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XXIII. NO. 333.
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 8, 1 9 1 7 s ;
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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rk in War Zone
ones Sunk m war
and Half of Crew
MEN WERE SAVED
oi" M s. Josephus Daniels,
Wife of Secretary of Navy
i I'.y Associatod Press).
V, . -h'.n.s.uon, Dec. 8. The American
de.-' ,.:'.! Jacob Jones -vra?; torpedoed
iiinl 'i -ik in the war zone on Thurs
day with the loss of a large part of
Thiy-seven survivors weer taken
off in life boats. The names of 10
surv vms have been received up to
L P ittenant (junior grade) John K.
En.-i?n Nelson X. Gates.
Assistant - Surgeon. L. Jj. Adamtiew.
( iiarls E. Pierce, fireman.
Tiii'.cthy Edward Twomey, seamon.
John ('. Johnson, seamon.
Hf ".: A. Stutzeke, chief machin.
ist's mat f.
Kl aid F. Grady, fireman, second
jup.n J. ?iu;vaney, seaman.
My: ''i I'iood, seamon.
T!; ' sinking occurred December 6,
;;- s ., while the ship was cn
ir iiV. l-vy. She was commanded by
Li-' . :;:nt-('ommander David .Worth
L'di y. brother of Mrs. Josephus Dau-"!.-.
wiio of the Secretary of the
Crcr.T-ancW Bagley's brother was
; American officer killed in the
.Tones was the shipltion of the British -army was sitting
05 persons from the.
y. l CT liner, converted in
;!::i!inrv cruiser on October 19
;-.. while she was acting as 31
1 - t
;: finvov or mercnant vessels
-",,rt of American destroyers
.) jone.i v-as one of the con-
b Jones and another de-i
ro .irrailPfl to remain by.posal of the tommies,
the submarine had
'.V. ,lwi nl,rnnt nf artion.
Ov'ban to settled it the British and Germans.- In the re-jfrom the examination. The defend-
kn.leion of La Vacquerie the Germans. ant t0id 0f ioans 0f $4,000 and S3.000
d irk and her crew
'I i' i ' . T'.ie Jacob Jones picked
!- ii '' 'iii.rkness 305 of the 478
P r i . on baord. The other vessel
stun !!" i.v rescued the remainder.
'Mb Jones' peace time com-
f:ve petty officers and 87
v. ;,, one oi me newest i of the British.
American destroyers, witn The British wbo held Bourton xood
m nt of 1,150 tons and a;gQ gaiantiyi Were compelled to wear
;in feet over all. She was I gag maSjS m0st of the time they
in 1!l6 at the plant of thei ere jn the forest The ground war
Shipbuilding Company, 1 swampy in many places and the
:. J. She burned oil, was .
surbine engines and had a
"7 knots an hour.
A warehouse re-
the government for
on of the army, was
,ro of mysterious on-gin
'v-d-nr; the stores ca
, , ' tsAXrr that
.varnea u ni j
the five story struc
rding when firemen ar
building stood at.
(I'.y AssoHntPrt Preas)
tr- Pt -.nri West Fortieth , "-j' - , cr'l ng to Capt. w. . umgnam anu " T" . . - umc uocm uioluij, am
a ai,0iVQ and i fronts. . !hi-' brother Afton Means, who were a Wl11 be Prescribed by the Shipping ; spread demand in Congress for their many of its features; will -be brought
' T- ?h Sfl 1 ' The British are in full possession 0T0n0y and Qf taking Board. . .inclusion in the declaration wa indi- out at the celebration. "
,1 i-,,m the flames. of the Hindenburg Mine , be en t j sho. t dhstance away an of ta g ; cated in both Senate and tjouse de- . .
