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General Henry Armam London CLMIjTODIIY TO
TWlin Reports That Invaders
jteauliy uraw near i lie
Fighting Fiercely on Northern
Rumanian Front- French
Report No Important Devel
opments On Any of The
Ferlin. (By Wireless to Sayville),
nv 3d. On the northern Rumanian)
front the Russians are continuing
their new offensive movement. The
war office announced they obtained no '
important results yesterday and all
advantage gained was ajt the cost of
In Western Rumania the Rumanian
troops which are defending the line
before Bucharest were driven back
An attack made by the entente
troops yesterday in Belgium near
Ypres is announced officially. The as
sault was carried out on a 'ront 20
miles wide and was repulsed i,y the
Germans. . , ,
London, Nov. 30. Machine gun and
artillery lire was active last night i.i
the neighborhood of Gueudecourt
iSomme Jront), says today's official
announcement. "Otherwise there is
nothing to report."
No important Moves Reported.
Paris, Nov. 30. The following off i-1
cial report-from the Macedonian front
was given out here:
' There were no important develop
ments yesterday on the front of the
army of the east. Rains and fogs
are hindering operations."
The official account on last night's
operations on the front in France
"There were no important develop-
merits f nn'n cr thovtiifht with the PS-
repironof fighting which was fairly I Monday. Most of the teachers are af
.puited along. theVsomme in Ablen-' tending the Teachers' Assembly in
rnurt and Presiore.
Less Than During October On
Account of Slowing Down
London. Nov. 30. British casualties
in the month of November as report
ed on all front were 74,650.
Of the total, 2,351 of the casualties ! tn sermon the congregation arose and ! there is every chance that Japan will
were among officers and 72,299 were .extended, to him a rising vote of get as good as nothing for the mobil-men-
! - thanks for his most excellent work 1 ization of a big army. I do not de-
There was a marked falling off in,here among us, and also expressed a
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the November losses, as compared
with the preceding month, nrobably
owing to a slowing down of the
Somme campaign, on account of bad
The November casualties bring up
the total British casualties reported
m the five months since the beginn- j
ing of the Somme offensive to 488,852
INTERRED AT OAKDALE
The remains of Mr. Stephen H.
Chadbourn who passed away at his
home in Spartanburg, S. C, yesterday
morning at 2 o'clock following a lin
gering illness of neutritis were re
ceived in the city today at 12:50
'clock this afternoon and were car
ried direct to Oakdale cemetery
where. the funeral services were con
ducted by Rev. William H. Mtlton, D.
D- pastor of St. James' Episcopal
church. The following acted as pall
bearers. Honorary: Messrs. Charles
S. Grainger and William Latimer, Jr.
Active: Messrs. J. W. Yates, Guy
Cardwell, W. D. MacMillan, Jr., W.
Elliot,-eiayton Giles, Jr., and Swift
graveside and the wilderness of
cowers attested to the esteem and
admiration in which the deceased
as held by his many friends and
Decatur, in., Nov. 30 Tomorrow
UflJl be a red-letter day in the history
Jf the local lodge of Elks, having been
designated as the day for the formal
dedication- of their magnificient new
Arrangements have been
ade to entertain a large number of
siting members of the order from
i over this section of Illinois. Grand
-valted Ruler Edward; Rightor, of
.ew Orleans, and several other offi
fnt if the grand lodee wiU be here
ur the ceremonies. I
UVlflflEIISGIHiaRITS tSE EDBSEPATTGDO aUDVERTllSllRHB AWED MUSE rj WORKS . MQNEV. AC3E
, Berlin, (By Wireless to Say- "4
ville), Nov. 30. In an address to
the Reichstag yesterday, in intro-
4 ducing the man-power bill, Chan-
cellor von Bethmann-Hollweg
again announced that Germany
was willing for the war to end,
under the guarantees of exis-
tence of the future of the nation. 4
I Students of Kenly High School
Have Number of Fine
Kenly, N. C, Nov. 30. Last Friday
afternoon the literary societies of the
school met in joint session, and ren
dered their programs together. The
r' Is in the Thalian society present
ed a program dealing with the life
and, works of Robert Bujrns. The
boys of the Rollins society discussed
the question: "Resolved, That Amer
ican Negroes Should be Colonized in
Africa." The decision was in favor
of the affirmative. s
Tuesday night of this "week a
Thsfcnksgiving program was rendered
by the students of the school; the
members of practically every grade
taking part. Hundreds of people of
the community were present, and the
exercises were thoroughly enjoyed by
The Kenly school closed Wed
nesday noon of this week until next
Last Friday night the ladies of the
Presbyterian church gave a supper at
the Glenn Hotel for the benefit of their
Missionary Society. .Eighty-seven dol- clareg the Japanese ex-Minister and
lars was realized. ....... .'. publicist. Yusaburo Takekoshi, in his
Last Saturday night the Philathea lategt contribution to a well known
class of the Free Will Baptist church Japanese review that has served once
gave an oyster supper, and realized again tQ fan Dutcn suspiCi0ns regard
about $45. ; ing tne Land of the Riisng Sun. "I
Monday night of this week the therefore think that country is in en
Bright Jewels of the Methodist church Ure agreement with our policy," he
rendered a Children's Day program,' A,a
after which a silver offering was tak
en. Six dollars was realized. Mrs.
