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VOL. XXII. NO. 25 1; v ;
WILMINGTON; NORTH ; CLI
PRICE 5 CENTS
Thiust Last Night Said to
1 lave Netted Two Lines of
GERMANS MAKE SERIES
OF COUNTER ATTACKS
French Bearing The Brunt of
Terrific Offensive Con
llicting Reports As to The
Battling In Rumania -Pe-Irograd
Tht I'.rititih are again fighting" hard
cn tlio onnue front, the latest thrust
arlncieil last night netting them two
lines of CJorman trenches on a line
about :i mile long, between Fleurs an
Martinpuich. London annoim.jd to
day. jlip French, for their part in the
Solium- fighting, has another series of
attacks to cope with. Strong forces-
advaiiccd this morning a gainst the pj -
pition recently captured by the
French ut Rancourt. . According to
Farin the Germans did not even teach
the French line, being forced back to
their trenches with heavy losses.
On the Macedonian front, the re
gion north of Fiorina, the entente
diivp towards Monastir apparently is
increasing in strength.,- The Serbians
are reported to be continuing their
advance along the Broda and, have
reached a point eighty miles north
west of Fiorina on the" .. railroad to
' Monastir. '
Imnieilijitety north of "Fiorina - the
Bulgarians are making a standi but
eecording to Paris have failed In
their attack on 'the French troops. In
this region. To the west 'the entente
iorres are moving f orward .n ! the
neiRhtr. to Popllf, ten "miieS from "Pifo
rina. Artillery fire 'Of increased In'
tensity is refjortcdrfrom the British
front in the Doiran region, on the
extreme ,nd of the line British warship-,
at the mouth of the Struma,
have been shelling he Bulgarian -positions
in the vicinity, of Nechori.
Tho Bulgarian official statement ot
yesterday, received" today, mentions
only briefly the fighting at Dobrudja,
where the Bulgarians, according to
announcement from Bucharest, have
been severely defeated in their efforts
to brenk the Rumanian and Russian
line. The Sofia report only brings
the action up to Wednesday, when the
fighting is said to have died down
considerably. The Bulgarians, ac
cording to their bulletin, are busy con j liquor was, brought here in the Pull
solidating their positions. The Ru-iman car and transferred to the day
manian announcement declares that J coach after the train had reached the
the armies of the Central Powers j union passenger station.
vern retirinz. burnine villages in : Tt vas the first time in weeks that
Reports Nothing New.
Tetrograd. Sept. 22 (Via London).
"On th western and Caucasian fronts
thrt' are no developments of import
ance." says the official statement is
ADVISORY STORM WARNING.
Washington, D. ., Sept. 22, 1916.
Obrerver. Wilmington, N. C:
Advisory message: There are evi
dences of a disturbance east north
et of the Bahamas. It is probably
TOovinjr (jrth northwest. Intensity
TEUTONS HAVE BROKEN
The tide of the great battle in the Rumanian province of
D..Krrl;o w ttA this time sin favor of the central
Powers, according to Berlin today. Field Marshal von Macken-
sen has succeeded in breaking the Rumanian and Russian re
sistance, the German War office siys, executing an encircling
movement which has compelled the entente forces to retreat in
Wder. - - ' n , ,
Ust night an official announcement from Bucharest de
clared the battle, which had been in progress for sp davs, ended
Wednesday with defeat of the Germans, Bulganans-and lurfcs,
ho retired south, burning .villages as they went; f
If the German victory turns but to be decisive the situa
tion promises to develop seriously for the Rumanians and Kus
sians, who have been fightingr to protect the railway running
from Constanza, on the Black Sea, to Tcherpaveda on the
Danube. The battle was fought no more than 2( miles south
of the railway and its lost would; be ;cuttinBof convenient
ater routes of communication between Rumaniad Russia
h way of Constanza Though TcPiernaveda lies the route to
in- r ! Virirlo-e snanmns :the; Uanube
t tr . ,7 -r
itire Dubrudja front,
along the entire Dubrudja front.