. . .. -.w r i imvjiu ; , nitrl Hp dirt not KnOW Mrs. IVins: . uaw, uiu wucu iuii taua Ldiuc -s- -s- t -i-t T T 1- f
' -AS IMHUI-A I of Villers-Plomch, tne trKisn iu ,pa(1 lintii the bodv had been ex- : .... . .Presidents advice was followed in. a '
; :.i,.s 1'nninnoff. the for-
moff, tni ior-
ed by JJolshev-
;.r; r, disarmed
: r. T.ilors. according to
'. in Petrograd and for-
bolsheviki loaders, in-
Xirhoia to some otb,
i ruring lie mlgnt De lynuiiuu
Genans Reoccupy Devastat
ed Areas Bequeathed Them
ENEMY WORKS UNDER
A DESTRUCTIVE FIRE
British Guns Still Dominate
German Lines r-The Hin
burg Trenches Now Held
by the Tommies
British Headquarters in France,
Friday, Dec. 7. The Germans today
continued their work of re-occupying
the devastated "area b'equeattied' to
them by the British when . General
Byng made his withdrawal from the
It was an unsavory task that faced
the enemy. The Bourlon wood still
was reeking . with poisonous gas,
Graincourt, Annux, Cantaing, Noyel
les, Marconing and Masnieres were a
waste of ruins and the low lying
ground on which the Germans appar
ently had planned to dig their new
trenches, was overlooked by the Brit
Into this desert the big guns were
hurling tens of explosives and ma
enme gunners were wnipping a con-
of the enemy sent forward prospect-;
ing for desirable points available fori
chine gunners were whipping a con-
mg tor uesiraoie pom
defense. Meanwhile the major por-
comfortably in their new home, then-
consolidation virtually having been
consolidation virtually navmg Deen
romr-lete before they started to re-
comtieie ueiuie uiej taiLeu lj n.
As a matter of fact, part- of their
1- . 1 . . fri- Kir fVirt C l
wwk was uuuc iui vj3 v,
mans in tne tamous nmaenDurg
trenches. The wonderful dugouts and
,1 T T . 1 I
inet work or front line ana communi
cation trenches were , all at the di.;-
t-i: t no ot morn.-'
riKiiLiiis cuiiunucu L.juaj ai J
If NEW 0
points betwen advanced patrols ofters that might distract his attention
gave no indication mat iuey "iu
abandoned their attempt to oust the
. .- xi.i. il l l
Britisn trom me nign giuuuu jus.i . which he was receiving money from
north of La Vacuerie village. T ne,th Rerman interests."
advance of the Germans into j
evacuated territory has been much
knmnavci 1-iir tho h a rru ccsin y methodr;
uaiiiytiu ujf . ' ....
wnole wood was covered vith unde
cult to dig in as every time a spaaej
.. -t I T 'I
iuii ui eai tu vcia ..un.v. ,
soil gave out more gas
let ii is ub-
lieyed the British could have main-1
tained the wood-
It is" impossible to give an adequate
the number of Germa-;,
' troops employed in the operates
KnKln lino cinre Hen-
1 aioug we nevY ,
eral Byng began his puan on ixove- -.
"S. ; , .
fcer 20 but lt 1S pr0DaDiy not iar uut
nt fin r
of the way to say that the enemy nac.
something like 250,000 men. Mn
crosses tne 8ybtm -: ,
i west toward uaucue wuu vyuiv.u ,
written still held. The new nositions:
. T c,r.r,r nnd the Ger-
eiceeu.i.j ;, , rr rrr -
indications that they,
nVr J; 7 alour the
intend to dig then "jlvw m aUmg tne
line a respectful J
mans are giving
me untisn nmj
evacuated zone "Wa
3Uated ,one is very heavy ana tne
uermans u.. Tnnn n,,
casualties, o nTnlace north !
mans were killed at one p lace jortn,
of r lesquitsies jcblciuuj j .