A. J. Broughton trained the children,
and they rendered a splendid program, j Education that Japan shall take ad
Last Sunday night Rev. A. J. Park- vantage of the present favorable junc
er, pastor of the Methodist church, Uure to annex the Netherlands East
preached his last sermon of the pres- Indies. "If," he exclaims, "things
ent- conference year. At the close of
desire that the conference see fit to
send him back to us another year.;
Mr. and Mrs. Parker have won the
confidence and esteem of the people
of Kenly. They are most pleasant
and most faithful workers.
Miss Ruby Dorrity, who has been
visitincr Mr .and Mrs. M. B. Andrews,
hpr home in Goldsboro
BY CONTACT THEY
Brussels, Belgium, Nov. 30. The
have been administering
- T-1: c Inner nnnr tVlot
most of them have acquired a work- those, islands will cause Japan much
able knowledge of the various lan-' anxiety. "In view of these consider
guages that prevail there. Accord- ations," reasons Yusaburo Takekoshi,
ingly the chief authorities in Brussels "it is better for Japan to demand
have issued new and drastic language Java and Sumatra from Holland now,
regulations for all their subordinates, for the powers at present leave Japan
Tn towns or districts in which the a free hand and do nothing but nurse
ionnarC nronnnHpfiitpR it 'a .
r icmioti iau6ug f- ,
in future to be used solely both in
nnken communications and in bffi-Jas
cial acts, letters and notifications.
The only exceptions to this rule per
mits 'French to be used when a reply
has been specifically requested in
that fanguage, or when the original
letter of inquiry was in French. .
In Greater Brussels the authorities
may make use of either French or j
Flemmish. yet from. the. first of Jan -
uarv 1917. all communications from
authorities of the various sections of
Brussels to the outlying Flemish dis
tricts must be in Flemish. All noti
fications and public notices are to be
issued in FJemish, with French trans
lations accompanying them when de
sirable. German is to be allowed only in
sections of Belgium whereat prevails
as the "language of -tne country
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Prominent North Carolinian and well known Confederate soldier, who
passed away early this morning at h is home in Pittsboro, following sev
eral years of failing health. , .-
Japan Anxious to Acquire
Land From Holland For
..... . . .
The Hague, Netherlands, Nov. 20.
"If Japan gets Java and Sumatra from
Holland as a present, the hundred
thousand emigrants in the United
States can be recalled, so that Am
erica will also then be satisfied." de-
The article is a plain, unvarnished
demand by this former Minister of
are allowed to go on as they are going,
sire that the government shall pur-
sue a quixotic policy, but I do desire
that it shall striKe a great diow xo
secure the safety of the nation and
increase its influence, now that such
a nne opportunity oners, sui uppunu-
nity which, if allowed to slip, will not
recur in a century,
Should Germany prove victorious,
he argues, she will get tne imtisn
and French colonies, and Java and
Sumatra will also fall into her hands;
if the war ends indecisively, Germany
wiil cede Alsace-Lorraine to France
in exchange for French possessions
like Annam and Tongking, in which
case tlie" position of Java and Sumatra .
