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ii KUAtLY BIG HOT
si DEAL IS C0NSUM1TEP
SjddFCdmiSby ' Buys
-Sblid Block CityProper
ty to Develop
,? ? The v third - big realty ' deal of the
j - nemyear was consummated late yes
j terday afternoon when tire Standard
'Oil Company purchased a. solid block
Tr lot, city 'property at ti&ifoot of Har
tle rnett street and , adjoining property on
1U i which they have been paying taxes
.for some time. The deal involved be
3 tween $40,000 and $50,000, according
lis 1 to" the announcement, although the
U $ exact figure was not made public. A
Hf big;.portion of the property was for
Ds f meriy owned by the . Wilmington
I2 ! Granite and Brick Company and is
Da flocated north of the property, now
u fused by the company making the
f Mpurcnase. ; ine aeai was uauuicu
$j (through? James & Jame, Inc.,' as
tho other two the 'sale of the
Us (building occupied by Belk-Williams
Ds ftpt'that firm and a 14-acre tract on
Dr (the Belt Line, sold to a Philadelphia
3 . concern.
!";A big parjt of the property that
,"1" changed hands Tuesday was held by
iilr..GeoTge E. Kidder, and. the re-
, jihainder was owned by Dr. Ernest S.
Bullock and R. G. Grady, Esq.
I J 1 ; The plant of the Cement Products
I?? !jkmpany, located in the old building
'tjj, fcrmerly used by the brick company,
I will continue operations on the pres-
rut site, satisfactory arrangements
v 1 paving been made as to leasing this
! property. 1
?9i l fThe block transferred extends from
& Bladen to Harnett and from Front
ftfv Second strets. and is touched by
j. j j the -Seaboard Raiiway, providing am-
Iple facilities for development and en
I Iargement of the jcompany's opera-
P J Uons here.
jij WhilA tic
.j.J f derstood that the company antici
(pates unusual developments in the
I South shortly and that Wilmington
4 7 ihasvbeen selected . as one of the ports
ffo be used extensively by the com-
15 YaTiv. nharleston. savannan. ana
Richmond are understood to have
been; selected when pressure waajof war aims they already. have made.
brought tQ bear in behalf of this city
by the Charlotte office of the com-
ic jpany, resulting . in . the purchase of
3 j property bere wih the, idea of in
ili I eluding Wilmingtik ' in the group of
COSTS? HIM DEARLY
tf ? London, Jan. 1 iBy Mail.) TheN
, . teutonic lack of invagination hasv re
.f suited in many dead Germans and
piA saved the lives of many British sol-
British gunners are utilizing an ab
surdly simple strategem based upon
this unimaginativeness. it works
day after day and the stolid Teuton
el continues to "fall for it" literally
ft0 Jahd figuratively.
J f'Fritz can't seem to learn to keep
, rhls . head under, ground when his
I neighbor is getting strafed," said an
is I artillery officer, explaining the trick.
l$l "We take advantage . of his abundant
; curiosity and lack of imagination and
w, jSehd many of their gunners 'west.'"
y fl"This is.' the way we do it. Sev
j J jral of our batteries. . .start a lively
jj 5 bombardment of two . or . three Hun
I'r .batteries : opposite. Invariably the
1 j crews j of the nearby Hun batteries
t j I pop ;out like prairie dogs to watch
i I their pals: getting punished. Then we
H j.iaerely, slew the guns, around and
W I drop a few among the spectators and
1 always get some of them. The sur
M jj prising thing about it is that it prac-
ftically always works.
H I "Some of their gunners' stunts are
! rineiplicable. For instance, there is
u thefamous Eleven O'clock Square in
I f rirmentieres. For months Fritz shell
f ' fed -that square every day promptly at
. j XI 4 in the forenoon. Of course, he
' never got anybody, because at five
1 minutes of 11 the square was va-
I .-.-' .
" - A- i i .
- J'-Suet pudding is a good dessert for
p ; cold weather.
Have you made it? Have you consulted people who
are experienced in handling estate matters? Have you
considered the advantages a Trust Company offers in
the capacity ot executor of YOUR WILL? r-.
N Many people neglect this matter until it is too late.
5 - - -
gDeath is an uncertain quantity. So DO IT NOW.
We act as Executor, consult us freely before making
your will. ., ' ., ir
HAS UTTLE FAITH i
IN VON HEITLING
(Cont'inued. ,fiPom'Pa:e rOne).-;:( ;
merchantmen. ; They were German
coaling firms there - conducting trade
under the exactly the' same condi
tions as British firms. .
