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VOL. XXII. NO. 278.
Great Winds Prevailing Down
In Portions of Alabama
GALE ALMOST HUNDRED
MILES AT SOME SPOTS
Communication Has Been
Crippled Government Or
ders Storm Warnings Sent
Out Thought Tropical
Disturbance " Will Turn
Northeast, and Strike Coast.
Washington, Oct 18. A hurricane
warning issued by the weather bu
reau today stated that the tropical
disturbance was appearing along the
middle gulf coast and was moving
rapidly. Warning signals have been
ordered displayed from New Orleans
to Apalachicola, Fla.
The hurricane, which h been
driving across the Carribean Sea,
and the Gulf of Mexico is rapidly ap
proaching the Gulf Coast and is ex-
pected to move inland somewhere be-'
tu-ppn Npw Orleans and Anaiarhirn'i
Hurricane warnings, were ordered
at 9 a. m. to be hoisted between these
points. Indications are that the storm
is increasing in intensity as it nears
the coast and shipping and other in
terests were given warning.
With the approach of the storm the
weather bureau had warnings of
strong gales sent to the interior points
of Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mis
sissippi. It is believed that the tropical dis
turbance will turn northeastward as
soon as it strikes the ; coast and will.
cause heavy rains through the east
era Guit and Atlantic Coast statesman!
will reach New England Thursday. "
Storm warnings were ordered dis
played on the Atlantic Coast this
morning from Norfolk, Va., to Savan
Later reports to the weather bu
reau narrowed- the path of the hurri
cane from Apalahicola to a point
west of Mobile.
Pensacola Heard From.
New Orleans, Oct. 18. The wind
was blowing 72 miles an hour from
the north a"ffd northeast at Pensacola,
Fla,, at 8:15 o'clock this morning,
according to a report received by the
weather bureau here.' The barometer
showed 29.40 and a tide two feet
higher than normal (was running.
Fifteen minutes earlier the' report
stated that the wind there was blow
an hour from the east and the baro
meter was 29.48.
Ninety Miles An Hour.
A message received here shortly
before 9 o'clock by the Postal Tele
graph Company-, from Mobile, Ala.,
stated that the wind there was bnow
ing 90 miles an hour. All telegraph
and telephone connections between
Mobile and New Orleans was lost
after 9 o'clock.
The reports from Pensacola and
Mobile of a 48-mile east wind at" 7
o'clock this morning was considered
as indicating that the centre of the
tropical hurricane might sweep, in
land near Pensacola.
Effort to reach Pensacola by tele
phone and telegraph failed at 8
o'clock, the Weather bureau reporting
the storm to appear to be increasing
Gulfport, Miss., at 7 a. m. reported
a 20-mile wind with exceptionally
high tides; Burrowd, La., reported a
wind 20 miles from the northwest.
Rainfall of 11.88 inches was recorded
at Burrwood for the 24 hours pre
vious. In New Orleans the wind was blow
ing less than 10 miles from the north
west at 8 o'clock.
The southeast gale was N blowing 98
miles an hour at Fort Morgan, Ala., at
the entrance to Mobile Bay at 6:45
this morning, according to a radio
message stating that tEe wind averag
ed 90 miles with occasional gusts
reaching 98. The storm struck Mor
gan at 4 a. m.
Terrific At Pensacola.'
Montgomery, AlS'Oct. 18. A tele
Phone message from Pensacola to the
Journal at 9:10 this morning stated
that the wind had reached a velocity
of 71 miles, after which there came
a lull in , the wind' which dropped to
61 miles an hour. The storm centre
is heard towatd Pensacola.
The last wire, a telegraph circuit,
into Mobile from Montgomery, was
broken at 11:15. At this time tele
graph advices from Mobile stated that
the storm wa,& central, to the east,
and was moving to the northeast. The
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SAYS II. BUN
i-Tells Tennessee' Folks That
Wilson Is Certain to Be
Chosen.' j .
