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lis t he- :wiAile- ftMii ' . 1 : - ' ' ; ' FULL LEASEtf WIRE'SIVIGE v - . ' - - - : - - -- -m. j liXXlV. No. 35. ' , WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1918. f v PRICE FIVE ;Gll3iSi l5 PEACE f EMtS BRITISH PREMIER ilPSSPl If Of M : tPWIfilll a PAQQIlRlTf 1TW HAS LITTLE FAITH fcijLVs 4 TMiiroiiw WITH AUSTRIA r iSI eSw'Sp' ! KM COttPAMlll T- T '. , . 1 y Pce. Any Nearer . f WLm& rtWS -J&4l - ' - . K r.wir i i ii mil h ill i winTiRRn i sr ia.s'vr ss55iLS6 1 1 iv i a II nil fi if II 1 1 iiiiia i n i m t t itt ttt Bfssssiir - ' v jw,u. v- k& ill it'll nnnnnniTxrr lUOUM i M V bio r"J swfcilMa.J r MM Ml K MM A N Council of Vermes Subject . SSSl!Bii ' TR ffl ffiT MR is .os3Mb , . , sajssasMsiS3iia s.;.'ss3rsS3 as3S&ia-i,- i u iili liii linn ii 11 it riT CAM l oll rr; Rip.nlv is Scheduled tor iNext i ues German Drive Set for Next Month the Imperial Dual Empire and the En Nearer fnnt von nrn.u,,, iu"- ur,v it is renoneu uu- . answer President Wil- cc in VlO fJpT. Reichstag next Tuesday. PresI- r tendon a ulJJ-iC" W vv 1 " t iinr' rponnt state- ..n thp i uaiiLcu"' v at and tnai ui uu prtli had ired mat T- 1 withdrawn trom nis yusiuuu IjCe ShOUia Ue uiauc v. - as. pacts are known in London, The Lv Vpws savs. wnicu mmg uuaui L possibility of a separate peace be- W6H AUbu la """o"' ...-.; !r coir! tn Ifllf WltTl fkvor on sending her soldiers lanist the troops or ine unueu Ices and ureat cruain. iTiallensed to move want of confi- ljce in his government by Premier 'mi-George, the Bntish House' or SCOTLAND'S COAST The Bodies of 1 64 Americans Have Been Placed in Scottish Soil THIRTY-THREE BODIES WERE NOT IDENTIFIED In Addition to the Americans, Bodies of Seven Members of Crew Were Found. Graves Numbered anion? yesterday tailed to take land A Scotch Seaport, Tuesday, Feb. 12. At points along the Scottish coast the bodies of 164 American "victims of the sinking of the Tuscania by- a German submarine have been found. Thirty-three of these have not been identified. Most of the Americans have been buried. The bodies of sev en menibers of the crew also have been washed up on the coast of Scot ch action. Criticism or tne ver ges council and the Premier's at- ade concerning it, "was voiced m the 33? by former Premier Asquith and ber speakers. As to reports that idllarshal Haig and Ueneral Kod- hon had been dismissed-or had re- m. m . Jl fined, spoKesmen ior tne sworn- imxlitM&ttoo m aeiueu me truiu ur eucn otaic-M- -manv ttiIIas in a rinvnnnnr of The Associated Press correspond ent co-operated with the American ar my officers in obtaining these figures, which go forward to Washington 'as the most accurate and complete list obtainable. The; last 17 of "these bod ies recoveredr-kll Americans were Council of Versailles Subject of Bitter Controversy. Loyd-George Heckled During Speech London, Tuesday, Feb. 13. Parlia ment reassembled today on tiptoes with curiosity as to how Premier Lloyd-Geofge would meet President Wilson's latest declaration and the dissatisfatcion manifested by a sec tion of the press and public over the Versailles council, and al o as to how far H. H. Asquith, the former Premier, would respond to the de mand of the extreme wing of his fol lowers before the" abandonment of the policy of benevolence toward the government in favor of active opposi tion based on disapproval of the gen eral war policy and especially the en largement of the functions or the Su preme War Council. Perhaps the most notable thing was the contrast in the speeches of the Premier and the former Premier with referenc to- President Wilson's speech. While Mr. Asquith endorsed fully the President's view, Premier Lloyd-George did not even mention AMERICAN WOMEN. DO WAR WORK. American women are; not being outdone by their Allied sisters. Not an American would permit that. This photograph shows women working on aeroplane turnbuckles being manufactured in a plant "over here." Women are also taking men's places in the munition plants. Copyright, Committee on Public Information. Underwood & Underwood. RAILROADS FAILED TO E PAR AYS STONE Lack of Preparation for Win ter . Weather Caused e Traffic Congestion Washington, Feb. .13. Lack of prep aration by the railroads to meet the winter