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VOL. XXIV. NO. 169.
Young Men, Just 21, Take a
Chance in Draft Lottery
SUMMONING TO COLORS
Members of Committee Wh
Mar. Rli'nrlfnM! 5
WILL CALL BY" DECEM;!
Secretary Baker Had Hono
Take First Number and
ter Attaches of Crowde
Office Completed the Work
Washington, June 27. America's
class of 1918 stood at attention today
as the numbers assigned to each
young man attaining bis majority in
the year ending last June were drawn
in the national draft lottery. Historio
events of a little less than a year ago
were repeated as from a large glass
bowl in a committee room of the sen
ate office building were drawn the
numbers representing 744,500 youths,
the majority of whom within a few
months will be enrolled in the forces
fighting for democracy and against
Secretary Baker, members of the
senate and house military commit
tees and other high goTernment offi
cials witnessed the drawing by blind
folded men of the little capsules from
the bowl, each of the capsules con
taining a "master number" to be ap
plied in the 4,500 registration districts
of the country, according to the regis
tration districts of the county, accord
ing to the registration.
The setting for the lottery was a
replica of that of July SO, last, when
the drawing of 10,500 numbers deter
mined the liability for service of ap
proximately 10,000,000 men. In the
s country at large there was little o
the excitement that attended the first
drawing. A year jofcmw. had served
to calm the erican-jeeoole-4Eit
'.rSck of excitement, however, was
i'larpplv rpoas1onfl "hyr fh fa.rt that trv-
day's drawingwas fraught with only
slight insignificance, "owing to the
Questionnaire method oflassification.
Today's drawing was to determine
only the relative summoning to the
colors of the registrants as finally
classified by the local boards under the
questionnaire year. All of the youths
whose numbers were drawn today will
be assigned to the various five classes
on the basis of information furnished
in the questionnaires now being mail
ed out. The new registrants will be
placed at the foot of the list in each
class in their respective districts in
the order in which thejr numbers are
drawn today. In that respect only
will today's drawing affect the regis-
Statements made recently by Pro
vost Marshal General Crowd er and
Secretary Baker indicate that v all of
the new registrants placed in class one
will be called before the end of the
year. Acordingly, not more than a
few months will elapse at the most be
twen the calling of men in class one
whose numbers are among' those-
' drawn first and those who wish num
bers are among the last to be taken
fro the bowl.
The first numbers to be drawn
were taken from the bowl shortly af
ter 9:30 by Secretary Baker. Later
attaches of the office of Provost Mar
Bhal General Crowder wer blind-fold-
, ' i ... . . . v m Al
t'- ana wnnarew tne capsules irom me
i bowl. As the numbers were drawn,
they were anounced and written on a
!arge black board. When the black
board was filled, It was removed to be
Photographed and another substituted.
This operation was repeated during
the more than three hours required
for the drawing.
In comparison with 10,500 numbers
required to be drawn a year ago, only
1.200 numbers were drawn today. The
strict having the largest number of
aen to register June 6 reported some
what less than 1,000 egistrants. To
Provide for late registrations and
emergencies it was decided to draw
1.200 numbers. In the larger number
01 the districts, however, only the low
er numbers will apply.
Official lists of the numbers as
drawn based on the photographs taken
f the blackboards will be sent within
8 ew days to all local boards to be
Used in placing the men when the
questionnaires have been returned.
The "master numbers" drawn today
jPPly to the numbers' on the registra
tor cards of the registrants. In the
drawing of a year ago serial numbers
ere asisgned, but this was deemed
necessary in the present drawing
cause of the fewer registrants and
the less importance attached to the
order in wh'ch the numbers were
Now Control Irkutsk.
Harbin, Manchuria, June 25 (Tues-
ty-- Austro-German war prisoners
re in complete control of Irkutsk, on
p trans-Siberian railway, according
reports heceived here from that
h prisoners are commanded
y Austro-German officers. '
GLASS BOWL TODAY
Numbers Drawn For Service
Washington, June 27. The first number drawn from the bowl was 246.
Number 1 is 246, 479, 469, 492, 154, 529, 35, 580, 10.
No. 10 is 599, 29, 210, 44, 305, 259, 410, 298, 361, 17.
No. 20 is 328, 370, 74, 618, 136, 3222, 145, 470, 482, 207.
No. 30 is 377, 617, 447, 555, 22 , 57, 76, 330, 507r 268.
No. 40 is 78, 122, 279, 557, 516, 87, 252, 209, 177, 199.
No. 50 ite 269, 4, 306, 320, 239, 130, 500, 229, 397, 465.