. inese iwu iiU1 , QT,t f Ovomin,t;nn p ent. eovernment in Siberia has chosen tne resources or tne government to mor that the former Czar of Rn0ia
m gas hanging about the wood J.J1.,Means wag concluded iate yesterdav , former Premier Kerensky as minis- carry on war against the Impenri and had escaped. The message cointain-
j clouds. In some pomes it was Penlith his version of the shooting The ter of Justice. General Korniloff is . Royal Austro-Hungarian government; ed no details, and made it clear that
ous to remove the mas to eat or: examination begun by Assis- reported to have joined General Kale-'and to bring the conflict to a success- there was no confirmation of the ru-
, drink. It was also extremely ami't t Djstrict Attorney Dooling of dines, the Cossack leader, around ;ful termination all the resources of mor. No other news was received
fnioTiTiu r 1 : 1 ( 1 lit-tfii 1 j 1 Jiiw,iii. Hum ww- ' . i. t . 1 1 11 u ri 1 mi itiktpmii ill i i 'iiinrss ;1 1 1 1 1 i .Lca inn wnc opt tn t-no n r n f Airia. nori o nminrt nnfui
LS DDI IN
Judge Cline Makes "(Question,
Answer, Ruling" Order or
Little New Evidence Brought
Out at this Morning's Ses
sion of Concord Curt Try
ing Gaston Means
(By Associated Press.
Concord, N. C, Dec. 8. Following
a-ueriod of tenseness atending . the
: " "j " -
ing, of Gaston B. Means, on trial
here for the murder of Mrs. Maude
A. King, Judge Cline tdoay ore
3 'Sr tough the ;xon.
Prior to this, the fire and alleged
harshness on the part og the New
York assistant distirct attorney had
been nodified very perceptibly subse-
quent to rather sharp expressions of
reprimand on the part of Judge
Cline. He had said the order of the
day would be:
Question, answer, ruling," and
that discussion should be eliminated
PyrilcPri whPn :
ordered Sheriff CaldweU
. . .
toieain in b.ar- .
E. T. Cansler had made vigorous
objection to the carcasm exhibited by
Mr. Dooling in his examination.
rr i .V
little of special interest during the
first few hours, and the examination
itself was overshadowed in interest
by the tenseness of the situation.
Judge Cline stated that he was going
tu give uis enuie yi&uiid,i atiitiuii
to the examination. Ostensibly Sher-
iff Caldwell's constant presence was
! desired to relieve the judge of the
J..i i- l J J i1 i
u u lv ul iteeuius uruei auu uuiei mai-
niade by him to Mrs. King at different
times about the same period during
. . ' '
e - '
Means on trial here for the murder
r,f tvtc mo,,h0 a TTincr mo oCnmod
o,?o,r oni ,-ntorOCr nt0r n tho Qt.
f h ota wot wn thQ
defendant's story of the tragedy at
Blackwelder Spring on the evening of
A.t 9Q loot AftoT. twn davo nn
the stand, during which he described
York, assisting the prosecution,
;fDrrr,f0(i h SHimmmpnt nf
, . . nf wnf fmm the enrin?
- - - ; - .
wn Mrs King was snot witn an
X, 1 "1 ZLr Z
a. iuia -i
"fool" with the weaDon.
ho oaid after
11c; k?aiu. uitvi xx - "
falritlir Q HrinV
.a,hM(1 thp hnt Hp turned
eans then told of
, he hospital by physicians,
fire. These had pushed forward and
vere e::orting pressure against the
fell back sl'ghtly and the derman3
, QfQ,Vof1 Qrain ahont T.a Vacnuer
- J :--"M in 1
wood wbere J':ov nsmbl3d in large
numoers. me ariusn . iirtinei y put
down a heavy barrage and badly,
i. .- i i ; i Tv. zrirr n -. h ronntnps.
Adoption of Wr Resolution
Expected to ;L Strengthen j
Italian Resistance j
LINE OF DEFENSE
Teutons Have Gained Some
Ground in Latest Drive
Germans Thrriw 250,000
Men Against te British
declaration of war on
Austria-Hungary, comes at a moment
when the Italian Northern front be
tween Asiago and tnetBrenta is being!
hard pressed bv an A'ustro-German a
declaration by Congress with only one '
dissenting vote and. its signing
President Wilson late -yesterday pre" !
