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THE WILMINGTON DISPATCH, MONDAY : AFTERNOON NOVEMBER & 1 9 IS
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THE BIG EVENT
CORN SHOW TO
A $1000 S
Exhibits In Tabernacle .Are
Most Elaborate Ever Seen
Here ; Numerous Features
In a blaze of glory that is expected
t0 far exceed that of former years,
Wilmington's fourth annual Corn
sll0W will be thrown open to the pub
lic at 10 o'clock tomorrow. Today
hundreds of people are busy arrang
ing their displays in the tabernacle
in-order to have them in complete
readiness for the opening. Even in
building, with its many artistically
antl attractively arranged exhibits,
presents a beautiful appearance.
It was announced- this .morning by
a member of the Corn Show executive
committee that the tabernacle would
be open to the public each day from
in a. m. until 10 p. m. and that the
general admission will be 15 cents for
adults and 10 cents for children. The
Torn Show, which is Wilmington's an
nual fair, will come to a close Friday
night with a big ball at the auditori
um, on Harbor Island.
Each- night at the Corn Show there
will he a special feature program,
ond tomorrow night the returns
of the election will be given in detail,
a special wire having been placed in
in the building for this purpose. At
tractions for the other nights will' be
announced later. -
Wednesday will be the big feature
day of the Corn Show. In the morn
ing at 11 o'clock the big industrial
pcrade wil take place and this will
surpass any such event yet held in
Wilmington. It will leave Tenth and
Market streets promptly at 11 o'clock
and pass over the principle down
town streets. In the procession will
be seen more than sixty floats, repre
senting practically all of the city's
regressive business houses.
It is stated by the chairman of the
parade committee that the floats this
year are of a most elaborate and ex
pensive nature and the competition
for the prizes offered for the three
best in line is keen. Messrs. Frank
Meade, J. J. Blair and J. R. Eddy
have been named as judges to decide
the prize winners.
On account of the fact that the Corn
Show this year is being held on a
much larger scale than ever before
and because it has been extensively
advertised all over the Eastern por
tion of the State, thousands of per
sons are expected to arrive from the
surrounding sections during the four
Following is the complete list cf
firms and individuals' that will 'have
exhibition space in the tabernacle:
Section "A" Art Exhibit, Country
Store, Wrightsboro, Scotts Hill, Win
ter Park, Masonboro, and Myrtle Grove
Sound exhibits, Red Cross Society.
Section "B" J. H. Render and Com
pany, Belk-Williams Company, Sterchi
Bancroft, Bon Marche, Queen City
Cycle Co., Pender Tes Farm, . Capt.
Williams and B. B. Trask.
Section "C" Audubon Nursery,
Tidewater Power Company, Texas Oil
Company, Ford Auto Company, Fen
nell, Auto Co., Standard Cement Con
struction Co., Hutaff, Pepsi-Cola Co.
Amateur Flower Exhibit.
Section "D" Holland Nursery Com
pany, B. H. Stephens Construction Co.,
Frank Herbst, W. D. McMillan, Jr..
Shepard Chemical Co.
Section "E" Cany Booth, Miss
Lucy B. Moore, Delgado Kindergarten,
Hicks School, Wilmington Steam Laun
dry, Chas. Syer and Company, U. D.
C, G. W. Corbett, D. Sanders, Beehive,
Jacobi Hardware Company, Carolina
Metal Products Company, W. C. T. U.
Baxter Cigar Co., Sam - Bear, Sr., vand
Son., Packing House.
Section "F" Chamber of Commerce
information bureau, Education, Fan
cy Work, Swift and Company, Delgado
Mills, Atlantic Coast Veneer Com
pany, M. W. Divine Company.
Encouraging Settlers to Buy Govern
ment Indian Lands.
Many persons have visited the
Oklahoma Indian land car which is
now at the union station open to the
public for the display of maps, sur
veys, etc., of Choctaw and Chickasaw
Indian lands in Oklahoma, which are
soon to be sold by the United States
government. The car is ' in charge
of Manager Bernard, having been
sent out by the business men of
Southeastern Oklahoma for the pur
pose of advertising that section.
-Mr. Bernard states that no lots are
sold on the car, as the sale of the
land will be made by the government
at a near date. However, to attract
settlers to this section, there is on
display in the car many fine agricul
tural and mineral products taken
from lands adjacent to those to be
sold by the government. The car is
open for inspection from 9 a. m. un
til 9 p. m.
