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VOL XXII NO. 235. A v WILMINGTON. NORTH tAROUA, FRIE)i e ; y i PRiCTlVE CNreH
I LIUipfflLL yipfUIti,OF THEill: -'THROWN THE BIG 1
pnWlR TO I J THisr coBEei
At Teu-Today Congress Ad
journed, After Passing on
ONE OF BIG FEATURES
Threatened, Railway Strike
Climaxed the Active Ses
sion What Was Done by
the First Session of the Sixty-First
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Sept. 8. The first ses
sion of the Sixty-fourth Congress,
i m h r ""-
chiefly with National defenses. ,
When the gavel fell Congress had
directed reorganization and requip
ment of the Army and Navy for de
fense of the country at the unprece
dented cost of $655,000,000, wi'h au
thorization that will increase the to
tal in three years to nearly $800,
0O0.OC3. With all other expenditures,
appropriations were brought to t' -;
grand total of $1,637,583,682, the! - .
greatest aggregate in the country's j foreign and coastwise trade when un
history and exceeding that for the at)le to lease them to individuals or
last fiscal year by more than half ajPrivate corporations,
billion dollars. Child Labor Law: Denying inter-
Expenditures, necessitated by pre- state commerce to products of mines
paredness and the calling into action and quarries employing children un
of military forces to meet the Mexi- der 16 years of age, and factories,
can emergency demanded revenue mills, canneries and other establish
legislation in the closing days of the ments employing children under 14
session. Congress responded by years.
doubling the normal -tax on incomes,! Rural Credits Law: Establishing a
creating an inheritance tax, muni- farm .loari board in control of a sys
tions tax and miscellaneous excise' tem of farm loan mortgage banks,
taxes to raise $205,000,000 and by di- WorKmfe'n's " ComirensatlSjn Law:
rectins sale of $130,000,000 Panama1 Providing uniform sick and accident
Canal bonds. - - benefits, for. .employes of the Federal
Congress established a tariff com- government, " and benefits to depends
mission, a government shipping board ' ents in case of death,
to rehabilitate the American mer-j Emergency Revenue Law: Provid
chant marine; a workmen's compen- irIg for doubling the normal income
sation commission to administer a'tax on the :lowest class; making an
uniform compensation law; a .
loan bankingisystem, a child la-1
bor law. enlarged the system of self-j exceeding $20,000 to 13 per cent, on
government in the Philippines and amount of incomes in excess of $2,
enacted many other important laws0"00.000; levying a graduated tax of
which had been contemplated by the!1 to 10 Pei cent- on inheritances
administration. I ranging from $50,000 to $5,000,000; a
The session was disturbed through-1 1 Per cent, net profit tax on manu
cut by frequently recurring threats of lecturers of munitions; 5 per cent, net
foreign comDlications from the Euro-
l war and imminence at one time,riala entering into munitions; a li-J
of a diplomatic break with Germany;
interference with American mails and
commerce, invasion ' of American -soil i
and killing of Americans by Mexi-1 liquor excise taxes and miscellaneous
can bandits and danger of actual war; stamp taxes.
with Mexico. j God Roads Law: Providing for co-
The crisis in congress over the In- operative Federal aid to the States for
ternational situation, following the construction of highways, and appro
German naval order to sink armed, priating $75,000,000 to be spent in five
belligerent merchant ships without ;
warning. Introduction of resolutions.
warning Americans to keep off armed increasing tne amount wnicn maivia
nierchant ships caused President Wil-1 uals may deposit from $500 to $1,000
son to halt diplomatic negotiations ' with interest and an additional $1,000
and go to the capltol to demand a without interest.
"show down." The result was the tab-' Federal Reserve: Amendments, in
ling of the Gore resolution in the Sen- J eluding amendment to the Clayton
ate on March 3 and of the McLemore anti-trust law permitting officers and
resolution in the House on March 7. i directors of member banks to become
Immediately afterwards the Presi-J officers and directors of not more than
(ent sent Germany and read to con- two other non-competing banks;
gress a note threatening to severe . amendments permitting National
diplomatic negotiations unless the banks to establish foreign branches,
German government "imeediately ef-, liberalizing regulations for discount
fected a modification of its submarine , ing commercial paper and permitting
warfare." - j member banks in towns of 5,000 or
L?lpr in the session trouble arose 'less population to act as agents for in
to the Senate over the nomination of!surance companies.
