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The Wilmington dispatch. (Wilmington, N.C.) 1916-19??, November 20, 1916, Page 1, Image 1

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a. 7 - 4 f THE WEATHER FORECAST. Fair tonight and Tuesday. Not much change in Temperature.Var iable winds. " I t 1 THE LARGEST CIRCULATION FvWILMINGTONf VOL. XXII. No.;310. WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLIMQNDAY foFpj fiNOON, NOVEMBER 20, 1916. - : 5 CENTS ! - J v. - . v ' , f , ,V , " k " . - , t f , -, . C ' ' Dispatch - -.-'-if J - i -v' City In Ruinsand Occupation Delayed hJecause or r ire and Explosions OPINION DIVIDED AS TO FUTURE ACTION Entente Forces May Rest or May Inaugurate Sweeping Operation Despite Weather Little Doing On Other Battle Fronts The capture of Monastir, in .Mace donia, is looked upon by entente mil itary writers as of notable import ance, uui opimuii appears 10 ue aivia fi as ro whether it will be followed bv military developments of swees ir.g chariuitciv- Events of the next day or two are r-xppcted to sJiow whether the cap- .- ii ,1 ; ;ii tors oi uif -viact;ujuiaii uapiuLi will i, --quire a period of rest before start ing a new advance or wh 'ier pur suIt of i lo retreating Gert: -Bul- funan forces will be pressed desJpite the weai her conditions. In some quarters advance by the entente forces along tne road to Frilep forecast ed, to be followed by a thrust from Prilep for Nagotin, on the Varda with the object of outflanking the Bulgarians and opening up the front. passes on the road to Salonika. Considered a Rout. London, Nov. 20. The-. retreat of the German-Bulgarian forces from Monasiiiv. in the direction of Prilep, is a rout, says a dispatch to the Wire less Press from Rome today. The entente troops are pursuing the fleeing- foe and have occupied vil lages north of Monastir, taking pris oners as they advance, the dispatch adds. The Serbians, acdord Log to these. :i vices, are delaying entering Mbiv. astir, because of fire and explosions, which have virtually destroyed the city, from which the population has fled. Only Minor Operations. Beroin (By Wireless to Sayville), Xov. 20. Operations along the east ern front have been only of minor character, the war office announced today. Situation Remains Unchanged. London, Nov. 20. The war office announced today that the situation on the Franco-Belgian front is un changed. Rumanians Still in Flight. Petrogad, (via London), Nov. 20. The Rumanians are still in retreat be fore the invading Austro-Germans in the Jieul Valley region. E lextile Men Will Gather aU Wrightsville in June Will Bring Families The next semi-annual meeting of 'ho Southern Textile Association will he held at Wrightsville Beach, June 2- and 23. Mr. A. B. Skelding, gen eral manager of the Tidewater Power Company, returned to the city from Columbia today, where he waged a Lght to bring the convention here, and won out over the Isle of Palms hands down. The 'vote was Wrights vilie Beach 897 Isle of Palms 35. -Mr. Skelding stated this afternoon 'hat the Columbia convention of last v-eek was well attended, but is sat-!-'i'Jd ihat the next, which will be hl,l at Wrightsville, will draw tex "1" men in far greater numbers than did the Columbia convention. It is "'e intention of the delegates to bring wives and children to the )'r;phtsvi!le convention. Mr. Skeld ing based his argument on the repu tation Wrightsville has and that gave h'm an easy victory. He attributes mueh of the success in landing the invention for this city to the edi torial efforts of Mr. Escott, editor of The Mill News, of Charlotte. The convention has been to the lsle of Palms for the past three sum rs, but this year marks a depart ,lrr' from what had almost become a f'i custom, and the convention will 1)0 held at WrighlsA4ile. ' Mrs. Arthur L. Mills arrived today nom Greenville, S. C, to spend sev ral days with her mother, Mrs. (f,e"er Moore, at No. 116 South Fifth street. NEXT IS PENT 1 IN r I WELL KH0WI9 ROAD OFFICIAL DEAD Passenger Traffic Manager of Central of Georgia Dies of Apopolexy Savannah, Ga., Nov. 20. J. C. Hale, passenger traffic manager of the Cen tral of Georgia railway, died suddenly today of apoplexy. He was at his home preparing to go to his office when stricken. He had been with the Cen tral railway for 25 years as general passenger agent and passenger traffic manager. OFFICER KILLED Negro Shot Deputy Sheriff Few Miles West of Fay etteville Last Night FayetteviUe, N. C, Nov. 20. Last night Deputy Sheriff Frank A. Dees was shot and killed a few miles west of FayetteviUe by Carl Bryant, a ne gro, whom the deputy was seeking to arrest on a warrant. Dees went to the home of Ike Mon roe, where he knew-Bryant was. Mon roe admitted the deputy to arreTst Bry an, who was sitting in the room! The officer was in the act of serving the warrant when -.Bryant-'-, shot him. ' --'.. f y - EXPERTS TELL OF , 'J TLY TESTS Fired at Corpse to Prove Pow der Theory in Nashville Mtirdei Trial . Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 20. Dr. W. H. Hollinshead, assistant professor of chemistry, at Vanderbilt University, was the first witness called by the de fense today in the trial of Charles Trabue, for the alleged murder of Harry L. Stokes. He was present at the Vanderbilt anatomical laboratory, with a number of surgeons when a shot from an au tomatic pistol was fired at a corpse He later analyzed the powder contain ed by the shells used in the experi ment and from two shells given him by Trabue. According to Dr. Paul DeWitt, an other witness, the corpse fired at was that of a clean-shaven white man. Ten shots, he said, were fired from the right side of the face at a dis: tance of twelve inches and there was no deposit of powder on the face. At a distance of six inches there was a deposit from shots, but the deposit could be rubbed off. The next experiment told of was that of firing at a- wig of hair. No singeing was detected, the physician testified. I .SECOND TRIAL OF MRS. DEUTINGER Newark, N. J., Nov. 20 For the second time within a month Mrs. Mar garet C. Beutlnger, young and beau tiful, is to face a judge and jury here indict-,' fiiic wppIc in ariswer to an ment charging first degree murder. In her home at Caldwell some months ago Mrs. Beutinger shot and killed her husband. ' The tragedy, as alleged by the defense, was the finale of years of abuse ' whtlch1 the wife had suffered at the hands of the man she killed. At the first trial of the case, which ended T)ctober 28, the jury was unable to agree after twenty two hours of deliberation. It was re a ot tin ttmo that the iurvmen stood ten for acquittal and two forj conviction. . T ortTTAM OUAATC 1 PRICE CO 1 1 vIN DriUU ID IN MHO UP IN ENGLAND TODAY J spite the Republicans' apparent plu ' rality now, . . i -i n t imiixn TMVvtr 9( An advance or half penny in American cotton and dent, however, that they will be able three-half pence in Egyptian cotton 'to win the -votes of enough indepen today occasioned a temporary suspen- dent Republicans and Progressives to sion of business ol the Manchester ' re-elect Champ Clark as Speaker and Exchange, the ' Exchange Telegraph make it unnecessary for Clerk Trim Company reports. i ble to .take a hand. 4. 4. 4. 4. U. S. SUPREME COURT ' TAKES RECESS. Washington, D. C, Nov. 20,- The Supreme Court recessed to day until December 4th. 4 4 4? COULD STILL HAVE L OF E Possible for Democrats to Re elect Champ Clark and Organize Branch , (By George H. Manning.) Washington, D. C, Nov. 20. Even though the Republicans have 217 members a plurality, but one less than a majority in the House of Rep resentatives in the Sixty-fifth con gress that will take office March 4th, 1917, against only 212 for the Demo crats, with six scattering members as seems probable on the face of the present returns, it will still be pos sible for the Democrats to re-elect Speaker Champ Clark, organize the j House, appoint all the House employes and dictate committees and chairmen of committees. I a. , rv in otiii uks puoai fcic iui tiic jjciu ocrats to maintain control and do all these things even if the Republicans obtain the consent of the six congress men of scattering political allegiance to join them, giving them an apparent total of 223 votes against the 212 of the Democrats. And all these things can be accomp lished by the Democrats without the least fraud.. Fraud, would, of course, be charged by the Republicans, but would scarcely alter the result. Just one man, the Clerk of the House of Representatives, South Trimble, of Kentucky, could bring it all about unassisted,. aoutn Trim Die, a Democrat, ap pointed Clerk of the House of Rep resentatives by the Democrats, could do this and retain his place as Clerk. If,- as a last resort,, the whole jig is - - t6,TrJmble. - 'iflOiwpfoi3 - the necessary act, and cetaiihis' "position If he falls aad the Republicans come into power, Trimble will lose his posi tion along with the hundreds of other Democrats. His office head being at stake might influence him to turn the trick for the party that puts 'him in office aiu3L wil retain him. AH South Trimble would have to do would be to juggle with the roll call, as was done by Clerk Garland in 1889, at the opening session of the Twenty-sixth Congress, and he could do this with full honesty- of purpose. Under the rules of the House of Representatives that body opens for business without a Speaker, and with the Clerk of the previous Congress in the chair as presiding officer. The Clerk, Doorkeeper, Sergeant-at-Arms and other employes hold office until their successors are appointed by the party controlling the House. The first act of a new Congress is for the Clerk, who acts as presiding officer, to call the roll of all the Con gressmen with whose credentials he has been supplied by the State offi cials. If the election