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THE LARGFf CIRCULATION lN : VILAUNGTON
VOL. XXII. NO.: 305.
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, lESDAY; AFTERNOON NOVEMBER 1 4, 19J6"
PRICE 5 1 CENTS :
TO BE PROBED
ELECT O D :
Southern Jimited Crashed Into
Freight Cars on Yards! In
TAR HEELS AMONG
Passengers Thought to Be
Only Slightly Hurt -Cars
Loaded With Lumber and!
Cotton Destroyed- Cause
of The Crash.
Charlottesville, Va., Nov. 14. Seven
passengers were Injured, the engineer
killed and the fireman badly scalded (
when ihe Southern Railway passenger
train No. 32, the "Augusta-New York
Special," northbound, was wrecked in
the yards here early today. The dead
engineer - was John J. Goodwin and
the fireman is James' Trumble, both
of Alexander, Va.
Only slight injuries were chained
by the passengers, but the fireman
The wreck was said to have been
caused by freight cars drifting
through an open switch upon the main
line. Six cars loaded with lumber
and cotton were destroyed.
wasmngton, wov. 14. JNine pas
sengers were injured ' when the en
gine and two express ' cars of north
bound passenger tram mo. 6Z were
derailed three miles south of Char
lottesville this morning at A o'clock,
according to official reports received
at Spulihern Railway headquartersi,
uv.1 jnftmwx w -am axe vt c3 xatanj
injured and fireman Trumble was
hurt on tfitThead and body.
Among the . passengers were:
R. C. taxton. of Morgant6n, N. C,
a sprained neck.
D. B.; JohnsGnf ; :'Rek Hill 8. C;
contusfbns' and" a1gpralned neclt.
Lula May McFee, ot Black Mounts
ain, N. C.contusion of the forehead.
The report said the passenger train
ran into a siding and struck the
Dr. D. B. Johnson, president of Win
throp College, and president of the
National Education Association, was
among the injured. He suffered from
contusion and a back-neck sprain
Firemen Tmmbell died later.
INT PEOPLE HAVE
Movement to Save Daylight
For The United States
New York, Nov. ii. American rail
roads will be asked by tne Daylight
Saving Committee to take the initial
step in putting in. effect the proposed
lan to turn the clock up one hour in
this country it was announced today.
A National Daylight Saving dajr will
be held Jan. 30 and the committee in
the meanwhile will confer with the rail
The proposition will be considered
by American Railway Association in it
semi-annual meeting tomorrow. A com
mittee will recommend that while the
railroads should not antagonize the
plan they should not agree to it until
"it has been adopted Dy tne business
centers together with the state and
ATTACKS THE LAW
Files Suit Against Adamson
Measure How Tried With
Chicago, 111., Nov. 14. A-uit attack
ing the constitutionality of the Adam
son 8-Hour Law was made here today
by the Illinois Centra Railway.
Just how Ihese suits, which were
filed in the Federal courts, shall be
tried lies within the discretion of the
judges. District attorneys recognize
test cases, but judgment is said to
rest with the judges as to whether
they be tried separately or not.
District attorneys will receive in
ductions as to how to progressfrom
Attorney Genera Gregory.
1 r ; t- ; lnlt iOs- vVr-- f smrm
THE NEW ATTACK
j Have Taken So Far More Than
Four Thousand German
Paris Declares French Repuls
ed German Attacks Rus
sians Hold On In Car
pathians. With important ground on a five
mile front already won from the Ger
mans on the northern edge of the
Somme and across ; the Ancre river,
in Northern France, the British are
fighting on in their new offensive.
They have taken more than four
v London officially confirms the news
of the capture, pf Baumont-Hamel,
north of the Ancre, Oij of v the strong
est points in the German defense
line in this region. ,
Apparently the -British are not re-
thpir nnMIirw ow that thftV
have succeeded in. capturing, one of
the salient, of tbe .peiuui 4ine by ad
vancing up the Ancre Vallfey, as Lon
don reports that the battle is con
tinuing. Parisj reports German- tivity -tlnL.
Hhe Chanipagne, where attack& on the f
Itench line are declared to have been
On the front in the Carpathians the
Kussians appear to De holding their
own. Petrograd reports the repulse
of Austro-German attacks.
OF STANDARD OIL
One Wilmingtonian to be Suc
ceeded By Another In The
Far Away Orient.
It will be ot interest to the people
of this city to learn that Mr. John W.
Bolles, a native of Wilmington and
who for years has been manager for
the Standard Oil Compan in the
Orient, i$ to soon retire on a pension,
and will be succeeded by another Wil
mingtonian, Mr. William B. Walker.
The latter, a nephew of Mr. Bolles,
has been assistant manager in Hong
Kong for years. Mr. Bolles and fam
ily were on a visit to Wilmington last
September and expect to return to ;
this city next spring.