Lruis D. Brandeis, of Boston, to sue-' Railroad Legislation: Creation of a
cfl the late Justice Lamar as a
Qiernher of the Supreme Court. Weeks fiouse interstate commerce commit
f investigation and deliberation by! tees to investigate necessity for .fur-
t!i(? Judiciary Committee ended inither legislation for railroads and the
Ill flip urnok-
Mr. Brandeis by a
mess was occupied with legisla-' of government ownership as against
tif'n which prevented a threatened j government regulation.
natir,.wjfje railway strike. President! Tariff: Creation of a non-partisan
Vl'lcon, after futile negotiations with tariff commission of five members to
tllp officials of the railroads and the investigate and advise Congress on
rairM brotherhoods submitted the ' tariff revision; repeal of the free
contioversy to Congress, recommend- sugar provision of existing tariff law;
ing legislation to avert the strike and amendments increasing duties on dye
pparing against emergencies aris-! stuffs to encourage manufacturing
ine in future. dyestuffs in the United States; enact-
Af" r a week of consideration, dur- ment of an anti-dumping provision
ine which the President visited the to prevenH dumping of foreign-made
capitoi daily, conferring with the ad-, goods at less than foreign market
mi)'istrat.jon leaders, a bill was pass-! prices; authorization for the Presi
Pfi fo rstahUoh on o?o-ht.hriit. Hdv as' dent to retaliate ' gainst foreign na
,rif' hasis for pay for railroad work
ers Hie present rate for ten hours'
v 0I'K" not to be reduced and the men
,f revive pro rata pay for working!
,n "Xfess of thfi eftrht-hour Deriod and,'
f,,r an investigation by a special com-i prohibitive tax on cotton sold for fu
missio,, into thp offApf of th eieht- ture delivery in fictitious or wash
'"' 'lay on the railroads' revenue.
important legislative enact-1
Of thp eacslnn oypIukIva of i
aws for National, defense, included
thf! following: f
ovprnment Ship Law: Appropriat-I
W .000.000 tr. nnrtP RhinR inJ
I Q II II II n II H I "7 Ixl II II C41II nllWn II II II III I D II llll lilll tin il I
S AN'S FIRST
Amount Since .Sept. 1 as
Over 800,080 'Bales.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, 'Sept. 8 Cotton of the
growth of 19l6 ginned. prior to Sept.
1, amounted to 850,t)2 bales, counting
round bales as half . bales. the census
. . . ' .
uui cnu ituuuuuvcu in us. ursi ginning
report of the season. That compares
with 463,883 bales last year.
Sea Island bales included numbered
4,631, compared with 2,097 last year
Ginning by ttates were: North
Carolina, 1916289 bales; ,1915354
bales. South Carolina, 191626,769
bales; 1915 4,305 bales.
additional surtax ranging from onejernment by injunction and -allowing
Per cent, on that portion of income
Profit tar on manufacturers of mate-!
cense tax on actually invested capi
tal stock of Corporations capitalized
at more than $99,000; wine, beer and
Postal Sayings Law: Amendment
joint sub-committee of Senate and
Interstate Commerce Commission,
question of government ownership of
public utilities and comparative worth
tions prohibiting Importation of goods
from the United States by laying- an
embargo against imports from offend-
Cotton Futures Act:
Philippines: iaw 10 proviae ior a
more autonomous government of the
islands, enlarging self-government,
reorganizing election laws, establish-
ing an elective .Seaatei and premising
. (Continued on Page six.) ,
'Never Been Equalled in His
tory, ' Declares Junior
V Tar Heel Senator
GIVES INTERVIEW ON
LEAVING FOR HOME
Asserts that the People of the
1 Country are Not Going to
be Fooled and Predicts
(By George H. Manning.)