"To make such a demand, for the
first time in the fourth year of the
war is the best possible proof that
the German empire or those at pres
ent controlling it is not in a mood to
discuss reasonable terms of peace. I
regret it profoundly, but thef e is no
use in crying 'peace,' "hen. there, is
no peace. ,
"These s terms were- examined care
fully and were ; examined "with a real
desire to find something in them
which indicated the Central Powers
were prepared to come somewhere
near a basis of agreement; and I con
fess the examination of these two
speeches proved profoundly disap
pointing to those who were sincerely
anxious to find any real and genuine
desire for peace in them.
"The action of Germany with ref
erence to Russia proves that all her
declarations', about no annexations,
indemnities tor contributions have no
real meaning. No answer has been
given" with regard to Belgium which
any one can regard as satisfactory.
No answer has been given with-regard
to Poland or , the legitimate
French claim for the restoration of
her lost provinces. Not a word is
said about the men of the Italian
race and tongue now under the Aus
trian yoke. When you come to Tur
key, so far from Von Hertling or
Czernin indicating they were pre
pared to recogniie the rights of the
Arabs in Mesopotamia and Arabia,
it was a pure denial of those rights
and an indication that they were de
termined to maintain what they call
ed the integrity of Turkey.
"I should like any member of this
house to point anything in these
speeches which he could possibly
regard as proof that the Central Pow
ers are prepared to make peace on
terms he would regard as just and
easonable. I fail to find anything of
the kind and it is with the most pro
found regret that I say ' so.
"But the governments do not re
cede in the least from the statement
They still consider these as the alms
and ideals for which we are fighting
and there is every indication that the
nation as a whole is prepared to ac
cept them as a fair, just and moder
ate statement and until there is
some better proof than is supplied by
the speeches of the statesmen of the
Central Powers that they are pre
pared to consider them it will be our
regrettable duty to continue making
all preparations necessary in order to
establish international rights."
Premier Lloyd-George then turned
to the question of the Versailles con
ference and said he was not prepared
to , enlarge upon the extended duties
of that body.
He said it was giving no military
information to say that until the
present year the Allies had had a
preponderance on the Western front
and no attack which -the - Germans
could bring to bear upon the British
or French armies could not have
been dealt with in the main by the
reserve of the respective armies.
"That situation is ntirely changed"
he said. "If we had not dealt with
that situation we should have been
guilty of gross dereliction of duty." .
Contrasting previous councils with
that at Versailles, the Premier em
phasized the fact that at Versailles
the civilian and military members
were sitting together. the nrime
ministers, the commanders-in-chief,
and the chiefs of staffs of three coun
tries. The discussion was absolutely
free and there was complete unanim
ity reached. There was no division
of opinion upon any resolution ar
1 must sneak r.autiousiv." thp Pr.
mier continued, "because military,6 Leonard Whittington Sherman,
decisions are involved. Ah ! I wish;futenant' ? pmP LiJshtall, W. E.
there had been some one Tin Germany Wil?? unidentified Private Daniel
nr Austria vhriep ours wofo rUiA tn
the keyhole of the war councils of
Germany and Austria and who pub
lished their decisions in the newspa
pers. A man who had - done that
could give us information . which
would be worth. 20 army corps. I
must talk with" catuibh because it
might give information to the enemy.
ttWlCMCrON NORTf AROhlty
HCTira lP ffl-K i VrS"' -SEEK tUK VORW. IhW -
11 5 1 f ' IS v I : .'il fflf A y Aifr 1 .r. T.ommr lt-tH t ximH wy ht
II I 1 Vi H ?.M:FEEU 50RTAV -THl R5T THIS ,(l U, AVUS?AY MAT&E J
i My -' - m W - ' " ". vafearep! T oRmK : , -
I would rather that the responsibil-
ity was on other shoulders than
"To give away such information
(concerning the enlargement of the
duties of the Versailles council) is
treason beyond description and I de
cline to do it. There b no army
whose : security more depends upon
these decisions being carried out
than the British army, which is hold
ing the most important part of the
Some commotion was caused in the
House ; by the Premier's refusal to
give more details of the Versailles
In conclusion Premier Lloyd
George said that if the House : and
the country are dissatisfied with the
conduct of the war, and if they think
there is any government that can
conduct it better, it was their busi
ness to put the other government
into power. (
ARE BURIED ALONG
(Continued from Page One.) -
ley, W. Matthews, unidentified soldier,
Samuel P. Riggs, Norman C. Cruckcr,
P. A. Agrien, J. J. Byrge, Fred W. Ru
dolph, Milwaukee', Wis.; unidentified
private, Herman Rupp.
