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GERMAN ATTACKS FRUSTRATED
Make Futile Efforts With Heavy Cas
ualties to Wrest Ground From Brit
ish Who Threaten Railway Line.
Baden Raided by French. More
Than 15,000 Tons of Explosives
Dropped on German Towns.
Since the middle of last week the
German armies in Flanders daily have
been trying to wrest from the British
the territory taken from them in the
recent big offensive of Field Marshal
As on previous days, Crown Prince
Rupprecht of Bavaria on Wednesday
unleashed large numbers of his troops
in an attempt to recapture terrain on
the Ypres sector where the British
are seriously threatening his commu
nication line ^ith Ostend and the
submarine base at Zeebrugge. Ever
watchful the gunners of Haig again
wrought havoc among the attacking
waves and dispersed the Germans
with heavy casualties and retained all
their positions intact.
There still is no indication of the
time set by Field Marshal Haig for
the renewal of his efforts to press on
toward and cut the Ostend-Lille rail
way but he is steadily keeping up his
pounding of the German trenches with
his masses of artillery of all calibres.
Although the German war office as
serts that in Tuesday's fighting along
the eastern bank of the Meuse in the
Verdun sector the Germans captured
a comparatively long line of French
trenches, the French official communi
cation makes no mention of this and
asserts merely that spirited patrol en
gagements and artillery engagements
While British and French airmen
continue their bombardment of the
German submarine base at Zeebrugge
and points of military importance be
hind the lines the French aviators are
keeping up their attack on German
towns and cities in reprisal for the
shelling by German aircraft of the
open town of Bar-le-Duc. More than
15,000 pounds of explosives are re
ported to have been dropped on nu
merous German settlements, among
them the famous town of Baden,
famed as a health resort.
Likewise the Italians are giving
the Austrians little respite from ae
rial incursions, again having dropped
four tons of projectiles on military
objectives at Pola, the great Austrian
naval base on the Adriatic and bomb
ed other joints of military advantage.
In addition the Italians have repulsed
decisively another Austrian attack on
the western slopes of Monte San Ga
briele in the Gorizia sector.
Great Britain's loss in merchant
vessels through Attacks by subma
rines and by striking mines last week
was the lowest since Germany started
her intensified submarine warfare in
February. Only thirteen merchant
men met with disaster last week as
against fifteen the week before, which
was the previous low record.
The embargo placed by Great Brit
ain on the exportation of all supplies
to Holland and Scandinavia was made
on the insistence of th(j American gov
ernment so that its own embargo
against the neutrals, aiming at cut
ting off shipments of all kinds to Ger
many, should not be nullified. ? Associ
ated Press Summary for Wednesday.
NEARLY 4.000 PRISONERS
TAKEN IN MESOPOTAMIA
London, -Oct. 2. ? Nearly 4,000 pris
oners were taken by the British army
in Mesopotamia which captured Ram
adie, it is announced officially. The
"At present it is impossible, owing
to the extent of the area over which
the fighting of Ramadie occurred, to
give a definite and complete list of
our captures. We have, however, tak
en 13 guns and 12 machine guns. Ap
proximately 200 Turkish killed have
been buried and about 600 wounded
and 3,200 unwounded, the latter in
eluding 200 officers, have been brought
Mr. Leonard Woodard, ofthe Prince
ton section", and Miss Avy Evanc were
married October 2, 1917, at the home
of Mrs. Nellie Wilkins. Squire Jesse
Daughtry performed the ceremony.
The first New York City directory,
published in 1786, had but 82 pages.
The most recent issue of this direc
tory weighs several pounds, has over
2,500 pages and contains 1,400,000 in
THE NEWS IT CLAYTON WAY.
Baptists of Clayton Having a New
Church Building Erected. One of
Clayton's Most Popular Young
Women to Wed. Young Men Home
From Camp on a Sad Mission.
Personals and Others Items.
