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WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINAmDlMQNg NOVEMBER 1 9, 1 91 6.
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On Thirteenth Lap of Mad
Race Machine Crashed Into
Tree and Then Plunged
CAMERA MAN LOST
LIFE IN BEHALF DUTY,
Besides The Killed, Three Peo
ple Were Seriously Injured.
The Dead Horribly Man
gled Aitken Won The
Race Going at Over Eighty
Five Miles an Hour.
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. IS. Four
prisons were killed outright an! three
others seriously injured, when the
Marmon car No. 24, driven by Lewis
Jackson, making his thirteenth "lap ?-
the classic International grand prize
race crashed into "a tree at Seventh
street and San Vicente Boulevard and
then plowed into a group of spectators.
Aitken won the race. . Cooper was sec
ond and Patterson third.
The dead are: Lewis Jackson, Los
Angeles, driver ,of the wrecked ma
chine; body cut in two.
F. L. Jenkins, Los Angeles, camera
man for the Keystone Film Company,
skull fractured and badly crushed.
Harold Edgerton, boiler-maker, Los
Mrs. Lena Juratsch, Los Angeles,
u")iprating a refreshment stand at the
' ne of the wreck.
.1' The injured: .
John Ghianda, Los Angeles, mechan
ician ol tHe wrercar? i hwiiy cnt
1. F. Hannigan, Los Angeles, spec
tator. Miss Georgia McCall, spectator, arm
and leg broken. i
Jackson -was speeding at one hun
dred miles an hour when, at "the curve
at Seventh street, he lost control of
his car. It sheered against a tree,
cut it in two, smashed into a second
tree and, then, into the refreshment
stand being operated by Mrs. Jur
atsch. She was-instantly killed. Theof
car crumpled into metal and kindling
The body of Jackson was literally
cut in two and Edgerton, the spec
tator, with Jenkins, the camera man,
were killed as the big machine swerv-
ed and struck them after crashing.
into the refreshment stand.
A panic among the hundreds of peo
ple, who were watching the race at
this point; was prevented by the
Prompt action of the police. The dead
and dying were taken at once to St.
Catherines' Hospital, at Sonta Monica.
Jenkins, the camera man, lost his
life because of his bravery and zeal
in attempting to film the onrushing
wr. His bride was watching the race
from the grandstand and did not hear
"f her husband's tragic death until
"Ome time later.
The grand prize was won by Aitken,
in a Peugeot, who went out of the
running in the first lap, but came back
n the 21st lap as relief driver for his
warn mate, Howard Wilcox. Wilcox
hal taken the lead in the 18th lap I
when Dario Resta's Peugeot developed
ignition tumble and he was forced to
juit the race. Aitken's time was
4:4: 47. an average of 85.59 miles an
"-"r aim H record for the grand prize
iarl Cooper, in a Stutz,
J-ond in 4:48:55, an average c'f
fiJ 4; A. M. Patterson, in a Hudson,
wished third in 5:09:35. an average
8:13, and Clyde Roads, in another j
uuwm. tourth in 5:34:59. an avera.ee
Hesta protested Aitken's win. and
hairnian Kennerdel decided that Ait
Ken, whiie entitled to first money,
Should not be allowed the winner's
Pints in the championship. So the
Championship, carrying $13,500 in
Pf'zes, will be decided at Ascot on
hanksgiving in a 200-mile sweep-
dpVple runnine in second place, Ed-!
tor len turned over with his Mer-
. on the sixth lap. Pullen and his
ecnanieian ese.anprt ininrv hut v,a
1 the 21 starters, Rickenbacher, in
"e?senberg. and Cody, with his Na-
uai, were the only other entries
running: On the y.r.1r ...1
CuT" lker Taylnr, Collector of
toms, has returned from an offi
lal visu to Washington, D. C
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BALK ON BORDER
Task of Talking Carranza
Agents Into Peaceful Mood
' A Failure.
