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VOL XXII. NO. 248.
THE WILMINGTON DISPATCH,
JDAY; SEPTEMBER 1 9, 19 1 6;
PRICE 5 CENT
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Mayor Mitchel and Business
Men Trying to Avoid the ,
NOTHING TO TALK
OVER, SAY COMPANIES
Walk-out of Seven Hundred
Thousand Men Threaten
ed Decision by
Sew York. Sept. 19 Mayor Mitchel
ealiol ini ) conference with-him today
repiwiitatives of the Chamber of
I'emnnTce and Merchants Associa
tion tc try and avert the threatened
st; ike of 700.000 workers in this city
ia sympathy with the street railway
employes. The mayor has received
various from labor leaders that un
less he and the committee of business
men settle the car strike br .ThurS-';
day nifUit a general walkout nf vir
tually all labor unions in this city and
vjcii.iiy will be ordered;
representatives of about thirty ,
unions united in calling upon their
(Utilizations to strike if settlement ,
of the transit -controversy is not
forthcoming. No plan has been pro-pc-.-fl
for consideration of the mayor
air! the business men's committee.
rresident Shonts, of the Interbor
oupii Rapid Transit Company, said it
Feenie'l absurd to negotiate further
sril tha; his company would have no
further .-alings with the carmen's
union. 1 ut was willing to consider
any .roposal from the mayor.
The street car strike extended" to
Queens county early today when
many conduc tors and motormen of
Npw York and Queens ' county went
out in protest against using their
mongers to operate cars to break the
strike in Manhattan. Union leaders
Asserted that 14 street Carolines in
Queeus are tied' up.
Automobiles Will Carry Half-
Hundred Good Roads En
thusiasts to Rally
More than fifty good roads enthusi
asts are expected to leave here tomor
row morning for Warsaw to attend
a big rally to be held in the inter
est of (Up propopsed Wilmington
Goldsboro highway, which, whept
completed, will prove of untold bene
fit ') Wilmington and the surround
ing section. The trip will be made
in automobiles and the - Wilmington
delegation will be joined at several
Pin'os along the route by other dele
Mr V. a. McGirt, chairman of the I
tidi; over Board of County Commis
sioners. will head the delegation and
Tfh liim will go a large number of
,b" members of the Wilmington
fax tt, vilie Highway Association,
ri' so successfully launched the Wil-fflincton-Fayetteville
at Burlaw several months ago at one
nf ti... . - -
uih oiggest good roads meeting
1 nii. There will also be pres-
c m . niomhers of the Rotary Club and j
.-iuoer ot Commerce. dianola,1 which formerly was one of
H-omptiy at 7 o'clock the automo-jthe m0st important ports along the
's 'ontaining the local delegation Texas coast and Was abandoned after
l;ave the Court House, Third i the' storm of 48.6, had a narrow es
sii'i Princess street, and it is hoped j cape from drowning in Friday's storm,
that tli: trip to the Duplin county -The high tide caused the waters of
f,f,paration is being made by the
Pe'Jplf. ,,f Vor!.ow fnr thu ropontinn
hundred visitors frnm everv .
0W" and r ounty on the present route ' of
Dftttoen Wilmington and Goldsboro. A
f the day will be the address .
interPKt nf Hip nrnnnaprl hiffh-(
frRa' and the big dinner that is to be
'veri tim visitors. State Senptorl.
'Vf'i s o Johnson, of Warsaw, is one j
of tile live Wirps nf that naoa and is
toQiorrow tor the good roads rally
BOARD SWORN INJ
Usliiieton. D. C, Sept.
ntists who ,.nmnno the HviHan '
ynis board, headed by Thomas t or policing the International border,
f Kdiso,, took the oath of allegiance ' The American members wUlnot at
fth " ni.ed States today as officers I tempt to force' consideration of inter
uft Federal government. The oath' nal affairs, butlthe Mexican member
s administered by Secretary Dan- Indicated that discussion of this sub-
prHimin, ,i..m 'iect as incident to the , questions af-
2r under the law giving it legal
w-KusaiANS ANp GERMANS IN
; T BIG, BATTLE.'
LPetrograd; Sept. 19 (Via.. Lou-
ajaooorn r fighting is .In
TrogresC between;; the Russian!
an4 Austro-German troops in the
region pr, the" River Narayuvka.
m ancia, says an official Estate-!
merit issued today by the' Hus- -X-
sian war department. . All'Teu-
ton attacks, the statement, adds,
were repelled with heavy losses.