No. 60 is 319, 70, 575, 108, 357, 414, 579, 589, 466, 719.
No. 70 is 308, 302, 401, 28, 891, 89, 454, 151, 691, 90.
No. 80 is 294, 522, 65, 411, 519, 125, 365, 276, 45, 72.
No. 90 is 570, 135, 275, 212; 396, 61, 596, 234, 91.
No. 100 is 405, 51, 348, 244, 63, 2 7r P3, 335. 41.
No. 110 is 317, 446, 274, 84, 367, C 37, 32, 66, 16, 299.
rjo. 120 is 203, 218, 548, 315, 574, 1 . ., tit, 5o0, 427.
No. 130 is 238, 147, 622, 419, 55, 33, 56, 285, 535, 639.
No. 140 is 102, 429, 48, 549, 206, 13, 254, 477, 353, 3.
No. 150 is 342, 321, 64, 168, 567, 372, 198, 442, 137, 545.
No. 160 is 626, 297, 267, 193, 155, 543, 216, 240, 158, 518.
No. 170 is 638, 270, 552, 11, 69,241, 464, 385, 35, 644.
No. 180, is 113, 630, 513, 398, 62, 303, 337, 18, 143, 462.
No. 190 is 440, 22$, 620, 521, 200, 404, 54, 594, 603, 501.
No. 200 is 81, 649, 338, 173, 414, 489, 189, 604, 266, 443.
No. 210 is 643, 481, 278, 581, 184, 438, 344, 636, 264, 88.
No. 220 is 188, 537, 607, 578, 434, 1 92, 450, 245, 418, 224.
No. 230 is 493, 114, 257, 39, 346, 648, 30, 498, 119, 280.
No. 240 is 296, 352, 187, 512, 160, 98, 362, 360, 632, 49.
No. 250 is 546, 432, 547, 25, 452, 480, 288, 316, 253, 540.
No. 260 is 58,fl 277, 12, 435, 34, 616, 349, 448, 33, 504.
No. 270 is 554, 453, 228, 293, 149, 590, 420, 430, 367, 584.
No. 280 is 112, 510, 423, 2, 588, 247,202, 95, 412 661.
No. 290 is 77, 46, 309, 287, 263, 243, 227, 8, 107, 608.
No. 300 is 392, 553, 93, 426, 99, 402, 628, 190, 131, 123.
' No. 310 is 631,' 186, 347, 300, 629, 451, 431, 204, 503, 587.
No. 320 is 120, 615, 194, 150, 94, 148, 260577, 265, 156;
No. 330 is 407, 67, 289, 40, 182, 38, 564, 333, 624, 605.
No. 340 is 647, 232, 633, 351, 621, 559, 517, 284, 565, 7.
No. 350. its 27, 474, 541, 251, 640, 415, 163, 176, 576, 258, 233.
No. 360 is 558, 262, 179 1, 52, 6, 312, 381, 456, 40&J.
No. 370 is 219, 24, 597, 14, 595, 165,602, 610, 471, iZfa.
. No. 380 fa 266, 416, 520, 572, 436, 71, 208, 178, 386, 33r
. No. 390 Is 612, 19, 459, 230, 196, 494, 318, 185, 562, 383. ..
No. 400 is 439, 635, 339, 59, 505, 531, 506, 37, 487, 364."
No. 410 Is 36, 68; 534, 295," 85,95, 417, 592, 428, 329. e
No. 420 Ja 172, 161, 356, 83, 5 6, 387, 472, 623, 313, 44.
No. 430:1s 478, 116,. 514, 138, 92,3, Wf-s'
4ettN22, i32,;586y 14$ 222, 46128, 217, 371, 495. r N
No. 450 is 53, 455, 197, 103, 9, 511, 485,-5, 625) 369.
.No. 460 is 141, 26, 110 211, 539, 400, 104, 542, 157, 31.
No, 470 is 642, 627, 96, 272, 124, 524, 490, 314, 593, 256.
No. 480 is 53, 43, 142, 538, 391, 106, 374, 359, 248 134.
No. 490 is 358, 340, 80, 532,509, 508, 201, 127, 101, 475.
No. 500 is 159, 380, 483, 170, 582, 144, 23, 350, 473, 573. ,
No. 510 is 614, 250, 388, 569, .22, 437, 646, 585, 214, 457
No. 520 is 21, 460, 180, 394, 286, 75, 282, 563, 50, 484. '
No. 530 Ps 324, 47,. 126, 86, 60, 129, 273, 323, 395, 205. ,
No. 540 is 375, 183, 528, 73, 536, 318, 421, 167, 169.
