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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN. WIIMINGTON
VOL XXII NO. 235.
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, K WEDNESDAY A SEPT. 6, 19 16
PRICE FIVE CENTS
THE SENATE TAKES
f THE CORRUPT
RU SSIANS RUSHING IN TO SALONICA
: W ilmington Dispatch
BRITISH' DELIVER if
ATTACK NORTH !
OF THE SOMMe
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not expected to
Makes Sudden Decision to
Consider the Owen Act
Aimed at Elections
MAY NOT BE PASSED
HOWEVER THIS SESSION
Filibuster Would Prevent it
Unless Concurrent Resolu
tion Fixing Adjourn- x
ment is Adopted
(By Associated Press.)
Washington. Sept. 6. The Senate
today decided to take up the Owen
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am paign expenditures and im- J
posing heavy penalties for violations.
Seven Republicans voted with the
Democrats to take up the bill and
seven Democrats voted against the
motion, t ne voie 10 iaKe up iue dui
does not necessarily forecast delay
ml. A. A Al 1 1 fll
in the adjournment of the Senate, i
n,it administration leaders say thati
if amended the bill could not pos
sibly reach a vote. The Rs'iblicans
say they never wilMet it reach one.
It was plannad for adoption of a
concurrent resolution fixing the time
of adjournment, soon after the con
ferees indicated they would reach rr
agreement on the revenue bill. Such
a resolution would check any attempt
at filibustering on the corrupt prac
tices act and would end the debate.
Falls Over 40 Feet and t-ands on
Chester. Pa., Sept 6. "See a pin
and pick it up,-U that day you'll
have good luck," murmured Thomas
Delaney as he stoopedto pick up a
pin at the foot of a scaffold the other
morning. Then Joseph Gest, aged six
teen, came tumbling from the top of ; Conflicting Reports Come as
the scaffold and alighted on the form-
Gest's tumble was over forty feet, 1
and while he was severely injured, j
he will recqve?v.Dy,sician8 say. ua
laney was only sHgntljr jeered rand
cointued at worg.
COTTON SHOWS SOME
(Bv Associated Press.)
Washington, Sept. 6. Cotton
showed some improvement in
the northern part of the belt dur-
in? the week ending yesterday,
the NationaT Weather and Crop
Bulletin announced today.
Weather during the week was
generally fair fof picking and
ginning in the central and south-
Mr. Rogers Names Mr. Parker As;
Trustee to Close Out Business. i
Assignment was made today by Hr.
Chas. Rogers, general store-keeper at
Villa View, near Wrightsville Sound,
and Mr. J. S. Parker, of that place
to dispose of the stock of merchan-
dise to thp hoct AVr nA
Mr. Roger's exemption had been made
and a deduction of-5 per cent, com
mission had been made by Mr. Parker
'he remainder is to be pro-rated among
secured his first position in
England through a small
want ad. Opportunity now
stares up at you from these
pages. It may be a better
position just the cottage
you want to rent a chance
to own a home on easy terms
a new cook an ambitious
employe what not?
Dispatch Business Locals
'bristle with the intimaVcies
of the work-a-day world. You
(an ill afford to over-look
them in your daily reading.
The most widely read and in
expensive form of advertis
ing you "can secure. Have
you tried these columns?
And if not ask central to
Leaders Declare That Neither
Wilson Nor Hughes Will
TO WORK FOR BOTH
OF THE MEASURES
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Association Will Not Confine
its Efforts Exclusively to
Any One Means of .
' Getting Suffrage
(By Associated Press.)
Atlantic City, Sept. 6. The Na
tional American Woman Suffrage As?
sociation, which opened its forty-
eighth annual convention here today,
win not, according to influential lead
ers, endorse or criticise, as an organi
zation, any candidate now in the field!
for the office of PreaWent' of the
United States, because of the view he
holds on questions of equal rights for
expected by these same
leaders that the organization will re
fuse to commit the association exclu-
j sively to the suffrage amendment to
the Federal constitution or to work
for equal suffrage for the States
alone. The association will decide to
rcitinue its fight for both tne Fed
eral amendment and by States, it
FLOATING A NEW
to the Success of the Pro-
(By Associated Press.)
