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THE LARGEST CIRCUIATI0N4N WILMINGTON
VOL. XXII. NOv294:
WILMINGTON, NQRTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY AFTERNOON,xNOVEMBER 3, 1916.
PRICE 5 CENTS
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Splendid Event Makes Auspi-j
cious Opening at Bolivia, I
With Big Crowd Present.
WILMINGTON CITIZENS v
MAKE FINE SPEECHES.
Exhibits at The Fair Are of the
Finest Type Visitors En
thusiastic Ideal Weather
For The Occasion.
Bolivia, N. C, Nov. 3. Brunswick
county's initialTair opened here this
morning under most auspicious cir
cumstances, the weather being ideal
and the fully 500 persons who 'gath
ered from all points of this section of
the State pronounced the fair as be
ing an unqualified success.
The agricultural and educational ex
hibits, on the first floor of the hall,
were excellent, far surpassing any
thing ever shown in the county be
fore, and the building was crowded
-,t nil tirnps
One of the features of the farm nro -
ducts exhibits was the excellent show-1
ing of preserved home grown fruits
and many people had exhibits that in
a much larger fair would easily have
walked away with premiums.
Featuring the program were the ad
dresses of Colonel Walker Taylor and
Mr. D. L. Gore, of Wilmington, both
of whom were former residents of
The exercises were opened by Mr.
Jackson Johnson, of Winnabow, pres
ident of the fair association. He wel
comed the crowds at Bolivia and ac
credited Mr. J. O. Lennon, county
farm demonstrator of this county,
with a large part oftha routine work
that was required to make the .fair a
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Mayor J. C Mizzell, dfcttfivia, Jfnade
a warm address, following the, "invoca
tion. Colonel Taylor, in his address,
spoke of his boyhood in ' Brunswick""
and complimented the people on the
great strides that had been made
since he was a resident of the coun
ty. Mr. Gore, in his address, told a
number of amusing reminiscences of
his boyhood in old Brunswick and
laid especial stress on the education
of the children of the county and
made a plea for the boys to stay at
home on the farm, telling them that
their chance there was much better
than anywhere else.
Many Wilmingtonians are in attend
ance at the fair, coming by special
train, and aTiumber coming through
the country in automobiles. Southport
also is -well represented.
The fair, which is the maiden one
of Brunswick county and which lasts'
two days, is a big success, to judge '
by the first morning and the people !
of this town and county generally are
OWEN C. FILL YAW.
SHIPS TO BOTTOM
Big Loss Since The European j
War Started Teutonic
Losses Seven Per Cent.
New York, Nov. 3. Eighteen . hun
dred and twenty merchant ships, with
a aggregate tonnage of approximate
!y 3,328,584, have been sunk by bel
ligerent nations during the 27 months
ot war ending November 1, accord-
'UK to fifflirpa rnmnUoH from Hienat.rh-'
es and mail advices published here
today by The Journal of Commerce.
The losses during October were larg
er than for any previous five months,
according to the statistics, and
amounted to 127 vessels during Oct-!
The table showing the total ship
Josses since the war began estimates 1
those of the entente allies at about
" per cent and those of neutrals at
IS DUr f'Pnt uuifVi tVia TantATii'p lnacoa
" per cent. '
i Hughes if jje didn't come.'
TO START ON GIANT j And the 1,800 appear to be the force
PI AMT MCVTT YCI7l o the fight in Wake county. The Re
rLAINl rMhJU WlLllK. puWicani- fu-e to be counted
! out. Chairman R. W. Ward has Tom
Greensboro, N. (C Nov. 3. The en-
eaieer in charge of the construction
nere of the Southern Railway's new
concrete roundhouse and car foundry
announced today that construction
would begin next week. The cost 6f
piant will be 5525.000. wnen
tompieted the plant will accommo-
date 1,188 cars daily. j
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Prominent Wilmingtonian Is j
Speaking In Buckeye State
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Raleigh, C, Nov, 4. -Democrats
learned too- late foj-the Obio Democ
racy's use that "Judge" Iredell Meares
has gone to Ohio to speak for Hughes.
Judge Meares is a candidate for
Judge against' Stacy ahtf Judge" Stacy
is now in the city. Mr. Meares al
ways challenges his opponent to talk
with him, but Aycock once broke
Meares of the chronic challenge, by
writing that a man couldn't afford to
talk to Ixyedell evtt he agreed with
I the Judge, the Judge is some talker.