Clayton, Oct. 3. ? Mrs. Will R. Smith
and children, of Selma, arc* visiting
relatives here this week.
Mrs. Miller White and little daugh
ter, Susan, of Goldsboro, are here
spending a few days' with friends.
Misses Sarah Creech and Mavis
Richardscn, of Selma, were in town a
few hours Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Gulley ami Miss
Barbara Gulley spent Monday morn
ing in Raleigh.
Messrs. Luther and Leaman Barnes
who are in training at Camp Jack
son, Columbia, S. C., are here this
week. They came to attend the funer
al of their sister which was held at
their home Monday morning. These
boys were drafted and say the boys
who went from here are getting
along very nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Wallace re
turned last Sunday from New York
where Mr. Wallace went to purchase
the fall and winter stock for Ashley
Home & Son.
Mr. T. M. White, of Goldsboro, was
here Tuesday on business..
Mr. R. B. Whitley, of Wendell, was
in town one day this week.
Mr. R. A. Wall and Lawyer- J. R.
Williams made a business trip to
Mr. W. D. A vera, of Smithfield, was
here on business one day this week.
Mr. Robert Boone returned Mon
day from Selma where he has been
visiting for a few days.
Mr. D. M. Hall went to Smithfield
Mr. W. B. Driver, of Selma, spent
Sunday here with Mrs. R. J. Honey-,
Mr. Hugh Ferrell spent Tuesday in
Raleigh on business.
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Williams are
spending today in Raleigh.
Mr. Bailey Williams, of Shotwell,
made a business trip here Tuesday.
Mr. V. Duke Duncan, who for the
past few months has been at St. Paul,
Minn., arrived last week to visit his
people here. The ball team on which
he was playing has just finished its
second place in the American Asso
ciation race for pennant.
Mr. Edgar Lynch, of near Durham,
visited his sister, Mrs. Hawley, last
Rev. and Mrs. C. A. Jenkens spent
last week at Rcteeville where Mr. Jen
kens assisted in a revival meeting.
The approaching marriage of Miss
Ruby Penny to Mr. G. H. Johnson,
of Enfield, takes place tomorrow
(Thursday) afternoon in the Method
ist church at 3 o'clock. This marriage
was to have been at the Baptist
church, but since invitations were sent
the church has been torn down.
Last Sunday morning at eleven
o'clock, the members of the intermedi
ate classes of the Baptist Sunday
school gave a very interesting pro
gram. This was prepared by Mrs. B.
A. Hocutt and a few other ladies to
observe Baptist State-wide Go-to-Sun
Work on the new Baptist church is
progressing. Clayton Baptists will
feel projjd to know they have a new
building and one which will be a cred
it to Clayton. The old church has been
torn down and services are bei ig held
in the school building.
TEN KILLED BY LONDON RAID.
Populace Taking Attacks as Matter of
Course. London Press Strongly
Critical of Government for Failure
to Meet Air Warfare.
London, Oct. 2. ? In last night's air
raid 10 persons were killed and 38
Injured. The statement reads:
"Lord French reports Jhat the lat
est police reports state that in last
night's air raid the casualties in all
districts visited by the raiders were:
killed, 10; injured, 38."
Bombs were dropped in the south
western districts of London during
last night's air raid. One of them
struck the pavement in a small square
and another fell in the rear of some
working class dwellings, smashing
windows. The occupants had taken
shelter in a school basement thus es
Order yout egg in advance, sister.
A record price is predicted for next
BUSINESS IN SHORT OKDER
Less Than Three Minutes to I'ass on
Big Urgent Deficiency Bill Taken
I'p by Senate. Bill Totals Nearly
Eight Billion Dollars. Said to Be the
Largest .Measure of Ds Kind In
Washington, Oct. 3. ? Within les.*
than three minutes today the Senate
adopted the conference report on the
war urgent deficiency appropriation i
bill carrying $7,757,4:54,410 in cash '
and authorized contracts. Tomorrow
the House is expected to adopt it and
send it to President Wilson.
