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'VOL. XXIV. No. 63
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA. TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1918.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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First Unassisted Maid
ach State's Quota to Be Bas-
d on Number m Class
Probably 800,000 Men Will
Be in the Draft, But They
Will Be Called in Small In
ly needed in the production of this
"This is not,, however, the only ex
pedient thatNis to be adopted to con
gerve the supply of fehor appurtenant
to agriculture-, and. & mobilize all
means for increasing? the harvest for
the agriculture seasdh of 1918.
'There is now , pending before Con
STILL IN ARGENTINA
"b now .jienamg Deiore uon- r f . a
gress-a bill authorizing the Secretary ! ormer Uerman Minister Ac
cused of Not Wanting
to go Home
Washington, March rrovos
jlirshal General Crowder today made
lie first official announcement of the
fine of the second draft. It will be
ordered as soon as Congress amends
tie law to compute the basis of ap
jortionmpnt among the States on tae
number of registrants . in class one,
toiead of population. For purposes of
computation, 800,000 men will be con
jured also composing the secoM
draft, although no such number will
be called to the colors at any. pm
Men in deferred classification, the
froTost marshal general announced,
ould be called in small numbers as
rell as men in class one for the pur
wse of utilizing special technical
mlificauons or senaing mem v
fcliboli. to acquire such qualifications.
The firovost marshal general mases
Indefinite statement, however, that
there will be no sudden withdrawal of
great numbers of men from industry
tad agriculture during -the coming
hummer, but that they will be drawn
relatively small groups, spread
fimghout the year. To give the ex-
I act numbers, he says, would be to
ftp the enemy military information.
while General Crowder. sets no
time in his statement, it has been
stated previously that supplies and
equipment for the men of the secona
draft, vould become available fn
April, and as action on the desired leg
islation is expected before that time,
the first calls are exptcted soon afXei-
"The next national quota -will be
innounced and apportioned among the
K?eral States as soon as pending leys-;
Nation authorizing a change in taw'
Of comnutatlnn is enacted bv
Congress," says the Provost Marshal
wneral's statement. The number
'hat will be assumed as a basis tor
Mutation will be 800,000, which is
?H within the authorization of clause
5ur of section one ofthe Selective
'Nice Art nf a sopnnH 4nrTri ATlt of
.000 men, increased by the recruit
talnlns: units fmthnrizftd hv clauae
of section on and hv thp SDMtai
Jld technical tronns authorized bv
section two of said Act. . It cannot
J01rbe announced what the total nuxi.-
"er to be called to the colors eacn
jonth will be, but it may be stated
Jh no more men will be called than
a be properly accommodated ana
There are difficulties confrontmg
"e nation in the supply of labor ap
Jtenant to agriculture. Class on,
which new levies arts to be with
tv.11, contain many more men
""a aro at j. j
It 'Wniltrl ha Q m. .mant ati rti.i'
'ancu inaiscnminateiy wim-
. cUltUre. Th cr-afn-s t,
H . j directed to fil ltheir quotas m
u or 1.' 1 lli. a
ui naDuity or men m cias3
8 aetermined by tne national
us. except that wherft it rs
n that a registrant i ?nmn1ptelv
h I??!?U0U8ly engaged in the plant-
"is pan u reaPmg oi a crop,
tr 11 10 colors shall be deferred
lon f the quota of his boaru
feged as he continnes to be so eii-
"hpriQt- . . . .
M, .u.c-i any rfie-istrnTir wnnn
"U fn tVi. i '
Haion . c?lors has been deferred by
V , his engagement in agricui-
4s fB. snown to have been idle on
ivP 1 ,a0n which he Is engaged or vo
sas u wilu me aeierment. tnai
Mil fn fD .accprded him, the boaras
rce -f inauct nim into mllitaiy
IHt-hcA . his order numoer has een
a in tha rv, i.J mi.. J .
this "wauume, me cueci
's expedient i to grant fur-
H to th service prior to actual
wjufB to ine men so greav
of War to grant furloughs, with or
without pay, to men. in the army to
enable them to engage in industrial
and agricultural cir-suits. These i'ur-
IrnoTic, wtll K --in;.j . .2.1
:r..r.1 XT Buenos Aires, March 12.-Reports
I individual case in which thov n ri i were current nere today tnat uount
find when the. military- situation is j von Luxburg, former German minister
such that they canlbe granted with- j to Argentine had fled. It was said he
tub ui great aisrupuou ana aisorgaa
iaiion of the arm or ol any parties
lar disorganization or the army.