TO THE PRESIDENT '
No' Statement from White
House as to Course tp Be
(By H. H. Stansbury)
Washington, D. C, Nov. 18. The
Mexican situation was brought to an
other sharp crisis' tonight when In
terior Secretary Franklin K. Lane re
ported to President Wilson that the
effort to talk the Carranza represen
tatives on the joint commission into
a peaceful mood had been; a hopeless
failure. -' '
Secretary Lane is spokesman for
the President on the commission,
which has been for many weeks hold
ing its sessions in Atlahtlc'XJity. , He
tiTrifed tn ;Waa&fngton late -oay-and
immediately arranged a conference at
President Wilson was .informed, it
is said, that the Mexican commission
ers refused to sign any agreement re
lating to' patrol of the international !
boundary which did not provide for
the immediate - withdrawal of the
Pershing expedition. The , situation
was made f worse by the information
that the Mexicans had failed ; to give
satisfactory guarantees for the safety
American lives and property on
the border in the event of compliance
with the request for the recall of Gen
eral Pershing's command.
Luis Cabrera is understood to have
been named as the most defiant one
of the Mexican delegation. This made
tne situation contusing, it not emoar-
assmg, to the administration, as uan
erar is known as First Chief Carran
za's personal representative on the
No statement has been obtainable
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HUGHES WILL TAKE
II LONG REST
Now at Lakewood, Where
Hundreds of Admirers Gave
Him a Big Welcome.
Lakewood, N. J., Nov. 18. Charles
E. Hughes arrived in Lakewood this
afternoon, where he intends to spend
three weeks playing golf, walking
and resting. The Presidential candi-
date, his wife and secretary were met
at the railroad station by 200 towns
people, who cheered him, and Irving
B. Thompson, chairman of the local
Republican club, extended him a wel-
In announcing that Mr
does not intend to hold any political
conferences while in Lakewood his
secretary sai dthat the only party
leader he will meet is William R.
Willcox, who is expected here Mon
day. . CHICAGO WOMEN TO
REVOLT ON HIGH COST
Chicago, Nov. 18. Chicago society
women are planning a revolt against
the threatened 50 per cent increase in L
the price of women's clothes and de
clare that' If the increase is put into
effect they will 'wear last season's
clothes and refuse to buy at the ad-
rpv,a thraotoneJ revolt of the women
i is coincident with Ae fifteenth annual
convention being held here by the Na
tional Cloak, Suit and Skirt Manufac
THE GERMAN PRESS
Tells of Situation in America
Wanting to Help Belgians
Out of Work.
(By William Bayard Hale, special Cor-f
respondent of the International
Berlin, (via Sayville wireless) Nov.
Ische Zeitung gives
prominence to the following statement
under the caption
"The foreign press is circulating a
statement that the American Charge
de 'Affaires in Berlin has een au
thorized by his government to make
representations to the Berlin govern
ment concerning the deportation of
"This is far beyond a fair statement
of the facts. Sometime ago the Am
erican Charge de 'Affaires requested
particulars regarding the German ad
ministrative measures in Belgium,
with express reference to the fact
that rumors stating Germany was
employing harsh measures were being
sent broadcast for the purpose of han
dicapping the Belgian relief work by
"On such premises American inter
est in the, Belgian relief Work is whol
ly intelligible. V.Te can but wish the
Americair government - makes the- ut
most use of the information furnished
Secretary Grew, of the American
embassy, who is Charge de 'Affaires in
the absence of Ambassador Gerard,
will be received
by von Bethmann-
Hollweg today and will make repre
sentations to the Chancellor to the
effect that America is interested be
cause the fate of Belgium called for
such world-wide interest. Secretary
Grew will inquire whether the com
plaints hinted at have foundation of
actual facts and if so he will ask
whether any measures are feasible for
the amelioration of the situation. Mr.
