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VOL. XXIII. NO. 353:
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Attack on a Six Mile Front
Was Launched This
THE BRITISH STEAM
ROLLER IS MOVING
Battles Are Becoming More
Frequent Despite Unfavora
ble Weather Drive Down
Hill Faster Than Up After j
The British steam roler "soes up
lull very slcwly but it is now going
down hill cfi(i battles are following
c;c!i other juore and more r-"11y,"
w'" Major General Maur'ce, dirc'Tr
of :vir;itions at the British war ofl.e
f ' truth of this as?ertion was driv-
i" lrss lian I liours niter it
:le l)y tlie beginning this morn
another British attack in Flan- f
Only three days had elapsed
the list attack made on Tucs-
Tuesday's puh was launched after
a !"ur-day pause, th last previous ,tic fleet and his staff have returned
!ri- having been carried out the prc-;from En'giand, where they participat
ceding Thursday. Previously inter lpd in a naval conference with the
vals of a week or more had elapsed , Alieg This announcement was au
tctween the British attacks. Ithorized tod?ay by the Navy Depart-
Good progress was reported early 'ment.
by Field Marshal Haig along th? six! The statement authorized by Secre
inile front northeast of Ypres on jtary Daniels follows:
v,h::h today' assault is bein: deliv-i "Admiral H. T. Mayo, United States
ered. Appare- !y the objective is the .Navy, and his staff have returned that pas6enger train men on eastern
remainder of the ridge commanding ,fr0ni. England. The purpose of the rajiroads would shortly, present Se
ttle Flanders plain- over the dominant 'visit of Admiral Mayo to England was ndg .for ir.crease(j Waes exet
points of which the British have al-;to
reaay passea ana are urning uu-vn-,0l
.Another notable frc in connection
with the' present series of drives is
that each i:- now aupr.rently being
made reg'u of "weather condi -
tions. On" - ofi (h-y tor airplane cb-j every courtesy ana evei.v idcuny lu lion, it was said.
servation w? enough for the British j promote the success of the mission, j raHteni railroads hope it. is
in thi; msv.ir-' r: c-t (heir ranges,; "Admiral Mayo will proceed imnir- ,ai(l" ,nat tho western and southern
laurcli thvir drurri fire, dop their jmiately to Washington, and Wlll,0ads will also renew nleas for high
. . .
barrage ana pusn w me ;.t taci-; ;
through the' mud and renewed ram -
M'.iiiarv observer;- in this connec
w i ' i !
n,t M p RvirNh hieh eommandland French waters in order that he
!' bfiirf tliat it is probably of j
l. 11 wait for good weather i
tiv.i" r.f the year in Flanders. !
!". r c;i :Vi nitinn nointe l to i
; :.o'--. v. c-nkening state of
morale, an oppor-.with
tnn'-- ! -. V... ,-. .1 ,ili .ill t-..o 1. : Kl a ;
prompt it ;id.- if th utmost advantage
is to i a km o; it.
Th.-vf ;.. no i:u!:en:icn that the tion the trip m published statements
Frer.cu loir,- ,n die British left,: until an auhorized statement was is-whic-h
pished forwa'M approximately j sued. Except in one or 'two in
a :uii . h- edge of Houtholst wood stances, the request was generally
in Tt : ;:".; attack, arc- participating carried out by the American newspa-
m locay .- r.dvanr-e. 1 heir task lorjpers.
th.- '!r,.iK Ti i --eems to have been ccm-
plfte.l l y ir.e bringing; up of their 'ences has been made public nor is
linf-s t,i ; point where officient pro the nature of his instructions known.
ton km would be given the British;
1"!t fi-jt.K- -n the eiew?l of the. More Ships Needed,
v ' eh. ,ii iv.'i: : process ! ng carried; Washington, Oct. 12. In its requi-
out between Passcjiendaele and Ghel
Cnoffirial dispatches from British
k-Tl uicirturi; reported that the Britisn ; than 1,500 tons dead weight capaclty able tnat an actie recruiting ediu
at nr, kuI y hour had pushed several , instead of 2,500 tons as first announc paign will be put . on to secure the
l.iiiid.i . ; v.-lids into the German lines, i ,i Tho srreat need of'trans-Atlantic; 3,000 or 4,000 necessary to fill the
:hf ;:(iv.ir.cr: along one wide sector a.v-
o ) i o- nearly half a mile.