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Cause Anglo-French Offensive
to HaltRussians Repulse
Germans in West
Bad weather., has set in along the
Somme ..'and the Anglo-French offen
sive has halted. Both London and
Paris reports a cessation of hostili
ties after, carrying the ground at
Bapaume, virtually -pocketing Com
bles and weakening the German hold
orilPeronne and Hauneus. Mean
while the Germans hav made a drive
in the Champagne district, where the
French a year ago made their offen
sive. Yesterday's reports from the
Champagne were of notable artillery
rlvity. followed . today by the an-
uouncement from Paris ; that the Ger-
mans last night made five successive
attacks on the Russian troops there.
The Russians .checked each drive with
artillery and machine gun fire.
Oyer Sinking of Steamer On
Which Were, American
LIE A PR OTEST
WasliingtoBC ,"ept. Jjf.Slate De?&a tne,oeK -
partment officials, indicated today that
Germany would be asked for any in--formation
regarding the sinking of
the pritish steamer, Kelvinia, on
which were 28 American muleteers,
although official reports have left
doubt as to the question of whether
the steamer was. torpedoed or struck
a mine. Some of the Americans made
affidavit that the attack was made
by a submarine without warning.
The case of the American steamer.
Owega, fired on by a German subma
rine, is considered close, with the ex
planation by-Germany that the Owega
was given four warnings and that fir
ing ceased when her nationality was
ARREST AND KILLED
Laredo, Texas, Sept. 19 Private J.
Cline, of Company C, Second Mis
souri, was shot and killed last night
as a result of a- row. Lieut. Zellum
ordered" Cline's arrest and Cline, be
coming enraged, leveled his rifle' at
the lieutenant, whereupon the guard
fired, according to military authority.
The name of the guard responsible
for Cline's death is withheld.
Floating on Ladder.
Victoria, -Tex., Sept. 19. H. J.
Mench, .the only resident of old In-
the site of the old town and to sur
round Mr. Mench's home. He saved
himself by floating on a ladder for a
Hiotanr - o of about two miles, to a place
safety in the Indianola cemetery.
He spent the night there, crouched be-
hind a tombstone to protect himself
from the wind. Mr. Mench IS about
60 years old and is one of the ,best
known fishermen and hunters along
HARD AT WORK TODAY
New London, Conn., Sept. 19. The
inint American-Mexican commission
today resumed : conferences on plans
fectlng the border situation will not
he opposed. ' - , -
WRECK OF FIRST
xe picture snows tne Koyal Flying Corps, rolling?up wire nd structural steel, all that remained of the
Zeppelin recently shot down-near Enfield, rcn stand . T.iitt t'mfam -vniw ' v.
the giant raider, the first to fall on
The metal parts of the Zeppelih
Occurred at Star Cafe Recent
T ly Settled in Court
The case charging W. D. Scott and
A. D. Murphy, white, with assaulting
Nick Jordan, a Greek, with "deadly
weapons at the Star Gafe on the morn
ing of September 14, was disposed cf
b'efore Recorder Empie early this af-;
ternoon. Scott was adjudged not j
guilty and discharged but Murphy!
was less fortunate. He was fined $25
and costs for assaulting Joidon and
was fined $10 and taxediwith the costs
in a Case charging him with carrying
a concealed weapon. An appeal was
taken from- the Recorder's judgment
in the assault case and the . fine
I rft 1 .-B t 1 1 Jl J
the Recorder to reduce the fine in the
t ffiii n!Sf-i . if vr vi irnn v iiif-Mtifi w rn i
assault case to $15, bnt without sue-
cess. The; Greek offered silent evi-
dence of unusually rough treatment
and as the evidence pointed to Mur
phy as the administrator of this treat
ment the , Recorder thought he should
pay for: the damage. As Recorder
Empie put it "That certainly was a
The fine was light in the other case
as counsel for the' defendant told the
court why hs had the knucks in his
Considerab3 time was taken t
hear the evidence as an interpreter
was necessary to explain what the
chief Witness was talking about.
Fannie Highsmith, colored, faced
the court on a double charge of vio
lating the prohibition laws. She was
convicted in one case and fined $25
and cost and in the other a nol pros
was taken by the State.
Alex Ledley, colored, was before the
court charged with driving on the left
side of the road but because he was
from the country and did not under
stand .the traffic laws thoroughly and
because he. had a good appearance and J
told a straight story was allowed to
go with instructions, to be careful in
Nathan Fuller and "Sug" Adrian
McDonald were charged jointly with
the larecny of three heis from Char
lie Nixon, but because the principal
witness failed to appear the case was
continued1 until tomorrow morning.
