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Teutons Concentrate Forces
and Beat Back Russian
nnrl Rumanian Menace '
BIG BATTLE FOR
Entente Appears to Have Best
of The Fighting in Macedo
nia Turks Report Victory
Over Russians Greece
May Be On Threshold of
righting on a huge scale is in pro
gress along the eastern war front,
whrnco center of interest shifted "fol
lowing the letup in the heavy allies
att;uk along the Somme.
Kvi'h iue is accumulating that the
central powers are devoting their
main attention to the canifa'gn ih.
thp cast, concentrating, large forces-
apiiiist the Rumanians, and putting
all possible available men In the field
to stop the Rssian advance on Lem
bpiu ami the menacing drive of, tin
Russians and Rumanians in the Car
pi hians and Transylvania.
lMtli Berlin and Sofia report , de
reiopmeut of a great battle on the
lin' i lie Russians and Rumanians
have taken up in Dobrudpa, to defend
the railway route in
the interior .
The engagement, they!
declare, is turning in favor of the
forces of the central powers. Latest
reports from the fighting In Galicia
and Volhynia show- that the Teutonic
forces are engaged and claim a decid
er! adavantage over the Russians.
As has frequently, -been the case
vhnn decisive developments are pend-
ing. Petrograd today is silent re
garding operations along the Russian
front, reporting merely that there has
been no important toaSpeningT
T!ip Turkish troops, which appear1
to have played an- important part in
Ftiffoning the line of the Teutonic al
lies ia the east, have Jteen - success
ful in the recent Nfghting' in Galicia,
Constantinople announced today. A
fo:ty eight hour battle with superior
Russian forces resulted in the Turk
ish troops maintaining-their position.
In .Macedonia the trend of the cam
paign appears to favor the entente
armies. The Serbians are reported in
a runt in tied advance along tlje wes
tern (Mid of the line.
Owce again appears as probably
a n w factor in the military field in
th? Balkans. She is reported to have
fent an ultimatum to Germany de
mand the return of the Greek troops
takpn prisoners at Kavala, by the
Bulgarians and sent to Germany for
romparative quiet prevails in the
Soinme region. Paris sends news of a
German attack on Hill No. 76, north
of the river, which the French repelled.
TIGHT RACE IN
Boston Fuither to The Front.
and Brooklyn Has Best in1
riiicago. Sept. 20. A jame and a
ha,F - - ill seperate Boston and "Chicago
tof,yy in the American league race
Detroit is a half game a head i
of riii,.aLrn arifi f.,ii o-oma hhfnd thftl
wnvv . Detroit and Boston have two
ror" e sames at Detroit and Chicago
fays Philadelphia today and tomor
row. 7,. percentage4 are Boston
Detroit .572, Chicago .569. .
In the .National league Brooklyn is
today tv.-r, full games ahead of Phil
Q,l l)hia, having won from Cincinnati
stcrdav whil Philadelnhia lost to
rhifufT, Rnefnn ta onH -h nif J
panies behind Brooklyn and one half !
8 fi;arlle below Philadelphia." .Brook
yn's 16 remaining -games are at home
v l, ;(. three of Philadelphia's 17 and
Boston's 20 are abroach
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Berlin, Sept. 20, (Via wireless
to Dayville) British and French-
' losses in the battle of .i
the Somme have reached abput
500.000. the - Overseas -News
Agency estimates . ;.
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people to Join"
OF illlil. WILSON
Declares Chairman McCor
mick About Eight-Hour
' Day Railway Law
WILL MEET THE v '
President Plans to Have His
Entire Program Enacted.
No Further Speech Dates
Long Branch, N. J., Sep .. 20.
r resident Wilson and Chairman Vance
McCormick mapped out here today a
program for meeting the campaign at
tacks of Charles Evans Hughes on the
railway eight-hour law
Asserting that the Democrats would
show that the President had placed
before congress a complete program
to meet the recent threatened strike,
Chairman McCormick said that Mr.
Wilson is preparing to . urge strongly
during the next session of congress
the enactment of this program.
