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OL. XXI. NO. 255;
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Allies Reaching The Climax
of a Long and Vigorous
FIGHT FOR COMBLES
OF MANY WEEKS
Town An Important Strategic
One and Had Long Hinder
ed The Allies' QffensiVe
Gcrmans Attack Meanwhile
ENTER TOWN OF COMBLES.
Lomlou, Sept. 26. The . Brit--
i;h ha vi -entered the town of 4?
H'oniblis on the -western front
and up1 avercomlng the resist- w
aute of the Germans. , . -X-
CituihJcs.'a town of 2,000 in-
' habitants, will be of material
assistance to the 'Allies. It was
valuable to tht? - Germans only w
that it hampered the freedom of
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British and Freiich troops today
reached (.'ombles. on :the $omme( if
front, after having surrounded the
pte'i! iu a struggle 'of ''many t'weeka
and are fighting for the complete oc
cupation. At the front the British troops have
fought their way into the place un
der the tort, having reached the
town's edge and have penetrated the
cemetery. In addition they have fur
ther -flricil tln nnpniiiir lft in Cnm-
Me? by the Freigecourt attack Sat-! -a
The fumbles position while in the
bands of inn Germans " has always
been a serious hindrance to the Allies'
fffpn'.il'l' Itu alimliKitinn eaDmwl I
imminent after yesterday's thrust by
the Franco British "forces, which car-
rie'l thom to Norvel, on one side, and
to Freigeeourt. on the other. j
. "hile the battle on the Somme J
front whs At it htiVht tho flfirmanal
attacked the front lines at Vcrdun.j
Paris announces that the French guns
were effeetive in the assault. "
Fifteen thousand prisoners, taken i
in the fighting on the Somme. have
been counted, and much war mate-
ria' has been captured, is the report"
o the BritisIPwar office today.
A Great -Bay for Allies. ;
British Frmt ffn Vranrftl. SeDt.l
--This has-been a great day fr;C
srcttefl0'?enCh JrceS- Fr rnt
sP'ctdcle of an observer it was-tne j
toost splendid attack made'by 'thej
allied forces since the beginning of
we great offeusive. Tonight the Brit-
m are one
3-half mile north of Norvel i
, .. 1 '
"'I have advanced their lines to the
av"aKe depth of.100 yards.
The French have stormed Rancourt
ar"l ha misheri ihc lin nf-t.Ke-.lit-
Freigcourt, a mile east ot,
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Sh'--Hs ,r, fi,. .um -irht nf 'the i
otiated Press correspondent.
fcrlin Admits This Capture I
"ut Otherwise Declares J seven years agd,
The Enemy Repulsed . L
B;'1'. Sept. 26.-pSuccess was
hieved by the AngtoFrench forces
tu Somme last night, says an. offi
c'al lisPatch from the War Depart
"fent today. - . ;; ' ' "
Rumanian frooDS have occupied
lights on both sides of the rBal-4
Sdl1 pass, in Transylvania. - The Ger
an troops repulsed all ; Rumanian
tatks. but were withdrawn accprd
n? to army orders! - - ' '
Je Russian troops ' made several
against the Austro-German
"on near Manaiow. in Galicla, but
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Coffee Compainy Officials Tells
How Blackmailers Wbrked
Chicago Sept. 26. Edward P.
West, vice-president of the Great Tea
and Coffee Company, of New York and
Chicago, today admitted that he is the
"Robert Wesley," who was surprised in
a New York hotel with "Alice Wil
liams oy representatives of a band
or men wno represented themselves
.o be Federal officials. He stated that
he paid the men $12,500 in cash, in!
return for their promise to keep the
West said: "The language and the
manner of the n&ti would deceive
anyone . " He also said that the women
proposed the trip to him.
"On May 9, we reached New York,
and went to the Ansonia Hotel. At
an uncanny hour two '"men arrived
with Federal warrants and fought ; their
way into my room.1 Thewftnen be
came hysterical; She skid fche was a
convent-bred girl and that her parents
would commit suicide if they learned
of her disgrace. 1 paid them $12,500,"
he said. - - 'I v
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w Morehead City, Sept. 26. The
ss- Second Regiment, North Carolina
, National Guard, entrained here, w
-X- early this morning for border 4r
3 duty at El Paso.
RAIN GREETED HIM
IN OHIO TODAY
Toledo, Ohio, Sept. 26. Charles E.