will be seriously threatened ; and)
while if, on the other hand, the Allies
win lireai amain win iuni eBout,
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aTlfl in Wd.L Case aKellll- Ul lcttB Ul
her friendshiD and goodwill." He'
; further urges the necessity of Japan,
an industrial country, having more
tropical territory whence nitime of
need, it ,can get its raw materials, and
on the other hand throws doubt' on
Holland's record in the matter of pre
serving neutrality in its colony, and
on -its future ability in this respect,
thus rendering, the East Indies a po-
tential handy basisfor Japan's ene-
The Dutch press emphatically re
futes all suggestions that the Nether
lands has not strictly carried out the
duties of neutrality in every instance,
and while not inclined to exaggerate
the importance of such solitary utter
ances as the foregoing it considers it
wise .that the pation not let this cam
paign escape the attention, "waged, as
it is, by a man of influence in Japan,
Government Has Sizing-up of
: Farm Crops Down to a
Fine One. .....
Washington, Nov. 20. The method
of estimating the size of the country's
farm crops has been so improved and
systematized that the actual produc
tion of important products is now
made with a close degree of accuracy
by the Bureau of Crop Estimates of
the United States Department of
Agriculture. Nearly two million sched
ules are handled each year by that
bureau in making up the government
monthly crop reports. About one
hundred and sixty thousand names
are constantly making personal inves
tigations, one agent covering a state;
and 105 clerks are employed in Wash
ington handling the large number of
reports from the voluntary crop re
cords of crop information of this and
So carefully and systematically has
the work Veen organized that the 1915
cotton crop estimate was only three
tenths of one per cent less than the
amount actually ginned as reported
by the Census Bureau after the close
of the season .
The most complete record in exis
tence is kept in tne Bureau of the
Estimates and Statistics relating to
the world's crop and live stock.
m ' '
mmense Lrowd In Kicnmona
to See Old Rivals In An
BETTING EVEN ON
Richmond, Va., ,Nov. 30. Grey j Vincent of the University of Minne
skies lowered upon the Virginia and i sota wIH preside at the meeting and
North Carolina football squads when
inev -awoKe nere mis mornme. our iivy xa&ivo nici, iuiuuci tuici
soon began to clear and the local 1
weather bureau office gave promise ,
of a day partly cloudy and cooler for
the annual Thanksgiving game.
Optimists in both camps were in
different to the ' weather conditions
and evenly divided was popular sen
timent: that no odds were given by
either faction. The city is alive with
visitors from both States and excur
sion trains are continually rolling in.
Premiums' of over . one hundred per
cent, are being offered for the re
served : seats.
Portsmouth, N. H., Noy. 30. In the
probate court here tomorrow a hear
ing will be held in the contest over the
will of. Charles A. Austin, an eccen
tric resident of Rye Beach, who left
the bulk of his estate to an English
regiment. A brother - and sister
the deceased seek to break ihe will
against-the highest interests of our
Big Battles to be Staged on The !
Gridiron Today in The
: , Sunny Land.
TWO ELEVENS HAVE
Georgia Tech and Tennessee
Have Not Been Defeated.
Tar Heel A; and M.
Plays at Home.
Atlanta, Nov. 30.-Most Southern
football teams are today preparing to
go into' what ia expected to be the
hardest fought and most spectacular
games of the year and most of tho
series are between old rivals,. in
which victory to many teams would
turn what, in the minds ef the en
thusiasts, will be a mediocre season
the University of Tennessee, went to
the end of the playing season with
clean records. Georgia Tech. plays
Auburn here in what is said will be
one of the hardest battles of a long
schedule, while Tennessee will meet
Kentucky State at Knoxville.
Whether or not psychology is to
figure into the results of the games
is problematical, although some
point to the fact that both Georgia
Tech. and Tennessee have lost more
games than they have won :n former
contests with today's opponents. On
the basis of comparative scores, Geor
gia Tech. appears likely to whip
Auburn. The betting is on Georgia
Pefhaps two of the oldest series
today are those of the University of
Virginia and the University, of North
Carolina, at Richmond, and Vander
bilt and Sewannee, is at Nashville.
