes from the south
ern states was today Reported to
President Wilsoiv by Attorney Gen
eral Gregory. The report stated that
Gregory was "endeavoring to deter
mine whe?fier reported cases o t at
tempt to register these negroes were
I Isolated or part of a general move
ment toward illegal voting."
(By United Press)
y Washington. ? Strong efforts to
abate the high cost of living will
soon toe under way. administration
officials declared today. The price
of foods will be subject to a search
ing investigation. It also became
ovident today that the President's
reference to the alleged practices oT
the middleman in his speech last
night, was not accidental. A dis
cussion over the matter will be held
next Friday by the Federal Trado
Commission, it was announced frofn
the White House today.
ROMANIANS DRIVEN BACK
>? ~ ?- ? 'fey . v
Petrograd.? The Germans, heavily
reinforced, tiave further drlvten back
the Rumanians who are defending
Juil valley, south of Vulcan Pass/ it
was officially admitted today.
PLANS TO CO
TO THE FAIR
On account of the rainy weather,
only, abput 60 persons left Washing
ton on this mornlng'A special train
for Aurora to attend the' fair.
Tomorrow, however, rain or shine,
it Is expected that soveral hundred
will take the trip to view the many
attractions that are at the fair.
The general senlment throughout
tlio etty today appears to be, "Aurora
came up to help make our celebra
tion a success on Monday night and'
we're goln* down to Aurora Thurs
day to help make their fair a suc
A special train will leave Wnnhlng
notat 10:30 o'elock, getting -to Au
rora in time for dinner. Leaving
Aurora at 4 o'clock this train will
return to Washington at abotfl 6 o'
clock. " ?* *
FOR RIDS ON ZEPPELINS
(By Unltad Press)
Washington. ? The navy depart
ment win soon advertise for Mds on
tho'oonatrnetloh at the ir?t united
States seppellns. it was teamed to
day. The Department la gathering
Information regarding the- construc
tion of the aircraft and Is Atr. -lytag
sample* of European -washing r
NOVKMIIKR SO 8KT AMPB I
AS TSAKR/HilVlMO DA.V
("By Doited Preas) Vrjl
Washington, i? President WU*?n
today reqaeated Thursday. Norsajber
80th, be set aside aa Thanksgiving
Day. ' ' " ;
i HP i i ' '
FART OF |
Act of legislature 0hpnnita the Prop. I
ertjT Owners tojbmj tor the Cost
of the*- Parted J tn Insk Ulmeots, I
8ays Mr. i" *
ter. relative to
the city, which
E. T. Stewart
? copy of a let- 1
ig the stfeeta of I
aent to Mayor j
ttorning by Con
ashington, N. C. |
her 15, 1916.
Mr. E. T. Stewart.'^
Dear Mr. Stewart^
I waa In Greenville recently and I
ascertained that I
much paring i
the abutting pr
one-third. They 1
der special act of1
town wan doing
plan by which
irty owners pay
doing this un
le Legislature. If I
any abutting property owner is un
able to pay his entire proportion of
the paving in caah they are permit
ted to. repay the 'Municipality In In
stallments. In thia meantime the
^ole amount is paid by the munici
pality. I did not obtain a reference
to the particular act, but I will do
so and advise yotr later.
I think the tln^b h*s come when
per ought not UmL-j-Xo postpone pro
viding a greater In Iteage of good
paved streets in Washington, and I
think it might well be done under
some plan by which abutting prop
erty owners should contrfbute to the
cost of same, either one-third each,
or such other proportion as might be
deemed wise. In this connection It
occurred to me 'that it might be quite
profitable for you to visit Qreenville
and spend a day or two *not only for
the purpose of familiarising yourBolf
with the plan under which they are
proceeding, but also to secure Infor
mation as to the material being used
and the plans adopted for their
Yours very truly.
MUSICAL COMEDY TONIGHT
"The Girl Who 3mlles" a musical
comedy, will be the attraction at the
New Theatre tonight. The ahotir
carries with it some exceptionally
pretty scenery and the cast la com
posed of beautiful girls and talented
men. The comedy aide Is said to be
exceptionally good. Some of the
latest songB will be rendered.
The sdvance sale of seats at Wor
thy ? Etheridge's drug store has
been large and a large audlenco Is
BIG INCREASE III
ter twKy etdeVw 1 the. (radfe Jurj to
mvtotlrttt the prtco ef food on Mon
day,- Ho ebaritn that the commit
?Ion Inen bar. cornered an the pr<v
duco and h.TO forced. op the prlcea.
The following ram were dUpoaod
of .la the Recorder*, court here yee
Charlie Haywood, coldred. drank,
Thomaa O. Farrow, naa???t, eoeta.
Mom King, hafta?.??(akey la hi.
peeaeeeloa for the fcattfoae o t aale.
larr trial. .
*. b. Wallace, WfMsaad ahoae of
offcer, HD^ad took k
W? wl?h to atate that It ohovld
haee heen *. 8. Wall*:, laatead of
DAfa Hill aa ?nt>ll.*ed reeterda j
Important Projects Are
Brought Up At Meeting
m of Chamber of Commerce
"Big thins* for Washington" were
Jdlsctiased at the meeting of tho
Chamber of Commerce last night
which, If carried out, will moan mucli
In the future development and pros
perity of tiM city. The. establishment
of a #s?erai market for cotton, corn
and fanners' produce generally, the
arranging ror a great water and rail
terminal and the erection of a corn
elevator were among the matters
Congressman Small made a mpst
interesting talk on the possibilities
of a great market In Washington; a
place for buyers and sellers to meet. |
He stated that one of the principal
reasons why the farmers did not
bring as much of their produce to I
Washington as they should, was be-j
cause of the fact that there was no
competition among the buyers. And
he said further that the reason why
there was not more competition was
because the buyers had no place to
meet the farmers and under persent
conditions they wasted m\ich of their
time trying to get in touch with the
A. M. Dumay, Captain Leach. W.
H. Ellison. H. W. Hudnell and other
members present Joined in the dis
cussion and endeavored to find a so
lutlon to the problem. It was finally
left with the Agricultural Commit
teo. composed of C:.pUln Leach, J. '
D. Grimes W. H. Blllftsa, U. W. Hud
aell and J r. Latham.
A teller was -end Oo:n the ajrrt
cultcrnl agent of the Norfolk South
ern railroad, stating thr; noed lor a
corn elevator in thin action of the I
Btate and urging the Chamber of !
Commerce to take Bomo steps In. the
matter. Upon motion, B. G. Moes,
chairman of the new enterprise com
mittee, was Instructed to wrJ?- -and
nek the rallj-ojw* JTjZL. QlP^P* - t0 '
Washin^^j^ iiifret- |
Ins of rtna business men
of Beaurort county.
A proposed bill to take all of the
automobile tax money In the state
and use It for the maintenance of
"state highways" was brought up '
and discussed. Upon motion, E. L. j
8tewart was Instructed to draw up a
resolution voicing the strong protest
of the local. Chamber over any such
C. C. Logan, of The State Experi
mental survey department, was pres
ent at the meeting and made an in
teresting talk on the nature of his
work and the condition of the soil In
The railroad and express commit
tee was asked to take up the freight !
situation on the Coast Line and en- 1
dcavor to have the hour for recelv- 1
ing shipments made later.
10HI DISTRICT MAY DECIDE !
THE WROL OF THE HOUSE
. - I,... '?> ? ........ -i
(By Parker R. Anderson)
"Washington. ? House leaders on
both the Democratic and Republican
aide are vitally Interested In the final
count of votes In the 10th North Car
olina district. This one vote may de
cide whether tho Republicans or
Democrats will organize and control
the 65th session of the house of rep
resentatives, along with the quarter
a million or so In federal patronage
which Is always controlled by the
The result In the 10th will deter
mine also. Chairman DoremuB thinks,
whether Champ Clark will be chosen
speaker for a htonreshrdlu
speaker for another term and Claude .
Kltchln majority leader. If the '
board of elections Issues a certificate'
to Zeb Weaver, certifying that he
has been elected to Congress, the
Democrats say they will have a ma
jority in the lower branch of Con
gress. The Republicans claim that
Brltt has beon elected and with his
vote they will be able to control with
a majority of one.
Whatever action is taken by the
election board in the 10th will be
hotly contested In the house of rep
resentatives. It makes little differ
ence. therefore, what the board does
except, as I snld before, which aide i
wins out will bo given the privilege
of voting when the time comca to
organize the lower branch of Con
gress and may possibly determine
which side shall control.
It is understood that Democratic
and Republican leaders have been in
constant communl**: Hon with their i
leaderB in Ashevli! 'uring last night'
| and today. Both i.ldes \re being
urged to take evc"y precaution to
see that their candidate sets a square
deal. When the board announces
Its decision tomorrow Chairman Dor
emus and Woods, "f the Democratic
and Republican congressional com
mittees. respectively, say they will
be able to announce definitely which
side will have a majority.
OFFICERS GET MONKEY RUM
Yesterday afternoon at 6:30 o'
clock Officers Hardlson and Berry
caught Nathaniel Key. colored, with
four one-gallon Jugs of monkey rum.
When caught he had hla mule and
buggy with him. On searching him
the officers ^-tund a pistol on hla per
son . His mule and buggy will be
held under the confiscation act. I
MEAT BRITAIN FACES
A SHORTAGE OF WHEAT,
(By United Press)
Washington. ? Facing a serious
wheat shortage, Great Britain has
appointed a royal commission to
take over all wheat Importations, ac
cording to consular reports received
(?By United Press) ?
Washington. ? Flgu. as for the first
nine months of the year Indicate an
Increase of ISO per cent In 1116 over
II1K la the consumption of cotton In
the manufacture of explosives, ac
cording to tho census bureau.
FRENCH HOLD TO
("By United Press)
ParlB.? -The French progressed
north of tho Bontmo today and along
the northern edge of the St. Pierre
and Vanat woods. according to an of
ficial statement. Their new progress
followed the most Intense bombard
ment, which lasted for two days. In
splto of tho desperate counter at
tacks*. In which the German* utilized
burning liquids and tear-provoklng
?hells, all positions have been main
tained by the French excepting at
Presolr, where a atnall German de
tachment gainod a foothold In a
group of ruined houftee.
WAIT FOR U-BOAT REPORT
(By United Pre**)
Berlin. ? The admiralty trsnsmlt
ted to the foreign office today the re
port that the commander of the aub
marlne which nank the British steam
er Rowanmore, late In October will
be demanded to give an official ex
planation which will In turn be glren
to the American embassy at Berlin.
BRITISH A!?K RENEWING THElii
ATTAC K M:\:S"Z T1IE SIB
Rl'ltl AC' j ORTIF1CA
HEAVY FIGHTING COING ON
Terrific Effort E\|>cm<|?m! In Capture
of Beaumont; Itcllcvrd Hnlg.-i*
Tr>li?? '<? Encircle tlac* ''cnuuns i 1
(By I'niled Preps)
London. ? With no abatement of
the fury :?n<-rd:nc its initial *i:nash.
the British storm ol metal and men
against tlic Hermans' vaulted sub
surface fortifications, continued to
day on 1)o:li sides of the Ancre brook.
Late dispatches from the front re
port that tli" German counter at
tacks were futile against the new
British positions at Deaumont, Satnl
and Beaucourt. In the St. Pierre
division there has been a lavish out
pouring or high explosives and Bhrap
nel from the British big guns. The
major jiart of the offenBe appeared
to center on the German lines about
Mtraumont, north of Grand Court.
Terrific ofTort was spent on the
capture of Beaumont, which coupled
with othf-r operations, has led mili
tary expert.; to believe that General
Halg Is Inaugurating a flanking
movement to enelrcle M'raumont.
Haig officially reported this morning
that he had completely aacured the
recently won pos.tionf.
Germany is defending the Somso
with buried artillery.
In their assaults tho Preach and
British pre attacking only the Bur
face of the greatest fortifications la
Germany hullt a surprise for the
'Allies here In a tvondreful series of
| artillery-proof fortifications. These
[tlifenBCB arc i It so close, arc dug
so deep, and rover such a wide area
that what the Allies are today at
tacking with in'.intry. tanks and ar
tillery arc only the outskirts of a
powerful system of underground
I The bombardment 1s terrlfl".
I Fields, woods and towns are lorn to
pieces by the constantly-exploding
shells. But ur-' ? ?-""".I. nothing Is
.touched. And ' rom her sub
surface forts th.it Germany Is re
pelling the Allied nt'ack.
J. |>. I'lllott Dic<l.
J. D. Elliott died on October 29 at
his home n^ir Athens chapel, Bath.
The funr-ml services were conducted
by Rev. W O. \V n field and th? in
terment was hi-M at the frtv'fy b'ir
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"ftll.KS AND fU^WS" .
with Mnrguerlta Clark will toa
?hown Sati/rdajr, matlno? art*
night, without toll.
It will help you to enjoy this occaa&n
& OVERCOATS, SIS.fSO to
Calais Cloltilno Company