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WILMINGTON, NORTH CARP A, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 26, 1916.
PRICE 5 CENTS
EASTERN '' iCIETY FOLLOWSTHE HOUNDS:
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i wpntv rive Little Unps I an:J
cd From Windows and
HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE
IN THE BUILDING
Disaster Occurred in Town
Not Far From Montreal--St.
Elizabeth's Hospital The
Pyre-Blaze rtrobably Start
ed From Defective Chimney
THE TEUTOrS ERIP
KWhile Berlin Thinks Plight of
Kuniariians' Is More
K.irnham, Quebec, Oct. 26. Six
ihiklrrn are dead amH5 unaccounted
tor as the result of fire this morning
n' Sr. Elizabeth's Hospital.
Fninham is about 44 miles from
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.U'it' uiau ouv ytrrsuiis were in me I
hospital when the blaze was discov
ered. Unable to- make their way to
sat?y. by means of fire escapes, near
ly all jumped from windows.
Twenty-five children, who leaped
from the third story, were badly in
jured when they landed on the stone
The hospital and a foundry were
destroyed and several adjacent build-l flcial
inps were damaged by smoke and; says that the Teutonic pressure has
water. The fire is believed to have weakened
started in a aerective cnimuey.
Allies Advancing in Macedo
nia German Counter-At-
tacks On Verdun Have
The situation oi the defeated Rus-so-Rumanian
armies, in Dobrudja, ap
pears less critical from today's of-
report from Petrtjgrad, which
SYNOD TOOK UP TUr
Report of Educational Com
mittee Was Heard and
STANDS BY THE
FIRST BIG AMOUNT
HE II IE
Six adults and five children at least
lost their lives in the fire. This fore
noon the blaze was still high and it
.TAKING A FENCE. v
Red Bank, N. J., Oct. 26. With t he arrival of brisk fall weather so
ciety all over the East has turned t o the hounds and at any time the
peaceful quiet of the woods or coun try lane is liable to be disturbed by
the baying of the pack and' the dash of the mounted hunters. This pho
tograph was made s Sidney Erlanger, of New York, vaulted his mount ov
ex an unexpected fence, while following the hounds of the Monmouth
County Hunt Club. s
Unofficial dispatches from Berlin j
report that the entente forces- are j
split in two parts, with the fall of !
was impossible to search for the 15 to Tchernavoda, some of the troops es
25 persons reported missing. . . . . ,
' - r. j . capmg across the. great bridge over
The institution was maintained by --v
Grey Xims and comprised two build- jthe Danube, while others fled north
ings, one for hospital patients and ward.
the other a school for children. Apparently ' the forces remaining
Up to noon no bodies had been'. , . , .
. . . . , iin the Black Sea provinces have fin-
snrvivnra woro toton t tnomr i,AmQo ally been able to make a stand )
in Farnham. Many were injured S by against the onrush of the Bulgarians,
jumping and four children may die, Germans and Turks, north of the Con-
The property loss is about $135,000. nta,,-tvw,, hAo
t' As a wnole,-the situation for Ru
mania is considered ty military com
mentators in Berlin as increasingly
precarious in connection with the op
erations against Dobrudja and the
Austro-German successes in the
mountain passes on the north. Pet-
HUSHES OE N
BIG RALLY DA?
IS TO BE HELD
RE SERIOUS IS
Several Noted Speakers Will : Th js is ThtsiLate'sfT mst tc? The
New Building Given by Wil
mington Citizens Was Ded
icated Yesterday by The
Salisbury, N. C, Oct. 26. After an
evening crowded with much important-work
having to do with educa
tion and missions, the North Carolina
Presbyterian Synod spent the great
er part of the session this morning
discussing the report of the commit
tee on Christian Education, taking up
first the recommendation of this
committee that the Synod raise a
fund of tl,G00,000 for this great work.
A motion to make this an even mil
lion dollars was voted down by a
large majority, the members of the
Synod being almost to a man toy leav
ing the original amount as reported.
v This money was apportioned
among the institutions of the Synod
Davidson College, Union Theolog
ical Seminary and other schools for
boys and girls.