No. 550 is 307, 284, 461, 515, 111, 175, 491, 458, 523,'146.
No. 560 is 331, 20, 601, 551, 600, 556, 327, 334, 220, 255."
No. 570 is 242, 591, 560, 100, 486, 115, 399, 291, 403, 326.
No. 580 is 634, 650, 409, 441, 496, 611, 583, 354, 376, 109.
No. 590 is. 249, 281, 261, 215, 5, 290, 363, 463, 283, 166.
No. 600, is 117, 571, 139, 310, 609, 133, 105, 42, 213, 176.'
No. 610 Is 393, 235, 550, 683, 476, 526, 174, 525, 341, 499. "
No. 520 is 373, 606, 598, 345, 390, 408, 544, 425, 502, 641.
No. 630 is 121, 444, 221, 162, 132, 488, 449, 413, 118, 271.
No. 640 is 325, 97, 332, 236, 645, 379, 389, 619, 171, 468.
No. 650 is 301 527, 568, 152, 653, 225.
CUMAX OF SUFFRAGE
FIGHT IN CONGRESS
Foees For and Against Clash
Washington, June 27. Woman suf
fragists and anti-suffragists lined up
in the senate today for the climax cf
the many years fight for the submis
sion of a woman suffage constitutional
amendment to the states.
Under the spectacular picture which
the senate chamber presented, power
ful currents which could sway the
decision one way or the other , were
in motion and it appeared that the
vote would be very close.
Jhe suffragists expressed confidence
of getting more than the necessary
two-thirds; the anti-suffragists appear
ed equally confident it could not be
President Wilson long ago had given
his support to the amendment, and
the suffragists claimed today that
everything possible was being done to
bring faltering senators into line.
The usual speech making'sttfrted off
the consideration of the amendment,
but there was a bar to final action in
sight in the parliamentary status of
the army bill. Under ordinary proce
dure the army bill would take the
right of way at 2 p, ,m., but the suf
fragists hoped they could, not get it
iaid aside and go on to a vote on their
amendment, which already has passed
the, house. . r .
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 27, 1918.
Solicitor Was Given Half of
Money He Received For
Her, It Is Said
New York, June 27. Mrs. William
Story's, published statement attributing
her indictment here yesterday for al
leged illegal war charity activities to
the animus of a prejudiced faction ot
'the Daughters of the American Revolu
tion, was answered today by her pros
ecutor, who declared the investigation
resulting in the Indictment was re
quested by Washington offlcflll last
Mrs. Story and her sons, Allen and
Sterling, are accused of connection
with an alleged fraudulent division of
money contributed to the national
emergency relief society, of which she
is president. This money, obtained by
a solicitor who is said to have received
half of it for his services was donated
on representations Mr. Story is de
clared to have said that the society
paid no solicitors' fees
Few Bomb Droped,
Paris, June 27. Pew bombs were
dropped and no casualties were caused
by the German airplanes which raid
ed Paris 'Jast. night according to the
Petit Parisien' report of the German
attempt at an air bombardment.
V.-C Declares Dividend.
. New June 27 The Virginia-Carolina
: Chemical Co., today declared a
quarterly devidend of 1 per testi: and
an extra dividend of two perJ cet.- on
the comon stock the latter Salable in
Former Russian Czar Shot To Death
Paris, June 27. A dispatch from
Kiev under date of Wednesday June
26 declares that the report of the as
sassination of former Emperor Nicho
las of Rusisa has been confirmed. It
is declared, he was killed by Bolshevik
troopp cJUiIng their retreat on Yekster
The iKev message was received at
Basel, Switsu and forwarded here by
the Ha vas correspondent in that city.
The first report of the assassination
Clash of Americans Only Ac-
tion of Note in Days
Believed Germans Are About
Ready to Launch Another
Stroke Against Lines
ARTILLERY IS NORMAL
Along the western battle line as well
as on the mountain and Piave sectors
of the Italian front the allied armies
await further enemy efforts. Infantry
activity is Confined to local actions at
On the vital stretch of the battle
front between Ypres and Rheims the
most important action of the past few
days has been that in which the Amer
ican troops took from the Germans a
commanding hill position near Belleatt
wood, northwest of Chateau Thierry.
Besides gaining the hill the Americans
took 264 prisoners, including seven of
ficers. From the hill the Americans
dominate the German positions for
some distance beyond in the direction
It is believed that the German com
mand is about ready to launch another
stroke against the allied lines. The
artillery activity remains about nor
mal, on important v sectors, but aerial
fighting has increased markedly..