Washington, D. C, Sept. 8. Just
about the last thing Senator Lee S.
Overman did before leaving today for
his home at Salisbury to rest until the
December session was to give the
North Carolina correspondents a sum
mary Nof the things the Democratic
party has done during the three years
of its administration, and predict the
re-election of President Woodrow Wil
son . .
. "Our record of legislation' for the
past three years has never been equal
led in our history" said Senator-Overman.
"The people of the country are
nt goinjj ta be fooled into making a
change just for the sake of making
one, especially in view of the fact that
this administration has been one of
accomplishment, peace and prosperity.
Why look at the Republicans, they
haven't even got an issue.
"Let me recite to you just a few
of the things the Democratic party
through its President and congress has
done in addition to averting a war,
stopping a strike that threatened to
engulf the country in calamity; made
panics impossible and given a pros
perity such as this country has never
"First. The party has passed a tar
iff that has allowed prosperity to
come and stay.
"2nd. A currency and banking law
thatT"abollsrJes money panics and fur
nishes an elastic currency all based
"3rd. A Clayton Law that frees la
bor and business by abolishing gov
a trial by jury for indirect contempUiat every under ground station, but the
anu gives ousiness a ruie ana guiae,
freeing it from fear and suspicion.
"4th. The Federal Trades Com
mission, which is to buisness what the
Interstate Commerce Commission is
to railroads. Instead of the stiff, un-
bendable system, this gives business a
cnance to adjust each situation to
business needs, when a monoply is
"5th. An Income Tax law which
compels wealth to pay its share of the
burdens of government.
"6jth. A Good Roads law inaugurat
ing national aid to roadbuilding and
fixing a permanent policy that will re
sult in a' complete national system.
"7th. ... Rural credits for the farm-
Jers. . While not as perfect as it should
be it iS the first time anything on
this, line has been considered to give
the fitttners cheaper money on long
time, and making it easy to borrow
ers. "8th. - . The perfection of parcels
post n and postal savings system.
"9th. The development of practical
and substantial help to the farmers,
in the prevention of diseases to stock
and vegetation and the extension of
intensive farming .
"10th. Establishment of agencies
In foreign countries to aid in develop
ing our foreign trade, especially with'
South, America, as well as other coun
tries.. "lth. A Shipping bill to build up a
merchant marine, the purchase of ships
in time of war for auxiliaries to the
"12$h. Taking tariff out of politics
by providing a tariff commission, so
that the tariff can be changed without
"13th. Preparation for national de
fense, upon the land and upon the
"l4th. ,Firm, humane and diplomatic
course towards Mexico-without going
to war. Foreign politices for the
maintenance of our just rights upon
sea, btit does hot seek war nor invite
participation in a European struggle;
asserted our rights without bringing
wary ' We have peace and we are the
only great nation of the civilized
countries which is now at peace with
all the world and with each other.
Many of these great measures the
Republicans voted for; and now they
have no issue. They criticise our
tariff and predict what will happen
when 'the war is over on account of
it. " But they cannot fool the people
by this kind of a slogan. We have
made money panicsimpossible in the
future. , - 'power? These are some of the ques-
"The .Democrats, the great indepen-jtions the. great body of voters are go
dent .Titers of this country, and those j ing to ask theinselVes before they cast
who are not blind to partisanship do - their ballots at the coming election,
not want a change. - Our record is unequalled. The peo-
"Why a change, What will we get pie rule aifd: Woodrow Wilson will be
by a change? What would be ac-again elected President. , '
Threat Made to Blow'Up the
Subway in Strike in New
r ' ' 1
TIE-UP HAS SO FAR
PROVED A FAILURE
InterbbrougK. Company Runs
1 Its Cars as Usual Surface
Systems, FeeT Jthe Pres
(By Associated Press.)
New York, Sept. 8. Having frus
trated effort of its striking employes
to tie-up the subway and elevated rail-!
ways the Interborough Rapid Transit!