When the: entire plan is fully under
stood . by the people of the country
they will join in praising Mr. Wilson,'
the chairman said . . The Republicans,
he declared, seem to ignore everything
inths program, except the one item
passed by congTess. . Mr." MeCoTmlck
added that it' will "be shown " clearly,
however, that the President's ' plan is
I to minimize the possibility of a repeti
tion of the threatened railroad strike
which arose recently. -
The chairman was not ready today
to announce any additional speech ar
rangement for President Wilson, but
said that correspondence would-be be
gun regarding several engagements.
He plans to return here next Tuesday
for another conference.
Officials of Y. M- C. A. of Car
Hnas Hold Session Begin
Charlotte, Sept. 20. lhe conference
of the employed officers of the Young
Men's Christian Association of North
and South-Carolina will be held here
Thursday and Friday of thi week.
The conference will be a general one
hut different times will be allowed
esch department in which to discuss
thinirs nertaining to their -affairs?'
The object of the conference however.
as a whole will be tos standardize the
work of the Association in , the two
Quite a number of prominent Y .
M. C; A. workers will be present and
will make addresses and the officials
are looking forward to a most suc-
session will start
Thursday morning at -11 o'clock and
Friday night at the' closing of the
last session a banquet will be held
at which time a number of the most
important tranches of the work will
" The banquet as well as being con
nected with the regular session wilf
be a farwell one to Mr. E.. G. Wilson,
-nrftminftiit Yl M. C.v A. -"worker who
will leave within the next few weeks
-ifnr Rurooe where he Will take up the
same work among '
FUNERAL OF GENERAL
, MILLS HELD TODAY
Washington, Sept. 20. Military
honors 'were .accorded Major Greneral
Albert , L. Mills, " late head of the
military affairs , bureau, of the War
Department, at his funeral held here
today. The pall bearers included ;- a
number of prominent military and
civil ; officials.. . ,.'
Burial will be made tomorrow at
West Point . where the cadets will
participate in the ceremonies.--
No Plan In Sight For Averting
Strike v ;
I AGAIN IN CONFERENCE
Unions Give Until Tomorrow
Night For Decision Riot
ing on Increase and Many
Arrests Made -
New York, Sept. ' 20. Despite at
tempted, intervention of a committeo
ot business men there seems to be
tie prospect of averting a general
strike in sympathy with the street
Labor leaders assert that the pro
posed general walk-out will involve
about 700,000 workers.
A second conference of business
men, with Mayor MitcheL and the
chairman of the jjublic service com
mission, was called today, but it was
the feeling of those concerned that
the situation has reached a virtual
deadlock. Union leaders promise to
withhold the order for a sympathetic
strike until after Thursday and, in the
meantimev the city authorities and
business men will endeavor to find
some way to prevent extension of the
labor war, which threatens to tie-up
a considerable part of the city's indus
tries. . An attempt to operate surface cars
Slast night resulted in the worst riot
ing since the strike began but of
ficials of the transit companies say
the service in the daytime is improv
ing steadily. . J
Throughout the night elevated trains
apd subway trains, at points wjhere
they raiv-on elevated - structures jhct e
subjected to bombardments of both: ago, that was caused by lightning will
bottles and brickbats, Car windows be.-j be rebuilt in the near future. Accord
ing smashed, and a number of passeng- ing to the report the new building will
ers injured. j I be thoroughly modern in all details
Today there were-several attacks land will cost approximately $25,000..
by strikers and sympathizers on sur-j The State High School at Pink Hill
face cars and the police reserves were
repeatedly called out.
Durihg the forenoon attacks on sur
face cars continued intermittently.
The last 24 hours have witnessed the
strike." n Police
disturbances of the
reports today; show
the arrest' of 20 men declared to be
former employes. Fifteen of these
aFe accused of felony in attacks on
trains and cars.'
Washington Takes Up Investi
gation of Chicago Black
. - mailers.
Chicago, jlll., Sept. 20. Investigation
of th operations of the alleged black
mailing syndicate, accused of swind
ling wealthy persons inx various parts
of the country out of large sums of
moneys was transferred to Washington
temporarily today by the department
of justice. H. G. Clabaugh, local agent people in need of help in the county,
of the department of justice went to j 0ld time fiddlers from all over the
Washington to consult with Attorney . gtate have been invited to participate
General '.Gregory. f an(j a score from this county have al-
William C. Woodward, wanted byready signIfied their intention of do
thegoyrnmentinconnecUonwith thejing g0 prizes wUl be awarded to
alleged dwindle, surrendered last night
and was i released on $2,500 bond.
