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HONOR OF WILSOfJ
Von Mackensen Is Retiring In
lages As He' Gliesf ; .,'
Fighting in The Somme Sector
Shows No Sjgnsof Dimin
ishing Germans Have
Wrest Much Ground From
The French-1 Invasion of
Rumania Continues Suc
Fi. !1 Marshal vfcn Mackensen's
,'irsny in Dobrudja is in rn'roat, the
Pr-trcgrail war office
day, burning villages
as they fall
Increasing pressure by the Russo
Rumanian armies in Dobrudja y
hf-en in evidence for several days.
Bucharest reports a lurlher advance
toward the important Tchernavoda
Constanza railroad yhich the Teu
tonic allies had cap tared. Berlin de
nies the Rumaniaiyiiaim and only
chronicles engagements between ad
vance detachmente?vfri the Dobrudja
Fighting in the" Somme region
showed little diminution in intensity
today. : '
The British a4jfance in the Ancre
river region seema to haye been halti
ed. London announces . only artillery
activity during (he- nightC Berlin,
iowever,rnorts eavy fighting tyes-
rrday. '- fir . : .
f he suecesse&:?ajraititho French.
scored bv the Grnans. .northiOf Tthe
Somme yesterday, " are.-reported by
Berlin today. They captured, accord
ing to the statement, the east section
of Saillisel, where the "French were
menacing the German positions in
the St. Pierre-Vaast wood and of the
French trenches on the north end
of the wood. .
The French reacted against the
Germans south of the Somme near
Chaulnes, where a German attack
was announced yesterday to have
wrested a part of the village of Pres
riore from Ftench possession. The
French recovered this last night,
The invasion of Rumania continues
successful, Berlin' announces, al
though increasing resistance is being
encountered by General von Palken
In Macedonia the Allies are win
ning further successes in their cam
paign for Monastir. They have ad
vanced far into the Cerna river bend
region to within ten miles of the
town, forcing the Germans and Bul
garians back and menacing their
lines to the south.
The French and Russians are now
.making progress, Paris announces,
and are within four miles of Monas
tir. ILL JUT TWENTY
Work of Canvassing Vote Has
Almost Been Finished In
YET TO BE HEARD FROM.
They Include San Francisco
and Los Angeles All Dem
ocratic Electors Away
San Francisco Nov. 16. Twenty
011(J counties in California remained
10 be heard irom today in the can
V5ss, including the most populous
counties of the State, Los Angeles,
kan Francioeo, San Diego and Sacra
mento. When the count was resumed to
ay iho highestJlepublican elector
13,840 votes Behind the lowest
As no notable upsets in the first
""icial returns hva
Mate npmnnM(;. .
-uwiom; icauers preaicv ine
'" ' S t 71nmr-i.4: . ...
, a. tie eiecior win run
nf'f'(l of the highest Republican elec-
l0r y about 600 votes.
corat IS LOST
Six Important wChairmansnps
in congress i-areyrieiapy r
Tar Heel Members.
m i r-i r u f r-K,
NEED VOTES !
Republicans Need One More j
and Democrats Must Have j
Support of Six Members
of Other, Parries,,; j
(By George i H. Manning.)
Washington, D, G., Nov, 1 6. North
Carolina will quffer.TOore,, severely
than any of 'the other' states if the
Democrats, as now seems likely, lose
control of the Houe .Represen
tatives on .March 4th, 1917
If the Republican?, obtain, control
of the House In the ?Strtyrfth; ; Con
gress, through coalition of their forces
with the four Progressives, as flow ap
pears likely from a survey . of the
latest returns from the congTessionaTf
elections. Nbrth Carolina will lose thd
leadership of. thej House, and six o
the most important chairmanships inl
that body. 1 4
.- North CarojiaaV losses, wilt be: !
of : a nWnriafloris Committee. "fi(d:bxiw." ifci. '
f Chairmanship of judiciary Commit
tee held by E. Y. Webb
Chairmanship of Rules Commitee.j
held by Ed. Pou. j
Chairmanship of .Rivers, and. Har-I
bors Committee, to which John Small j
would have succeeded on March 4, J
Chairmanship of Committee on Re
form in Civil Services, held by H. L.
Godwin. ", - ,
Chairmanship of Committee on -Expenditures
in Agriculture Department,
held by. Robert L. Doughton.
Congressman Pou is also Chairman
of the Committee on Claims, but
would probably.; -have, , giyen , this up
shortly to retain the more important
Rules Committee chairmanship.