Londdn, Sept. 6. Subscriptions to
the German war loan during the first
two days indicated that the loan is a
failure, according to reports " from
Berlin to the Exchange Telegraph
I Company. The rate for the first two
days was far behind the total raised
in that time for the previous war
Says It Is All Right.
Berlin (Wifeless to Sayville), Sept.
6. The fifth German war loan, for
which the lists were opened officially
on Monday, continued to be received
in large amounts. Three corpora
tions have subscribed 29,000,000
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Celebrating Opening Up ot the
Hight Point Road.
(By Associated Press.)
Greensboro, N. C, Sept. 6. Guil
ford county today is celebrating the
opening of the new Greensboro-High
Point highway. Large numbers of
decorated automobiles assembled at
High Point and Greensboro. They
will meet half way between the two
points and will then come to the fair
grounds in this city. A dinner,
speeches, balloon ascensions and ath
letic events were on the program at
the- fair grounds
It was. estimated that approximate
ly 5,000 persons were present from
all parts of the country.
FUNERAL OF MRS .PLUMEER.
Services Were Held Tuesday Morning
From Her Late Residence.
Funeral services of Mrs. Susan V.
Plummer, widow of the late Capt ,
John W. Plummer were held Wednes
day morning at 10 o'clock from the
residence of her son, Mr. John W.
Plummer, No. 312 North Fifth street,
Rev A. D. McClure, pastor of St.
Andrew's Presbyterian church conduct
ed the services. " Interment was made
in Oakdale cemetery.
The pall bearers were, honorary,
Col. Walker Taylor, Dr. E. H. Cran
mer and Messrs Harris Yopp, and S.
C. Collier; active, Messrs. J. H.
Cowan, George Sloan, Jas. Oldham,
W...H. Struthers, Jr., George John
son, and Mr. McNair.
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Here is one of the most interest!
Allies in the Balkan campaign. The
the type of Russian soldiers is well il
ONLY REVENUE BILL
Agreeing on This House and
Senate Will be Ready to
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Sept. 6. The only im
portant piece of work standing in the
way of adjournment, which probably
will occur tomorrow or possibly even
late tonight, was the smoothing out
today of House and Senate differences
on the Administration emergency
This bill passed last night in the
Senate andwiirgo to conference to
day, as soon as the House had gone
tinraghjhionnality of naming its
' It 'is believed their representatives
will accept ,fbiost of the Senate amend-;
ments, including those adopted yester
day directed against the allied Inter
ference with American trade.
MISSED BEING "DRY
BY BUT THREE VOTES
STANDS N WAY
; ly, however, and found some obstacles, j tne intermediate stage were, mainly
(By Associated Press.) I which it is hoped will be smoothed out j towards higher levels and United
Dawson, Yukon, Sept. 6. Official tomorrow. The House meanwhile put j States Steel and Kelly-Sprinfield ex
figures on the Yukon territorial first in its time hearing political speeches. tended their gains. Marines yielded
vote on prohibition gave the "wets" The Senate having nothing else to do .' moderately to realizing,
a majority of only three .votes, it was it took ud the Owen corrunt Dractices! Traders developed other points , of
announced today. The mining district
almost without exception voted for
Held Their First Session To-
day Special Agent Rod
gers May Participate.
(By Associated Press.)
New London, Conn., Sept. 6. The
six members of the American-Mexican
commission held their first formal ses-
sion at the Hotel Grotan today. The!
session is expected to be devoted to
arrangements of details of the con
ferences to follow, although Secretary
Franklin K . Lane, chairman of the
Amorifnn miriTnlssinn- inrliratfirl that.
there might be some discussion of the!
subjects to be reviewed later in the
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vvnen.tne commission naa assemDiea;
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attend in addition to the members.
