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VOL. XXII, NO. 262.
WILMINGTON; NORTH CAROLINA, T0Ep
AFTERNOON, OCTOBERS, 1916;
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TliSIPPH IF 111 If MI0DlE WST
Violence Resorted To In Many
Cases, While Lactic Fluid
Flows on Ground.
Crossroads Are Being Pa
trolled andMasked Farm
ers Sounding Warning
Dispute Between Dairymen
and Distributors Is Cause.
New York, Oct. 3. The New York
Stale farmers are still holding their
srip on the milk supply today, and it
has caused further reduction in th
tjuantity supplied New York city. The
farmers are holding back"thejr product
to compel the distributors to pay the
prices demanded. -
The milk war, which" originated ; with
the origin of the forming of tfc"! Dairy
men s League, has spread throihout j
t he State. Representatives from New
York tell of thousands of gallons of
milk spilled on the ground in combats)
between the dairymen and the
ployes of the distributors. The pick
eting of crossroads in the dairy dis
trict has been started. One, man has
been held up and severely beaten. The
establishing of cheese factories to
dispose of ' the -surplus is being con
templated. -5 ' . '
Seventeen deputy sheriffs have been
sworn in in Duchess 'county to prevent j
raids by farmers on" neighboring farm
ers for holding ' backtheir product.
This followed an 'attack on a man, who
was severely beaten while a deputy
sheriff was4ied to a tree.,
.Masked farmers -are reported to be
pat rolling t the roads . in tne several
counties where "the mil supply is
"rue tare-eomrawsirmcrBr ioocr,"jnot
represents the league 6t farmers, esti
mated that only 25 per cent, of tie
normal. -supply -of mi:x was; shipped
ivnf New; York city today.
The cha?rman of the Dairymen's
League said that the conditions which
lad to the formation of the league
are spreading through other states and
organization offarmers is under way
in Virginia, West Virginia and other
sections of thesouth.
Seismograph at Georgetown
Showed Two of Them
Washington ,Oct. 3. Two earth
quake shocks Were recorded during
last night on the Georgetown Univer
sity seismograph and announced to
day. The first-was of moderate inten
sity and begah at 8:36 and lasted un
until about 10 o'clock.
The center of the disturbance was
estimated to have been 3,900 miles
from Washington. The second began
at 12:02 this morning and; lasted ten
minutes. The intensity of this was
not so great as that of the first shock
Rising Tendency Shown In
Price of Foodstuffs by Lat- ,
Washington, bet. 3. Marked in
crease in the cost of living is shown
in the rising tendency of the price" of
foodstuffs on the October ist reports,
which are Jjejflg received at the De
partment of Agriculture from the prin
fipal markets of the country.
With flour selling at prices higher
than at any time since the Civil war,
due to the shortage jf the wheat crop,
the cost of that; product has mounted.
For the same reason meat prices con
tinue to "advance, Mth prices being
paid at an increase of 20per cent.
Butter, eggs' and cheese are selling
at higher prices than they were last
year and beans show an increase of
70 per cent over the prices a year ago.
Louisa Sailed. 'The Spanish steam
er Louisa, which completed .. loading
a general cargo Jtere- yesterctay, sail
ed this morning at 10 o'clock for
o'clock for l
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COST OF LIVING
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Despite Gentian,) Control the
Belgians Find Cay to Air
Havre, France,-: Oct... 3The Belgian
government authoriUes here, have re
ceived information of jthe continued
pearance of patriotic newspapers at
Brussels and throughout Belgium, inl
defiance of the German censorship and
despite all the efforts or the German
military police. It is one of the mys
teries -of the German occupation of
Belgium how these secret .papers can
be published, .where they engrave their
cartoons ridiculing the Germans, and
how they set tne tyj)e and cirCulatelhe
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rnere is a"prrceipr,ou,uoo marKs on
Llie head of the editor of the Free Bel
gium, but it keeps on appearing just
the same. Several of the. supposed edi
tors are said to have seen shot. One
man was sentenced to twelve years
hard labor, other to three and eleven
years, and a woman, Madame Scheu
pen8fi to five years. But each time
that a supposed editor Is imprisoned
and the German authorities feel the
trouble is ended, the paper appears;
the following day more lusty than ever'
4 With a cartoon making fun of the pros-
A file is kept here of these secret
papers. as a matter of curiosity. Free
Belgium, which has given- the most
- th. ATtAin., wiMd
"A bulletin of patriotism, submitting
to no censorship whatever.