of some of the candidates is contested, or for some other reason the Clerk might think them not fully entitled to their seats, he might leave their names off the roll. The Clerk ' might have on his roll 212 Democrats and a lesser num ber than 212 Republicans, instead of 217 Republicans, who, now appear to have been elected, which would give the Democrats control of the House. A motion then made for the elec tion of a Speaker would have prece- dence over all other motions, includ ing a motion to. protest the roll call. The Democrats could then elect their Speaker, effect their organization and appoint their employes, including the Clerk. Action similar to this was taken by Clerk Garland, a Democrat, in 1838. Garland had been the Clerk of the preceding Congress. The line-up in the House was so close between the Republicans, who seemed to have av majority, and the Democrats, that the elimination of four or five votes would give control to the other party. There were five Republicans in the New Jersey delegation of whose elec tion Clerk' Garland was not certain, so he called the roll, omitting their names. The chopping off of the five Republicans gave the Democrats the majority. They promptly elected their Speaker and did with the House organization much as they pleased. There are now several Republicans whose election is being contested and should Clerk Trimble decide to leave ... Vi Mill if mierht trlva tneir names uu uic ev the Democrats continued control de- Th democrats are ramer wuu llltlSIL iOltLl ASSISTANCE . v - D v o i. TLLi ? Berlin ?; Reports 1 tLt. the bl- beria' Is Stranded Off . :' . Dover i , CAN'T LAUNCH BOATS IN HEAVY SEA Evidently, a Mix-ilj in Names and Ship Meant is the Su biria" Other Vessel -Way fo Japan Berlin (By Wireless to Sayville), Nov. 20. The American steamer Si- j beria, according to a. wireless report, received here, is-stranded near Dover j ... . . -. v FOR ficers of the Siberia say it is impos-, Master Malcolm Hall, the ten-year-sible to-launch boats . owing to the old son of Councilman and - Mrs. J heavy seas. M. Hall, was painfully injured, yes- . . i terday when he was accidentally shot The vessel referred to in the fore-' in one of his legs by Armstead Mer going dispatch from Berlin is undoubt- cef, son of Mrs. Mary L. Mercer, edly the steamer Sibiria of 3,027 tons when the latter was tampering with gross, bound for Sherbough with a a pistol that was thought not to be cargo of wheat and flour, She carries loaded, at his home at No. 215 South a crew of 50 persons, said to be all Am- Second street. ericans. , Master Hall was taken to his home, The steamer, Siberia, of 11,284-tons No 214 South Second street, just gross, which had operated for fifteen across the street from the Mercer years under the American flag, is now, home where lhe ccident occurred, under the Japanese flag and on a voy- and was given medical attention. To aSe to Japanese and Chinese ports. I day the anti.toxin treatment was ad ministered to Master Hall as a pre S THE ELECTION GRAFT Governor of West Virginia Calls on Legislature for a Remedy Charleston, W. Va., Nov. 20. In his message at the opening today of the special meeting; of jthe West Virginia legislasaiFSibvffir; ed -political corruption which, It is charged, prevailed in the election No vember 7, and recommended an amendment to the election law with which it is hoped to remedy the situ ation. Two Automobiles, Building Lot, Victrola, Gas Range, KitcheniCabinet,. Among the Awards. CAMPAIGN OPEN TO WOMEN AND GIRLS Clip Nomination Coupon Ap pearing in Today's Paper, Fill it Out and Send to Dis patch Ten Vote Coupons in Each Paper. Have you ever thought how nice it would be to own an automobile, build ing lot, victrola, gas range, kitcnen cabinet, $100 in money, diamond ring, or watch? The auto would afford you much pleasure, the victrola would brighten and cheer your home, the range or the kitchen cabinet would lighten your work ana maice it more or a pleasure, the $100 would buy those things you have long wanted, and the diamond ring or watch" would be an object of beauty and value. All this and mucn more was. con templated by the publishers of The Dispatch, when they decided to vir tually take the women of this section of. the State into partnership for a few weeks and divide the profits of the business with those who are will ing to co-operate. xesteraays uispaicu coniameu a two-page announcement of the propo-i Yesterday's Dispatch contained sition, giving a compete list of all of the prizes, their vaTue and wnere they were purchased, and the details of the plan whereby it will be decid ed to whom the valuable prizes will be awarded. This1 announcement is sure to arouse unusuai interest all over this section or tne state, De cause it is one of the most liberal of fers ever made by a newspaper. The campaign is open to all white women and girls of good character living in the territory covered x by The niknatch All that is necessary to enter the competition is to cut out ! the "nomination blank, .v appearing j elsewhere in this paper, fill in the DENOUNCE D,S1ZE CENTRAL POWER MINISTERS ORDERED TO LEAVE , ' GREECE. 