Thirty-six German machines were
brought down o'r forced to land in a
damaged condition- Tuesday by Franco-British
ajrxne, while Berlin claims
the destruction;5, p? 12 allied airplanes
the same ftylSi5- - "'
German airplanes raided Paris Wed
nesdaynlgh There ia much sickness
prevalent ?$G5ong "the German" -troops,
but this is not believed to be having
any effect on plans for a "renewal of
the enemy offensive. "
The Italians are busy taking count
of the guns and material captured
from the Anstrians who fled across
the Piave. In the mountain zone the
fighting has died down to local at
tacks. . Unconfirmed reports received in
Switzerland rom Berlin are that For
eign Secretary von Keuhlmann will re
sign in conseouence of his speech 1ft
the reichstag Tuesday; - r :;, ;,
ALLIED ARMIES TO ! MAKE NATION BONE
AWAIT HON EFFORTS DRY DURING 1919
of Emperor Nicholas was received in
Copenhagen through Stockholm on
Tuesday. The Copenhagen message
quotes the Rusian newsaper Vjia as
saying that Russian red guards had
murdered the ex-emperor in his resi
dence at Yekaterinburg, where he was
removed recently from Tomolsk. An
Exchange Telegraph dispatch from
Moscow dated Friday June 21 and
received in this country on Wednes
day, declared ther was no foundation
however, for the rumors of the 'as sis
si nuation, and dispatchs from German
A VAAR BABY
Copyright: 1918: By John T. MeCuteheoa.
HE WILL KEEP THE WOLF FkOM YOUR
Norris Amendment Is Agreed
Upon by Senate Committee
ACCEPT AS COMPROMISE
Gore Says New Measure Will
Be Reported to Senate
CUT OUT MANUFACTURE
Washington, June 27.' -- The senate
agriculturar committed today agreed
upon an amendment to the $11,000,000
emergency agricultural appropriation
bill providing for national prohibition.
Under the amendment the manufac
ture and sale of whiskey and wine
would be prohibited after, June 30;
1919, and the manufacture and sale
of beer three months after the final
approval of the bill by the president.
The amendment was framed by
Senator Norris, of Nebraska, as a
substitute for the pending one by
Senator Jones, of Washington. The
Norris compromise was adopted by
the committee by a vote of to 3.
Chairman Gore said the bill with
the new amendment would be reported
to the senate tomorrow and that an
effort would be made to bring it up
for consideration at once.
Jt fThe new amendment provides:
"That from and after June 30, 1919,
after the approval of this act, and dur
ing the continuance of the - present
war for tie purpose of conserving the
man power of the nation and to in
crease the efficiency In the production
of .arms, war munitions, food and
clothing for the army, it shall-be un
lawful to sell, for beverage purposes
except forexport, any distilled spirits
and nQ distilled spirits held in bond at
the datf trf ' the approval of this act
shall -be '? amoved therefrom for bev
erage pijrfcoses. 1
"The commissioner of Internal rev
nue Is hereby authorized and directed
to prescribe rules and regulations,
subject to the approval of the secre
tary of the treasury, in regard to the
removal of distilled spirits now held
in bond, for ether tha nbeverage pur
poses and fpr the extension of time
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sources last week reportec that the
former emperor was not at Yekaterin
burg, havixig been removed to Mos
cow for safe keeping.
Geneva, June 27. The Ukraine bur
eau at Lausanne announced today it
has received confirmation of the re-
h?ort that the Boleshevik authorities at
Yekaterinburg, condemned Nicholas
Romanoff, the former Rusian emper
or, to death after a short trial and
then shot him. Details of the report
ed execution are lacking.
No Successful Revolt in Aus
tria Yet, Say French
IN SERIOUS SITUATION
Great Danger For Allies to Ex
aggerate the Importance
WOULD RESTORE ORDER
Paris, June 2. "Austria is in ser
ious difficulties, but there is great dan
ger in hoping too much from them,"
says a French official sumary com
menting on the situation in the dual
monarchy. "Little hope is seen in the
possibility of a successful revolt. Aus
tria cannot negotiate a separate peace
and it would be a bad policy to ex
tend a hand to her now."
"It is admitted in responsible cir
cles," the statement reads, "that the
hews from Austria reveals a very ser
ious and troubled situation in that
country but it would be a great dan
ger for the allies to exaggerate the
importance of possible consequences.
Austria has allies who coul deasily
provide the troops necessary to re
establish order is revolts arise.
"The Austrians are submissive and
have not the energy to start a Strong
revolutionary movement. Besides, the
two trouble-making elements in the
country could not combine easily. In
Vienna the labor party is German,
while in Budapest it is Magyar. Their
claims are quite different from the na
tionalist claims of the Czech-Slovaks
and other races and no union betwen
them is likely.
