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THE WILMINGTON DISPATCH, JFRIDM 1,1916.
PRICE 5 CENTS
TO DINNER AT THE
SETTLE FOR THE ACT
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yOLXXII. NO 321.
IS TURNED LOOSE
HAS BEGUN 1 lii
If Assured Marine Not Engag
ed In Transport Business
Will Apologize and Pay
in Washington today
German Commander Took the
Ship to Be a British Trans
port President Wilson To
Pass Upon Any, Agreement
Reached In The Case.
Washington, Dec. 1. The German
coram;: n dor who sank the horse ship,
Marina, with a loss of six Americans,
has reported to his government that
1 look the vessel to be a transport.
Germany has asked the United
Stales for information and the status
of the ship and is ready to offer
amends if the Marina was entitled to
The case was discussed today at a
conference between Count von Bern
siorff and Secretary Lansing. Ger
many had a communication in reply
t0 the inquiries of the United States
for any information in the
possession of this governme.it that
would lead to a settlement.
it is understood that if the United
Suites can inform Germany that the
Marina was not in the British tran
jior: service and was entitled to tii,
iniiminiiies of a peaceful merchant
ship, the Berlin government is ready
to acknowledge the error and make!
offers of settlement satisfactory tc
the United States. -
President Wilson has been looking
after the case personally and wil
pass on any understanding reached
between the Ambassador and the Sec
reiary of State. When the Marina
vas stink it was stated in Londor
that there was some ground for be
lipving she had been previously con
in rted with the British transport
service. Later dispatches said the
ship had been armed . withfi ur,
;:;evn, manned by two British nava
gr.nn. rs. before starting on the voy
during which she was destroyed
Tin- .Marina had carried a cargo o
horses to England from Newpor
News and was returning when twr
submarines sank her in a stormr.
sea, from which the survivors wer
rescued after many hours of hard
In the last note to Germany on th;
submarine question the United State;
threatened to break off diplomatic re
lations unless the campaign of de
struct ion without warning was aban
(ioned. Another note said that offers
of reparations and expressions of re
g.e would not be sufficient, but did
noJ actually close the door to accept 1
ing an admission of error and indem
nity for damage in any specific case
where the American government may
choose to deal with it in that way.
The conference between the ambas
sador and the Secretary of State de
veloped that neither seems to be in
possession of such complete informa
tion as would be essential to a deter
mination of the case. The conference
was asked for by the ambassador.
WILL DEDICATE CHURCH
RTr I F Tl r J ,
Kev. L. h. ihornpson, Fresid-,
: m i iiTMi r- l i
ing maer, Will XTeacn.
ine :ietnoaist cnurcn at wrignts
ville will be dedicated at the Sunday
morning service and all are urged to
p.ttend the exercises. Rev. L. E.
Thompson, presiding elder of the Wil
mington district, will preach the ded
icatory sermon at 11 o'clock, follow
ing which he will dedicate the church
building to the service of God. It I 7
dl probably be one of the last ser-1 Raleigh, N. C., Dec. 2. Application
vices of this nature that Elder ifor a charter -for C. M. Moore, Inc.,
Thompson will perform in this dis- o Islington, -with a capital stock of
Jr"'t ;n the near future as he Is round-! $ioo,000, of which $10,000 has been
"Jg out his four years as presiding paid in was filej wjth the secretary of
ekiPt- of this district and in all prob-1 state here today. The corporation
tuiiity will be transferred elsewhere.!
-Methodists of the Wrightsville sec
tion aro looking forward to the dedi
catory services of their church with
wueh anticipation and indications are
,hr ihe church will be inadequate to
K(';'i nil those who will wish to attend.
DIED LAST NIGHT.
Known Brunswick Negro Passed
Avay Aboard the Lathrem.
Aaron Fulwood. a well known and
espected colored man of Supply, died
xrf.vi gl1t.on the schooner Lathrop, !
