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OL. XXII NO. 238.
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, SATURDAY, AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 9, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
III THE STRIKE
TO COME TODAY
Declares it Will
its Cars with
OTHER UNIONS MAY
Effort May be Made to Cause
a General Walk Out Bex
cause Organized Labor
(By Associated1 Press.)
Nw York. Sept. 9. Both sides in!
the street railway strike expected a
crisis today when the traction com-1
pany tries to re-establish nsrmal ser-j
rice on the surface line through the j
use of strike-breakers.
The strikers have been notified that
tr renouncing their allegiance to the
union they may get their jobs back up, Sam L. Rogers, of the Bureau of the
to 1 o'clock this afternoon. After Cansus, Department of Commerce. It
that the company reserves the right j consists of a statement showing, for
to use strikebreakers, fining the I the United States 'as a whole, for 1909
places of those employes who through ' and 1914, the quantities of the prin
desertion reduced the number of sur-!cipal materials used and the value and
face cars in operation by about 80 per j quantities of the various products
cent , manufactured in factories, prepared
The New York Railways Company. "der the direction of Mr. William M.
which operaled the surface lines crip-; Steuart, chief statistician for manu
pled by the strike, withdrew all cars j factures. The figures are preliminary
last night, but when the cars were and are subject to such change and
sent out again this morning the com- i correction as may become necessary
pany announced that hereafter a reg- j upon further examination of the orig
ular L'4-hour service would be main
The striking carmen are encourag
ed by promise of moral and financial
support from the central union, an
institution representing a half million
trade unionists in New York. It is I
announced that plans are still indefi-
nite about calling a strike in other'
branches of labor to support the trac-j
tion men on the ground that the fight i
involves the main principle of or-
ganized labor and that defeat here
would be the beginning of a movement'
to breakdown union labor throughout
the country through the medium of tfief
M'OR F NFW PHARTPRQ
1CCT iCTi DV TLir CT ATr : 790' in im presenting an increase
laOULlJ bl IHh olAIb'of 25.3 per cent in quantity and 23.9
per cent in value. The production of
(Special to The Dispatch.) cheese in 1914 amounted to 377,506,109
Raleigh. X. C, Sept. 9. The Mor-jpounds valued at $50,931,925, and in
ris Plan Bank of High Point was in-j 1909 to 311,175,730 pounds, valued at
corporated yesterday by the Secre- $43,245,669, the increase being 21.3
tary of state, the new bank being per cent in, quantity and 17.8 percent
barkefl by a number of prominent ' jn vaiue.
High Pointers. . j The farm production of butter (in
Tho authorized capital is $50,000 ! ciuding that made for home consump
and thaf paid in is $7,000. The sub- tion) is probably greater than the
wnbers are 0. E. Mendenhall, W. B. factory output, and a relatively small
Morrow. A. Sherrod, H. A. Millis, Fred quantity of cheese is also manufactur--v
Tate. J. E. Millis and J. J. Farris. ed on farms. statistics in regard to
Hinkle & Wheaton Comnanv. Incor-iv. r fimca nnmmnHiHac
Porated. of Charlotte, is a $50,000 cor
poration, which begins with $10,000
" ' I
pam in by c. F. Hinkle, R. M. Wheat-1
n and S. J. Sloan, of Charlotte. It
dees a business in automobiles and i
1 witty & Robinson. Incorporated, ! a
of Rutherfordton.-ig a $10,000 corpo-!pared
1 uuu unicn start3 wltft &.uu Paia;
ln It will deal in drugs, chemicals,
C1 r. Tl ......
i "e siocknoiders are J. u l wit-
and Ada Twitty, of Rutherfordton,
J. Linwood Robinson, of Lowell.
John Scott, who has been chased by
the Inliranrp rionartmnnt ia ViolH in
Buncombe under twelve indictments,
wnn in eacn case Deing ?iuu.
He i-; charged with acting as agent
without license and five cases are
nought against him; in three others
ke is arcused of representing unli
wnsci companies; in two he is
charged with using funds not his and
!n two more issuing policies that are
The adjutant-general's office has an
Bcuncerl that Second Lieutenant Al
b6rt T. Barr has been made first
heutenant of Company A, Second In
fcntry. and First Sergeant James A.
C!iftrjn second lieutenant of Com
Pan L. Second Infantry.
CONFERENCE OF WAR HEADS.
(By Associated Press.)
London, Sept. 9 A satisfactory con
clusion was reached at a series of
inferences held this week between
w trench and British ministers of,from 1406,143,908 pounds in 1909 to
ar and munitions, savs a British of
ficial report issued this afternoon, re
Sardhig the most effective employment
of the joint military resources of
Franco and Great Britain.
