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In Service of France Former!
Tar Heel Died While Fight
ing On High
SHOT IN THE HEAD
Had Daringly Engaged a Ger
man Taube on The Alsace
Front One of The ' Most
Noted of All War Aviators
arrcj Had Been Many Times
Taris. Sept. 23. Kiffin Rockwell,
thp Atlanta aviator, attached to the
AnifTirTin squadron, was snot aeaa
this morning at 10 o'clock in the course
of an air battle on the Alsac? front.
Rockwell rose at 8:30 o'clcock, alone
in hi machine.and fearlessly attacked
a fierman Taube. He succeeded in
emptying tne magazine or nis rapid
firr with accurate aim, but whl'.o
turning to encircle his opponent he.
received a bullet in the head and drop
ped like a stone. Death was instan
tenous. The body was taken with all
honors to a military hospital. The
funeral will take place Monday.
' Meanwhil? the aviator's brother
Paul, was advised telegraphically of
Rockwell's death. He will go to Al
sace tomorrow, accompanied by Wil
liam Thaw, who is in Paris on a fur
lough. Rockwell's death is a great ldss to
the French military aviation, it was
stated at the war office tonight that
hp was one of the most brilliant avia-
tors in action since outbreak of the,
Rockwell was twlpL5gntioned?anfantry attacks were made. - Both
In the Admiralty dispatches and had
been awarded the war-cross and a
military medal. He was about to be
pronioted to the rank of Lieutenant.
Four months ago .Rockwell was
wounded in the face. He returned to
the front immediately upon his re
covery. He was credit3d with having
brought down many German war
planes. Formerly Of Ashevilla.
Atlanta. Sept. 23. Kiffin Rockwell, j
formerly of Asheville. N. C, and At-j
lanta, killed today in France wasj
well known here. Rockwell and his
Li other, Paul, were Atlanta newspaper
men until the outbreak of the war,
wh?n they joined the French foreign
lpgion . Both have had a distinguished
Effin became one of the most fear
less aviators of- the corps. In his
first teal tight he brought down a Ger-J
man aeroplane, after chasing the Ger
man for miles, manipulating his flier,
with one hand and his machine gun
with the other. He escaped unhurt.
Son of Baptist Divine.
Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 23. Kiffin
itockwell was the son of a Baptist
minister, who died at Newport, Tenii.,
when Kiffin was a small boy.
mother, Dr. Lula Rockwell, after
wards studied medicine and located
ith Dr. Meacham at Asheville, N. C.
The Hockjwell brothers went to
France, leaving their mother under
the impression that they Were going
as the representative of an Atlanta
TIFT AND TEDDY
TO BURY HATCHET
Will Appear On Same Plat
form at Big Meeting In
Xew York, Sept. 22 Colonel
Tlit-rxlnrp Rnnaevplt and Wm. HOW-
&r) Taft, the only two living ex-J
''residents, are going to patch up
"iir historical differences and .shaken
hands and be friends once more.
niey are going to. ao ll on me
-vening of October 3 at the Union
'-''ague Club In this city! Both men
have accepted invitations to be pres
at a reception 40 be given them
thai night and have agreed to call
ff their long-standing feud.
BOLL WEEVIL FOUND
IN GEORGIA COUNTY
Augusta. Ga., Sept 23. The bo?l
' (vii has been discovered in Burke
(fJ'inty. It was thought, the weevil
Would not reach the district "tor two'
Sharp Offensive Aimed to
Stop the Rtish-on Kovel
Bulgarians Succeed In Stop
ping the Serbians Russo
Rumanians Turn On
London, Sept. 23. The new Ger
!rn offensive in Russia, aimed at
stopping the drive on Kovel and Lem
berg, appears to have begun.
What is believed to have been the
opening attack in the expected new
drive was launched yesterday south
of Narotock Lak, east of Wilna. It
was ushered in by the emission of
quantities of gas and followed by
violent infantry assault ift dense
masses. The Russian war office this
afternoon asserted that the Teutons
were driven back on the wbole line
Further to the , south, near the rail
way intersection' at Baronpvitchi, the
liberated gas, but no
'--off ensive operations arer believed to
usher in a drive against Minsk, the
important railroad city west of Wil-
na, which von HindehburW tried vain
ly to reach in his drive last fall.
The German war office reports the
repulse of strong Russian attacks
near Koritntza, southeast of Vladi-mir-Volynski.