TO STOP FOOD
Nation-wide Camoaicrn Plan-
ned to Have Extra Session
Grocers and Other Retailers
Get Busy In New York
Master Bakers Backing
The Big Movement
w York, Sept 22. Petitions ask-
.ing the President to call a special seS;
1 sion of Congress to meet the increased
t - x
cost of food and to place an embargo
on"food exportation, were circulated
here today among 30,000 retail grocers,
bakers, and other small dealers.
Efforts will be made to get the peti
tions signed by. a million consumers
The J Master ' Bakers' Association,
which launched the movement, intend
to make a nationwide campaign.
Returned- FromVirginia City
. ; of Liquor. '
' New Bern, Sept. 22. Carrying 31
suit cases filled with whiskey,-the en
time amount estimated at about 350
quarts, a resident of the Caswell sec
tion passed through New Bern yes
terday morning en route home from
Norfolk, where he had been to make
a purchase while the price of liquor
was away down. ,
The local police did not hear of the
affair until after the booze had left
New Bern and the man who informed
them stated that the majority of the
one of the local officers haJ not been
at the union passenger station and
but for this fact the peramDuiapng
bar room would have probably encoun
tered trouble and would probably
have had his wet goods confiscated.
OTHER CITIES ASK
FOR THE GOVT; PLANT
Washington, Sept. 22. A Khoxville,
Tenn., delegation was given a hearing
by Secretary Daniels today on the
location of a site for the $11,000,000
armor-plate plant. Delegations from
Jersey City and Perth Amboy, N. J.,
also "were heard.
J W I?:
?TW5D - vG&3eM AN
Here is shown some of the loot
case contain shells of, various
Germans were driven. Some of the
Rnh'cl. P,n r,,l XL-i
Steps to Bring About
London, Sept. 22. Falling into line)
with other; Departments of State
the question of economy, the Priv
Council of Great Britain have ordered
used-yApariuglythus -saying time
and money.. -
r the affixing of this Great Seal to
a document takes nearly half an hour
and requires the attendance of two
off icera known as "The Sealer" and
the ''Chaff Wax."
-It was -.formerly affixed to Royal
Assent .appointment's of Archbishops.
Bishops, Kings- Counsel and Indian
Judges, ; etc., but w ill now only be
used' oh the patents 'of Peers, Baro
nets and appointments of Judges to
the High Court.
. The Seal was always taken around
with the Lord Chancellor, either on
state or '-private visits, but the cus
tom was broken by Lord Loreburn,
who only . carried it if certain its use
would be required. It is six inches
in diameter and was struck in silver
in -the largest press at the mint. It
consists of two deep and heavy
plates - of ; silver closely fitting into
each other and the present one was
made soon after King Edward's death
at a cost of $2,000 to $2,500. Con
stant useage makes it necessary for
new ones to be struck ' frequently,
and during the reign of Queen Victo
ria no less than four were made.
An old seal goes through the pro
cess of "demasking," the Sovereign
at a meeting of the Privy Council
striking it with a hammer sufficiently
hard to make a distinguishing mark.
One side of the seal is given to the
sitting Lord Chancellor and the other
to the ex-Lord Chancellor.
REPORT IS UNTRUE
Washington, Septr 22. Secretary
Lansing v today denounced as wholly,
untrue the published report that he
and President Wilson's pollttcal '-ad-visers
had disagreed over retaliatory
legislation aimed at Great Britain .V,
BRITISb. SUBJECTS SHOT.
Galveston, Texas., Sept. 22.
Two British subjects were taken
from their home and shot and 36
of a party of 38 Carranza soldiers
4 were , killed , in a raid September
16 on an oil camp at' Tuxtam by
bandits calling themselves Vil- 4
listas;i according to a .report
4' brought here today Jay " thV
4 steamer, Tppelo, from Tampico,
ii The, Carranza soldiers put up a 4
; hard , fights it is said, though out-
41 numbered, and overpowered, and fr
two ofihelr number took refuge in
I'.the.hpme of the Englishmen.