At another point In a long grave are
49 bodies. They are all in coffins and
are numbered from one to 49 in the
Unidentified "private, Jesse M. Rhol
les, Captain Leo P. Lebron, John Jen
kins, wireless operator; James -""A".
Price, Boise; two unidentified pri
vates, Claude W. Walker, Los An
geles, E. O. Peca, George W. Tom
lins, Ethan Allen White, unidentified
private, Oscar Lee Smith Winters,
Edgar E. Burns, unidentified member
of crew, George M eras,, unidentified
Private, Tula B. Thompson, Dell Wal-
. A 1 uulIU6e uiyaiiL, . uuiucuuncu Vn
vate. William O. Williams,'. Fletcher
Odell Pledger, three unidntiiied pii:
vates, W. E. Bickers, unidentified pri
vate, J. J. Buckley, J. B. Bishop, two
unidentified privates, E. Fl Young,
Gilmore Engel Percy, three unidenti
fied privates, Captain Philip V. Sher
man, unidentified- private, unidentified
member of crew, three unidentified
privates, William Arthur Moore, Oris
E. Hutchins. -
At a third place :4 4 victims are bur-,
ied in three trenches, the largest
holding 18 bodies, another 16, and a
third 10. In the first named the. bod
ies have been numbred from, one to
18 in this order:
-Harry Carpenter, two unidentified
privates, John A.' Laakko, Rocco Cal
arese, A"de McCoy, two unidentified
privates, Stanley A. Anspurger, E. A:
Houston, Stanley- L. Collins-, Joseph G.
Maxstruck, Otto. Ray Martin, Colum
bus Hill, Clare" Metzenbaumer, WJl
11am Clark Jackson, John Eichammer,
Ben Barker. ' ' . :
.Those in the next grave are num
bered from 19 to 34 as follows:
Unidentified private; Wesley W. Hy
att, Anstad Gunder, Van Smith Pe
ters, William H. Raisner, Fred N.
Unger, Frank Drahots,- John O'Roblh
son, Edgar Cullen, J. P. Wasson,' E. F.
Churchi, Henry A. Stemmer, N. B.
Short; three 'unidentified privates.
In a third grave only ten men were
buried, tagged from one to 10, as fol
lows: ' .-'
John Sloss.iRiley F. Murray, H. G.
Bates, Anthony' Elboni, Winston A.
Harsock, L. N. Collins, Claud Brad
ley, J. B. Crow, D. E. Inglehart, A. S.
Gillespie, i V
RED CROSS PREPARED
FOR ANY EPIDEMIC
- Washington j Feb. Pullman
coaches, specially, fitted - with medi
cal., and surgical equipment, chemi
cals and manned -by - a- staff of "skill
ed surgeons-and "physicians ready to
AV? WJSPNESPA Y k FlliKlsqpNrf EBRU ARY I jlK
be rushed instantly to" any military
. camp . in the United States for fight'
ing epidemics, are maintained" bjr, the
American Red Cross, it was an
These cars are stationed at strat
egic points with bacteriologists and
chemists in attendance ready for in
stant dispatch at the outbreak of a
serious epidemic arnqng ,; United
States soldiers. Eight highly-skilled
medical specialists in epidemics are
assigned to each car. . Hundreds .of
lives would be saved in case of a
dangerous epidemic by Jhese cars,
medical ' authorities believe.
A TEXAS WOMAN'S
PICTURES SAVE FOOD
Washington, Feb. lZ The niece
of Colonel House and the daughter
of a former Texas Governor, is not
the $1 a year picture woman for
Hoover's Food Administration.
She is Mrs. Ellis Allen, chief of
the photographic division of the Food
Administration. She is the author
of the appetite tempting picture of
griddle cakes, apple pies and Hoo
ver's war bread.
The photographic division of the
Food Administration gives photo
graph service to newspapers and
other publications to tempt the peo
ple to adopt the food .recipes recom
mended by the Food Administration.
We take this method of expressing
our sincere thanks to those who were
?o kind to us during the illnes and
death of our father, Mr. A. H. Croom,
assuring them that their kindness will
never be forgotten.