HAS BEEN ON FIRING
LINE IN THE WEST
Commoner Has Made Speech
e sin Twelve States
Today in Ten
nessee. Memphis, Tenn Oct, 18. William
Jennings Bryan reached Memphis this
morning for a day's" .campaign in Tenn-
cssee in behalf of the Democratic
ticket. He was joined here by Gov.
T. C. Ifcye, K. J. McKeflar, candidate
for the United States " Senate, Hubert
Fisher, candidate for congress to suc
ceed McKellar,. and other prominent
Democrats of the State.
While waiting for his special train
to be made, up Mr. Bryan addressed
the crowd gathered in front of the
union station. '
"I havebeen on thb firing line in
the Middle West where the campaign
is the hottest," said the former Secre
tary of State. "I have spoken in
twelve states so far and the Demo
crats, of Tennessee arid the south may
rBSUfetTr a inigllty''tttrrent of 1 t
lie Opinion that will sweep President
Wilson to re-election."
The "campaign special" was sched
uled to make 10 or 12 stops before re
turning to Nashville tonight.
HIS THIRD TRIP
Expects to Reach Thousands
of Voters On Visit to
Long Branch, N. J., Oct. 18. Presi
dent Wilson's program today called
for the start -of the third campaign
trip of the Middle West. Through
three speeches in Chicago and hand
shaking at more than a score of towns
and cities in New York, Ohio, Illinois,
and Indiana, he expects to, reach
many thousand voters.'
The President expects to work, on
the train on the speech he will make
here October 28, at the celebration of
"Woodrow Wilson Day". The mes
sage contained in the speech will be
sent out in advance and read at Wil
son meetings all over the entire .coun-
gale was unofficially estimated to be
from 90 to 100 miles an hour.
Although the tide was, high, the
property damage at this time was re
ported slight as compared to the July
Mobile Anxiously Awaits.
Mobile, Ala., Oct. 18. With the
barometer falling and the wind blow
ing 52. miles an hour Mobile early
this morning! anxiously waited the
weather report, which would accu
rately locate the centre of the tropi
cal disturbance, whlqh; is reported
headed this way.
At 8 o'clock the wind had shifted
to the southeast and , was blowing at
the velocity oI,""t2 -miles" an hour at
that. time. ; No damage to shipping
has been reported. Maritine men as
well as water' front property owners
had taken V precautions against wind
and high water.
ANOTHER AVIATOR KILLED- -5?
Jfr New Haven, Conn., Oct. -18.
William Thaw, a t former Yale
student who has-been a promt-
nent aviator in the French army,
has been killed in action, accord-
ing to word received here by S.
SWalker,,V member of the sen-
lor' cjass. at Yale. No details
were given 1 v
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLlj WED NESDAY AFTERNOON, OCT. 18? 191 6.
LET UP IN.
Battling Continues In All of
The Theatres of European
HOLDING THEIR OWN
According to Report From the
Entente Russians Are
Aiding The Ru
manians. Official entente announcements to
day reported an effective stand by the
Rumanians against -the Teutonic arm
ies along the Transylvania border and
the sanguinary report by the French
of having repulsed the German "as
sault on the new French position on
The approach of winter is causing
no cessation in activities. In some
battles the offensive seems to have
redoubled its energy. This seems
true in the east front from Volhynia
to the Rumanian border, whence con
tinual fighting is reported with a vir
Farther south the attack of the Cen
tral Powers to drive a wedge between
the Russian and Rumanian forces in
the Southern Carpathians, is JLo an un
certaingft. Berlin has reported
the succef s of some attacks, but Pet-
rograd claims the repulse of all at
tacks. The tide of battle apparently has
changed along the Transylvania bord
er. Berlin has conceded the stiffen
ing of the Rumanian resistance and
Bucharest advices today declare that
the Rumanians are making a success
ful stand and 1 point at least are
pushing von Falkdnhay's armies back.
From the Rumanian viewpoint all of
the military news is reassuring.