Tifvpr emits He Hirln't invito
Stacy to joint issues. He just left the
And it is allowed that ' they need
Judge Meares but' there, the Judge
isn't liable to wreck the traditions of
the judiciary. The Democrats stopp
ed Arthur Sager 5 from coming down
here to help Senator Butler's brother
George by printing his record, which
was one of convenient changes. But
they forgot to head off Judge Meares
and thatWifmlngtoii's satelnlan is
having the time of .his' life talking.
Judge Meares expects to. get back
in time to vote. Thfe number of
speeches which he isl' expected to
make is not known, tut' it is 'known
that all of the devilment, to be done
by him has done 'been and done and
if Ohio goes to the devil pbliticaUyli1
the Democrats have only themselves
to blame. Even Butler, Bonds, Booze,
Boodle and Bull have their weakness
es. They ma"de the Democrats forget
WILL BE ELECTED
Former National Committee
man Has Returned From
Raleigh, Nov. 3. Former National
Committeeman R. C. Duncan, who
has returned from, the North, brought
no woe from the quarters visited by
him and he expects Mr. Hughes to
The Republican leader, who insists
that nobody must refer to "the dead,"
does not think there is any mistak
ing the confidence in the North now
and almost simultaneously with his
return came the reversal of form in
the shape of betting odds. The Ra
leigh banker does not speak lightly
of the Democracy and the fight it is
making and indulges in no landslide
talk: He thinks the country is natu
rally and safely Republican and has
his sealed estimate with the reasons.
He also expects Britt to be elected
in the Tenth. Of course, consider
ing the attitude of McCaskill in the
Sixth and Butler in the Third, Mr.
Duncan cannot be expected to give
odds of more than two to one on
those Republican nominees for Con
Vic Dockery, angler and scribbler
of note, doesn't enjoy the presence
h of Zeb Vance Walser. of Lexing
ton, one-time Kooseveit leaaer ana
head of the party while Mr. Roosevelt
Mr. Dockery hasn't seen Zeb hert
but if Zeb is here Vic is opposed tc
him. "You may say for me, a genu-
ine Roosevelt man and a Progressive,
that Wake county has 1Q0 men who
followed Roosevelt," Mr, Dockery
saysf "and they have gone to Hughes,
And' thejr ;wiU stayTQier without any
assistance from Zeb Walser, We
j. tt...i..ii - Via no m o
nwn Tier and vre would 1)0 for
Settle for Friday night and. there if
little doubt that' Settle will have the
biggest of all crowds. The Republ'
cans are playing up the $600,000 bond
ed indebtedness , as their chief loca!
issue and Republicans honestly be
lieve that they Will wipe out airbu'
a few of the -mfen who made1 such '
tremendous majority four years ago
Plots to Dynamite Subway Sta
tion and City Hall Are
BY ONE OF THE MEN.
They Are Charged With Hav
ing Caused Explosion at
The 110th Street
New York, Nov. 3. Plots to dyna
mite the Interborough subway sta
tions were thwarted today, according
to the police, by the arrest of sixi
men, several of them charged withleft Albany at 8:15-o'clock for New
bringing dynamite into the city and! York, to spend the day campaigning
with jausing the explosion at the j down the Hudson River valley. To
110th street station on October 24. . ,
A confession, whicn detectives say
they obtained from one of the men,
stated that the station near 59th
street and Broadway was to have
been blown up today and the City
Fourteen United States Offi
cers Will Be In New Bern
NEW BERN HAD
i THREATENED STRIKE
Laborers at Norfolk-Southern
Yards Wanted HigheY-Pay
But Their Bluff was
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naval militia officers1 will come to
New Bern on November 9 for the pur-!
pose of examining the commissioned j
officers Of this and the other divisions
of the North Carolina naval militia.
This examination will probably
continue for two or three days and
will be very rigid, but the officers of
the local division believe that they
will be able to pass it successfully.
All Of the officers as high as the
lieutenant grade' and those above will
stand the examination.
The striking fever has struck New (
Bern and the negroes are the ones
whose systems have become innocu
lated with the germ.