Grew's visit 'to the Chancellor will be
ASKED TO FIND COSTLY
New York, Nov. 18. Commissioner
Woods today was asked by represen
tatives of Mrs. E. H. Harriman, widow
of the railroad magnet, to concentrate
the efforts of his best detectives to
war recovering diamond pendants
valued at $64,000, which Mrs. Harrt
man reported as stolen.- This action
was taken after private detective agen
cies had been working on the mystery
Descriptions of . the missing jewelry
have been sent broadcast by the
Mrs. Harriman is uncertain where
the theft of her jewels was commit
ted. She says the last time she wore
the pendants was in March, when she
attended a social function.
MORGAN DID NOT
wew xorK, ov. as. rvyoxt udi
J. P. Morgan and Company, acting 1
1 . XT -t, o n A. -VI J.
throuerh the General Electric Com
pany, founded and controlled the Na
tional Industrial Conference Board,
were specifically denied today. . The
rumors intimated that the new asso-
Liati0n s organized to combat the
8-hour movement. '
O. D. Voung, vice-president of the
General Electrio Company, declared
that so. far as the controlling of his
concern, the Morgan Company owns
no stock in it.
REACH TEXAS TOWN.
Laredo, Texas, Nov. 18. Twenty-
five American refugees reached here'
Monterey, Saltillo, and
other Mexican points. They said
renditions in every part of Mexico
were chaotic, especially in the Tor-
on T3 -.co Ho onrl Mnntorov Hi a. I
tricts. They declared anarchy, murd
er pillaging and! mob violence, pre-j
vailed without any effort at; restric-,
tlon on the part of either the defacto
I Ml III. f n. I I I UUU WJ urA
or Villa authorities.
NOT BE AT ODDS
He Pleads For Unity of Spirit
and Unity of- Action-
Gompers Headed The
Washington, 'b. Nov. 18. Presi
dent sWliseh made piea for the wip
ing out of air class; distinctions and a
closer union of the American people
in an address, to delegates of the Am
erican Federation of Labor at the
White House today, v
The President said that nothing
worse could happen to this country
than for the : people, to imagine they
Were at odds with one another, and
concluded with anv exhortation to all
to join in the "common movement for
.humanit.v." . .
, vnUnxvine ia thtext of tho Prpsi-
i Jrv uompers, laajes ana genue-
! men : 1 need not say that, coming to
me as you dQ' on such an errand, I am
very deeply gratified, and very greatly
cheered. Itswouldvbe impossible for
me off-hand to say just what thoughts
are stirred id meby what Mr. Gomp -
ers nas said to me as your spokesman
but perhaps the simplest thing I can
say is, after all, the meat of the whole
matter. What I have tried to do is
to get rict.pf any class division in
this country; :i not only, but of any
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class consciousness ana reeling.
"The worst thing that could happen
to America would be that she should
be divided into groups and camps in
which there were . men and women
who thought that tltey Wre at odds
with one another; that the spirit of
America was hot "expressed except in
them and that possibilities of antag
onism were the only things that we
had to look forward tV; i .'
"As Mr.omper said, aceyeent
is comparatively ar .small ""m&tf e'ry5 but
the spirit in which tilings are done is
of the essence of the whole thing,
and what I am striving for, and what
I hope you are striving for, is to blot
out aH the lines of f d jyisjpn in Amer
ica and create a unity of spirit and of
purpose ( founded upon this, the con
sciousness that we are all men and
women of the same sort and that if we
don't understand each other, we are
not true Americans. It we cannot
enter into each other's thoughts, if
we cannot comprehend each others in
terests, if we cannot serve each others
essential welfare, then we have not
yet qualified as representatives of the
America spirit; ; : , -
"Nothing, alarms America so much
as rifts,, divisions, the drifting apart
of elements among her people, and the
thing we ought all to strive for is to
close up every rift, and the only way
to do UJ far es I can see, is to
establish Justice not only b,ut justice
with a heart in it; Justice with a
pulse in it; justice with sympathy in
it. Justice can be cold and forbidding,
or it can be warm and welcome, and
the latter is the only kind of justice
that Americans ought to desire.