Three of those arrested were discharg
ed yBtferday on account of lack of
evidence The four others are still be
ing held and will be given an examina
tion befofe a United States commis
sioner next Friday. v
Rags Burning Rags burning at the
home of Mary" Moore, colored, No.
804 North -Seventh street, this morn
ing at 8:45 o'clock caused .the fire
departnieht to be called from box No.
114. Nodamage was reported.
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HAS . GREECE SENT
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4 Athens, Greece, Sept. 19, (Via
London, Sept. 20, Delayed.
jv There lis reason '" to believe' that
the Greek government has sent
-Jf an ' Ultimatum to . Germany and
Bulgaria r expirinlg Wdheday
& night, demanding the immediate
return of the soldiers taken ,
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1 Congress Deal With The
TWENTY CENT LOAF
" IS NOW ON WAY
Flour Will Go Up to $14 a
Barrel Unless Siomething
Is Done, Declare The
New York, Sept. 20. President
jWilson will-beT asked to call a spe
lit-Jcial session of congress to declare
I an embargo upon the exportation of
wheat and Federal and State invests,
gation of the increased "price of flour
will be demanded by resolutions adon? . of re-organzinz the Chamber this af
ed 'by fwo hundred bakers of Brook- ternoon at a get-together luncheon,
lyn yesterday. , . . V given at the Wilmington Hotel. That
It was asserted that- flour : will be was the Colonel's answer to thelit
sold at $14 a barrel and bread at 20 i tie fellow who wanted' to know - what
cents a loaf next spring, unless an
embargo is imposed.
Baptist Institution at Winter
ville to be Replaced by Mod
Kinston, Sept . .20.-It is "understood
has opened with the necessary pupils
to make it a government institution
an many other pupils are expected
during the week.. At the opening ses
sion several addresses were made by
prominent educators in this section .
one oi the teatures or the tair tnat
is to be held there this fall will be
the old time tournament such as was
held last year with such startling suc
cesses. Chfef Marshal Harvey .C.
Hines has written to over a thousand
men in the surrounding country asking
that they take part and it is thought
that fully half of this number will
accept and will be among the gaily
caparised raiders in the tournament.
The grand parade this year will .be
on a much more spectacular scale
than was held last year and the num
ber of floats that the different frater
nal organizations and business houses
are planning to put in ..will be an es
pecially attractive feature. i
The Republican campaign in Lenoir
county was opened this afternoon at
2 o'clock, when J. J. Parker, candidate
for attorney general, spoke here.
Judge Manning, Democratic candidate
for the same office, will speak here
later in the month.
A number of old time fiddlers will
next month, hold a fiddling contest
here and the proceeds will go to the
the best fiddlers.
COOL WEATHER HAS
HURT COTTON CROP
Washington, Sept. 20. Cool weath
er in North Carolina and parts of
South Carolina has caused some dam
age to cotton, but picking and gin
ning are progressing under favorable
conditions in most " Southern" , States,
according to the weekly crop bulletin
issued by the weather bureau today.
The bulletin adds that most of the
tobacco crop in Virginia, Kentucky
and Tennessee has been housed and
is being cured. ' . ,
THE ELECTION DATE
Mexico City. Mexico. Sent. 20. A
decree by General Carranza was pub-
lished today changing the date for
the election of delegates to the con-
stitutional assembly from October 15
f r ilfi rihar The aecsmhlT will
20 . and the first formal session will
be held December l.
here tat the'JfcJapttst;-:Hign Bcnopi
that -was -destroyed by ftf e 'some
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At Luncheon- Given at The
j ew Wilmington '
THE CHAMBER MUST
BE GIVEN iSUPPOZlT
Idea in The Future Is to Treat
All Members on Equal '
; Basis It Is De-
Declaring that it will, mean stagna-
j-tion and bankruptcy to the little mer
chant, and perhaps the larger one, too,
when crepe is hung on the door of
the Chamber of Commerce. Col.
Walker Taylor explained the plans
he. was going to derive from this or
ganization. ' '
Colonel Taylor pleaded ror a. bigger
and better organization. He declared
that it was impossible for a city and
a community - to get vTesuts . unless
such an organization was maintained
and when he explained the plans of
re-organization . he Was accorded
hearty applause. - - .