Yesterday morning a score or more i
of the colored "help" at the Norfolk
Southern Railway Company's Trent
river warehouse informed Mr. J. P. C.
Davis, the agent, that they desired
more remuneration for Ineir services
and that if they didn't get this they
intended to quit.
Mr. Davis endeavored to reason
with the men and show them that the
company was paying them all that
they were worth, but this did not sat
isfy them and they informed him that
they would not be on hand for work
However, when the hour for open
ing the warehouse arrived this morn
ing the majority of the men were
there in readiness for work and the
vacant places were quickly filled.
Visitors to the Eastern Carolina
Fair next week will only have to pay
15 cents for passage between New
Bern and the grounds via the automo
bile route, this being the amount that
the automobile owners have agreed to
The city has agreed to grant the
automobile owners license to operate
their cars that week upon the - pay
ment of a five dollars license tax and
hose who charge more 'than 15 cents
will : at once have their license re
VESSEL STILL AGROUND.
A Big Part of Her Cargo Has Been
Lightered to this Port
TES Seminole returned to the side
'Of the Idillio this morning (and anoth
attempt is being made today to
pull the stranded steamer off the bar
on iwhicli she found a resting place
'several days ago. Numerous tugs are
assisting th9 cutter in an effort to
loat the big vessel, but no success
ias attended their work thus far.
A big part of the Idillio's cargo of
teel has heen lightered and brought
to this port and this work will be kept
ip until a sufficient amount has been
amoved to make possible the floating
the vessel. The Idillio was bound
for this port to take on cotton when
she went aground .on Cape Fear bar.
Republican Nominee Has
Made a Remarkable Cam
paign Tour, bf Country.
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WILL CLIMAX IT
IN NEW YORK CITY.
Has Covered Approximately
Miles Trips Have
Agreed With Him.
Albany, N. Y., Nov. 3. Charles Ev
ans Hughes ends his travels as a
presidential candidate today. He
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campaigning trips, wnich carried him
approximately 28,000 miles through 33
! states. He started August 5 from
j New York and has virtually been two
and one-half months on the road. He
I has visited the chief cities of every
j Northern and New England state, ex
icent Vermont, and has been , through
the Middle West four times and visit
ed every western and northwestern
i state. In addition, Hughes has visit
j ed the so-called border states of Mary
I land, West Virginia, Kansas and
j Maryland and has spent one day in
Tennessee, at Nashville.
! The nominee has visited his home
iin (Washington only once since leav
iing it the day after his nomination
and that for only two days, to at
tend to urgent business there. In
miles and extent of time the cam
paign has been dne of the longest
made in recent yearif by a Republican
nominee? " It has carried him from
Bangor, Mains, the furtherest north
eastern point, to San Diego, Califor-
i nia, and from Canada to within a
; parently tne .strenuous worK nas
agreed with Ml-Hughes, ; as today he
ical condition than when he started.
The special, train carrying the nom
inee is due at New York City at 6:15
STILL AT LIBERT!
Onslow Quarterly Conference
Will Be in Session Tomor
row at Tabernacle Church
Maysville, N. C, Nov. 3. Nicholas
H. Collins, who shdt and killed Abra
ham L. Collins, on the 17th of October,
has successfully evaded the officers.
He has not been captured.
Rev. 5: H. Hill went to Wilmington
The new swa mill at the Cooperage
Company's plant is in operation.
Mrs. Fannie Foscue visited relatives
in Maysville on Wednesday.
Election talk is the order of the day.
Interest centers on the National tick
et. Who will win is a question that
can be easily answered next Wed
Rev. H. E. Tripp, of Bethel, N. C,
was a visitor here yesterday.
Fine weather continues and the
remnant of the cotton crop is being
Miss Ina Eubanks, of New Bern,
spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs.
Mary C. Eubanks.
The Fourth Quarterly Conference
of the Onslow charge (Methodist) will
be held at Tabernacle church tomor
row. Rev. L. E. Thompson, of Wil
mington, will be present and preside.
Raleigh, N. C, Nov. 3. The Mount
Holly Realty Company was chartered
today by C. E. Hutchison, W. L. Noles,
R. K. Davenport, J. W. Hallard, J. A.
Costner and W. F, Johnson, all of
The Piedmont Cigar Stores Com-
pany, of Charlotte, is a new tobacco
business which is authorized to do
business with $50,000 capital as a
start. Henry B. Fowler, George H.j
Brockenboroueh and Ralnh Mvron are:
thft subscribers. I
AUSTRIANS LOSE HEAVILY.