"I dV not believe 1 am deceiving
myself when I say that I think this
spirit is growing in America. I pray
God it may continue to grow, and all I
have to say is to exhort every one
whom my voice reaches here or else
where to come into this common
movement of humanity."
The only other address was by
Samuel Gompers, president of the Am
erican Federation of Labor, who con-
veyedto the President congratulations
of that body upon his re-election and
their wishes for a successful adminis-
tration. Mr. Gompers said that the
nf tho TVf!firaHnn was to
- freedom and Justice for the.mote the re-colonization of Palestine
its membership as well as for all ,
those who are engaged in labor. He
said that the delegates regarded the
President as beinr in sympathy with
them and that achievements of his
lour years in onice nau snown tms.
After the President s' address, the del-'
egates were formed in line for. the , made of reports that Pope Benedict,
purpose of shaking hands and the acting in conjunction with the Amer
President greeted everyone in turn. nvflrnment has nrotested td
The delegates adjourned their con
vention at Baltimore at noon and
came to Washington by special train,
there being nearly 600 in the party in
cluding the wives of a number of the
delegates. They spent several hours j
" - 4- '4-1-tA ATir rnr t" r trltA "Czrl AM -VT !
at the new temple of the Federation!
th and Massachusetts avenue, !
and at four o'clock marched to the j
White House, prfeceded.bYa band and
headed by Mr. GomEera and members
of the executive council.
Whptl tha nmceSSiOn SW1IT16T into
tMadison Place fronvTj street, the band
struck un, a medley . ov,patriotic airs,
endiagtti My '.. Mary -
land," as theoors Aeljdmg into the
w- v w- ' - .
White House were reached.
President Wilson Trying to
Settle The Knotty Railroad
U. S. CHAMBER
TO TAKE A VOTE.
Wants Ascertain From Mem
bers Opinion About Setting
Such Disputes Wilson
Washington, Nov. 18. President
Wilson began today his task of trying
to settle the trianguler dispute be
tween; the railroads, labor and the
United States government.
The President made his initial move
in endeavoring to prevent a strike by
receiving four hundred delegates of
the American Federation of Labor at
the White House this afternoon. On
Monday he will have a conference
with Representative Adamson, of
Georgia, who was so active in the
passage of the "eigh.t-hour" law which
bears his name.
It is thought in Washington that
the railway executives will either
seek an audience with the President
or will De invited by him to call.
Adamson's conference with the
President on Monday will mean much.
It is said the President and his Con
gressional lieutenant will discuss the
carrying out of the remainder of the
President's railroad legislation pro
gram. The National Council of the Cham
ber of Commerce of the United States
decided at its attnual meeting today
to submit to all the members of the
chamber throughout the country a ref
erendum of the railroad situation.
The purpose of the referendum will
be to "ascertain the opinion of the
business interest of the country re-
sctin&llegtstidn designi j?re
veni interruption oi transportation
service, pending the settlement of dis
putes between employers and em
ployes of transportation lines and to
make certain that the transportation
facilities of the country may be stabal
ized, improved and extended to meet
and keep pace with the needs of com
merce and the entire public."
W. H. Stackhouse, of the Commer
cial Club of Springfield, offered a res
olution providing for hearings before
a government commission of all dis
putes between railroad employers and
Resolutions suggesting regional sub
committees, of the Interstate Com
merce Commission, and the assurance
by congress - that . railroads could
charge sufficient rates to . enable the
development of present unused lands
were referred to the railroad commit
tee. PLANNING LOAN MONEY
TO WAR SUFFERERS.
New York, Nov. 18. Three plans
are now being considered by Ameri
can JeWs to raise large sums to loan
to Jews in the war zone for their fin
ancial and business habilitation at
'the close of the war.