Company today turned its attention to
the surface lines that have been crip-!
pled since the strike was declared!
Wednesday night. All cars on the I
greater part of the surface system incaused the loss of 67,000,000 bushels
Manhattan and the Bronx were with- j in the prospective production of the
drawn at 8 o'clock last night, after j corn crop; 43,000,000 million bushels
maintaining during the day a service j in the spring wheat crop; 43,000,000
barely 20 per cent of normal. j bushels in oats and 46,000,000 bushels
Subway and "L" trains ran last in potatoes . .
night and this morning as usual . j Tobacco production prospect in-
Hearing that the strikers would be
able to interrupt this " service thou
sands of persons yesterday patroniz
ed the multitude of jitney automo-j
mobiles that mobilized at every im-
portant center, but today the travel- j
ling public returned to its accustomed
route by the subway and "L" lines.
A number of "L" trains were at'
tacked during the early mornine. but
in no case approached a mob riot . j"
Strike sympathizers, on the roofs oft
tenement houses, bombarded trains I -
with bottles and bricks and, in one! ti Ti J-w't
instance, with pistol shots. None of! More I .nan a 1 nousand Wit
the bullets took effect, but several! hess The Dispatch Motion
passengers were, cut by missiles and ; Picture in Front of Office
The 'police surrounded the block,!
where were located the houses whence
the missiles came,' but made, only a
Rumors of a plot to "blow-up the sub
way caused the police to keep a watch !
---o "&v j
this morning without molestation.
. . . . . . . ,'
Responds to Call of Hughes
Campaign To Also be
Movie Star for Cause.
(By Associated Press.) j
New York, Sept. 8. Theodore !
Roosevelt, according to information
from the Republican National head-
quarters today, has been asked to
take a more active part in the Hughes
campaign and has consented to a
siderable addition to the number of
speeches already arranged for him.
The Colonel's part in the campaign
was discussed at a conference at Oy
ster Bay yesterday and again today,
when a number of Republican lead
er went to the Roosevelt home to
figure with him in a series of mov
ing pictures. These pictures will
show the Colonel shaking hands and
conversing with several prominent
Republican and Progressives. The
film will be sent to each State organi
zation for use at political meetings.
MRS. RUSSELL SAGE
New York, Sept 8 Messages of
greeting from friends throughout the
country and from many institutions
which have benefitted by her generos
ity poured in today upon Mrs. Russel
Sage, to remind her that this was the
eighty-eighth anniversary of her birth.
Mrs. Sage is reported to be in good
health, devoting a considerable partof
each day as she has done for many
years past, to he business connected
with her vast svch ernes of charity and
philanthropy. In accordance with her
custom she haj3 passed the Summer at
her home at Lawrence, L. I. It is
the cottage in which Mr. Sage died,
and is one of the favorite houses main
tained by Mrs. Sage.
complished, by. a change? What would
.the Republicans do it they were in
Shown by Government ' Re
port on Crop' Condition
BUSHELS OF 37HEAT
AND CORN LOST
Tobacco the Only Crop to
Gain Conditions at the
Time of Harvest Set
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Sept. 8. Production
of the principal farm crops of the
eountry was forcast today by the de-
j partment of agriculture from Septem
ber 1. Conditions at the time of har-
Spring wheat, 156,000,000 million
bushels' all wheat, 611,000,000 bush-
els; corn, 2,710,000,000 bushels.
Hot and drv weather during Alienist
creased 27,00,000 pounds.
The condition' of spring wheat was
shown as 48.6 and corn 71.3.
than a thousand persons
gathered in front of The Wilmington
Dispatch office this afternoon, about
3 o'clock, to witness Mr. By rdr of the
Scenic Film Co., film one of " the
crucial scenes of. The Dispatch's
. j; , A . , ,
ering when Robert Tate, a Dispatch
J "newsy, snatched little Miss Town-
send from in front of a speeding fire
! truck and himself was struck, of
course, all in motion picture style.