' As to further jn?r
It Latest Ar-
had been missing for several day&
from the house in the suburb of Lo-
to protect as-; mas de Lamora where he was sup-
Li culture, a new icfcu'ation has baen! posed to have been under, strict suv
r iomulgated authcrUiing agricult j u.l veillance d that last night, he, the
s'udents in their sentoi year in 'ianli. .
pi&nt colleges to enlist in the enlisted iformer German naval attache and a
ie&erve corps 61 tire quartermarc's arse group of other Germans passed
department provided their class stai-j Puenta "Inca, ln the Andes, on the
i"g is such as to Piace them in te InteraaUonal train for Chile After
upper-third of tussr class. By x.cin ' . . - xl A. , iU .
meonMt will be possible to defer ihul80 investigation of these reports the
dait call of such young men in orJ r, foreign office sam tney were untm.
t friable 'them
prottel theffl in suc services ad under sntard The foreim office states
!i,ay seem that thej should' perform; the reports were due to a mistake as
t tMri.itil nf V. iinll , ... J. ... ..
to xne laenuty or tne uermans Been
on the International traia. The Brit
ish government havinar declined to
very comprehensive study in jri issue a safe conduct for a German phy
tr discover hny mam$ .that may Le j sician to acC0mpany Count von Lux
taken to protect and augment the la-; burg on his voyage home the foreign
boi supply - appurtenant to mdu v.ry offIce , endeavoring to make arrange-
ovtrl aoTioniriim txti n ni-M T"Af1nniTi2r ... .....
"uu v. mentK tn nave a neutral nnvsician eo
in the best Interests of the nation.
-'ILe whole industrial and agricul
tural situation is being subjected to
the prompt and orderly progress of
our military plans. It is confidently
believed that great progress can be
made along this line and that more
effective- measure than any yet de
vised can be put into operation to
attain the desired' end,
"It must be emphasized that this
is a war of mechanics.; The need of
the several armpd f ol ces for men
highly, skilled ffftechn:cal and me
chanical pursuits is greater than In
any former war. Yet this need for
specially skilled men finds the nation
under a necessity for increasing its
production in. almost every line of in
dustry. Withdrawals of men from in
dustry must be made and these with
drawals must take men who might
otherwise he deferred on account of
their special qualifications and skill.
The necessary number of such skilled
men will be , obtained In one of three
"First, men already in the military
service who have such special sfciH
will be taJten f rohT the Une regiments
and assigned to the staff organiza
tions and departments where their
skill is needed. Second, men classi
fied by the selection boards, even
though they may have been placed in
a deferred classiflficaUon, will be
withdrawn with great cure and partic
ularity from the industries of the na
tion for special sevice of staff cor
respondents. . Thirl, men of draft age
with certain educational qualification
will be inducted to the service and
sent to" universities, colleges and
technical and secondary schools, to be
instructed in technical arts until they
have acquired such proficiency as will
justify their assiinmont to the spe
cial units that.-are;' Demg orgamzea in
"In accordance with this plan, tV
provost marshal general has already
called upon thetates ior some 10,000
skilled artisansihd vvill shortly call
upon the States" fo 10.000 young
men, graduates of grammar schools,
who will be sent before the first of
April to various technical and other
-schools throughout the United States
for a two months, couisc of training.
Regularly thereafter an increasing
stream of selected men will be sent
through educational End other train-.
ing institutions for this purpose.
"To sum 'up, it may be said th$.t
there" will be no sudden, withdrawal
of great numbers' of men from the!
ranks of industry and agriculture dur-.
ing the coming summer, but that!
men will be drawn In relatively small
groups throughout the year in such a
way as to create the least possible
interference with; jtagustry: and agri
culture. Men In deferred classes as
well as men v in class , one will be se
lected, in smjill numbers either on ac-,
count of their speeial technical quali
fications or for the pui pose of sending
them to scbfools-w4iere they will be
givenoa- opportunity, to acquire smcb,
QuaUficiiiori." - -r '
According to Buenos Aires dis
patches on Sunday, Count von Lux
burg had been granted a safe con
duct by the British, government to
sail for Sweden and was expected
to depart shortly on the steamer
Count von Luxburg was handed his
passports by the Argentine govern
ment last September .after the dis
closure of his objectionable activi
ties in connection with the subma
rine warfare as it affected Argentine
shipping notably his message sug
gesting that Argentine steamers
might be "sunk without trace." n
October he was ptaced in a German
detention camp on the island of Mar
tin Garcia, but later was taken to
the German hospital at Buenos Aires,
whWe he has been under treatment
because of his reported unbalanced
According to the accounts from Ar
gentine, there nevi has been appar
ent a strong desire on the part of the
Cotfnt to leave South America, and he
has been openly accuoCd in the Ar
gentine capital of trying to avoid re
turning to Berlin Ly causing his con
dition to be represented as more se
rious than it actually was.