In addition to the plan for a Vast
fee loan, secured only .by the "Honor
of the Race,'" announced by Rabbi
Judah L. Magnes, two additional plans
were disclosed today.
It is proposed to borrow $30,000,
000 secured by the church, charity
and institutional property. This
money is to be placed at the disposal
of commissions of American bankers,
" e loaned at mieresi to reDuua
Jewish business in Europe.
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VATICAN MAKES A
DENIAL OF THE REPORT.
Nqv 18.The Vatican has
d - semi-official denial to be
Germjany regarding the deportation
of Belgians. The Vatican's action in
trying to prevent these deportations,
it is explained, is entirely' indepen
dent and unofficial. 11
mt tktt a IM PPT IDIQT
1TiWWi T'. ,
IS KILLED AT LAST.
Lexington, Ky., Nov. 18. John Spur
lock, survivor of many mountain
feuds, was killed tonight by men con
cealed in ambush. The shooting took
place at Quick Sand, Breathitkcounty.
" Bloodhounds will take the trail early
.tomorrow. Sheriffs posses have gone
to the scene from Jackson.
Deutschland Libelled By Own
ers of Tug But Bond Will
HEARING SET FOR
'' 'DECEMBER 4TH.
Tweljve Thousand Dollars Is
Sought For Loss of Tug'
Relatives of Drowned
Men Will Sue.
New London, Cenn., Nov. 18. The
German sub-sea freighter, Deutsch
land, probably will leave this port for
Germany within the next 48 hours.
The damage caused to ner bow by
the fatal crash into the tv? T. A.
Scott, Jr., has been repaired almost
fully. The work will be completed
The submarine was libelled today j
by the T. A. Scott Company for $12,-'
000. The case is set Tor December 4,
in Hartford. Despite the fact that
the libel action acts as a writ of at
tachment upon the submarine, it will
net affect her departure. Her own
ers, it is understood, are already tak
ing steps to put up sufficient bonds
to cover the amount of the damages
asked and so release the under-sea
The papers were filed in the United
Rt.at.es District Court in New Haven
todays At - ttamfeec tlrg-theitfri
M. Murphy, counsel of- the- Scott
Company,. deposited $250 to cover the
cost of immediate service.
This case covers the actual loss
sustained in the, sinking of , the tug
boat, it was learned today that rela
tives of the widows and orphans of
tne tugboat's crew are also about to
institute libel proceedings against the
Deutschland. . They have taken legal
advice and have been informed that
under admiralty law they may obtain
writs of attachment.
The papers in the Scott case were
served on Captain Koenig by Deputy
United States Marshal -Timothy E.
Hawley, who came here from Hart
(Continued on Page Eight)
TO THEIR GAINS
Rome Announces Further Ad
vance on The Carso Pla
teau For The Army.
Rome, Nov. 18. General Cador
ra's troops, during the last twenty
four hours, added to their recent
gains on the Carso plateau, the war
offices announced tonight. Taking
advantage of the lull Li artillery bom
bardment which had been raging
continuously 'day and night, the Ital
ians "advanced their lines at some
Austria-Hungarian attacks on the
Italian lines southeast of San Pietro
and near Gorizia, though launched
with powerful effect, were again sti-
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th defenders' curtain of fire
Under a hail of shells and machine
gun bullets ' the attackers were
stopped short and forced to retire in
disorder. The Italian theatre war is
the first to be seriously affected by
the approaching winter. Heavy
snowfalls, the war office stated to
night, are impeding the operations on
the Trentino and adjoining fronts.
On some of the highest peaks the
temperature is 20 degrees below zero.
HUGHES' LEAD ALMOST
FOUR HUNDRED IN MINN.