FAIR WEATHER FOR WEEK.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington. Sept. 9. Fair
father and normal temperatures
T 8 ro forecast for the Southeastern
States during the week beginning
tomorrow. ' - 4
CAPTAIN SAVED: BY
TAKING AN APPEAL
Master of English Trawler
Had Been Condemned -to
((By Associated Press.)
Amsterdam, Sept. 9. The Haagsce
Courant prints an interview with Cap
tain, Tall, of the trawler, Gertruik,
which was sunk by a German subma
rine. The Captain was then taken on
board the submarine and carried to
Cary, where, the interview says, he
was condemned to death by court
martial on the charge of having a
gun aboard the vessel and having at
tempted to ram the submarine. On
an appeal the Captain was pronounced
BUTTER, CHEESE AND
Washington, D, -C-, Sept. 9. A
summary of the general results of the
1914 census of manufacturers for the
butter, chees, and condensed milk
i industry has been issued by Director
inal reports .
Establishments Reported and Value of
Returns were received from 7,982
establishments engaged in the indus
try in 1914, the products of which
were valued at $370,818,729. At the
census of 1909 there were reported 8,-
500 establishments, with products
valued at $225v277,090 . . .While there
was thus a decrease of 5i8 in the
number of establishments, the' total
-value of products increased by 34.7
Butter and Cheese..
" "The prdductioaTiiT butter in "ISlt
amounted to 786,013,489 pounds, vain
l ed at $223,179,254, as compared with I
627,145,865 pounds, valued at $180,174,-
1 1 M Idl 111 UUL fUl UL LilO luluUiVUItivo.
however, are collected only .once in
in vArs. At th cenaUfi of 1909. 994,-
650,610 pounds of butter and 9,405,864
,i nf rhaasi worn rpnrtrtpH a!)
made on farms. These amounts rep
resented decreases of 7.2 per cent and
Thfl nroduction of condensed and
1Q7 fill nnunAa-vahio t fss.R87.207.
in 1909, to 884,646,761 pounds, valued
at $59,374,948, in 1914, the percentages
of increase in quantity and value being
78.6 and 76.8, respectively. The manu
facture of powdered milk, which was
not reported separately at the census
of 1909, amounted in 1914 to 21,987,911
pounds, valued at $2,981,607. The,
production of sugar of milk, also first '
reported separately for 1914, amounted .
ii that year to 4,051,320 pounds, val
ued at $400,613.
Of the 7,982 establishments report
ing for 1914, 343 were engaged pri
marily in the buying and selling of
milk, cream, and other dairy products,
or in the manufacture of Ice, confec
tionery, ice cream, etc., and produced
butter and cheese as subsidiary prod
ucts. For 1909 there were reported;
21 establishments of this character.
While the quantity" of milk consum
ed by factories in the manufacture of (
dairy products decreased from 9,888,-'
727,303 pounds in 1909 to 8,431,632,860
pounds in 1914, or by 14.7 per cent,
the quantity of cream purchased as
such for use in the industry increased
2,383,828,265 pounds in 1914, or
69.5 per cent.
U. S. STEEL MADE
NEW HIGH RECORD
(By Associated Press.)
New Xqrk, Sept. 9. United States
Steel made a new high record of 102
on the stock exchange this morning, an
overnight gain of more than two joints
and exceeding its previous record by
almost a point. Other industrial lg;
sues were very strong and also cop
pers a.nd leading rails, although grang
ers were sluggish on yesterday's un
favorable government crap, report.
A photographer with the Ital-ian forces which stormed and took Gorizia, was lucky enough to secure
the accompanying photograph of an Austrian shell bursting near the Italian lines outside the city. In the back
ground can be seen the famous stone arch bridge, spanning the Izonzo River. This bridge, the longest bridge
in the world, was partly destroyed by the Austrians when they retreated from the stronghold.
Speaker and Daubert Still Star
Batsmen Cobb Holds
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago, 111 Sept. 9. Leading pay
ers of the major baseball leagues and
their averages, including games of
last Wednesday, follow:
Leading Batsmen American, Speak
er, of Cleveland .378; National, Dau
bert, of Brooklyn, .326.
Leading Base-stealers American,
Cobb, of Detroit, 54; American, Carey,
of Pittsburgh, 48.
Leading Home-run Hitters Ameri
can, Pipp, of New York, 10; National,
WilliaWLSbf GJeao, 12. -
Leaders in Runs Scored, Cobb, of
Detroit, 93; National, Burns, of New
" . .