This matter was receiving atten
tion when an adjournment was taken
for noon recess. The meeting this
evening will be addressed by Dr. S.
L. Morris, the chairman of the home
mission committee of the whole
The trip to Barium Springs yester
day afternoon by the entire body of
delegates attending the SynCd was of
more than passing interest and the
orphanage buildings and grounds
were examined interestedly by those
who never before had had the pleas
ure of visiting the institution
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VILLA NEAR AMERICAN
Columbus, N. M., Oct. 26.
4" Americans coming from Mexico
report that Villa forces near
Namiquipa, only 25 miles north
of the American expedition's 4
4 Southern outpost, have demand- 4
ed the shortening of the Ameri-
y can troops line and the gradual
evacuation of Mexican territory
by the United States army.
President Wilson? On His Final
and Vital Trifi to The
SPEAKS BEFORE THE
TO AVOID LIBEL
Capt. Halliday Makes Speedy
Departure to SaVe Demur
rage For Owners.
The clearing and sailing this morn
ing 'of the British steamship Crown
of Galacia, which had just completed
loading 5,000 bales of cotton at the
Hilton Compress and Warehouse
Company, resulted in a- race on the
part of Captain Halliday, the vessel's
master, aid A. G. Ricaud and E. K.
Bryan, Esq., who were seeking to se
cure Federal Judge Connor's consent
to serve papers on the vessel in a
suit brought by Gus Jones, a colored
stevedore, who was injured while
loading the steamer. The steamer
won the race.
Captain Halliday stated when he
The dedication of the new school hurriedly secured his clearance pa-
Declares For"'Spiritual Unity'
rerore Cincinnati Muai
cence Many Ohio Towns
,'Turn Out Large Crowds to
Greet' Democratic Nominee.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct., 26. Presi
dent Wilson, speaking at Cincinnati
at the Chamber of Commerce, "urged
the need of "spiritual unity" on the
part of the people of the Uuited
States to prepare .for -the great work
ahead of the nation.
President Wilson on his final Mid
dle Western swing of the campaign
came to Cincinnati today for the first
time in his administration.
The President's program included
four speeches, a reception, a lunch,
a dinner and an automobile ride.
Because of the determined fight for
Ohio's 24 electoral votes being made
b'V both parties, administration offl-.
cjals watched the spirit of President
yilson's reception with special at-f
t$ntion. They expressed themselves
1 On his way here Mr. Wilson was
greeted by large crowd . at six Ohio
towns. . He appeared on the obserya
tpn platform at each stop, shook
hands with as many people as was
possible, exchanged laughing remarks
and thanked the crowds for coming
out to see him.
building and auditorium that was'giv- pers this morning about 9 o'clock that
en by Messrs. .James and William he was not trying to avoid having
Sorting of Wilmington, wts one of
HIS FINAL TRIP
Deliver Addresses Many
' People Expected.
WILL BE FEATURE
Will Wind Up Campaign With
a Big Speech In New
rograd, however, asserts that the Athletic Field Will Resemble
i euionic pressure aiso nas Deen ar
rested in the Transylvania border re
Gridiron Track Meet
Low Round Trip
On the western front the Germans
are reported by Paris to have ceas-
ed their counter-attacks at Verdun,
New York, Oct. 26. Charles Evans j following the French successes in
Hushes left New York this morning Tuesday's drive, which resulted in
nr, ui,. i 4...- r thfl pantiirA of Tloiiaiimnnt and the ad-1
- iaBi llip ui ui, yi mCnua , - - - --- 7 bus county rally day and county fair
campaign. His program called crtvance of the French lines along the I '
threp RnpPrho rtHQ at WsrtfnrH anrl l wide front. The new French posi- W1" -R? nem ai naaooum
at Boston, where there will be anjtions are still under German artillery
fire, however. French military writ
ers declare the position of Fort Vaux
' Chadbourn, Oct. 26. The people
of this section are looking forward
to tomorrow when the great Colum-
Conflict In Old
of the features .of-Jtifc fternoon.
The building is a thing or'beaul
and is said to have cost over $13,000.
The evening session was given over
to the discussion of home missions
iThe reDort of Rev. A. W. Crawford.
