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VOL. XXII. - NO. 252;vaV ,
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Raids Made as Preludes to Ad
vance on This Position in
IN MANY BATTLES
One Drops Bombs Along the
Rhine Entente Makes Of
fer For' Greece's Help in the
War Venizelos Taking a
Appently the Franco-Britis
forres on the Somme are preparing to
close their grip on Combles. . Last
night the French war office 'reported
the capture of a small fortified posi
tion and some trench sections close
to rotables and today it announces
that Frem-h raiders have penetrated
to th? head of the town. Such raid
ing operations commonly are only pre
ludes to a more comprehensive and
forceful movement. On the ' French
front ?outh of Somme the-artillery ac
tivity is probably in preparation for
Airmen on both the, French, and
British sides have been busy. Yester
day, French aviators took part on 66
aerial engagements, in which four
German machines were shot down.
British naval aeroplanes raided im
portant German aviation stations ,In
Belgium, inflicting notable damage up
on the aerodrome at St. Denis ,We
trem, according; to the British official
report. - '
A French aviator has visited the
Rhine region and dropped bombs in
Paiatinat and iA Manjeln, jrhrk
Paris reports large damage and sever
al explosions. - '
The Greek situation continues com
plexed. Athens reports that definite
proposals have been made by the en
tente, the acceptaince of wjncb would
insure the entry of Greece info the war
Former Premier Venizelos is quoted
as naving aeciarea mac u guyerauiem
control by the "court party" does not
m the nation itself "will defend its tal for crippled iidren if the South
own interest. , ern sociological congress now in ses
The revolutionary fever is reported sion here can raise sufflcient fends to
as spreading, but the munity on one erect tne bandings and get the move
ot the Greek ships, the Averoff, is de- ment started
clared to have been quelled.
NO STORM INSIGHT
FOR NEXT WEEK
Washington, Sept. 23. Generally
fair weather and moderate tempera
tures will prevail in the Southeastern
States during the week beginning to
morrow, according to the weather
bureau's weekly forecast issued to
day. There are no indications of a dis
turbance in the West Indies. -
NO JOINT SESSION OF
New London, Conn., Sept. 23. No
joint meeting of the Mexican-Amen-j
tan commission was held nere toaay.
Secretary Lane and Judge Grey, of
the American commissioners, had
Planned a cruise and the other mem
bers of the body are in New York and
BULLET INTO CLERK
Norfolk, Va., Sept. 23. Falling '
from a pigeon-hole in a case Qf -un-j
claimed letters, in the local post-'
ofiire, a loaded pistol, which had been
&fnt through the mail, exploded, and
Nie bullet lodged in the flesh of J. G.
Epi'ges!j, a postal clerk.
MUTINY ON GREEK SHIP.
London. Sept. 23. Athens is
still hearing runiors that 300 men
of the crew of the cruiser,
Aver-off. have mutined, according
u a dispatch to the Exchange
TeiPgraph company. The report
Ka.vs the remainder of the crew
' ami a detachment of ; marines
wore sent away in boats. The
other ships of the fleet are said
to have quelled the mutiny.
The Averoff is an armored
Tuiser built in March 1910 and
carries a crew of 550 men. -
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Several Counties Around Dur
ham Will beThQTQUghly
Durham, Sept.. 23 Many automo
biles on which were attached, banners
telling of what advantage it. would be
to-4hj6farraer to market hts tobacco
in Durham left town this morning for
a full day trip throughout this and
the surrounding counties. :- -
A atop will be madeat every town
and .Tillage reached and short talks
will be made by the members 'of the
party who are traveling.
A scout car went. out Thursday and
mapped ' out the route that is today
being followed by the larger body of
coxa and the route includes a, num
ber of prominent towns in the vicin
ity that are in the h?bit of sending
only part of their tobacco crop to
Durham for market.
It is thought that the trip will
prove a remarkable success and in
duce numbers of those Nwha- have
heretofore1 been trading elsewhere to
come here. The signs that are on the
cars are catchUj-worded and fully ex
plain the advantages, that this market
Mrs. Bigelov tfford, of Hot
Springs, Will Dqnate Site
in Western Carolina
Winston-Salem, Sept. 23 North
p.ni;n mav ,0 man. nani.
