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Five Men Killed When Subma
rine Collided With The Tug
NOW BACK IN PORT .
All On Board Drowned Save
Captain of ail Interned Ship.
Deutschland Thought to Be
Only Slightly Damaged
Captain Kdenig Appears to
New London, Conn., Nov. 17. --Five
members of the tag, T. A. Scott, Jr.,
which accompanied the German sub
marine Deutschland and from New
London early today on the return
voyage to Bremen were drowned
when the submersible and the tug
foUided about 12 miles from here.
111? only, person aved was Captain
Vm J. Ilinsch, of the German intern-
t i . mi i.-- - L T-LL - I -
Company, went to the bottom.
The Deutschland returned to her
dock here at 5:15 this morning. Of
ficials declined to discuss the accident
or to tell to what' extent the subma
rine was damaged.
The tug and the submarine came fb
erther in a relatively smooth sea.
When it was apparent that: the tug
was fatally rammed the crew jumped
overboard. Captain Hinsch swam te
;i life preserver thrown out by the
The Deutschland drew out of her
pier here at 1:30 o'clock this morning
accompanied by the tugs, T. A. Scott,
Jr., and the Cassie. She carried on
her homeward voyage a cargo valued
at $i000,000, consisting of rubber and
The trip down the harbor was with
out incident and when last seen by
a newspaper launch the submarine
was ploughing the smooth sea at
the rate of 12 knots on hour. The
newspaper launch returned here aft
er following the Deutschland for sev
Captain Koenig appeared pale and
shaky as he stepped ashore from the
vessel ;on the return. He refused to
taik and immediately sent word to
Vice President Paul G. Hilken of the
Custom Forwarding Company, who
a.rivi'd at the company's office shortly
am wards wv.ere they went into con-
!n the absence of authorative in
formation considerable speculation of
the cause of the accident was cur
rent. Among shipping men the opin
ion was expressed that the rudder
may have been at fault, causing the
submarine to run squarely into the
tug. The fact that the tug sank al
most immediately was taken to indi
cate that the blow must have been a
Captain Hinsch returned here
nboard the Deutschland.
The collision occurred about one
n-i" inside the race and according
,f) a member of the Deutschland's
1( w, "came all in a minute." The
K. he said, got unexpectedly in
front of the Deutschland, whose
f r -w had no chance of avoiding the
accident. Her bow struck the tue
r,'; i- the stern and lifted it clear of j
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'nder. Almost immediately after
ward the tug's boilers exploded and
('apt. Fred Hinsch, of the German
interned vessel Neckor, who was on
'lie tug, grasped a rope and was
drawn down with the tug. When he
rose he grasped a life preserver
thrown him by the crew of the
r)( u'schland and was taken on board.
The Deutschland was not seriously
'aniaged, it was stated, and will be
rp;dy to sail within a few days. The
r' Pairs that are necessary will be
made by the crew.
An eddy caused the accident, ac- ported nim rescued by the Deutsch
("nling to Captain Harry Baker, of land.
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PRESIDENT ISSUES THANKS.
6- Washington, Nov. 17. Presi
dent Wilson today ' formally, by
proclamation, ' designated Thurs-
- day, November 30, as Thanks-
:f giving . Pay.
; May Be Middle of Next Week
Before Task In California
CaT., Nov. 17 Two
of the most populous California coun
ties had completed the recount of
their votes today, as had several
srfeller counties, but ''no "'material
changes of the unofficial tally were
In San Diego county the official
'canvass gives Hughes a gain of 84
'votes, making his plurality over Wil
son in this county 163.
Sacramento county also completed
its tabulation. Here President Wil
son gained 56 votes, while in San Ber
'nadine county a re-check of yester
day's official count resulted in a loss
of nine of the twelve votes, it was de
clared Wilson had gained.
In San Francisco and Los Angeles
counties the count continues and it
is believed that they will not be fin
ished before the middle of next week.
Representatives of both the Demo
cratic and Republican State Commit
tees were watching the county close
ly, but none was prepared to state
that a noticeable upset vas forthcom
ing. WAS BADLY HURT.
Bicyclist and Automobile Collided
Fred Hudler Orrell, fifteen-year-old
son of Mrs" Lillie H. Orrell, of No.
606 Orange street, was badly hurt
when he collided with the touring car
of Mr. .C. Van Leuven at the inter
section of Fifth and Market street yes
terday afternoon. Young Mr. Orrell
was riding a bicycle and would prob
ably have been seriously hurt but for
the remarkable manner in which Mr.
