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THE WItMINGTON DISPATCH,' WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 1 3, 191 8.
FORCES RETREAT i
NEUTRALS JSEElNG F0R THEMSELVES
General Semenoff Forced
X Retire Before the Super
IS GROWING WORSE
Every Plan Proposed for Re
lief Meets Opposition.
German Prisoners Fight
ing for Bolsheviki
Harbin, Manchuria, March 13.
General Semenoff, the anti-Bolshevik
leader in Siberia, has retreated into
.Manchuria before the advance of a
superior Bolshevik force, according to
advices from the bordei. The accu
racy of the Bolshevik fire during the
i fighting is taken to indicate the co-operation
of former German prison
ers, r General Semenoff brought his dfcd
and wounded with him in his retire
xnent. Nurses and a supporting de
tachment are to leavo Harbin tonight.
General Semenoff 's munitions are
reported exhausted as well as tre
funds at his disposal.
Officials of the AlUes at Harbin
agree that the situation in Siberia is
growing worse. Every plan proposed
for the amelioration of conditions
meets with opposition or apathy, they
eay, while 50 per cent, of the railway
-workmen in Manchuria are now Bol
Bhevik in affiliation, whereas a month
ago" the percentage was insignificant.
Yesterday the workmen-ref used . to
move guns and trains to the aid of
General Semenoff and were planning
the destruction of the supply outfit.
' Loyal Cossacks, however, forced
the movement of the relief trains. Re,--liable
observers, according to reports
received by the Associated Press,
have found that thc-ic is a widespread
pro-German propaganda, with speech
making by Bolshe-ik orators, among
the workmen, with never a word of a
The American consul at Harbin has
distributed 15,000 copies of President
Wilson's speeches and a similar num
ber have been scattered by the con
sul at Vladivostok. All concerned
agree that a more effective allied
propaganda is essential.
The growth of 'Bolshevikis is j3aid
by some of the investigators to be
due in a measure to fear of the Jap
anese, with disbelief in the sincerity
of American friendt-hip as another
factor. The report that statements
r have been heard among the propa
gandists that any class of Germans
was preferable to the Japanese and
the idea appears illuscry to many
that the Bolsheviki will oppose Ger-
I man influences.
1. 0UI MAN CUTS
r THROAT OF A NEGRO
In Altercation Fatal WouncI
Was Inflicted Self De
(Special to The Dispatch.)
Mt Olive, N. C, March 13. In an
altercation this morniner fnllnwlnar
dispute concerning a ditch, Mr. John
BelL a prominent citizen of this sec
tion, cut the throat of Sam Broad
jiurst, negro. The wound resulted in
sthe negro bleeding to death. It is
understood that Mr. Bell claims that
jh'e acted "in self defense.
SHIPS NOW RELEASED
FOR 'SPANISH PORTS
Washington, March 13. Ratification
6t new Spanish-American commer
cial agreement has been followed by
action of the war trade board, au
jthorizing the immediate departure of
.seven Spanish steamers carrying cot
t ton and phosphate rock urgently de
sired oy Spanish consumers.
iue uulluu cargoes win count as
part oi uie moniny quota guaran
teed to Spam under the agreement
jaxport licenses for certain railroad
supplies specified in the .agreement
were also authorized and steps were
-taken to restore the general move-
hnent of trade under - new arrange
,ment as speedily as possible.
IsA general renewal of aDnlipatinns
for license for most commodities will
COMMITTE TIED UP
BY OVERMAN BILL
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Military attaches of countries no; yet engaged in the world war in the midst of the desolation of Flanders.
jCopyright, Underwood & Underwood.
DIRECTS WOMEN'S SER
VICE FOR BRITISH
GREATER ACTIVITY ON
THE AMERICAN SECTOR
Dame Katherine Forse directs" the
work of women in the British Navy.
She is shown in this British official
photo in her uniform as Director of
the Women's Royal Naval Service.
CREEL ASKS THAT
ADDRESSES BE GIVEN
Washington, March 13. Chairman
George Creel, of the Committee on
Public Information, sent a written
protest today to President Wilson
against the War Department's new
policy of withholding the addresses
cents on the dollar. No 50 cents on
the dollar for me, as yet, thank you,
as happened to "Senator"' Coopers
Y. M. C. A. Pledge. I do not care to in
ject any more personalities into this,
so keep offMr. Editor.
At last you seem to think you have
produced a bit of constructive legisla
tion, on the part of Mr. Cooper, in
claiming that the agitation on the
part of Mr. Cooper, for election, by
the people, of the members of the
Board of Education. If he was bo
anxious, for an election by the peopiw
why the following news item from
Copied from the Morning Star of
Februray 17, 1915:
"Two of Senator Coopers bills,
one to substitute Cuthbert Martin
for J. O. Carr on the New Han
over School Board and the other
to Tax debtors with Attorneys
percentage on forced collections,
furnished ginger and, indeed, the
sensation of the day in the Sen
ate." (Both bills failed of pas
sage.) This Educational Bill, introduced by
Mr. Cooper, bears no resemblance to
the Educational bill passed by the
Legislature in 1917.