'They were discovered and put to
death , and the Englishmen killed ,4
for ; having sheltered them, it is
said:"., . ' - - " "
GREAT SEAL ONLY
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llllil rm n mm ii i,
v: v .-.v.. c. .. .- . 7. : n.-.., vifiiijiiM ii r
captured by the Bj-itish from the Germans along the Somme. The wicker
calibre for thft
guns were capt.ufed and the sheUs
-i- - ..
BIG -RAILROAD SHOPS FOR
Salisbury .-C;, Sept. 22.
; The Southern aRilway Company
j is to erect - another large shop .
; building at Spenceir,' according to
announcement mjade here today.
The structure, vphich will , be' of )
j nicci aiiu uuuui evci.wfuv oe . OUU B
feet long and ni0et?wide, and 1
will have facilitfesXffor making
This -is the sgobnd
,; v. , ,
Every City Pepartment in New
York Busy In Expectation
THE UNION LEADERS
DECIDE THIS AFTERNOON
If Call For N General Strike is
Issued It Will Be Effec
tive Monday or
New York, Sept. 22. Repeated r
threats of a great general strike to
help the street car employes caused
nil branches of the city government,
charged with enforcement of the law,
to prepare today fof an Outbreak of
mob violence. Mayor Mitchel said
that he is ready to invoke all civil
and military powers at his command
to put down disorder. This was fol
lowed by a general police warning
that all persons convicted of engaging
in strike riots would receive heavy
The police today notified the trac
tion companies that they ' ; could re
establish nignt service ' as soon as
ready, "with the assurance of adequate
police protection. Thus far 6,700 men
have been placed at - strategic points.
The police guard includes 50; auto
mobiles and 100 motorcyclists along
the most exposed car routes.' . ,
Trade ', union leaders, , representing
700,000 workers, vare to meet this
afternpon to decide whether to issue
a call; for a general strike. Some of
the leaders said that the strike would
probably begin Monday or Tuesday
inl building -enterprise in' the history ston's paving . contracts-taiuathaxet
t ui oirouw;r.?-,Ty.;,v.;-; -Tioepn m . course oi . construction forj
4, I some time are nearing - complfejionj
film ii'i iiin iiniiF
r m um nnrn nr-
w mm m w mtm ' 9' m-m mmW m m U mm I
The call will be -on the ground that t rented two houses adjacent " to the
organized laborers . should not ride inJgI.Qunia arid at this time even tehse
cars manned Dy siriKeoreaKers.
The early ; morning ' bombardment of
elevated trains "was ' resumed, strike
sympathizers, lurking on the roof s and4grazi"IfrSo-th America
throwing pricKS, .stocks ana ootues,
which shattered car windows. " Sev:
eral passengers ' were injured in ' six
teen attacks reported by the police.
LESS CASES OF THE
i PLiAGliE' REPORTED
New York, Sept. , 22.-T;Twenty n
cases of hf antlie 'paralysis, seven less
than yesterday; were; reported by the
health: authorities today. The deaths i
number llran increase of five . J
-.' ' ' fL ' " S - f'
shot back at their one time owners. -
TO FIGURE IN
Attractiveness. Will be Added
tto Event on Account of thv
;.and according, to pr'eseht-'iihtiici
! days.- . Several miles - of roadway and
sidewalks will be finished and in Jahf
uary, additional paving wili be begun.
Women marshalls to the hhmtter of
one- uunarea axe expecieu xo p
largest l Kinston, Sept. ; 22. Two v of ic'ia-1
pate in,the Ten County fair that 'tfrfWJk Bell Says informattpn Authentic.
be held here' next month.. . Women
from each of the ; counties that is to
be represented will be ; present and
their presence will lend an attractive
ness to the occasion. '
The funeral of Sheriff Wm.-H. Wil
liams, who died Wednesday morning
from a stroke of apoplexy caused, by
excitement over the capture of .a'ne
gro wanted for an , assault on i four
white persons, was held here yester
day afternoon. ' .