The fighting in the
Carpathians is reported by Berlin to
Vienna tonight announced official
ly that the .Roumanians were driven
back south xt Dorna Vatra, in the
wooded Carpathians, in a counter at
tack. The Bulgarian t right" wing in Mace
donia has stopped the Serbian offen
sive, temporarily at least, and has
begun a counter offensive in which
during the last 24 hours soma
trenches were recaptured.
The Russo-Rumanian army, in the
Dobrudja, has turned and resumed
the offensive against Field Marshal
von Mackensen's German, Bulgarian
and Turkish forces, south of the
Czernawoda-Constahza line. The Ger
man war office this afternoon report
ed that the invading army has been
attacked both on the Danube and
Toprosari, 14 miles southeast of Con-
stanza. The attacks were repuisea,
it is added.
Sofia officially announced today
that about 20,0000 Rumanians at
tacked the Bulgar forces Thursday,
but were repulsed
Unofficial dispatches assert that
Mackensen s army is in revrtsat uu
that the German commanaer naa
abandoned the Danube fortress 01
The reports are discredited here
by military experts, as are rumors of
Mackensen's army being "encircled."
Critics point out that the strategic
position of the Bulgar-Turko-German
armies precludes such a movement
on the part of the Russo-Rumanians
at this stage of the Dobrudja battle.
No doubt is entertained here, how
ever, that the Russians and Rumai
nians have successfully checked the
advance on the Czerna wood, Con
IF YOU MISS YOUR LAUGHS
41 Some Dispatch readers will go
shy today the comic supplement
4to the Sunday Dispatch, as the
weekly shipment for today's is-
sue failed to bring all the pack-
ges and therefore several hun-
4 dred' funny sheets are missing, 4
though still being sought. In
consequence, some of The Dis- 4
patch readers will miss this sup-
plement. It is hoped that you '
4 are not one of them, but if you are
you have The Dispatch's apology, 4
and assurance that it won't hap-
pen again. , . .
Busy Lining Up Forces Fori
Giant Walk-Out in New
AS NUMBER OF MEN
Leaders Contend Over Three
Hundred Thousand Will
Quit Midweek Judge
tions Npw vnrir Son 99 rsr,i i00
for Wednesday's eeneral strike of all
union labor organizations were dis
cussed at an important conference' in
the Continental Hotel today. Thist
followed a city-wide tour by labor
leaders. Thev sminrtPfi cPntimcnt in
Individual nrcn nidation a nvar tVioin
ij n'j ,
nciiuu r i iua.y in ordering a general J
walkout. Estimates of the labor 1
leaders ranged from 60,000 to 400,000,
of the number of men that will parti
cipate in the strike.
Hugh Frayne , chairman of the
Greater New York labor conference,
which decided the strike, expressed
the belief that 350,000 of the 70,000
union men in New York city will go
out Wednesday morning.
Ernest Bohin, secretary of the
Central Federated Union of New
York, gave the same estimate as Mr.
Mr. Bohm announced that the union
teamsters, numbering 12,000, had vot
ed to join in the strike.
At headquarters of the Amalgamat
ed Clothing Workers Union of Amer
ica announcement was made that the
40,000 members will strike in sym
pathy with the car men.
Scores of local unions will hold
meetings tomorrow to determine the
question of participation, in the move
ment. Mr. Bohm declared that the order
for a general suspension of work in
f ympathj with the striking car men j
is aesignaieci 10 aiteci an iraaes.
"We don't propose to Injure any
firms that have been friendly to our
organizations, however. Our men
will be so instructed."
"Will the waiters go out and the
men employed in providing the food
supply to New York?" he was asked.
"They're all included," he answer
Justice Guy, of the Supreme
Court, issued an injunction today re-'f
straining ofticers of the Garment cut
ters' Association from calling out on
a strike certain members of the
union who have individual contracts
with employers. The declaration
also forbids acts of violence, threats
or intimidations. Employers con
sider the declaration of great im
portance, because it may have wide
application in connection with the
The labor conference this afternoon
issued an order placing the subways,
elevated lines and surface cars in
Manhattan and, the Bronx on the "un
fair list." Plans were formed to
picket all lines. Union men patron
izing the strikebound transit systems
will be fined from $1 to $2 for each
II EN ROUTE
Part of First Contingent For
Border Stoped Here For
En route to El Paso, Texas, to do
patrol duty along the Mexican border
for Unclie Sam, the first contigent ot . large paper mills owned ' by Speaker
of the North Carolina Troops from Sweet, of the Assembly, have been de
Camp Glenn, passed through Willing-1 stroyed as well as fifty other buildings.