Van Leuven brought his machine to
. The young man was removed to the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Farmer,
on Chestnut street, and Dr. J. Buren
Sidbury, who was called in, rendered
the tug Cassie, the other convoy. The
Cassie was traveling half mile astern
of the Deutschland, while the Scott
and the submarine were moving
about abreast. The sea was calm,
Captain Baker said. The Scott car-
ried the usual lights, but ,the Deutsch-
land had only the headlight and the
1 wo sidelisrhts burnine. The tide was
running almost full and when seven
miles west of Race Rock they struck
an "eddy," which twisted them out
of their coruses. Shortly afterwards
they came together.
The night was clear, he said, and
no boats except the two tugs and the
submarine were in the vicinity. He
gave no credence to the report that
a hostile craft was approaching the
submarine. Captain Baker said,
when he "heard the collision that he
hurried to the spot. He saw Captain
Hinsch in the water and took him on
board the Cassie. Earlier reports re-
COUNT STM DOES !
NOT MAKE CHANGE
BURGLARS HE .
ii NOT BEEN CAUGHT
!i Dogs . Lose Trail of t Robbers
j Who Entered Bank and
i Sres at Procforville.
Proctorvillc, N. C, Nov. 17. After
striking the tracks of the burglars,
who raided Proctorsville Wednesday
night, or early yesterday morning, the
bloodhounds lost the scent. The
marauders are still at large.
Sheriff Edgar Hall, of Hoke county,
and L. B. Cockman, chief of police of
Raeford, arrived with the blood
hounds yesterday afternoon. The
dogs were placed in W. R. Surles'
store, which had been' guarded since
the time of ; discoyery,' where thej
immttately Tl s trtrcit tfc& tra S.: From
this.- store -they went to the bank,
then to the drug store, then to the
express office and to the pbstoffice.
From the postoffice they trailed north
on the Raileigh and Charleston Rail
road, about three-quarters of a mile
to where the county road crosses the
railroad. Here the trail gave out.
The d6gs would go no further, and
Chief Cockman said there was no
doubt but that the thieves entered a
buggy or automobile at this point.
A large crowd had gathered to see
these two large bloodhounds on the
trail and watched with interest the
From the Surles store six dollars
in cash was taken from the telephone
drawer. Several pairs of shoes, pants;
underwear and hosiery were also
taken. At the bank nothing gsvas mo
lested so far as the vault and safe
were concerned. The office drawers
were ransacked, but nothing of value
Rural Policeman W. C. Britt is
minus an overcoat. He had left his
Sunday overcoat at the drug store,
the last several days being warm,
but this morning, when he really
needed an overcoat, he had to go
without, or wear his old one.
Nothing was taken from the ex
press office except a quart of whis
key and perhaps some minor articles.
A peculiar feature of this occur
rence is that about eight months ago,
when this town was visited by
thieves, Mr. P. P. Smith, the clever
postmaster here, lost his family axe.
This morning, lying on the" floor of
the postoffice, was the lost axe, or an
axe that looked like the lost one.
We are reliably informed that
thieves made an attempt last night
to enter the postoffice at Orrum. The
door stops were prized off but no fur
ther damage done.
It is believed that the Chadbourn
robbery, the Proctorville robbery and
the attempted Orrum robbery were
all done by the same gang.
LABOR AGAINST THE
Baltimore, Md., Nov. 17. The Am-
lerican Fedeartion of Labor by a unan
jimous vote declared against that pro
vision of President Wilson's legislat
I ive program, "making illegal any rail
jway strike or-lockout prior to inves
i tigations of- the merits of the case."
TO FOREIGN OFFICE
Peking, China, Oct. 17. Yukuchi
Obata, councillor of the Japanese le
gation in Peking, has been transferred
to the foreign office in Tokio, where
he will act as director of the polit
ical bureau. Mr. Obata will be suc
ceeded in Peking by K. Yoshizawa,
formerly chief of protocol in the for
eign office at Tokio.
IfJ TWO MONTHS
President Wilson and Official
Family Conferred Today in
NOTHING NEW IN !
No Reply Yet Received to In
quiry About ttack On
Washington, $Sov 17. President
'Wilsoqk-held a meeting of the cabinet
today f ; for the wjirst time in two
months. Secretary Lansing said that
he had no nejwjlinfprmation on sub
marine activities; on which any ac
tion by the American government
might be based All members, ex
cept Secretary iijane, attended. The
meeting , was .devoted largely to ex
changes of experience during the re
cent campaign. It was said after
wards1 that noj-mmejdiate questions
were settled. v.
Secretary Lansing declared that no
reply h$d beeftreceived from Berlin
td theiiqu'ry-ftgarding the attack
on the steamship Marina, whose de
struction resulted in the loss of sev
COULD NOT ACT
Canvassers in Buncombe Be
ing Restrained by Britt's
Asheville, N. C, Nov. 17. The Bun
combe county canvassing Doard, in
session today, took no action during
the forenoon regarding the contro
versy over the result of the election
in the Tenth district, in which J. J.