weather was the cause of the great traffic congestion -Warren . S. Stone, grand chief of the Brotherhood AMERICAN ARTILLERY DEPOPULATES TRENCH Germans Have Almost Aban doned First Line Trench Under Fire With the American. Army m France, Feb. 12. Aside from increas ed aerial activity the American sec tor has been normal for the last 24 hours. Harassing artillery fire and AS RSCHIAIRMAN Adams Withdraws From Con test Leaving the Feld to Indiana Man CHARGE DISLOYALTY Business Men Promptly Pledge- WW v m m m m w. mm m ' : wmi' faf Malt Million Uollars tor r ,1 tft ; Trust Company WILL GIVE AN ANNUAL PAYROLL OF $2,500, the railroad wage commission, in ask ing for a mihimum wage of $6 a day Mr. Wilson's last speech and declined !f?d Penalty time and a half for over- to see in Count Czernin's statement! of Loconiotive Engineers, today told Lpatrolling operations have been, kept up but there have been no clashes. The American gunners are said to ate. Premier Lloyd-George in the House pi King George in an address to piament asserted no basVj for a lemocratic peace could be found ha went statements of leaders of the atral Powers. The Premier said p could see no difference In sub- ace between the recent utterances Ckncellor von Hertling and Count win. Before the Italian ParliR- pt, Premier Orlando has declared 4 Italy will fight on until victory wuevea. &ere is yet no indication thai mil- operations on the Western front a about to be resVned on alrge cle. Attempts by raiding parties mowing stronger, especially on Jrench front near Verdun and in "uevre. out there have been no -t&s m iorce. etime March," according to "erman prisoner ih :it on the P.r-:tiu ti. .11 j la general offensive would SZ? frt continues ting st and roads arfi Nes of Pill. j o . i.. . "icgc ana orutanty me From Italy's Oc cupied Territory 'aris. Feb.T73rT0 a -"v- Auaviu-ucr- 'liVHnr.i.r. : - ftsortine orth Italy daily Ll('mcre acts of ac o :iu?' p.ulaSe bru- Msoner , L. V18. statements .He . " "IJiurea t)V the Tfal. s arfn from Rome says. Of- .... 0S 1 lit! r.Ul iting. cumiers are partic- buiiHi " 7 n P5llased and stores Seated r uestryed wantonly by W ,troo- The rivalry in N ! OF VANDALISM I IAN S t Jrtt v said' has been so great groups er- In t- VL Lne central K'a fte deRth ,Tr nsat3 result-; Besner, B. L, Weeks, Henry F. Bpiaei, ELe! Bosnians ermans r"? cnnfu: were also rain to pay their simple ..tribute to the American dead. The bodies were brought to the burial place on one big motor truck which was followed along the route several miles long by the squad of 25 khaki clad American sur vivors and the village mourners. One of the villagers caried the Union Jack, while an American soldier held aloft the Stars and Stripes. . At the graveside the American sol diers sang the Star Spangled Banner followed by the natives, singing "God SaVe the King." The usual military salute was then fired, ending the cer emony. Temporary fences have Jbeen uilt around the graves to be re-placed by a permanent enclosure as soon as the materials can be brought to these des olate shores. A British colonel, who has worked day and night since the disaster helping the Americans bury their dead, announced today that the people of the nearby countryside had started a public subscription to erect a permanent monument to the Amer icans. There are eight Americans still here too 111 to leave, several of them tsill dazed by their experiences. They are quartered in nearby farmhouses and village hotels. These men are F. I. Benefleld, E. L. Lystrom, Wilbur C. Nutt, Boyd E. Hancock, E. E. Harp ham, Henry Schurting, James J. Col well and F. A. Gocher. One American officer, and 14 men are still fn a hospital at Glasgow. The following is the first complete list of Americans now buried on the Scottish coast." Each body whether identified or not was given a number. Thus, at a point where 78 victims were buried side by side in a long I trench, the numbers run from one to 78 in the following order: T. W. Herman, L. B. Reeder, Wil liam C. Keown, L. Roberts, Orville Casper, E. H. Duffy, Paul John C. Wood, W. R. Johnson, H. E. Page, C. B. West, T. Tuttle, Walter Brown, Clarence W. Short, H. Stewart, fire man, member of" crew; Raymond But ler. State of Wisconsin; James Lo gan, member of crew; G. V. Zimmer man, J. Edwards Buttemont, George H. Bernhardt, Walter Crelline, Wil liam E. Bennett, G. E.iwanson. uni dentified private, WilUatoi P. Moran, G; J. Jenkins, Jharles McMillan, crew: Raymond . T. Hurst, T. E. Law- itdn, T. E. Davison, W. Hardey, C. H UJ Conflict weie tusu ffpf8 at Polo Cattaro be- Wiv xiaans and Anctrtano ?; 6 bi strin 1!!dren U is ded, S fca Kir ed of the clothing, e food.tV. l to Germany. 