With Bank in Baltimore.
Mr. Charles N. Evans, who for sev
eral years was prominently identi
llf,d in banking circles of this city,
has been made field representative
and advertising manager of the Mer-tnants-Mechanics-First
f Baltimore, according to an article
appearing in yesterday's Charlotte
Observer. Mr. Evans will travel the
South for the big banking institution
With which he- is now connected.
Best service obtainable by leased
wire. All the election news, at the
(,orn Show. Adv.
Campaign to Raise Funds in
Behalf of Wilson's Candi-
- dacy Closes Tonight
The last appeal is being made to
New Hanover Democrats , today and
unles the reneging one comes across
by this evening the glorious opportu
nity of giving in behalf of the Peace
President will have passed forever.
Unless one gives today one will for
ever be denied that privilege for. the
Ussue at stake is to be settled tomor
row. Several weeks ago the Wilspn
Marshall Club, of this city, was re
organised; and -the chairmen and com
mittees appointed at that time beean
-taking subscriptions that have been
used in advertising the candidacy of
the President. The city has seen the
total grow from the first, contribution
to the present total of $4,720 $280
less than the amount later agreed up
on as the sum this county should give
toward advertising the President's
The above, referred to amount was
lacking this morning and today is the
last day of the compaign. Political
leaders say it must be raised for the
word of the county "is at stake. Aft
er pulling up within easy striking dis
tance of the goal there has been a let
up, but Wilson supporters are determ
ined that the $5,000 shall be raised
and are working today with that end
in view. While the list of contribu
tions published yesterday morning
show that $280 are needed, a part of
that amount has already been con
tributed and it is more than an even
bet that the full amount will be real
I ized ere the final curtain is rung down
i tonight and the campaign halted.
QUALITY OF WORK
Many Will Attend Burlington
Sunday School Convention
Frorn This City
The annual convention of the North
Carolina Sunday School Association
wili be held in Burlington on Novem
ber 17-19. The program committee
is f-xceodingly fortunate in being able
to secure Mr. John L. Alexander, of
Chicago, as theJeading speaker for
'.Mr. Alexander is the superinten
dent of the Secondary, or "Teen-age,"
, Division of the International Sunday
I School Association, and, is recog
nized as the highest authority on
leen-age organization and activity in
the world. He was for several years
m charge of the boys' department of
the Y. M. C.' A. of Philadelphia and
was later the first executive secre
tary of the Boys' Scout Movement of
America in which organization he
now holds an advisory position. Dur
ing the great Men and Religion cam
paign, Mr. Alexander was the leader
of the team for "boys'- work," and at
the close of the campaign he was
called to the position with tfie Inter
national Association which he now
nolds. While actively interested in
all the. great organizations for boys
and girls, he believes that all these
activities may be made a part of the
work of every well organized club
and Sunday School class and thus be
properly related to the church, with
the Sunday School class and the Sun
day School lesson as the heart of the
As an author, speaker, camp and
conference leader, Mr. Alexander is a
statesman of the first rank. His per
sonality, fine intellectual and physical
qualifications and wide experience as
an organiser and director of forces,
make it easy for him to put tone and
tonic into a gathering of. leaders.
No effort will be put forth for a
big delegation, but the emphasis will
be placed on the quality of the work
to be done, and a representative del
egation as to the lines and types of
work at issue.
The Association is fortunate in
meeting in Burlington, one of the liv
est Sunday School towns in the State,
with Graham, another . of the livest,
connected by trolley line, and both
of these situated in one. of the most
responsive organized centers in the
The program will deal especially
with educational types of work and
constructive plans with reference to
the secondary, or teen-age, division
of Sunday School work, whereas in
former years the greatest leakage has
occurred, but now, however, under
the new plan, the-greatest strength
is beginning to be felt.
Those wishing further . information
should write the North Carolina Sun
day School Association, f 402 Banner
Building, Greensboro, N. C, or infor
mation can be obtained locally from
G. A. P. Bowman or D. H. Howes, Jr.
Schools and delegates wishing to
send names in advance should write
T. S. Brown, Burlington, N. C.
Election news in full shown on the
screen at the Corn Show Tuesday
Corn Show" is the place to get the
r election returnsr Leased wire serv
ice in the building. Adv.
Wilmington is Confident Mr.