A Art , , ?The loss may reach, $1,000,000. The
ton this morning, about 3:30 oclock.. aboufc 1Q oclock nignt
The train of 19 cars arrived over the and ia 8tin raging. The Syracuse fire
New Bern branch and after a short stay, department rushed aidon a special
in the city, was transferred to the I train and the men are working fran-
W.-C. & A. tracks and proceeded
train was the Ambulance
Company, Field Hospital and Troops
A. and B, cavalry, together with all
equipment, such as horses, wagons,
tentage, etc. The enlisted men were
traveling . in tourist cars and the of-j countjr officers have seized fiveau
ficers were in a Pullman car. The.tomobUV ioads of wet ? goods and
train was provided with a standard made nine arrests within the- past
kitchen car and consequently the men four days Policeman Haynie fought
will no suffer for proper food.
It Is understood from good authori
ty, that. the other three train sections,
which will conveys the First Regiment
to the border will pass through the city
Monday. The other regiments will.be
routed another way .
Raid On England Daringly
Made But Said To Have
! ONE BIG AIRSHIP
KNOWN BEEN DOWNED
Another Reported to Have
Been Brought :to. Earth
Extent of Damage Not
Known Yet .
24 (Sunday) A
iZeppelin raid on Lincolnshire, the
f eastern counties and the outskirts of;
London last night was beaten off with
serious losses to the invaders . .
One Zeppelin tras brought 'down in:
SoutheasternlUssex and another is re-
ported to have been downed on the
1 Essex COaSt. j
I An official ronnrir Jacuari Vvir GJ
- . f..
John French early this morning, says:
"Airships attacked Lincolnshire, the
eastern counties and the outskirts of
One airship was brought down 1nand though husky of voice, he wound
southeastern Essex and another is re
ported to have been downed on the
Essex coast, but this is unconfirmed.
The damage caused by the raid has
not been reported." H
An earlier reports say:
"A- number of hostile airships visit
ed the east and southeast . coast of
England. Bombs were dropped at
various places . "
LITTLE GAUD Oil
British Capture rortified Sys
tem of. ..TrencliesTrrLittle
London, Sept. 23. The capture by
the British of strongly fortified sys-
tem of trenches east of Coacelette in
the din of Bapaume, is the only out
standing event of the last 24 hours
on the Somme front. 'The advance
was made oh a front of half a mile.
Tonight's headquarters report ' from
Sir Douglas Haig says that hre troops
during the day "continued to improve
their position" south of the Ancre.
British detachments penetrating thejtitude toward things not where you
German advanced lines at several
points. On the Franco-German line3
in Picardy there was no action of con
sequence. "Violent artillery duels
raged throughout the day in the re
gions of Bouchavesnes, Belloy and
Berny villages. In ther' Vbges the
French frustrated a German attempt
to penetrate the lines south of Saint
Emarie. The final repulse of the
Teutons was preceded by bitter hand-to-hand
Three German . aeroplanes were
shot down and five others forced to
descend. Five British machines are
missing after the ' 'day's numerous
aerial combats, the statement ad
The German war office this after
noon reported the repulse of all
Frencji and British Attacks on the
Somme during the last 24 hours. A
French aviator flew 100 miles beyond
the German frontier and threw bombs
in on Ludwigshafen, where Count
Zeppelin has his personal base fortest
ing his airships, and on the city of
FIRE SWEEPING TOWN
NEAR SYRACUSE, N. Y.
Syracuse, N. Y., Sept. 24. 2 a. m.
Fire is sweeping the village of Phoenix
16 miles north of here . Already the
tically in an effort to stay the flames .
SMUGGLING BOOZE INTO
ATLANTA BY AUTOS
Atlanta, Sept. 23. After learning
that a regular system of smuggling
liquor into Atlanta by automobile,
I from Chattanooga, was in operation.
a bloodless pistol ' duel withHwo of ,
the ' blcSade - rtraneri;'?who were-cap jPaign at 'Omaha on Oct. 5, it was an
tured earthy Wednesday. The cars.nounced at democratic national head
leave Chattaiiboga go as to enter At-! quarters today. Chairman McCormick
lanta in tne n 'darkness of the early stated that this would probably be the
morning, Thousands of -dollars worth 'extreme western point on the Presi
of liquor has been smuggled." . - dent's swing about the circle."- r -
1 - I H - II Ba IB ' ' - - mm mm mm mm mm mm . mm mm mm mm mm mm H IB
Thousands Cheer Him and
Running. Mate On Same
HIS THROAT HAD
TO BE SPRAYED
Again Bitterly Attacked Wil
son's Mexican Policy and
Denounced The Eight
(By Wm. Hoster.)
