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VOL. XXII NO. 241;
.WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER" 12, 1916
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-jelp Up American Ship With
in Territorial Waters and
State Department Will Im
mediately Lodge Vigorous
Protest With Great Britain.
Act Occurred Off the Philip
pines. (By Associated Press.)
Washington. Sept. 12. Violation of,
American neutrality by a British tor-
pedo boat, which held 'up and exam-!
ine-cl the Philippine steamer, Cebu,
nithin territorial waters of the Phil
ippines, was reported to the War De
partment today by Governor-General
Harrison. The diSplitch immc.l'r.tcly
wa? transmitted to the State Depart
ment an'l vill be made the subject
of a vigorous protest to Great Britain.
The incident occurred yesterd?-.
one mile and a half off Carabaj
Island, aocorrjing to
the master. Lieut Vailes, com
mandei- ot H. M. S. destroyer. No. 2,1
bearded the Cebu, made inquiries I
about her passengers and took both
the ship's manifest and her passenger
list. Apparently the officer was
searching for a man named Dady, who
Tvas not found. "
On releasing the Cebu the lieuten
ant wrote -this note on her log:
"Boarded at 3:50 a. m., 9-11-1916, ex
amined and passed."
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' j City and Washington, D. C, and make
joint Commission Turns Its investigation there in regard to se
Attention to That Phase. ce Peking facilities, etc., for the
Visit President Today
(By Associated Press.) j used on this line. One of these is to
New London, Conn., Sept. 12. The be constructed here and the other
Am.ican-Mexican joint cqoamjisslon j at Elizabeth City. Work on these
turned today to reviewing the politi- is to start shortly,
cal events in Mexico which resulted' New Berniaris this year did not wait
in creation of the present de facto. for the first of October to begin mov
government. At the request of tha! in&- They started early this year and
American members the Mexican com-! already scores of them have sought
missioners " outlined developments ne 11placesc f reJsdinCe
from thP timp of thp Aca na1iiontPi Fall and Spring in New Bern always
convention, in 1914, untH the present. I
The object of the American com-,
missioners in pursuing this line is not I
disclosed. The Augas Calientes con-
vent ion was held after the
,L aiuiica iiau ciitcicu wcAitu i
City and before the break between!
Carranza and Villa precipitated new
complications. The failure of the
revolutionists represented at the con
rention to find a method acceptable
to all under which civil government
could :;upplant military rule lead to
tflP fight between Carranza and
0 afternoon session will be held,-
tbe commissioners going together to j
hp Mayflower to pay their respects.
DEATH LIST STILL
STANDS AT ELEVEN
(By Associated Press.)
Quebec. Sept. 12. The St.
reiv-p HHrtno fomnanv nnH tho Oup-!
" - f- vviuuilj UU 1
Bri'le Commission are conduct
inS a joint investigation today into
tl!(- foli.apsc of the-central span of factory to me and if the Republicans
the Qu i)fjc cantilever bridge over the can gain any solace from it they are
-t. Lawrence river while being hoist-j most welcome," said Senator Sim
eJ 'nto position. mons. "Maine is normally Republi-
i death list remains at eleven, i can by from 25,000 to 30,000 and their
kntfinwrs said . today that as soon
aS ransp nf tho gpnMoni ta aeppf.
tan f work of either reconstructing ( known as the most rock-ribbed Jtiigh
a rifw span or of raising the col- protection State in the Union. They
lapsfwj cne woujd be undertaken. It don't want a nickel's worth to come
v " pHt.iuiated that the work would ' over from Canada. For them, with a
ct $1,000,000. I united . party and a campaign based
The opening of the bridge, sched'.on xigh tariff, tp win by just 8,000
u!tfJ tor next spring, has been indefi- looks very favorable for the election
niu ' postponed. I of ., President Wilson in Noy ember, if
. j this proportion is carried out all over
GREEK PREMIER WANTS TO
(By Associated Press.) '
London, Sept. 12-A Reuter's j
rti:ipatch froa Athens says that ,
the report that Premier Zaimis
has tendered his resignation is
Officially confirmed and that ev-
try offoTTis being made to per-
suade him to withdraw it.