Russian troops.in force.are reported
to be aiding the Rumanians in defend
ing the passes from Transylvania in
to their territory.
jOn jthe Somme front, German at
tacks were delivered against the
French lines, north and south of the
Somme. Three assaults by the Ger
mans'on the French north of the river
are declared by Paris to have been
repulsed with heavy losses to the (
Germans, who also were repulsed aft
er gaining a foothold in a French first
line trench of the river.
On the British front in the Somme
region, some progress is reported, de
spite rainy weather.
ON HIS TRACK
Hunt Being Made For Man
Alleged to Have Killed
New Bern, N. C, Oct. 18. Accom
panied by bloodnounds a large posse
of Jones county citizens are search
ing the section of Maysville for N. H.
Collins, a well known farmer, who is
charged with killing Abraham Collins,
another farmer according-to a report
received here today.
Abraham Collins was killed yester
day afternoon. A reported dispute
over a tract of land was said to have
beerithe cause of the killing.
T. AT THIS Tl
Washington, Oct. 18.' Reports that
the' Gernian note of February 16, for
the settlement of the Lusitania case
had been accepted by the American
government and was soon to be pub
lished by the State department caus
ed Acting Secretary of State Polk
to authorize the following today:
"The. note has not been accepted
and. is not to be given out. V-The de
partment is not to be thrown into a
disturbance of this , kind at this
THE LARGEll CIRCULATION IN WILMINGTON.
mmpK ANDJTACKLE USE
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The photograph shows one of the great 15-inch British howitzers be
ing loaded on the western front. The gunners are hoisting the huge shells
into the breach by means of a chain pulley? These heavy guns are said
to be very effective. .
Secretary of Treasurer Will
Preside at Land Bank
Raleigh, EL C, Oct. 18. Secretary
W. G. McAdoo, of the United States
Treasury, will preside at the big meet
ing here Tuesday, October 24, when
the rural land bank location will be
taken up and the boundaries ascer
tained. The Chamber or Ocmmerce has re
ceived definite assurance from Mr.
McAdoo that he will come here and
participate fully in the eexreises. The
rarmers nave oeen invitea to come
and hear the benefits to be gained
from such a bank. The city is try
ing to raise its share of the necessary
money which is $2,500, and has reach
ed near the $2,000 mark. Everything
tends to encourage the Raleigh peo
ple. Many congressmen believe this
locality will get one of the .banks
and they think Raleigh leads the field
though there are other state rivals.
The Dibbell Mineral Conipany, of
Penland, Mitchell county, was chart
ered todays with $25,000 authorized
capital and $20,000 paid in by A. W.
Bitner, Butnsville, E. C. Poteat, Sebe
Pitman, Fin Willis, A. C. Toms.
The company is allowed to do a
general electric msiness, lumber man-
I ufacturing, real . estate and kindred
Governor Cifeig will have two speak
ing dates this week and he goes Fri
day to Sanford and Saturday to Laur
inburg. Governor Craig has spoken hut
twlfo r tho pamnaiciv- Tint will ho qq
busy during the remainder as his offi.
cial:duties will allow him. He is be-
ing asked to go to all parts of the
State, but must necessarily make a
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 18. Unlawful use
of the uniform of the United States
Army by a person- of the female sex
is the charge on which - Miss Lena
Dakmwil-We triedwhen she gets
back to Camp Harris aDM"aeoA;;. while
desertion of the colors on which Her
sweetheart, Private Reuben Walter
Lee Bone,"' of the Second -Squadron of
Qavlary, will be, tried.
When Private Bone - took his depar
ture from the mobilization camp at
Macon and- headed for, Atlanta, his
little sweetheart just couldn' bear- to
see him go . without her, and accord
IftgJy, she got hold or a iform arid
piii? irrm and went with him,- with the
result that both were arrested togeth
er, in Atlanta""" t " "'"' ' -r
D TO LOAD BIG BRITISH
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CASE, OE DIPTHEMA
Miss Ruegger of the Music De
partment is Suffering From
Raleigh, N. C, Oct. 18. Meredith
College has isolated the solitary case
of diphtheria discovered yesterday
evening and Miss Charlotte Ruegger,
the victim, is undergoing treatment
after exposure to four persons only.
