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-V, - J" f WEATHER FORECAST IE - Fair toiugui iumuy. juoae ,atP temperature. Light variable 1 . ' wind- LARGEST CIRCULATION IN. WIIMINGTON VOL XXII NO. 235. I WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, K WEDNESDAY A SEPT. 6, 19 16 PRICE FIVE CENTS THE SENATE TAKES f THE CORRUPT fl'S PARTY RU SSIANS RUSHING IN TO SALONICA THREE CORNERED DEBATE MARKED ACT s , II : W ilmington Dispatch 1 OTIOII 11 BRITISH' DELIVER if ATTACK NORTH ! OF THE SOMMe '. ' v ; ' : , . - v ,,' - t - . .-,(! not expected to Indorse one 11 MEET 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 a: 111 l x II am paign expenditures and im- J ing 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 t""1 - 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 Man's Back. 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- er's back. 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 IMPROVEMENT. (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- ern districts. MAKES ASSIGNMENT. 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 the creditors. Charlie Chaplin 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 ring Pkone 176 Leaders Declare That Neither Wilson Nor Hughes Will be Approved TO WORK FOR BOTH OF THE MEASURES i ' 1 1 j. I... - ' 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 women. it was 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 was declared. FLOATING A NEW to the Success of the Pro- Bgfiin. cess in (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 loan. 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 marks. NG JOYFUL T 1 1 . . t t r .1 Celebrating Opening Up ot the Splendid Greensboro 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. GERMAN N MK 14- , , fmmmmm,, , , , ii Russians landing 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 Quit. (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 revenue bill. This bill passed last night in the Senate andwiirgo to conference to day, as soon as the House had gone tinraghjhionnality of naming its conferees. ' 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 prohibition. TO 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 day. j ' ' 1 V .SI vvnen.tne commission naa assemDiea; , , . . . . , . XL iiaU UUt VCLX Vlt-tUU. JU3 TV UilgUti attend in addition to the members. James Linn Hodgers, special agent of the State, Department in Mexico, may participate. 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 .reviewed. X five-pound box of candy? That seems (Extravagant. 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 her.-Exchange. MEXICAN ARBITERS OWN BUSINESS - at sA&onicaj ng of the pictures showing the Russian s type of Russian transports used to send - lustrated in this picture, MANN BLOCKED Republican Leader Demanded Time to Read Over Sen ate Amendments NO CHANCE FOR THE OWEN MEASURE Corrupt Practices Act Will be Sidetracked Time Agree ment Reached on Rev enue Bill. - (JiAssociated tPres.) 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 cured . 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 LIKELY TOMORROW (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 , ., - - 1 . .. decided by the union not to wait pos sible intervention by Mayor Mitchel, who is expected here tomorrow from Plattsburg. END OF CONGRESS EOR AWHILE CHILDREN HAVE CHANCE TO GET IN THE MOVIES 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 contest. embarking at Salonica, to join the the soldiers to the Greek port and . 4. STOCK 11ARK AGAIN ACTIVE Public Interest ; Revived on Scale Not Equalled in Many Months (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, United Sestmeefc . . ':.. -iri. 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 NEARLY RALE Presbyterians Meeting . With Success in Getting Big: Fund. (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 . ' T 1 Spirited Discussion Was, Wag- ed on the Susan B. An thony Amendment STATE RIGHTS IS BURNING QUESTION Three Leaders of the Ameri can Nation Woman Suff rage Lea e JtLxpresses Their Opinion 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 tion here. 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 thony amendment 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 the Constitution." 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 .' RUSSIANS EXERTING HEAVY PRESSURE 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. J 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 pendence. - "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: GROCERY CLERKS " v V 5N s .11

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