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Xcutons Lose No Time In
Pushing Their Attack On
KEEP UP THEIR
Rumanian Army May Already
Be Cut Off in Its Retreat
Entente Troops Pursue Ger
Mans and Bulgarians From
By bold and rapid stroke the Teu
tonic mvaacrs uppaieuiiy -nave con
quered a large section of Northwest
ern Wallachia from the Rumanians.
Petrograd's official bulletin today
announces a Rumanian retirement to
the region of Filliash, forty miles
UOl'tinvesi ol raiuva. ouugmg lruiii
recent, reports of operations this
means converging of the attack by
the Austro-Germans moving south
ward anu east, uuiupeimig List; nuiuau-
ians to withdraw from Orsovia and ex
ecute a rapid retreat in the Jiul Val
ley. This movement apparently may
have been prevented and the retreat
ing army cut off.
Whether even the rapid . retreat has
been in time to save the Rumanian
army in that region is rendered doubt
ful by the German announcement that
the Teutonic troops are now before
For further retreat in Wallachia the
arrival of Russian troops seem to have
strengthened the Rumanian defense.
The Rumanians are resisting persist
ently in the Arp Valley, but neverthe
less have been compelled to yield im
In the other chief fields of military
activity, on the Macedonian front, the
French and Serbian troops are con
tinuing pursuit of the German and
Bulgarian forces, which evacuated
-Vonastir under entente pressure. Ber
lin reports that the entente advaneS
here is a "feelingTout"of the German
Bulgarian positions by scouting de
tachments. The new line is a dis
tance of about 17 miles north of Mon
astir and is reported strongly en
trenched, with the presence of fresh
East of the Monastir region, Berlin
declares the Serbian attempt to ad
vance was repulsed. West of- Mon
astir the Italians, according to Paris,
repulsed a center attack.
On the Somme and Ancre, in North
ern France, the fighting has .been con
lined to artillery engagements.
President Wilson to Reiterate
tions in Address.
Washington, Nov. 21. President
Wilson's recommendations for rail-
way legislation in his address to con-
sress will be practically the same as
'hose embodied in his special address
last August, when a nation-wide strike j
'as pending. The President dis
cussed some of the details today with
hi his special address the President
made six specific recommendations.
Two providing for the eight-hour day
as a legal basis for work and of wages
froni the railways and for a commis-
sun to observe the operations of the
were embodied in the Adamscn
Attorney General Gregory said to
Ja after the cabinet meeting, that
the government was fully prepared to
defend the suit to test the constitu
tionality of the law and hp sunnnsed
represented by counsel.
EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS '
WAS REORDER TODAY.
Washington, Nov. 21. A pronounc-
tu earthquake, lasting from 1.31
0('lock this mornine until 2:15 o'clock
was recorded today at Georgetown!
-"iversirv. Tho ranta. a Hio.
Chance was estimated to be from f
to 2,200 miles from Washing- J
HUNDREDS DIE IN
ACCIDENT IN RUSSIA.
11 ADHERE Tfl
p(,trograd (Via London), Nov. 21. 'fense intlje case of Charles E.
" s announced officially that 34liTrabue, charged with the murder of
Persons have been killed and 667 per-j Harry S. Stokes, was aimed to show
!ns injured in an accident in Bak-f animosity on the ;, part of the dead
antsha. ' man towards' the "accused..
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LABOR BODY .GAVE
SPFIERS I BIG
E R E ETI MB "TOtt AY
Lee Tells Federation of Labor
All Must Hang Together
or Hang Separately.
WILL CO-OPERAt FOR
ji President Gompers Welcomes
Affiliation f The Railway
Baltimore, Md., Nov. 21. Affilia-'
tion of the American Federation of
Labor and. the, four big srailway broth
erhoods was forecast today before
)re Federation's convention here by
the brotherhood heads and President
Gompers. The delegates "cheered all
the speakers enthusiastically.