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 23.-
ty five thousand PeP welcomed here
tonight the first appearance in the
campaign of Charles Hughes, Repub-
lican candidate, and Chas. Fairbanks,
his running mate, on the same plat-
. fomi .
By constant spraying and applica-
, tions of ice bags Hughes' throat was
J enabled to stand the strain to the end,
up the tour in Indiana in a whirl of
devil fire, brass banditry and enthus
iasm. Six thousand people heard the
candidate speak, in Tomlinson Hall,
where he was introduced by Mr. Fair
banks. Twice as many more attended
the overflow meeting at which Hughes
appeared and spoke briefly.
At the big meeting Hughes returned
to the Mexican attack, reading once
more the alleged instructions of Presi
dent Wilson to John Lind that Huerta
must be driven out Of Mexico. He re-
newed also his demand for the use
reason instead of force in the settle-
ment of industrial disputes, driving
home, amid cheers from his audience.
his denunciation of the Adamson 8
hour law. He got a flattering response
to his plea for a protective tariff and
a genuine ovation followed his pledge,
American ' commerce anajipnom tne:
National hondr in all parts of the
"I want splendid patriotic sentiment
in this country", he declared. "Atn-
erica cannot provide work, America
can never ba successful and prosper
if we do not have a splendid patriotic
sentiment. We are all Americans,
whatever race, whatever creed, Wher
ever we come from . Whether foreign
i born or born here, we are all here as
Americans . America means your ar-
were born or What is your race. It
is a word of the spirit, not a word of
flesh. As I stand here to say, he de
clared, that If we are going to have
America of the future realize these
great ideal . 4 1 have been talking
about. We have got to enforce Ameri
can rights throughout the world, and
"1 stand for the honor of the Am
erican flag, for firm insistence on Am
erican rights, I stand for the enforce
ment of American rights on land and
on seas, without fear, unflinchingly,
with regard to all nations, and in re
spect to American lives, American
property and American commerce".
MUST HELP FIGHT
Demand Made For Carrahza
to Consent to Co-operate
of U. S. Troops
New London, Conn., Sept. 23
General Carranza must consent to the'
co-operation of American troops f ightr
ing villa and the other bandits who
The American delegates came to
this conclusion. today . after three
weeks' discussion. Mexican envoys
have placed the entire situation before
the first chief and expect his reply,-by
Factors have convinced the Ameri
can that Carranza is utterly unable to
pacify Mexico without the military
assistance of United States. '
WILSON TO BEGIN
WESTERN TRIP OCT: 5th
New York, Sept. 23. President
Wilson begins his western special canv
tiy iv i i i.yyii i v i iy y 1 1 En
A FIERY SERPENT
ERD IN THE AIR
Graphic Description of Burn
ing of Zeppelin Over Eng
land Last Night
SET ON FIRE BY
Flame Lit The Big Airship
.Fell With a Crash to The
Ground Sky Aglow
For Many Minutes.
London, Sept. 23. A dispatch from
Essex gives-the following graphic de
scription of the destruction of a
"At midnight a Zeppelin passed
over here. We could hear the hum
ming of the engines and saw the
searchlights flickering in the sky. Ten
minutes later we saw it sroine in the
ofldirection of London. Guns were fir
ing and shells, were bursting, around
jthe airshiPj wnich disappeared north
wards. The guns suddenly ceased:
We held our breaths, expecting the
same thing to happen as at Cuff ley. -There
was silence. The Zeppelin
haL disappeared- Its etigines-were
At terv a few ininutea
heavyypm fifing was heard eastwards
and -shells were seen' bursting around
"Suddenly a red spot glowed in the
sky, the sizeNof a foot. All saw im-
i mediately that the Zeppelin was afire.
"Flames swept it back and soon it
was afire from end to end. It looked
like a fiery serpent shooting through
the sky, with red flames stabbing its
sides. Almost immediately there was
a . chorus of weird sounds coming
eastward. Steam whistles and sirens
were sounded from the river, sending
forth screams of triumphs . Thestreets
were crowded and the people were
actually dancing with happiness. It
was a pandemonium of joy.