On Passchendaele ridge Haig s
tr'ps hai found their way
'rrop.- h.-;d found their way within
J';'-.- (ndaele village. !
T!:- (; ---.-nians e-:m to have sensed!
'h- approaching battle, although they
M-;b;'bly were ignorant as to just
!: :i,r hOV7 woutd fall, as today's
I''- : lin statement reported that the
C.-iti.h tire was directed on the front
: river Lys to the vpres-Men-This
area is south, of the
r; tially attacked. As a pre-
i : rn !
" ' ' 1 v in pn sure, the German
dr.ippi.d ga:-, shells on the Brit-
iv'int nearly two hours before thej
!: w;:T-launched. I
i n 1 r
A :- t" i :: of nnsnners already naa ,
ZL 'STr?- n vTon ihp'nio.t strenuous campaign during the i
rm by tue British- when the; u working days, the- Treasury I
, .!,! nts fi'c d their morning j tmeat announced today, can the )
Satisfactory Progress. j
l-' ti l-.n, Oct. 12. The British troops !
ii'!1 ; s attacked the'Gormans this j
on a front of about six miles,
r.r Ypres. They are repor
.:.kine r.a tisfndorv DrOgreSS.
it, i ;i j.-avily during last night
rrLfField Mar-icommittee chairmen to send out hur
t irom v leia ivui n their armv
"T,iX)ilfifcl.)-) yj .j .v. -
aMncked ' '
i in i
front of abou t six mues
Ml hnavily during the ,up by October
signing, it is realized, can the de-
- t j i f (wt ; i sired goal be reached in the remam-;u-sh;ii
Haig's latest effort is f1RJ, Bua , t hnne.
u-.ii-d m the same region as
r: (ii Tuesday
. wwh th'tui
n P '-n i i-
.ii. drove back the Germans along
" nr . -f n aiilep. and captured
(Continued on Page Eight). . .
II A il III!
m m m
Head of Atlantic Fleet Con
ferred With Naval Officers
ISSUES STATEMENT I
Visited the American and Brit
ish Fleets Now Doing Ser
vice in War Zone No
Information Given Out.
(Bv Associated I'ress.)
Washington. Oct. 12. Admiral
Mavo COmander-in-chief of the Atlan-
permit hira -to confer . vith officials..
the Allied navies. 10 Become inn- Q
mate in every detail with txe snua-
Stion" as it is atpresent, what had
i been done before, and to discuss the
plans for the future,
! "The British admirality extended
. -1 n:i.
tnere maKe a iuii repuu lu me
;re ary ot the JNavy.
! "Admiral Mayo visited the English
ifleet and our own- forces in British
might familiarize hftnseW with the
conditions under which the Allied
forces are operating."
TIip fart, that Admiral Mayo had
'been sent to England for a conference
Admiral Sims and the British
,1 .1- A ? e ro ac 1n nrpas fit
i the time of his departure with the re-
'quest cf the government not to men-.,
No details of Admiral' Mayo'
sitioning of ships of October la, Vie
shiroing board is considering taks
over all American vessels of more ,
tonnage, it was said today, has maa
this step' necessary.
Only by Strenuous Campaign
ing Can Liberty Loan Be a
Washington, Oct. 12. Only by the
U iur lmn rpafh the subscription !
ffic-als are hoping for.
":",fi wfraiinn of offi-
. " nU iHora! Reserve .
i FOR HARD II
i ' '
.'koniro that oulv S325.465.000 in sub
iai ------- . . i
...tinc urn hoon rpnorted to tnem,
moric tho announcement, "caused
11"-1""0 " .Ma.
calls today to their army
lmon This amount is iea
n . of the total of $5,-
subscription it is hoped
McAdoo will be rolled
ilncr I :s SHI 1 I II & KXCLJ O. r -
- . virtuai!