ably will be a great 'moral, help to'
the people of Italy,- and especially tc
the heroic troops in the Tremino. j
In four days te invading Austro-:
Germans have f orc'edi'I the - Italians '
back an average of. three miles on a
10 mile front. But taryance was the United States and Austria Jlunga
gained at a great cost - rn tualties ' , ' , , , , A
th italic fmiht rtesnAmf oiv fiv.ir' was formally declared late yester-
ery foot of the way; - and'; at some
surrender or retire,; :in addition
losing Monte SiseniDUvthree miles
t of Asiago, the Italians, accord
ing to Berlin, have ' giyen up 4,n
Although superiori:to:tnumber8;tro-Hungarian government and thei
and artillery nas. torcea tne Italians'
t T-Ptret. thfi defenseMne. has not
been DroKen ana inert? is y iu nuies
of mountain country toflgbt' through
before the foot hills around , Bassano
are reacnea. 1 iflr; OD'jrauuii , una
JwonAd ant thetalian line
wmcn now runs, iiulu iwuulc vauci-1
laba just south of Asiago, across the;
Ronchi and FrenzeUa valleys to Foza
and east of the Brenta. The Italians!
gains have been made on:y ' around ;
There is a lull in the fighting
around Cambrai and the Germansj
have, made no attacks in force;
against the new British positions,
North of La Vacquerie, British troops;
captured German trenches, improving
tne Ame in tms neignournuuu. cenmi
reports succesbiui ngiitius "uuuu.
Graincourt. It is estimate from:XNew l ork socialist, casting the only
British headquarters in France that at ' dissenting vote. A few minutes later
least 250,000 German troops took part Vi President Marshall anrt av-
;n the latest nnerat.ions in the Cam-!! C resiflent Marshall and o.eaKe.
Graincourt. It is estimate from ,
in the latest operations in the Cam-
Hebron, southwest of Jerusalem, ;
has been captured by British forces,
, . rnnT.tH tht a11 American citi-1
" . Wa "il nmh7w oil Tpw ilure Wltn secretary Tumulty and As-
zens in Jerusalem, probably all Jews.1 . . '
zens in Jerusalem, proDamy ail jews, i
have been removed from the city. L!1 secretary norster as tne only
is not indicated whethe rthe Turks ; witnesses.
oro pvariiatine- all the Civilian DODU-i Tho roonlrfinn frtllrvTtro. .
tinn nnn lv nart of it
lation or only part ot it.
Gun are silent and soldiers are . , J .
idle along tho entire length of thej '-Declaring that a state of war ex-
pastern front from the Baltic to th- isits between the Imperial and Royal
Sp, thft Rumanians, under the!
' .... ,1
fnrre rf rirrnmstances. navine lOmea
Graincourt. It is estimated from
tiie Russians in their armlstic-3 nego-
tiaHnn with the Pentral Powers.
The Russian' government .announces
that the negotiations have been halt-
ed for seven days to give the -allied !
countries onnortunitv to exDress their
attitude toward the neerotiationa.
Meanwhile it is reported that 1,50,1
Bolsheviki troons have arrived at:
Vladivostok. Whether these came
from Petroerrad or 'are units from Si-:
berian towns, is not disclosed. Vladi-;
vostoK noids mucn war maienai ana
other sunnlies shipped from the Unit -
ed states, .Japan ana orner auieu;
The temporary independ-
whom most of the leaders of the old
nrovi3ional eovernment nave gatner-
Coaling Chargfes Revised.
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Dec. 8. A proposed
revision .of charges on coaling ships
TT . ..j thn
ftL namiJLUa nuauo' ao -" ,
Federal Shipping Board, was approved;
4 1 ,1 j x. x. :
today by the Interstate Commerce'
Commission. Hereafter a number of
niPs wil1 receive bunker coal by
ONLY ONE VOTE
Representative London, a So-I
j cialist. Prevented a Solid
WAR WILL DATE
1 FROM YESTERDAY
j Actual State of War Dates
From 5:03 p. m. December
7 Was Little Debate in
(By Associated Press).
Washington, Dec. 8. War - between
'da7 afternoon. j
jin the House, adopted and President i
T.,oi, t , .. ' ,
on approved a resolution declar-
mg existence of a state of wsr he.
tween "the Imnerial and Rov.n a us-
. . a li..,l
yuPiu ui xiie umiea
- -v"j .. hcmucui tu
: employ armed forces and pledging its 1
resources to victory.