FLORIDA WILL VOTE
Anti-Salooii Head Says Legis
lature Will Submit State
. Wide Question.
Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 19 Kent
Pendleton, superintendent of the Flori
da Anti-Saloon League, in a statement
issued .here' today announced that sub
mission of : the long-sought State-wide
rwohihitinn amendment was assured
when - the v' next legislature meets - ini
Aoril, '1917. He declared that v24 of
the 32 members of the Senate and 60
of the 75 members of the House have
pledged themselves,' in writing, to vote
for the resolution submitting the ques-
tion; to the voters in the 1918 general
election. . . . , '
Last year submission -lost by one
vote when up in the Senate.
ON IRE DRY ISSUE
J ZEPPELIN S L DOWN
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' - : ' " -f.-MMWUI; J.VUU1UOUU, 1U till CtClUpicLtl UI OUglll QOWll
British soil. A Zeppelin' Jwas brought down oft. the Thames Estuary, several '
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will be used in manufacturing new
Judge Bond Gave But -One
Extreme Sentence at First -ourt
Week r- -
Raleigh, Sept. 19. Judge Bond, wtto
finished his first week of criminal
court Saturday, wwent, through ; the
week, as well -as -his official careerV
without imposing the full sentence' of
the law until he arrivedat. Xhe - end.
He sent E. A. Wall, 'sawvmillirian
and good-looking fellowwto: the roads
for two years for living ;1 Criminally M& furs ard etc A perfect m
intimate relations with, Mary Huffines, , ,
a pretty country girt who?; was flatter- j?Tetty bonnets.of all colors, shapes
ed into the liaison 'witb the saw minjand sizes are on display and 'are be
man. .'They ' weribln eourtmakiner !irie adrairfed hv t.h ' f nmlnlnp upta''
their defense, jad UenedVtq 'the
jtsrs-wnrcn soucuor orris real tor a:
fill I V fi -M 1171 II 1 s.4-t -L-mr r- .wn i
iuu uuui. vv ait s cllci a - wci g ii
evidence, there were none from the
girl. When the testimonyiwas com-j
plete, A. M. Pollard, a farmer of good
reputation, told the Judge how he and
his wife as the foster parents of the j
pretty girl had taken as much inter- j
est in her as though she were their j
Until the old man came up the girl
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nas nsienea unDiusmngiy to tne sor-
did recital which she read first hand
from- Wall. No such letters were ever
uncovered in this court. But for an
occasional element of humor nothing
could have been more repulsive. WalT
the evidence went, began his decep
tion of the woman by taking one meal
a day at the Pollard house, then mov
ing the number up until the fool fel
low deserted his wife and six chil
dren and claimed the prettier woman
for wife. One of the sentences that
convulsed the court can be printed: season is the feather, wing, metaLgar
"We can do as we please but we must4 natures, embroidery, beaded novelties
be careful what we write," was the j and furs. Not the least interesting
formula that made the court cave-in.
Then followed letters that would have
convicted them had there been no ar
rest. Old Man Pollard made the girl
break-down and weep without comfort
when he fold the story. She is only
20 and he said she came of good
people. She looked it but for the
hardened face that could, hear this
fool Wall's crude courtship and pro-!
tPRtatinns nf "pvprlastinsr lnvp " Bt
one note of decency went through the
letters. He called her darling in every
sentence but abbreviated it every
time, save one.
Judge Bond sent the girl back to the
girlhood home and put all the law that
he had on Wall, who must be fifteen
years or more her senior. Wall did
not appeal and will, go direct to the
roads. It is understood that .corres
pondence is-censored at the camp and
the fellow will hardly have time for
social activities as the other absence
from his wife and children gave. Mrs
Wall was not present at the triak"
TV COBB CONCEDES
SPEAKER 1916 LEADER j
, Detroit, Mich., Sept. 10. Tyrus Ray
mond Cobb, for nine, years leading
batsman of the American league said
today that Tris Speaker of the Cleve
land club would be the leading bats-
, man for 1916. Speaker now has a
margin -of about JB0. points over Cobb
according to unofficial averages, Cobb
said that "it would be humanly impos-
down this lead and at
ithe same time cooperate In team play
to' the fullest extent of his ability.