"Price per copy elastic, from zero
"Business office: Not being handy to
have an established address, we are
installed in a movable automobile eel-
installed in a movable automobile eel
"Advertisements: Business being nil
under German dtomftfation, we have
suppressed our advertising page and
counsel our patrons to keep their
money till times get better.
A recent issue of Free Belgium
gave a cartoon by Raemaker, adapted
from Gustave Dore's "Scenes in Hell,"
showing women and children in agony
as they are trampled down by a sol
dier in German helmet, the face of the
soldier being evidently meant for that
of the kaiser. Another cartoon, en
titled "Love's Chagrin," shows Gen
eral von Bissing, the military comman
der of Brusselsr trying to find the ed
itor of Free Belgium in cellars and at
tics, While the editorial rooms, busi-,
ness office, -etc., are depicted on
wheels A big sun, labelled Free Bel-j
gium .smiles down derisively at von
Bissing's vain efforts to capture the
La Patrie is another of these secret
newspapers. It announces under its
title that it is a "non-censored journal,
appearing how, where and when it- Virgiii will beconsolidated at Ashe
pleases." Another line states that it j ville aim Tun in special trains to Spen
ls in the Second year or Its publication, j cer, where the Southern has provided
The bitterness of this paper is shown
in a standing line carried at the head
of its editorials, referring to the Ger
mans "en route for Calais," by way of
the Yser river, with the bodies of Ger
man soldiers slaughtered by the Bel
gians, floating in the river.
L'Echo, another of the secret jour
nals, announces that it prints "what
censored journals dare not and can
not' say." A recent number gave the)
speech of Premier Asquith in the
House of Commons, declaring there
would be no peace until Belgium was
free The editorial was headed:
"Teuton Pirates and Vandals."
Other secret newspapers are La Ve
rite and the Jlemish Lion. There is
also a weekly review of the French
press, giving articles which have been
prohibited from being published in
Belgium. Illustrated books also con
tinue to appear;" '"with' ' handsome en
grayings and colored lnaps, giving the
Belgian story as against tne German.
Even a secret press bureau has been
set up at Brussels, whfen Issues type
written sheets comparing favorably
with those from the official press bu
reau at Paris and London. The edit
ing is well done, showing that there
must be capable men to gather the
material and put it in shape. The
sheets, mechanically, are even better
than those issued at Paris and London,
showing there ' must be a large and
first-class duplicating process , sotne
.where beyond the power of the Ger
mans to discover. , . ,
Thc Bftlzian officials tnemselves ; do
not know how hts-work s done, and
it i simply incomprehensible how. ajl
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this eating-publishing, printing, circu-j
ie Leaves 1 his" Atternoon to
. Speak In Omaha - on .
BACK IN SHADOW "
His. Private Car in Be At
tached to Regular Train.
Not ar Campaign
. Ixng Branch, Oct. 3. President
Wilson is ready today for the first in
vasion of the Middle West since the
campaign opened. He will leave this
afternoon for Omaha;' where he will
Speak Thursday, returning to Shadow
ap-;Iawn Saturday morning.
Although many requests to speak en
tour nave been recelved no arrange
merits for any have been made. His
private car will be attached to a regu
lar train and only the usual stops will
be made. Ha is adhering strictly to
his determination not to turn the trip
intp a campaign tour.
Wadesboro People Will Turn
Out in Numbers to Wel--
Wadesboro. N. C., Oct. 3 A large
rany is 10 oe new nere
" nen aiuraay ana tne people or
j Anson county are enthusiastic as Hon.
T- w- Bickett, North Carolina's next
pernor, flas accepted an invitation
W ureaeni .-anu, tavaaaress v tne
the. people of the county have had to
hear Mr. Bickett in this election and
many are planning to be here to wel
come the leader of the forces of Dem
ocracy in this State.
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- UDOinson- wen Known
Democrat, will also speak and those
who are familiar with Mr. Robinson's
speeches guarantee an address that
will make the people sit up and take
notice. Mr. Robinson is the nominee
for Congress from this district.