Sign iu dh.i" - j"
nniarot nn nf district
unanimous declaration of district '
, . ' a A ' 1 & rt 9a 111
chairmen that tne omcmi nguiw
of ep e.enmg actl sales nan of u,, board of directors of the
mr anon, oi i Canadian Northern railroad.
MO.lA ' "... -
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA,
BE REQUESTED TO
Money is Need to Enable Them
to Cope With Heavy
RATES ONE METHOD
Earnings Almost as Much asi'
Last Year,, But Operating
Expenses Have Increas
ed Out of Proportion
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Oct. 12. Reports that
the railroads: are considering infor -
mallv asking the government to helpj
them, in some way, to obtain money '
with whieVi to maintain and enlarge
their nresent nlants and eaniDmenti
to enable them to cope wiih the high
cials here as forecasting a concerted
move soon toward that end.
What form this move will assume
apparently has not yet been decided
hv Ihp road themselves It is re-
ported that they have under consid- j
eration several courses.
One possible method is a renewed
petition for a general increase m.Lllclt; Wlil UU1J lwu more weeits
freight rates. Another is to request 1
tlie government to lend the railroads j
'mrj-nov rn mi man "SPnnriTipa H nr
this, however, special legislation
would be necessary.
Other plans, details of which have
not been revealed, are said to be un
Railroads are earning very nearly
ru: much as last year, which marked
the high tide, but within the last two
months operating expenses ' have
sliown an increase said to be out of
all proportion to the increase in gross
Railroad executives say that as the
government has a practical monop
oly through Liberty bond issues, of
the investment funds of the country,
they have found it almost impossible
to obtain funds.
New York, Oct. 12. Coincident
with the announcement yesterday
tfTe3 ofastern trunk lines 'arranged
meet in New York today- and dis
cuss plans for making another plea
to the .interstate commerce for high
er freight rates. The new demands
'of the railroad brotherhoods for more
pay will be a factor in the roads' peti-
TO CiP SEVIER
Men From ump Jackson to
Fill Ranks of 30th
(By Associated Press.)
Greenville, S. C, Oct. 12. Drafted
nmr-rrn nn r i nn
1 1 1 1 ii I ii ii ii ii i m I'll
URHtlLU WltN bU
confer-'.Tennessee men to the number of 3,
704 from Camp' Gordon, at Atlanta,
drafted North Carolinians to the
number of 3, 704 and drafted South
Carolinians to the number of 2,592,
from Camp Jackson, at Columbia, are
to come to Camp Sevier to fill the
ranks of the thirtieth division, head-
quarters has been advised. It is proh
ranks. The number to do brought
from each State was determined upon
a basis of Congressional representa
tion. The movement is expected to
start about the 18th of October.
FORMED IN CANADA
(Bv Associnted Press.)
Ottawa, Ont., Oct. 12. Three mem
bers of the new union government tor
Canada which it was agreed to form
flnrir-r on all niv'llt I'llTI f t T'fl fi ' '.f l)f .IVCCll
'"ac m.o muinr vi ipr? .
were sworn in at one o'clock today.
Thesa portfolios were announced:
Premier and Secretary of State, Inr
External Affairs. Sir Robert Borden
Minister of Militia,
Minister of Overseas Service, Sir
Edward Kemp (Conservative),
Tmrnfm-ation and Colonization. J. A.
r - Mnr rUheraD.
. . k,. n ,
interior, Annur lvieigiieu ( iuociki
A-rtculture, T. A. Craaar (Libertl)
rr-.triTTis A. L. Sifton 'l ibera) .
Pi "--ident of. the Privy Council, N. W.
Railv-ays and Canals, J. D. Reid
Kscretary of State for Mines (new),
Martin Burrell (Conservative).
A? Minister of Overseas Service, Sir .