Britt, the Republican incumbent,
claims the election over Zebulon
Weaver by thirteen votes.
Following the service of a wtit
of mandamus in behalf of Britt, it
was thought that the board's action
would depend on advice of counsel.
Remaining in parliamentary ses
sion the members were allowed to go
to lunch, but were cautioned not to
discuss the situation with any out
siders. W. C. f . U. CONVENTION
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 17. White
ribbons fluttered in Indianapolis to
day. Women of every creed and sta
tion, wearing the snowy badge of the
: W. C. T. U. attached to emblems
from every State of the Union, gath
ered for the opening of the annual
convention of their National exami
nation. Enthusiasm over the prohi-
i bition victories in the- recent elec
tions promises to furnish the key
note of the convention, which in
point of attendance is the largest
ever held by the organization.
Today was given over to the re
ception of the visitors, the meetings
of committees and the transaction
of the preliminary business of the
convention, Tonight the delegates
r.ie to be welcomed in addresses by
the Governor of Indiana, the Mayor
of Indianapolis, and representatives
of the local churches and temper
ance organizations. The regular
business sessions will begin tomor
row and continue until next Wednes
day night. An extensile program
has been prepared for three sessions
each day, except Sunday, when after
noon and evening religious meetings
;I1 be held. The eltction of officers
wili take place next Tuesday and
ii is expected all the present officers
will be re-elected
HUGHES IN MINNESOTA
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. . 17 Hughes'
lead in Minnesota was reduced today
94 by the addition of official returns
from 19 more counties and the official
returns from Hennepin county.
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CASE BEING TRIED
Authorities Want This Precau-1
tion During Court's Sitting
STATE TROOPS TO
BE ASKED FOR.
Former Clerk of Madison
County Court Will be
Placed on Trial For Mur
der Nex Tuesday.
Iluntsville, Ala., Nov. 17. The ex
press office and freight offices here
have been requested to deliver no.
liquor while the trial of David Over
ton, former clerk of the Madison
county circuit court, charged with the
murder of ex-Judge Lawler, last June,
is in progress County Solicitor Drake
The trial of Overton, who was ar
raigned before Judge B. M. Miller,
yesterday, has been set for next Tues
day. A company of militia will be asked
for. Judge Miller is known to have
expressed the opinion as being op
posed to the presence of the militia.
Cartoons of Republicans, That
Were Displayed In Parade
Are Posted On Streets.
New Bern, N. C, Nov. 17. A
number of the signs and banners
which were used in the parade held
by the Democrats on Tuesday night
and which picture Charlie Hughes
and other bewhiskered Republicans
were nailed upon posts at prominent
corners and still remain there provok
ing much mirth from all who view
The painter who made these signs
knew well his chosen line of work and
his portrayals of the different charac
ters are so true to life that one at
the first glance can tell who the paint
ed individual is.
Up to the present time Rev. Thomas
Hubert, pastor of the First Baptist
church at Douglas, Ga., and who has
been extended a call to the pastorate
of the Tabernacle Baptist church,,-of
this city, has not accepted the invita
tion and the church is yet without a
The committee who has charge of
the securing of a pastor for the church
have had several communications
from Rev. Hubert since his visit here
a few weeks ago, at which time he
made a favorable impression on the
congregation of the Tabernacle, but i
in these no definite information was j
given as to whether he intended ac- j
cepting the call. j
Something definite will probably be
heard from him within the course of
a few days.
Principal Address on Educa
tors' Program Today Elec
tion of Officers Expected.
Durham, . N. C, Nov. f7. An ad
dress on "Military Training in Public
and Private Secondary Schools," by
H. M. Gass, headmaster of Sewanee;
Military Academy, of Sewanee, Tenn.,
was expected to feature today's pro
gram v of the twentyi-second annual
convention of the Association "of Col
leges and Secondary Schools of the(
Southern States in session here.
Other speakers announced included-
Dr. H. A. Hollister, of the University
of Illinois, and W. P. Few, president
of Trinity College, of this city.
The election of officers was expect
ed to take place late today.
Burke H. Bridgers, Esq., Ap
peared Before Gov. Craig
In Behalf of Merrick.
Raleigh, Nov. 17. Attorney Brid
gers, representing the sentiment fa
vorable to commutation of Thomas
Merrick, the little New Hanover ne
gro charged with the murder of Leon
Hudson, appeared before Governor
Craig yesterday and sought commu
tation of the boy who was only 16
years old when he killed the white1
man last year.
Rudolph Duffey, famous ex-solicitor
of the Onslow district, apposed
executive clemency and the two left
their case with the Governor, who
set the date of execution for Decam
ber 15. Governor Craig has not in
dicated yet what view he will take
of it. Herrick and Melvirt Home, -the
3vttie man. who -
cbmmuUtfion through doubt of his
mental responsibility, were tried at
the same term of court, each received
a new trial after capital' conviction
and each lost in the second appeal.