Can't Be Located.
Santiago, Chile, March 12. Rumors
are current here that County von Lux
burg, the former German minister to
Argentina, has arrived in this city.'
None of the newspaper correspon
dents: has been able to ascertain as
yet whether the rumors have basis In
Absolutely failing to pomply with our request that he fur
nish us with an affidavit that Mr. J! Allan Taylor did not write,
inspire or suggest, nor did any one other than himself write,
inspire or suggest the two previous articles that he submitted
to us for publication relative to the candidacy of Mr. W. B.
Cooper for the State Senate, Mr. I. S. Brown, has todav Sftnt
to us a third communication,' very much longer than either of j
tne two previous ones, and contains nothing at all that is ma
terial to the campaign. Besides, practically everything that
he has brought out in this communication ("barrine some un
called for and unjustified personalities) has already been cov-!n A
ered. In this communication he makes the statement that he ! ?T y A
will not furnish the affidavit asked of him. That alone should
dispose of Mr. Brown so far as this paper is concerned. We
prefer to deal direct.
The Wilmington Dispatch is first of all a newspaper and
it has been the constant aim and desire of the present manage
ment to make of it a first-class newspaper in every respect.
From the comments we have heard, both in Wilmington and
outside, we believe we have succeeded in a very large degree.
We have trebled the circulation and our advertising has been
built up. The paper is read in most of homes in Eastern Caro
lina and delivered to them the day it is published-
But we are digressing. What we started out to say was
that The - .Wilmington? Dispatch isr a newspaperT-andaiot- the
organ of any maivor set of rnen We have our opinions and
ccept the Plane
Thrown Down for Non-
(Special to Tbe Dispatch.)
Raleigh, N. C, Ma'cl- 12. Eastern
North Carolina RepUDlican clubs and
the State Republican Executive Com
mittee, in a meeting here today, de
plored the Demociatic State commit
tee's failure to
A Number of Enemy ' Kilfef
and Wbunded, 11 Ameri
MANY GERMANS HAD
FLED FROM TRENCHES
In Hand-to-Hanc! Eighting, trieKir
h Raiders Made Short. WprfIf ;
of Opposition rWent Be-t.
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convictions. The paper U conducted by -newspaper niehX They
ax to - nect themseiv ? and that jt had been assured by the run it along lines. that:a neWfp3per C'JHt-tO ruOH.X AC
-In sud services ad-U hinder euard The foreim office states r , ' - r rT . . J V ,.rw
or men that we seeht to advocate. It one or them happens to
be a member orlihe paper's official family all right and good.
It certainly- is no'crime to be connected with a good paper like
The Dispatchi rior is it a crime to run for office. It is the
paper's prerogative -to support whom it pleases for any office;
this has always been the policy of The Dispatch and will con
tinue to be as long as it is in the hands of the present manage
ment. Any person has a right to take issue with us and, like
most all other papers, we will allow a reasonable amount of
space free for a discussion of fundamentals. But to allow a dis
interested person to use column after column of our good space
in the interest of a candidate who is opposed to the man we ad
vocate, free of charge; while this same person, or some of his
close friends, use the advertising columns of another paper to
get the "message over is, we think, asking too much.
And right here, we would like to correct a popular fallacy.
A newspaper does not nave to use all communications tender
ed it whether signed or unsigned; nor does it have to use all
the advertising that is tendered. If the matter is objectionable,
either as reading matter or advertising, it can be rejected.
There is a pretty general belief in Wilmington that a news
paper has to accept an advertisement whether it wants to or
95,000 MEN CALLED.
Washington, March 12. A move
ment of 95,000 drafted men, to be
gin on March 29 and continue for
ive tdays, was ordered today by
Provost Marshal General Crowder.
.-The order calls troops from every
State in the Union with the excep
tion of Iowa and Minnesota. It in
.cludes men remaining " from the
first draft and those liable to call
in the second.