Edward Kemp, succeeds Sir George j
Perley, who becomes Canadian high
commissioner rt. London in whiih '
canacitv he-h :- been acting tempcx
Frank Cochrane was appointed chair -
FRID AYTFTERNOON, OCTOBER 1 2, 191 7
MIlS DR PERIOD
I II BRISCOE TO
Winners of yuable Prizes Are Now in the Making and This
Period Will Go a Long Way Toward Determining Who
They Will Be Your Su ccess May Depend on
'4: What You Do This Period.
$775 BriSjBOe Automobile.
Ford Touring Car.
$200 ili Gold.
?10O in Gold.
$93 Fairnicure Suite.
7 u aiUuUlll
"lerunauuise uraer At j. vv
l8 ucns uepariment S.ore.
--$25 Wrist Watch,
Two $60 Diamond Rings,
Ten Pcr cent- COmmissicn to
all non-winners, who remain
active, on mm$y or new tub-
One of the most important periods
. J? - XI. X J. A J- 1 1 . r 1
ui lQe coniesi . sianea last Monaay
morning, and will close two weeks,
trom tomorrow night Saturday, Oct. I The contest manager has been con
13, 1917. After-- this period is over j tinually ursine: the candidates and
- 1 !1 !
01 ine contest, at mat time a hiris -
coe auomobile, ''Ford Automobile,
jmuv 111 casn, $iuu, m casn, rurm -
ture suite, $75 Columbia Grafanola,
$rK) merchandise order, $25 wrist
watch will be awarded the .people !the ones who will get the votes and
who have secured the most votes in j subscriptions. No matter how many
the contest, and two $60 Diamond ! candidates have canvassed the same
Rings will be awarded for special street, rural route, or town make the
work during certain periods. All ; territory just the same. You will find
others who remain active until the! that you will get subscriptions where
close will receive ten per cent, com- others have failed. It is all in the
mission on all new subscription mon
ey turned in by them during the cam
paign. 'ihe winners of. these valuable
prizes are now in the making and this
eriod will go a long way toward de
termining the winners. The prelim-
mary lest or Ptrength wdl be this pe-jhas been seen or heard from." Now
riod. All who are going to try to win! make this period your period and win.
will have secured 'a-great majority of (Continued on Page Seven).
Killed Wife and Policeman and
Was Himself Killed
(By Associated Puss.)
Danville, Va., Oct. 12.-
BHiBSTY jTFinniR Miiipr
Clark, a negro who murdered his wife i tro-German troops are renewing their
in their home this afternoon and aft-1 nt. .n - . ...
erward barricaded himself in a house ; attempts to fraterniz with the Rus
in Wilson street, where he shot andlsians' but so far every effort has met
killed Policeman W. M. McRae, who Wlth faliure. according to a statement
attempted to arrest him. and then . lssue by the Russian war office bas-
nrobablv fatallv wnnndpH rpnntv!ea onieports irom the front. The
j Sheriff Boisseau, was killed when he
attempted to escape from the building j
in which he had taken refuge. j
i nr no act lvj iuu uuuutug ctuu
the negro was forced by smoke and
flames to leave the structure. The
negro's body was riddled with bul
lets. Andrew J. Parkinson and William
Wells, who were wounded Avhile the
fusillade was raging, have been re
moved to the general hospital as has
also Boisseau, who is probably in a
Mobs soon dispersed after the ne
gro was killed. Clark's body was
placed on the truck of a Danville fire
department and taken out of the city.
The building in which the negro took
refuge was destroyed.
Ten thousand persons surrounded
the house in which was the negro.
The body of the dead policeman could
be seen at the house. A terrific fusil
lade ensued, scores of guns blasting
away. Mayor Harry Wooding and
the judge of the corporation court
soon arrived on the scene. Mean
while dynamite had been brought to
blow up the !hbuse. Fire, however,
proved effective enough to bring the
negro to the front, where he was kill
ed. McRae was killed after Clark de
manded to see the warrant for his ar
rest. The officer turned his head mo-
mentarily ami was shot.
Sheriff" Boisseau hastened to ' the
scene ana was covering ud the dead
roliceman when he was shot.