Stock Growers Said to be
Much Incensed Confer
ring; on Boat Line.
(Special to The Dispatch.)
frNew Bern, Sept 12. Reports cop
ing to New Bern from the Cove City
secuon oi tne county are to the effect
that some of the residents of that
locality are so much opposed to the
erection of dipping vats that they
are planning to dynamite the first one
erected , there and have even pur
chased the dynamite to do this with.
The Board of Commissioners a' few
weeks ago appropriate four thousand
dollars, at the request of about nine
ty per cent of the stock growers of
i the county, to be used in the erection
and oneration of these riinniner vats
and the work has been started.
The only reports detrimental to the
work that have been received here
are from the section mentioned and
broadcast there that the government
will send to the Federal prison any
man who attempts to destroy one of
Mr. Vergil Walker, local agent for
M. M. Tracy Company, of New York,
N. Y., who are planning, to operate
a line of boats between New Bern
and Northern ports,-received a tele
gram today, advising him to come to
i New York on September 15th for a
! conference with the officials of the
This conference will probably be in
regard to the beginning of the ope-
tiod 'lotf the litie and tl$!Mitt4
zenS "iara Interestied in tts outcome.
w Ti n v a urn tt nn w lt ww t mi n i vor wi i
stop at Baltimore, Norfolk, Elizabeth
j The M. H. Tracy Company are plan
; ning to build two steel steamers to be
alw.s witnesses a general exodus of J
another and this year this has been
..... mnro marVoH ihan aB.
j the moving vans are kept constant
ly in service.
Senator Simmons Sees This
Clearly in the Outcome of
the Maine Election
(By George H. Manning.)
i Washington, D. C, Sept. 12 Sen
! ator Simmons is very optimistic over
the result of the Maine elections and
believes.it forecasts the re-election of
Prpsidenf WlTson in November bv a
"The Maine election is very satis-
majority of 8,000 yesterda
is a vir-
tnal Temnomtir. vir.t.orv. Maine is
Washington, D. C, Sept 12, 1916.
Observer, Wilmington, N. C.
Hoist northeast storm warning 9 a.
m. Virginia Capes to Jupiter, Florida.
Disturbance over Bahamas will prob-
ably move north, northwest and be at-
tended by east to north gales off South
Atlantic coast during next thirty six
hours. Caution advised
Hot Fights Over Governor in
Georgia and South .
TO "COME BACK
Prosecutor of Leo M. Frank
Running for Governor.
Louisiana Selecting v
(By Associated Press.)
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 12. Democrats
of three Southern States Georgia,
South Carolina and Louisiana today
were balloting in a Statewide primary
for nominees for the November elec
tion. In South Carolina and Georgia
interest centers on the gubernatorial
places, while in Louisiana contests
for congress and the court of appeals
attracted the most attention. Nomi
nations are considered equal to elec
tion in all three States, with the pos
sible exception of the Third Louisia
na congressional district, where Whit
Martin," Progressive, now holds the
seat in congress and is a candidate
Georgia Democrats last night witness
ed the wind-up of the hardest fought
State campaign in many years and
a record breaking vote is predicted.
Governor Harris is opposed for re
election by Hugh M. Dorsey, Joseph
E. Pottle and Dr. L. G. Hardman. In
terest in the contests for other State
offices, all to be filled, was subordinat
ed to the race for governor. Eleven
of Georgia's twelve congressmen seek
renomination. Three are unopposed.
In South Carolina the voters are
asked to choose between Governor
Richard I Manning and former Gov
ernor Cole L. Blease, in a run-off pri
mary for goverpor. Mr. Blease lead
in the first primary. The run-oft pri
mary for congress ia the t Third dis-
are also being contested besides many
State offices. The Louisiana primary
found only two congressional contests,
those in the Sixth and Seventh.
In Georgia, aside from the governor,
the following offices and candidates
are at stake':
Congresmen: -First District, Peter
W. Meldi-in, Savannah; J. W. Over
street, 'Sylvania; Second district,
Frank Park, Sylvester, incumbent; E.