'" '-h arrived here this moraine. !
captain J. T. Evans of th Tjithrnn.
jtod that Fulwood complained of his
fe troubling him last night and that
0 advised him to so to his bunk and
J- The sharpie, nearing Wilming-
tj ' u;e captain called Fulwood to as
him in making a landing and re
, u"ik no response investigated and
live rjEQaaummo 'qjoe macpair&cj nuDunoiriiGurJCS nrJB aoe oncsorjss cwrjEV. . aoe
Tenth District Troubles Again
Being Aired in Court
Raleigh, N. C, Dec. 1. Attorneys
for Representative James J. Britt, Re
publican, in Wake county superior!
court today charged that 'the returns
from Buncombe county, as certified
by the board of canvassers and which
elected Zebulon Weaver, Democrat, to
congress from the Tenth District by
a plurality of nine vt)tes, are false and
fraudulent. They asked that a tem
porary injunction restraining the state
board 'of canvassers from taking ac
tion as regard the Buncombe county
board be made permanent and that! Watson was charged in the indict
the returns of the county be removed 1 ment, containing four counts, with
from the files . of the secretary of having violated the Federal penal
state. The temporary order was ob
o.'ned Wednesday in. Rowan county
uperior court at Salisbury and was
made return? ble today before Judge !
W. M. Bond.
The hearing was adjourned until
ater in the day, after counsel for Mr.
Britt had stated their reasons and
xsked that the temporary injunction
be made permanent. It was said that
decision of Judge Bond probably
would be announced before tonight.
Friends of bojh Weaver and Britt
declared . that - the contest would be
carried to the floor of the House of
THIEF SENT TO ROADS
Quictf Col Half Year- Polly
Wright Makes Declarations.
Preston Quine, colored, was the
r heaviest sufferer in the Recorder
;ourt this morning. He wa sentenc
ed to serve six months on the county
oads of New Hanover county when
le was declared guilty of the theft of
:everal packages of snuff from P. E.
lashagen & Company on Water street
Wednesday afternoon. Preston was
caught in the act by fellow draymen
and turned over to the police.
Polly Wright, the colored woman,
who was arrested yesterday morning
when she attempted to leave the coun
ty stockade, after serving two months
there, with clothing belonging to other
inmates of that place, was found
guilty and sentenced to serve thirty
more days on the county farm, but
she was later allowed to pay $5 and
costs. Polly startled the court when
on the stand she alleged that she had
been mistreated while a prisoner at
the county institution. The allega
tions were stoutly denied by Mr. Ft
j M. Rivenbark, superintendent of that
The only other offenders to face Re-
corder Empie this morning were three
pn hflrjrA1 with hftini? rhareGfl..
fwith "fire water" Thanksgiving. They
were taxed with the costs for cele
brating the annual event in such a
tising-business and to buy and sell
stocks and bonds and other securi
ties. -X- -X- -X- -X-
-XI MAKING PREPARATIONS FOR
ST RON GDEFENSE.
se- London, Dec. 1. The
-X- change Telegraph Company says
Zurich, via Rome, that the Rii-
. n miiitnw andinritioa nr -
making preparations for a des-
i perate defense of Bucharest
The civilian population Is said
to hav evacuated the city and
government officials have retired
to a town on the Russian fron-
tier. This town is reported to be
Georgia Editor Declared ,Not
Guilty in Federal Court
t AT FIRST TRIAL.
demonstration But Wat
son Heartily Congratulated.
One Juror Embraced.
Augusta, Ga., Dec. 1. Thomas E.
i Watson, author and editor, was ac
quitted here today by a jury in the
Federal court on charges of sending
obscene matter through the mail.
Watson's trial began, here last Mon-
day and the case was given to the
fjury early last night.- The verdict
was rendered at 10:42 o'clock this
morning, sixteen hours later. It was
received without demonstration by
friends' of the defendant, although
many pressed forward to congratu
late him. Watson shook hands with
the jurors, and one of them embraced
code in sending obscene matter
through the mail in a publication of
which he is the editor. He was ac-
quitted on all four counts. A year
ago trial on the same charge result
ed in the jury disagreeing.