William Sasser, the negro arrest
ed, disclaims any intention of shoot
ing at N the persons, . but states that
he was shooting at a rabbit. It is re
ported, however, that "he held malice
against one of the men injured and
he is still being held. All four of the
persons shot are improving, although
eah is suffering from slight wounds.
Students From Number of Dif
ferent States, Present'
Red - Springs, Sept . 22 . Flora . Mc
Donald College has opened . .for - its
twenty-first year, and the enrollment
of students this year is filling Jthe
domitories to capacity . . ; Thirty? five
officers and - teachers and 280 ' pupils
are now at work in the college and of
the . number of pupils a greater per
e'eutage than ordinary is composed i'of
those who were in college this, year
; Applications for entrance tp the
school -were so far in excess of the ca
pacity o fthe biiilding that early ' in
the summer the' collese . authorities
are, filled . sixteen states are repre
sented in the. enrollment of . the .col
lege .and out.--:studnt -is here from
MEXICO TO ENFORCE;
Mexico City, Sept. 22. Orders have
been sent : to the, ports of entry of
Mexico tp -enforce strictly the quarih
tine Regulation against, the spread of
infantile : paralysis . The : regulatipn
prohibits, the entry ; into Mexico) of
children between five arid fifteen years
of age from sections n of the United
States where the disease is prevalent;
DECLARES BELL'S I
TILE OF RI IS i
THE WRONG; OIIE i
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Conflicting S Reports ' About
Bandit Villa s Attack Un
STATE DEPARTMENT t
General Trevino Asserts. Ban
dits Carried Away Noth-
- ' ing Funston Says Bell's
Information Correct . , )
Washington, Sept , 22. Secretary
Baker let it be known today that-the
war department- was not . disposed to
accept, as accurate reports of the Villa
raid on Chihuahua City last Thursday
from General Bell on the strength' of
information that reached, him at El
Paso. . .--" -
' "We have no military Information'
I as to the renewal of Villistas' activity,
Mr. Baker . said.. It was indicated
that it was assumed that General
Bell's account . was based on rumors jwhile heing carried into a local sani-,
and reports current in border towns tarlum. The four, other occupants of.
and not on facts : obtained through j the automobile, all women, received -army
channels in Mexico. He del inJuries '.which necessitated their, re-
1 clined to discuss in any way what the
t' . '
re-appearance oil Villa, if - confirmed,
might have on the movement of Am
erican troops in Mexico. ' , :
; Trevino Says a "Tissue of Lies."
''I Chihuahua City;: Mexico, Sept. 22.-
Commenting, ph the -report in Ameri
can newspapers attributed to General
George Bell, Jr., at El Paso, about the
raid "on this city last Saturday, General
Trevino ' today : issued a statement to
the Associated Press, in which he de
jtefes it a "tissue of lies and. false
JM,"I am at a loss to know where Gen
eral Bell obtained such bad. informa
tion,!' he . continued. "The Villistas
carried absolutely, nothing away with
rtihem, excepting -some prisoners from
the - penitentiary,;- many of , whom . haye
been returned ! here ; They " captured
neither ammunition, cannon por any-
their hasty pursuit and our shells left
them no time to carry anything away
as thejf left, galloping in small groupes
through' tble narrow streets' of the
El Paso, Tex:, Sept. 22 Brigadier
General Bell, commanding the El
Paso military division, said today
that his information concerning the
Villistas' raid on Chih.ua hua City
was gained from "several most reli
able sources." While; he did not' di
vulge what the sources of his intelli
gence were he said he had every rea
son to Relieve they were, founded on
facts and not on rumors. General
Bell. refused to comment on General
Trevino's (Statement.; '
Funston Believes It Reliable.