4 - : London, Nov. 20. An Athens 1 4' dispatch to the Exchange Tele- graph Company, says that the German, Austro-Hungarian, Bui- garian and Turkish ministers to . Greece have been informed by tne commander of the Allies' fleet that they must depart from j 4 Greece by-Wednesday. ;''.k.'-'K.4-4- 4 EMPTY, MHOS Son of Councilman Hall Ac cidentally Shot By Com panion Yesterday ventive against possible lockjaw in fection. Councilman Hall stated today that his son, with young Mercer and other youths, were toying with a pistol at the .Mercer home yesterday after noon, when suddenly the pistol dis charged and the bullet took effect in the fleshy part of Master Hall's leg. Young Mercer afterwards stated that he knew there were empty shells in the revolver, but did not think there were any unexploded ones. Industrial Welfare Conference. Harrisburg, Pa., Nov. 20.--Every phase of the relationships : between dustries-of Pennsylvafi hsylvania will -.be dls" cussed at the fourth annual efficiency and welfare conference to -open here tomorrow, under the auspices of the State Department of Labor and In dustry. name and address of yourself or any one whom you think would like to have one of the prizes we are offer ing, and bring or send it to The Dis patch office. This will give the party nominated 1,000 votes. Each issue of The Dispatch for the next few weeks will contain a coupon good for votes. The ones appearing now are good for ten votes each and any candidate may cast as many cou pons each day as she can secure. Clip these coupons every day. Don't de stroy the paper without clipping the coupon', for some ambitious woman will be asking for it, and you can give her assistance with but little ef fort. Those who are desirous of having an automobile, or one of the other valuable prizes, should not hesitate or delay their campaign for votes. You, young woman, who are reading this article, have multiplied scores of friends who would gladly assist you to secure one of the prizes, but they are also friends ot otner young women, and they are pretty certain to give their assistance to the first one who asks for it. Why not you be the first one? Use the telephone to . f call up friends whom you can reach j that way and make personal calls on others and let them know that you want one of the automobiles we are offering and will appreciate their as sistance. The campaign will not make an ex orbitant demand on your time. You qti rhtnin nne of the nrizes bv devot- - a ing your spare time to the work The chief tmng to ao is to let your irienua know that you would like to have one of the automobiles, or other prizes, and they will be glad to aid you. If you did not see the big first an- nouncement, or if there is anytning Dertainine to the contest that you do not understand, call at The Dispatch office and talk it over with the Con test Manager. If you cannot come to the office call ; 176 over the tele- phone, and ask for the Contest Man- aeer. or send him a postal cara. tie will be glad to give you any mforma- tion and assist you ail mat ne can i impartially. TO THOUGHT INAUGURATES lOTIifi CONTEST file AMOUNT Elnormoqs $urn vQbtained in Ureat Britain bince I he War n London, Nov. 20. Estimates com pleted for the first .two years of the ar show that the1 enormous sum of $250,000,000 ? Has : been1 "faked in the British Empire for Ibharities growing out of the world conflict Of this, amount more than $100, 090,000 has been contributed for the relief of distress and the reestablish ment of men returning to civil life. The Prince of Wales fund is perhaps the greatest of the public charities dealing with distress. About $60, 000,000, however, has been raised in factories, banks, offices and various business establishments through weekly contributions for the assist ance of families and dependents of employes who m have gone to the front. Part of such runas is, of course, being reserved for relief work after the war. For sick and wounded soldiers and sailors the contributions are estimat ed at $30,000,000, most of which has been raised and administered by the British Red. Cross. Another $80,000, 000 has been spent for soldiers' "com forts," such as tobacco, mufflers, pipes, socks, mittens, gloves, sweat ers, safety razors, insect powder, needles, sewing cotton, writing ma terials, chocolates and. sweets. It is estimated hat fully $50,000.