E. Cox, Albany; Third District, Chas.
R. Crisp, Americus incumbent; T. G.
Americus: Fourth District, W. C.
Adamson, Carrollton, unopposed.
Fifth District, William Schley How
ard, Decatur, incumbent; Robert B.
Sixth District, J. W. Wise, Fayette
Seventh District Gordon Lee,
Chickamauga, incumbent; T. W. Har
Eighth District, Samuel J. Tribble,
Athens, incumbent; T. J. Brown, El
berton. Ninth District: T. M. Bell, Gaines
ville, incumbent; R. B. Russell, Win
der. Tenth District: Carl Vinson, Mil
Eleventh District: J. Randall Walk
er, Valdosta, incumbent W. E. Thom
as, Valdosta;, and J. E. T-Bowder,
Twelfth District: D. M. Hughes,
State Officers in Addition to the Gov-
Supreme Court (highest State
court): William H. Fish and, Marcus
W. Beck, unopposed for renomina
tion. (Two to be elected).
State Court of Appeals (second
highest State court): To succeed
themselves in the old division: Pey
ton L. Wade and Robert Hodges, both
unopposed. (Two to be elected.)
For three new places on the State
Court of Appeals, created by an act of
the last legislature: Q. H. P. Blood
worth, Forsyth; A. W. Cozart, Colum
bus; H. J. Fullbright, Waynesboro;
Walter F. George, Vienna; John M.
Graham, Marietta; George C. Grogan,
ElbertohT John C. Hutcheson, Ash
burn; W. Frank Jenkins, Eatonton;
Henry S. Jones, Augusta; John J.
Klmsey, Cornelius; Roscoe ' Luke,
Thomasville; L. P. Skeen, Tifton;
Alex W. Stephens, Atlanta, and M. f.
State Insurance Com., which also
includes the office of State bank com
missioner: William A. Wright, Atlan
ta, incumbent; E. P. Dobbs, Marietta.
Attorney-General: Clifford Walker,
! unopposed. '
' Secretary of State: Philip Cook, in
Railroad Commissioners (two to be
elected); Charles Murphey. Candler,
Decatur, Incumbent, opposed for his
term by 'James H. Peeples, Canon ;
James A.? Perry, Lawrenceville, incum
- Continued on page three.)
Clearly Indicated that - Long
-Expected Thrust in
Balkans is: in Progress
OVER HALF MILLION
Have Been arrayed on Mace -
donian Front and Fighting
in Progress Along the
Struma and Vardar
(By Associated Press.)
Reports from the Macedonian front ;secUre the big armor plate plant to be
today point more strongly than ever I erected at some point in the South by
to the probability, that the present the government a committee was ap
thrust of the entente forces may be j pointed by the Rotary Club inses
the long-expected general, offensive j sion tnis afternoon at the Y. M. C.
move from this base. Of the armies; A., Much discussion followed the
of five nations assembled on this motion made by Rotarlan John A. Liv
front report from several souses j ingston and it was not until many
place the number at 6,000 men. The phases of the question had been dis
British and French are known to be! cussed that it was finally left in the
exerting heavy pressure; thp Brit- j hands of a committee or which Ro
ish along the Struma, northeast of i traian G. P. Calvin was appointed
Saloniki, and the French northward I chairman .
along the Vardar, on the Serbian! Rotarian Galvin contended that the
border. ' J question of the location of such a plant
French troops are also cooperating i as to vital to the ational goyera
with the British in more easterly op- j ment for the Rotary Club to endqrsei
erations and, like their allies, have FayetteviUe's desire to have it in that
crossed the Struma. . The British , city and he explained that one of the
have seized additional trenches across i reasons that France was so badly
the river to the southeast, and accord- j crippled at the outset of European
ing to new3 dispatches from Athens ' wan was because that most of the
the Bulgars are in retreat, after a 36-1 munition plants were in such places
hour battle, in which . they suffered j that in the first drive by the Teutons
heavy losses. . x j were able to secure practically all of
West of the Vardar Paris reports ! the plants and mines in France.