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 18. Charles
E. Hughes' plurality in Minnesota
was 396, according to official returns
of all Minnesota, which were com
plete, this afternoon. Mr. Hughes re
ceived 179,553, President Wilson
179,157. There will be no official re
count, according to Fred Wheaton,
chairman of the Democratic State
J. A. A. Burnquist, Republican gov
ernor, was re-electedS Hughes ran
i 86,229 behind his ticket.
Chief Bulgarian Stronghold
Almost In The Grasp . of
TEUTONS CONTINUE i
TO WHIP RUMANIANS.
Conflicting Stories, However,
Come From The Rumanian
Front -Serbians Are Doing
Brilliant Work Against
Their Old Enemy. -
London, Nov. 18. The Franco-Ser
bian forces, forming the ring wing6f
the allied Macedonia army, continues
to batter its way forward in the di
rection of Monastir, chief Bulgarian
stronghold and base, and though the
initial momentum of the onrush
seems to be spent, even the most
conservative military observers here
adhere to their prediction of three
days ago that the fall of the city ia
a matte rof days.
New headway for the French and
Serbs was reported by King Peter's
war office tonight. The Serbs, In a
brilliant storming attack, took Hill
1,212, -throwing the defenders back in
disorder, while the French took a
foothold in the fortified village of Ka-'
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Heavy losses were inflicted upon the
Bulgars and Germans. After the loss
of Hill 1,212 the Bulgarian retreat
turned into a wild flight, in which en
ormous quantities of material were
Berlin this afternoon gave a differ
ent official version of the fighting
south of Monastir and, at the f,same
ery or tne commanding-general suon t'
a shave been rae In the present war.
Infantry General Otto von Below, the
report says, "in the center of; the
fight, at the hea dof the German RI
fles," inspired his men to recapture, a .
mountain peak lost to the Serbs jqh
Wednesday, northeast of Chegel. r
"His majesty the Emperor," went
on the German war office statement,
"has distinguished the chief, and the
troops by appointing the general
chief of the rifle battalion." The
troops were Pommerlan infantrymen.
All attacks south of Monastir and in
the "snow-covered heights in the
Cerna Bend," were beaten off with
heavy losses to the attackers, the
statement said. "
The British during, the last twenty
four hours recaptured Prossenik vil
lage on the eastern end of the Mace
donian front. .
Germans Made Further Headway. ,
Further headway by General von '
Falkenhayn's army in the Transylva
nian passes was announced by the
Berlin war office today. The claim
is disputed officially by Bucharest,"
which asserts in today's bulletin that
the Rumanians on their part have
made "Considerable Progress" in the '
region of Dragoslavele.
Tonight the official German state
ment says German troops have made
"good progress west , of the Walla
chei." The afternoon report said all
Rumanian attempts to push back Fal-
kenhayn's front to the northeast of
Campulung, 71 miles from Bucharest,
were unsuccessful, and that further
progress was made by the Teutons in
the Alt and Jiul valleys, in the wood
From the Dobrudja front only artil
lery duels are reported.
On the Russian battle line nothing
o fimportance occurred during the
last 24 hours.
British Made Further Gain.
The British, following up their last
few days' furious offensive on . the
Ancre Brook, made new progress on
both sides of the stream, and as the
climax of 24 hours of bitter flghtin
gained a foot-hold in the outskirts oC
Grandcourt village, one oi their main v
objectives in this area. The total of '
today's prisoners taken by Sir Douglaa
Haig's troops is 258, the British war1'
office announced tonight.
An official report issued by the Ger- '
man war office earlier, in the evening -stated
that another . attempt . of ., the
British to treak through the German
lines on the Ancre Brook had failed,
but that fighting was still in progress
at Grandcourt. The British afternoon
report claimed newprogress on both
sides of the ' brook. ' 'r "'. ; ' " , "
Numerous spectacular combata in
the air marked the last 24 hours' fight-.
ihg on the west front. vBritish airmen ;
brought down together eight Gennan
machines, while three ; of the British
aeroplanes were admitted to be miss