"We must hang together or we will
hang separately," W. G. Lee, head
of the railway trainmen, declared.
"It is a great comfort Ur know,"
President Gompers said, "that the
time is not far distant when the great
brotherhoods will be a part of the
Federation of Labor."
Lee explained that official affilia
tion with the . Federation was impos
sible before their convention, but he
said the organizations would cooper
ate as though . offic.ia.lIy affiliated.
. He declared that the brotherhoods
did not bring their "eight-hour trou
bles" to the Federation for, support.
- "I am about an -icaarchist enough?
he said, "to say we are going to work
for an eight-hour day for all classes.
If we can't get it peacefully, we will
fight for it."
Lee said that some sort of affilia
tion will be "effected to fight any ar
bitration legislation which might be
unfair to labor. "President Wilson
plans such legislation," Lee said, "and
it should be carefully watched." He
declared that Congress had no right
to pass any law to compel a man to
work and he did not think it would do
Prolonged cheering followed when
Lee praised President Wilson.
"It took more courage for him to
write across the frpnt page of the
newspapers that he was for an eight
hour work-day than it would have
taken to have written across it that
this country was at war with Mexi
"Our principal object is now to help
the President and the members in
both branches of congress to make
fod pr.ises to us' 1 believe
uiey win uu it.
Lee declared that now the election
had been won without the assistance
of New York, Indiana and Illinois,
that labor should not fail to retain its
power thus gained. The brotherhoods,
Lee declared, had no desire that the
Adamson bill be enacted into law, but
as it had become a law they were
trying to live up to it
PASSED AWAY TODAY
Well Known Divine of the
Methodist Church Dies a1
Home in Baltimore.
Baltimore, Md., Nov. 21. Bishop
Alpheus W. Wilson, of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, died at his
home here today. He was 82 years
Bishop Wilson returned home last
night after a month's tour of the
South. He was ill when he arrived,
having come from Richmond in an
He took to his bed at
He had been bishop since 1882 andj
rwjis a KiDiicai scnoiar oi nanuutn.
TRYING TO SHOW
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. I 21 Evi
dence introduced today by the de-
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA,
nrlJ rY., - Dl J i
ed Judge as Matter Self
Huntsville, Ala., Nov. 21. David D.
Overton, former clerk of Madison
county court, today faced trial in
Madison county circuit court charged
with the mwrder of Probate Judge W.
T. Iawler here last June. Although
it had been reported that Overton
would try to prove an alibi his attor
neys today indicated he will plead
self-defense and they will attempt to
prove that Overton was compelled to
take severe, measurs to defend his
CALLS FOR NATIONAL
Washington, Nov. 21. The comp
troller of the currency today issued a
call for the condition of all National
Danks on rnaay, wovemoer I7tn.
Women of Wilmington and Vicinity Have Shown Great Inter
est in Competition For Overland Automobile and Other
Prizes Many Inquiries and Requests For
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$685 Overland Automobile.
$100 in Gold,
. - $75 Victrola.' V .
v$5HO: k; Mystic JRanfe.
$40 Sellers. Kitchen Cabinet.
$25 Wrist Watch.
Two $60 Diamond Rings.
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The first day of The Dispatch's .
Grand Prize Voting Contest showed be by means of these special ballots
that the people of Wilmington and that tho winDrs Qf the prizes will be
the surrounding territory are greatly decided. The price of the paper is
interested in the big enterprise. Nom-$5 20 a year bjr carried and, $5.00 a
inations are coming in rapidly, and j year majf and each payment for
there were many requests for infor-1 $1 25 or more calls for a special bal
mation, both by mail and 'phone. lot good for 600 votes or more) ac
While it is a little early to expect ' cording to the amount of the payment,
much evidence of interest from the j and whether it is a new or an old
smaller towns and the rural routes in ' subscription. New subscription pay
the territory, the contest department ments are i given, three.., tjaes a4 many
was most agreeably surprised by the ! votes, according to the schedule, as
comnmnications received yesterday. ' old ones, and the larger the payment
The women and young ladies of the :
Tar Heel State were quick to realize
that the offer of The Dispatch was an
unusual one, and that it is seldom
that a newspaper offers such prizes
as an Overland Automobile, a Ford
Automobile, Building Lot at Carolina
Beach, a Victrola, $100 in "Jold, $50 !