Cobb's individual efforts recently won
two of Detroit's leading victories.
;QN ENGLISH ;S0ILT
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aeroplane parts ' -
Gorgeous Display of Attrac
tive Fall Millinery at Pop
First of Wilmington's fall opening
is being held at Belk-Wflliams De
partment Store today arid during the
morning and afternoon hundreds of
, girls, young ladies and elderly la
dies have visited the store on North
Front street to inspect the beautiful
new creations in fall and winter mili-
nerv. ladies suits, dress eoods. coat
;et-j.Qbably npne tA4:h& shades W
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sandy and brown, which are to'ba'tl&p'
predominating colors of the; fall: and
j winter season. The plum is oneVof
flip most novel colors, but 'the' brown'
fs expected to be the most bopular
seIler. The old stand-by colors, green,,
navy and black are much in evidence
and will be worn quite a good deal. -
Among the wide range of shapes
r i i 1 a A 1 A.
irom tne smaiiesi 10 me largest, uu
display, the large, medium, sailor and
the Tam-O'Shanta are attracting
much attention and will be the jnost
popular shapes of head-gear wofrn
this season. Others that will also be
popular and are being much 'admired
at Belk-Williams today are . the poque
bonnet with a collapsible crown, the
Berettta with the Jockey brim and the
Military Tri-cone of Regimental blue
velvet. . ' -Predominating
the trimmings, this
of the displays of veils is the widow
veil which is in all colors and will
be quite the rage among the young
ladies this season. .
All durfing the morning : Miss
Blanche Burch, head millinery ; at
Belk-Williams. together with her clev
er corps of helpers, were busy , show
ing and trying-on the various hats,
both trimmed, and untrimmed. ; Every
persons who visited, the military ;de-
panmeni auniig tue uay wis, yrescui-
pd with a rfrettv carnation. t:A
In the Dress Goods Department
were to be seen many of the fall and
winter styles of the ladies suits'.
Prominent among these . were the vel-
! vets, velours, v broadcloths, garbe-
dines, poplins and serges. ..' Pre
dominating, colors were the plum, bur
Lgandy and brown, while the black
was also very much in evidence
Among; the dresses were the taffetas,
satins, and crepe de;. chines all ; of
which will be very popular this sea
son. ' -u . -
Many" pre.tty -furs are to be seen, on
display, the prices of which range
from the cheapest to the most' expensive.-
To be seen, are the Yeal mole,
veal H'idson, seal, red and grey fox,
8kunk and the'. Narobia.
Fish PuMs in Angler.
Martinsburg, W. Va., Sept. . 19 A
huge fish, believed to be the largest
ever hooked in the south brarich of
the Potomac River,, came . out victor? in
a battle with a man when James.That
cher hooked ' the. monster" near the
Berkeley Club House. Thatcher strug
gled in vain to pull the fish in, but it
finally managed to pull the angler in
to ? the ' river. Mr. Thatcher f was rS5
scued by his wife and several other
women who were i nthe party. He
had a narrow escape from drowning,
Will Answer Charges and
: and Make Attacks on the
- Republican Party '
WILSON ON HIS
WAY BACK TO WORK
Will Arrange to See Many
; - Delegations -To Speak in -Baltimore
Washington, Sept. 19. President
Wilson passed through here early to
day, en route, to Long Branch, N. J.,
from Columbia, S. C, where he ' at
tended the funeral of his sister, lifrs.
xr-nie E. Howe, yesterday.
The President expects- to plunge
actively into, the campaign plans to
morrow and be busily engaged until
election day. Later this week he
will see Vance McCormick, chairman
of. the Democratic National Commit
tee, and with him map out a program I
of receptions to delegations at Shadow
Lawn and short speech-making trips.
His first speech away from Long
Branch will be at Baltimore next Mon
day. Saturday he will speak to at
least two delegations at Shadow
Lawn. . .
From now. on, Mr. Wilson plans, to
make up for lost time and meet the
charges of Charles Evans Hughes.
the Republican presidential candidate, I
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witn attacKs or nis own. uutsiae oi
his speeeh of acceptance hehas made
no speeches in the campaign. He
has mapped out seven points he
wants to discuss, including settlement
of the threatened railway strike, the
legislative record of the administra
tion, the Mexican problem, the Euro
pean question, the record of the Re
publican party and subjects affecting
Negro Insisted on Boarding
President's Special and
Nabbed in Raleigh. -'
Raleigh, N. C, Sept. 19. William
Mallett, a negro, was arrested here
early today by United States Secret
Service agents aboard President Wil
eon's special train, after he had
threatened to board the private car
occupied by the . President and his
party, returning to Long Branch from
Columbia, S. C.