4 4 4' ' 4 4 4 4 i4 4
TIED UP GERMAN FLEET.
' - -
4 (By Associated Press).
London, Oct. 12 The inactiv- !
ity of the German fleet in the
S Baltic sea recently when there ,Jt
X were obvious opportunities for fr
attacking Russia, according to a 4
V dispatch to The Daily Chronicle
from Amsterdam, was due o the
mutinous outbreak in the Ger-
-fr man nvy. The outbreak affect-
e(1, at least six important units
v cf'the fleet, putting them out of
4' action and causing the authori-
ties to doubt the discipline and v1
loyalty of the crews of other large
ships. It was impossible, the
dispatch says, to take stern meas-
ures on a targe scale against tne v
offenders, because that would
have increased the evil.
4 4 4
their v6tes by the time this period is
- Those, who have not made a start
4 I toward securing subscriptions and
ivotes should start at once today .
and do all they can this period. Yourj
opportunity of success may depend
UBOn what vnn nernmnlish this thfi
second period of the contest
i Each $15 club completed " this pe-
riod will give 140,000 extra votes. A
great majority of the candidates have
a right idea about this vbte offer.
They believe in taking advantage of
every vote offer made to the limit.
If you have completed a club then
hustle for another one. If you have
started one then hustle .to finish it
and get the 140,000 extra votes. Each
candidate is entitled to as -many of
these big vote ballots as she can se
cure by the close of the second pe-
jtneir lriends to make a house-to-house
, canvass, taking a street at a time,
I and calling at every house, every
1 store, every shop or factory, and up
nn every person possible. The can
didates who follow this advice will be
way you approach the people, your
personality, and the way you talk. In
many of the outside towns practically
nothing in the . way of subscription
getting has been done. There are a
great many streets in the city of Wil
mington where not a single candidate
- v However, the Spirit Among
the Russian Troops Shows
(By Associated Press.)
Petrograd, Thursday, Oct. 12 Aus-
general situation is quiet althousrh
some of the armies as well as some
of the Cossack units still act with
some suspicion towards the command
ing staff. The question of peace is
said to agitate the. great mass of the
At some places there is agitation
against capital punishment, but at the
same time demands are made that
punishment in . the rear of the fight
ing front be enfbrced with greater
strictness. The cases where orders
are discussed or not carried out, are
comparatively rare, the soldiers who
refuse to obey orders usually being
brought to trial. The war office an
nounces with regret that the evil in
fluence of the gendarmes and police
stil asserts itself. So far no meas
ures have been taken to isolate those
Complaints of want of discipline
among new recruits are still numer
ous. The. authorities of the bodies
elected by the soldiers themselves is
increasing daily. The soldiers are re
ported to often express desires for in
structive literature and lectures.
On the Rumanian front, the idea of
a strictly socialistic government has
not gained popularity. The general
opinion of the army is that a coalition
government which would unite all fac
tions should be formed.
LAKE HURON STORM
(By Associated I'ress.)
Washington, Oct 12. Southeast
storm warning were ordered displayed
today from Norfolk to Nantucket,
Weather Bureau reports indicafc'pig
that a storm over Lake Huron was
moving eastward. Increasing south
east winds, shifting to strong north
west early tomorrow, are indicated
along the Atlantic coast.
FOR THE BOLO MONEY
(By Associated Press.)
Paris, Oct. 12. The military court
ov inquiry into the activities of Bolo
Pasha, has appointed a sequestrator
for the money Bolo advanced to Sen
ator' Charles Humbert, owner of The
Journal. The money amounts to 6,:
OC-9,000 francs, which the sequestrator
will deposit with the Deposit and Con
signment office, a section of the min
istry of finance. . The sequestrator ;
..was appointed at the request of Bolo,
Ei! TBf F ITEIIZIhE
not opposing thels'jolis. This district has not yet re
ported; - ' ; .