News of the change is contained in
the following from the Hong Kong
Telegraph of September 18, a copy
just being received in Wilmington:
"The many friends of Mr. J. W.
Bolles, of the Standard Oil Company,
will hear, with mingled feelings that
he has resigned his position as Gen
eral Manager of the Hongkong office
on a pension with pleasure to know
that he has obtained a well-deserved
rest, and with regret at his severance
of a long association with the Col
ony. The news was contained in a
cable from the company's head office,
at New York, to the local branch, say
ing that Mr. Bolles had been permitt
ed to resign on, a pension, and that
Mr. W. B. Walker, who had been As
sistant. 1 General : Manager, had been
appointed in his stead. Mr. Bolles,
with his wife and family, Went home
to America, , ptr leave- .et time ago
and no one then thought' that the Col
only would., Apt. se their return.
"Mr. BiesYfirst came to the Col
ony in 1895 and had thus nearly 21
years residence here. When he first
arrived he occupied, the ' position of
Assistant Manager, but had been Gen
eral Manager for a good, many years.
This - position has witli It the super
vision of 3 the whole of the company's
work in South -China, including the
coast, Indo-China, Siam, . the Phillip
ines and Formosa, a responsibility
with which Mr. Bolles discharged;
with every success.
"Both inside and out of his business
Mr. Bolleswas .a . very popular man,
and the members of the local staff
regret as keenly as any his leaving.
Of a cheerful and Jdndly disposition
on ill : : -
CD 6LACK STATES
CJwHtTE STATES .
CARRIED b HfUCrHES
a bdu BTFUL STATES
THAT HELD UP RESULT
This map gives a clear idea of
following. Election Day, when tire
Freezing Temperature Reach
ed Far South as Mexican
SLEET AND RAIN
Frigid Weather Dtie to Heach
. - Atlantic. States TonLiht But
intensity or v-,om wave is
Diminishing as It Comes
Aloiig Soldiers Feel Cold.
Washington, L,Nov. 14. The
coldwave front the Rocky Mountains
continues to move east and freezing
temperatures extend as far south as
the Mexican border, where the troops
are feeling their effect.
The advance of .the cold was being
felt through the Middle West aridj
practically in all states east of the
Mississippi, but it seems to be los
ing its intensity as it moves east
Snow has been falling in New Eng
land, interior New York, the Great
Lake region and the Upper Mississ
ippi Valley, while rain, sleet and snow
have been falling in the Ohio Valley
and Tennessee and sleet and rain h
the West Gulf States and rain in the
Middle . Atlantic States and. Southern
Much colder weather is predicted to
overspread the Atlantic and East Gulf
States tonight and the Upper Ohio
Valley and Lake region. Cold wave
warnings have been issued for the
Middle Atlantic States, except inter
ior: New "York, and the South Atlan
tic States, except Florida.
It is believed that the tropical storm
is having the effect of intensifying
the cold in the Southern States
Sleet in Tennessee.
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 14. Nashville
and the section northwest of here
awoke this morning to face flying sleet.
The temperature at 7 o'clock this morn
ing was 28 degrees above zero, a fall of
28 degrees in 24 hours.
The weather station expects a furth
er decline in temperature tonight.
October Record Shows In
crease Over Year Ago
Washington, Nov. 14. Cotton used
in the United States during the
month of October amounted to 555,
349 tunning bales, exclusive of lin
ters, compared with 500,762 in 1915.
Cotton on hand October 31 in the
country was estimated at 1,722,958,
as compared with 1,345,829 last year
and in" public storages and com
presses 3,673,185 bales; compared
with 4,170,543 last year.
Cdttdn spindles active during Oc-tober-.
numbered 32,545,409, compared
with 31,377,569 a year ago.
his circle of friends was a very wide
"Mr. Bolles is a native o North Car
oliha and it is there that he. will prob
ably 4eitte-down." ... t . :, .
COTTON BEING USED
t he extraordinary situation that conf ronted the country in the few days
result - in California, was being awaited breathlessly by all factions.
4Uve-Paper -Read ; Tpday
President of Oil Industry
Chicago. Nov. 14. A paper favor
ing remedial National .legislation in
connection with hardships entailed on
Western mining . men by the with
drawal from entry of more than three
million acres in California and Wy
oming in September, 1909, was read
before the American Mining Con
gress, this afternoon by . Ray N.
Bishop, president of the Oil Indus
try Association of California.