The negro had a ticket for Wash
ington, but missed the regular triin,
which left here shortly after mid
night. The President's special, fol
lowing, made a brief stop at the
! Union Station and Mallett attempted
tiA 1. n .3 St. TT A 1- i 1
to board it. He was taken in custody
by Secret Service agents and deliv
ered to the local police, who entered
a charge of drunk and disorderly con
duct against him.
In the Municipal Court this morn
ing Mallett was sentenced to serve
30 days on' the county roads; but was
released - on $200 bond, after giving
,notice of an appeal.
DIED THIS MORNING
Mr. Jones Passed Away at His Home
On South Front street. I
Many Friends will regret to learn of
the death of Mr. A. J. Jones, aged 64, -(who
passed away at his home. No. 806
SSnnth TPrvnt stroot thfa mnimimr "MV '
JOnes ( has been In failing health for
some time and the end was not unex(
pected. He leaves, besides his wife, -several
children, all of whom have the
tender sympathy of many friends. I
, ' Following services at the residence
this afternoon at 2 o clock the remains
were taken on the .3:45 A. C. L. train"
to Hallsboro, Mr. Jones' former' home,
where the interment, will be rihtde.
) The deceased is survived by a wife
and nine children. They are: Mr. ,
Dan Jones, Mrs. Henry Bordeaux, Mrs. '
Little Watson, Mrs. Dora Mason, Miss
Alfair Jones, Miss: Anna Belle Jones,
Mr. Dawson Jones and Mr.: Ernest
Jones, all of this city, and Mrs. Ellen ,
Long of Bolivia. s
Memphs, Tenn., Sept. 19 Fourteen
States will be represented by more
than 300 delegates when the Southern
Labor convention convenes here to
morrow for its eighth annual session, j
according to W. C. Pickett, of - At- j
lanta, secretary and treasurer of , the
convention, who arrived here;; today.
Thel convention will extend over three'
TU BE ON MOVE
Equipment On Scene and Tar
Heel Soldier Ready to
En Train '-..': -K' ;
ORDERS TO GO
General Young Says His Boys
Are ReadyWill Take
; Place of Pennsyl-
vania Troops -v.
Morehead City, N. -C, Sept. 19.
With the necessary equipment at
Camp Glenn to begin the movement
of the North Carolina National Guard
to El Paso, Brigadier-General Law
rence Young, in command of the di
vision, said today:
"We are ready to go and now only
are i waiting for orders."
!b one here apparently knows
when the -movement will begin.
To Take Place of Pennsy Troops.
San Antonio, Texas, Sept-.." 19.-M
Three regiments of Pennsylvania infantry-
wili be sent home from thd
border when the. North Carolina' Na-
tional Guard, three regiments strong,
re'ach the station at El Paso,it was
announced today at the Southern de
' U ake Charge of the Wil -
v rhjngtdn?District ' V
Notification of order directing!
him to proceed to Washington for
temporary duty has . been re
ceived by Captain C. S.. Ridley, Unit- -ed
States Army officer in charge of
the Wilmingtonj District .Engineer.
office, and he will leave for that place
within the next few days.
Maj. A. E. Waldron, who succeeds
Captain Ridley .here, arrived yesterday
from Washington; D. C, making the
trip to Wilmington in his automobile..
Major Waldron will familiarize him
self with- the work now being - done
in this district while Captain Ridley .
is here and will1, take charge as soon
as that officer leaves.
Major .Waldron has, been in charge
of the engineer depot at Washington
barrack for some time. His duties
while there were of a military nature.
Captain Ridley was ordered some time
ago to report at fort Leavenworth,
Kan., . October '15 and it Is probable
that he will go there from Washing
ton. - , ' .
Major Waldron brought with him,
Mrs. Waldron and their daughter,
Miss Margaret Waldron, who will
make their home here. -
The producer and the con
sumer hold daily heart to'
heart talks' through The Dis
patch advertising columns.
There is no fictitious value
as an obstacle to a" business
transaction through the Busi
ness Locals. ' ' . '
. You cannot afford to miss
the chances thrown at .your
feet on" this page, Mr. ' Care
ful Buyer. -
, Both the producer and con
sumer are -using these col
umns more than ever before;
and there must be a reason.
RESULTS is the answer."
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