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VOL. XXII. NO. 298.
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, TUESDAYPlrTTiRNOON, NOVEMBER 7, 1916.
PRICE 5 CENTS
Wilson Cheered by Princeton
Students at The Polls
Hughes Says "Good Re
ONE VOTED IN LAUNDRY
OTHER IN FIRE HOUSE
Each PrepareHis Ballot With
Care and Then Returned
Home President Will Go
Golfing This Afternoon.
Princeton, N. J., Nov. 7. President
Wilson voted here today, casting hig
ballot at 0 o'clock. He motored froin
Shadow Lawn, which he left shortly
after 7 o'clock.
The President cast the 50th ballot
in the precinct. He., voted In the old
lire engine -house,
time he became
Princeton University, be has recorded j,
his choice on election day. Because!
oi the length of the ballot it took Mr.
Wilson several minutes to mark :t.
In f.ddition to the presidential elec
tion he also voted for the state of
ficers. The President was accompanied by
Mrs. Wilson and when they arrived
they were greeted, by crowds of
Princeton students and professors.
At the entrance to the Princeton
campus a drummer stood awaiting the
President's coming and as the auto
mobile drove up the drummer beat a
tattoo. Almost instantly large bodies
of students appeared. They swarm
ed over the campus and rushed to the I
voting place and as Mr. Wilson arriv-J'
ed the Princeton yell went up with a
resounding "Wilson, Wilson, Wilson,"
at the end.
While therrFresident was in the
ium massea m nie Hiretjis ouisiue. r
They cheered continuously, while a
large corps of moving picture men
and photographers took up positions
of vantage. A small opening in the
window enabled the students to peer
inside the engine house and they
pushed and jostled for a glimpse ofj
rresident. Mjrs. Wilson sat
m i is
the automobile and laughed at the
When th9 President emerged the
students cheered and called "speech,
speech, speech," but the President
shook his head. He greeted several
in the crowd by name. The President
started for Long Branch at 9:30
o'clock. He planned to spend the. re
mainder of the day rebdng and
mg golf. He will receive the returns
over the telephone from Secretary
Vhen Hughes Voted.
Xew York, Nov. 7. Charles Evans
Hughes cast his vote this morning at
7: or, o'clock in a small laundry at
"16 Eighth Avenue, almost directly
l'ack of the hotel where he has made
his headquarters. His ballot" was the
13th cast. When his attention was
called to that the Republican nominee!
"Thirteen is my lucky number. I
was born on Friday, too."
Mr. Hughes went to the polls be
fore breakfast and when he saw the
weather conditions he remarked:
"It looks like a good Republican
The candidate was at once recog
nized by a few persons who shouted
greetings. A smal) crowd of news
paper photographers were also on
to greet him. Two extra police-'
men had been added to the two requir-.other
. y iaw-
As the candidate left the polls theii uQ on witnpsspd. hut con-
umookers were startled by the noise .
f a taxi-cab backfiring
policemen jumped in that direction
icemen jumped in that direction
'pped when Mr. Hughes
1rv , . JOinten tn thf Vionvv smnlrfi
behind the stalled automobile.
l'r. Hughes was handed a ballot t
'M o clock. When he had emerged
me room ne had taken two mm-
tes to record his choice. He walked
ack to his hotel, accompanied by the
ovd and went immediatelv to his
He eXDectS tO naSS the dav!AS
(Wietly at his hotel
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INTO A HOT DUEL
Home, Nov. 6 (Via Paris, Nov. 7.)!
nn Austrian submarine and an Ital-
an destroyer were sunk in a duel on
October 16, according to an official
yatement issued by the admiralty to
day. ( The submarine had attacked a
ransport that was being accompan-
iH" by the destroyer.
people wave srarjJE m am evendrhbs stud usersd AiFTEnsrjiUHiDR) ''paper - mats wjbqv annvEixviisnrjasPAys
Conductor Insisted That Mar-
shall Remove Jegro Pris
oners to Jim Crow Car.
Raleigh, Nov. 7. Deputy Marshal
"W. T. Woodley, who took seven Fed
eral prisoners to Atlanta last week,
returned yesterday minus a fine story
that he came near creating as a pas
senger on the Coast Line.