Range, $40 Kitchen Cabinet, and a
$25 Wrist Watch, for a few weeks'
work. They were also quick to real-1
ize that there will be no losers in
The Dispatch contest, as a cash
ward ample to compensate the com-
petitor for her efforts will be paid to
each one who fails to win one of the
All that is necessary to nominate j
yourself or some friend as a candi-,
date', for prize honors is to clip the I
"nomination coupon," which appears i
TUESDAY AFTERNOC NOVEMBER 21 ,1916
New London, Conn., Nov. 21.
The Deutschland. fhas started
on her return voyage, leaving 4
foKBremen shortly after 2 o'clock
Great Time On Tap For There
Tomorrow Red Letter
EveaiiNi. C. Shrinedam.
New Bern, N. C, Nov. 21. New
Bern is pxejuariug todaj to greet the
one thousand or more Shriners and
novices, who are expected to be hercf-
tomorrow for the institution of Sudan
Temple. The vanguard of the visit
ors will begin arriving late today.
It is said the program arranged by
the Shriners will be one of the most
elaborate ever presented in Shrine
dom in Norlh Carolina.
elsewhere in the paper, fill in name
and address and bring or .send it to
x-.the Contest Manager. ,
i The balloting in the campaign is
j by means of voting coupons which
1 are printed n The Dispatch each day
i and by special ballots issued on sub-
' scriptidn payments fdr The Dispatch.
1 During the first few. -Aveeks of the
i.damaign all coupons publilheoTin
j the paper will count ten votes each.
By reason of -the unusual value of
the coupon votes, candidates can
i amass a large vote with; little effort.
The special ballots issued on sub
! eppint irin navmonte rrnn t mnr than
the COUDon votes. and it will really
the greater the number of votes.
All women, .an, .girls who contem
plate entering r.the contest should
commence their tjampain for votes
and subscriptions immediately. An
early start is a prime factor; it se
cures the exclusive efforts of a can-
didate's friends and enlists the great-
er amount of energy and enthusiasm
at a time when the field is best for
the canvass and the- gathering of
votes. Don't lose time, but begin to
enlist the services of your friends;
they 1 surely will be more than glad
to assist you.
Any information concerning the
contest will be cheerfully given by
the Contest Department upon appli-
cation. Call up on the telephone, call
at The Dispatch office, or send a
note or postal card.
NEW BERN HEADY
COAST LINE HAS
Brings Back The Seven, Per
Cent at Annual Meeting
Semi-Annual Dividend of
Three and a Half Per Cent
Was Declared By
Richmond, Va., Nov. 21.-A decla
ration of a 3 1-2 per cent, dividend on
the common capital stock of the At
lantic Coast Line Railroad, payable
January 10, 1917, to stockholders on
record December 19, was declared to
day by the board of directors of the
corporation, following the stockhold
All of the old officers and directors
of the road were re-elected from Pres-
dent Kenly down.
President Kenly 's report, in pr.pt,
follows: "Operating revenues for the
year, amounting to $34,445,110.33,
showed an increase of $2,908,635.50,
or 9.22 per cent, over 1915.
"Operating expenses decreased
$107,148.81, leaving an increase in net
"Owing to the fact of the abnormal
increase in taxes, which amounted to
$204,672.9, net operating revenues,
ess taxes, increased $2,811,110.36."
The report showed the road's af
fairs to be in a prosperous condi
George B. Elliott, of Richmond, was
named for the executive committee,
succeeding the late Alexander Ham
ilton, and F. F. Darden, of Wilming-
'ton, was elected assistant secretary.
Restores Old Dividend.