TUG BOAT BIDS
Illinois Concern Submits Low
'L est Figure Wilmington
Iron Works Highest.
Of the seven bids submitted for the
construction of a motor-tug dredge
tender for the local United States En
gineering Office, to be used on the
Neuse river at New Bern, the price
of C. P. Willafd & Co., Winthrop Har
bor, 111., was lowest, their figure be
ing $9,100. The highest bid submitted
was that of the Wilmington Iron
Works, the local shipbuilding concern,
who placed the price at $20,000.
Although the specifications asked
for bids for delivery at the place of
construction and with and without
electrical fixtures, only one or two
complied with this and the prices for
the most part were for delivery at
New Bern. The bids are as follows:
New York Yacht, Launch and Engine
Co., New York, $13,975; E. H. & J. H.
Meadows, New Bern, $11,270; Great
Lake Boat Building Corp., Milwaukee,
Wis., $16,239; Valk-Murdock & Co.,
Charleston, S. C, $18,000; C. P. Wil
lard & Co., Wintrhop Harbor, 111., $9,
100; Wilmington Iron Works, Wil
mington, N. C, $20,000; Chance Ma
rine Construction Co., Annapolis, Md.,
Major A. W. Waldron, in charge of
the local office, will make immediate
recommendations to the War Depart
ment and the award will be shortly
The Manteo is to be used as a ten
der for the dredge Croatan now en
gaged In deepening the Neuse river
from New Bern to the Sound. The
motor-tug will be 50 feet in length, 13
feet in beam and of 6 feet depth. The
deck house will afford sleeping quart
ers for the crew.
The bids opened at noon today did
not include the furnishing and in
stallation of the gasoline engine. La
ter separate bids' will be opened for
the power plant. They will specifjl for
delivery to the government at New
Bern or at the place where, the engine
Washington, D. C, Dec. 1. Judge
! William Chambers of the Federal
Board of Mediation, was in communis
cation today with representatives of
the Chicago, Chattanooga & St. Louis
Railroad to determine whether mem
bers of the board will proceed to
Nashville in an endeavor to adjust a
President Paton has asked for the
FINE RESULTS ASSURED.
Neilsen's Eel oil that is recommend
ed for asthma, rheumatism, paralysis,
kidney and bladder trouble and for
veneral and female diseases is doing
much for the good of suffering human
ity, according to all reports. This
medicine is marketed here by A. C.
Nellsen, a resident of Wilmington for
35 years. Adv.
Converging Forces Continue
Unchecked Towards The
Capital y f
ALMOST WITHIN GUN
SHOT OF OBJECTIVE.
Russians Open Up Big Offen-:
sive and Petrograd Reports j
Successes On Other
Fronts Today. j
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. . . . ! dent Wilson today invited William
The Teutonic gnp ott Rumania re- Jennings Bryan former Secretary cf
mams unshaken, ndat last reports gtate tQ take luncheoa with him OTJ
was tightening with three converging December 6
at the .White House. Mr.
forces continuing unchecked their ad- B -s tQ attend a dinner here that
vance towards Bucharest. i . . . , . . . .
- evening to be given in his honor by
Despite tenacious resistance by the tne Democratic memgers of the Sen
Rumanians,, which appears to have in-;ate and t!ie House,
creased as Bucharest Nfas : neared by i The - resident has been invited, but
the armies of Field -Marshal von has not accepted. Mr. Bryan came
Mackensen and General von Falken- here today to attend a luncheon giv
hayn, the invaders are now; almost en-at the horn -3 of Secretary Daniels,
within gun shot of the capital. They! The usual Fridt.y cabinet meeting was
are nearest their objective on the canceled to permit the members of
southwest, where a town 16 miles dis- .
tance has been reached; from the
west they have driven within 40 miles
and on the northwest they have brok-'the
en the Rumanian line, permitting a
new influx of Austro-German troops
by the way of Torzburg Pass and
Campuleung. - .