50 arP "7s' wnerever be found. 'n- i ' an nri; 'I dy y omcera. A . . ustrn-no. a --vo derfPH Tdns are reported lth ca Iti and forea to subsist --ows or horses, F?ent in the ' 3-,A marked ?0re RoOSevep,Cfondltin of Colonel revelt announced a David G. Renton, Julius D. Wagner, William J. Tragesser. Alfio Licari, Percy A.' Stevens, W. W. Wright, Morcus B. Cook; Gr N. BJork, John C. Johnson,. T. T. St. Clair, Arthur W. Collins, G. Lankenan, J. U. Cheshire, Gerald K..Grover, Frank Burns, Mil ton Tully, Edwin JL. Berkey, unidenti fied soldier. Philip ts. Leigana, uurus Willard Wilson, unidenUfied member of crew, Frederick Allen, W. Raines, Homer L. Anderson, Fred M. Linthon, J. B. Guerney, J- L. Pearce, Elmer R. L. Cowan, William T. McMurray, Sam uel A. Pentecost, Russell F. Bennett, Robert W. Warren, L. W. Ozment, William Greggs, I. Sims, J. P. Haw- any nearer approach to reasonable terms than in Count von Hertling's. Moreover, the Premier regarded the German Chancellor's demand that flreflt Ptritfli-n H vf iit hnr onaliner sta-? tions as proving fully ' that the con- fftanco where 25 to 30 engines were rAiiorc of CprmaT, nniirv wro in no kePfc burning all night, using perhaps mnn to discuss rMnn ahla terms of,one ton of 003:1 each an hour, to keep time. "Many roads went mto the winter with no provision for taking care of their motive power," he said: "There were no doors on roundhouses, no means of heating. I know on in- peace. Declaringabsolatejy ithat keweuld not yield on the matter "of revealingl more about the Versailles conference. Premier - Lloyd-George challenged the houe if dissatisfied with the gov ernment's conduct of the war, to put another government in its place. The question of enlarging status of the Versailles council led to a little scene between the Premier and Mr. Asquith, and throughout his remarks about the council the Premier was subjected to a running fire of heck ling, punctuated with loud cheers from extreme Liberals, many of whom in later speeches made strong attacks on the Premier regarding his alleged connection with the press. , Lord Hugh Cecil, member for Ox ford University, admitted the Pre mier's speech was reassuring, but said that the weakness of. the gov ernment lay In the existence of co incidences between utterances in the press and certain lines of governmen tal action. He hoped the govern ment would not hesitate to suppress, if necessary, even the most influ ential journals acting contrary to the national interests. Adlairal Sir Hed worth Meux invited the Premier to get rid of his private secretaries ud also the press which was hanging around his neck "like an albatross." While the Versailles conference was under discussion the Premier also was met by constant cries of "Don't divulge." At one point Andrew Bonar-Law, Chancellor of the Exchequer, inter posing to deny that Field Marshal Haig or General Robertson has been dismissed or resigned and being closely pressed by a heckler, added: "As far as I know." The House then adjourned and thus far no motion of want of confi dence in the government has been placed on paper. The government, Premier Lloyd-George said in his speech, would stand by the declara tion of war aims 'he made last month to the trades unions representatives. He said he had read with most pro found disappointment the replies of Count von Hertling and Count Czer nln to the statements made . by him self and President Wilson. There was a great difference in the tone of the Austrian and German speeches, he said, but he could find no differ ence! in the substance. As to the re ply of Chancellor von Hertling the Premier said: "What was his answer to the Al- Infehiiurg MrJ otone aexounceoris a Tnexace to puD lie .safety.