Today's battles are the '22nd.
in the" former series and the twenty
eighth in the latter. Virginia, which
waa accredited with the Southern
championship iast . Jteaf , has - fought
the season and lost to two Southern
elevens ana was aeieatea Dy narvara
and. Yale. North Carolina lost to
Georgia Tech. and held Harvard to
less than eleven points than the Cam
bridge eleven scored against Vir
ginia. Vanderbilt was put out of the runn
ing for championship by Tennessee,
but came back and defeated Auburn,
and as a result is the favorite over
Other games in the South today are
Georgia and Alabama, at Birming
ham; Louisana State and Tulane, at
New Orleans; Mississippi and Missis
sippi College, at Jackson; North Car
olina A. & M. and Washington and
Lee, at Raleigh; Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and Virginia Military Insti
tute, at Roanoke, Va.
"HEALTH WORK' ' NEXT
Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 30. Min
neapolis tomorrow will begin its first
annual observance of "Health Week"
which later is expected to develop in
to a movement of national scope. The
municipality and the local hospitals,
medical, educational and public wel
fare societies have co-operated in the
plans for the celebration. The pro
gram will be ushered in tomorrow
with a health parade.. More than, 30
floats, decorated by various organiza
tions interested in health work, will
i be-in line. Through the week there
will be health lectures at all the big
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schools. Next Thursday night the cel
ebration will conclude with a mass
meeting at the auditorium. President
.the principal address will be delivered I
chemist 6t the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture
Preston Quince, a
was arrested yes-
terday afternoon about 6 o'clock when
he was trying to get away with four
packages of snuff stolen from, the
warehouse of the F. E. Hashagen &
Co., No. 210 North Water street.
Quince was seen by fellow draymen
and-caught and held until Policeman
J. R. Minshaw arrived and placed
him under arrest. He will be tried
. .Target y Practice The coast guard
cutter Semmole returned to port this
morning after a short cruise off the
Cape Fear bar to engage in annual I
target practice with the rapid fire
of guns aboard the vessel. The Semi
nole left port the night of the 28th
and returned today, to allow the sail-
or boys to enjoy their Thanksgiving
dinner in Wilmington.
Declines Invitations to Attend
Services ,at Different
WENT TO HIS OWN
CHURCH TO WORSHIP
Big Turkey For The White
House Table W11 Attend
1 Navy Benefit
Washington, Nov. 30. President
Wilson is spending Thanksgiving
quietly with members of his family
and took part in several special cele-
! brations to which he had been invit
ed. With Mrs. Wilson he attended
his regular Presbyterian church, hav
ing declined invitations to the Pan
American mass at St. Patrick's
t. atiat o
The turkey for the White House
Thanksgiving dinner was chosen
from among many s,ent the President
from different parts of the country.
Tonight the President and Mrs.
Wilson will attend a ball given for the
benefit of the Navy Kelief . Society at
the Washington navy yard.
Defendant ' Finally Admitted
Responsibility For Mailing
Augusta, Ga., Nov. 30
was begun this afternoon in the case
of Thomas E. Watson, on trial in the
Federal District Court, charged with
sending obscene matter through the
Previous to closing the evidence '
the defendant on the stand admitted j
responsibility for having mailed the
articles in question, which previously !
he had declined to do.
TIME EXPIRES FOR
TAKING DUAL OATH.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 30. Today
mareed tne expiration or tne time urn,
it fixed by the War Department for!
the National Guard organizations ;
throughout the country, which have;
IN VirHrdUIII uHul
been mustered out, to take the new 8UD8crIptIon rom a frlend offering
dual oath of enlistment, prescribing, giye tfaat SUD8crIber fuU value for
three years with the-colors and three j lnve8ted, for It Is sureiy
with the reserves, wortn tne 8ubscription pric
There is nothing to compel the ! asked tQ receiye tne lategt newa ,n the
guardsmen to take the oath, but in all most readable form each eyehing. The
cases where a sufficient number has:D. atch provideg the most complete
declined with the result that the or- correct reportg of tne lategt neWfl
ganizations to which they belonged , nappenIng8 besides offering a service'
have been brought below, the mini-iof tne lategt telegraphIc newg that is
mum strength, such organizations will t 8urpagged any publication with
be mustered out, provided they can-!m a radms of mSLnr mtteB To the "
not recruit to the minimum after a . people Uving outglde.of Wilmington
reasonable amount of time allowed by!the daIljr market quotations are worth
the War Department. - y timeg the price asked for the
Heretofore the members of the Na- especially at this time, while
tlonal Guard took an oath to obey the jtne ice of cotton lg advancing almost
governor, oui unaer me new net,
which Federalizes the militia, the
memDers are r6qulred to take a dual
oath, one to the governor and one to and wJth very few exceptions, all the
the President. If members of the peop,6 wltWn a of Blxty.ave '
guard refuse to take the oath the War;miles can t the the game
Department loses control oi tnem. .