THE CROOM FAMILY.
For this service we use the Pos
tal Telegraph Cable; Company's
messengers. They will call for
your "ads," in the same manner
and quick time as they now cover
the city for telegrams, night letter
grams, cables, etc.
, Fcr further information as to
"ads," call 176, but for telegraph
service "Call "Postal Telegraph."
FOR SALE HORSES, WAGONS,
buggy, harness, collars, names" and
traces All very cheap. Also ; good
snaking horse. Lingo City Metal
Works. . 2;13;tf-
WHEN YOUR BOY GOES INTO THE
Trenches see that he "takes with hiro
your8, portrait. 'He will . treasure It
abdve'all tho gold on earth. Foltz
and'Kcnirix. 12-1 3-tf
WE DELIVER ALt. MAGA2INE8 ON
date of issue when so requested
Phone your rder to 745. Gordon's
Newsstand. . 10-i-li
TOLEDO SCALES NO SPRINGS.
Honest weight E. A. Shands, Jr.,
s now, representing Toledo Sotale Co,
. iu una icmiurjr. riwue ojv..
OLD -FALSE 1
Don't '-matter if broken. pay $2 to
v $15 per 3et. Also cash for old gold,
; silver,' and broken jewelry. Send
". by? parcel post and receive check by
: return mail. Will hold goods 10
days for sender's approval of my
offer.! - L. Mazer, 2007 So. 5th St.,
Phila-. Pa. 1-15-30 ti.
FOR SALE MY HORSE, WAGON,
and j surry Reason for selling put
tmgin auto .service... Can be seen
i at 416: N.- Fifth street, Dickinson,
Dyer and, Cleaner. 2-12-3U.
CUT WOOD FOR SALE HARD
wood-' and pine mixed, sawed and
split for heater; cut three months.
Half-cord $2.75: cord. 27.60. deliver
ed. 'Phone 1250-J or 481-J. 2:5:tf
FOR SALE THE TABERNACLE
Building and out buildings, near
Fourth and Castle Street. Apply
to Jos. W. Little, Chairman.. Fifth
Annual Cora Show. . 2-ll-3tl,
AUTO TIRES WHEN 1HEY NEED
repairing take them to The Fair,
2 in 1. We -will fix them so that
they are as good as new.
$5.00 PRIZE GUESS THE NUMBER
of Mazda Lamps in our window
City . Electric Co. Pythian Bldg.
206 Princess. 1-31-2 w
FOR SALE- TWO LARGE MULES.
1,200 pounds each. Reason for sell
ing will put on auto trucks. W. T.
Farris, Prop, Farris' Bakery, phone
UNREDEEMED VICTROLA' ' CABI-
inet Style, in first-class condition,
worth $100.00, Unredeemed price
$47.50. Call .at Chas. Finklesteins,
6 South Front street. Phone 642.
BUTLER WANTED- E X P E R I-
enced buttlerand chafleur wanted.
Middle .aged man preferred. . Ap
ply 207 North 5th St. City. 2-ll-3tiJ.
FATHERS BRING YOUR 80N3 FRI-
day evening 7:30 St. Andrews
Memorial Building. Father and
Son Banquet. Secure your ticket
before Wednesday. On sale Platts
108 Market St., Boyland and Han
cock. Price 25c each. 2-11-3U.
W A N X E D TO BUY CLEAN
cotton rags will pay 2 1-2 cents
per pound.. Bring or send them to
the Queen City Cycle Co. 209 Mar
ket St. 2-11-tf.
ALBERT BAKER, VIOLINIST ROYAL
Theatre, wants a few more pupils
. to learn the violin. Don't let this
opportunity go by. Begin today.
Studio 106 N. Front St., over Mun
son Co. 2-12-3U.
WHY DOES JEHOVAH PERMIT THE
Great War? The prophetic answer
is contained in "The Finished Mys
tery," a handsome 600-page volUma
just off the press 60c, delivered.
Address Box 1044, City.
MACKEREL,. MACKEREL, MACKER-
el, Mackerel, Mackerel, Mackerel,
Mackerel, Mackerel, Mackerel,
Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Fresh
, Mackerel, Rest of week. . R. C. Fer
gus, Phone 1637. 2-12-2tij,
WANTED A GOOD MAN WITH $1,000
or $1,500 capital to become a part
ner in a good business. Address
Box 92, Wilmington, N. C.