- He said a majoority of yards. were working on an S-hour shift Juntjl the movement was begun for in- creasea wages, wn en ine worK was lengthened to enable, the railroads to show larger amounts paid to em ployes. More than salf the engineers of. the country receive less than $150 a month, he said. Employment of women hTfhei place of men also ' was condemned by Mr. Stone. He said women now were be ing used as engine wipers, cinder shovelers, lumber pilers, freight truck ers and for other dirty and heavy work, although he declared there were plenty of men to fill such positions. BAKER P VISIT ROM ISESTO CAMP GRH Is Being Urged Not to Aban don Training Camp at Charlotte Washington, Feb. 13. Secretary Baker told members of the North Car olina . Congressional delegation today that lie would personally inspect Camp Greene at Charlotte, N. C, later in" the" week wlien lie plans to visit also Camp Wheeler, Georgia. The War 'Department has .determined not to make use 'of the Camp Greene site after the Regular Army troops now training there., have been sent forward for embarkation. Ax report of the med ical corps shows conditions to be high ly unsatisfactory at the camp, . al though there ! is no" immediate danger to health of the" troops. The delegation, which' was accom panied by representatives of the com mercial bodies of Charlotte, urged the Secretary, 6; revoke .his. decision to abandon the, site. "This .would necessi tate construction of. an elaborate and expensive sewerage" system and Mr. Baker, lit .is! understood, does not feel that the - construction work is justifi ed. 7 He wpuid not go ibeyond the promise- to visit the camp personally. Blenheim Man Dead. Washington,' Feb. - IS. The death from pneumonia of Private William Rogers, R. F. D. No. 2, Blenheim," S moderate demands? His JfC, was reported today by General lies' very answer, was that Great Britain was to give up her coaling stations throughout the world. I confess that was the last demand Germany ought decently to have put forward. ' "These coaling stations had been as accessible to German as to Brit ish ships. In the past the German flee alwaysThas received most hos pitable treatment at all these sta tions. During 1913 some 65' visits were paid to them by German men of war and they received exactly the same facilities as British men of war". The same thing applied to German (Continued on Page Ten). Pershing, be growing more, accurate daily They have been especially, effec tive in registering on the roads, and light railways back of the enemy lines. So accurate has been the sharp nel fire against the first lines of the enemy that they ore now nearly abandoned, the Germans keeping only a few men in them. -In a sector such as this, the Germans seldom man their first lines fully, but opposite tlie American positions they are- repoftedJ the usual number in the trenches. The number of enemy snipers' and sniping posts has been reduced still further by the American sharp-shoot ers, machine gunners and artillery men. Airplanes were overhead every where today. The enemy, late in the day sent over a considerable ' num ber of machines in battle formation. They ere met and driven back by a French squadron. The wounding of three men in con sequence of an accident was reported today, constituting the only new caa. lualties. - ITALY'S PARLIAMENT APPLAUDS AMERICA Rome, Tuesday, Feb.- 12. Enthusi astic applause and cheers for America met the declaration of Premier Or lando at the opening of Parliament today that the war situation was grow ing better, due to help from the Unit ed States re-placing Russia. Premier Orlando reviewed the Ver sailles conference and pointed out, that so far as Italy was concerned the con tinuation of the war was no longer a matter of choice, but necessity Also, he said, this fact is understood by all patriotic Italians who are now willing to wage war to the bitter end. Re garding Italy's aims, the Premier de clared that they wereunimperialistio. "All she wants," Premier Orlaudo declared, "and no less, and she can wish for no more than the security !of her national boundaries by land ami sea-and also the fulfillment of lier. na tional unity." PEACE NEARER. London" Feb. 13. According to the lobby correspondent of The Daily News facts are known which bring the possibility of a separate peace between Austria-Hungary and the Entente Allies much near er. . Great reluctance, he