The Russians meanwhile have been
attacking heavily all , along from Mol
davia, in an evident attempt to cause '
a divergence in the Rumanians' favor.!
roaay retrograa reports a pro- i
nounced success and declares that aj
whole range of heights along the fron-'
tier south of Kirlibaba has been tak
en Whether, this success will have:
any immediate effect on . the opera-!
tions of the TeutonicTurmies. engaged j
In the main attack on the Rumanians
Apparently, it wouia r&qutre a eon-
siderable penetration of Transylvanian
territory by the Russians to affect the :
southern campaign. J
In Macedonia, the Germans and Bui- j
earians are counter-attackiner violently i
in the Crumishte . meast of the CernaJ
where gains were recently claimed by j
the Serbians. Paris admits the Ser-,'
bians lost certain trenches, which they ,
had previously won, but declare the
main effort failed. j
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LXJASSJIAJ liH 1V1 1 o 1 ILK. I i
Former Wilmingtonian At
tempts to End Life.
News was received here yesterday
to the effect that Mr. J E. Balkcum,
formerly a conductor in the employ
of 'the Atlantic Coast Line and runn
ing out of this city, had either at-
tempted his life or had been assaulted
by sOme one with intent to kill. The
near tragedy occurred in Columbia,
S. C, where Mr. Balkcum has lived
for some time past. While in the em
ploy of the Coast Line he was a res
ident of this city and is remembered
by many of the older residents. I
Very little could be learned of thei
affair, although Coast Line officials f
who knew Mr. Balkcum personally
stated that while they had been un
able to learn whether he attempted
his life or whether the attempt was
made by another they had been m-
formed that tne attempt was unsuc
cessful and that the injury, happen
ed on Wednesday, according to
advices reaching this city. However,
yesterday's edition of The Columbia
State does not make any mention of i
the fact. One gentleman stated that ; the wares of the Westinghouse Com
he saw an account of the near trag-jpany in the homes has proven popu
edy in tlje Columbia evening paper' lar and successful. Their demonstra
of Wednesday. tions will be one of the features of
; (Electrical Week.
The Count for Roosevelt.
"All but four of the eighteen States
that heard Mr. Bryan during the cam
paign voted for Wilson." Will some
body make a like count for Teddy? It
is reported that he carried all the
States in which he spoke for Wilson
except New York, in which he is a
smaller man than Barnes. Florida
What delayed you for your dinner?
The baseball season is over.
Sh! My wife doesn't know that as
Slow, But Sure.
A citizen of Maucfi Chunk, Pa., has
just received a check for $20 from a
Californlan in payment of a debt con
tracted sixteen years ago. Those
California returns may be slow, but
they get ihere. Washington Post
j Prefdent !so Arranges Cele-
i ? oration ror ine rvecent
i PROGRESSIVES ARE
I ASKED TO ATTEND.
Jollification Dinner In Honor
of McCormick Will Be
Washington, D. C. Dec. 1. Presi-
the cabinet and Secretary Tumulty j
j Invitations have been sent out by
President for a dinner December
7. at the White House, in honor of
Vance C. McCormick, of Virginia,
chairman of the Democratic National
Committee, and of the campaign com
mittee of the progressives have been
invited. The dinner will be in the na-
, ture of a celebration of the Democrat-
ALL STORAGE EGGS
Ultimatum Delivered by Food
Commissioner of New
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New York. Dec- 1 A "seventy-J
hour ultimatum" to eight dealers, di-
reeling them to mark plainly all cold
storage eggs as such before placing
them on sale, was announced here
today bxthe State Commissioner of
Food and Markets. The commis-
sioner said that he had also taken
steps so that eggs arriving from !
points outeide of New York are simi-
j larly marked.
The commissioner predicted that
within ten days th eretail price will
drop to 35 cents per dozen.