WANTED STENOGRAPHER FOR
general office work. Write to Typ
ist, Box. 73. 2-13-ti.
LOST SEVERAL DAYS AGO, LA-
dies' Lavalier and Chain. Reward
if returned to Dispatch office, ad
. dress "Lost" 2-13-ltj.
FOR RENT 112 S. EIGHTH ST;
five rooms; $9.00, water free. See
M. C. Darby & Co. v 2-13-tf.
FOR RENT m S. EIGHTH ST.
five rooms; water free. See M. C.
"Darby & Co. 2-13-tf.
WANTED AT ONCE ONE OR TWO
experienced job-press feeders. Har
riss Printing and Advertising Co.
BELLV TELEPHONE DIR ECTORY
New issue goes to press ' February
14th. Subscribers contemplating
any... changes. In their listing - yill
please notify- the manager at once.
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mm FOR WNCE
TJie War " Department
Asked for Enacs to
Washington. Feb. 13.tH
if War lie-
nartment has asked t&ii'
of Locomotive EngiheeV furnish
50 men for tank service airau.uuu en
gineers for, trsportationjpervice ' in
Francs. Warren S ' Stone. ?rand chief
of the Brotherhood, today;Aoj$ljB
railroad wage commission - fie- woma
zurnisn tne aepartment tne names oi
men available. 7.
During the Mexican trouble, Mr.
Stone said, the War Department also
asked the brpthernod for aid in ob
taining men who spoke Spanish and
were competent to. move troop trains.
He said. he furnished them the names
of more than .30. These facts were
given the -commission toVshow the pa
triotism, of the engineer, and the part
they played in a national emergency.
Never before this winter in the opin
ion of Mr, Stone .have;, the. railroads
approached the bad weather season
with so little preparation . . and with
?notive power in such "rotten" condi
'It looks as if the railroads were
OUR 21ST SERIES OF
STOCK WILL OPEN SAT
URDAY, MARCH 2ND r
Coca-Cola Grape Juice Mint Julep
Grape Fruit Ola Lemonade
Banana and Van ilia In Buckets and Cones
PAYNE DRUG CO.
Phone 520 . Fifth and Red Cross Sts.
be saying that it is too late to begin to save.
to save a part of their income ALL THE TIME.
Your account with this bank earns 4 per cent Com
THE PEOPLES SAVINGS
f Buy War Savings Stamps. A profitable, simple,
secure investment paying 4 per cent compounded, re
deemable at any time upon ten days' notice, issued in
two denominations, 25 cents and $5.00.
25 cents and $5 seem small amounts but remember
that a single strand in a cable has no strength but thous
ands of tliese sbands bound together uphold the Brook
Do your bit. j
A country " worth fighting for is worth saving
for. i '.
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, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT BONDS
i Subscribers to
LIBERTY LOAN BONDS .
will please call and make settlement for their subscr.p"
tions. ,' . .; '".i'.i
This Bank will also exchange .
' The Murclfis Bank
l"yt l1 '
tryingX to run dnwn -u .
iuu8 so as to run ulon
discredit the 8-hour law
"Asarly as October ! TSai4
to . President Wilson that SUg2
took a hand in the coal h
such trouble would h Jn atio C
happened in the last tS
Baker has decided that Ca,!
varioxx-e xn. u., now occupied k
ular divisions, will not be cW, by S
permanent training cent
oi unsuitaoiiity of thp ecais
which it is located. b UUD(1
UC1 camp was at tho -n- '-
partment yesterdav and
tvith various oifiriaio o ConrrM
arising from lack of draLC!nditi(i
camp site is knee-deep in mJ,
k.cv wxU6 tu an unusually V 8
winter and the clay soil whin?
ues me surrace and uuuer-
An extensive sewer svt..
have to be constructed' to fit It m
ot summer use. The medir.i I Caa
ment has determined, howeyer T, '
there is no danger to the health
;the troops stationed there until 01
mer comes at least. By that Ze"5
roops will have been moved ?5 5"
icamp site will bp ah.."11
ing to present plans.
in miii ri liiiHiWMiii iMarv
Progressive Building & Loan Association
Buy WarSavings 3tamps Everywhere
MANY a boy thinks he will save when he gets to be
a young man. Then he thinks he will save next
time his salary is raised. And when he is old he wiU
As a matter-off act, every person, young or old, ought
CORNER FRONT AND PRINCESS STREETS
Wilmington, N. C.