SOUTHERN HAS? DAILY
LIVE STOCK SERVICE
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 3. Cattle, hogs and
sheep are now being grdWn in the
South to such an extent that the South
ern Railway has found it necessary to
establish a daily fast live stock service
from points in Western North Carolina,
East Tennessee and Southwest Vir
ginia to eastern and southern markets
and to Virginia feeding grounds, and
from Alabama points" to the St. Louis,
Louisville and Cincinnati markets. iThis
is in addition to the dally fast service
f rom St. Louis to Atlanta to handle the
inboutid movement of horses and mules
for the Southeastern and Carolina ter
Stock from points in Western Caro
lina, East Tennessee and Southwest
elaborate facilities for feeding, water
ihg ahd resting stock. Stock for the
St. Louis market will be concentrated
at Birmingham and move to St. Louis
on the special live stock trains of the
Mobile and Ohio Railroad.
The special service from St. Louis
to Atlanta is in connection with the
Mobile and Ohio, leaving St. Louis at
6 p. mV arriving Birmingham 6 p. m.
next day, leaving, Birmingham over the
Southern at 7:00 p. m., arriving Atlanta
3:00 a. m., giving a through run with
out -necessity for feed stops en route.
From5Atlanta special fast service is i
provided over the Southern to points j
in Georgia,-South Carolina, North Car
olina and Florida.
WEDDING RING USED TWICE.
San rFrancisco, Cal., Oct. 3. The
same wedding ring which seventy-five
years: ago his grandfather placed fm
the "finger of his bride, and winch
thirty years later his father made
similar, use of, was again employed
as a token of plighted troth when D.
D. Chose, a Christian Scientist prac
titioner,, of Oakland,, married Laura
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latingt getting the requisite white pa
perttd ink, drawing cartoons, engrav
ng lhd lithographing, and all the in
numerable details of, getting out news
papefs, weeklies, books and a press
serylcejcah be, accomplished in secret
with the German police straining every
nWrve Wd offering prices on the heads
f VrfflfnfftP Tt fnltes couraee and in-
gonuity to be ah editor in Belgium
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Loiaon, Oct VSrt
the ? forces 1 bfethecl
nder ' ! of
55- in ;ihiprdYcbf I)pubdja,has
bideed theetjuatibn of the,
Danube forfi-gpsor Silistra, in w
J German TujrkWhf and Bulgarian
' forces, ayWpaIispatch'; from
.V. .St if. i'.
Complain to State Department
of Action jbt Carranza ;
WashmgtontjiO; 3Strpng pro
tests have- been vinatde to the State De
partment by the--British - and French
embassies ' againifethe action of the
Carranza government in seizing the
assets of the British; and French bank
ing institutions Sln.rMexico's capital
city. ' .
So far, the State. Department has
given no indication: of what it will
do, but it is believed that it will be re
ferred to the Mexican-American joint
commission, nowylnsessioh at Atlantic
City. ' t ;':;'
Mr. Holer, theKBritish charge of the
legation in Mexicot City, is in Wash
ington conferringt with the embas
sies concerning the. situation in Mex
ico. , yrfr-.-
ATTACK GERMAN SHEDS
London, Oct. S, rBritish naval aero
planes yesterday (toade an attack on
the German airship, sheds near Brus
sels, according ' to ' British office state
ment issued, this? afternoon. One of
the British aeroplanes' was lost.
Tokio, Oct. . 3. The newspapers here
announce that the cabinet of Premier
Okuma has decided to resign. The
Premier is said to have stated that
he would recommend Viscount Kato
as his successor.
Stantonburg JPeqple , ;Expected
Ex-Governbr Glenn Who
Wilson, N. C, Oct. 3. Ex-Governor
Robert B. Glenn, who was to have
spoken at Stantonburg Saturday af
ternoon, was compelled at the last
minute to cancel the engagement. As
the speaking had been widely adver
tised the promoters felt that it was
up to them to deliver the goods, so
Hon. N. A. Sinclair, elector at large,
was requisitioned to fill the ex-governor's
place. Many people were on
hand to hear the address and as Mr.
Sinclair reviewed the Democratic par
ty's progress and compared its rec
ord with that of the Republicans he
was loudly applauded time after time.
Mr. Sinclair was introduced by Dr.
S. H. Crocker, who acted as master
of ceremonies. -. ;.
Running at Full Blast When
Revenue Men Arrived On
Scene Take 40 Gallons.
Wilson, Oct. 3 By the same oftV
cers and within half mile of where a
still was taken Saturday night near
Sharpsburg,, a 4 7-gallon capacity still
was taken Sunday. The still was cap
tured while runnhig at full blast and
40 gallons of whiskey was confiscated.