Mrs. Bigelow Sta5ird, Hot Springs,
who is attending the congress has
offered, a site in Western North Caro
lina for the home if the Congress will
erect the buildings and get the move
ment on the road to success. Just
what action the Congress will take is
not yet known.
TO THE T
Mrs. Stephens, Whose Hus
band Committed Suicide,
Died This Morning -
(By R. M. Norment.)
Lumberton, N. C, Sept. 23 Mrs.
R. M. N, Stephens, who has been in
failing health for some time, died here
this morning. Mrs. Stephens was be
fore marriage Miss Lina Thompson
and at the time of her death was 57
years old. .
She is survived by one son, Rex
ford Stephens; a daughter, Mrs. H. M.
Hartley, and an adopted daughter,
Mrg paxton McNeill,
The funeral services will be held
from the residence Sunday afternoon
Mr. Stephens, whose mind became
unbalanced through worry over the
hopeless condition of, his wife, took
his own life Wednesday night.
ON STOCK EXCHANUfc.
New York, Sept. 23. For a week
Lend the market today, for its two-hour J
session, was prbbably without paral
lel Trading in the first hour amount
ed to more than a half million shares,
with no diminution with the approach
of the close.
There were a number of spectacfr
lar features, but all were eclipsed by
a further sensational rise in United
States Steel, which teche4 ,'117 1-2,
a new record, shortly after 11 o'clock.
Other leaders rose ., to highest
prices in their history, notably the
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Left to right:
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Here are three of the men who, with others, were arrested in Chicago as members of the alleged black
mailing gang, which is believed to have forced a number! of wealthy persons from coast to coast to give up
morO than a million dollars within the last few years.
Woodward, the supposed leader of the - can, surrendered to-th Florin. nntwiHo i rut h .k
oeenieased m 12,300 bail. Bland,
been released as; a result of Mrs. Regina Kipper's failure trfidentify them a's
was jtianappea. irvm is being held
. G. I CLOSES
Approved Plans to Make Big
Charlotte, N. C, Sept. 23. The con
ference of . the employed officers of the
Young Men's Christian Association
that was in session here Thursday
andFridiy has eome to a close. The
meeting endorsed the movement of the
general xnvBnticnrffaTwas held nr
AtlantlcCity in which an expenditure
of $4,500,000 will be spent on the vari
ous Y. M..C. A. works throughout the
world. A part of this sum will go to
ward industrial work in the south and
.special work will be carried on among
the troops on the Mexican border.
According to a report read at one of
the sessions the association has al
ready founded a number of schools on
the border line that are being well at
tended. TOBACCO SALES
Craven- County Has Highest
Market in State School
Helped Flood Sufferers.
New Bern. Sept. 23 The Sun-
Journaj this morning turned over to
Mr. ,T.A. Uzzell, who is in charge of
the work of soliciting funds here for
the flood sufferers in Western North
Carolina, $63.72, this amount having
been secured by the paper from the
citizens of New Bern and the sur
The last contribution made to the
Sun-Journal came yesterday from the
Beech Grove Sunday School. This
school Sent in $8.55. Altogether New
Bernians contributed more than $100
for these flood victims.
Sales- amounting to 50,000 pounds
on the local market and about 25,000
pounds on the market at Vanceboro,
were made today, bringing to a close
one of, the most successful weeks
since the opening of the tobacco sea
son in this county
The prices which have been paid
in Craven county this week for to
bacco probably exceed' any paid in
the State. Some of it has sold as
high as 75 cents per pound and the
average price has been more than 20
The farmers are well pleased with
the treatment they have received in
Craven county and will, without
doubt; ' bring the remainder of their
weed here. H
After an illness extending over a
period 6T -Several weeks Mrs. Isabelle
Barrow, whose home is at No. 231-2
Orange street, this city, died at 5
o'clock this morning. i
. The v 'funeral service will be con
ducted from the late residence tomor
row moraing by Rev. W. A. Cade, pas
tor of -the Riverside Methodist church
and the interment will be made in
Cedar Grove cemetery. '
Mrs.-Barrow is survived by one sis
ter, ;Mrs. Sarah Oxley,' of this city,1
and two" daughters.