That railroad has issued notices to
officers who transport iind guard pris
oners that the Jim Crow car laws
must be obeyed and when Mr. Wood-
where from the ley, with four white and three col
connected, with ,rel prisoners, sat down in the white
compartment, he was asked to move
into the' realm of Jim Crow. -
I ine jcouauctor insisted tnat he
vculd have to place "his colored pris
oners in the car reserved for the col
ored people and Mr. Woodley de
clined to go. The deputy marshal has
recently received his law license and
was up on the latest Supreme Court
opinions. And that opinion finds that
the law separating the races does not
apply to officers who guard prisoners.
Mr. Woodley caused; the conductor
to subside when the deputy warned
him of his danger. "If you make
these negro prisoners go into the ne
gro car and they escape, you will be
liable for conspiracy in aiding their
' Woodley said.
captain" dm not care to buov
'the Federal courts
The Charlotte Electric Imposition
Incorporated, an organization with
r "T- r7 z: I
rects oi electricity, Jr. 'i ayior, K.
H. Westbrook and W. H. Peeps, of
Charlotte, are the incorporators.
Parker Anderson has been hearten-
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ing in a, ay -A ueiiiuura.L imviy ijji mo
prophesies of Wilson's re-election.
The Anderson stories have been
much discussed. That news purveyor
dmittedly in position to hear the
best and the worst. Many Democrats
have been very blue. Their bones
carried Wilson defeat, but Anderson
has cheered them up. The Washing
ton correspondent's unequivocal dec
larations have been very gratifying
to Democrats who had not understood
that he is by any means a Wilson
partisan, but a newspaper man inter-
play-lasted first in accuracy
The local Democrats expect him
here today to vote. They may screw
their courage to the 10 to 7 sticking
point, Republicans offering those
odds in some Raleigh places still.
Buenos Aires, Argentine, Nov. 7.
tvio ArfrPTitinp. Rural Societv celebrat-
ed lt8 fiftieth anniversary with the
recent annual cattle show rt Palermo,
which was favored by fine weather
and good prices. For the first time
American citizens acted as judges of
the blood stock shown. The short
horn bull "Campbro" bred in this
country by Senor Pedro T. Page, was
given the championship, but the ani
mal was not placed on sale, the own
er choosing to retain it for stud pur
poses. The reserve champion, Durham, was
iannaoA f for $50,000 nanser and an-
animal cf the same category
'hrnnirM S55.000. More sensational'
fliHftrlT1fi. sent conditions the recent
doz-!show gave decisive proof of the Re
j puDli's financial stability and conft-
smil-jdence in tne futUre of the grazing in-
Min;sters Name Officers to Serve Dur-
jng the Ensuing Year,
At the regul?ir weekly meeting of
, i j i I.. fnllnnrinir rm.
l r ri ri u ii vMviri iiav. i.urj .jm.a. j tt w
cers were elected to serve during the
ensuing year: Rev. W. M. Baker, pres
ident; Rev. J.-' E. Reynolds, vice-president;
Secretary, J. B. Huntington, of
the Y. M. C. A., secretary and treas
urer. Among the matters discussed were
plans for "Go To Church Month,"
whiVh is to be observed here, also
the general good attendance at the
Sunday schools of the city at pres- meeting, exposure wmie ue taiKu
ent. It was stated that the ' religious to the crowd with bared head is be
census now being taken would be com- lleved to have brought on the fatal
niofod hv the next meeting.-
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GOOD ELECTION WEATHER.
Washington, Nov. 7. General-
ly fair weather prevailed in al-
most all parts of the country to-
day, the weather bureau an-
nounced, ejteept the extreme
upper Mississippi Valley, where
light local rains are falling and
in western Colorado, where
' snow is falling:.
it was unusually warm for,
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sections and nowhere was the!
OF A VICTORY
McCormick and Willcox Both
Declare They Are Certain
Harrisburg, Pa., Nov. 7. Vance C.
McCormicki chairman of the Demo
cratic "'Natjpnal' Committee, was the
94th man to vote in his precinct to
day. He went to the polls with his
brother and afterwards said:
"I am just as confident as ever of
a Democratic victory."
"After election," he added, "I be
lieve tnat we will find a united peo
ple supporting, the President for an
other four years."
Chairman McCormick returned to
National headquarters late today.
Willcox Says Republican.
New York, Nov. 7. "The fight is
won. We have Republican weather,"
said Chairman Willcox at noon, after
hearing the report of the progress of
voting from all over the country. He
declared the returns at New Ashford,
Mass., were indicative of the whole
Vance C. McCormick, chairman of
the Democratic National Committee,
bad not returned from Harrisburg,
but officials in charge reported that
indications were toward "a strong
drift for Wilson."
commenting on New Ashford,
Henry Morgenthau, chairman of the
Democratic Finance Committee,, said:
, " We . don't judge by pin pricks. J We
.me -country, -t
EACH SIRE PLEASED
AT EAIR WEATHER
Expect "Silent Vote" to De
cide The Battle Both Nat.