1: -tne resomuon, tne response of con -
" . - - .--. ix
address Tuesday, is similar to that
passed April 6, declaring war with Ger-
many. It became effective it 5:03
P-esterday when it was signed by e??? ins":1" r
the executive without formality. An t t Se all IlonL 2n grasp for the past 24 hours,
executive proclamation will lollow ?oad lines between M one ton N p adding new terrors to the awe-stfick-
snortiy and Halifax One train with' doctors en survivors of Thursday's disaster
' ;and nurses from the United gtates Qn:and greatly impeding the pr-ogress of
Aer out oae houi s debatt tl... les- wag caught Memramcook relief trains hurrying here witbAtheir
olution was unanimously adopted by! junction, N. B.f 30 miles from the urgently needed supplies.
the Senate with an affirmative vote Nova Scotia border. Another, which: The Massachusetts relief train was
of 74 Jt wag approved by the House left St. Johns, N. B., Thursday night, ' stalled in great snow drifts near Am-
nr.tti x .
New 1 ork Socialist, casting tae only
sent it to the White House where
president Wilson attached hie siena-
. ... ..
' , .. .
i "joint. Resolution- .
m TTnrcrariQn trnrarntiinnt -ind tho
government and people or the united
States and making provision to prose-
cute the same.
.(T T . , , .
TV hereas, the Imperial and Royal
Austro-Hungarian government has
committed repeated acts ot war
against the government and the people
of the United States of. America:
nereiore, be it
itesoivea Dy tne benate ana inouse
of Representatives of
the United .
States of America and the Imperial
and Royal Austro-Hungarian govern- :
mum., auu lu ni nemuwu. ue ami
e is hereby authorized and directed
u tuc eutnc u "a mu
!tary forces of the United States arid
the country are hereby pledged by the
congress 01 ine unnen oLaies.
"Speaker ot the House or Kepresenta
"THOMAS R. MARSHALL.
"Vic? President of the United States
and President of the Senate. 1
Approved ir.n 01 uecemoer. mii:
. . .
In word with President Wilson's
suggestion action in respect to Tur-
key and Bulgaria, Geramny's other al-
- demonstration of American unity and
jharmony. Representative London, So
iCialist,'.of New York, who cast the one "
negative vote, explained his opposi-,
t'on by stating he was pledged to
that course by the bociaust party.
Caustic criticism of his position en-
livened the House proceedings.
j Debate on both branches was unex-
iPectedly brief, lasting but an hour iu
'the .Senate and only two hours and
! forty minute3 in the House.
Special Trains Rushing With
Supplies Stalled in Snow
AND FOOD WANTED
Hundreds of Iniured Persons
Suffering and Dvinty on Ar-
. COUnt or Lark ot Krnnpr
("By Associated Pressl
1 Trnrn M flop fi A 1 r1 if imiit
ands "Halifax was dependent today
upon the weather- Tte great nnow -
storm dominated the situation.
Wlth doctors, nurses and relief sup-
piies ran into a tremendous snow
bank at Londonderry, 20 miles from
Somewhere between Amherst
Truro the Ma.ssa.pTmaptt'.s train
was held un by similar conditions
This Stretch Of railroad hnre nprhnns
the worst of the storm, as confused
wind currents sweDt across it from the
u, wmun .me nne
traverses through n nr.trh
traverses thfoueh a notch
Word caEie from Halif&x earjy to
day that the condition of many of the
ininroH rocirlantt. t,,o o :. j
IthoV thor . ' I T
Ithat there were not enough doctors
in the city to give them the needed
l7 Thc BJ Jerative need
was ssid to he more nhveioic
Some three IlllTlHroH narcnnn Ffnm
inor Ptrrvt oil - . v-v J ' i
. & iwuua mjunets, are De-
1.r" cared for in improvised hospitals
In Tru. Windsor, the only other
IarSe town within easy railroad corn-
munication with Halifax, is caring for
30o more. So far as i u,, t
none have been sent to any other
niaoes. Tf the trainc ,m0 t
throns-h more ini,, r,o7 i'
.be sent here today.
SAYS A RUMOR
fBv Assoeiatpd Prpss
Washington, Dec. 8 The American
consul at Tiflis today reported a ru
here today from Russia.'