The latest returns from the Con
gressional elections received at the
Capitol give the Republicans 217, the
Democrats, 212, Progressives 4, Inde
pendent 1, Socialist 1.
As 218 members is a majority, the
Republicans fall one short of having
sufficient votes 'of their own to elect
a speaker and control committees,
but expect enough" support from the
Progressives to secure full control of
A- V M. W W " 1
next House would "require that all six!
of the scattering congressmen align
themselves with the Democratic party
sibllity, but a very strong improbabil
Over $2,500 Worth of Proper
ty Destroyed by Blaze That
Originated in a Residence
Goldsboro, Nov. 16 Fire de
stroyed $2,500 .worth of property in
Goldsboro early yesteraay morning,
the homes of two. families .being al
most totally destroyed. Both houses
were occupied by negro residents
TVn fii-Q .wViTi , arae. diRftflVPrpn
shortly before 1ft jO'cloVwaR one of
the most stubborn that .the local fire
- . . . . 1 , . mi i
department ha hau to contend with
-w oimnot 4rnn
before the blaze was under, control.
The origin oi the fire is unknown.
BIG BLAZE TODAY
IN NORFOLK, VA.
Norfolk, Va,, Nov. 16. Fire here to
day, which for a time threatened a
block of Norfolk, between Wash
ington and Freemason streets, was
subdued with a loss of $150,000. The
firemen fought the flames. In a 30-mile
gale and " fr?e)sfctiraitare." A
livery stable and ' a furniture ware
house, were destroyed.
.Here is the christening party coming across the 13wn of the church at WUliamstcwn, Mass., where Presi
dent Wilson went to attend the christening of his grandcmjd, Eleanor Ax son Sayre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Francis Bowes Sayre. At theright is Mr. Sayre carrying the baby. Next to him is Mrs. Wilson and in the
lead the President. ' L . I
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mil IILLL I Ufului
Bank, Express Office, Coast
Line Depot and Other Places
at Proctorville Robbed.
DURING LAST NIGHT.
Thought to Have Been Work
of Amateurs Rather Than
Professionals Bank Vault
Not Touched Followed
Robberies at Chadbourn.
(By Long Distance Telephone.)
Proctorville, -N. C, Nov. 16. Proc-
torville is in a fever of excitement this
morning on acoun't of the wholesale ,
activity last night of burglars, -believ-
ed to be amateurs rather than pro-1
fessionals, owing to their method of
The Bank of Proctorville, the post-
office, Souther Expresj office ;. Attan-1
. . TTT
uompany ana ine store oi mv. w
Surles were .broken into. The vault : V i, " To ioo ' T -
, " . . , 1 . . .,.,177,795 to Hughes' 178,183, making
in the bank was not disturbed and it . . ' . . ,70
is not believed that the' robbers got
anvthine from the institution. The
postoffice has missed some stamped
envelopes and perhaps some stamps.'
The store of Mr. W. R. Surles perhaps (
fared the worst, a quantity of goods
being carried away. Some articles .
were taken frona the drug store and
all that is missing at the Southern Ex
press office is a quart , of whiskey.
Word was sent immediately to Rae
ford for bloodhounds, which were ex
pected to reach here shortly after
The barik will not be opened until 1 gether - with his wife and baby were
after the arrival of the bloodhounds killed by Villa bandits when Villa oc
and nobody has' been allowed to go'cupied Parral a report received here
around the side door ; that was foundry a Parral mining company states,
open as it is hoped that the dogs will ; Hoemiller was supposedly a German
be able to take up the trail of the ' subject.
It could be seen from a win
i kjl a
dow that the vault had not been mo-
e w dnu 1L
nothing at all
lestea ana it is very pro ua uie mat
was taken from the
The citizens of the town have offer-
ed a reward of $150 for the arrest and !
conviction orthe guilty persons.
Th robberies occurred some time
between 10 o'clock last night and day-
break. Mr. Surles' store was open
last night until 10 o'clock and so far
as known none of the robberies had
occurred up to that hour. 4
Entrance to the places was made
through side doors, except at the two
Rtnres ' which were entered through
the front doors.
There was a suspicious stranger in
town Thursday and it is thought pos
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HUGHES LEAD IS
BACK TO LOW MARK
Only Three Hundred Ahead in
Minnesota and Count
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. lb. With the
Hughes lead back to the 300 mark,
Democrats are watching closely the
re-tabulation of Hennepin codnty's
returns by officials at Minneapolis
and Ramsey county returns at St.
j Tho last unofficial returns from
j Hennepin county show a gain for
counties that have been tabulated,
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HUgUCB 111 cli DIO.