Wilson Will Be Re-elected
by Big Plurality
The stage is set for the biggest
event of the past four years and the
finishing touches are being added to
a work that will either stand as a
monument to the workersor will go
down in utter failure. Wilmington
feels today that she has done her
work well she is confident that it
the remaining sections of the coun
try will rally to the support of Wood
row Wilson as she intends rallying
that all will be well and that the
"Peace President" will go back into
office by an overwhelming plurality.
For days and weeks local political
leaders have given of their time and
money without stint in behalf of the
President and tomorrow will- tell the
tale. WTilmington believes that Mr.
Wilson will be re-elected and
Wilmington will do every legitimate
thing to bring such an occurrence
about. Wilmington and New Han
over want Woodrow Wilson more
than they want anything else at the
present time even more than they
want better communication with
Brunswick county and the leaders
have gone out in the byways and
hedges in an effort to return him to
The following editorial from yester
day's edition of the New York World
has created interest among those for
tunate enough to obtain copies of
that paper. For the benefit of the
less fortunate it is printed in part
and reads as follows:
You have read in the closing days
of the campaign the speeches of
Charles E. Hughes warning you that
you cannot compete with the corpses
and cripples of Europe after this war
unless you are protected by an old
fashioned Republican tariff.
You have read the screaming ad
vertisements paid for with Wall
Street money threatening you with
soup houses and bread lines and star
vation unless you re-establish a reac
tionary government in Washington.
You have seen the organized
wealth of this country throw its pow
er on the side of Mr. Hughes in a
last desperate attempt to drive Pres
ident Wilson from office.
Do any of ou believe that the men
who are paying for the Hughes cam
paign are solicitous about your wel
You have read their mendacious as
sertions that the country was impov
erished by the Underwood tariff and
that only the war saved the Ameri
can people from destitution.
Most of you remember 'the Roose
velt panic of 19-07, when 2,000,000 men
were out of work and the breadlines
stretched for miles. This panic took
place under the kind of a tariff thai
Mr. Hughes and his corporation allies
are seeking to re-establish.
Wall Street interests that made
millions of dollars out of this panic
are putting up money to elect Mr.
Hughes. One of these Hughes-and-High-Protection
paid for by C. W. Barron, who re
ceived $50,000 from the slush funds
of the New Haven Railroad under the
Mellen regime to manipulate public
opinion in favor of the Morgan inter
ests that were wrecking the property.
All of this advertising is paid for
by men who have a sordid personal
interest in regaining possession of
the United States government.
They talk about protection to
American labor, but what they mean
is special privilege for themselves.
They want to repeal the income
tax which taxes wealth and not pov
erty, and make the consumer again
pay the cost of government. Mr.
Hughes as Governor of New York op
posed the ratification of the income
tax amendment, and Mr. Root op
posed the bill on the ground that the
income tax should be reserved as a
war measure not used as a peace
They want to gain control of the
banking and currency law and re-establish
the system under which the
United States Treasury was under
the control of J. P. Morgan & Co.,
the National City Bank and other
great financial interests of Wall
They want to gain control of the
Tariff Commission, and manipulate
the schedules for the profit of organ
They want to gain control of the
Trade Commission, which is charged
with the duty of preventing unfair
competition and of protecting the
public against corporation abuses.
Thev want to fasten a military sys
tem upon the United States which
will give to capital a huge army that
can be used to coerce labor.
They want to repeal the eight-hour
law and stifle the eight-hour move
ment. Much of their bitter hatred of
President Wilson is due to their re
sentment against him ' for champion
ing the principle of the eight-hour
day in continuous industry.
They want o re-establish Dollar
Diplomacy and make the army and
the navy of the United States agen
cies for collecting the interest and
principal of their foreign loans and
for maintaining the commercial con
cesfiions that they obtain in foreign
They want to restore Hannaism
and a government of property by
property and for property.
They want a foreign policy for the
United States which will work to the
profit of Big Business, not a foreign
policy that will work to the peace
Report of Pla3'grQuhds Direc
toiL Thees is Very Inter
esting , " " r
The report of Mr. B. A. Thees, city
playground director, for the months
of July, August, September and Oct
ober, shows that during this period
there has been a total attendance of
15,118 persons at. the Robert Strange
playgrounds, with an .average daily
attendance of 158 persons for the 96
days that the grounds have been open
to the public, which is considered ex
cellent. Boys have taken full advantage of
the' playgrounds, as is shown by the
fact that 8,046 have visited the recre
ation spot since July 1. The girls
come next with a total attendance of
3,382 and the remaniing .number 5s
made up of men and visitors.