FINE NEW BERN
II .... . 1 ?
i! i"w5fe ill if i
iJ I WU J II A-M- - w
Georae Irvin. H. OS WaarfwarH anri
together with Mrs. tEd Ward " Unnahn p
for a further hearine.i . v.
TV T - --
to Have ConfeinedMpre
Booze Than JveryBefbre
New Bern, Sept. 3. Jim Smithy a
desperate negro, was placed under
arrest at Dover yesterday, afernbon
by Chief of Ppjice, Rquse ar charge
of-having broken" into had robbed the
home of another negro hi that section.
The . officer feared-i that he; was go-l
ihg -tdV'ei'eaMe wH$ The itfana
in order to prevent this he securely
tied him up and brought him down to
New Bern and placed him in the
Another man was implicated in the
robbery with Smith and the police in
this section are now endeavoring to
The excursion train which the Nor
folk Southern Railway Company on
Tuesday operated to Norfolk from
points along its line made its return
trip yesterday, carrying what is said
i to have been the largest amount of
whiskey ever carried out of that city
on one train.
A well-known man who is in a po
sition to know of what he is speaking
declared that there were between
seven and eight thousand quarts of
liquor on the train when it left Nor
folk and that there were four thou
sand or more quarts on it when--it ar
rived in this city. He estimates that
between twenty-five hundred and two
thousand dollars were spent for
liquid refreshments by the excur
When the train reached New Bern
it had about the drunkenest bunch of
passengers on it that have ever been
brought into New Bern and had 1 it
not been for the fact that the entire
police force was on the scene- there
would doubtless have been trouble
and the officers drew a breath of re.
lief when the train had pulled out
from the passenger station bound to
Fifty years ago yesterday New Bern
was almost completely destroyed ' by
fire, two entire blocks being obliter
ated and a number of other buildings
being burned down.
The blaze was believed to have
been started by an incendiary and
every, effort . was made to apprehend
him, but this was never - done. . , .
The damage done by? the big fire
was estimated at $250,000 and . only
$73,000 insurance was carried. .
Onslow Democracy Greatly
Disappointed Over. Cancel -lation'of
(By M Z ML Capps.)
Jacksonville, NJ, C.,j Sept.- 23 On
slow Democracy "jwas' disappointed to
day when 'Cameron Morrison failed to
appear for his speech.
Mr. Morrison notlfieid .the Jocal com
mittee this meaning ihat he; was taken
suddenly ill and could not; come. Ef
forts will be made to have him speak
LIQUOR SPECIAL '
COULDN'T . SPEAK
i hi Mi i i n 1 vf n ir i vi'JVTBiinMmnMMW
Mrc Pranfoa fhonmon rhde
members of the gang by which she
In Many Places Route Has
Been Slightly Change Avoid
Charlotte, Sept. 23. Mr. R. G. Han
ison, Jr., industrial and immigration
agent for the -Southern Railway, is in
the city and has stated that, the work
of replacing the tracks of the railroad
that were destroyed in the .July floods
is moving forward rapidly and that
be Completed in; a few
j weeks. In some places the route has
j been changed, slightly in order to
avoid the danger o the tracks being
j swept , away a second time by the in-
rush Pf waters,
Mayor KUpatrick has appointed Dr.
Meyer Hunter and DrfJohn Ashe to
represen Charlotte at the , seventh
annual meeting of the American Asso
ciation for the Prevention of Infant
Mortality, which will meet-in Milwau
kee. The meeting is considered a
very important one and the major
portion of the sessions, it is thought,
will be taken, up with a discussion of
infantile paralysis and a study of the
best ways of prevention...
Many pedple attended the address
that former Governor Robert B. Glenn
delivered in the Court House Wednes
day night and the court- room as well
as the lobby was filled to overflow
ing., "The ex-Governor spoke at some
length, but at all times kept the in
terest, of his audience and handled the
subject of "By Their Fruits Ye Shall
Know Them," in a most masterful
Speaker and Chase Continue
1 he big Batsmen- Cobb
: -Big Batsmen- C
Has Two Records
Chicago, 111., Sept. 23. Individual
records of baseball players hv ': the
major leagHe follow :
Leading Batsmen American.