. "The army itself is never influenced
by labor trouble and it is always pos
sible to oppose the latter by mere mil
"Austria is rno way ready to nego
tiate separately but as an ally of "Ger
many she is only bad weight.
"It would be a bad -policy to extend
a hand to her now for our attitude
would be used . against the nations
which stand against .her. , It is .our in
terest to suport these nations in their
claims." " . . .-,. ' :
NO SEPARATE PEACE
CAN BE HOPED FOR
E. F. AYDLETT HEADS
Secretary-Treasurer Davis 1st.
Unanimously Rerelected j
POLITICS FLARES UP
Federal Judgeship in Western
District Precipitated a :
Hot Debate VJf
IS NEW JUDGE NEEDED ;
McRae's Resolution to Inves-K
tigate Declared by Repub- '
licans and Democrats ju
An Attack on Boyd j
President E. F. Aydlett, of Eliz
Vice PriSsicfents Mark W. Brown
of Asheville; G. S. Bradsh'aw, of
Greensboro; William Dunn, Jr., of
Secretary-Treasurer Thomas W.
Davis, of Wilmington.
Members Executive Committee
John A. McRae, of Charlotte, and
G. V. Cowper, of Kinston.
Delegates to The American Bar
Association T. L. Johnson, of Lum
berton; John J. Parker, of Monroe;
Walter Brock, of Wadesboro. Al
ternates: Frank Thompson, of
Jacksonville; John A. McRae, of
Charlotte; Mark W. Brown, of
Delegates" to the Conference of
State and Local Bars T. W. Davis,
of Wilmington ; W. P. Bynum, of
Greensboro; Hferry Skinner, of
The closing Session of the NortlfT
Carolina Bar association was the live !
liest of the entire convention, and wag
featured, besides the election of offiw
cers, by a warm debate over the que3- ;
tion of appointing a committee to in
vestigate whether the western ifortbi ;
Carolina district of ihe' tedetal- Court!
needed another judge, and- a resolution,
requesting judges to continue cases '
upon request of interested attorneys
engaged in war service for either tha
state or nation. The resolution re
garding the judgeship was withdrawn.
and t.hp one nnncftrninsr rn-ntinnanoA
of cases when the attorney was iu -government
work was amended and '
adopted. Another feature of the final
session was a most able and timely
aUUlCQH UY ml UUKB IV. .1 . A(lLlliB (III I I1H . " - t'
subject of "The Democracy of Today i
and the Democracy of Tomorrow." Tha j "'
final business 01 the xconvention was
rushed through in order to permit j
memoers to eaten early afternoon,
trains, and adjournment sine die waa
announced at 12:35 o'clock.
The meeting this morning aroused!
the keenest of interest, and two. fights
were precipitated, in which the lawj
yers, who heretofore had been content
the talking, participated with all of
their noted zeal. Immediately upon
the opening of the session, President
McLean presented the speaker of the
morning, Judge W. J. Adams, of the
superior court bench. President Mo
Lean expressed pleasure in the inter
est shown In the deliberations of the
association by. the members of the
supreme and superior court benches,
and announced that it was customary
to have at least one judge on tha
program each year.
Judge Adams presented a most ablflhj
address and showed deep research in
to the fundamental principles of the
various forms of government now in
existence; their origin and change
under modern- conditions. This wax!
he declared is the real test of demo
cracy and will decide this or some
other form of government shall exist
History has shown the development
and decline of the three leading forma
of government: monarchy, autocracy,
and democracy. There is a tendency,
he pointed out to pass from one of
these forms to another, completing a
When monarchs become tyranicaV
they meet their Runnymede, and au
tocracy steps in. This has been
described as one of the worst. After
a time, this form began to decline, and
a revolution would come, which would
weaken its, and anarchy Would
f olow, which in turn would be suc
ceeded by centralized authority, ot
back to the monarchy. All govern
ments are best in the beginning, but
deteriorate with the passing of time.
The speaker covered thoroughly the
histories of the various forms of gov
ernment the world has known.
Speaking of the democracy of the i -future,
Judge Adams said it would be 1
affected by three influences: Labor,
foreign element and femininlsm. Ha j
cited the recent declarations of the .
British labor party, and discussed Its .
probable effect upon labor in other
countries and then the governments
tVamcAWaii Tha fftroitm clamant ff ' . '' .
serious matter, and the speaker In- j
timated that much of the immigration 0
coming to America was not for the . ,
best interest of the best government. ;
As for. femininism, he declared he
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