The report of Mr. Thees follows:
When the playgrounds were open
ed on July 1st they contained 1 ten
nis court, large baseball "diamond
with grand stand and 1 small baseball
diamond for small children, given
through the instrumentality of Coun
cilman McCaig by the city. Now
they have in addition to these, 1 bask
et ball court, the lumber for which
was given by the Clark-Lynch Lumber
Company, 1 American schooV slide, 6
standard steel swings, 4 see-saws, 1
pair portable jumping standards,
which will be erected during the com
ing week', and 2 additional tennis
courts all of which were given by the
Loyal Boys' club under the leadership
of Mr. F. W. Gerken.
The Young Womens' Christian As
sociation conducts a story-telling and
game hour on the grounds each Mon
day from 4:30 to 5 p. m., with an av
erage of 32 little folks.
No movement has grown more rap
idly during the last decade and no
other movement has claimed and held
the attention of municipalities and
thinking people of our land as has the
Every playground built today saves
the building of a hospital tomorrow.
The recreation of adequate, play space
is a hygenic measure as much as pure
water and clean streets. Since dis
ease and subnormal vitality are the
primary causes of a large percentage
of poverty, play is a preventitive of
poverty and an important factor in
the solution of the problems of char
ity. OCTOBER REPORT.
Shows Receipts and Disbursements
For the Month.
The report of the Associated Char
ities for the month just ended, show
ing the receipts and disbursements,
is printed below and is very interest
ing. The report follows:
Receipts New Hanover county,
$200; Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Parsly,
$25; Mr. C. Van Leuven, $20; Cash,
$5; Mr. H. L. Vollers, $10; A Friend,
$1.50; Mr. D. L. Gore, $25; Mrs. W.,
$2; Mrs. Alice Everitt, $1; In Memo
riam, $1; Cash, $10; Special Through
Rev. Thomas P. Nore, $3.75.
Disbursements Secretary's salary,
$33.33; Catherine Kennedy Home,
$12.50; groceries, $237.50; Rent for
those in need, $19.50; Cash help,
$5.25; Telephone, $2.33; Railroad
fares, $1.40; Janitor, $1.23.
MEETING THIS AFTERNOON.
County Commissioners Are Transact
ing Routine Matters.
The county commissioners are
meeting in regular sessionthis after
noon at the Court House, but accord
ing to Chairman W. A. McGirt there
is nothing of more than passing in
terest to come before the board for
consideration. Asked if the board
would take up the bridge proposition
Mr. McGirt replied
niiu uiuuo'v - ,
that he didn't think so, as no wor(I
had yet been received from the
Brunswick commissioners relative to
the invitation issued them asking for
a joint conference regarding the
FUNERAL OF MRS. CHINNIS.
Good Woman Died at Phoenix Friday
The funeral of Mrs. Susan E. Chin
nis, wife of Mr. T. B. Chinnis, ,who
died at her nome at Phoenix, Friday
night, at 9:30 o'clock, was conduct
ed from the residence Saturday af
ternoon at 4 o'clock. The interment
was made at Phoenix. Mrs. Chinnis
was held in high esteem by all who
Mrs. Chinnis is survived by two
cona Messrs. L. M. and Kh- B. Chin-
! nis, and four daughters, Mrs. Robert
. Williams, Mrs. D. W: Brew, . Mrs. W.
, S. Cook and Miss Katie Chinnis; also
and security of the American people.
President Wilson in an interview
printed in The W6rld today, declares
that "only governments initiate suuu
' wars as the present." These men
1 want a government that will initiate
' war when Wall Street sees" money in
Ipdig.es t ion
j rheji chronic is permanently corrected oy
'. the celebrated Shtvar Mineral Water. Pos
, itively guaranteed by money-back offet
j Tastes fine;, costs a trfle. Delivered any
where by our Wilmington Agents, Elving
' on's Pharmacy. Cor. 2nd and Princess Sts-
An administration, carrying $1,000 belonging to an estate, boarded a crowd- '
. ed street car in the city of Savannah. When he alighted from the car the
money was gone. (Tarver vs. Tofrence, 7 S. E., 177J. The jury concluded '
'-. that the administrator was guilty of gross negligence.