a vigorous offensive by the French
and their allies, resulting in penetra
tion of Bulgarian positions to a depth
of nearly half mile pn a two-mile j that city was one of the staunchest of
front. The artillery and infantry are -Wilmington's friends as had been
also being vigorously, employed fur-1 proven many times in the past and as
ther west along the" frwit'the entire 1 Wilmington was located so, geographl
lehgth J&f which now - seems buzzing ! cally that the. .cty needed .all r the
2SttHv-. v, f riifedsttri osibleJrani hiftnState
Glennan army ; headquarters " an-1 towns. . ; :T?-''V-Sk
nounces heavy fighting along both thej An effort is to be made by the Ro
Struma and the Vardar, declaring the;,tary Club to have the Hardware Asso
operations in the latter region result-1 ciation of the Carolinas meet in Wil
ed successfully for the Bulgarians. mington next July and to this end a
In the Rumanian province of Dob-j convention committee was appointed
rudja the advance of the Bulgarians ; to make a strong effort to get the next
and Germans is continuing, Berlin de- convention of the hardwaremen here
clares. an(j & other conventions as It was
. pointed out that it was one pf the best
CLEARED OF CASES
Tudffe Connor Will Prohahlv
Arlirii r,if XV-AryAr
MdJOUm OUrt Wednesday.
Grady Cook to be Tried
With the completion of several cases
in the Superior Court Tuesday morn-!
ing the criminal docket for this term
of court was nearly cleared and it is
expected that Judge G. W. Connor
will adjourn court not later than to
morrow. However, there is still an
important case to Jbe tried, it being
against Mr. Grady Cook, against whom
a true bill was returned yesterday by
the grand jury for the killing of Em
manuel Pierce, a colored convict, in I
August. It is expected that this case
will come up for trial tomorrow morn
ing. Trial of six negro youths charged
with entering the home of a chinaman,
in Love's Grove, was started. A true
bill was returned against them this
morning by the grand jury, The negro
boys are Joe DeLoach, Willie John
son, Weldon Graham, Pat Johnson,
Jas. Garfield and Sam Brown.
The Xanthos Bros., who conduct a
confectionery store in the city, were
found guilty of violating the Sunday
.closing ordinance and were fined $1
and costs by Judge Connor. The de
fendants were represented by Hon.
John D. Bellamy and Emmett H. Bel
lamy, Esq., while Solicitor H. L.
Lyon was aided in the prosecution by
County Solicitor George L. Peschau.
Mr. ,T. P: Sykes, charged with being
a nuisance, was granted a nol pros
with leave, as was Belle Malone and
Charles Malone, colored. The case
against Mr. R. A. Wright, charging
him with giving a worthless check to
Mr.' G. W. Anderson, was dismissed.
Sophia Martin, colored, was de
clared not guilty of violating the pro
hibition law. Nol contenderes were
entered in the cases of Morgan Spen
cer and ..Weldon Brown, the. colored
boys charged1" with entering the home
of Mr. W. H. Northrop, Jr., and on
account ' of the boys' ages they were
paroled with their parents.
A true bill was brought into court
by the grand jury yesterday after
noon charging Mr. Grady Cook, a
Rotary Club Appointed
Committee to Look Into
Avisability of Question
TO MAKE EFFORT TO
GET HARDWARE MEET
! Convention Committee.Nanv
; ed to Get More Annual
Meeting for This City.
i To investigate the advisability of
anAnraintr Va vatfpv1llp'R Tnnvft'lTIP.Ilt ' t.O
It was the idea of Rotarian . J N.
Jacobi that Wilmington shpuld aid
j Fayetteville in any possible way as
I ways possible of advertising a city.
! ' Rotarian Edw. P. Bailey stated that
! new city charter provided that the City
of Wilmington could spend $10,000 an
nually for advertising and that he saw
no better way of doing this than aiding
financially, in getting as many con
ventions as possible to come here or
to Wrightsville Beach for their meet-
lt w&s exPlained by Rotarian Jacobi, ed surfaCe cars and set upon the crews
jtnat i the convention Of the hardware-lnf strikebreakers when thfi latter re.