San Antonio, Tex., Sept. .-MJen-eral
Funston today said he placed full
credence in the report from Chihua
hua City sent tof the War Department
by Brigadier-General .George Bell, Jr.,
and given out . for publication yester
He said that he had been informed
that General Bell's information had
been gained" from persons who had
come to El Paso from Chihuahua
City directly after the battle.
That Is Whv Tar Heel Soldiers
AY famn niriTi Mnt On I
Morehead City, N. C, Sept. 22
Departure of the first detachment of
North: Carolina National Guard for
El Paso is now held up pending ar:
rival at camp of woolen clothes and
overcoats, which, are to .: be shipped
from Philadelphia. It . is' believed it
will be set eral days before the first
train-: leaves.' ' V -.; - ' " . "
. The; loading of cars continues. The
field ; hospital and cavalry equipment
already is aboard and little will have
to be loaded on the; first train when
the final order to leave is received.
THEIR TRIAL WILL; )
: LIKELY BE POSTPONED j
v; Chicago, 111., Sept . 22 . Postpone-'
ment for two weeks of the preliminary.
hearing in ; the. case of - Edward v' Don
nahaue and Harry Russell, . who are
under arrest on a charge of blackmail'
ins wealthy neonle but. of ' laree sums
of money, was expected when court'
lopens .today. f IS
sn m trf
OF LAST OlfiilT
Daughter of Dead , Man Sue'
' cumbed to Fatal Injury
This Morning : , T-
OTHERS HUT ARE "
EXPECTED TO LIVE
Death Stalked Abr6adN When
Train apd Auto: Hit In Mis-, .
. issippi T-Ftheriand
Daughter Victims ;J
Vicksburg, Miss., Sept. 22. Mis
Gertrude Chichester, of - Edwards,
Miss., died here early rtoday, the sec
ond victim of an automobile accident
which last night caused the death .of
her father, T. A. Chichester. ; Miss
Chichester received' a fractured skull,
when the car which was being driven
by her iather was struck by an Ala
bama & Vicksburg passenger train at
the crossing near Smith Station. Her
father died from internal injuries
Vitl lo wuwwrium, wnere eany 10-
I la i nn. ci.4 j ' 1.1...! 1J
day it was said their ' injuries would
not prove .fatal. " - -
L Entire; Business Section Burn
ed -Losses Said; to Be in
The Ten Thousands v
etatesyilleSept, 22-The main bus!- "'
nesa scion (.fliddenite was destroy- .
Stfer4ay afternoin by, a fire that
sTh6 damage' estimated - to he "tul-'
ly $40,000 and practically every busi
ness house in the llttfe-town suffered. "1
Facilities for fire lighting were in-:
adequate, but numbers of chemical ex
tinguishers were sent from "Statesvijle -which'
materially aided - in checking
the fire. ; A number' of the members .
of the fire department from Statesville
also went to the scene and rendered'
what , help they could without the ne
cessary equipment T h " ' .
GERMAN SEAPLANE DROPS.
w ., , w
' London, Sept. 22. A German
seaplane today flew over Dover
-X- and dropped three bombs The
K- missiles caused no casualties, -5f
X- according to ah official announce- -X-
ment. ' ; ..- '
K- v The hostile 1 seapfane was
chased -. away ' by
3C- w '
-. ' .
believed in the fairies. Her
confidence in the wishing well v
was unshpen; V'Fiieweut' to '
this well to see the reflection
.in the water of her , future-".
husband. - v ,
Fairies, Fairies Let Me See
Who My Future Husband .:
Be. . s
She found tter: husband al-(
right but having the "knot" '
tied was some job. ' ! This was ;
finally accomplished, however
, all in the moving pictures.
The Dispatch's Little Busi
ness Local Fairies 'ares' daily ,
serving the masses, in. locat-
v ing lost articles, acquainting .'
, . buyer and, - seller,- renting"
houses, exchanging articles, T
-There is' even ft possibility
of finding a husband through .
'the use of these columns. Not
half so hard as the "Wishing
Well" way. One . penny a
word is the cost worth a.dol
lar. ' .
Confer. '- .