Demonstrators Are Making A
A corps of demonstrators of the
Westinghouse Electric Company are
today in the city making a house-to-hbuse
canvass in the residential dis
tricts, demonstrating to the house-
numerous electrical conven
iences and time savers manufactured
by that well known concern. The
rps will be in the city for several
Mr. R. E. Kelly is in charge of the
demonstration and he, with Mrs. Kelly, i'
will give exhibitions of the use of
many eiecincai aevices ai ine general i
joffices of the TIdeWater Power Com-1
nan v. on Princ.ftsa street, each dav
frnm in a' m fn KrP. M hiinin? tn.
This corps of demonstrators have
! hoon in manv IHoo thrniinnt th-
country and their method of exhibiting
CRISIS TODAY IN GREECE, tt
tt Greece today is in the midst tt
tt of what seems to likely prove a tt
great crisis. The entente's ulti- tt
tt matum, under which possession tt
tt of Greek arms and ammunition tt
tt is demanded, has expired, and -sett-
King Constantine is reported to tt
have definitely refused to com-
tt pi ywith the demand. tt
tt On the other hand the com- tt
ttmander of the allied naval forces tt
tt in Greek waters has indicated se
tt, that he will take radical meas- tt
tt ures to enforce the demands, -ss
tt havine troops ready for debarka- tt
' tt tion at Piraeus, the - port of tt
j tt tt tt tt tt
BY BRUTE TODAY
Murderer of, Mihi&er Believed
to Have Committed Crime
Lumberton, N. C, Dec. negro,
believed to be John Johnson", who re
cently murdered Rev. Hugh Harrell
son, of Dillon, S. C.,- and beat Mrs.
Harrellson into insensibility, crimin
ally assaulted a prominent white
woman of .Fairmont this morning, ac
cording tc a report received at the
sheriff's office here shortly before
Sheriff Lewis'and all available dep
uties hurried to Fairmont on receipt
of the information, to aid in the cap
ture of the negro, who was said to
be surrounded in the woods near that
Was Observed Off Hatteras
By Officers of Craft On
New York, Dec. 1. An unidentified
vessel lying low in the water and be
lieved to be a submarine was sighted
forty miles east of Diamond Shoals,
1"Cape Hatteras, NoyemBer" 129, faid
the bridge of the American steamouip
"Crofton Hall, according to oftioers of
the ship, on her nival nere today
.from South American ports.
ine unKnown craft, tne uiiscers
said, was mcving in a southerly direc-
tion, following a Spanish sailing -ship,
which had identified herself as such
a short time previous.
The, attention of the officers of the
Crofton Hall was attracted to the, ves
sel by her two white lights bobbing
along on the water. Thinking that it
might be a small boat or a barge
adrift the steamer started to rendf
assistance, but as she changed her
course the unknown drew off and her
lights were extinguished.
Funeral of Young Son.
The funeral services of . William
Register, the two-months-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Register, who
died at the home of his parents yes
terday morning, was conducted this
morning at 1 o'clock from the resi
dence, No. 507 South Fifth street, by
Rev. J. M. Wells, D. D., pastor of
the First Presbyterian church. The
interment was made in Bellevue cem
etery. PURCHASES PROPERTY
Wilmington Shirt Company
Wilmington Shirt Co. Buys
Two Lots Other Deeds.
Deeds were filed today conveying
from Bertha McCoy and J. C. McCoy
to tlie Wilmington Shirt Company two
"JUS ill me SOUlDem BeCUOn OI ine
city where the plant of the shirt man
ufacturing company is now located.
It is thought that the lots are to be
used for the extension of the business
of that concern, as was announced in
these columns recently.
One of the lots is 52 1-2 feet by 66
and is located on Kidder street be
tween Third and Fourth streets. The
other is 75 by 99 feet in size and is
located on Third street between Kid
der and Marstellar street.
The other deeds filed today are as
follows: E. T. Taylor, trustee, to R. G.