Are you going to expose your funds to possible loss through careless
handling or will you place your estate for safe, intelligent management ,
in the hands of the Wilmington Savings & Trust Company? Personal prop
erty is secure in our modern fire and thief-proof vaults. Other property will ' -;v
receive the careful and expert attention of our organization of trained trust
company specialists. Our officers will gladly aid you in your banking or trust -problems.
Let us explain by letter or interview. .
The Wilmington Savings & Trust Company
1887 110 Princess Street 1916
Oldest and Largest North Carolina Savings Bank
' ION ALASKA ROAD
Govt. Experts and Engineers
Rapidly Pushing Alaskan
Road to Completion
Seward, Alaska, Nov. 6. Wm. C.
Edes, chairman of the Alaskan Engi
neering Commission, who recently re
turned from Anchorage, reports ex
cellent progress on the construction
of the United States railroad.
Fifty-nine miles of track have been
laid from Anchorage. With the 71 1
miles of the old Alaska Northern
Railway that are now in operation to
Kearn Creek there have been com
pleted 130- miles of the 470 that will
connect Seward and Fairbanks. The
track so far laid from Anchorage con
sists of six miles south toward Sew
ard; thirty-eight miles of main line
northward to Fairbanks and fifteen
miles on the Matanuska branch into
the Matanuska coal fields. '
The right of way has been cleared
from Potter Creek, on Tarnagain
Arm, to Kings River, in the Mata
nuska coal field, a distance of seventy-seven
miles, and on the main lins
from Matanuska to the Little Susitna
river. Rail will be laid this fall as
far as Kings River, on the Matanuska
branch, a distance of sixty-two miles
from Anchorage, and to Wassilla, on
the main line, approximately fifteen
miles from Matanuska. On the main
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line in the Susitna Valley, between
Montana Creek and Indian River, a
distance of fifty-five miles, the right
of way is 70 per cent, cleared and a
number of grading contract s have
been let. Grading of the right of way
will proceed in this section from- Tal
keetna to Willow Creek, and north to
Broad Pass. At Willow Creek it will
connect with the work under the Mat
anuska district, and at Broad Pass
with the work from the Nenana divi
sion. Rail will be laid in the near future
as far as Potter Creek, which is fif- j
teen miles southeast of Anchorage on i
Turnagain Arm, and from which poinl !
the rock work on Turnagain Arm will
be attacked during the winter. j
For the week ending- September 0,
3,568 men were employed on the
Anchorage Division, which includes
Commission employees, station mei
and laborers, the August payroll be
The population of Anchorage,
which is the main construction base
on the railroad, is between 4,000 and
5,000. At Matanuska, the junction of
the Matanuska branch with the main
line, a townsite was recently sur
veyed by the government and a town
is now in course of development.
There is also a small town at Moose
Creek, about fifty miles from Anchor
age, where the first mine on the rail
road is in operation. At Wassilla,
the name of the town where the rail
road crosses the Knik-Willbw Creek
read, several people are gathering.
Wassilla will be the distributing point
for freight and supplies for the Wil
low Creek mining district. The gov
ernment is taking immediate steps to
survey mall iown-sites at - these
Large Above Large Below
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RETURN FROM NORFOLK.
Chief Engineer J. E. Willoughby
and Architect G. M. Poley, of the "A.
C. L. have returned to the city, from
Norfolk, where they attended a confer
ence Friday at which time plans for
Norfolk's new passenger station were
gone over. Work on the new station
will begin in December, according to
the Virginia Pilot. The structtrfe will
be two stores in height and will be
constructed of brick with terra cot
ta trimmings and tile floor.
The railroad north and south from
Anchorage passes through and devel
ops a large agricultural country.
There are now between 500 and 1,000
homesteaders along the line 6f the
railroad in this section, and the agri
cultural land is being rapidly devel
oped. The homesteaders are supply
ing a considerable portion "of iie
foodstuff k tor th:; railroad employees
and other people in that section of
the country. Recently the Alaskan
Engineering Commission contracted
for 400 tons, or over 13,000 tjushels of
potatoes with the Matanuska farmers.
Products are being hauled by the
farmers to Matanuska and shipped
over the railroad to Anchorage and
other points along the line. There
is still room for a large number of
homesteaders in the vicinity- of the
railroad, and the government hopei
to encourage farmers from the. States
to come to Alaska and take up home
steads in the territory tributary to
the railroad in order to deevlop the
agricultural lands so that the country
may some day in the near future be
eli-supporting. , -' .
Short W aisled