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VOL. XXII. NO. 245.
Mrs. Howe's Death Had Been !
Expected For Past Two
Died In New London But Will
Be Buried In South Car
olina, Beside Her
(By Associated Press.)
New London, Conn., Sept. 16. Mrs.
Annie E. Howe, only sister of President
Wilson, died at ?i local hospital early
today. Mrs.. Howe had been extreme
ly ill tor about a week with peritonitis
and the eud had ben expected at any
moment for the lasfc two days.
With her were her two sons, George
Howe, of North Carolina, an1 Wilson
Howe, of Richmond; and a darrrhter,
Mrs. Oothran, of Philadelphia, besides
Miss Wilson, a daughter of the Presi
dent. President to Attend Furneral.
Long Branch, N. J., Sept. 16. Presi
dent Wilson received word this morn
ing that his sister, Mrs. Howe, had
died early today at New London. He
was greatly shocked, particularly since
he thought she would .live for several
days longer and had planned to go to
her bedside again.
The President plans to attend Mrs.
Howe's funeral, which will be held at
Columbia, S. C, where her husband
and several relatives are buried.
President Wilsqn cancelled his en
gagement to gp vto St. Louis next
Thursday to; speak before the under
writers' convention. -
ANOTHER REASON WHY
(By Associated Press.)
London, Sept. 16. One of the
many reasons for rejoicing here at
the entrance of Rumania into the war
on the side of the Allies-is the fact
that the Rumanian queen is an Eng
lishwoman of great popularity. Be
fore her marriage to the Hohenzol
lern nrinrp whn is nnw Kina: Ferdi
nand. Queen Marie was the beautiful
and popular daughter of the late King
Edward's eldest brother, the late
Duke of Edinburgh. She is still re
garded as beautiful, and indeed with
her husband 'and two boys and four
girls i3 frequently spoken of as con
stituting the best looking royal fam
ily in Europe, as, well as the most
Queen Marie is beloved through
out her country for her generosity
and constant efforts in behalf of the
Poor. She is the leading spirit of the
Society of Goddesses of Rumania,
each goddess acting as a fairy god
mother to at least one poor child The
lueen has an odd hobby in the collec
tion of scent-bottles, of which ; she
had more than 8.01)0.
When aboard her father's flagship
at .Maita Rumania's future queen be
came a great favorite with officers
and sailors. She had a great love of
helping the ship's cook with his du
ties. On one occasion she fried fifty
eggs and slices of ham and had them
distributed among the men as a tok
tn of good will.
One ot the THriiUng Jncidenta i in th .a
i :'''Wm-Ar Ax h y
The Germans Begin Strong
Counter Attacks On The
ARE ALSO WINNING
Concentrating Offensive Tn
! The Dobrudja Sector -A
Lawyer tq. FojNew
(By Associated Pres.)
The heavy offensive begim yester
day by the British, - north of the
Somme, was .successful, -in gaining
ground on the entire length, except in
the region . opptosite , Gincjly, .'-Where
the Germans clung on- desperately,
today's dispatches say.
The Germans already have begun
counter-attacking the French at
points where they recently advanced,
both north and south of the Somme,
but Paris reports they have been re
pulsed. In Macedonia, where a notable suc
cess for the entente troops against
ll.j Bulgarians, in the center and on
the left wing, was reported yesterday
renewed activity is now in progres?
on the right flank, where the British
have thrown skirmishers across the
Struma, and invaded villages held by
the Bulgarians. A continued bom;
bardment of Bulgarian positions in
the ifoiran region' indicate that prob
ably the British are About to strike
with their infantry in this sector.
In Dobrudja, Southern Rumania
the Bulgarians, -Turks and Germans
have won-a - decided success agains.t
the Rumanians? and Russians, Field
.Marshal von Mackensen reports. . ?
The announcement is . contained ip
arlelegiam sent by Empexorr W;
tdUhe Empress. - ,
"'' Recent reports .from" the-capital of
the -.central powers indicated a steady
advance in the Dobrudja invasion.
A dispatch4 from Athens announced
that M. Callagvyeropoulos, a lawyer
and a member of a former cabinet,
Ms been summoned by King COn
stantine, and indicates that the for
mer minister will be entrusted with
the formation of a new Greek cabinet-
Petrograd report? the situation in
the Russian and Galician war thea-
(By Associated Press.)