Later Mr. Hughes made 3. net gain
of 42 votes in Minnesota today through
a corrected unofficial vote in Houston
county and the auditors' sheets from
f0Ur others. Mr. Hughes' plurality at
110on was 429
MERCHANT, WIFE AND
BABY KILLED BY VILLA.
El Paso, Texas, Nov. 16. Theodore
Hoemiller, a merchant of Parral, to-
COTTON MILL MEN
TO RAISE WAGES.
Providence, R. I., Nov. 16. Cotton
manufacturers here today, with very
few exceptions, announced an advance
in wages of 10 per cent effective De-
cember 4: Thirty thousand workers;
will be effected.
sibly that his presence had some con
nection with the robbery.
Following so closely the robbery at
Chadbourn, Tuesday night, when thej
bank and stores were broken into, it i
'is thought here that the Proctorville
robberies were committed by the same
persons who operated in Chadbourn.
LITTLE CHANGE SO
No Sensational Developments
ByiUnomcial Canvass of
Charlestown, W. Va., Nov. 16. No
material change in the unofficial re
turns are shown so far by the incom
plete canvass of the votes of the coun
ties. A slight difference of 10 to 15
votes in favor of President Wilson and
the Democratic candidate for governor
have been found in one county. Re
count of votes will likely be asked for
by both Republican and Democratic
leaders, including Senator Chilton,
when the official results are known.
The official count of most counties will
be completed tonight.
The Democratic state chairman, in a
statement eriven out todav. ' declared
that they would not contest the re
sults. ATLANTA DEALERS
HAVE PLENTY OF TOYS
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 16. Plenty of
toys to make the children happy at
Christmas time provided the children
are not particular as to the artistic
quality of the gifts they find in their
That is the verdict of Atlanta toy
dealers after examining their supplies
for the holidays, and the answer is
that everything is made this year by
An American can' make a doll, for
example, but it hasn't the beautiful
delicate features and the eyes that; "go
to sleep" like the dolls from Dresden.
An American can make a doll house,
but he will probably overlook the little
trees in the yard and other touches
that spell the difference between man
ufactur and art. He can construct a
mechanical top, but at best it's a rath
er clumsy makeshift.
In the realm of vehicles, however,
the American toy-maker is not onlyr
equal to his erstwhile European com
petitor, but is -far ahead. The Amer
ican velocipede, tricylcle, "leg pow
er" automobile roller coaster and
other machines, in which the young
sters travel are the best in the world.
MEDICAL MEN HOLDING
FINAL SESSION TODAY.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 16. The South
ern Medical Association in session
here since Monday; entered on its final
sessions today. Symptoms of pellagra
and tuberculosis, and other- diseases
and a large number of clinics are on
Election of officers tand ratification
j of the selection of - Memphis, Tenn.,
j fof the 1917 convenon are scheduled
Jfor the final business session.
III THE VOTE
Great Torclilight Procession
To Be Held in Washington
PRESIDENT WILL K
Planned as a Jon-polilical Af
fair by Re8i4rt of District
of Columpia- Every
Marcher to Have Flag '
Washington,' Nov 16. The capital
will celebrate President Wilson's relectlon n tne Tenth District, In
i turn to the White House with a parade! wnicl1 tlie Present incumbent, .7. J.
along Pennsylvania Avenue tonight.
Thousands of marchers.bearing red fire
torches, will form a column at Peace
Monument and march past a stand
erected in front of the White House
for a review by the President, govern
ment 'Officials and Democratic party
leaders. Every marcher will carry an
American flag. x '
The President came from the sum
mer capital at Long Branch. J., Sun
day and ihe welcoming celebration was
planned' f qr, Monday-; - but the cam-
palgn parade'-before the election had
j used up the country's supply of colored
nre ana more naa to oe made.
- The celebration.ts planned as a non
political tribute to the President by
the residents of the District of Colum
bia. Many organizations; will march a 3
nasie in ogni-nour Law
Washington, Nov. 16. Earjljr , de
cision of one of the railroad '-, suits
attacking the constitutionality of the
eight-hour law will be sought by the
Department of Justice. An appeal
will be made that ; the first . , case . be
tried early in tlfce hope that the Su
preme Court may pass judgment by
The department's policy has not
been settled, but it is said that this
course will be .followed. . .