Simply because you claim a record
for Mr. .Cooper (President of your
Company) it does not necessarily fol
low that he has a record. A man in
public life necessarily does one of
three things makes a good record, a
poor record, or no record at all.
If the President of your company
has made a GOOD record why do I
have such a hard time dragging it out
of you? I ask you again', PLEAsa
PUBLISH THE RECORD OF THINGb
A.r.nnMPTTRH'rcn hv vonr President.
Washington, March 13 Members ' M1o t,0 0nao mitt inSi
of the American and Allied special , the intelligence of the voters of this
ruiaaiuxis tu xvumama. uv ien jassy, community by asking them to Swallow
lZdJStl U:aCei.lla.?iyour medicine without letting them
Artillery Fire More Vicious
Than Any Time Since
With the American Army in France,
Tuesday, March 12. (By The Asso
ciated Press). There was greater ar
tillery activity by the Americans on
the Toul sector today than at any
time since they took possession there.
American shells have obliterated at
least five groups of gas projectors,
which had been set up by the enemy
in preparation fbr an attack. Fires
back of the German lines also were
caused and a number of explosions
The American troops on the Toul
sector again raided the German posi
tion, penetrating to ,the second line.
No prisoners were captured but a
number of the enemy were killed by
shell and rifle fire.
Along the Chemin Des Dames fcne
cvf.w of a German raider which fell
at Clamecy Monday night was made
prisoner by American soldiers. The
Germans later were turned over to
HAS LEFT JASSY
conduct from the King of Rumania
They had been held for quarantine.
CARD FROM MR. BROWN.
Editor of Dispatch:
I regret that you, Mr. Editor, have
seen fit to inject, into this discussion
of Mr. Cooper's Public Record, a bit
of my personal history. I had hoped
that personal and private affairs could
be kept out. I cannot believe that
Of soldiers in giving out casualty the Editor cares in answer rmesHrm
lists. The committee has refused to of a nersnnal nature relative tn r-i
handle the lists as now issued on the
grounds that they aie valueless to the
newspapers and the public.
President Wilson is studying the
question from all its angles, but is
expected to come to no decision un
til a full report is received from Gen
eral Pershing, who has been asked
for further information.
records of Mr. Cooper. His private af
fairs are not involved as yet, and I
have asked only questions relative to
his iocord as a. public servant, which
record is public property.
However, you have gone far afield to
drag into the discussion my connec
tion with the hardware business in
Dillon, S. C, and I will state, for the ord
know the brand.
Since you have seen fit to publish
the childish impudence of your boaru
of directors, I would inform the pu?K
lie that when. I asked your office for
the names of your directors who can
ed for an affidavit I was refused the
information, I therefore, refused to fur
nish you with any legal document,
or an affidavit to any man or set oi
men who are apparently either asham
ed or afraid to reveal their identity.
Personally, I do not believe that
there was a meeting, of the, Board or
Directors (I know two who were not
called for a meeting) and I further be
lieve that the call came from nono
other than Mr. Cooper, hiding himself
behind a board of directors, just as he
appears now, tucked away in the Ed
itorial room of The Dispatch- crying
'MY RECORD" when there is no rec-
benefit or those Interested, that the ! For the information of the public
.business failed to make money (whicn I would further state that the articles
is a crime in the eyes of some) and. I submitted to The Dispatch for pub
quit. I will say, further, that the creai- lication, relative to the candidacy of
Portsmouth, Va., March 13. Hear
ing of Stephen C. Pace, charged with
being short more than $13,000 in- his (tors of that business were paid 100 Mr. Cooper, were written by me and
this , city, which was to have been to
day has been continued by United
States Commissioner Stephenson to
Washington, March 13. Another at
tempt to get the Senate Judiciary
Committee together on the Overman
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i-olidate and co-ordinate executive de
partments failed today and the mem
bers broke up in a dead lock. Chair
aan Overman announced he would at
empt to force a vote Friday.
i Chairman Chamberlain, sponsor of
he war cabinet and munition war
ills, probably will not oppose it and
'as said today to favor giving the
V'sirlrv oven greater powers than
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Mrs. R. C. Orrell and Miss Lillie
Sears left last night for New York,
where they, will visit Mrs. Orrell's sister-in-law,
-! 4r -
Miss Margaret Bremer, who recent
ly graduated with honors in art
science from one of the large - trade
schools ot New York, has returned to
her home, No. 8 Church street.