Pittsburgh, Pa., 16. Bits of bodies
hanging from telegraph wires, pieces
of flesh scattered through the ruins of
the wrecked building and six men
missing is the result of the explosion
at the, plant of the International
Chemical Company, in Oakdale, a
suburb. Officials of the company ex
press the belief that all at work is
the building were killed.
John Paul, of Sayville, 111., died in
hospital soon after the blast and a
hand, picked up near the plant, still
bore the diamond ring belonging to
B. R. Dodge, the night superintend
ent. A large party of workers is
searching the ruins for bodies.
Ditpatch Motion Picture Production.
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, SATURDAY,' SEEBEk 1 6, 1
QUEBEC BR IDG
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Here is one of the most remarkable news pictures ever published. It shows the central span of the
Quebec cantilever bridge over the St. Lawrence River, collapsing just as it was being raised into position':
from pontoons. The span was 640 feet long and weighed more than 5.000 tons. At least twentv" neonle lost
their lives when the great structurebroke and sank in 200 feet of water. More than 50.000 naoDle had eatherpd
on the river banks to watch the ceremony of hoisting .the central span into place, which was to have complet
ed one of the greatest engineering projects of the world. V -
Judge Bqnd Wont Let Such a
. Man Off With Mere
(Special to The Dispatch.)
Jlaleigh,' Sept, 16. J. J. Jenkins, Re
publican candidate for Cbngress,
stopped his speech last night at a cli- j
max ' and . in ' walked the jury which
tried. E. S. Thomas for assault upon
Miss.-Eula Nunn. ; The verdict was !
"not guilty" of attempt at capital fel
ony, guilty of the simple assault.
. Xi wask&v30 when the twelve agreed
and knocked for ; the' opportunity to
fretcord Ahelrr Verdicr; - Judge -Bond has-
tened from his hotel to receivethe
verdict and the Republican candidate J
ror congress gave way oerore a great
crowd. The jury had deliberated but
an hour or so. .One map stood out
for absolute acquittal against the
eleven '"Who had varying ideas of the
punishment deserved. '
The defendant's people were wonderfully-relieved.
Thomas stood up
and kissed his anxious wife ancmoth
er again and again and all left he
room. Judge Bond announced that
he would not pass sentence during the
The jury took the case about 8
o'clock after a continuous session
since noon. Judge W. S O'B. Rob
inson closed the argument in an
hour's address which followed the fu
rious onslaught of Solicitor Norris and
the short defense of Charles U. Har
ris. The judged beheld the luckless de
fendant with (he eye of charity, the
victim of a thirst, the Irresponsible
child of drink. . Mr. Norris could not
see him with such friendly spirit. To
him It was the incarnation of consum
mate diabolism, this exeuseless as
sault and terrorization.
Judge Bond this morning sentenced
E. S. Thomas to a year on the Toada
after the jury recommended that he
be allowed to pay a 'fine. This move
for sympathy caused a passionate pro.
test from the prosecution, which de
clared it had information that Thom
as is a degenerate, and the day before
his trouble in Raleigh was writing
offensive letters to other women.
Judge Bond declared himself bound
to impose a sentence with the facts
-WELL KNOWlM VETERAN
' : DIES IN GOTHAM
(By Associated Press.)
New York. Sept. 16. Basil Wilson
I Duke, & ,brigadier-general in the Con-
. m . l ." . -t i Jl Tr x.. 1
i e aerate army ana asuoieu tveiuucKy
lawyer, died in a hospital here today,
aged 76 years.
General Duke was born in Ken
tucky find resided in Louisville, where
he was formerly with the law depart
ment of the Louisville & .Nashville
Railway, for more than twenty years.
He was the author of a number of
books On finance and on., the Civil
War, in which he enlisted as a private
and repeatedly earned promotion. As
a brigadier-general he surrendered
and was paroled in 1865. t
TAR HEEL TROOPS TO THE
Washington, ;v Sept. 16. The
North"' Carolina National Guard
was ordered to the border1 today.