"The Zeppelin's tail seemed to go
upwards, with its nose down . Sud
denly, amidst the ffcames, ' Its7 back
seemed to break. The Zeppelin made
a hdadlong dive to the ground, its
fiery tail oscillating. Flames lit the
sky. Within half a minute the flam
ing wreck smashed to the ground a
red furnace . The sky burned al
together about five minutes before
the monster dropped . "
Manjr nervous, irritable dis
satisfied, unhappy women
would become calm and con
tented if they would store,
throw, sell, exchange or give
away half of their belongings.
Some have even abandoned
elegant residences and taken
their families-into hotels or
boarding houses who could
have continued to keep up
their homes if, instead of giv
ing up the houses themselves,
they had done away with the
The best, safest, surest and
most economical way to rid
yourself of these useless fur
nishings is to advertise
through the columns of this
paper. One cent per word is
the cost worth a dollar.
. v j-
Felt it His Duty . In Face
Strike to Protect One Hun
dred Million People
Speaks to Delegation of Two V
Thousand at Shadow Lawn,
and Plainly Discusses Rela-
tion of Capital and Labor
Praises Federal Reserve Act.
Shadow Lane, Sept. 23,-7-President
Wilson opened his campaign here this
afternoon with a defense of the Adam
son law and praise for the Federal re- ,
serve act. The meeting was arranged
for the Business Men's League, of New .
Jersey and the attendance was ap
proximately 2,000 persons. The
President talked from the veranda of
his summer home. He said the rail-,,
soad controversy out . of which the,8
hour developed caused him much dis
tress. 1 never had franker conferences than '
I had with both, sides to this contro-,4
versy, he declared. "When I saw
there was no chance . fyor an agrees
meht I felt it my duty to the 100,
000,000 people of this country to intern
fere. ' v '
"I saw there was one side that was!,
arbitrable; another side that waa not.
arbitrable. I do not consider the
people of the 8-hour day arbitrable. ,
"The railroad executives wanted to
know how they were to meet. extra bur
den in wages . When they asked tot.
legislation -which would, protect them T
through increased freight- rates I; was ,
willing to arbitrate that point- by ap
pointing a f air ? commission, to ; obseryif .
tlie'.law.'.1n'v bpemitdn;and''repbrt..M' . I
The preamble to the speech .was dis4
cussion of the relation between capita!
and labor and was considered by many.
to be a direct appeal for the labor)
vote in November.
To give emphasis to the main points
in his talk the President repeatedly,
pounded with clinched hands a small
table before him. At np time did he
mention Hhe Republicans or Mr.-
Hughes. He was believed to be an-,
swering the charge made by Mr.-,
Hughes that the labor unions had forc
ed the Democratic congress and the .
chief executive to concede their,, de-.
mands when he said:
"When men "say we must not let
any organization interfere with the
interest of society I answer 'Amen.'
At another point he said: 'It is the
duty of the government to see that no
other organization grows stronger than .
itself." t , '
Another telling point was made when
the President said: v
"America will never say to men:
'You must work whether you want to-
Mr. Wilson said he recognized thev
business interests of the country in
having a law like the Federal reserve
s "We are now out in the open as com-v
petitors for the competency of the ;
world," he said. The sentence which
followed. was an answer to ,Mr. Hughes j
charge that current law is faulty and
dangerous. Mr. Wilson said: "Re-,
action in this matter would ; shut us
up like a province. To turn back now ,
would be craven ."
W. Parkhurst Runyan, chairman of
the National Business Men's League, .
introduced the President. .. Mr.-Runy-on
said: ' "m
"We wish to acknowledge, our. appre--ciation.of
the constructive liegislation t
President Wilson has given us . It is
reasonable for the wave of prosperity
we are now enjoying, and he has kept
us out of war." '
The .last statement by Mr. Runyan
was applauded for several minutes.
The President said : v (
"I need not tell you what a. sense,
of gratification it gives me that you
should come bearing this generous ;
message which I have just heard from
your chaifman. - There is a 'sense ini
which the business men of America
represent , America, because America ;
has devoted herself time out of. mind'
to the arts, and achievements of peace '
and', business ; and the . organization .
of the engeries of peace." '
"There have been times when if
looked as if Americans were interested
in only herself but in these recent '
years American business . men have 4
seen how the markets of the. world
were , waiting for their, service and as -they
have sought and - obtained en-,
trance into these markets a new vision ,
has come to them f what ttie develop-
ment of the resources of "America
means; of what the organization of;
American efficiency means; of why 'V
(Continued on page eight.) '