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Lieaaers. in loiai cases American,
jacKSon, oi unicago, zaa; ixauuuai,
Wheat, of Brooklyn, 214. j made the same announcement. Trouble
The leading pitchers who have tak- has been hinted at in Durham but the
en part in 22 or more games are Am- ' state superintendent says that all
erican, Cullop, of New York, and Na-Jthe'old books which will be used an
tional, Hughes, of Boston. other year from June 1, 1916, will be
HIGHER BREAD FOR
ALABAMA METROPOLIS j
(By Associated Press.)
. , . . air. -r. '
Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 9. Begin- j
ning September 11 twenty ounces of!
bread will be sold for 10 cents,!
according to announcement made to
day by the local association of bakers.
The advance in price is attributed to
the high cost of flqur and other in-
The present 10-cent loaf is 24
Winsted. Conn., Sept. 9. Motorists '
traveling through the. wilds of South-1
em Berkshire are continually delayed
by porcupines puncturing their tires, j 1, 1917. No exchange prices, there
A porcupine which held up the car i fore, will be effective until that date.
of WilMam Fox-near Sardisfield Cen
tre last night paid with its life for
filling one of the tires with quills.
for Wilmington is the adver
tising columns of the Wil
mington Dispatch. Ever con
sider this? A newspaper that
calls on many thousand men,
women and children every af
ternoon, and is capable of
presenting to the best advan
tage your proposition and in
sure" Big Results." The
price of. talking to this big
audience. It will put you in
good humor to know how lit-'
tie it will cost. But you will
be in a still better humor
when you come to tabulate
Better try these little locals
tomorrow and see.
T HE ITALIANS STORING G
JOYNER SAYS BOOKS
Declares Publishers Will Have
Them Ready for Start of.
(Special to The Dispatch.)
Raleigh, N. C, Sept. 9. Dr. J.
Joiner, state superintendent of public
instruction, has issued letters to all-imanf Prodigious efforts to establish
l such circumstances as will make cred
the superintendents declaring that all ,ble tlj.e alibi wnich the men offered
publishers have agreed to have the!
books ready for use in the schools
tihs year and to see that all deposit-!
bimuitaneousiy wiin me story uoere ta navg been electrocuted a week
Raleigh last week thafone of the com- 'ago . Miller r and Viggiha vno'W: have
panies which offered readers in the
. . ...
1 P tlm st-Mir t n a T
"L " r'TJ . 1 k"-
tue company cuuiu auyyij uvo
J , ,v. mu cir,r.,r
aim womu nuvc uieiu . iuc usjiuohuij
ready and the great expense of im-
mediate change will be obviated.
The superintendent has issued
f !"eri f. enlf!Lo 1
uii upuu v. tu C , ; !
companies publishing the books now,
Deing usuu. xie anys ui pan.
By a resolution of the State Text
Book Commission, the new adoption
of text books will not go into opera
tion until June 1, 1917. In districts
subject to State adoption no changes
in text books will be made until that
(date. The publishers have all agreed
.to continue to furnish at present con
tract prices all books on the list adopt-
led in 1911 until June 1, 1917. None
of the newly adopted books, therefore,
will be placed on sale for any district
subject to state adoption until June'stuff was very inconsequential and it
Please see that the depositories in
your county are provided at once, as
heretofore, with a sufficient supply
of all books heretofore used in the, the hound was after the prominent
public schools under the old adoption, citizen whose neighbors acquitted him
This arrangement will, of course, beand persistently tried to put him in
more convenient and more economical
,for patrons dealers and publishers.
jit will prevent a disarrangement of
the course of study during this year
and will enable us to get all the newly
adopted books into the depositories
in ample time for the schools of the
State for the school year beginning
,July 1, 19177
The only changes made were in
'readers, spellers, primary history of
, the United States and thev first lan-
iguagebook. Remember, however, that
! none of these changes wlil be effec -
tive until June 1, 1917. Use in your
schools the same books as heretofore
used until that time, and see that
your depositories provide themselves
with a sufficient supply of these boo
TO LONG BRANCH
(Ey Associated Press.)
Atlantic City. N. J.. Sept. 9.
President Wilson, who spoke here be
jfore the National Woman Suffrage
j Association last night, left here this
? morning by motor for Long Branch,
to make an extended stay at Shadow
Lawn, his t summer home.
A large crowd on the, boardwalk and
.nearby streets cheered the President
as he entered his automobile fand
during jbis. progress trough the city.