STILL ON GUARD, the superintendent, showed that the
North Carolina Presbyterians are do
ing valiant work in the home mission
fielcT, and clearly demonstrated that
this year has been the most success
ful year in the history of the Synod's
Government Has No Intention
of Withdrawing Them -Trevino
the papers served on him altogether,
bat wsa racine.vta clear this , port
fbre they-oouia be BerVeraetey
Mr. Hurheswill not return to New
York City until November 3rd. His j is such that its capture by the French
itinerary calls for four days in New
iork State, exclusive of Sunday, oneJ
day in Ohio and two days in Indiana.
Mr. Hughes will return to New
ork State Thnrsdav and snp.nrl three.
is momentarily expected
In Macedonia new entente ad
vances are announced. French cav
alry have occupied two villages in the
vicinity of the Greek-Albanian border,
day.- camnainine' ffnrt ht pnrta his . -ortiilo tho Sorhs h avp. driven the. Bnl-
f rip here. The last speech will be garians further back in the Cerna
made at Madison Square Garden on 'river region southeast of Monastir,
Saturday night, November 4th. I according to Paris.
Bucharest's account of the fight
ing on the Transylvanian border re
ports the capture by Rumanians of
the heights south of Bicaz. In this
region : some 25 miles southeast of
the junction of the frontier of Tran
sylvania and Rumania,'- the Ruma
nians have apparently gained ad
vances of several miles in Transyl
vanian torritorv. Thev have also
Preparations Being Made Fornian side of oituz valley region, Bu
Such at Fort Sam charest declares.
Houston. Berli reports further gains by the
Austro-German forces, on the north
' j ern Rumanian front, and declares
an Antonio, Texas, Oct. 26. Prep-, pigj Marshal Von Mackensen is mak
arations were started today at Forting progress with the campaign in
Sam Houston for commencing of a Dobrudja. 1
arage that is said to be the largest The Rumanians have blown up the
evr.r ected. . Tchernavoda bridge, the Berlin state
Trie structure is to house for the ment added,
winter 800 of the big army motor, .
The program for tho day calls
for speakings, parades, athletic con
Washington, Oct. 26. Villistas ac-
Ltivities near Chihuahua City had the
effect of convincing officials here
that no thought should be given soon
to the removal of the National Guard
from the border patrol duty or of the
I withdrawal of General Pershing's col-
according to plans for the umn from Mexico.
entertainment ct u:e visitors, every- j Fear is felt that if Villa succeeds
one who is present will not nave a i in his apparent move .to capture Chi
single idle moment. j huahua City he might later find it
Dr. E. W. SJkes, of Coker College, easier to get control of Northern
South Carolina, and Senator E. D. ' Mexico.
Smith, of South Carolina, will be the The entire Mexican situation is re
two principal speakers l of the day. garded here as more serious than it
Other speakers are expected but just j has been in many months. Condi-
IN BENTON CASE
Morning Consumed in Taking
Testimony in Damage Suit.
who they will be has not ac yet been
divulged by the management
The morning will be devoted to
agricultural addresses,' farm exhibits ;
and the like. Dinner will follow at
At 1 o'clock all of the school chil
dren of the county will assemble at
the city graded school building,
tions at Chihuahua City were the sub
ject of a great many conflicting re
ports. The Mexican ambassador has re
ceived from Mexican officials at El
Paso a denial of General Trevino,
Carranza's commander at Chihuahua
City, that he was short of ammuni
tion and intends to evacuate the city.
in use on
inicks, which have been
Army officials stated that 25 com
nanies; of 33 trucks each would be
hrfught here within a short time.
WORK BEGAN TODAY.
War department reports were that
Villa is encamped five miles from
Chihuahua City with considerable
force, after defeating Carranza, and
that General Trevino was ready to
abandon the c'ty.
Tents and Tabernacle Will Cover
43,000 Square Feet of Space.