Raleigh shows great interest in the
Tenth district fight between Con
gressman Britt and Zebulon Weaver,
It is understood down here that the
State Board of Elections may take a
hand in the fight. Despite the gen-
eral feeling that it would be calami
tous to have North Carolina break
the Democratic majority in Congress,
there is a still bigger feeling that
the Deniocrats should be very gen
erous to Congressman Britt and
make no contest if he has been elect
ed under the terms of Democratic
Many Democrats said today that if
Mr. Britt lost votes in twelve of the
counties because they were not mark
ed and were thrown out, it would
avail the party little in the State,
even if it saved the majority in the
Nation to elect one Congressman by
doubtful methods. "Britt has made
the beter argument," another said.
"It is all right to play ball, couhting
four strikes out, if that is agreed' from j
the start. But it . isn't right to play
a twelve-inning tie, then while your
side is at the bat and has gone out
on three strikes, to insist upon four
strikes and allow your opponent the ;
same. Democrats, wont stand lor and Skirt Manufacturers' Association,
that." ' which opened its annual convention
One of the old-timers said yester- here today. A private style show for
day that he would bet even money the benefit of the -members will be
that the Democratic board would give held tomorrow.
it to Britt if it found one majority in t0 obtain the confidence of the
his favor. ; American women is the thing we are
He cited Baldy Williams and Tom striving for," declared one of the
Settle back in the nineties. Colonel members of the association. "It
Williams was not pleased with phases seems that the lines for the coming
of th$ election of which he heard. But seaSon will be long and that the coats
in a contest before Democrats he lost wiil fit easy about the waist. Stitch
out. And it was harder to spare Con- ing wiu be used much In heavy loose
gressmen back there than it is now. threads and shades will be made the
Governor Craig today granted a most flower-like and delicate imagin-
requisition to Virginia for one Mitch-'
ell Hawkins, who is wanted in Rich-
lands for the non-support of a child.
SENDING MUNITIONS TO I AIR BATTLES FOUGHT..
AMERICAN EXPEDITION j parjg .four aerial
El Paso, Texas. Nov. 17.-Army oJm
ficers arriving from Columbus report ; th cQurse Qf the f h(J
the shipment of large quantities or nt . G merr one of the
artillery shells to the American puni-i combatant8 brought down his twen. .
tixe expedition in Mexico. The Ord- hosUe machi the war oflIce
inance Department also has sent two amrounced
million rounds of ammunition fOTj
small arms to the field headquarters .
during the past week, they say.
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WILSON BANK HAS .
APPLIED FOR CHARTER.; New York. Nov. 17.-Colonel
,4' Roosevelt will make a trip to, the 4
Raleigh, N. C, Nov. 17. Applica- ' Fiji, Samoan and Hawaiian" is-
tion for a charter for the Planters'; lands in February, he announced
Bank, of Wilson, with capital stock 4- today. Mrs. Roosevelt will ac-jf
of $125,000, of which $50,000 has j company him. . .
been subscribed, was filed with the.4
Secretary of State today. I44-4'4J4"4'4'4'44'44
Teutonic Hosts Make Mighty
Attack and Capture Ground
PEAK WAS TAKEN.
Over Two Thousand Ruma
nias Made Prisoners Lon
don Reports Another British
Victory Entente Forces
Draw Nearer Monastir.
The Rumanians have again suffer
ed reverses at the hands of General
von Falkenhyn's invading forces, ac
cording to today's official German an
Taking more than 2,100 prisoners,
the Teutonic forces in yesterday's op-
erations carried a mountain peak on
the Moldavian frontier of Rumania,
penetrating Rumanian positions in
Predeal and scoring an advance south
of Rpthenthurn Pass, tho statement
London reports another British vie
tory in the recent attacks on the ex
tension of the Somme, front north of
Ancre. .A, gain along the " nortfi barilf
mmexWf deBared fnaT
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British attack in this region 'failed.-..
Paris recounts no activity by the
French infantry in the Somme after
yesterday in which positions taken by
the Germans in villages of Saillisel
! were reclaimed, according to last
The Entente drive from Monastir
has forced the German-Bulgarian
troops of this city back on its posi-
tion of inner lines of defense. Ber
lin reports a new strong attack by
the entente in the Cerna river region
and on Monastir plain
Live Question Presented at
Convention Holding Forth
Chicago, Nov. 17. Americanization
of spring styles and fabrics for wom
en is planned to come up for discus-
Sion - before the National Cloak, Suit
OVER HALF HUNDRED
ennervci -r fe TAWP A TP I D A