Chairmen On The Job.
New York, Nov. 7. Gratification
was expressed by both Republican
and Democratic National headquar
ters at the fair weather for election
day and it was expected to bring out
a great number of voters. It has
been claimed by both parties that
the outcome would be greatly influ
enced by the "silent vote" and it is
believed that the fair weather will
bring this class out in large numbers.
Chairman Willcox, of the Republi
can National Committee, was at his
desk '. early today receiving telegrapt
reports from all over the country
relative to the early activity of the
electorate in coming out to vote.
Chairman McCormick, of the Demo
cratic National Committee, was at
his home in Harrisburg, Pa., today,
where he had gone to cast his vote.
He expects to be at his desk at Dem
ocratic headquarters later in the day.
REPORT CONFIRMED OF
HITTING OF SHIP
London, Nov. 7. A claim that two
dreadnaughts were hit by a British
submarine, which yesterday reported
launching a torpedo at and striking
a German dreadnaught in the North
Sea Is confirmed, in a further report
from the commander of the subma
rine, it was officially announced to
day. 'Jlie two dreadnaughts claimed to
have been battleships of the Kaiser
DIES OF PNEUMONIA
Grand Island, Neb., Nov. 7. S. R.
Burton, Republican candidate for
Congress from Nebraska, died here
today of acute pneumonia.
Mr. Burton was running for Con
gress against Ashton C. Shallenber
ger, of the fifth district. Mr. Barton
closed the campaign in this, his
home, city, last night, in an open-air
Eieetimt Returns Tonight
As result ofLZiref ul preparation and elaborate and costly!
arrangements, The Dispatch has perfected a system whereby'
it will provide the people of Wilmington tonight with the latest, i
most complete and most authentic election news, fresh off the
wire. The Dispatch has arranged, first, to flash the news so
that people down-street may see it. Arrangements have been i
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v.j made wnereoy me latest election bulletins will De nasnea on a
big screen on Princess street side of the large Shrier and .Solo-.
mon building, at Front and Princess streets. v Everything has
been arranged so that just as the news comes off the wire it will ;
be flashed on the screen by experts engaged especially for thei'
occasion. This service will include that of a leased news wire
and the Postal Telegraph Company's bulletin service, which
will be provided Ijy special wire. J
; So every one is given a cordial invitation to be present to-;
night at Front and Princess streets to watch The Dispatch'
. i! i. in i . ,1 j n ci '
bulletins. It will be a sight worth seeing and will appease the
curiosity. The Service will begin as SOOn after 6 o'clock as
there is anything worth telling.
The Dispatch ha also made arrangements. to send the tid-j
ings to every home in Wilmington that desires the latest news,
An operator, who understands the election situation, will be
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kept at phone 1 76 to answer all inquiries. He will have at his
hand a special telegraph wire, which will provide him with the .
freshest new. So if vou can't watch the stereonticon bulletins.
phone The Dispatch office. No
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call it will be a pleasure to serve
And tomorrow morning The Dispatch will issue a special
Election Edition, which will carry the complete news of the re
sult, with all sidelights. This
all Dispatch subscribers, both
will be sold on the streets.
There has never been a Presidential election as interesting,
as important, as exciting a the one today, and The Dispatch
intends to bend every energy and all efforts to rise to the occa-
sion and provide the public with
complete news of the event.
SOLDIERS ON THE
Troopers From Several States
El Paso, Texas, Nov. 7. One huri
dred thousand officers and soldiers of
the National Guard of Pennsylvania
and a small contingent of Massachu-
setts guardsmen, now on duty, are
casting their ballots on the presiden
tial, congressional and state tickets
at their camps at El Paso.
Election commissions are here from
Pennsylvania and Massachusetts to
supervise the voting.
Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7. Troops on
the border voting today were those
from Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa
Guardsmen coming from South Da
kota, New York, Virginia and Kansas
I.ave cast their ballots and they have
been sealed, stamped and sent home
to be counted.
Berlin Claims. The English
Were Beaten Back Activ
ity In Lake Region.
London, Nov. 7. Gains by the Brit
ish troops on the Somme front last
night were announced by the war of
Activity in Lake Region.