The work of putting the taberna
cle in shape for the holding of the
x...... -x-i-Corn Show was begun this morning
-r - -K- land already the space committee is
CLEM SON WALLOPS OLD FOE. ! alloting space for the manufacturers
i who will have exniDits ai tne snow
where a parade will be formed. The Carranza's forces lost in the fight
ti. t ax & uaux Le" ,v.t wiLIi tilt; V lino tao ciu uauia x oaui
the principal streets and will end at have been 'slight. He and his 8,000
Brown's grove, where the educational j troops have arrived to reinforce the
addresses are to be made.
Immediately after the educational
speakings the athletic contests that
take in all manner of sports will be
indulged in and as some of the con
testants are well-known in collegiate
circles the followers of the different
f games are predicting some splendid
The railroad is granting exception-1
ally low rates from Wilmington and '
intermediate points an dthe manage
ment has so arranged it that every
thing on the program will occur be
tween the special train that will
Columbia, S. C, Oct. 26.
The work is progressing rapidly and
Clemson College today took the members of the executive committee
scalp of its annual foe, South are very optimistic .and while they
Carolina University, on the grid- fear fewer people will attend the
iron here. This battle is the ! show than if the first plans naa Deen
yearly athletic event of the Pal-.
metto State Fair and was wit-
carried oui iney cuusmci wo uci-
nacle a very good location
nessed by a large crowd today.
Clemson's eleven whipped their
A mammoth tent is to be placed on
aifhar aide of the tabernacle and
vn ww j-& r w vnv i x
fpllow Carolinians by a score of "leach will cover 10,000 square feet of
27 to o. floor space. The tabernacle has 23,
f v ;000 square feet of floor space, which
gives a' total of 43,000 feet of space.
$12 EACH FOR RATTLESH ANKES.
Oxnard, Cal., Oct. 26. James Ben
ton's latest rattlesnake catch is worth
$432. Benton, who lives in Santa Bar
bara, catches rattlesnakes for a living,
and this week sold thirty-six of the rep-
( tiles for $12 each to Oxnard Chinese,
who value them for medicinal purpo:
come here from Wilmington and !
uviici yuL. , geg drugs being compounded from the
A brass band win oe on hand venom. Benton has been bitten a num
throughout the day and will furnish ber of times in one instance almost
music for all the different events. loging hiS life. He catches the reptiles
The management nas promisea tne wjth a pronged stick,
usual good order tnat prevails at
Chadbourn and the people in this sec
tion are preparing to do all in their
power to entertain the influx of vis
itors - whb are expected to arrive
'early in the morning.
Grain-handling facilities in Buffalo,
N. Y., are. to be increased by the con
struction of a new 2,000,000 bushel
elevator, with three legs for vessel
BRITISH MINE SWEEPER
HAS .SEEN TORPEDOED
After all the evidence in the case
of Frank Benton against the Atlantic
Coast Line Railroad Company, had
been heard in the Superior Court be
fore Judge G. W. Connor, this morn
ing, a nonsuit was taken by the plain
tiff. It was claimed by Benton that
he was injured when thrown from a
lever car in 1913.
Benton stated in his testimony that
he was riding on a handlever car, to
gether with other trackmen, when
the foreman, in changing places on
the car, was knocked off by a lever
and run over. Benton claimed he
was thrown from the car when it
passed over the foreman. Almost
the entire morning was consumed m
taking the testimony in this case.
The amount of damages asked was
Divorce was granted Clara Wize
Williams, qplored, from Thomas Wil
liams. Divorces were granted yester
day to Murray Carney from Lola Car
ney and Sam Watson against Bertha
Judgment was given the plaintiffs
in the following actions: Annie M.
Thompson against H. M. Chase; Am
firiftan National Bank aaginst R. A.
Wright, Jr.; American National Bank
against B. H. Stephens; Armour and
Company against Tidewater Grocery
The jury yesterday afternoon re
turned a verdict for the defendant in
the case of the Imperial Manufactur
ing Company against the Eureka Dye
saving about $3,000 a day which the
vessel is worth on account of the
terms of the charter. He stated that
to have them served here would
mean a delay of two or three days
to secure bond from the owners and
at Savannah, where the vessel com
pletes her cargo, that much time will
be consumed in loading and the mat
ter could be handled then if the pa
pers were served there.