Speaker, of Cleveland, .391; National,
Chase, of Cincinnati, .330.
Leading Home Run Hitters Amer
ican, Baker and Pipp, of New York,
tied with 10 each; National, Williams,
of Chicago; 12.
Leaders in Total Bases American,
Jackson, of Chicago, 281; National,
Wheat, of Brooklyn, 256. ;
: Leading Base Stealers 'American,
Cobb, of Detroit, 60; National, Carey,
of Pittsburgh, 52. N
Leaders in Runs Scored American,
Cobb, of Detroit. 103 ; Nationals Burns,
of New York, 92. ;:. .;pv
Leading Pitchers for 24 games re:
American, Cullup, of New York, and
National, Hughes, of Boston. ' . I
INJURED LAD DIED
TODAY IN LUMBERTON
Lumberton, N. C, Sept. ,23 Sam
uel McDonald, aged 17, . whose skull
was fractured- by a- falling limb; Thurs
day afternoon, r diedjh-is morning; at a
Will Have Influence on Agri
culture in The United
, El Paso, Texas, Sept. 23. Three
important events of an international-
character that will have a direct and
lasting influence on the agriculture of
the United States will be held here
from October 14 to 19, inclusive. They
are: The International Irrigation Con
gress, the International Farm Con
gress and the International Soil Prod
ucts Exposition, which lasts until Oc
In connection with these meetings
there will be the dedication on Octo
ber 14 by President Wilson of the
great Elephant Butte Dam, one of the
greatest irrigation structures and pro
jects in the world. Immediately after
these ceremonies, which are to take
place at the dam, President Wilson
comes to El Paso where he probably
will speak at the congress that night.
This will be the twenty-third an
nual meeting of the International Ir
rigation Congress and it will be the
second time that it has met here. The
tentative program begins with the
dedication of the Elephant Butte Dam.
The congress has before it for dis-1
cussion many important subjects re
garding irrigation in both the United
States and Mexico. It isp probable
that one of the meetings will be held
across the International border at
Juarez, Mexico. :
Alt of the foreign countries . have
been invited to send delegates, but
owing to disturbed conditions in Eu
rope it is not believed likely - that
many delegates' from there will par
ticipate. From other countries, es
pecially . the Western Hemisphere,
usually large delegations take part In
the meetings and it is believed that
this ; year's congress will not prove
In its discussions the congress will
give much attention to irrigation dis
tricts practices, legislation and en
gineering. Two of the important oneS
tionsfIahhdrffr'h rural credits and markets and "mar.
keting. The rural credits discussions
are regarded of special importance in
view of the recent passage of th9
Federal Farm Loan Bank Act and,
the present efforts of tjie Farm Loan
Board in districting the country and
establishing the proposed farm loan
"The work of the Irrigation Con
gress," says Arthur Hooker, secre
tary, "with respect to colonization
and land settlement, irrigation meth
ods and results, and irrigation
finances, is to be continued and broad'
ened at the El Paso meetings. The
real aim of the congress is well. ex
pressed in its motto, 'Make Easy the
Path of the Home Builder.'"