LflFOLL ETTE III
m : : '
Invited to Appear Next Tiles-
j j JMUI.. c,.t I
anQ ViaKe a State-
Will be Called Upon to Sub
stantiate Declaration That
Bryan Warned President
of Munitions on Ship. I
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Oct. 12. Senator
T T11rt c itt: : j I
ir h , , XT q i ' 7 y
invited bv the Senate committed in-
vestigating his alleged disloyal speech
at St.. Paul to appear next Tuesday
before the committee for" a hearing
regarding assertions in his address.
The hearings probably will be
public and will be confined to the
statement of facts in the speech, par
ticularly regarding Mr. LaFollette's
statement that former Secretary Bry
an appealed to President Wilson to
keep passengers off the Lusitania be
cause of ammunition alleged to be in
The: committee advised the Senator
-that its investigating authority does
not extend to this right to make the
Non-partinan League speech nor into
the motives of his critics.
To the letter sent to the.comittee
yesterday by Senator LaFollette ask
ing "a hearing and suggesting exten
sion of the investigation, Chairman
Pomorcne today replied:
"Referring to the rpquest Contained
in your letter the subcommittee -begs
10 auvise you tiiai. it uues nui uouueue
tnatms powers extena to n inquiry
into your -right to make the " speech
r delivered by. you in; St. Pal -uthat
I -'-.IT ' 1 : ..-J- 1 j 1- ' jr 1 1
committee for its 5onsideraticm ; ' nor
4 dQesv if' belief ' Itself jttthoriied " to in
quire Into 'the motives' or . animus - of .
those making attacks on you.
"The sub-committee desires, how
ever, to afford you an opportunity to
be heard and to inform the committee
with reference to the accuracy of va
rious statements contained in the
speech referred to, and to that end
you are invited to attend at the en
suing session of the committee in
the capitol next Tuesday."
' Senator LaFollette is expected to be
the first witness on Tuesday and to
submit much data towards substan
tiating his statements. Other witness
es may be called later, but the first
and most important question which
the committee plans to investigate is
the authority of Senator LaFollette
for his statements regarding the Lu
sitania. The committee is awaiting
the statement from Mr. Bryan regard
ing the incident. It has not been
determined whether Mr.. Bryan will
be asked to appear.
FAIR WEATHER FOR
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago, Oct. 12. The official
weather forecast today for tomorrow's
world's championship game between
the New York Nationals and the Chi
cago Americans, in this city, reads:
- "Saturday fair, with slowly rising
This prognostication des not nec
essarily mean warm weather, as the
temperature was distinc, . old today
with an occasional stray flake of snow
in the air.
Must be Subscribed at Rate of
$333,000,000 a Day to
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Oct. 12. Within 14
working days, the American people
must subscribe to the second Liberty
loan at an average rate of more than
$333,000,000 a day if the $5,000,000,000
hoped for by the government is to be
If the minimum of $3,000,000,000
set by Secretary McAdoo is to be
raised, subscriptions - must average
about $191,000,000 every business day
until the end of the Liberty loan cam
paign on October 27.
To date total subscriptions are
$325,465,000, or at the rate of only
about $36,000,000 a day, whereas, if
the maximum of $5,000,000,000 is to
be raised, subscriptions must aver
age more than $208,000,000 a day.
The figures represent total sub
scriptions actually .reported to all
Federal Reserve banks except Minne-
PRICE FIVE CENTS
K SD GROSS
A ing Issuedto AinKd-
Chapters Throughout" tne s? '
United States. ' V
TRY TO EMBARRASS
THE SPLENDID WORK.
ii. a ti j. n
ii -ppears iixtxv. tx vmupdii .
of Criticism and Innuendo
Has Been Launched Against ?
Red Cross Information ;
Wanted. ? "
(By Associated Press.) k
Washington, Oct. 12. Declaring
that efforts to disparage the work of
the American Red Cross are being ,
made in various sections of the coun-'"
,try as part of the anti-patriotic propa
angda, General Manager Harvey D.