The Winter Park Presbyterian
church has arranged an interesting
program v in celebration of the fourth
anniversary of the organization of
church. ! A historical sketch, eivinir
. . . . .'. "
many aetaus ot interest, will be read
.and a short address cel.'vered bv the
pastor. A eood musical arranffement
is also announced. The Winter Park
church, although still quite young, has
REVOLUTION IN LISBON.
(By Associated Pres"'
Madrid, -Dec. 8. A 'revolution
has broken . out in Lisbon, tne
capital of Portugal, according to
4 a-dispatch .received here by wav '
of Oporto on Tuesday. Out-
breaks also are said to hav oc- '-J
curred at Oporto,
Thousands of Destitute ancl
Injured People Exposed
to Blizzard ,
TWENTY THOUSAND -
Revised Estimates Place Dead ,-;
at 2,000; Injured, 3,000:5
Dwellings Destroyed, 4,-
000; Property Loss,. $30,iH?d
js jt v . j 41 4. 4. 4 41
4,000 DEAD. T
(By Associated Press).
Amherst, N. S., Dec. 8. An es-! ".
v timate of 4,000 persons dead in v
the Halifax disaster is contained .
in a private telegram received
from the stricken city today by an r
uuuci taftiug ill ill licit!. Ilia JXLcd" 1"
sage asks that 4.0Q0 coffins be '
Cvsent to Halifax at once.
1 ... . i. . . - ... . . "
, v v -r v , 1
'North cauntry" snow storm, accom- ,
1 panying a gale that at times attained
a velocity of more than 40 miles an
herst late last nighf, and the time of
the train's arrival here is nrohleinatj-
' cal. Other rescue trains also are" re-
ported snow bound.
With eve.rv hnilHinp- in VrolifaTr anrl
Dartmouth more or less d amazed hr
the exnlosion anrl fire men vomAn
and children huddled Jogether as best
they could and nassed a niffht of snf-
-s ".r" " J..Tji 1
'"g. umiiiug wmu wnisueu
thrnnci cmaoheri tha
through smashed windows; there
were scarcely blankets enough to cov
er wounded bodies . and many , were
unable to obtain food. Fire was al
most out of the question and the onty
lights obtainable were from oil lamps','
or candles. ' , .
Out of the chaotic conditions, rich A
and poor have rallied gallantly, to
theiK duty of caring for the injured
and homeless and apcounting for the r,
The citizen's finance committee es- .
timates that, there are 20,000 desti
tute people in the devastated area., 1
the majority from the poorer classes."
Nearly 4,000 dwellings were destroy-7 ,
ed, the committee declares and the
actual losses and the estimated cost v -.
of temporary maintenance will ap-
Perhaps the most serious of the
many problems is the food situation. ,
There is enough food for immediate,
needs but unless communication is op
ened soon the city faces the possibil
ity of famine. The energies of local
relief committees have been centered '
on the conservation of food and mer-
chants have surrendered all their
available supplies for the common
need. Milk is almost , unobtainable
and fears are expressed for the lives J
of babies in arms." . i
In the greater' task of caring for
the living no concerted effort is being ' ,
made at present to compile a list(o,
the dead but hundreds of soldiers,
sailors, American " jackies," and vol-, -
unteers are groping under the mass,
of wreckage searching for bodies. ' .'
The morgue's are chocked with
mangled bodies.' Police officials still
estimate the dead at 2,000 and the In--
jured at 3,000 or more. j1 , ,
At all hospitals, regular and impro ;
vised, every available .'spot, is occu "
pied by the wounded. s E)octors and ;
nurses have worked unceasingly since -
the Urst hours of the ex plosion. -The J
I academy of music, the theatres, and
halls of fraternal organizations have
, been thrown open to care for,' the
.'ed their homes and given their extra
The newspaper offices are the clear
ing Jhousea for informatiocs .hd "they;v
have been besieged all during . the .
storm by - throngs of persons anxious ,
for news, of relatives. The city clerk's ,
office is the off icial' headquarters for
lists of t the dead and missing. - -
it.-..' r '