Besides President Wilson, many
prominent men, leaders in the agri
cultural and irrigation extension
movement, are to take part in the
congress. Among them probably will
be the following:
Franklin P. Lane, Secretary of the
Interior; David F. Houston, Secretary
of Agriculture; W. R. Motherwell,
Minister of Agriculture of Canada;
Geo." P. Hunt Governor of Arizona;
Hiram U. Johnson, Governor of Cal
ifornia; Geo. A. Carlson, Governor of
Colorado; E. M. Amnions, ex-Governor
of Colorado; Moses Alexander,
Governor of Idaho; Arthur Capper,
Governor of Kansas; S. O. V. Stew
art, Governor of Montana; William
C. McDonald, Governor of New Mex
ico; R. S. Williams, Governor of Ok
lahoma; Frank M. .Byrne, Governor
rtf QnntVi TVitrtto Tamaa IT? T7ot-cni
son, Governor of Utah ; J. B. Ken-
drick, Governor of Wyoming; Ernest
Lister, Governor of Washington, and
Dr. T. N. Carver; of Harvard Univer
sity. The International Farm Congress
concerns itself chiefly with dry-farming
methods. In connection with the
congress and under the management
of the officers is. to be held the In
ternational Soil Products Exposition
where are tcf be agricultural exhibits
from the United States Government,
many of the individual States and
foreign governments. It is under
stood that even some of the warring
nations of Europe will not be unrep
resented this year -
STEAMER UP IN NEW
Portland, Me., Sept. 23. -The Eastr
ern Steamship Company's steamer, i
Bay State, bound rrom Boston v to 1
Portland, went ashore on Halycomb j
Rock, just, off the tip of Cape Eliza- '
beth, during the heavy i: fog today.
The 250 passengers were taken : offi
in . lifeboats.
The steamer lies high and dry in!
a dangerous position. The , sixty
members of the . crew . remain aboard
the vessel. ' .
0? CIABT ST IE : ' ,
Three-Quarters of Million Men
Likely to Ouit Work Next-
LEADERS ISSUE ' I
CALL TO UNIONS
Incensed Over Action by May
or Mitchel and Declare New
York '' Dominated by ' ,;.
New York, Sept. 23. Trade unions f
in this city and m Westchester coun
ty today began voting on the questions
of ratifying the action of the eighty
delegates who yesterday called for a
"general suspension of work" next .
Wednesday morning. The labor heads
appealed to all union laborers to stay
a home until the traction companies
make it possible to ride on street cars
without offense to their union alle-
It is asserted that no such action . ,
heretofore has been taken by trade
unions of this country, nor has a strike "j
involving so many trades ever" been ,
called. Its maximum effect calls from,
work 750,000 men and women; ,
Leaders 1 in the movement refraini :
from calling it; a sympathetic strike. '
They declare that many unions al .
ready have ratified their recommenda'
tion and that any union man who doea
not quit work Wednesday will be de
nounced as, a r traitor. To what extent
they . expect unions to respond to the '
suspension call they would not dis-
close r '
The call for the walk-out is based on -the
agreement that men affiliated with.
unions cannot , ride ; to their employ- -merit
on cars nanned by non
union .conductors.' or ; motormen an
iiuer;proteeti(n police,". Tuer "
statement Issued by the leaders" Indh
cate they are incensed by Mayon
MitcheFs' ..warning ' that ha
stood ready to use the military power
to suppress " violence and that they
consider the city to be dominated by
the traction interests.
BOSTON AND BROOKLYN
LEADING FOR PENNANTS
Chicago, Sept. 23. Boston main
tains its lead l of two and one half
games over Chicago with Detroit be
ing onejialf game behind (Jhicago in
the race for the American League hon
ors. All three leaders won their"
games yesterday and there was no
change in the relative standing.
In the National League Brooklyn is
entrenched in first place two and one
half gamqs in front of Philadelphia
and five and one half games ahead of
Boston. Brooklyn and Philadelphia
each have, thirteen games to play and
Boston has seventeen.
1 -1 J-!'-U
Ske Had to Have
in broad daylight, ahd in the
presence of a great crowd, of
men and women. A beautiful
old face it was, too, that for
years has been, looked up 'to',-:
by millions of busy people. ?
They scrubbed and scraped ;
and cleaned for a whole day
that good old face of the ola
Trinity church clock,1 In the
- steeple about one hundred
feet" above the" green plot at
Wall street and. -? Broadway,
New York. -
To many of us the well .'.
known buildings in New York
are like huge , clocks. A
They, keep many people
busy to keep their faces clean. .
Each has on its four sides
a four-square dial which must'
mark the changing seasdns, .
like The Dispatch they tell us
of the newest fashions, the
. right standard of ; Improved ; j
- retailing In the interest of
the buyers as well as the sell-
ers-- '- -...'-.;-,;;.:-
Confer. ' '