"A dividend Supreme Court," said
Mr. Bishop, "declared illegal the
withdrawal, authorized by act ' of
Congress in February, 1807, and he
said this , came as a blow to many
man who had placed their entire
financial resources in the Western
mining fields. They were, under the
assumntion tnat. eitiiousrrt it was 1
Pariv rAsiiiBMi that law RSPH in'to members of tne Washington Fed
1897 could not properly be applied to
the prospecting and development of
petroleum lands, the government
would do no wilful injustice in cases
where actual prospecting was" in
"Ever since She withdrawal," said
the speaker, "conditions in the oil
fields of California have been chaotic.
No new work is being done, great
losses are being suffered and bank
ruptcy faces many who but a few
years before went upon government
land in the best of faith.
, "What is going v to be done for
these men? Whart relief should Con
gress give them in the - oil-leasing
bill now pending in the Senate?
Secretary Lane in his report for
1915 says Congress" should prevent
an unnecessary injustice to those
who have invested many millions of
dollars under a mistake as to the
law. The House has;, recognized
these equities. The Senate public!
lands committee favors a like provi-j
sion. Now comes opposition to the
relief provisions of the bill from
ultra conservationists, based on the
cry of wilful trespassers and looters ! crushed by a blow delivered with an
of the public domain. , Two federal j axe. ' s ,
judges have dealt with thisi asser- The authorities have no clue to the
tion. Judge Bean, in the easel of thejperson or persons 'who killed ' Lewis,
United States versus .the Midway jit is gaia, but a rigid investigation is
Northern Oil Company, said: 'The , already underway. ,
aeienaers were not wmui trespassers
but relief upon the law, and were
honest in their belief that they were
within their rights.' Judge Bledsoe's
decision in the case against G. W. Mc
Cutcheon was just as emphatic."
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STORM WARNING HAS
' ' y ; I four for Wilson is likely to be three for
Washington; Nov.," 14. Storm warn-1 Wilson and one for Hugnes, it wgs re
ings have been- ordered displayed on ' ported here today. The law disbars
the Gulf coast and the east, coast of .
Florida." The .tropical storm- reported
this morning appeared moving across
the western coast. of Cuba. . ; -
Washington Women's Club
Giving Money Away to
i Older Servants.
1 Washington, Nov. 14. Recognition
for faithful servants and rewards for
those I with records of longest contin
uous service are occupying the atten
tion of Washingtonians, and the cam
paign, which, is being conducted by
the District of Columbia Federation
of Women's plubs, probably will re
sult in a nationwide contest. A prize
of $10 in gold has been offered- as an
to the domestic, longest in thei
- ; if raeteatt
prize of $10 in.goId will be giveti.o
the domestic longest in the employ of
a family for two or more generations.
Several smaller prizes also -Will be
awarded. Entries in the contest-are
swamping the Federation's headquart
ers, one showing continuous service
for. as long as 47 years, several be
tween 30 and 40 years and many with
20 years' service record. Among the
entries are four servants of Mrs John
W. Foster, wife of the former Sec
retary of State, whose combined ser
vice record showed 84 years. ; All of
the entries are accompanied by glow
ing accounts of the good points of the
So enthusiastically has the plan
been received that a number of cities
are planning to make a similar effort
to promote efficiency by pointing out
good examples of industry and devo
tion in the homes of the country. Club
women in severa1 cities have -written
eration asking for information about
the campaign here.
There are two divisions In the con
test one for those long In service, to
whom the gold prizes will be awarded
and the other for those who have been
more than five years in one place, and
to whom certificates" Will be issued,
signed by the Federation officers.
A MURDER 111
James Lewis, Residing Near
Wilson, Discovered With
Head Crushed Today.
Wilson, N. C, Nov. 14. James Lew-
j is, a farmer, residing three miles
'south of Wilson, was found deiIfi
bed this morning his skull being
WILSON MAY LOSE
A VOTE IN IDAHO.
Boise, Idaho, Nov. 14. (Because of
James Pincock, one of the four Demo
cratic presidential electors chosen In
MaViA oIoa txt et rf . a vtYf rfao ; f At trla
State Legislature and was selected
Idaho's electoral vote instead of being
any Presidential, elector, who is, also
the holder of a State office and-PIn-cock
electoral vote -will be contested
political leaders say.
Doremus, Head cf Democratic
Campaign, M&es-' State-;
ment at White House.
WILL BE CONTESTS.
Declares Republicans Have
Not a Majority: -Yet
Speculation is Rife"
Washington, Nov. . 14. Representa
tive Dorsmus of .Michigan chairman
of the Democratic Congressional
Committee, declared at the White
House today that control of the next
House of Representatives was still in
He said the Democrats were cer4
tain of 212 votes and the Hepublicans
211, with nine districts still in doubt.
He takes for granted that there will
be a large number of contests.
Many are wondering how Progres
sives, Socialists and Independents
Berlin Claims They Are In
Rout In Transylvania
Fighting About Monastir.
Berlin (Via Sayville), Nov. H.