London, Nov; 3. A Rome dis-
patch to the Wireless Press says -5C-
v,ot tho-Mt Ha nf t)iP naw-Ttfli- '
ian offensive cost the Austrians
the loss of15,600 men.
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Tragedy Enacted In North Car
olina Town. This
FOUR INJURED 1'
Father and Mother and Brother
6f Little Girl All Hurt
Girl Caught Under
Rocky Mount, N. C, Nov. 3. Stella
Abrams, the ten-year-old aaugnter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. Abrams, of Maccles
field, was killed today near tnat place
by an overturned automomie. The
girl was caught under, the car and
Mr. and Mrs. Abrams and a 12-year-old
son were all injured. The
son's hip was crushed, it was be
lieved, and Mr. Abrams is' suffering
from many bruises, while ' Mrs.
Abrams is suffering from nervous
BOTH SIDES CLAIM
Leaders of The Two Parties
Declare They Are Certain
FOR BIG WIND UP.
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Chicago, Nov. 3. Managers of tho
Democratic and Republican headquar
ters here both expressed confidence
today that their, party would be vic
torious'. Senator Thomas Walsh, Democratic
Western manager, issued a statement
saying the1 Democratic outlook was
never brighter. He said every West
ern State claimed by the Republicans
is reasonably safe for President Wil
son or is doubtful.
A. T. Herty, Republican manager,
announced that final reports from
States within his jurisdiction were
the most favorable yet received. Re
publican leaders today claimed Wis
consin, Indiana, Illinois. Ohio, North
and South Dakota, Minnesota, Idaho,
and even Missouri and Kentucky as
being certain for Hughes.
The Democrats will close the cam
paign in Chicago tomorrow with a
mass meeting for the business men
and rallies for the men and women
in different parts of the city.
The Republicans will end the fight
with noon meetings at hundreds of
factories, and rallies for men and
women, and will continue the rally!
with a torchlight parade In the even
ing. STILL ASSAILS THE
Hughes Now Attacks Demo
crats For The High Cost
Hudson, N. Y., Nov. 3. In an ad
dress here today Charles ' Evans
JIughes assailed the Democratic party
for its failure to reduce the high cost
While they did not reduce the high
cost of living they were immensely .
successiui in reaueing iut cims
making a living," said Mr. Hughes,
"They put their principles in force.
Tney naa not naa a cnauce uiuio .
a great many years.
to do it with extra results. In the
jfirst place they had the tariff for rev-
enue, but it was a taritt that aid not
"They said they were going to make j
American enterprises take on new
size and speed. Well, they did, but
It was a much reduced size and a
,much Slower speed. The opponents
of labor vanished or were reduced and
we have a very extraordinary condi-
tion in this country."
Reports Today Show They
Have About Seven Hundred
HAVE ALSO PAID
OUT MORE MONEY.
Additional Reports Filed By
The National Committees
of the Two Parties
Washington, Nov. 3. Supplement
ary reports filed here today show the
Republican National campaign fund
totals $2,012,535 and the Democratic
National campaign fund totals $1,
310,729 at the close Of October 30.
In addition to contributions already
acknowledged, the treasurers of both
committees today reported supple
The Democratic committee report
ed an additional $304,446 to the $1,
006,283 previously reported, and the
Republican committee reported $344-
t-778 in addition to the $1,667,757 pre
The accounts to date show ex
penses of $1,886,569 for the Republi
cans and $1,126,762 for the Demo
Other statements that will be filed
later will show the collections be
tween October 30 and the end of the
Trouble Between Star and Stu
dent Body at The A. & M.
.Raleigh", N3.r Nov 8?-rBr it Patter!
son, former Washington and Jeffer
son football star, who was given a
place on 4 the Ail-American eleven of
1915, has resigned as the heao? coach
of the North -Carolina A. & m. eleven,
after an agreement reached last night
with the athletic council of the fac
ulty. The dbtnmittee fiad' investigat
ed the charges that there was fric
tion between the coach and members
of the squad.