Hughes reached Toledo in a pouring
tain today. He made several short
speeches in a large auditorium and
left at 3 o'clock for Cleveland,
F. AyersNoW Wanted For
Alleged Disposal of Mort-
& . .
Raleigh.' N. ,C, Sept. 23 Elias Carr,
former secretary to the State Board
. '.! ....u..n 1- ryitir-iv ill nt-tTlP
'of Agriculture, is' critically ill at-the
1 residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. N.
Hutt in West Raleigh.
. ' Mr. Carr came here last week to
Jth profeggor Hutt who is
Carr came to see a- physician ana
j while hereWhe third stroke of paralys
is put him in desperate condition.
Mrs . Carr came here this afternoon
from Bracebridge- Hall, their Edge
combe county home, and found him
slightly improved. He is the only
living son of the late Elias Carr who
nf North Carolina from
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1893 to 1897. The condition' of Mr.
Carr's health made necessary his re
signation from the board of agricul-
i -U .v. i.V. ha'.lmH florvPft as SP.C-
tar v gince the death ofT. K, Bruner
reauisition upon New York for C. F
Ayers, of MeckleiibuTg county, who is
wanted - in the . State' for "disposing of
mortgaged property. V-
The Farmville Brick and Ice Com
pany was chartered today with author
ized capital of $40,000. The sub
scribers are R. E. Belcher and W. 'K.
Humphrey, of Farmville,-and F S. B.
Harper of Winston,
- The Metropolitan Grand Opera Fes
tival of "Charlotte, with $500 of Jts
125,000 capital paid in was chartered
today by C. A. Bland, A. d. Draper,
Van Landingham, Z. V. Jaylor and
David Owens, of Charlotte.
Reward Offered For Capture
of Boy Alleged to Have
Raleigh, Sept. 26 Sheriff Sears
has chased Arthur Fowler, alleged
murderer of John Thornton, both col
ored, since late Sunday afternoon,
when Fowler, standing in one auto-
rnobile, shot Tnornton
to death as
Thornton drove the other.
The homicide occurred ten miles
from Raleigh near a public baptizing
to which Thornton, who runs an auto
mobile, was carrying people. Fowler,
who is a brat of only 17, was stand
ing on the running board of another
machine, occupants of Thornton's car
said, and without a word fired into
the driver, who died immediately.
Sheriff Sears is offering a reward
of; $50 for the capture of the boy who
escaped without . difficulty and was
still ? unsighted today.
Treasurer B. R.'Lacy was in his of
fice again today, but is still far from
recovery. . He has been absent sev
eral weeks for. the larger part, suf
fering from . asthma which does not
appear to , Improve. Mr. Lacy had
hoped to enter, the campaign but may
iihttdf ifcMee9OTy An journey- to -Arr-1
zona in quest of health.
Corporation Commissioner W. T.
Lee has returned from the West and
was in his office today, after settling
some: disputes for his department in
the "uper country, Mr. Lee is quite
pleased with the "prospects for an in
creased Democratic majority in his
part of the country. He does not
think the reassessment will cost
many votes, where- the party makes
a vigorous defense of its .action in
providing revenues. NJ
till Trying Franks Case.
Judge Bond upon his return from
Edenton yesterday resumed the
LranKs case 111 wmc" JaP TanKs is
defendant ' upon a charge of stealing
about 800 pounds of meat from his
brother, J. H. Franks.
Jap Franks took the stand and re
sumed his testimony which is being
offered to 'controvert the charge of
the State-- He is not ' indicted for
burning his brother's crib and smoke
house,; hut these were incidents to the
destruction of the larder. J. H.
Franks declared that he had set a
trap for a negro who participated in
the theft of. the meat and the fellow
implicated the brother and two blacks
besides the one who turned State's
The Franks boys are well to do but
habitually "law" each other, it is said.
They hare inherited valuable propx
erty which did not make for peace.
Their scrap over the meat has ar
rayed the Vhole family on one side
or the other. The case will in all
probability be concluded Tuesday.
Iu the Suprene Court (this week
the case of Pate vs. Johnson, in
which "the title to the Democratic
nomination for the House of Repre
sentatives .'will be argued.
B. H Pate is contesting the award
of the nomination to K. B. Johnson.
The t w6 running" from the samt sec
Uon and upon different factional tick
ets, are makin gtheir fourth fight.'
Johnson won by 60-odd votes, but it
was, a plurality and the board of elec
tions, ordered a new primary. John
son did not go in and Pate received
a big ote. Judge BoncHheld that
Pate slet on his rights in not giving
notice of contest.