CONCERT FOR AMERICANS BY AMERICANS UNDER
STARS AND STRIPES IN FRANCE
Char.e- Page Bryan Dead.
i Washington, March 13. Charles
?age Bryan, former ambassador to
apan and former minister to severa
ther countries, died here last night
t heart-failure. -He was 61 years old. li-
WOMEN WORrC ON RAILROADS
Savannah, Ga., March 13. Be
cause of the inability to secure
men for section gang work, the
Central of Georg'a railway yes
terday nut on a gang of 18 negro
women to serve in that capacity
They began their labors this morn
ng putting cross ties in position to
Zie used in repairing the roadbed
The women are proving excellent
laborers and the first day's "work
has been satisfactory to the man-
agement. They draw
r me same pay as uie men. There
s a white man foreman over them.
; vk w
. In their leisure moments Uhere , is no surer, methods of arousing the
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DEFENSES ON COAST
Washington, March 13. Active prep
aration for strengthening the aeriai
defenses of the Atlantic seaboar-i
were begun today by the War Depart
ment with the appointment of an army
board to select sites for aero squad
roDs and balloon companies.
Major Norman W. Peek of the Sig
nal Corps was named to head a board
to meet at Charleston, S. C, Fort
Totten, N. Y., and Boston, Mass.
Commanders of the South Atlantic,
"Middle Atlantic and North Atlantic
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the board while it is considering the
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were not inspired or suggested by Mr.
Allan Taylor, or any other person.
My word is as good as my affidavit.
Now, Mr. Editor, either publish his
record or stand on something else.
J. 8. BROWN.
THAT Y. M. C. A. MATTER.
Referring to my Y. M. C. A. sub
scription of $2,000 several years ago.
said amount was paid 100 cents on
the dollar, as have been all subscrip
tions I have ever majie to benevolent
If Mr. Brown has any regard for
the truth an apology would seem in
W. B. COOPER.
STICK TO FACTS.
(The inference of Mr. Brown that
the reason he did not furnish the af
fidavit called for by our board of direc
tors was because he was not given
the names of the directors, is mislead
ing. Mr. Brown knows this is not
true. This writer called his atten
tion to the matter this morning and
gave him an opportunity to make cor
rection and, although he admitted
that that was not the reason, he did
not make the affidavit he finally de
cided to let the communication stana
as written. Mr. Brown made the pos
tive statement over the telephone,
the day the letter was sent to him
asking for the affidavit, that he would
not sign an affidavit. Later on in the
conversation, he did ask the names oi
the board of directors, which infor
mation was not given to him for the
reason, as explained, that it was not
material to the matter under consider
ation. He was told that if he answet
ed the communication and raised a
point in that communication which
made it necessary to furnish him the
names of the directors these would
be given, otherwise they would not.
Philadelphia, March 13 --Although
the Philadelphia National League
baseball team is scheduled to leave
for its training camp it St. Peters
burg, Fla., on Friday, .seven players
have refused to sign '.heir contracts.
They are: Outfielders : Whitted, Wil
liams and Fitzgerald; Infielders Nie
hoff and Stock; Catcher Dillhoefer
and Chief Bender, the Indian pitcher.
Nothing has been heard from Gab
by Cravath, but he usualy is late with
his contract and seldom, signs until
he reaches the training camp.
Washington, March" 13. Consolida
tion of eight railway tciket offices in
to one union office in Atlanta was or
dered today by Director General Mc
Adoo. The Union office will be at
Numbers 74 and 80 Peachtree street.
I notice Mr. MacMillan's political ad
vertisement in a local paper asking: tne
voters to support him for the office of
State Senator on a platform of "Good
This is a very commendable platform
bnt I was wondering if Mr. MacMIllan
had not inadvertently gotten the wrous
platform and I felt that he would Hfce
to have the voters call his attention to
the matter and upon reflection, ' no
doubt, he will change his platform.
I mention this on account of Mr. Mac
Millan's attitude towards Federal Point
township and feel that the voters of this
township, as well as thousands of others,
will question Mr. MacMillan's undivided
allegiance to the platform of "good roads."
His persistent opposition to repair and
lmprvoe the Federal Point township and
improve the Federal Point towaship ana
Carolina Beach road, while a member of
the Board of County Commissioners, rs h
matter of fact and record. "Why? va
it because the fisher folk and farmers In
the Federal Point section, who make their
living by the sweat of their brow, bad no
standing in court and did not count?
Mr. MacMillan's opposition to the Caro
lina Beach road in the face of the cries
of the school children is astonishing to say
Personally, Mr. MacMIllan seems to t
a very fine gentleman but we need a man
in the senate who can represent all of the
people and who is not beholding to a
small crowd of special Interest who brought
him into the race at tk last moment at
a secret meeting and I take It that those
at the secret meeting have a special axe
to grind and I was wondering after they
got through grinding the axe If there
would be much left of the people's grlnu-
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