With the expression "that his res
ignation was best for all," Patterson
further refused to discuss the mat
Neither the athletic committee nor
the squad has questioned Patterson
about his football ability, but his
method of handling the men is not
understood by the Southerners. Pat
terson leaves tonight for his home
in Detroit, Mich.
Declares That a Great Victory
For Democratic Party Is
New Bern, N. C, Nov. 3. Senator
F. M. Simmons, chairman of the Fin
ance Committee of the United States
Senate, returned to-the city this
morning from Winston-Salem, where
last night he made an address before
the Democratic voters of that city.
In an interview given out upon his
return home, the Senator declared
that in Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and
other points in the Western part of
the State, he finds Wilson's strength
growing by leaps and bounds and that
the enthusiasm is increasing daily.
At Winston-Salem he was greeted
by one of the largest audiences that
have appeared before him during the
campaign and this was also ther case
at Charlotte and Greensboro.
The Senator is feeling very optimis
tic in regard to the election and un
hesitatingly predicts a great victory
for the party.
Six prisoners who were at last
week.s term of Federal Court held in
this city, were sentenced to serve
terms' in the Federal prison at At
lanta, Ga., and one who was sentenced
at the trem held at Washington on
the previous week, this morning left
New Bern in charge of Deputy Marsh
al John R. Williams, of Elizabeth
City, and Clerk of Court H. C. Green
leaf. Those who went along in charge of
the officers were Jerry Daniels, color
ed; Andrew Jackson, 70 years of age,
and whiter Sherman Sheard, colored;
Edward Sperry, colored; Jesse Wig
gins, white; Odie and Augustus
Occupation of Vaux by French
Gains This Much Coveted
WITHOUT ANY LOSS
Rumanian Front Continues
Scene of Heavy Fighting
Little Change In
Fort Vaux is again in French hands
and with the taking of the village of
Douaumont the ring of defensive for
tifications about Verdun has been re
established. Paris reports the occupa
tion of Vaux, evacuated during Wed
nesday night by the Germans. This
was taken without loss of life, as tho
French waited until all the explosives
left in the fort had gone off and then
advanced and took the unoccupied po
sition. The Rumanian fort continues "the
scene of heavy fighting. Berlin
claims to have made further inroads;
on Rumanian territory.
In Galicia the Russians have attack
ed in the district southeast of Lem
berg, but, according, to the German
official report, their attacks were re
pulsed with exceptionally heavy Cas
ualties to them.
Little change is indicated in the re
gion on the Macedonian front. Sofia
announces the repulse of the Serbians,
who attacked yesterday on the Cernaj
Alighted On Governor's Islari(
This Morning and Deliv
New York, Nov. 3. Victor Carl
strom, who left Chicago yesterday for.
New York, in a New York Times mail
carrying aeroplane, descended on
Governor's Island today, ending his
flight at 8:55 1-2 a. m. His Journey
was interrupted by stops yesterday at
Erie, Pa., and Hammondsport, N. Y.
The flight from Hammondsport
when the aviator resumed his trip at
6:35 o'clork today, was without in
cident. Carlstj-om was flying at a
height of 2,000 feet, aided by a strong
wind. The letter from Mayor Thomp
son, of Chicago, addressed to Presi
dent Wilson, was placed in the hands
of a special messenger who started
at once for Long Branch. A repre
sentative of the New York postofflce
met Carlstrom at Governor's Island
and received the bag of mail brought
On his flight from Hammondsville,
Carlstrom broke 'another rrcord, cov
ering the distance, 315 miles, at tho
average speed of 137 miles an hour,
or 11 miles an hour better than the
record held by Jules Vedrines, the
Only Consent of Agents ot
The Deutschland Needed
to Close 'Bargain.
Washington, Nov. 3. If the agents-'
of the German submarine, Deutsch
land, will signify that she iff available
for carrying mail to Germany the post
office department will be so notified
by the German ambassador.
The German ambassador has asked
the agents of the submarine to inform
him on the subject. The postoffice de
partment has already decided that it
s willing to accept proposals to es
tablish a regular undersea mail ser
vice. -x- -
DRIVE TEUTONS BACK.
Bucharest (Via London), Nov.
X- 3. The war office announces
that -in the fighting along the
Hungarian - Rumanian frontier
the Rumanian forces have driv- ;
X- en the Austrians and Germans
across the border at one poifit,
UNCLE SAM WILLING
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