- VOTED FOR WESCOTT
, Princeton, N. J., Sept. 26. Presi
dehf !Witson xQame to his old home , to
vote .in the' New Jersey Democratic
primaries." He motored from Shadow
Lawn andremained only long enough
to cast .his -ballot. ' '
The President is 'understood to
have favored Attorney-General Wes
coU fdrS Senator over Senator Di&r
tine, Jbut- hedid not make,-public the
way h' voted.
Sequel to Findiog of Judge's
Body in Rivet; and Two
cides Birmingham. Ala.,Sept. 26 David
D. Overton, form ei circuit court clerk
of Madison county, wanted here for
the murder of foraer Circuit Judge
Samuel Lawler, in? Huntsville, on
June 14. last,, was arrested by deteo-r
tives at Smithfield, Tenn., it -,vas an-
n'ounced here today.
Overton had been missing frdm
home since the 17th of June, when i
.t. . ,.j t-.. A
near the Tennessee river.
Within the same week that Judge
Lawler was murdered Huntsville was That attention will be given by the
the scene of two suicides growing .. . . .
t u . i r-t ci". ..... Democratic press is hardly-to be doubt
out of the murder. The State militia; .
was called, out and remained twoed- Good reasons have been furnislied
weeks. j by good Democrats for not discussing
Three days after the finding of thejit- rt the campaign potentiality of the
body of Judge Lawler, Shelby Pleas-1 Willys letter is too great to miss,
ants, a Huntsville attorney, killed! The' dealers writes dealers in the
"himself, after leaving a note that he State that "The National Republican
1 1 . iL' J !J.1 il. . t t mif . '- . - ' . - a m
uaa noinmg 10 uo wnn me muraer.
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His death was '.followed by that of
Sheriff Killifer. It is thought that
the sheriff was laboring under an
hallucination in connection with the
crime that had been committed.
SPAIN SENDS A
PROTEST TO GER
Madrid, Sept. 26. Th Spanish
government has sent a note to Ger
many, protesting against the torpedo
ing of Spanish ships by .German sub
Interest Has Nqt Waned in Fa
mous Trial in Greensboro.
Probably Conclude Tonight
Greensboro, Sept. 26. The case of
the State against J. A. Terry, charged
with the mudW'of JblmIfc Stewart
in July, that has been heard in the
Superior Court now in session here
for several days, will probably come
to a close this afternoon.
All arguments tronr counsel with
tne exception or tne address of Judge
W. P. Bynum, who is one of the pros
ecuting attorneys, are finished and it
is thought that his address will be
finished before noon.
When the case was called Thurs
day Judge James L. Webb, who is
presiding, excused all witnesses who
were present for other trials until
Saturday morning, as it was thought
by the greater part of those connect
ed with the case that it would be fin
ished by that time. Due to much ev
idence, however, and to the lengthy
speeches of the attorneys the trial
has dragged over several days.
The defense is putting up an ex
cellent plea of insanity for the de
fendant, claiming that he is in
sane now and was at the time of the
Lorillard 'Company Consider
ing Erecting Cigarette
. Factory in Wilson.
Wilson, N. C, Sept. e.Through
the good officers of the Chamber, of
Commerce -a representative of the P.
iLorillard Company,, large - tobacco
manufacturers has been induced to
come here and look over the situation
witVa view of establishing a cigarette
factory here. The representative was
very favorably impressed with, the sit
uation and has ' gone , to New York
wheraJie will confer with the heads of
the organization. At a meeting of the
aldermen it was decided that the city
would furnish for a period of six
months eletrie pjbwer. at one cent per
killowat Hour land free ;water .for 12
months to Cany, ; big' manufacturing
concern that wduld establish a factory
here. " ' ' - . "'
TO BUILD FACTORY
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London, Sept.- 26.-Twenty-
nine . persons were killed last
night by ,a ZeppeKn'rald tlie
war1 office announced ioda.S : ,
. &. it. is.
President of Willys-Overland
CoHas Mailed Many LeW
ters For Republicans
- Raleigh.' Sept; 26 The currency of
appealing letters from 'Stbhn N . Willys,
president of the iWUly'B-Overland
company, in North Carolina a -week
ag0 gave considerable concern to North
Carolina Democrats, who, at that time
expected to make' public the letters
of rlie automobile magnate calling upon
each dealer to contribie $10 to the Re-
pvibiican campaign '-fund.'"''