For the scene one of the big motor
trucks of the Wilmington Fire De
partment, in charge of Chauffeur
Oroom, was used under the direction
of Fire Chief Charles Schnibben. To
handle the big crowd Chief of Police
N. J. Williams detailed Officers A. D.
Smith and Charles Jones, who did
their parts well, keeping the crowd
in hand at all times. x f
Mr. D. M. Bain, advertising, man
ager of Messrs. Howard & Wells the-
atres, rendered valuable aid" to . Mr.
ln executing me scene
Tokio, September, eighth Sharks
are raiding the coast of Japan as
mn NT sCFNF
i JiTTnufiTP nnmim
'they have been the eastern coast of
J the United States . Bathers . have,
con-'been warned to be on the lookout. A
Japanese girl swimming off Myogo,
was attacked by one of the monsters
who caught her left leg in its jaws
and after tearing off the flesh dis
appeared. The girl was rescued "and
will probably recover.
If it was possible, (of course
it 1 simpossible) to find the
end of the rainbow a little
local in The Dispatch would
accomplish this remarkable
feat. There are many things
almost as puzzling as the lo
cation of the rainbow's -end,
howe ver, articles lost; and
given up as impossible of.
locating are oft times "found
through the medium of a
small ad. and returned to the
proper owner. . '. .. -
If you have lost anything: '
advertise ard findit, if you:
have a house, store, office or
room for rent, advertise, and
rent it; or if you want to buy
sell or exchange anything
you can find no better sales
man than our business locals.
One penny a word is the cost.
i n II y hbu ii iiuji uu II i h iiiuuiiurn i : i i
Democrats and Republicans
jawat Each Other on the
i TROUBLE OVER
Hoke Smith 'Prevents Passage
of Spanish War Measure
For Widows. Owen
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Sept. 8. Congress ad
journed sine die this morning at 10
o'clock, concluding a session record
breaking in many respects, with ap
propriations and authorizations for the
future runing well towards $2,000,
000,000. Congress, at the session which clos
ed today, appropriated exactly $1,626,
439,210, whidh with appropriations
and authorizations for the future,
makes $1,858,384,485. .
iiTJaeifigtires aanounced in
speeches. Representatives Fitzgerald,
of New York, Democrat, and Gillett, of 1
Massachusetts, Republican, were de- front, attacking the invading Bulga
fended by the former and attacked by rians and Germans from the Danube-
the latter as a half billion dollars to the Black Sea-
. An undated Bulgarian official report
greater than at any session of a Re- , , , A1
aicauci 1.1x0. ,c xilj DCOoiwix ml a. xvc announces important victories for the
publican congress. invaders in this region. It is said1
During the session of congress, that German and Bulgarian forces
which closed today, 17,800 bills and have captured a fortified town fifty.
Tnilpc southeast of 'RiiphnpPBt and"
642 resolutions were introduced in I
the House. Of these 252 became laws
and 33 puplic resolutions were adopt
ed, in addition to 150 private bills and
This was the final day of the sixty-fourth
congress, the first session
'of which began last December. Only
a small proportion of the members
was on hand to, watch the session die.
Most of them' had hurried to their
homes at the end of last night's ses
sion or even the' day before, and a
month after the political camapaign
finishes in November they must re
turn for the short session.
The session ended without final ac
tion on Senator Owen's corrupt prac
tions bill, on which debate persisted
in the Senate yesterday and la3t
night up to the time the revenue fcill
was reported and taken up.
In the closing addresses today whilo
awaiting the arrival of President Wil
son, references to the long program
of legislative achievements, dominat
ed chiefly by National defense prepar
ation, at a cost of more than $600oT5t,
000, were made. The Democrats laud
ed the record of the session and com
mended it to the country, while the
Republicans sought to criticise alleged
waste and extravagance, in spite of
the appropriations for defense. Ad
ministration champions, in informal
reviews ot congress, answered the'
Republican taunts of a "two billion
Congress," -with the declaration that !
the "United States is a two billion
The Senate beean its session at S
o'clock, following adjournment at 1'
a. m., upon passage of the emergency
revenue bill. At the outset Senator!