The idea is "to give every member
an- -equal opportunity. ' Hereafter
memberships are not to be had in the
name of firms. When one wishes
to join the Chamber one must join in
his name. Col. Taylor told : of the
friendly battle that "". is being waged
every day by the business men ot the
city and of the need of a place where
they can assembW ,hd discuss their
dlffar eiicefc He' ltptilaidhat ltr
impossiDte -: to get togetner on any
thing during the busy hours of the
day, and that cue wished to ' go home
to oiSb's family at night but he added
that a Chamber of Commerce settled
The fact that every member is to
be given the same consideration re
gardless of whether he did a ten dol
lar or a thousand dollar a day . busi
ness was one of the points Col. Tay
lor soughjtr- to drive home .. "Every
note in the organization must sound
harmoniously," declared the 'colonel,
"if the right kind of results ' are to
be obtained." .'f ,
The new idea is to charge the same
membership fees ' to alL'.- Colonel Tay
lor declared that in this way every
link in the chain would be of the
same durability. -.
The officers of the organization are
to he Rlect'erl Hirectlv bv thp. mem-'
bers. -Any member is allowed to
nominate whoever he- cares to ' andi-
when all the nominees are in the bal
loting is to commerce. Colonel Tay
lor explained that this . way is -fair
to everyone concerned, adding that if
any member present could Improve?
on the plan the committee would be"
glad to hear from him.
J. G. McCormick, Esq., vice- presi
dent of the Chamber, presided " dyer
the meeting. Following Colonel Tay
lor's talk Mr. McCormick told the as
semblage of the , great -and urgent
need of a traffic manager. , jie ad
mitted that the Chamber'st'traftle com
mittee was good enough 'in its Way
but added that a traffic manager was J nel Whether the steamer was attack
the one thing needed. He declared ed without Warning was not stated.
that there was not, a city anywnere
of Wilmington's proportion that r did
not maintain such an office And., he
urged upon those present- to seethat
such an office was. created at onoe!'-''
The1 luncheon was all that could be
desired. The guests filed into the.
dining room of The Wilmington a few
minutes after 1 o'clock and remained !
standing while prayer was offered." by
Rev. "M. T: Plyler. The chef ; had
ten at the inner meaning of the' word
food and the five courses served left
the guests in an unusually pleasant
frame of mind. -'
DURHAM NEGROES f
EQUAL QUAKER CITY
Durham, Sept. 20. Negroes here
are raising a fund that will go to the
Fund that is. being taken by' popular
subscription and already vovef V$600
has been raised. The members pf the
colored race here wish to equal the
ahiount. sent in by the Philadelphia
colored people, Which was $lt0W and
the leaders in j the movements here
state that the necessary amount over
swhat they, have already raised - is
practically assured. A -
The Durham . Traction- Company has
authorized an- extension of - one half
mile on itsiine that is to be extended
to- the plant of the - Virglnia-paroliha
Chemical Company's plant.
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FOR THE CiRLIES
Fashion ibout to Decree More
Flaring Garments and With
No Less Cost
New York, Sept. 20. Longer and
less flaring skirts, are indicated byj
fallf ashions, , says the semi-annual
report of the Silk Association of Am
eHca. Skirts will je ankle length,
made of plaits-requiring as much or
more material than last season, is
the prediction. , Parts fahions it, Is
asserted, have not favored extreme-;
ly short, almost freakish skirts that
have "been worn. here this year.:
' The wearing- of those skirts, un
questionably has increased the de
mand for silk hosiery,' both fanjy and
plain, says the report of the experts.
CAUSE OF DEATH
Official of 3reehe County Suf-
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tered r atal OtrOKe or
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Iiam H.lliams . ..hgj gene
appplexy suffered. last, night after ..?rra7-riw;,mv.taro from
resting William. Sasser, an 18-year-old th& interior , indicate that, General
negro, charged with firing upon and Trevmo.s force3 were driven out of,
wounding, with bird shot, four, white chihuahua City in the Villa-attack
persons, in a automobile near -here. SatUrday. Th4y took station on a
Sasser was arrested but the deputy j large hillj outside the city, from neces
hating him in charge-did not report i slt and not from joice, as previous-
immediately, cmeriii wwnams,: n was
said, became uneasy, hearing that the
prisoner had been taken away from
the- officer. It is believed that the
i stroke was induced by the excitement
incident to the arrest of the negro. -
Mrs. Cleon Jones, Miss Blanche
Jones, Zebulon Jones and Troy Dail
were in the car fired upon . None
was seriously injured. The negroi, it
was said, bore a grudge against Dail.