New York, Nov. 21.t-The Atlantic
Coast Line declared a dividend of
3 1-2 per cent, on the common stock
today, restoring it to a 7 per. cent.
basis, an increase of 2 per cent. The
were 're-elected. "
Brunswick Democrat Says The
Mourning Apparel is Still
Mr. J. S. Phelps, of Supply, Bruns
wick county, was a caller at The Dis
patch office this morning and among
the other items of interest embodied
in a conversation with this gentleman
was the assertion that Brunswick
has not yet discarded her mourning
over the defeat of one Charles Ev
ans Hughes for the Presidency of this
fair country and were as yet loath to
admit that President Woodrow Wilson
had been returned to office. Although
Mr. Phelps pays his poll tax in
Brunswick, which is strictly Republi
can, he is very well satisfied with the
way the election went and was all
smiles when referring to the outcome
of the Presidential election.
Mr. Phelps was here on business,
but found plenty of time to congrat
ulate Democratic friends over the out-'
come of the recent issue between
President Wilson and Mr. Hughes.
Brunswick, as a whole, is very much
disappointed, but there are a few, ac
cording to Mr. Phelps, who are
mighty well pleased. . ;
In speaking cf the bridge proposi
tion, Mr. Phelps advanced the inform
ation "that he was under the impres
sion that the Brunswick commmis-j
sioners had expressed themselves on!
the matter ana tnat it was now up tc
the New Hanover commissioners as
to what action is taken. Brunswick
wants an improved- ferry service or a
bridge across the Cape JTear, but Mr.
Phelps is of the opinion that she has
spoken and that it is up to New Han
over to act.
Mr. Phelps was accompanied over
by Mr. Floyd Kirby.
GIANT TACKLE HAS
RETURNED TO PLAY
West Point, N. Y., Nov. 21. The re
turn of Butler, the giant tackle of
three years' experience, to the army
football squad today is the feature of
the cadets' final drive for Saturday's
game with the Navy. Butler ras
sadly needed to bolster the weaken
ed army line. The team, will be one
of the heaviest sent out of West Point
in many years.
HOC KILLING TIME
Farmers in New Bern Section
Are Happy Some Bore
Cotton's Highest Mark.
New Bern, N. C, Nov. 21. The ad'
vent of frost and real cold weather !
has spelled the doom of many a Crav-'
en county porter aid during the next
few days a few hundred of these are
going to meet a long delayed fate and
will be ushered out on the market for
The hog killing time in Craven coun
ty usually don't come until the latter
part of this month or the first of De
cember, but this year here is going to
be a change in the procedure and his
Hogship will get it in the neck during!
the next few days, that is, if the!
weather continues cold
It has happened
Cotton has sold on the New Bern .
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market for almost' twenty cents perj the United States. He made it clear
pound, the exact price paid being 19.87' that hi,s government will not. tolerate
1-2 cents per pound and between fifty J. restrictions of pursuit of bandits
and sixty bales were disposed of atjby American troops. Luis , Cabrera.
Twenty cents per pound was offer
ed for several bales of the fleecy
staple, but the owners decided that
they didn't want to dispose of it at
that price and held on o it.
This is the first time that cotton
has brought such a high price since
the war between the States and the
local growers are now predicting that
it is going aSj hi;n as twenty-five cents
A message received here told of the
nttrM nf ri- . a
night of Mr. Barnes Scott, -one of the J
oldest and most highly esteemed cit
izens of Pamlico county.
The demise of the deceased came as
a complet surprise to his relatives and
friends. He was, apparently, in the
best of health a few hours previously.
Paralysis is ascribed as the direct
cause of death. The deceased was 64
years of age.
STILL TO GIVE
Back From Presence v c
Frughes Chairman Wont't
New York, Nov. 21. Chairman
Willcox, of the Republican National
committee, came to Republican Na
tional headquarters today from Lake
wood, where he and Charles Evans
Hughes had been taking a rest from
the campaign labors. He reiterated
his previous statement that the time
had not arrived as yet for the Repub
licans to concede the election of Pres
ident Wilson, nor would he make any
forecast when any definite statement
"might be expected either from him
or Mr. Hughes.