says, is manifesed "in Austria toward the prospect of fighting with British and American troops on theTWest ern front. T CANADA'S MILITARY IN GOOD CONDITION Canadian Army Headquarters in France, Feb. 13 (By Canadian Press, Limited. )--After three years and a half of war Canada is entering upon the spring campaign stronger in men and material and guns . than at any previous time. The Canadians are holding a larger front than ever be While military regulations prevent any extensive statement from the field as to developments it may be said that one effect of the recent in crease in forces has been to add ma terially to rifle strength in the line. Canada's splendid ' home support of the military service ' measure has placed the military authorities in a position where they not only are as sured of reinofrcements for the ex isting units, but can add largely to thei? fighting establishments. Lightship Probably Lost. Boston, Mass., Feb. 13. For 7 the first time since it broke away from its anchorage in Nantucket sound February 1, officers of the lighthouse service today expressed fear that the Cross Rip lightship probably had gene dowii with all handa. Captain R. E. B. Phillips was ashore when the lightship was torn from its moorings by ice,, but six members of the crew were aboard. . . ' ' ' : t Letter to a Newspaper Praising Germany and Denouncing Allies St. Louis, Feb. 13. John f. Adams, of Iowa, this afternoon announced his withdrawal from the contest for chairman of the Republican National Committee. Will R: Hayes, of In- m. iff us I If 1 ft The letter was dated, in Berlin, Au gust 31, 1914, and said that "as America has been flooded , with lying and misleading: reports from London, Paris and St. Petersburg," the writer were the German white book and ,?Tfuth About Germany." . "I will make the assertion," the letter continued, "that there are no more peace-loving people in the world than the Germans, from the i ,;li Proposed Trust Company Will Be Capitalized at $1,000,- 000, Operating Plant at $2,500,000 - :--m Responding in a manner that leave ;f the older men present flittins: meni ' .1 ories of the spirit that prevailed wlien -ilf't ! Wilmin erf on woo fha m anoo r-f - N' MADE AGAINST ADAMS ! State and the river teeming wltb traffic and travel from every pift;?tf.i-fj' kXrr "! i ij 7 , e world, the business interests of Was Claimed Me Wrote a the city today at noon, at a meetu at the Chamber of Commerce under- wrote a half million dollars toward"1 77 tj the formation of a trust company with the object of locating an indusrl'at plant here that will be second to none " ' in this section of the country aiid, which will give the city a 2,BO0;wjO -payroll annually It was the biggest'' 7 and best meeting ever staged in- the f city and rather than writing, the St37 epitaph by falling down, the assem7 7 ! uiea uusiness men erected a monu- c diana, will be placed In nomination i er" V1" DWl"u w " by Mr. Adams and his election by ac-j The 'proposition was outlined "by.h clamation probably Will follow. Mr. J. A. Taylor, who presided - over: The fight on Attains by his oppo-Uhe meeting, and then subscription- . nents is based on charges of disloy-i blanks were IssPd andiAe indivtduai aitv 3oDt- w m r. m -kt 'asked to make known in black and alty. Senator W. M. Calder, of New ( white now Dadly. they want the .pri--,- York, yesterday produced before the (posed industry located here. Cbufitvt executive committee a .letter which ; the subscription .blanks was dlfepttrif : he said Adams had written to these Sl ,iv .c; v . . - v - c , or considerably less than . blrf -.MC?..iV amiotmt-V aTftoXtttelrr" neeesttffy'fc SBDsriDea At: this; ppmtir5Tor7- took,; the reins jm-'Bis wi4rfllSo'i & brought everyone to aUenUtand'hjK practically 'every ' man that had. sfp- : j3 scriDea agreed to double his amount. v 7i would like to see nublished in the In t,ssro or three Instances the amwf Telegraph Herald some article wW, .bsbed were . T?Mfatf he Was forwarding. These articles ,f? "5K TtJl f 4 than the necessary sum by. $89,0PQi7A i-j halt million was the . figure - Vin KiihsftrinHn'fta. hat hv ' tl f heir feet every man present vpjyede5'- mU tn artrt thA Tponortionat irwr t.tii. f ;! i i Kaiser himself to the humblest cltl ihe uiuttisedamounl in'etenCfBH'w zen, ana mere are no people who , mlttee was unsucessful m :r&i8ttS.;tht'.f aave progressea rurtner in all that is best in cultured civilization. "But Germany in recent years has surpassed all other countries in Eu rope in prosperity and she has inter fered with the foreign commerce of 4H k 1 rl !' M'i $89,000 difference. This assured.