The operator, E. Thornell, was also
v Fay escaped ;jfrom prison by telling
the guard that he fead to go but arid
look at some electric . wires . The
xt time ; he capes;;Wll have .o
think up something entirely new to
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un-lteH the. guardCleveland Plain Deal
Depends Upon Sijof Army
i lhat Has Crossed the
STRIKING AtyTHE -
Entente Keeping Up the Pres
sure in Macedonia Ser
bians Claim to Have
' The Rumanian stroke against the
central powers, in throw'ng a. force
across the Danube into Bulgaria, is
the outstanding feat in the current
war news . Should the army be of
formidable' size it will constitute a
severe menace to Field Marshal von
-Mackensen's left flank, and might
easily force his retirement from his
present position, south of the Con-
stanza railroad. He already is be
ing subjected t9 heavy
along the lines from both
The last statement from Sofia mini
mized the impression that the Ru
manians: were in invincible forces and
describes them as consisting of "sev
In Macedonia the Allies are press
ing a movement at present to pre
vent reinforcements toeing sent by
the central powers to another field
where the tide of battle is fluctuat
ing. The Serbians appear to have gained
the upper hand in the hilly Kaimack
clan region. Sofia admits that the
Bulgarians returned there and th
French reports the announcement of
a new advance by the Serbians. The
entente statement- declares : that5 the
Bulgarians were repulsed : on the,' east
end of Macedonia from an attack on
the Struma, f However. Sofa reports
the capture of .two villages, recently
taken by the British .' . -
On the So tome a period of counted
attacks has been apparently begun
by the Germans. They have been
striking back strong at the British
and have won their way ; into ; Eau
court Labacaye and today they are
reported by Paris to have attacked
the French line north of Perrone.
They were unable to debouch from
the St. Pierre wood, Paris declared,
checked by the French fire.
FIRST WORLD SERIES GAE.-X-
SATURDAY. , C-
New York, Oct. 3. At a meet-
ing of the National Commission -fc
held here today it was decided -X-
x- to play the first game of the
X- world series on Saturday, Octob-
55- er 7, at - the Boston National
X- Club's field.
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FOUND ON SHORE
Boston, Qct. 3. Lawrence ;Bperry,
of New. York, who started from here
4n a hydro-aeroplane 'last night, .was
picked up on the north shore by a
freight steamer. He had not. suffer
ed during the night. The torpedo
boat destroyer, Warrington, had been
ordered out to, search for the aviator,
who was forGed to descend on account
of engine trouble. " V , .
Farmer Fell Out of Tree and
Fractured Skull When
Hunting Quadruped. J
Newton, N. C., Oct. 3 While hunt
ing Opossums along a few nights ago,
Robert Hefner fell from a tree oh his
headland was -apparently 4hstatttiy
killed as his skull was" fractured.
When found the 'man's body was; at
the foot of the tree beside f thaCf of
the possum and the - dog that Was
faithful in life was also near the Man
sending out the most doleful -of howls.
According to ttie looks of the tree
it was too small x for
a man: btvHef-
ner's size and
when he ascended it
broke about 12 feet from the ground.
, - Hefner leaves a wife and four child
ren, v He was a farmer and was about
40 years of age
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GBin and McCaskiU Will
Cover Cumberland County
Ralegh, N. C, Oct. 3. Alexander
LamontMcCaskill, Republican oppon
ent of Congressman Hannibal. Lafay
ette Godwin, attended the Linney
speaking today and gathered ammuni
tion for further shooting up Godwin
in their joint canvass.
The two will cover Cumberland this
week as the waters cover the sea.
They are at it twice daily and Will
have afternoon and night dates. They
keep it up until the last night before
the election. McCaskill has started
it and the luxury has become a neces
sity with him.
"They are trying to get me to call
off the dates the night before elec
tion," he said today, "but they'll never
do it. They want to pull off some big
things, but I am going to be right
there after my opponent. I am can
vassing this district as very few dis
tricts have ever been canvassed. I
have made 91 speeches in it and as
you will see I am going to make a
good many more.
I am going to try to get the Dem
ocrats to make a ruling that where
only one candidate is on a ticket it
will be unnecessary to mark an 'X'
in the space opposite the name,'
McCaskill said, further discussing his
Is goinglto gye-m0;t
is me only one on thfe Republican
congressional ticKet. it tne name is ?
not marked it will not count. I am
going to ask Godwin to join me in
that request. I am demanding thnM
there be no joker in the election."
"Will Mr. Godwin sign the request
with you?" the Scotchman was asked.