Russian forces Cave retreated from
the Gyergyo mountains in Northern
Transylvania to the, Rumanian fron-
tier as the Tesult of-'-Oehoatt and AusJ
wan Biaieuieni wuaj. 1
No new developments in the cam
paign in Dobrudja are reported in to
day's official statement from German
Entente rorces nave attacked the
German-Bulgarian lines on the Mon
astir plain along the Macedonian
frontier. The battle is still in prog
ress, both on the plain and north of
the Cerna riven
Lansing Gets Report They
Are Getting Out of Chi
Washington, Nov. 14. Secretary
Lansing's reports from the border of
ficials are that Villa's troops are
being withdrawn from Chihuahua
City and that Carsnza troops are
being sent there. The dispatch fails
to indicate where the Villa troops are
No word has been received from
Parral, which is reported to have
been captured by Villa troops.
TO BE REPLACED
President Would, However,
Like to Care For Some
Washington, Nov. 14. President
Wilson cancelled the Tuesday cabi'
net meeting and other engagements
for today, so that he can dispose of
the pile -of routine work that accu
mulated during the campaign.
It is said that word has gone out
that very few new appointments will
be made. The President, it was said
today, would like to find places for
some Of the defeated Senators and
Representatives, but cannot appoint
them to boards and commissions cre
ated by Congress because of legal restrictions-against
Washington, Nov. 14.-Re-election
congratulations have been received
by President Wilson from rulers of
several foreign countries, but their
names will not be given but until
after the election is formally, conced
ed by the Republican party.
Democrats Preparing to Con
test The Seats of Certain
CORRUPT USE OF
MONEY IS CHARGED
Declared Negroes Colonized
'. In Indiana and West Vir
ginia to Vote Republican
Washington, Nov. 14 A senatorial
investigation into the ' alleged mis
use of money in the Presidential
campaign was announced definitely
today by Administration officials.
Preliminary plans have been made -and
active investigations are expect
ed to start soon After Congress con
venes next month.
It was stated today that evidence
is ' being collected and that . the plan
is to call those actually in charge 61
cantpaign finances before the Sen
ate committee investigating details of
their transactions. Investigation into
the alleged attempt to colonize il
legal voters in Indiana and West
Virginia apparently was begun be
fore the election. In those States
the Democratic leaders plan to eon
test the election of United States
Senators. Before, the polls closed
last Tuesday charges of corruption
were openly . made by Democratic)
chieftains. Evidence is being gath
ered! upon which to base contests of
the election of j,Harry S. New and
James E. Wats as Senators from,
Indiana, and Representative Howard
Sutherland, as Senator in West Vir
ginia. New defeated Majority
Leader Kern, and Watson won from.
Senator Taggart. Sutherland la
West Virginia defeated Senator Chil
. It is being charged ; by the Demo
crats 1 that negroes were colonised
from the South' In States where the s
trhinjhed ; by .small la
If 'the contests are trough
they will have to be initiated In thr
new Senate, as each" legislative nody
isthe judge of. its own members
The Democrats control the new Sen
ate by twelve votes. ',
Will Welcome a Probe.
v New York, Nov. 14. "The Repub
lican National Committee will wel
come a full investigation of every,
penny spent by it," Chairman Wil
liam R. Willcox sent word when in-,
formed of steps for a Senate inves
tigation announced at Washington.
He said no charges or information as
to alleged misuse of funds in the
campaign had been sent to any offi
cial in Washington by the Republican
The Department of Justice in its
investigation will proceed in the va
rious States despite the. fact that the
elections are over and prosecutions
will follow where the law has been
violated. The department today, is
sued the following statement:
"It was stated at the Department
of Justice today that the( fact that
the election is overwill not In any
way delay its investigation in the
different States of the alleged viola
tion of the Federal statutes relative
to elections. Where the facts are
ascertained, prosecution will prompt
ly follow. It was pointed out that
these Investigations are not from po
litical reasons, but are questions of
violations of the election laws.
"No details of the progress of the
investigation can be' given and
should it be given it would hinder
the work of the department.
"No further announcement with re
gard to the matter has been con-' '
firmed here." '
While the department does not"
name the States it is known that -special
agents have been working in
Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, New
York, Illinois, Indiana . and other
IS BEING BUILT
Gepnany Will Have One to -Take
Place of Brerrfeh, It Is .
Washington, Nov J 14. Another
great trans-Atlantic merchant subma-
rine, to take the placeof the Brem
en, sister ship to the Deutschland,
which was lostf-with. all on board on
her maiden voyage, ir being built la .
Germany. .. .
Definite information regarding the
vessel is lacking. .
It is . not known when the vessel
will be ready for her first trip to the
United riUtes. The Deutschland. It
was said today, -will not carry any
regular -mail from the United States
to Germany this trip.' . ; ; :