Wilson today telegraphed all" Red
Cross division managers to begin a
nation-wide campaign to trace the
movement to its source and combat'
"It is evident that rumors and in
nunendoes, critical of and calculated
io embarrass the Red Cross, are be
ing industriously circulated as part -
of an anti-patriotic propaganda," "thd ,V"
telegram reads. -' ;
"Insofar as such statements .or
questions are merely efforts, tq obtain
information, they should, be earnestly ' 1
and sincerely met, but many of th
stories, utterly unwarranted in lacV; '
emanate simultaneousi.jnrom ; tpo1 .
nfany different parts 'of " the'country
to be merely accidental.
"Suggest -to advise all chapters to;
tell all workers officially and advise ;
.local press and every one with whom
they come in contact of the character,
of the movement which is on foot,
and the members and public general-.
ly to proceed on the theory that noth- ,.
ing against the Red Cross should be
believed until investigation. Ask each '
chapter to send to division headquar v
ters account of all such rumors and , '
criticisms being circulated, as wll as
, Cross wiir bring- facts to attention,:
"Eyery-criticism should Je ' Careful -.
ly investigated, and if fotfnd to'.ba;,
Justified the cause, for critltismBlwnia
i be removed :elttier? rinf- tbi ha&ter,at "
division headquarters.- or alt 'national
headquarters. In all Ceases the 2- Red -clsm
or innuendo against Red Cross
of interested persons. Very import
tant that division headquarters and
each local chapter be made to under- "
stand that reputation and standing ol ;
the Red Cross locally is in hands of ,
local officers, and interested workers,,
and members, and that every critl- :
cism or innuendo aaginst Red Cross
should be immediately challenged and ;
followed up. The Red Cross is being
run as an open book; it has 'no se
crets, it is making a sincere effort to -serve
mankind and is doing it as care1'
fully and economically as it knows
how. Its accounts are to be audited ,
by the War Department and utmost
effort is beir.3 made to give publicity
to all its activities." -
RUSSIA DEMOBIUZES? f
(By Associated . Pre'BS.jf
Petrograd, Oct. 12. The demobHi
zation of superfluous troops attached -to
the Russian army has begun. - The '
classes called for the years 189S-1896,'
which include the men 43 and 44 years -old,
are the first to be relieved -from
duty. The men are- being getit to
their home villages in special; trains,
committees at the various towns on,
the way assisting in their return.
WOULD HAVE WILSON '
TO VISIT EUROPE
- - : 'i ?
(By Associated Press.) 1 ' , 5
Paris, Oct. 12. The suggestion
that President Wilson Tisit Europe Is ;
made by The Information in Its lead
ing editorial today. It says the , Al-V
lies needs the President's counsel, -that
his influence would be powerful -in
establishing unity in regardHo,th'
democratic ideals and. .that such" a
visit would be of advantage also , to .' r
America. ' -.."- .. ;- ,-,.; .'. . :! 1,.
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VIRGINIA DEMANDS f I 1
TAXES FROM RYAN
(By Associated Press.) i '
Richmond, Va.. Oct 12. Suit has v
justvi been instituted in the Circuit
Court "of Nelson county by Aubrey B;'
Strode, Edward Meeks and Volney TS.
Howard, attorneys for R. K. Anderson
and. 32 other taxpayers' of Nelson:
county, against JohnT;- Fitzpatrick;
treasurer of Nelson county; "the Unit
ed States Fidelity Company; " C. M -Kemper,
former "treasurer of - Nelson
county; the National ..Surety Com
pany; the Board of - Supervisors of"
Nelson county, and Dr. W M. Tun-, -
stall and Forest Coffee, members of
the Board of Supervisors.' - to compel
the present treasurer ' and the former
treasurer of that county to account
for and pay to Nelson county. the' sum
of $239,250 taxes alleged to be duo
the county byt.Thomas 'F.j Ryan:the :
New York financier.. The suit; lsv the. .
result of a. compromise agreement,
now pending, in another suit TecenU .
ly. Instituted in .the same court
against Mr. Ryan and the authorities
of Nelson county. ;. An iniunctipn has.
.been granted o J prevent !any other
settlements' to - relieve the county
'treasurer, from liability for the taxes. r