"Naw," he said in that wonderfully j
toting voice of his.
. The State yesterday chartered Hay
wood Garage Company, with Paul
Roebling, Thomas A. Jones and R.
R. Williams, of Asheville, subscribing
the $10,000 stock of an $80,000 cor
poration. The Goldsboro Milling and Grain
Storage . Company with $50,000 author
ized and $3,000 paid in capital, is char
tered by H. G. Maxwell, Charles Min
or and D. W. Davis.
The Kash Korner, incorporated, is
a Southport business doing general
merchandise. B. J. Holder G. H. Ru
ark and L. P. Ruark pay in $2,000 of
the $10,000 capital.
ARE REPORTED GOOD
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ditions are described as good in a re-
port from the twelve federal reserve director of the Pan-Am'erican Union.
districts made public today by the.The Premier expressed much Interest '
reueia,i xweserve coara. ine report'
"Richinond: While, the final results
of the crops in this, district depends
to some extent on the weather for an
assured future, reports indicate gen
eral optimism. Atlanta: There has
been little material change in this
district. The people are awaiting for
the general crop conditions."
RETAIL PRICES ARE
New York, Oct. 3. Comparison of
retail prices for staple articles of food !
asked on the local , markets as against
the former same commodities' one year
ago show an increase of an average
ranging from 40 to i00 per cent with
some products ranging'as high as 500
per cent higher.
Prices paid to. producers of food pro
ducts are 9 3-10 per cent higher. Dur
ing the last eight years prices have
shown a decline of 2 i-10. Potatoes
are selling at 116 per cent higher
than they were a year ago.
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Berlin, Oct. 3. The war office
-a- announced, today that Austrian
and German m'onitbrs have de-
stroyed ' the, pontoon - bridges
if across , the Danube river' -in the'-
rear of the . Rumahian'- iorces',,.
X- which have,. crossed the' river -JC-
and invaded Bulgaria.
Viscount Bryce .Protest
Against Lasting Tradejy ar ,
Between Countries. : ;
TALKS OF PEACE v
Quotes' President Wilson and
, Also Charles E. Hughes.
America Would Join Hands
to Prevent Future Wars, '' Io
Declares. ' :
'Birmingham, England, Oct. 3. Vi- '
cerned." The former ambassador said ,
Washington, addressing a union today, ;
decried the spirit of hate against- the "
Germans and the talk of a lasting
trade war. He advised the league to,
resist aggression and to compel arbi
tration. " -f '
"If this is to be a record war, the'f
coming wars will terminate with an
unceasing advance of science and we
may well despair of the future,"
"President Wilson," he added, "de-'
livered four months ago a powerful ad,
dress announcing tnat the United
States could not stay aloof where the ,
highest interests of mankind were con
eerned." The former ambassador said ,
that he felt sure that the United -States
was prepared to join hands' in
any feasible scheme toward the pra
ventlon of future wars. "He continued:;
"Two monhs ago Mr. Charls Ev -Hughes
declared that the time had
come to unite with European countries
in a well-considered scheme for apgly,
ing methods of arbitration and , con
PUlatton to secure a general and per
manent peace. .Thus tne neads or tnei , .
two great American parties have prom i
ised co-operationof their nation in thi.-
iPrpject." ; ,
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OF A PASSENGER
Police Too Premature in With-1
drawing Patrols from,
' New York, Oct. 3. Convinced that
there as little further dangei of vio
lence on the subway or elevated lines'
as a result of the street railway
strike, the police department : with
drew all police forces on strike duty :
on these lines. r;
Shortly afterwards three 'trains
Were attacked, one a Bronx -express
A bullet fired at a 3rd Avenue ele
vated train clipped a piece from the
right ear of a passenger. ' ;
Parig Qct 2 (Delayed) Premier
Priai fnHav tv, n, '
in the Latin-American countries and.
hoped for the co-operation of .the
French and Americans; in building."
up trade with that section of the North
American continent. Mr. Barrett al-,
so conferred with Minister of Finance
C. elemental, along similar lines.
are many and varied. . For
every want echo - answers, l j
have it. The business of The'
Dispatch's locals is to bring
the buyer and seller together
quickly.' . ; :
The very next time "I wish".
" slips through : your mind
place it into a practical way.
towards Obtaining your'wish"
by placing a Business Local
' in these columns at one penny
,' a, word. . .Worth a dollar. They
are the magio wonders of the'
every day.work- world. . ;
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