Just how mar-." men of the sec
ond draft are affected by the order
"was not stated at General Crow
der's office. It & understood that
the movement will virtually com
plete the first draft, an that it is
part of the announced plan to call
registrants in small groups as fast
as they can be accommodated.
The apportionment for Southern
Arkansas 1,511, Alabama 2,634,
Florida 2,506, Georgia 5,925, Ken
tucky 1,651, Louisiana 3,573, Mis
sissippi 2,220, North Carolina 5,174,
South Carolina " 343, Tennessee
2,753, Texas 3,943, and Virginia
2,178. - - "v'-"':
"American troopsafe'&in" have raided :
endorse Governor successfully German- position. This-
Bickett's non-partisan proposals, and time the raid was made on the sector
gladly accepted the glove thus re- northwest of Toul where the Ameri-
eT thi? d! - , , 1 cans hold a line- Also they made' .:
The State committee selects! ; , - - .
Greensboro for the convention city. ffort aIone and Penetrated the.;
but late in the afternoon had been un-, German front lines for c00 yards tyithr;r
able to fix certainly the ninth, te ith out help from ther Hench ..brothers
or eieventn or May. iauonai comma-f jn ijfcg . . . . ' UVv"?
teeman J.?MMorebe4d-declares UJeT ' i-,"TT5,fT'
Bickett auggesUonrnieie' tamouna. '"r '?-2aT?i:?c::? -9
declaring It came from higher. up.,Tbe , 4f , mi&utes $:-'.bohindv ra ; barr; : . I
material - an4";fnfdnuaiiot- " itc: :
.U ill, in
START Of AIRPLANE
the Germans," ' aduaiciUly i expectlnv-
3JCJV. y ls I CAJ j There were some Miand -to-hand : fight-
; ing, however .with Germans who. had
Washington, March 12. The start! been left in the du&outs and a nuta:
of the airplane mail service between her of these were killed and , wounded.
New York, Philadelphia and Washing-: Tne Americans returned without the- ;'
ton, will be delayed probably as latel I0SS or a man' nav-iig spent it mm-
as May 15 because landing fields at!utes witnin tne enemy unes.
Philadelphia and New York have not! Raid Was Highly Successful,
b&en found. The service was to have
been begun April 15.
With the Anifrican Army fir
France, Monday, Maich "11. An'
i American raiding party entered the
(German trenches along the Toul . sec-;
PAI MFTTn WN ATHDQ artillery bombardment of 45 mlti-y
f" OEdiyAlKJI:D ntes and brought l3ck much material'.
. j an(j. information but captured no prls-
Washington, March 12. Senators oners. .-ir-w'aV 'the-"lM5t"aidly, -thev!
Tillman and Smith.of South Carolina, Americans 'without the" aid of the,
today were presented by Mrs. Helen t French. ; 'Vt
Gardiner, vice president of the Na-! The raid , was highly successful s
tional American Woman's Suffrage As ! the enemy withdrew many men from:
sociation, with- a petition bearing the ! the front line when the bombardment"
signatures of several hundred stu- indicated that a raid might follow
dents and members of the Winthrop
College faculty of that State, and urg
ing their support of the Woman's Suf
frage Federal amendment.
TO BE TAKEN OVER
BIG 'WESTERN DRIVE
IS NOT FAR DISTANT
German Raids Are Becoming
' More Numerous and Con
ENEMY EFFORTS HAVE
MET WITH REPULSE
French have checked-strong Germaja
Whether to ratify the German peace
terms is the question before the All
Russian Congress of Soviets which
meets in Moscow today. Press dis
patches from Peti'ograd in the past
Washington, March 12. Govern
ment control probab'y will be extend
ed shortly to lead;ng express com
panies, it was officially intimated, to
day at the railroad administration.
The companies that would be affected
are the Adams, American, Wells-Far-go,
Southern, Great. Northern, North
an, Canadian and Western.
The raiders reported . .that American. "
gunfire had created djCStrficton In ;thr
German positions and had torn gaps ; :
in the enemy barbed wine entangle-;
ments. The German batteries came ?
into action, but accomplished nothing
toward disturbing the progress' of thef '
raid. - - - : ., .
The Americans entered the enemy '
trenches behind ono side of -a "box;
barrage, which moved forward .In1
front of them. They found numerous
.. . f
tne nana to nana i.f,nung wmcn ioj-j r
lowed a number of the enemy wer -j
killed and wbundei and left in th
trenches. . - '
Going far " beyond their objective,'
the. raiders penetratea . the German
line 300 yards. A fe ' fights derel
Qped on the way, but .the Germans
were driven off. ' " " .