He said that even when the official
count in California is known there
might still be conditions in other
States that would keep the final re
sult in doubt.
, j T i t-, i r i r ,,
London, Nov. 21 Robert P. Hous -
ton, member of parliament from Liv-
erpool and head of the Houston Line
of Steamers, writes The Times ask -
ing that the British merchant marine
take the sea law into its own hands',
and to arm against submarines re
gardless of government restrictions.
He offers the master of any British
merchantman 2,000 pounds for each
German submarine he sinks.
COTTON, OVER TWENTY
, CENTS AT NEW BERN.
New Bern, N.-C, Nov. 21. Cotton
sold here today brought 20 1-4 cents.
More than 500 bales were sold yes
terday at 20 cents.
WOULD TAKE LAW
INTO OWN HANDS
PRICE 5; CENTS
American Commissioners Are
Tired Fooling and Put Ques- .
tion Squarely Up to Them
HAS APPROVAL OF -
Details Conditions Under
Which Punitive Expedition
Will be Withdrawn Mexi
can Commissioners- N6vyv
Atlantic City, N. J.f Nov. 21. The
American commissioners today gave
the Mexican commissioners what is
understood to be the last opportunity
for an amicable settlement of tho
In joint session Chairman Lane, of
the American commissioners, Inform
ed Carranza's representatives that
the American punitive expedition
would be withdrawn within a reason
able time and under conditions that
would not leave unprotected the ter
ritory south of the border. He alsp
outlined the manner in which the
American government would guard
the frontier, and punish Any maraud-
ng bandits who attempted to. enter
cmei oi tne Mexican commission iuiu
his colleagues, received the proposal.
Steady opposition to the plan by
Mr. Cabrera and insistence that fur-
ther activity of American troops must
be refuted caused Mr. Lane to place -before
President Wilson all the facts,
and when he entered the conference
room today he carried the President's
approval of his plan. The Mexicans
were aware of this and it was regard
ed as probable that they would recede
from their position.
eI? roc Jor .posTerttUolt
pt the American : proposal' and Were
still secluded when the American
delegates adjourned until later in
New Bern Dealers Fear Not
Postoffice Makes a Good
New Bern, Nov. 21.The increasing
cost of coal and its shortage even at
fabulous prices, is worrying a few.
New Bernlans, but the majority of
them are paying little concern to this,
knowing full well that the fuel flues
tion is one that can be quickly and
easily solved here.
Already hundreds of citizens have '
cut out coal and are burning Blabs
and blocks which are secured from
the local saw mills at most reasonable
prices and these are giving complete
satisfaction. ' ,
The only advantage that coal has
over these slabs and blocks is that it
is not necessary to "fire up" so often'
when the former Is used, and thafa
fire can be kept overnight with no
trouble while it is practically impos
sible to do this with the latter. . ' ,
While no detailed statement is giv
en out, it is known that the record
made by the New Bern postoffice since
the ending of the fiscal year has beea .
an enviable one in very way, shap '
and form and there is every Indica-,.
tion that by the end of the present:
year, it will have reached the point -where
it can be placed in the first
Under the able management of
Postmaster L. G. Daniels, the office
came mighty near getting in' tho first
class last year, but missed the mark .
by a few thousand dollars.
XX. is believed -that -the receipts this
year will be large enough to. place It .
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SWISS GOVT. WONT V R EC- -
OGNIZE NEW KINGDOM. 4
Paris, Nov. 21. The Swiss gor- -
ernment has decided not to' rec-
ognize the newly created king-
dom of Poland, . according to a
Swiss dispatch to' the Radio
4 Agency. The dispatch adds that
the decision will not,- however, 4i
be made public until af tar the
war. - ' ' , .
NOT AFRAID OF