Lewis sought to have passed the ,
Spanish war widows' pension bill.
Senator Hoke Smith, of Georgia, an
nounced that such a' measure could
not pass for several -years if he could
Senator Owen then addressed the
Senate on his corrupt practices bill
In withdrawing the bill Senator Owen
said the Democratic party had brok
en its platform pledges relative to
such an act, but charged that a Repnb-
Hca,n filibuster was responsible tor
the dilatory tactics which had prevent
.When the House convened at, 8;30
o'clock, Speaker Clark, Democratic
jLeader . Kinchin;" Republican Leader
Mann and a small number of member
of both sides were on the floor to
watch the wind-up.
Speaker Clark and Republican Lead
er Mann exchanged the usual felicita
tions. Speaker' Clark, in addressing
the Houser referred to the session of
Furiously Try to Retake Los
Ground But Repulsed, ),
Claims Paris War Office ;
Great Battle Raging Along!
ithe Rumanian FrontierV
Russians Continue Their
Drive Forward and Captuie
(By Associated Press.)
German troops along the Somme
front last night made repeated effort
to take back the ground won by the
French in their latest advance south
of the river. The struggle over the
ground was marked with unusual
violence. Paris announces that the
German assaults were repulsed. ? .
On the Verdun front also the French
troops were subjected to counter-attacks,
the object of which was the re
occupation of German first line posi
tions northeast of Verdun. These ef
forts were! unsuccessful, the official
French report says.
British troops on the Somme front
were comparatively inactive. r
Further north, near Guiney . thaj
British invaded German trenches and'
London says inflicted severe losses;
on the occupants.
An official Bulgarian statement'' of
September 4, dealing with the earlier
phases of the invasion of Eastern
Rumanian tells of - the defeat of the
Rumanians in two engagements, and ra
ports the success of the Bulgarian adV
vanc along the Black Sea coast. .
; The., beginning of a great battle in!
Southeastern Rumania is
officially from Petrbgradr " 'The "Ru
manians are said 'to have, taken -thet
offensive xver the entire Dobrudjai
mice wwua Km. we nuutauiau oiauv
Sea coast, near the Bulgarian fron
tier, i ; 'v
Sofia concedes that the Rumanians
have occupied the' important Hunga
rian town of Orsova.
The official Petrograd report , of td
day indicates that the Russians hav
embarked on an important move on
the north of their front. ' . : :
WOMfeN REFUSE TO 1
' MAKE ENDORSEMENT
(By Associated Press.)
Atlantic City, N. J., Sept. 8. The,
National American Woman's Suffrage'
Association's convention today defeat
ed, by. an overwhelming vote," a res;
lution that the association in the
present National campaign, support
only those candidates for National of
fice, who pledge their support to the
passage of the Susan' B. Anthony
amendment for a Federal constitu
tional amendment. '.,
SHOWS A DECLINE
(By Associated Press.) v
New York, Sept. 8.--A; sharp decline
in infantile paralysis cases was.
shown today in the figures announced
by the health authorities. The total
of new cases were 48, thirteen leBs
than yesterday, while the deaths were
15, a decrease of thirteen.
congress as a long, tedious and 4a-,
borious session.' - 1
"No session of Congress In my rec-
ollection, he said, "stayed, in session
so many days and worked o many
hours." '' : :.
Soon after ' the President reached
the capitol the revenue bill ; was
ready, for his , signature. . '
The Senate then adopted a concur
rent resolution for a -10, o'clock adj
journment, which already had been,
passed in the House - ' V
The President held a reception In.
bis room as a line of , Senators and'
Representatives passed him while he
sat at a table signing bills. X
Senator Kern notified the Senate
at 9:55 o'clock that the President had
nothing further ' to communicate. '
Thereupon Senator Nelson, of Minne
sota, offered a resolution of thanks to
the Vice-President for , his. impartial
conduct in presiding over, the Senate.:
The resolution was adopted, and the.
Vice-President thanked the Senate-in
a brief address.1 Thereupon the Sen
ate adjourned at 9:59 o'clock.