In the crowd were many delegates to
the suffrage convention..
MAKING BIG FIGHT
TO SAVE THE PAIR
Pending Review of Case Ef
forts Made to Establish
(Special to The Dispatch.)
Raleigh, N. C, Sept. 9. Pending
fher cases of Merritt Miller and Har
;Qee Wiggins, Asheville people , are
when accused by Philip L. Philips of,
; waylaying and shooting to death Mr.
Miss Maude Waddell of Asheville,
la makinc the fieht for the men who
, until October 27 for proving their alibi
.and fnr e'etniisr snrh circumstances
I before the final court as will give
" o a -
, , . , T. . ariai
ithem a new trial. They will appeal
through the United estates Suprem
court on a writ of error. It is alleged
that eleven of the juriors who tried
the case had formed or expressed
and the writ contends that they have
not received a fair trial.
The character of the bloodhounds
which trailed Wiggs and Miller will be
otto n1mr Kir rirnntlT rl icpnvarD1 AVI.
deuce The store of Green Brothers
in Asheville was entered Sunday after-
and wigginsmiler blood.
hounds found a scent. The hound fol
opinions as to the guilt of the two men
lowed it to the Penland neighborhood
and treed a prominent citizen who
made his alibi so convincing that no
body even thought of accusing him.
Again the hound was taken to the
back-door and told to smell again and
after putting all on the trail that the
dog could smell up, the same citizen
was treed and the same alibi was set
The robbery as a piece of highway
is believed that the store was entered
by boys rather than by professiionals.
The presence of a lot of chewing-gum
and the absence of really valuable
goods lends respect to that view. But
That hound will be given a bad
character before the United States
Supreme court and the latest escapade
will doubtless be urged against the
hound's reputation for truth: The
dog unquestionably made sentiment
against the accused men and aided in
keeping from around them that pre
sumption of innocence, with which
the law invests accused men.
Meanwhile, Reverend Lynn K. Dilts,
their pastor, is doing all he can to
save them from the chair. He does
not believe that they are guilty and
is so strongly persuaded of it that
he has become an opponent of capital
punishment in which he believed al
together. Mr. Dilts believes that tes
timony will yet come, that will acquit
them and that a reasonable stay of
execution will develop it.
CHARLOTTE CLUB TO
(By Associated Press)
Charlotte, N. C., Sept! 9. Thie Char
lotte club, of the North Carolina Lea
gue, and the Nashville club, of the
JSouthern Associatio?Jf, w$H stafje a
three-game engagement here next
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The Nashville club won the pennant
in the -Southern League and the Char
lotte club only has one more game
to win against Asheville to: claim the!
banner in the North Carolina circuit
HOW RULER SPENT
.Head of Dual Monarchy Had
, No Celebration of the
v Recent Event.
(By AsocTaCd Press.) ,
Vienna, Sept. 9. Eirifesror Francis
Joseph spent his third "war birthday"
August 18 in absolute retirement
in his palace at Schoenbrunn, just
outside Vienna. Only a special mass
in the castle chapel and a family din
ner party distinguished the day from
any other in the monarch's ordinary
life. For the rest it -was spent as
usual, in work' from dawn until even
ing. ' -
His ieighty:sixth birthday found the
Emperor in fairly good health, despite (
all rumors to the contrary. Statesf
men who have seen him lately express
astonishment at his mental and bod
ily vigor, but allowing for some courtier-like
exaggeration, it is generally
believed that the sovereign's : health
is remarkably good, considering his
advanced age, and especially all the
worries and burdens resulting frdm
Rising at four the Emperor takes a
very light breakfast of tea or. choco
late and bread and butter and is. at
his desk by five. His barber comes
three times a week, though now he is
enrolled in the Landstrum. It hap
pens frequently that he cannot come
at the proper time, having guard duty,
but the Emperor has ordered that
nothing is to interfere with his mili
tary duties. He arrives at the castle
in uniform but puts on a dress coat
before going to the Emperor.
At 7 o'clock the first adjutant in
waiting appears with reports and!
state, papers, and any time after that
hour audiences are granted to minis
ters and high military personages.
Work goes on steadily all the day,
interrupted only by the briefest
pauses for meals.
. Naturally the customary rejoicings
on the occasion of the Emperor's
birthday throughout the country have
been greatly curtailed by the war.
In Vienna a high mass at the cathe
dral, attended by all the prominent
state and municipal personages, fol
lowed by a-, state dinner at. thevCar-
dinal Archbishop's and, the firing of a
salute at the arsenal are the chief
items on the program
crowds flocked to the Prater, which j
was illuminated in the evening, but,
this year the population was in little
mood for such festivities, and the
crowds were far smaller than in other
(By Associated Press.)