On account or tne fact that the
injured negro Jones is considered in
the class of a pauper who is unable
to give bond for the trial, and advance
the necessary costs, it was necessary
for his attorneys to secure the con
sent of Judge Connor, of this dis
trict, to institute suit and have pa
pers served on the steamer's master.
Judge Connor is presiding at Fed
eral Court in New Bern and his con
sent was not secured until too late to
serve the papers. Mr. S. P. Collier,
clerk .-here of the United States
Court, received a telegram from
Judge Connor, about 9:30 o'clock, au
thorizing him to hare the- papers
drawn, which was accordingly done,
and put into the hands of Marshall
J. N. Fennell, but the vessel steam
ed out of port about 15 minutes be-
I fore this time. 1
The 5;tj00 bales of cotton loaded
here are for export to Liverpool, Eng.
With the present high price of cot . n
it is considered a very valuable car
rnpooHinir tn Savannah CI 'A whflrfi
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SPEAKS 1 IT
Addresses Audience Compos
ed Largely of Workers in
FACE A NEW WAR
It Will be That of Readjusting
Business Conditions, De
Hartford, Conn., Oct. 26. Charles
Evans Hughes went into the "home
stretch of . the campaign," with the
opening speech of his last trip before
the election. The nominee,, in a the
atre, spoke before an audience com
posed partly of workers In munitions
"This is not the time for compla
cency," he said. "This is no time for
political talk about prosperity. It is
time for thought.
ixrv.n the man nnur In the tronrhpq
The Crown of Galacia is now Qf Europe get Qut and foHow the pur.
suits of peace the abnormal stimulus
I of the war will be withdrawn and
being . m . ... -,, onra o-oH in RatJj.
loaded at the Hilton Compress con- the demand of Europe at war
siderable vigilance had to be exer- wJU nQ longer haye that demand t0
cised by the officers of the steamer satisfy .
in order to prevent the 18 Chinese 4u .g & ngw Europe we will meet,
members of the crew from deserting. & disorganized Europe, and we
snoum De a new unueu ouii.
she will complete her cargo.
While the steamer was
CHIEF CLERK PROMOTED
BY THE SEABOARD.
"You can no more run this coun
try in coming years on the tariff prin
ciple of our opposition than you can
fly to the moon."
London, Oct. 26. The British mine
sweeping vessel, Genista, has been
torpedoed and sunk, according to an
announcement given out at the ad
mirality. All of the officers and 75
members of the mine sweeper's crew !
unloading and fast shipping legs for lost their lives.1 The survivors num-ment was issued today.
railroad cars and canal boats. ber 12. is due by January 15th.
CALLS FOR REPORT
ON BLOCK EQUIPMENT
Washington, Oct. 26. The annual
call of the Interstate Commerce Com
mission for the report from the rail
roads on the new block signal equip-
Norfolk, Oct. 26. Follows the ap
pointment of W. L. Stanley, general
claim agent of the Seaboard Air Line
Railway, to the new position of as
sistant to the President of that , sys
tem, with headquarters in Atlanta, W.
r.iarkA Moore, who has been chief
clerk to Mr. Stanley, has been pro
moted to freight claim agent of the
Seaboard, with headquarters in Ports
mouth. He will assume his duties on
As the result of Mr. Stanley's pro
motion the office of general claim
agent has been abolished.
REPORT DISTURBANCE ! Rumanians blew up -OFF
FLORIDA COAST . bridge.
Washington, Oct. 26. -Pressure! London, Oct. 26.-A Rome dls-
was still abnormally low today over ' patch says it is reported from
the Carribbean sea and' the West In-! Bucharest that after the evacu-
dies and extending to the Gulf of ation of Tchernavoda by . the
. r-i. Aic 1 aV PiicHn-TCnmnnlans. the bridEo T
Mexico, mere was t icyun. ui a
Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 26. William
G. McAdoo, secretary of the treasury,
who delivered an addrpss here last
nights in interest of President Wil
son's election, left today for Chatta
nooga, where he will speak tonight.
The Secretary has also accepted an
invitation to speak in Knoxvllle to-
turbance off the Florida coast and . was blown up by the Rumanians,
the weather bureau advises caution.
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