Paris (Via London), Nov. 7. Con
siderable activity to the east of the
Lake Presba region toward the west
ern end of the Macedonian front1 is
reported by the war office today. A
Bulgarian counter-attack in the re
gion of the town of German was re
pulsed. Elsewhere in this section
there was moderate artillery activity.
British Beaten Back.
Berlin (Via Sayville), Nov. 7. On
the Somme front the British made an
attack -near Eaucourt L'Abbaye, but
were immediately beaten back, the
war office announced today.
FIRST PRECINCT HEARD
FROM IS FOR HUGHES.
Pittsfield, Mass., Nov. 7. New Ash
ford, the smallest town in the State,
has the distinction to make the first
election returns today. - The polls
closed at 10 "o'clock and the count
stood: Hughes 16, Wilson 7. In 1912
New Ashford gave Wilson 4. Taft r
and Roosevelt 6.
MORE ON SOAAME
matter how many times you
special edition will be sent free to
in and out of Wilmington, and'
the quickest returns and most
KILLER A NEGRO
Coroner's Jury Finds That the
Protect Life. V
New Bern, Nov. 7. Information
reached New Bern this morning to
the effect that James Banks, colored
an employe on the Simmons farm
in Jones county, was shot and in
stantly killed late yesterday after
noon near Ravenwood station by Mr.
Robert Ross, a white farmer of that
According to accounts of the affair
reaching New Bern, Banks had been
cursing Mr. Ross and was advancing
on him with one hand tn his pocket
when the latter opened fire on him
with a revolver and killed him almost
A coroner's jury was immediately
empanelled and after making a
search of the dead man's clothes they
found a revolver in one of the pockets
of his trousers, in the very pbeket
in which he had his hand when ad
vancing on Mr. Ross.
After investigating the affair they
rendered a verdict exonerating Mr.
Ross, stating that it was their opin
ion that he shot in order to save his
The little town of Bridgeton, just
across Neuse river from New Bern
and which contains about 600 inhab
itants, has had a remarkable health
record during the past year and rec
ords show that there has not been
a single death in the town within the
past twelve months.
The citizens of Bridgeton are stick
lers on the health question and they
leave no stone unturned that tends
to conserve the-health of its resi
dents. So far as is known, Bridgeton is
the only town in the State that can
boast of a record identical with that
HERE THIS EVENING.
Dr. George Stuart Will Speak at the
Boys' Brigade Armory.
"Lopsided Folks" will be the theme
discussed by Dr. George R. Stuart
this evening at 8 o'clock at the Boys'
Brigade Armory and it is hoped that
a big crowd will attend. Dr. Stuart
is speaking here under the auspices
of the Fifth Avenue Epworth League.
Dr. Stuart is one of the best known
evangelists of the South and is com
mended to the public by such men as
Rev. H. S. 'McArthur, J. Wilbur
Chapman and Sam P. Jones. At pres
ent he is pastor of one of the largest
Methodist churches in Birmingham,
Ala. In speaking of Dr. Stuart the
Charlote Observer congratulates Wil
mington on her good fortune In heav
ing Dr. Stuart here and adds that
Charlotte has been waiting a long!
time to welcome the minister to the
Queen City a second- time.
I SLOW PUNTER
WILL CARRY N. I
p1lf c- c ivyi . t
"n,,,??6 RntS n
Uoubt Both Oldes Claim-
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DEMOCRATS SAY ONE
But Republicans Dispute This
Claim For New Yorjc City,
Heavy Vote Before
New York, Nov. 7. Clear skies
and moderate weather promised to
bring out heavy voting in New York
thich last year m'm votes
WTheCcYty. both parties concede, win.
as usual, go Democratic, and the
?"estin is in tne size or ihe l"T&-
lty- Tne Democrats claim 100,000
majority, while the Republicans
claim that the Democratic majority
win not be 70 000 at most
r ijuui omes uiaiixi di iiumju, wuere
, politics in the past years have been
J stronger than any other borough in
n4U :j. t- 1-1 l
Long before the polls opened in
some sections men were in line wait-
to cast their ballot and predlc-
tions were tnat the greater part
LOOKS LIKE KANSAS
But Wilson Running Strong in
The Normally Republican
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 7. The first
election returns from Kansas report-
give Hughes 1,389 votes and Wifson
974. The 'city city is "normally Re
Kansas City, Kan., Nov. 7. In re
ports given out at noon by the elec
tion judges 9 out .of 108 precincts of
Wyandotte county, Kansas, including
Kansas City, gave Hughes 378 and
SAY STEAMER IS
Consulate and Master Knew
Nothing of Transfer of
London, Nov. 7. No transfer of the
steamship, Lanao, sunk by a subma
rine on October 28, has been regis
tered at the American consulate here, I
it was said at the consulate today, two poUn(i8 Qf 8nip rat hair, paint a
in reference to advices from the i roan horse. with the composition, and
United States reporting the transfer ( then you wIn understand why the Aus
of the vessel from American to for- trian8 cant see the Italian soldiers In
Captain Knows Nothing Of It.
Cardiff, Wales (Via London), Nov.
7. The captain of the steamer Lanao, ,
sunk by a German submarine, said
today that he knew nothing of the
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sale of the Lanao to a Norwegian
firm. He was acting on the assump
tion that the Lanao was still of Phil
ippine registry and entitled to fly the
Captain Mainland said it had been
a question for a long time whether j
.mocnln nnlai- 7Vi i 1 inni n o rppistrv WPTP
entitled to sail under the American Pen in o
fl well in the rains and muds and among
"Many owners of vessels have been , the trees of the mountains.
fined by the United States government! wvrr DCIMP
for flying the American flag, but a re-iLAKVafc, VUlt DE.11NL
cent decision gives them the right to i CAST IN LUMBERTON.
display the American colors."
The captain saved the ship's papers
and brought them to Cardiff with him.
They show the Manila registry and
that he was entitled to sail under the
Captain Mainland said that he did
i not protest to the submarine com
mander against sinking his ship on ac
count of her registry. Neither did he
lodge a protest with the American
consul. The consul has sent cable
message to the State Department giv
ing the facts regarding the isnking of
the Lanao and is forwarding the state
ment of the captain to the chief office
A HEAVY VOTE IS :
BEING CAST IN THE
Fair Weather Brings Out Big
Early Vote Causing
WHEN RETURNS BE
KNOWN IN DOUBT
Entrance of Women Voters
Complex The Situation
First Blood For
New York, Nov. 7. Generally fair
weather throughout the country ex
cept in the upper Mississippi valley
and in western Colorado, accompan
ied by agreeable temperature,
brought out voters in large numbers
early today. Reports at noon from
all sections indicated that a heavy
vote would be cast and some sections
"report that the bulk of the votes were
cast before 10 a. m. The big early
vote is causing much concern to poli
ticians. New Ashford, a small Mas
sachusetts town, has tne distinction
of making the first returns. The
town has 23 voters this year and
when the polls closed at 10 o'clock
the county showed: Hughes 16, Wil
In 1912 New Ashford gave Wilson
4, Taft 7 and Roosevelt 6. All the
New England States in the early re
ports dwelt on the heavy early bal
Providence, R. I., reports that
throughout the State the vote was
the heaviest ever known. New Yorlc
State and other Middle Atlantic
States all report an unusually early
vote and similar reports from the east
and south indicate a keen .and eager
The fair weather and the heavy
early voting was pleasing news to
both those in charge of the Republi
can and Democratic headquarters, as
both sides expressed gratification.
Political observers are in doubt as
to just when the election results will
They are inclined to
in recent years on account oi mo
complex situation resulting from
women who did not vote in other
GREY GREEN SUITS
Color Said to be The Ugliest
of Any of Entente Armies.
Headquarters of the Italion Army,
Nov. 7. The uniform' of the Italian
army is said to be both the ugliest and
the least visible of any worn in Europe.
"Its wearer doesn't even make a shad
ow," said one visitor recently among
the party of American officials that ac
companied Ambassador Thomas Nel
son Page to the front.
The color Is officially described as
gray-green. An Englishman tried to
convev his idea of it as follows: "Take
Bome blue Njle mu(jt rut, jn carefully
broad daylight at fifty yards."
The color was adopted ten years ago
especially for use in mountain fighting.
' It and a sand-colored yellow for the
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in African desert lighting, as in the
case of the Tripoli war.
The Italian army was among the
first to make a science of the question
of uniform colors. It did not select,
for instance, the horizon-colored uni
form adopted more than a year ago
by the French because while this Is
the least visible on roads and plains of
Lumberton, N. C.Nov. 7. Over
four hundred votes were cast in
Lumberton township in the general
election here before noon and lead
ers of both parties predicted that the
vote of the county will be the largest
Makes It Dangerous.
"It is unnecessary to go over all
that ground. The principle is as old
as the hills and, has always been ac
cepted by everybody."
"Exactly. And that is -Just what
makes me suspicious of it."
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