James Linn Hodgers, special agent of
the State, Department in Mexico, may
During the trip from New .York yes
terday pn: the Mayflower the commis
sioners ta voided any discussion of the
procedure. The program will be laid
out. today as far as it can be deter
mined. It is anticipated that when
the conferees take up the specific ques
tions," beginning with Mexico's re
quest' that General Pershing's forces
be Withdrawn, adjournment will be
necessary ' from time to time while
the daa "'bearing on this question is
X five-pound box of candy? That
Can't-help it. My fiancee has six
older sisters and I like to get a taste,
now. jarid then, of the candy I send
- at sA&onicaj
ng of the pictures showing the Russian s
type of Russian transports used to send
- lustrated in this picture,
Republican Leader Demanded
Time to Read Over Sen
NO CHANCE FOR
THE OWEN MEASURE
Corrupt Practices Act Will be
Sidetracked Time Agree
ment Reached on Rev
enue Bill. -
Washington, Sept. 6. Prospects for
adjournment of congress today went
glimmering when the House and Sen
ator conferees began formal discussion
of the revenue bill
The House did not get-to formally,
send the bill to conference because
Republican Leader Mann objected on
the ground that he had not had time
to reach it.
The conferees discussed it informal- i
bill, but the Democratic leaders said
it had no chance and would be put
aside when adjournment could be se
Representative Mann, the Republi
can leader, declared the Senate amend
ment on print paper above certain
prices would have a tendency to in
crease the price and would drive the
industries into Canada. He, said,
however, an investigation would doubt-
j less show no justification for raising
the price .
STRIKE ON SUBWAY
(By Associated Press.)
New York, Sept. 6. A strike,
which would tie up the subway and
"Li" lines of the Interborough Rapid
Transit Company,' and cause untold
inconvenience in the most congested
sections of the city was forecast by
the union - leaders today, beginning
at 2 o'clock tomorrow morning.
The company's employes demand
annullment of individual contracts
binding many of them not to seek a
wage increase for two years.
The men will ballot on the strike
n mass meetings tonight
In view1 . of an . announcement by
the company that it would not con
sent to arbitration it was - virtually
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decided by the union not to wait pos
sible intervention by Mayor Mitchel,
who is expected here tomorrow from
END OF CONGRESS
CHILDREN HAVE CHANCE TO GET IN
The school children of Wilmington who desire to
get in The Dispatch's movie production are cordially in
vited to meet at the Hemenway school building ; at 3
o'clock Thursday afternoon. Mr. J. A. Taylor, chairrrian ,
of the schooKcommittee, kindly gave permission for liae c
of the building ajt this time. Mr. Little, principal of the v
High School, and Mr. Bryan, principal of Heriienway:
School, will be preseni to assist the movie director, v Mr.; v
W. H. Bird. The children of the city are invited to be:
present regardless of whether they were irt the movife
embarking at Salonica, to join the
the soldiers to the Greek port and
Public Interest ; Revived on
Scale Not Equalled in
(By Associated Press.).
New York, Sept. 6. Revival of
public interest in stocks on a scale
unequalled since last year's sensa
tional movement in war strides was
indicated by today's performance,
the first hour's business aggregating
fully 400,000 shares, or at the rate of
2,000,000,000 shares for the full ses
sion. A new high record was made by
ijfomeupopilar speculative favorites,
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exactly the equal of 102 1-4, . adding
its regular and ( extra 'dividends
Elsewhere in the list, except In
railway issues, which have shown
heaviness since passage of the. eight-'
hour law, gains ranged from 1 : to 3
points, industrials, equipment, muni
tions, motors, metals and petroleums
sharing variably in the rise.
Such changes as occurred during
strength in the early afternoon, the
copper group as a whole, together
with sugars and tobaccos, being in
demand at a material advance.