Official notice of the filing of six
teen suits has been received by the
department today. Preparations are
being made for the meeting Monday
of the joint Congressional commis
sion to investigate a number of rail-
way questions, including that of gov
ernment ownersnip. rne commission
has sent invitations to the governors
and attorney-generals of all States,
all State railway commissions and to
commercial and industrial organiza-
j tions and to the presidents of the
j No date for the examination of
! A A. At 1
witnesses nas Deen set, dui me Hear
ing Monday will open with the testi
mony by .State railway commis
sioners. PISTOL TOTING A
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 16. Pistol toting
will be a dangerous pastime in Atlanta
for several weeks, in consequence of
the killing of Policeman W. E. Arm
istead and the wounding of his fellow
officer by a negro whom they arrested
at midnight for idling on the street.
judges of the various courts in At
lanta have expressed the greatest in
dignation over the crime and have
given warning that pistol toters who
are brought before them will get no
,"The man who puts a loaded pistol
in his pocket has made up his mind to
kill a human being," declares Judge
Andy Calhoun, of the city court.. "He
may kill in self defense, but the real
chances are that he will kill on the
slightest provocation, often without
PRICES TOO HIGH
FOR STATION SITES
WILL SEEK Ell
DECISION IK CASE
. . . .-t ...
it ofiTustice ta3rff
; In Session at Wheeling. ,
Washington, Nov. 16. Although a Wheeling, W. Va., Nov. . 16. The "
board of officers of the coast guard annual convention of the' West Vir-
service has returned a verdict in favor ginia division - of the , International
of the establishment of the first coast Order of King's Daughters, the "worn
guard aerial station in Hampton Roads an's organization of the Episcopal .
prices on suitable sites are so high church, began in this city today with
that it may be decided to 'place the. a good attendance. All the chapters
station elsewhere. The station is plan- of the organization throughout .the
ned as a nucleus of an extended coast State had : delegates - present. The '
guard', aerial service and while offi-business sessions will continue two.
cials prefer Hampton Roads it was days and will be interspersed - with
said that it might be located at some several features of entertainment pre
other place. ' pared in honor of the viistors. , ,
Buncombe Board Met Today,
to Canvass t(ie: Result of . '
The Election. . .
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BOTH SIDES NO W '
Democrats DecjareThey Havq
Nine Majority andRepubli-;
cans Claim Thir- ' "
Ashevillf, Nov. 1G. The Buncombe
County Board of Election canvassers
met here this morning lo hear the
count concerning the result of tho
Britt, Republican, is claiming' the
election over Weaver, the Democratic
nominee, by IS majority.
The Democrats contend that full
reports have not been made and in
most instances that amendments and
supplements as to the five precincts
be received and counted in the rec
ord. If acceptable, the rofurns give
Weaver a majority of nine votes.
Following the presentation of this
motion adjournment was taken until
4 o'clock at Uie request of counsel
for Br'tt. The motion urges that in
certified returns there were technical
British Admiralty . Replies tq
, Statement Issued By
Berlin. -: .
'London; Nov. 16.--The - official
press bureau gave out the following
official .German statement, today:
"On November 5 a German -subma
rine sank by a torpedo a hostilo
transport of 12,000, tons, eight nau
tical miles west of Malta."
The British admiralty appends this
"The announcement Is an excuse to
get away from the rage of the people
in torpedoing a mail steamer with
out warning. The only ship sunk in
the Mediterranean on November G
was the Peninsular and Orient steam
er Arabia, of 7,933 tons, .that was
sunk without warning about 300
miles east of Malta."
Raleigh, N. C, Nov. 16. Applica
tion for charter of the Pinehurst Or
chards, of Aberdeen, was filed with
the Secretary of State today. The
corporation has a capital stock of
$25,000, of which $3,000 has been sub
scribed. They propose to plant and
cultivate orchards and' conduct a
TODAY ON SHIPS.
Washington, Nov. 16. Navy offi
cials and representatives of different
shipbuilding concerns conferred
again today over the awarding of
the contracts for the 53 new ships.
Upon the outcome " may depend
whether the, government will under
take the building itself or let It-go
to private yards.
HOUSE NOW EMPTY,
Chicago, 111., Nov. le.The municip
al lodging house here is empty al
though wintry weather has , been felt
here for the last week. Itenerants
have failed to apply on acqcunt of the
great demand for labor throughout
thissection of the country.
Owners -of lodging houses aro this
season doing but little business and
the houses that were before filled are
now comparatively empty. .
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