-S-J' :i'.t This money will not be paid'-to-VlTt'r Taylor made that plain. Only :$25,1w7 in actual money is necessary 'jtnl,i'' those subscribing will only he "called J k' Great Britain. This is the principal ! uPn for five Per cent, of : the aapttiti t reason why the small war party in j subscribed. In event the indU8tril0 7 X, England, headed by the arch-hypocrite a failure, which is not only IxlffiVfi Sir Edward Grey, has nursed theiProbable but almost imposslhlje,; :tb7 ! anti-German sentiment among theL1118 company holds a nr8Umortggv bloody shirt' politicians of T rance on the PeratinS " company. 7 This c and the degenerate artistocracy of imeans that the subscribers cannot 7: ; Russia, This is the reason why Sirolse anything ergardless of what hap-: i Edward Grey, while makings few .. TT .'i plays . to the galleries in favor ofi (Continued on Page, Nine). : .,7 1 peace, was actually working 24 hours I ; : J ::M, a day to make certain the outbreak 11 111 rthll mm HDIinw . . 771 m i of hostilities. "It isnbw perfectly clear to all of us who have been living in Germany that when Russia and France were secretly planning to make Austria's determination to punish the Serbian assassins the occasion for a sudden attack on , the German border, these two countries were given, adequate assurances that England would sup port them. "That France has intended to march her troops through Belgian territory in-order to flank the right wing of the German army, and that she was to do so with the knowledge and ap proval of England is absolutely cer tain, and that Belgium was a party to the understanding is highly prob able." The letter closed with the predic tion that the German empire would not be destroyed because "the hostile preparations which have been going on in France and Russia for several years have been too evident-"and too threatening for Germany to ignore, so they have prepared themselves,' and . . . will successfully maintain their right to live and prosper against the whole gang of devilish conspirators who have forced the innocent masses of Russia, France and England to fight against them." Give Valentine party. .Members of the Immanuel Presby terian Church will give a valentine entertainment tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock in the hall at the corner of Front and Queen Streets, and a big attendance is hoped for. A small ad mission will be charged and this will include refreshments. WILoUlN UMAbY IS HIGHLY nn mm mm si; London News Looks to WawK ington for Allies' Con--structive Policy J 3-.. V. London, Feb. 13. If anything 7H7 needed to emphasize the dijfloinata 7; wisdom of President Wilson's Th 7 Daily News says, it would be supplied . by a contrast between the prtedplei p laid down in Washington and;-.the A principles laid down in Versaiea.7It 'M adds: ' - " - 7 f tJ'X. "From the bankrupt statsmanship 4 Ihe allied conference has : emged what is in effect a reasseron 7 knockout blow doctrine. No dlara ', : tion of war aims is formulated; iyd -h distinction between the speeches, of -JS von Hertling and Czernin is- reco$ 7 nized. . , - 'j M "The keynote of the President's speech is the policy of the -Topen-' ' door, peace is waiting as soon a7tftft77 Central Powers are ready. Count irap-?-Hertling having balked , at the' PtpsI- !' dent's fourteen definite 'proposatMiV$ Wilson goes back to first princlplief : and substitute four fundamental prop- : ositions which the Chajicellor. can r i pudiate only at the cost : ot wrttfoj , himself down a ; brigand. The fdoor still stands, open. . r X?. "We are accustomed to lpok7 tit :7 Washington- alone for any, construp- .. : tive contribution to the ' diplonjSypy. ;e.f the alliance. Monday's1 address . to 7. Congress does much to cohfirmrth'it - i if' If I::! ii i j tula morning. ( v(ConUnued on Page Ten.) hahitr I'll. -1. X-- 7 1

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