!men was landed in this city it would
mean that from 350 to 450 delegates
from North and South Carolina would
be present and that also nearly as
businesses would be represent
! Rotarian Horace Springer presided
at the meeting which was one of the
most interesting held by the club in
some time. Messrs. J. N. Jacobi and
J. D. Williams and Rev. F. B. Clau
sen, were introduced as new members
Each . responded with the usual short
In reporting for the highway com
mittee. Rotarian McGirt stated the
survey of the route of the Wilmington
Fayetteville highway had been com
pleted and paid for. He also spoke'
of the good roads rally to . be held in
Warsaw next Wednesday in interest
o fthe proposed WilmingtonGoldsboro
highway and urged as many Rotarians
and others as possible make the trip
EFFECTS OF STORty
(By Associated Press.) ,
New Bern, N. C, Sept. 12. New
Bern was today feeling the effects of
the storm now sweeping up the Atlan
tic coast. The Neuse and Trent' rivers
had risen several feet at noon, the
water being well over the breakwater
'on East Front street. The wind ,was
blowing strongly towards the north
east. guard of one of the New Hanover
county convict camps, with killing
Emanuel Pierce, . a colored convict,
and Mr. Cook will be placed on .trial.
Solicitor Lyon announced to the
court that he would not ask for a ver
dict in the first degree. J . v;:
Gladys .Davis and Lizzie Cole, , two
young colored girls of bad character;
were found guilty of entering the
home of Walter Murray, colored, and
carrying away articles of 'fdpd.- They
were sentenced to ten years' each in
the penitentiary. -
"Green Motorinan Loses
Control and Car Shoots
- Down Steep prade
TWO PERSONS WERE
Many Others Injured, Two of
Whom May Die Rioting
Continues Not Con
(By Associated Press.)
New York, Sept.' 12. The first se
rious accident of the street railway
strike occurred early today when a
trolley car -in jthe Bronx, operated by
a "green" lnotorman, got beyond con
trol on a steep grade , jumped the
track at a curve and crashed into two
jitney busses, killing two persons
and seriously Injuring . 13 others.
Four of the injured may die. The
car crew was arrested.
After a night of intermittent riot
ing motormen on the Sixth and Ninth
Avenue "L" roads reported to the po
lice that they had been fired on by
strikers from roof tops. Third Ave
nue "L" trains were repeatedly bom
barded with bricks and stones from
buildings. One passenger, a woman,
was struck on the head and seriously
injured. Five arrests were made.
The congestion of the subways and
the "L" roads today was even more
pronounced than yesterday, due to
the fact that there is little or.no ser
vice on the surface lines of Manhat
tan and the Bronx; Not- a ' car wheel
moved in the cities of Yonkers, Mt.
y ernonu; and .J-BheUv vUaion
leaders claim ' that" hundreds .' of ''sub
way and , "L" employes have joined
the union within the last 24 hours.
Traction officials maintain that all
employes who - signed the "master
and servant'" contracts remain loyal.
Hugh Frayne, State organizer of
the American Federation of Labor,
insisted today that a general walkout
by all labor unions was not being con-
, sidered. The plans of the leaders con
template calling out the unions close
ly allied to the street railway men.
John T. Riley, the International
Longshoremen's Union, declared that
the members of his organization are
voting on the advisability of declar
ing a sympathetic, strike.. '
Violence continued as the day went
on.- Strikers and sympathizers halt-
of strikebreakers when the latter re
fused to desert their posts.
Nearly . 100 strikebreakers, most of
them from Chicago and Boston, ap
pealed to Mayor Mitchel and the Pub
lic Service Commission today claiming
that none of the promises made when
they were engaged had been kept and
they virtually are prisoners In car
barns. They allege that armed guards
prevent them leaving and that wages
due them have not been forthcoming.