One Democratic newspaper in the
State seems to have published the let-
without editorial comment .
committee desires tov secure tne ac
. . ' A. . 1 . k
tivo )moral and financial support of a
great number of men and women in
every section of the United States, and
lo. enroll their names at its National
headquarters as sustaining members of
the Republican party. A contribution
of $10 will entitle one to such an en
rollment and an engraved certificate
of membership will be sent to' each
'Tarn so firmly in sympathy with
this movement and believe that such a
general membership would " be of o
great a benefit to the party, that J
have agreed with the naUoiiarc&nWit
tee to, in away, be responsible for'4he
4ieiirolTment of a cerlalnSumber -of
thembers . If you, with me, feel that
such a movement is beneficial--to the
party you will join me in. lending your
cooperation in the matter and in the
"First;, enroll your name at once as
a sustaining member,4- mailing your
check for $10 with" enclosed applica
tion to Mr. Bliss, Jr.. treasurer, 511
Fifth avenue, New York.
"Second, assume yourself, as I have
the burden pf securing as many mem
bers as you can,' but in no event less
than ten. Either have each of them
mail their check for applications which
have been charged to me at headquar
ters, or better still, secure their appli
cations and checks and send them to
gether. Mr. Bliss will make proper
acknowledgement 'to . each personally
and send them membership certifi-
"Third, will you please advise me
by return mail if for any reason you
are unable to cooperate, in order that
I may make other plans to secure ' the
number I have promised?
"The time is very short to accomp
lish our purpose in this matter, and
as no contributions to this fund will
be received by the committee which
are mailed after election day, the im
portance of your prompt and' earnest
cooperation can be appreciated."
It was pretty realiably learned today
that the State Democratic organization
has had'the opportunity to publish the
"Noillys letters but hasot been im
pressed with the wisdom of it. r
' Some Dempcrats explain it by ob
serving that while Willys is whooping
it up for Hughes. Henry Ford, who
is also a dealer in benzine buggies can
hand'e a few fotes if he sees fith. Mr.
Ford has not been caught writing any
letters, . however, but it has . bbeen
suggested that it might hurt to make
a point against Mr. Willys when Mr.
Ford is this year, going Democratic
for the first time.
Assuming that every salesman of the
cars made by Mr. Willys will send his
$10 and vote for Mr. Hughes, the
Democracy will gladly give the settle
ment of the issue to Mr. Ford's deal
ers. . '"
Governor Craig, who , has been in
Asheville since the middle of August,
is; expected in Raleigh the latter part
of the week and he will probably re
main here until the campaign is ended.
He expects to make some addresses
this fall. ;
Mr. and Mrs. J. W." Bailey, .who
have been touring the New England
States -since their marriage August 15,
returned to Raleigh this evening and
Mr. Bailey, who is collector of - the
eastern district, will be in his office
Monday. " - ; v
Mr. and Mrs . .Bailey have had a
beautiful trip through the North, and
have made it all in their automobile.
O ccassional letters to relatives in -Raleigh
have ben wonderfully interesting-
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m PERSiilUC EXTRA SESSIOO
Report ReceivipdeTHat J-Ie Has
NEWS THOUGHT ,
VTO BE AUTHENTIC
Washington Gets Confidential
Advices ThatBandit Chif
v tain Was Not at
Feld; Headquarters (Punitive Ex
pedition ) ,- Mexico,- Sept. 26. Villa
and his bandit command are. moving
north toward the American expedi
tionary force, according to reports
received here today . from reliable
He is reported to have crossed the
Northwestern Railway, 25 miles
southwest of Chihuahua City, after a
skirmislj with the Carranza troops.
Bandit Chief Not Present.
Washington, Sept. 26.: Constitu
tionalist offcials today advised the
i!.?a"?ial.V1"a,"" pearly hours of. today. Accordi- U,
present during the fight Hidalgo 4ay
at Chihuahua City; that no arms or
munitions were captured by the ban
dits, and that none of the soldiers
deserted from Carranza's, command.
SIX MEMBERS OF
BOAT'S CREW LOST
' Oswego, N. Y., Sept. 26. Six mem
bers of the crew of the Robercal, 6t
Ottoway, were drowned when the ves
sel ; foundered in Lake Ontario, nine'
miles from here, yesterday.
This was learned today when three
members of the crew, arrived here in
a "lifeboat. The men said that the ship
had met with a violent storm and was
overwhelmed by the seas.