PICTURE OF BRIDGE SPAN COLLAPSE
SPAN EAXUNG "
OP TO PRESENT
Speaker Still Big Stick In The
American and Chase In
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago, 111., Sept. 16. The records
of individual players Vin the major
baseball leagues and their averages,
including the games played last Wed
nesday follow :
Leading HXters National, Chase,
of Cincinnati, .322; 'American, Speak-
er, of Cleveland. .389.
Leading Home - Run Hitters Na
tional, Williams, of Chicago, 12;
American, Pippi of . NwYork, 10.
" .Leaders In Total ". Bases National,
cfts6n, ;6f Ctiiidllii' :
Leaders in Runs Scored National,
Burns, of New York, 86; American,
Cobb, of Detroit, 100.
Leading Base-Stealers National,
Carey, of Pittsburgh; 50; American,
Cobb, of Detroit, 55.
Leading pitchers who have taken
part In 23 ; or. more; games are: Na
tional, hughes, : off : fiostoipi .and Ameri
can, Cullop, of New Xork. ;
STRONGER WITH GOVT.
(By Associated Press.)
Peking, Sept. 16. Premier Tuan
Chi-jui is constantly . strengthening
his hold upon the Peking, government.
In spite of efforts to displace him,
his popularity has increased. He is
generally recognized as a stalwart
military leader who is equal to the
present emergency. Rumors 6T his
possible resignation have been circu
lated repeatedly, but. these were set
at rest by a letter the premier has
snt to a friend who wrote urging
him to continue in office. In this let
ter he says:
"Ycur kind view that my retain
ing or my resigningV office is vitally
connected with the affairs of state
serves only to make me realize how
incompetent l am.": Tuan's career
has so far been an exceedingly stren
uous one and full of unpleasant turns.
As "the result of, many hardships suf
fered, it was once his intention to live
a retired life. He would follow in the
footsteps of .the ancients and spend
the rest of his days in the deep for
ests. It happened, however, the coun
try was thrown into endless difficul
ties and Tuan was compelled by the
people, for internal and external rea
sons, to abandon his seclusion.
"He has asked himself this ques
tion: 'What shall I say to excuse my
self if I suffer the country to be
plunged Into perdition after having
had a hand .in the making of the re
public from ' "the very beginning?'
This view led him completely to
change his mind and to throw himself
Into the whirlpool. He swears that
he will not retire until the causes of
trouble in the country have all Iisap-j
peared. He boasts not that he, an'
old and stupid man, can be of much
use to ther'country, but "he believes
fully in the. words of the Buddha:
Who will enter hell; .if I j do not?' In
patritsjmbe himself that he
is no much' in the rear of others.
And untelYijta wis" people of
our day are capable of understanding!
wWheihe;vem!p -itire made to
iea.a uim asuaj wiiu- ine oner 01 an
empty hdnor -or to Intimidate him' by
threats, boassuf edthat your young
brother will stand unmoved under all
circumstances. He begs thus to pour
out his heart in reply -v to - your heart
9 1 6.
eAfn Sezws. : "
ON THE JOB
Chinese Statesmen of Sharp
Ideas Again High In .
(By Associated Press.)
Shanghai, China, ,Sept 16. Dr. Sun
Yat-sen, the most radical of all the
Chinese republicans, has returned to
Shanghai from Japan - and is again
sitting in the high council of the more
extreme Chinese reformers.
Until the death of Yuan Shi-kai, Dr.
j Yat-sen remained - in . Tokio as .the
head of the young China movement
which was directed from that -city. Ap
parently he did not regard .itas "safe
to live i Shanghai'altbougn it is un-
enemy Yuan Shi-kai was 'vyrBtJ'.
Dr. Sun's part in the abortive ' re
volution of 1913; won i him little .- favor
in China. Chinese of practically all
classes, were, unwilling., to Vcouhten-!
ance another revolution until Vjan
Shi-kai had been given a longer op
portunity to demonstrate his efficiency-
. : .. '.
His home in Shanghai is a modesti
house on -Route Villon, in the French
concession. It stands at the end of a
long row of.-connected houses. . He
greeted The Associated Press cor-:
respondent in a sunny library sit the
back of the house overlooking a small
Although he Is forty-nine years old,
Dr. Sun has the appearance Of being
very much younger! The only 5 trace
which his long strenuous years of poli
tical agitation in China have left on
him, is grayhair. His moustache is al
so slightly gray. But his round smil
ing face is without a wrinkle or line.