THE NEW BISHOP
Victoria, B. C. Nov. 30 With i
bosing ceremonies the Very Rv.
Charles D. Schofield, late dean of Patchs great contest. Every can-Fredericton,-
N. B., was consecrated , didate who either pays in a subscrip
here today as bishop of the Anglican 'tion, or has one paid for her at the'
diocese of Columbia. The ceremony ! moe, for three .months or. longer, V
took place in the cathedral in thejeher by mail or carrier, will be glv
presence of a notable assemblage of en a bonus certificate good for 55,000
churchmen and laymen. EXTRA VOTES. Qnly one of these
The new Bishop is 45 years old and certificates can go to Any one candi- .
a native of New Brunswick. After i
graduating from King's College,
Windsor, N. S., he!pursued his theolo
gical studies at Edinburgh and Leeds.
Prior to becoming dean of Frederica
tion in 1907. He has filled rectorships
in -several cities and towns of New
Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Only Ambition and Energy .
are Needed to Win' in Dis-,
patch Contest Rapidly In- j
creasing Vote is Proof fof V
Popularity of Dispatch OfTer ; i
and Enthusiasm Grows.
$100 In Gold.
$60 O. K. Mystic Range.
$40 Sellers Kitchen Cabinet.
$25 Wrist Watch.
Two $60 Diamond Rings.
On the evening of January 29, some
one will go away from The Dispatch
office with a 685 Overland Automo-'
bile, which will have been won by the
largest number of votes secured - n
one of the most talked-of contests ever
held in North Carolina. Another will
ride away in a Ford Touring Car, and
another will carry away a' deed to a
building lot at Carolina Beach, while
still a third will have a check for 1 100.
which she can use in any way she may
choose. Three will take home orders
for either a $75 Victrola, a $50 MystIa
Range, or a $40 Seller's Kitchen Cab
inet. One happy candidate will weaf
a wrist watch and two others will each;
wear a $60 diamond ring." ' ' j.
In addition to this wonderful array
of prizes, the ten per cent, commis
sion on new business will be paid all.
who take an active part in the con
test, and do not win a prize. Thlfl
feature of the contest Is receiving a
great deal of attention, as the amounts
paid will go a long way toward help
ing out incomes, and will help to buy .
a number of things which many fel$ ;
they could not afford. . ", , ; -V;.
JEnthusfasm is growing amonK jthO..,. i-
Ize that The.DItpateh'e offer H easily 1
within reach of those who have the - :
energy, to make an effort, and many, of
the ygung women are finding them
selves surprised at the exceedingly
small amount "of effort required to -procure
subscriptions to this paper n ,
j and to interest their friends sufficient-.
iy to have them clip the coupons from
the paper. . ;
No better proof of the popular! ty of
this paper could be shown than Is
Been in the rapidly increasing vote or
the various candidates. It will be ob
served that results are immediately
forthcoming and a substantial vote is'
registered opposite the names of the
active contestants. It shows that there
are plenty of young women who would
appreciate one of the automobiles or
other prizes, and also shows that there
are plenty of people willing to sup
port any young lady campaigner who
shows Hiirh n deafm.
rt vnlln-, vnn,.n or
t agkl unrewarded favors of their
fritjn(3f and ,f ImpreMlon bag
bften fomed ,t 8n0uiOe disproved at .
fl Each randldate who solicits a
The Dispatch has no apologies to
mnkft fnr TTnnlft Sam's mail service.
.. . hn-hd. The carrier service
in Wilmington and suburbs is one .of .
the most 'carefully managed in. the
state, a fact to . which . regular . sub
scribers willingly testify. i
uet Acquainted uay in ine uib-
mall their subscriptions any time Sat--
' nfAatr ami tliav wilt, ha rivan f t
for the extra votes, even If we do not
receive the subscriptions until . the
next day. Be sure that you take ad
vantage of this offer, to sepure, these . .
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