Returning Train From Norfolk
Searched in Hopes of Find
New Bern, N. C, Sept. 26. When
Policemen A. A. Ipock and William
Styron met the train from Norfolk
early this morning and made a search
of the Pullman car, having-reason to
believe that there was a quantity of
whiskey therein, they found only one
suit case that contained more than
the law allowed.
This suit case had no owner, so far
as the officers could learn, and had
been billed through to New Bern as
"dead head." However, the officers
decided that it wbuld be best for them
to take this in charge and this they
did and it is now being held at the
City Hall pending the arrival of the
owner. ' ,
That a great victory awaits the
Democrats, both in State and National
affairs,. is the opinion of Hon. Thomas
D. Warren, chairman of the North
Carolina Democratic Executive Com
mittee who came down to New Bern
yesterday for a short-business visit.
He has reports from all parts of the
country and these seem to indicate that
Wilson stands strong in the estimation
of the voters and indications are that
majority over the' Republican candi
date will be large.
These are. busy days for. Chairman
Warren. He has in charge the work'
of arranging for all the speakings in J
the State and the distribution of the I
j Democratic - literature and his office
force is being, worked day and night.
He is being ably assisted by Secretary
Collie and the two are doin"g a great
work for the Democratic party
Mr. J. O.r Conner, who has been
selected as1 the of ficiar cotton grader
for. the counties of Craven, Lenoir and
Pnslow, arrived in the city this morn
ing from Raleigh,' his home, and at
once began his work.
Mr. Conner and Prof. J. W. Sears',
county Farm Demonstrator, left
shortly after the former's arrival in
the city, for various parts in the coun-i
i .t an l : a : j
wuKiB iuej win visit lue-gius auu
inform? the owners and operators
of these just what is expected of them
The county commisisoners have gone
to the expense of hiring this grader
and .there is not the slightest doubt
but that - his work will prove of real
worth'" and that the cotton growers will
find his services invaluable. l Mr.
Conner will be located in New iBern,
this being the central' location! in the
counties in which he. is to.ork ,
"TooT o? mc "erti Its
Governor Will be On the Scene
In New York This After-
- BEING SOyGHT
Labor Leader Says Over
Quarter Million Men Have
Promised to Quit Work x
' Tomorrow . -
New York, Sept. 26. Governor;
Whtman , has promised tft. meet here
this afternoon a committee of the
representatives of the State legisla
ture to hear their request for a spe
cial session to deal with the proposed
general suspension of work Wedncs
day morning 'in sympathy with the
street car men.
Hugh Frayne, an official of the
American Federation of Labor, and
one of the directors of the , strike
movement, claimed today that notice
had been received by the labor lead
ers that 260,000 organized workers
were to quit work. ,
Disorder again broke out in' the
the police ' several elevated trains
were bdmbarded from rooftops by
strikers and their sympathizers.
Three persons are reported injured.
Later it was learned, that Gov
ernor Whitman does not favor call
ing a special session of the legisla
ture, as he feels that the strike is not
acute enough at present to warrant
QUITS HIS JOB'
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London, Sept. "26. General Mos
chotoylos, chief of staff of the Greek
army, and said to be friendly tp the
Allies, has resigned, according to a
Reuters-dispatch received here .
Annual Reunion . of Robeson
County Confederates Will
Be Held; Thursday
Lumberton, Sept. 26 The annual
reunion of Confederate Veterans
of Robeson county will be held in
Lumberton Thursday of this week
and the people of the little city are
looking forward with' pleasure to the
Rev. H. G. Hill, a veteran and
well-known minister of Maxton,
will deliver the address of the oc
casion. ' s
Dinner will be served " the Confed
erates by the Robeson , Chapter, y
Daughters of the Confederacy.
Many veterans from this county
are expected to , attend and a num-.
ber from the surrounding counties'
have also signified their Intention of '
being present and participatng in the
pleasures of the day.
Rent your room through a
"Room For Rent" local and
keep the disfiguring placard
out of your front wincow or
from being tacked in front of
the; house. :'"'
A business, local ad. is digni-'
.fled, send you numerous ap
plicants from which to choose,
and does not distract from tho
exclusiveness of your home.
- Many people are just awak-'
enfng to the fact that these lit-r '
tie locals are wonder workers.4
If you have not availed your-
. self of them thel very; next
time you have a room for rent
try them out. . -- :
Confer with us.