His eyes are bright and youthful,' and.
he speaks with a mildness and placid
ness which gives no suggestion of his
"Yes, I am for compromise. I
want to see the north and south get
together and make peace. Both sides
should yield and get on common
ground. I also want to see China get
on thoroughly friendly relations with
all her neighbors. I am unqualifiedly
for national and international com
promise' at this time. ;
"I want to see China get into such
a stable condition that investors will
be willing to assist her in developing
her great resources. We want factor
ies and all sorts of industries. ; We
want workmen to replace the sol
diers." Dr. Sun was not content wittV be
ing interviewed, but . in turn became
an interviewer. - I -
."What impression did the foreigners
in North China have on the southern
movement and "the southern'ieaders,"
he asked. ' ''.
' When the correspondent replied
that foreigners in the north were 'at
a 'loss to understand the action of the
southerners in not cooperating, and
showing a greater disposition to com
promise after the death of. Vtian' Shi
kai; against whom their motetnent
was alleged to have been directed. Dr.
Sun replied: "Ah, but you expect too
You expect big changes to
come about too;rapidly.'''.-'BMAttiQre
has been a great deal accomplished.
It takes time to work the wonderful
changes now going on In China, " The
provinces ' are many of them , so j re
mote that communication is difficult.
Have patience." '
The correspondent asked Dr. Sun
Yat-sen if he expects to go to'Peking
to join in the deliberations which are
being conducte.d there for the re'drgan? '
ization of thegovernment. The revolu- Dr. Sun, howevejr, is insistent that
tionary leader said he would probably China's .welfare is "ever uppermost in
go to ' the' capital later, but did not his mind, and that :- he favors better
set any positive date. '" V..-:vmV relations .with Japan 'solely because
The foreign press Jn China, as well he believes tbat a better understand
as the more - conservative Chinese j Ing between the two countries will re
press, has been somewhat critical'of suit in great benefit to China.
Af teri&jjQut of Favor for
He is ;
(By Associated Press.)
Shanghai, China, Sept. 16. Tang
Shao-yi, ' who was the first premier
under the Chinese-, republic; incurred
the displeasure of Yuan Shi-kai and
had been put of favor for a period
of foBr years, has again loomed big in
Chinese? affairs and is the center of
the , crowd of ultra republicans at
Shanghai, who are endeavoring to di
rect the reorganization of the republic.-"!
" . " :;
Tang Shao-yi was educated inl
America, and J became , well known in
official circles there when he was sent
to Washington in 1908 to thank the
United States government for return
ing to China the portion of the Boxer
indemnity money which exceeded the
actual losses suffered by American
citizens through the Boxer rebellion.
- Associated with Tang - Shao-yi in
the present effort to direct the reor
ganization of the Chinese government
along mors democratic lines are Dr.
j Wu Ting-fang, former minister to the
United States; Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the
j first provisional president of the Chi-
. j nese republie, and many other Chi
i nese of international reputation.'
.: A ltVirmorh Tantr Sharwirf was ilaetir.
: nated minister of foreign affairs in
the compromise cabinet formed by
Premier Tuan Chi-jui after the death
of President Yuan Shi-kai, he has not
yet gone to Peking to assume his du
ties preferring to remain in confer
ence with his associates at Shanghai
until his cabinet appointment shall
have been ratified by the parliament
reassembled under the terms of the
Nanking provisional constitution pro
claimed by President Li Yuanrhung to
be the legal . Constitution of China
pending the drafting of a permanent
constitution uhder.lhe direction ' of
parliament; , L ? v ' ''V .
. Taog Shao-ti's home on Range Road
in this city is a lir fee European house
house has many verandas- and "recep
tion rooms, . which were I filled .fwith
Chinese political leaders", waiting f or
conferences with, him at the time the
Associated Press correspondent call
ed and' was received ! in audience by
the Shanghai leader. r -
Mr. Tang Shao-yi discussed the
future of China very optimistically. "I
am very hopeful concerning the out
come of the present crisis," he said.