Activity abated somewhat, by 1
o'clock, at which time the sale was
approximately one billion shares. .
THEY HAVE RAISED
Presbyterians Meeting . With
Success in Getting Big:
(By Associated Press.) . ,
Philadelphia, Sept. 6. The. Presby
terians have collected nearly one
half of the $10,00,000 fund for aged
and disabled ministers and vthelr de
pendents. The total -haS l reached
$4,000,000, it was announced here to
day. The Rev. Dr. William H. Foulkes,
general secretary of the Presbyterian
Board of Ministerial Relief, who Is
directing the money-raising cam
paign,, said that he hoped to be able i
to report a total of $6,000,000 at the1
next assembly, which convenes at
Dallas, Texas, next May . '
Spirited Discussion Was, Wag-
ed on the Susan B. An
STATE RIGHTS IS
Three Leaders of the Ameri
can Nation Woman Suff
Atlantic City, N. J., Sept. 6. The
Constitutional amendment which Sus
an B. Anthony: proposed, which would
enfranchise all the women in the coun
try", is "by no means necessary to the
success - of the cause of equal suffrage,
but the campaign ought rather to be
conducted in the Individual States,
Miss Laura Clay, of Lexington, Ky.,
today told the National American Wo
man Suffrage Association, in conven
Miss Clay spoke as the leader of
the "State Rights" forces in a three
cornered debate In which her oppon
ents were Mrs. Raymond Brown, of
New York, who advocated continua
tion of the Association's present
policy of campaigning for both Fed
eral and State legislation; and Mrs.
Ida Husted Harper, of New York, who
urged that the State campaigns be
abandoned in favor of concentrating
the fight solely on the Susan B. An
In arguing that the Association
should confine its ' activities to State
legislation, Miss Clay declared that
the Federal amendment was "usual
ly advocated chiefly as a means of
saving time and labor; In a word, a
'short cut' to woman suffrage."
Miss Clay gave a brief review of
the history of Constitutional amend
ments in order to indicate, she said;
that fighting for suffrage now through
seeking national legislation was "diflV
ultAanCprecafpi&;!AludtnV to. hov
jrmaiv coercion wa-iiee88anro
make some .of the States ratify the
Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amend
ments, she continued
"The Anthony amendments a re
petition of the Fifteenth with the sub
stitution of the word 'sex' for 'race,
color or previous condition of servi
tude.' Before.it can become. law it
must be ratified by the Legislatures of
thirty-six States. It Is hardly to be
supposed that -the coerced States now
will subscribe voluntarily to a prin
ciple which they rejected formerly.
Nothing but coercion made
the Fifteenth Amendment possible;
and what reason have we to suppose
that anything less than coercion
will pass the Anthony amendment?
"In fact, I believe it is usually ad
mitted by those most zealous to push
that amendment at any cost that coer
cion will be necessary and as military
coercion is no longer among the pos
sibilities, they propose a political coer
cion by the votes of women who have
won them by the peacable method in
conformity to the well-defined limita
tions between State and Federal pow
ers. "In view of these enormous diffi
culties, added to by the likelihood that
our association cannot continue its
advocacy of the Anthony amendment
without involving Itself In partisan
politics," Miss Clay concluded, "I be
lieve it is wise for our Association to
work only for such Federal legisla
tion as does not require from the
States the surrender of any portion
of those rights reserved to them by
Mrs. Brown's Contention.
If the suffagists are to win their
fight for votes for women in this coun
try both the Federal and State cam
paigns must continue unabated, In
accordance with the present policy of
the National, American Woman Suf
frage " Association, . Mrs . Raymond
Brown, of New Yok, declared in an
address., Only-by united action direct
ed toward both Federal and State leg
islation may the ultimate object be at
tained, she said .