Miss Ruegger consulted the college
physician as soon as the symptoms
were discovered and luckily for the
college her illness came on two suc
cessive rest days. Meredith makes
Monday the usual Saturday and has
no exercises.Sunday was no work da
day and so far as college people can
see there isn't the slightest danger of
a spread. The treatment has been
given and the case will be mild .
Dr. Delia Dixon Carroll, physician
to the college, addressed the girls
last night and instructed them as to
keeping down the spread. Two teach
ers' who 'had been exposed to Miss
Ruegger, took the specific and will
not miss their work. The institution
gave all facts to the public and the
girls are apprising meir home ,-people.
Miss Ruegger . is Meridith's great ! ;
gain from Oberlin. She was the head
of the department -of violin at hat
conservatory but was in Europe when
the war broke out. .She barely escap
ed with her life, the Germans thrice
condemning her to death when she
declined to obey the military orders
while a nurse in one of the hospitals.
Miss Ruegger is a Belgian and re
fused to nurse" soldiers who stacked
their arms in the hospitals and made
themselves menaces through the de
lirium of pain.
She is a wonderful violinist and
professional players rate her among
the greatest of women players. Her
temporary loss to the department is
a big disappointment. .
Prof. Albert Mildenberg, dean . of
the music department, is the hospital
recovering from an operation but will
be out in vwo weeks more, per
haps. The loss of the two stars of
the music department gives Meredith
a speculiarly bad piece of . luck but
the state fair comes along to mini
mize the demoralization by supplying
one of its own.. Colleges , expect, but
moderate work during the fair week.
STORM WARNING. ,..-1
Washington, D. C, Oct. 18, l-6. .
Observer, Wilmington, N. C.
Hoist northeast storm warning
10:30 a. m. Cape Henry to Charles
ton. .Tropical storm approaching
middle Gulf coast moving north. Will
.cause strong northeast , winds. axon,
thr coast this afternoon and tonight-
, UNITED STATES ASKED TO
Athens, Oct. 17. (via London, 4
Oct. 18.) On the initiative of st&e
Central Powers' embassies-"Wash-
ington has been aked to permit
the American legation here to
take charge of the Austrian,
Bulgarian, and Turkish interests,
fr in case of a declaration of war 4
by Greece or any other country.
Permission has been given as
! -t regards Austria. 4
COTTON SHOOTS IIP
News of Storm Causing Most
Sensational Rise of The
New Orleans, Oct. 18. The most
sensational advance of the season in
cotton occurred around the opening
today as the-result of the rumor that
the tropical hurricane had struck in
the cotton region near Mobile. Prices
lifted 65 points, nearly $4.50 in the
bale, on the strong months. July went
to 19.17 cents a pound, the highest
price ever recorded on the future
Republican Stronghold Invad
ed by Democrats and Com
New Bern, N. C, Oct. 18.r-When
Hon. L. I. Moore and Mr. H. P. White
hurst went down to Harlowe Satur
day to make an address before the
voters of that section they knew
that they were going in to a section
where the Republican strength, con
sidering the small population of that
section, w&s fairly large and thej
expected a warm time.
When they arrived on the soene a
radical from Goldsboro by the name
of Hood was pow wowing to beat
the band. They allowed him to con
clude his remarks and then Mr. Moore
arose and -stated that he was there
for the purpose of making a speech.
Led by a Nw Bern radical some of
the audience began to protest but tl.
Republican party leader in that sec
tion finally succeeded in subduing his
friends and Mr. Moore handed the
radical some stuph right from the
shoulder for about an hour.
It was a warm time, that there is no
doubt but the ' Democratic speakers
made good despite the fact that the
Republicans had lined up their forces
in an attempt to put one over them.
Young Men of Guilford Coun
ty, Who Have Never Voted,
to Support Wilson.