The mayor promised them police pro
tection in efforts to collect their
MAINE STICKS TO
Democrats Lost "Every Office
in Election- Republican
(By Associated Press.) -Portland,
Maine, Sept. 12. The ex
tent of the Republican victory at the
polls yestedar was shown as re
turns from isolated towns and plan
tations straggled In today. Revised
figures placed the plurality of Governor-elect
Carl E. Milliken, Republi
can, over Governor Curtis, Democrat,
at 13,355. ,
Pluralities for the Republicans, who
will send a solid delegation to con
gress, , were practically unchanged .
from the figures of last night, as were
the pluralities of Frederick' Hale and
former Governor Fernald, who, were
elected to the United States Senate.
The Republicans, who have held a
majorityjn the State Senate, will cqn
trol both houses by a good working
majority. The revised vote for gov
ernor follows: ' -
Former . Governor Milliken, Repub
lican, 79,902; Governor Curtis, Demo
Bulgarians Said to be suffering
- Defeat in the Balkans. r,
Turks Repulse Russians
CZAR'S SOLDIERS v
GAIN IN CARPATHIANS
Greece Said to be Ready td : "
Join The Entente- No i S
v Territorial ; Guaranv "v.
tees, However. r !
i " ; 1 'f
. (By Associated Press.) '
The-heavy attacks made by the Anglo-French
forces, which netted them V
important gains along the Somme
front, in Northern France, last week, I
have been suspended, the Allies being
apparently content to hold the ground
won against German counter attacks.
No important operations are chronicled -
In Macedonia the Bulgarians are re
ported to have evacuated the forts .
at Kavala, which they, occupied last
month, when they pushed their left
flanlc forward to the Aegean coast.
Guns of the 'Allies' warships now,
dominate Kavala, rendering the forts;
useless to the Bulgarians. .. ' - '
London dispatches Indicate a grow
ing belief that Greece may shortly be
found active on the side of the Allies
in the Balkan campaign. Should
Greece enter the war, 'however, she
will do it, it is said, x without the ;
guaranteeing of territorial advantages
offered her in the past.
Russians Repulsed. , ,
Berlin, Sept. 12., (By wireless)
Russian repulses in the Ognott sector1
of Turkish Armenia are announced
by the Turkish war office in an official
statement of September 10. Further
advances for the Turks on the Perlsan,
frontier also are reported. ; " v. . .
Bulgarians Drive 'BtlC:y "
sire ofiihefentente'allies::on th Mace
donian.Iront resulted in -defeat of ttfel ,v
Bulgarians, says an Exchange! Tele
graph dispatch from Athens.
The Bulgarians sustained enormou,'
losses ' in aMbattle of 36 hours, the
dispatch 'says, and are beating a re
treaty pnrsued by the Allies. " r ,
New Successes in Carpathians.
'Petrograd, Sept. 12, (Via London)
New successes for the Russians in
the Carjathians are announced by . the
war office today. Several heights in"
the Bialy-Cheremosh regian, near the
Bukowina border, were taken and held.
The Kapel mountains, to the south,
also were captured, together with near
ly 1,000 prisoners.
HEAVY GALES OFF
SOUTH ATLANTIC COAST
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Sept 12. Strong warn
ing signals were displayed today
along the Atlantic coast, from the'Vir
ginia Capes to Jupiter, Florida. A'
disturbance, which centered this morn-f
ing over the Bahamas, Is probably
moving northwest and will be attended
by east to north gales over the South
Atlantic coast during the next-36)
In Wilmington but what has
its quota of discarded furni
ture, rugs, carpets; stoves
and perhaps a wheel barrow
or baby carriage.
A few cents foia local ad
in The Dispatch and some'
one who needs the very ar
ticle that lies rotting in your
attic or out house will call
and pay, you for it.
You are bettej oS mew'
owner is- pleased and the
article- itself is contributing
to the reduction of the high
cost of living. Look about
your house today, tomorrow
or any day and see just what
you can find that is salable
then let us connect you with -a
buyer through our local
columns. One penny a word
is the cost
. v v ,