' Mrs . Brown - defended the Associa
tion's policy in a three-cornered de
bate in which her opponents were Miss
Laura Clay, of Lexington, Ky., who
favored -abandoning the Federal fight
and concentrating on State campaigns;
and Mrs. Ida Husted Harper, of New
York, leader of the "Federal Amend
ment" forces desiring that the State
fights be discontinued .
Describing equal; suffrage as "the
liveliest political issue before the pub
lic," Mrs. Brown alluded to the State
campaigns which have been fought and
won, resulting in a growing number of
men being elected to Congress by the
votes of women. '' . ' -
"When the last group of States was
won in 1913 and 1914 the , Federal
'amendment came into the immediate
'foreground of national politics," Mrs.
Brown continued, "and there is - no
aouDi 11 is going 10 ue passea Deiore
(Continued on Page Seven.)
While Germans Were Attacks
ing to the South and Claim
to Have Gained Ground .'
Petrograd Announces Capture
of Mote Prisoners Re
ports as to Rumania ar
- at Variance.
(By Associated Press.)
While the Germans; were making
attack after attack south of the
Somme last night to recover the
ground won by the French in' their
latest advance, the British struck an
other blow north of the river.
Official announcement in Lon(Ion
says that all of Leuze Wood, a part
of which, was captured yesterday. Is
now in possession of . the British. ;
Fighting continues between Leuze
Wood and Combles. .
The attacks ; south of the Somme
were delivered between Deniescourt
and Berny. Although the' German
infantry charged Its efforts, the Paris
war office announces, were broken by
the French fire.
' In the Verdun, sector , the Germans
prepared an attaclc against Fluery,
"but the Paris' ' communication says
machine gun lire prevented them
from launching it. v
Russian pressure against the Aus-tro-German
line . in Volhynia and
East Galicia is violent. Petrograd
announces that 4,500 more prisoners
have been taken along the Gorodenke
river, southeast of Lemberg. , .
Accounts of "the invasion of the
eastern, portion of Rumania by the'
Bulgarians and Germans are at vari
ance. An official : Rumanian state
ment reports that' the invaders have
been checked and that the, entire
frontier is in the possession 1 of the
Rumanians. . Recent German and Bul
garian statements, ,have .reported tbfe '
and 5 the" inflictibnrof considerablei '
losses on the Russian forces.
GO ON STRIKE
Three Thousand Up North
Walk Out and Others . '
Will Follow. V
(By Associated Press.)
New York, Sept. 6. Three thou
sand grocer clerks went on a strike in
this city, Jersey City, Newark and out
lying towns today. Leaders of their
union, the Retail Clerks International
Protective Association, claim that the
strikers will be augmented to 6,000
within 24 hours. ,
The strike was voted last night, after
the owners of chains of stores had
refused the demand for shorter hours,
a minimum salary of $15 a week and 1
per cent of the stores-receipts .
FRENCH FLAGS FLY
FROM MANY. BUILDINGS
(By Associated Press.) r
New York, Sept. .6. The French
flags float from n? any: buildings in
New York city today, while thous
ands of citizens are wearing buttons
bearing the French National . emblem,
in celebration of Lafayette, commem
orating the 159th anniversary of the
birth of the distinguished Frenchman
who came to the aid of ' the American
colonierf in ' their struggle for inde
"FATHER" ON A VACATION
To the many anxious .inquirers -that
have made their complains
known during the past couple of
days, The Dispatch respectfully
replies that it has ' not . discon
tinued the "Bringing Up Father"
cartoons. Either being sick, or
so Inconsiderate : as .' to" take a .
vacation, Artist " McManus has ;
been , depriving the, "readers of
the . country ttU "his delightful ;
drawings, but' alittie bird has
whispered that this, will not be
for ' long. . So devotees pt this '
bit of fine humor , may look for
ward to beholding "Father"; and "
"Maggie" In The, Dispatch ' col-'
umhs again before long. " 4
, Meantime .The. Dispatch will;
present a substitute for "Bring
ing Up Father." J; -f: