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V0L. XXII. NO. 302
Fierce Struggle Rages for Con
trol of The Rumanian Pro
vince of Dobrudja.
BULGARS jGET BUSY
V ANU A 1 1 Ath tLri 1 JN 1 fc.
Artillery Opens Up On West
Bank of The Danube
Fighting Resumed On The
Somme Under Favorable
The issue in the Rumanian prov
ince of Dobrudja, where the Russo
Kumanian forces are apparently at
tempting to regain possession of the
Cor.stnnza-Tchernavoda railway line,
seems again to Imng in the balance.
Rusto-Rumaniaii troops are advan
cing trom the norih on Field Marshal
hi Mackensen's left flank, at Tcher
navrda, and other entente forces are
cic-k to the town along the route of
the VI niile lon t ridge and viaduct
vh'ch spans the Danube and carries
the railtoad across the extensive
ir.'K-h lands west of the main stream.
3ot a reports, under Friday's d 1L0
l.r.e. I hat Bulgarian artillery had at
tacked the entente troops on the
w si bank of the Danube and they
h.;d "retired towpid Dunareava." Pe
trrgiad. on the other hand, yesterday
mnoinced the occupation of the
irwn by th.? Russians, locating it
two miles west cf Tchernavoda,
-hicli is taken to mean that the Rus
,';.uis were apparently at the end of
that portion of the bridge which
rp.v.ts tho main stream
Unofficial Ud vices from Bucharest
r. j.rrt von Mackrmen's retreat in
Dctrucja toward the Tchernavoda
Consiann railway line continuing
fires observed the direction
of the terminal of the road in Do
kudja, this bclngbd to indicate
the possib'UtFy VhaT'Scuatlon Ts 'lSlh
Fighting on the Somme front, In
Northern France, with the return of
more favorable weather conditions,
apparently has been resumed on an
increasingly tmportant scale. Lon
don announces the storming last
night by the British on the east por
tion of the Regina trench in the
northern part of the trench that is one
half mile long. The French activi
ties south of the river are reported
where" Berlin semi-officially advises
they have scored successes which are
characterized as insignificant. In
'his same region Paris reports an at
tack which resulted in heavy losses
to the Germans.
1 POLITICS EOR
Remains Quietly With Family
and Will Soon Be Back In
tt'iliiamstown, Mass., Nov. 11.
President Wilson ignored politics to
day to remain with the members of
his family here. Several hundred tele
grams of congratulations were receiv
pd this morning.
The PresirUmt nlnr.s tn Ip.a.vA hfire
by 'rain this afternoon shortly after!
o ciock tor Rhine Cliff where he will
board the Mayflower. He will arrive
in Washington, Sunday afternoon from
New York, going by train.
FOR NEXT WEEK
Washington, Nov. 11. Unsettled
leather with lower temperature for
the .southeast for the week beginning
tomorrow is forecasted by the weather
J uieau. Fair weather will likely fol
ov the rains of the first part of the
v'P?k. There will be a general frost
all the states with the exception of
DEUTSeHLAND READY TO
New Lond, Nov. 11 .The Ger-
raan submarine, Deutschland,
ready for its return voyage, was
still tied up at the' State pier here 4'
this afternoon. There were no
signs of an immediate departure.
PEOPLE QQ& UE
Secretary of State Thinks He
Will Have a Plurality
Concord, N. H., Nov. 11. Certified
returns from 291 precincts out of 294
In New Hmpsfcir.e, not Including 289
Wilson votes omitted by error In Ward
2, in Dqver, gave Hjjghes. 43,465; Wil
Only two precincts were added to
the official total oyer night and there
did not exist a probability, as express
ed by Secretary Bean that President
Wilson on the complete count would
have a plurality of 70 votes. The
three precincts remaining to be heard
from officially, reported to the press
250 votes for Hughes and 222 for Wil
son. Both Prisoners Pardoned Were
Warren County Men-?-Judge
Raleigh, Nov. 11. Two Warren
county men were pardoned yesterday.
The first was Harry Dutham. whbl
began in 1913 a sentence of fifteenlTWs morning's session was given over I
was then the solicitor and Judge
Kerr thinks the evidence wasn't en
tirely satisfactory. Judge Lane, who
tried the ccice, likewje has doubt,
and both are joined by many good cit
izens, who feel the same way. He
had served three and a half years.
Governor Craig thinks circumstances
tend to prove his innocence
Waverly Townes gets a pardon
after servinsr a year and more of his ,
three years sentence for manslaugh
ter. Judge Kerr says: "I am asking
you to pardon the prisoner because
I am convinced that the death of the j ing on the Board of Foreign Missions
deceased was due to a bona fide ac- j presented quite a number of recom
cident, a rare thing in my experience, mendations which' were important and
and further on account of the humble I had to do with changes in the work-
attitude of t,he prispnprr which, with
his frankness about all the circum
stances, satisfied me mat he has
been sufficiently punished. The fam
ily of the deceased have taken this
view of the matter all the time, save
one brother, who thought he ought to
be punished for carelessness. Judge
Ferguson tried the case and recom
mends the pardon.
The Wilson Morris Plan Company,
with $50,000 authorized capital and
$8,500 paid in, was chartered yester
day by Graham Woodard, F. N.
Bridges and others of Wilson.
The Gastonia Morris Plan Company
was also chartered with A C. Myers,
A. E. Moore and C. B. Armstron and
others. Its capital is $50,000; paid in,
The Seminole Cotton Mills of Gas
tonia, amended its charter, increas
ing its capital from $300,000 to $400,
000, and the Holland Manufacturing
Company of Gastonia, changes it.p
name to the Piedmont Spinning Mills
Company, with its capital Increased
from $125,000 to $300,000.
TIGERS HOLD LEAD.
Defeated the Athletic While Ameri
cans Trimmed Red Sox.
By defeating the Athletics while the
Americans were drubbing the Red
Sox the Tigers retained their hold on
first place in the Y. M. C. A. basket
ball league last night. The Tiger
Athletic game was decided by a count
of 35 to 23 and. the Red Sox-American
decision was 33 to 14.
The battle between the Americans
and RedSj Wre or less of a
farce the latter showing no form what
ever. The Athletics and Tigers put
up an excellent exhibition of the in
door sport and the battle was hard
fought with the decision ever in doubt.
Hauling Cost Reduced.
Washington, Nov. 11. Cost of haul
ing produce to and from the farms
of the country Is reduced as much as
25 cents per ton-mile by good roads
according to calculations of experts
o fthe Department of Agriculture
Ijp EVERJIIRHIZS TO H8EJMD
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 1 1, 1916.
This is one of the few late pho tegraphs of the German Crown Prin
thanking some of his soldiers who' d istinguished themselves in defense o
positions have since been entirely recaptured by the French.
Synod Adjourned This Morn
ing to Be Guests of St.
This afternoon at 3 o'clock the 200
or more delegates attending the Unit
ed Synod, in session at St. Paul's Lu
theran church, and the Women's Mis
sionary Conference, also in session at
that church, will be the guests of the
congregation of St. Paul's church on
a trolley ride to Wrightsvillo Beach.
The Synod assembled for business
at 9:30 o'clock immediately following
the Divine services lead by Rev. Z. W.
Finck, D.D., of" New Market, Va. The
first of the business matters was the
election of an executive committee for
the coming bienium.
The committee on architecture,
through its president, made a report,
wnich atter Demg discussed, was
adopted. A report on Letters and
Petitions brought out several recom
mendations, which after discussion
were adopted. The committee report-
ing of not only the board but the mis
sion itself. Much time was given for
discussion. ', On some of these recom
mendation the laymen took part
along with the pastors. Pending the
report the Synod adjourned for din
ner. Last Night's Session.
Features of last night's session were
addresses delivered by Rev. Dr. C. L.
Brown and Rev. J. L. Morgan. The
former speaking on "Foreign Mis
sions," and the latter on "Home Mis
sions." Dr. Brown, the first to speak
emphized the great field offered for
missionary work in Japan and other
countries of the Orient. He told of
how Christianity was being generally
accepted in those countries, especial
ly Japan. There, he said, they now be
lieve they need Christianity to drive
out the devil.
Mr. Morgan jhade a plea for more
young men to carry forward the church
work in the South. He emphasized
the fact that men and not money
were first. As a comparison, he said
that the South was larger than
practically all of Europe, except Rus
sia, and still the number of church
workers was-woefully smaller.
Among the business matters con
sidered at the business session yes
terday afternoon was the matter of
taking u the church work among the
negroes in the South. There was quite
a divergence of opinion among the
delegates as to how the work should
be carried on. "A committee decid
ed that the work should be done, but
that it should be deferred for further
consideration At 7.30 Dr. E. C. Cronk
gave a lecture on "The Women of the
Orient," accompanied by stereoptican
views. This service lasted about 35
minutes and was greatly appreciated
by the large audience, among whom
there were a large number of women.
This was held in the Sunday School
One thousand Democrats expected
to join the Wilson parade tonight.
Come and bring your friends. City
Hall, 7:45. ,
THE LARGEST CIRCULATION IN WILMINGTON
! AT VERDUN THANKS
IEVEN WILL TODAY
North Carolina At and M. Goes
Outside Territory to Play I
1 he INavy.
RACE IN SOUTH
W NARROW DOWN
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Likely Drop hrom Run
ning Eastern Games
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 11. Five unde
feated football teams have entered
into contests on Southern gridirons
today with the probability that two
i will be eliminated as championship
possibilities when the final whistle
Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt wore
to play Alabama and Tennessee, re
spectively, while Auburn meets Flor
ida. Tennessee and Vanderbilt play at
Knoxville; Georgia and- Alabama
here and Auburn and Florida meet at
Jacksonville. Tulane and North Car
olina A. & .M. go outside of Southern
! territory for their games today. Tu
lane plays Rice at Houston and the
latter the Navy at Annapolis. Wash
ington .and Lee . meets Bucknell at
Lexington, Va., South Carolina and
Virginia play at Charlottesville, and
Georgia battles with Furman at Ath
ens. Sewanee and Chattanooga play
at Sewanee while Louisiana State
and Mississippi A. & M. meet at
Starkville, Mis., and North Carolina
and Davidson clash at Winston-Salem.
Wake Forest meets Virginia
Polytechnic Institute at Blacksburg,
New York, Nov. 11. Of the many
clashes on the college gridirons of
the JEast today four might be indi
cated as commanding the greatest
public attention, the meeting of
Princeton and Harvard at Cambridge;
Yale and Brown at New Havern, Cor
nell and Michigan at Ithica and Penn
sylvania and Dartmouth at Philadel
phia. Ready For Big Game.
Winston-Salem, Nov. 11. Davidson
and Carolina clash here today in a
game that will decide the champion
ship of the State. The University
eleven is favored. Ideal weather con
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey and Daughter
Move into Their New Home.
Mrc TT" TVT riowpv nnrJ Httlo HniiB'Tl-'
ter, Miss Edwina, who have been un-(
der quarantine with the latter suppos-
ed to be suffering with infantile pa
ralysis at No. 206 Orange street, mov
ed into their new home, No. 1014 Mar
ket street today. Little Miss Edwina
is doing nicely, which will be of in
terest to friends of the family.
It will be remembered that Mrs.
Dewey and daughter returned home
from Chapel Hill recently and wjien
a aoctor was caiiea m io aiiena mue
Miss Dewey he was of the opinion
that she was suffering with light case
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THE fMFTTEIRRlBRl PAPER -
ce at the front. He is shown here
f captured Verdun positions, which
Former Secretary's Oratory
Carried Western States
Raleigh, Noyl Out of the mass
of thrilling election news comes
finally William J. Bryan, who has rel
atives living here, and again the Ne
braskan shows himself the political
Mr. Bryan did his campaigning ex
clusively in the West where Wilson
was saved by the farmer vota: e.Th
ne wspapers' gave him'much less 'than
he ever received from them, but two
Westerners who were here ten days
ago told your correspondent that
they had heard Wilson, Roosevelt,
Hughes and Lodge in the campaign.
"Bryan was received with more ap
plause than all combined," one of the
anti-Bryan sojourners said.
"Not only is he a much more splen
did orator than any of them, but he
is putting peace and morals before
the Westerners as none of them can,"
the second enthusiast declared. "I
shall be much surprised if the re
turns from the West do not show
that Bryan has done good. My judg
ment is that the Democracy is doing
more work there than the Republi
One of the men vouchsafed the
news that Mr. Bryan, who was rep
resented as traitor and sulker a year
ago, went at his own expense, can
vassed under his own "auspices," and
championed the Wilson administra
tion more ardently than the Nebrask
an ever did as candidate himself. Oc
casionally a North Carolina speaker
would quote a Bryan speech in the
West. The former Secretary of
State was the administration's best
spokesman for the West, these
And while away Mr. Bryan wrote
his Raleigh people that the West
would go for President Wilson. It
is also said that he wrote others here
that the East would -go for Hughes.
What the Nebraskan was primarily
interested in was Nebraska and its
prohibition. A great victory for the
man twice or thrice and then some,
rejected out there ,is recorded in this
strange news. The former nominee
of the Democrats certainly sent the 1
cheering word home.
Mr. Bryan expects to come to Ra
leigh in a few weeks to visit his
daughter, who is a resident of this
. Join the "old time" torchlight pro
cession tonight. Decorate,, your ma
chine or get you a donkey and come
prepared to have a good time.
Torches ready for you.
of infantile paralysis and accordingly
reported the matter to the Health De
partment. Mrs. Dewey and daughter
were then carried from Mrs. Kelly's
boarding house, Fourth street, to No.
206 Orange street and placed rfnder
quarantine. Little Miss Edwina has
not been seriously ill at any timaj
since and no cases have developed
in the section in which she was under
quarantine although a controversy
arose among residents of that section
as to the advisability of quarantining
a patient in such a thickly settled
TO BACK THE LAW
South Carolina Militiamen to
Eject Striking Mill
Anderson, S. C, Nov. 11. Two com
panies of State guardsmen arrived
here today and are expected later in
the day to aid in serving writs of
ejectments against five families of
striking mill employes, who have been
occupying cottages owned by the mill
owners. Sheriff Ashley yesterday
told Governor Manning, by telegraph,
that he would not serve the writs of
ejection until the families had time to
find other quarters. The Governor
ordered the troops here.
Four more companies are expected
to arrive later. Many of the mill work
ers struck on August 31 when a de
mand for a ten persent increase in
wages was refused. Practically all
of them reside in cottages owned by
the mill, but only writs of ejectment
have been issued.
Daring Work of Aviator in
Western ArenaHas -Shot
Down 2 1 .
Paris, Nov. 11. Second Lieutenant
Georges Guynemer, the famous
French aviator, who recently brought
down three German airplanes in two
minutes and thirty seconds by a
stop watch, is credited by the French
war office with bringing down two
German machines yesterday.
This is the twenty-first machine
brought down by him. Three other
German airplanes were brought down
by the French in fights on the west
ern front yesterday.
PARTY FOES BOTH
PRAISE EACH OTHER
Governor Bictett Received
Telegram From Linney and
Raleigh, N. C, Nov. 11. Governor
elect T. W. Bickett received from
Frank A. Linney, his Republican op
ponent, a handsome telegram of con
gratulation today. Mr. Linney wired:
"You have made a clean, strong and
able campaign, and have given an
elevated tone to the character of
North Carolina political debate. You
have won. Accept my congratula
tions." The message came from
Mr. Bickett replied: "I thank you
for your generous telegram. Your
own campaign does you high credit,
and I am grateful that our contest
leaves no sting and no scar. Wish
ing you every happiness, I beg to
remain, sincerely, T. W. Bickett."