Grady, 12 acres in East Wilmington,
for $1,000 and other considerations;
W. A. Casteen to R. G. Grady, lot No.
4, Kenwood subdivision, East) Wil
mington, $100 and other' considera
tions; Thacia A. Price to Fred Under
wood, lot 25 by 66 feet on Kidder
street between Seventh and Eighth
streets, $50 and other considerations;
Louise Davis to Fred Underwood, lot
on Kidder street between Seventh
and Eighth streets; The Manhattan
Company to Enoch Lee, lot No. 8,
Manhattan subidivlsion; Ellen Kure
to Bertha B. McCoy, lots Nos 29,
40 and 41, Fort Fisher Sea Beach, $10
and other considerations.
M S tG H TED5 J SOB.
Many'Changes Will Be Noted
In List of Candidates.
One Subscription For Three.
Months or Longer If Turnecl
In By Tomorrow Night Will
Give 25,000 Votes.
THE PRIZES. 4
$100 in Gold.
$50 O. K. Mystle Range.
$40 Sellers . Kitchen Cabinet
$25 . Wrist Watch.
Two $60 Diamond Rings.
A number of interesting changes
were made in The Dispatch contest as
a result of the voting yesterday. Quite
a number of candidates cast hun
dreds of votes which brought them
nearer' the top.
Those already in the race are be
ginning to realize that by organizing "
their friends and supporters they mul
tiply their results and chances for -success.
It is safe to say that the
winners at the close of the Interest- -ing
battle of ballots can ascribe their
success to organization as mucL if
not more than to any other single
factor. It is to organization that the
splendid achievements of the colos
sal business enterprise of the pres
ent day is due, and it will be fully
as much to organization that the conr ,
testants will owe their success at the
close. , ..; .
The candidates Ura ta tjeoongratn ,
lated upon the spirit with whicbthe (
have entered theLcontest. They have , '
every confidence in their success, and '
will admit no one to be their superior. -They
are inspired with a firm determ- ,
ination to secure the winning vote, no
matter how hot the competition may'
become, and are devoting their en-
tire thought and energies to the at- ;
tainment of the victory. The people
of this section have much of the spir
it of the hero of Thermopylae, who,
when informed the arrows of the en
emy were flying so thick they obscur-
ed the sun, congratulated1 himself he
could fight equally well In the shade..
Of course, with such loyal assist
ance at the hands of the people the
contestants rhave no heavy burdens
laid upon their fortitude, but were
matters otherwise they would be in
every way equal to the occasion.
Some of the cleverest people in the
vicinity will shortly be planning var
ious ways and means for securing the
ballots that mean so much to them.
Those who get the greatest number
are those who realize that the time
for their accumulation Is quickly slip
ped by, and appreciate , and make use
of every shining moment at their com
mand. Don't overlook any practicable plan
if you are in earnest.
And smile, candidate, smile! If
you don't look encouraged and cheer
ful, you will never give the impres- '
sion to a prospective subscriber that ;
your chances of winning are good.
Follow the example of the successful ;
politician who is alert every second
of his campaign.
Perhaps your friends have enrolled
your name and you are hesitating'
about taking the first, step. Your
own good judgment should show you
that the chances of winning any prize
you desire are splendid.. What oth- .
ers are doing you can do! The votes ;
tare waJtnig for you to garner if you
have but the ambition to try. ; Get
Remember the old saying: "You"
never can tell till you try."
And why not? r
Tomorrow, Saturday, December 2, :
will be "Get Acquainted Day" in The
Despatch's great contest Every."
candidate who either pays in a sub- '
scription, or has one pair for her
at the office, for three months or long- '
er, either by mail or carrier, will be
given a bonus certificate good for 25,
000 EXTRA VOTES. Only one of
these certificates can go to any one '
candidate. Out of town candidates
can mail their subscriptions any time
Saturday and they will be given cred- ,
it for the extra votes, even. if w do
not receive the subscriptions until the
next day. Be sure that you take ad
vantage of this offer to secure these . :
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