- gwnTorrelief ; work amoagvthe Al- lies, the largest amount1 gtttags.'to Bel gium. Rellei among the Belgian ref ugees in Great Britain also has called for large expenditures. WOULD PAY THEM EXTRA ALLOWANCE: The Hague, Netherlands; -Nov. 20. To prevent irregular attendance in the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament the Prime Minister, Mr. Cort van der Linden, has brought for- ward the proposal that members shall be paid an extra fee of $2 for every sitting they attend. He proposes also that the yearly salary of members shall be raised from $800 to $1.200. with right to pension. According to the Dutch Constitu tion, not only is the Chamber de barred from taking any decision un less more than half its members are present, but it may not even deliber ate. The "absenteeism" has not only sometimes prevented parliamentary sittings opening at the appointed hour, but has even occasionally en tirely stopped the Chamber from pro ceeding with its business. TO ATTEND DEDICATION. Chief Schnibben Will Go To Rocky Mount Thursday. Fire Chief Charles Schnibben has received an invitation to be present at the dedication of a new fire station in Rocky Mount on Thursday of this week. Also on that day there will be a test made of a new triple-combina tion motor car enerine recently nur- chased frQm American-LaFrance Company for the Rocky Mount de partment. The fire-fighter embodies a gasoline pumper, hose wagon and chemical outfit. WANTS GOVT. TO BE HOME BUILDER American Federation of Labor Would Have Money Loan ed in This Way , Baltimore, Md., Nov. 20. Congress is ureed in a resolution adODted by the American Federation of Labor to enact loiHaiatinn under which the eoverh- ment may locan postal savings bank, funds to municipalities to build model homes for its citizens. . An alternative suggestion in the resolution is that the government es tablish a system of credit under which people may borrow money on long term notes, at no interest, to Duna tneir owu J homes. N1 Mm Brotherhood Heads Will Con fer at the White House This Afternoon LABOR TO STAND TOGETHER IN FIGHT American Federation to Back the Eight Hour Day President's Message to Con- gress Will Contain Recom mendation. Washington, Nov. 20. While It wa insisted that they came only "to , pay their respects" the heads of the four great railway brotherhoods, made an engagements at the White House to day to confer with the President In tae afternoon. It was expected that the eight-hour day fight and probably a plan for co-operation of the brother hoods with the American Federation Of Labor in the fight would be discussed, if only briefly. The leaders will see the President at 5:45 o'clock' and at 6 o'clock the PresI dent will confer with Representative. Adamson, author of the present eight hour law, and vice chairman of the joint congressional commission, which; began an investigation of the railway ituation today. - ,. In the President's address to cong gress next month he will make recom mendations for the remainder of his legislative program which was unfln shed when congress adjourned. The of the President's recommendation which would provide investigation of railway controversies before a strike or lock-out is permitted. The Ameri can Federation of Labor has also gone on record against the recommendation. ; Plans. for coordination of efforts be tween the American Federation of La lioad for the !gHt3tottr, day fitfrT&ro: said to have been formulated at a con ference here yesterday. ! The brotherhood leaders will ad rlrfiss thJ American ForlArfi.Hnn of Labor, convened in Baltimore, on the subject today; it is said. President Gompers refused to discuss the subject on the ground that it was to come be for the convention. Government officials tnterested In the congressional investigation of the eight-hour law and brotherhood rail way leaders have a plan formulated to meet a reported move on the part of the employes to band together to fight the eight-hour day. Until the Plan is fully disclosed the legislative program of the administration will ' be fully shaped. It is admitted that ! action of the labor leaders will have an important bearing on It. PERHAPS A STATE E Such Will Be' Proposed at Meeting of Commercial . t Secretaries, Gastonia High Point, N. C, Nov. 20. It la announced here that the annual meet ing of the North Carolina Commercial Secretaries' Association will be held at Gastonia January 23 - and 24. Dis cussion of the work of the organiza tion by speakers of both State and National prominence will feature the convention. - , A proposal ' to organize a State Chamber of Commerce also will be given attention by the delegates. M BRYAN WON'T MOVE TO TARHEEL! Has No Idea of Leaving Lin coln, Nebraska;-H Tells' Interrogator Chicago. 111., Nov. , 20. "A dry. Chi cago" campaign was opened today by an address by William Jennings Bryan before a-meeting of the Dry Chicago Federation. Mr. Bryan, was asked about the re port that he was to move his home to Asheville, N. C. : "I don't mind denying It again said Mr. Bryan. "Why. should any one leave a nice dry State like Ke-' braska? My home will remain at- Lincoln and I will do my Toting there." - ' - 9 MM BODY

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