Greensboro, Oct. 18. An exception
ally large crowd of Greensboro's
voters greeted Judge uilbert T.
Stephenson, of Winston-Salem, when
he made a most interesting address in
the Court House last night.
The occasion was the organization
of a First Voter's Wilson Club. Mr.
Stephenson spoke at some length and
told of the deeds that the Democratic
party had accomplished in this State
as well as through the. entire nation.
The Voters Club is composed of a
membership of 300 young men of Guil-
fprdr-county. who will' this fall cast
their ballot aftd each of the members
has pledged himself to vote for Wil
son. - v
At the meeting last night the
young nlen elected officers of the
club which consists of a president,
several vice presidents and a secre-
PRICE 5 CENTS
State Department Not Calle'4
Upon to Make Statement
About U-Boat Raids
WILL ONLY SUPPLY
INFORMATION IF ASKED
State Department Making
Study of Whole Submarine
What News The U-53 Ob
tained at Newport.
Washington, Oct. 18. The United
States will not feel called upon to
make public any statement on the raid.
I of the U-53 or the submarine situation
i in general, it was learned authprtative-
ly today, as a consequence of a state
ment made in Parliament by Viscount
Grey that his government would not
make any official representation until
such announcement had been made
This government does not feel call
ed on to make a statement to the Allies
about German belligerent operations
Dff the coast than it would to make a'
report to Germany of a recent visit
of a French cruiser to Pensacola, Fla
However, information will be supplied
The State department Ib making a'
study of the whole hubmarine ques
tiort, but is it not now considering th
issuing of regulations, such as had been'
done by the smaller European coun
Complete information Is now in the
hands of the State department concern
ing the sinking of the nve. vessels off;
the New England cokst by the U-53.
The only phase of the situation!
where complete details are lacking 14
asTvto what information the wbmaritiei
may have secured" when in Newport
This is still being investigated.
In a smilar case Spain has beerf
pressed for damages by France for in-
formation gained by a U-boat whictf
resulted in the loss of French ships iny
mediately after the vessel left port.
Chief Clerk of The Corpora
tion Commission Will Pass
Through the Third
Raleigh, N. C, Oct. 18. A. J. Max
well, chief elerk of the corporation
Commission and general confounder
of all who figure state expenses
against him and his party. Is down
east this week and it Is current here
today that Major George Butler Is
"wanting at 'im."
Major Butler hasn't a thing in the .
world 'against ' Maxwell except that
Maxwell cleaned' up Bud Marion . on
the proposition that the present ad
ministration has been squandering '
money. At least, that's the, way every
bodyi who is ashamed of the pitiful
penny that the state spends for any
thing, feels about Maxwell , and Bud
Marion. Good and wise Republicans
feel that Colonel Hicks, Senator But
ler and Judge Elder Little all crushed
Maxwell. " ,
But George Butler -is said to bo,
out after Maxwell, Just waiting for
him to cross the third district line,
when Butler will pounce upon him for
a joint debate. Major George has rev ,
ceived his knocks until he is callous..
He has met many Democratic, cham
pions but very few of them have ever '
given him the trouble that Maxwell's
figuring has caused this year. The
chief clerk's mathematics has caused
Frank LInney to switch from the main'
line and to divide his speech, like an
cient Gaul, Into three parts." Maxwell
is one of the thirds. ' ,
At headquarters today it did not ap
pear that Major Butler has a chance
to get Maxwell because the new cam
paigner Is in the first. He - comes
home tomorrow. But it created excite
ment enough for a while to make s all
chroniclers figure upon the possibility
of hearing a rough and ready stump,
speaker attack the figures of a natur
al born debater who had the final '
reply to those calculations.
WANT TO RECRUIT'
GREEKS IN AMERICA
London, Oct. 18. The Greek pro
vincial Government "has opened nego
tiations with the United i States, says ,
a dispatch from Athens ', to secure
freedom of action , in' , recruiting
Greeks in America, j ; When officially
recognized the provincial government
will send representatives to conduct
ar recruiting campaign.
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