Consul. General Skinner Re
ports Two American Sea
men Were Saved
Washington, Sept. 20. Consul Gen
eral Skinner,, at London, cabled the
state department today that two Amer
ican sailors were saved from the Brit
ish steamer, Strathtayr torpedoed by a
snhmarine Sent. 6 in the English Chan-
nefinite information on this noint will
Le sought before any inquiry is ad
dressed to .Germany : "''-'
.It is assured by the official that affi
davits by the American seaman are on
the way to the state department. , :
The way to the state' department.
Ne York for Havre and early report
of the sinking said the entire crew
NEW CASES SHOW A v f
New York, Sept. 20. Eighteen neW
cases of infantile paralysis .in the epi
demic, a decline of 17 since yester
day's report was issued, was shown in
the. department of health bulletin
covering the 24 hours ending at 10 a.
m . - today . ; There were ten deaths,
the same number as yesterday. ,
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4f troops south of Arras yesterday
captured 200 yards of . German &
trenches, says the official state,-.
. ment issued today by'rBritis.h
'army headquarters.. " ' !
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SA LORS STOR ES?
ON THE WAY OVER
Reported That ; . Bandit Chief -tain
Has Taken Chihuahua
City From Carranza s
SOMETHING TO HAPPEN
Triinks That Villa , May AI
: ready Have Severed .Ccm
munication and Garrisons
" Better Look Out Outlaw's
Forces Have Grown Tales
Brought to General Bell.
EI Paso, Texas, Sept, 20. Rumors
current ' here today that Chihuahua
City was captured by Villa In a sec
ond attack last night. Mexican of
ficials at Juarez declaredthe rumors
without foundation. ' ' -
According to the rumors the attack
was preceded -by mutiny of a large
part of the garrison. . The bandits,
it is said,, occupied the municipal and
Federal palaces, the penitentiary and
two hills. - .
In Juarez it is maintained that al
though the wire communication " haa
1 been hampered that messages receiv-
ed early today indicated quiet ; lu .
Chihuahua City. ' : ' -Funston
Says Villa is Active.
. San Antonio ''Texas' Sent. 20. Be- :
Uef.. tbat Francisco vnia win soon
' cut the Carranza line, of "communica
tion between ; Chihuahua' City and '
Juarez, if he. has not.'. already dona
so, . was : suggested by Mjor General
Funston today, after he 'had read re-
on VillaChihuahua- City en-
: gagement received from Brigadier
lv ren0rted. it was said Frome thn
hill they succeeded, . by the use of
artillery, is dislodging1 the Villa forces
forces. General Funston refused : to
give out all the details of General
Bell's report, but he said' it confirmed
previous accounts of the battle and"
indicated a more serious, condition
than was admitted by Carranza offi
cials. General Bell reported that ?
Villa's forces last Saturday were esti
mated at from &00 to 1,700 men. .
General Funston believes that this
force has grown since the Chihua- -hua
City battle. . He said that in this
case the logical step for Villa was
severing the line of communication. -
between Chihuahua City and Juarez.
This would give him control of the
Mexican Northwest Railway and the ,
General added : ; "The garrlsontf to ;
the north would have to look out."
Mr. A. H. Beard of Washington, D.
C, has accepted a position as sign
painter with the Southern Sign Shop, ;
oi tnis city. iar ..Beara nas aireaay,
entered upon his duties.
Advertising' modernizes a ,
j house, whether yod. sell groc- v
. eries, shoes, hardware, furni
ture, general merchandise, or. -j
what it further r renders U
great service it energizes its.
salesmen. J t ' 'j
Advertising will give . your
. - business army flag to rally
'round and a battlery." to
, shout as It goes Into action. '
r-The dynamitic tdree of ad
vertising will move slow busl
ness from the trenches resist
strong. forts of." competition
. and climb tq the very brink of
Buccess wavlrig. ; head . and
, shoulder above everything' in .
-sight-its banner . inscribed -