"I believe recent disaster: has taught
Chinese leaders a valuable lesson. It
has been demonstrated that the Chin-1
ese are earnest; iabput wanting a re
public, and will not tolerate leaders
who desire to thwart the public will
and direct affairs to suit their person
al ambition. , . . . ...
."China does not want a continua
tion of government similar to that
maintained under the Manchu emper
ors.. They retained their position
through military strength and through
that alone. By sending northern
troops into all the southern provinces
they dominated the south, but never
won the loyalty and affection of south
erners." It has always been very of
fensive to the south to have troops
quartered' upon it who spoke different
dialects and were really foreigners' to
;Under the repubilic the same tac
tics were followed. Soldiers from the
provinces north of the- Yan-tse were
quartered upon, the southern provinces,
just as in the Manchu days. It aws a
continuation of the old military doml
nation. , This system will not work.
Southern provinces will not submit to;
any such indignity, and there will nev-
er. be any peace in China until new
methods are adopted. I think the time i
has come when leaders in sections
realize this, and expect to see parlia
ment allowed a free hand to correct
the old abuses."
Mr. Tang Shao-yi's native province
is Kwangtung, the center of the .greatr
est political strife in China at the pre
sent time. When asked if he thought;
Kwangtung province will be harmon
ized and. brought, into line through
the efforts of parliament, Mr. Tang
Shao-yi responded in the ' affirmitive.
He said all the troubles in Kwang
tung now are traceable directly to
military domination, and can be cured
by meeting the demand's of the Can
tonese for the withdrawal of northern
troops and the maintenance of order
through the use of the local military.
the action of the ultra republicans In
accepting Dr. j5un back into their
council. His long residence in Japan
and reports that he is thoroughly in
sympathy with the .Japanese policy in
China, have placednim in an unfav
orable light before the large section of
the Chinese public.
PRICE FIVE CENTS,:
GETTING READY ;
TO CALL OUT BIG
Jy OF WORKERS
Nearly Half Million Men Malj
Go On a Sympathetic
MANY TRADE UNIONS ' ;
ConsidereJ That Life p
;;v Unionism at Stake In New
York Number of :
(By Associated Press.)
New, York, Sept. 16. Several trade .
unions voted today to determlnn
their response Hto the .call for , a sym
pathetic strike, to back up the strik
Ing street car employes.. . By Monday
the labor leaders expect to learn the
sentiment of the longshoremen, team
sters, tidewater boatmen, coal barge'
men and stationary engineers and
firemen.' .By Monday, they assert,
70,000 men will be called out "to pro
tect the very life of union labor in
New York." ' '
The union leaders announce that aj ' 4
majority of the members of the imvt
chinists' union, having a membership
of 25,000. have toted to strike at thej '
munitions plants In this city, as a pro
test to the final interests controlling
the', subway, elevated and surface ,
street car lines. Should . the long
shoremen and coal barge workers go
out the strike leaders say ' that virtual
ly all work, along the water front
would, be tied up. The 'police com
missioner has., been informed that '
8,000 .coal iargiumen.wilL.quit todays . ...
1 Itisstatfed ' that life longshoremen, ? ';
have; voted almbat -.unanimotfsly tor. ,
go out. This move is described by tha ' -central
- federated - union -.as ,"preim-
inary to a general strike."
While it is estimated that there aral
800,000 trade unionists in New York,
it Is said that the leaders do not count
on "calling out more than 400,000 as
an extreme measure.- ' ,
One man was killed and 34 injured
in accidents on the surface car lines ' 1
within the last 24 hours. - -
MA Y BE BIG CHANGE
IN THE RACE-TODAY,
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago, 111., Sept. . 16.-Boston, De-
troit and Chicago occupy the same
relative positions ; in the American
League ' pennant ; race " when they face
their opponents today as they did yes
terday morning. There 'was a possi
bility of a change, however; Should -Detroit
lose and - Chicago defeat. Bos
ton, Chicago would , jump to, first
place. Should Detroit win and Boston
lose the former would occupy first
place. . - ' : '' i
In the National League Brooklyn
had forged ahead to the extent, of .half
a game. Philadelphia, Bo3ton and
New York being unable to . play yes--terday
because of rain.. ' ' ' , .
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