It was generally regretted through
out the campaign that two men who
made such high-mannered speeches
should have spoken separately at all
appointments, but each chose to make
his complete speech, neither sought
the joint issue and elected to appeal
in his own way. It is doubtful
whether either candidate has had a
predecessor as a candidate who put
debate upon higher ground. They
discussed issues and not themselves
nor their opponents.
Master Bernard Outlaw, of Jones
county, is spending a period with his
sister, Mrs. I. F. Cates, at No. 213
South Sixth street.
All Democrats, young and old, are
requested to take part in the big Wil
son "parade tonight. Torches ready
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j Late Returns From Calif ormaj
I Show That Democrats
i Won't Lose an Elector.
TO PROVE nv
Republican National Chairman i
Still On Duty But Talketh j
Not Will Confer With
Charles Evans Hughes To- j
San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 11. Analy- j
sis bv the Democratic leaders of the .
popular vote in San Francisco failed to
give much encouragement to the Re
publican Ctate committee that the
1 vntn would ha Rnlit OWinfiT to
the scratching of Democratic electors. '
In this city the lowest Democratic j
elector, rnrs. ame u. icncu
77.830 votes, only 411 behind Francis
J. Heney, highest, with 78,241. If this
same ratio be maintained Mrs. Tyler
would be approximately 2,466 votes be
hind the ticket.
The present Democratic plurality is!
3,278, leaving the Republicans approt
mately 800 short of even one electoral
Willcox Keeps Muni
New York, Nov 11 William. R. W. ,
Willcox, Republican iNational chair
man, was again on duty at Republican
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neaaquarters nere loaay, uui sam ma t .;,
he had nothing to add to his state
ment yesterday, in which he announc
ed that the election of Mr. Wilson
would not be conceded until after tho
official count in California and, per
haps, in other close states.
Mr. Willcox said that he expected
to call on Mr. Hughes during the day.
Chairman Vance C. McCormlck of tho
Democratic Committee left today fop
his home in Harrisburg, Pa Demo ,
f cratlc headquarters werfe closed,
SETTLED THE DEBT
'Paid For His Poor Judgment in
a Most Humiliating Manner
Crowd Was Out.
No matter what the politics of Mr
Richard Lincoln are he is a man ot
his word and he paid for bis faith in
the Republican party and the vote
getting ability of Charles Evana
Hughes today at noon when, to the
delight of sevoia! hundred smiling
Democrats he Iransported Mr. J. W.
Mulvey in a wheelbarrow from tho"
Union Station to the Postoffice. Mr.
Lincoln kept his word, but right
thxie he stopped. The moment the
Postoffice was reached the crestfall
en Republican unceremoniously
dropped his ioad of living freight and
"beat it." The march was made to
the tune of "Dixie, but the expres
sion on the face of "the goat" did
not reflect the happy airs of the soul
The wheelbarrow, with its cargo of
human freight, was followed by a big
seven-passenger automobile bearing
banners which read, "Six to One,
That's the Way Oklahoma Went."
Te joy ride came about because1
Mr. Lincoln foolishly bet friends that
Mr. Hughes would defeat Mr. Wilson.
Mr. Lincoln mcved that the ride be
I.ostponed uttil after Republican
headquarters admitted the defeat ot
their nominee, but his motion got no
second and because he is a good sport
aud because he realized the sooner
the debt was paid the better he
would feel agreed to perform the task;..
he made as a joke, but which turned
as a reality. All of the men partici
pating In the affair are here with the
Oklahoma Land Caif'and Mr. Lincoln
is in a class to himself in that he Is
the only Republican on the car. It
might be well to mention that he was
a Republican delegate to the National
Republican Convention to be held in
Chicago, but his appearance today
carried none of the glory he had ex
pected it to when he appeared in pub-,
lie political! '
Join the big Wilson parade tqnighk
Come a-walking or a-ridlng. Torchea
ready for you.
Take a night off and celebrate lri
honor of President Wilson. Join the
parade at City Hall, 7:45 tonight.