The Americans failed to find most
of the Germans, wco.cad. been with-
German Artillery Activity is
Growing in IntensityRus
sian Congress and German
Reichstag Meet Today
The American troops have partici
pated in their first raid without
French assistance, penetrating the j Some support is given recent rumors
German lines a distance of 300 yarZs, that many of the Bolsheviki were
northwest of Toul.
Elsewhere On the Western front the
German raids are becoming more nu
merous and stronger. Heavy bom-
CoUcVinrir "M r Afn -r 1 t xt I ilnwn linrrioHIir fr.im' ITia f rmf lln. 1
few Havs have t.fuc.hed but. liehtlvi, , r. . . : . 1
- ----- j ieorora, 4& years ot age, a prominent ' aimougn iney earcnea ior i-nera. ..v.
on the probable decis on the Con-, merchant and buai Jess man of Coolee . - inthe hand-to-hand fighting th
gress .will take. If k is still con-, mee committed suicioe near that 1 Americans used - their . automation pli-
1"!1L night by drowning himself tols and , rifles. -. D.uing the raid, the
siesa vmua.u y, .ii &J o w in a mJn Lodord tied a weight ! American machine guns piacea. a
around his neck and jumped into the I barrage in the enemy back areas 19
water. He left a note at his office
President Wilson, in a message to
the Russian people, to be i3fr teUliii where Ms body iiould be found
; American sympathy and American thig mornin also left let.
j support in restorlfiK complete over-jters addresse4 to his wife and broth.
cratic Russia. The Fresident doesf
not attempt to sway me juagment 01
the Congress with regard to peace.
bardments now precede attempts tojvik commander in chief,
penetrat-e the Entente positions, but
prepared to refuse the German terms
by the resignations licm the Lenine
government of Foreign Minister Trot-
zky and Ensign Kiy'euko, the Bolshe-
CUBA BORROWS TO
order to prevent a counter attack. ; ;
The Americans fought so fast- nfl '7
did their work go guU-kly that . the H
medical men who accompanied -jthei4
had little to do. Every, Ajnerlcia
who left the front llnb returned.,' - ,V
On their way back the' America 'j'
encountered a. German listening post,
which fired at thom. In. less tixne
than it flakes to tell it the. Germ av -
PREPARE FOR WAR! e post were s'lenced. . t,
I The Americans reached their owe ,
r . . . . j lines without a G et man shell harlnr, -
Washington, March 12. Another o-p.,, ihim fnr ff
ally oecaine a borrower irom tne ; go u German b&
Today also has ben set for the j extended a credit of $15,000 000 ; t mto action Th3 Americans weev
Lrr nf r- r?,Dfo to the Cuban government to assist it ;4ni.Mo iha onpmv n.,oa nr ie min,,t-?:
the enemy has not attacked in great! nt th nat-mar. Wfl?M,afo!
fnma oitTtAiitrii stn An jrf&firimAnt nf hati! .. . . . j .. ..- un var nrenarations. At the
force, although an engagement of bat
tie proportions probablj is not far
In the Ypres sector, in Flanders
and around Artuentteres between
Ypres and Arras, the Germans have
in Berlin to vote on the ratification
of the treaty with Russia,
j time Great Britain was given another
; credit of $200,000,000. Both loans
Sixty German airplanes descended j were made at the new interest rate
on Paris Monday night and dropped of 5 per cent.
boiirbr. One of the raiders wrasj
carried out strong local efforts. At i brought down in iaies by the de
all points the British repulsed the en
emy with loss. German artillery also
has been busy at various points along
the front between Ypres and St. Quen
tin. In Champagne, northwest " of
Verdun, and north of St. Mihiel, the
fenders and its crew capturoa. Tlx,
raid lasted nearly Jhreo hours. A num
ber of buildings were destroyed or
set on fire. The population of the
French capital su jtained , casualties,
but final -reports, are lacking.
Peterson's Case Next Monday.
(Special to The Dispatch.)
Raleigh, March 12. Solicitor Nor
ris announced this afternoon that the
trial of Major George Peterson, charg
ed with embezzlement, will be set for
Monday, March 18.
BRITISH HEAVY GUNS
Berlin, March 12. (Via London);
Cambrai haa been bombarded by 'Ion?
range Biitish guns,, according to :fc
day'js amy headquarters report:, Seyv
eral. hsots from British artillery of the
heaviest calibre fell in ' the town,) th
statement reports, . :