Atlantic City, N. J., Sept. 9. Dele
gates to the woman suffrage conven
tion, apparently highly pleased with
the address of President Wilson last
night, today began the final session of
the convention with the expectation
of completing their work tonight. They
were especially pleased with the' state
ment that he had come as a citizen to
fight with somebody," which the
suffragettes freely interpreted as
meaning the enrollment of himself in
their cause. They were also elated
with his declaration that the force be
hind them would be triumphant.
One of te important matters to come
before the convention today will be the
report . of the committee on resolu
tions. MORE CASES BUT LESS
DEATHS IN EPIDEMIC
(By Associated Press.)
New York, Sept. 9 A slight increase
in the infantile paralysis cases and a
drop in the number of deaths were an
nounced here today by the health au
thorities. The new cases number 55,
seven more than yesterday, and there
were 10 deaths, a decrease of five.
4 STEEL BUSINESS INCREASES 4
New York, Sept. 9 The unfill-
fr ed orders of the steel Corpora-
tion on August 31 stood at 9,680,-
357 tons, an increase of 66,765
tons, compared with those of July
31, according to the monthly
statement issued today.
CABARET SCENE TONIGHT. ' ' -
Those whose names have been published in The
Dispatch during the past few days as participants in the
cabaret scene of The Dispatch's movie production, either
as dancers or as diners, are requested to be present at the
Elks' Temple, on North Front street, at 7:30 o'clock to
night, when the director will begin on this part of he
picture. This will conclude the picture, which will be
ready for exhibition at the Royal Theatre here in about
Made Another Assault or
Verdun Front Last Night, j
V AN OFFENSIVE
Russians Meet With Stubborn;
Resistance in Galicia. V
, Greek Government In- j
V vited to Get Out.
(By Associated Press.) '
Paris, Sept. 9. Renewing their asV
saults on the Somme front last night
the French made a further gain. Cap
; ture of a small wooded area is re
ported today by the war office. Ger
man attacks in the Verdun sector were
The Serbians, on the Macedonian
front, took the offensive last night
in the region of Lake Oskrovo, the
war office announced this afternoon
After a violent engagement they cajw
tured the heights west of the lake
At Each Other's Throat. -r. r
Petrograd, Sept. 9. (Via London)
German and Turkish troops are .em
gaged In stubborn fighting with th
Russian forces in Galicia on the Na
raiuvka river, in the direction of Ha
licz, according to an official statement;
issued today by the Russian war de
partment. A counter-attack made by,
the Turks and Teutons, the statement
adds, was repulsed by the Russians
Tells Greek Officials to Leave. J
Paris, Sept. 9. A dispatch to thai
Havas agency from Athens, dated FrI-i
day, says the German commandant .
has "invited" the Greek authorities taj
quit Fiorina, where the German aa
ministration .will be established, J
Fiorina is on the railway northwest
Northwest Greece, about 15 mileig
southeast of Monastor. ,
Russian Advance Thwarted. y
Berlin, Sept.9, (By Wireless) Re
newal of, violent Russian attacks in
the Carpathians Is reported in an offi
cial Austrian statement of Sept. 6. It
is said that except for some small
advantage the determined effort of the,
Russian to advance was thwarted,
HUGHES WINDING UP
(By Associated Press.)
Bangor, Maine, Sept. 9.-r-Charles
Evans Hughes left Bangor early today
for the last day of his campaign in
Maine. Monday is election day in
The nominee expected to devote ev
ery minute possible today to outlining
his views to votehs and ask their
support not only for himself, but for
representatives in the House and Sen
ate. First stop of his itinerary wasi
Augusta, the state capital.
GERMAN DEPORTED -BY
(By Associated Press.)
i Yokohama, Japan, ' Sept. 9. Her
mann Wohlers, a German, has been
deported from Japan for conduct al
leged by the Japanese government to
be inimical to the interests of the
empire and its allies. According to
the Japanese press Wohlers has been
trying to cause misunderstandings be
tween Japan, Great Britain and the
United States, one of his .methods
being the writing of disquieting let
ters to the government at 'Washing
ton. It is also charged that he was
responsible for the recent court-martialing
of a young American marine.
He is alleged to have Induced the ma
rine to tear down the British and
Japanese flags which were entwined
with the American flag on the occa
sion of the last Fourth Qf July cele
bration at Yokohama. The sailor ws ,
sent to Shanghai for court-maTtial. ,
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