The measure is said to be the great
est of the kind in the history of any
government. It emerged this after
noon from conference between the j
two houses in which items involving j
over $780,000,000 had been in dispute!
and went through the formality of
The bill carries $5,355,976,016.93 of j
direct appropriation and authorizes
the government to enter into con
tracts for $2,401,458,383.50 more, al
most entirely for war purposes, in
cluding the navy's great destroyer
program. In conference, subsistence
of the army, for which the House had
voted $175,000,000 and the Senate
$32,000,000 was provided for in a
compromise of $250,000,000. For army
transportation, for which the House
had voted $350,000,00 and the Senate
$413,000,000, the conferees substituted
$375,000,000. For regular quarter
master supplies $125,000,000 was
agreed to after the House had vo?ed
for $100,000,000 and the Senate $1G3,
Probably the largest appropriation
in the bill is for the ordnance depart
ment of the army, which gets $695,
100,000 for purchase, manufacture and
test of mountain, siege and field can
non and $225,000,000 more of con
tract obligations authorized, together
with $003,000,000 of cash and $777,
000,000 of contract obligations author
ized for ammunition.
When Chairman Martin of the ap
propriation committee called up the
conference report late today, Senator
Robinson asked what had been done
with the proposed $500,000 appropria
tion for an employment bureau in the
Department of Labor. Senator Martin
replied that the conferees regretfully
had felt compelled to cut it to $50,000.
Then the report was adopted.
AT Tiff: CAPITAL OF BOON HILL.
Girl In Hospital as Result of Drop
ping Crochet Needle. Officers Get
a Still Near Southern Railway. Per
sonal and Others Items of Interest.
Princeton, Oct. 3. ? Miss Mary Gray
Robertson, of Raleigh, is visiting Miss
Miss Tempie Hinton is spending a
few days with friends in Goldsboro.
xMrs. J. B. Strachan has returned
homo, after visiting friends at Clay
ton and Louisburg.
Mrs. Esther DcArmon has fit?en vis
iting friends in Goldsboro.
Mr. F. W. Veto and family have
moved to Canton, N. C., to live, af
ter spending one year in Princeton.
Mr. Joe Amerson and family have
itioved to Wilson to live.
Miss Rochelle Hinton is visiting
friends in Goldsboro.
The many friends of Miss Clara
Pierce will regret to learfn that she
is still at the hospital in Goldsbory,
on account of an unusual and seem
ingly very small accidcnt. She drop
ped her crochet needle and in trying
to catch it, the needle was stuck in
her knee joint, and it is feared now
that it may be necessary to amputate
the limb at the knee. The needle point
was broken off in the joint, and the
broken piece has not been removed.
Miss Clara is the daughter of Mr.
Roger Pierce, and a pretty girl of 12
Miss Mary Faulkner, a trained
nurse of Raleigh, spent last week with
Miss Rochelle Hinton.
The officers made a hurried call
about two miles west of town Tues
day evening just before dark, and
found a red hot whiskey still which
was within a few hundred yards of
the Southern Railway about half way
to Pine Level. There were two men at
the still when it was first located and
i^ is said these two men left so fast
they had to turn sideways to keep
from flying. The still is an unusually
nicely made and conveniently ar
Mrs. J. F. Noisome, of Norfolk,
Va., is visiting her mother, Mrs. J.
L. Benton, this week.
SELM.VS WEEKLY NEWS NOTES.
Interest In "Dollar Day" Growing.
Death of Mrs. F. M. Weeks. Death
of Mrs. Walter 1). Wall in Wildera
Township. Elder J. T. (.'oats at
Primitive Baptist Church. Other
Locals and News Notes.
Selma, N. C., Oct. 4. ? Dr. and Mrs.
R. J. Noble end Miss Anne Noble
spent Sunday in Raleigh with friends.
M iss Hazel Hamilton returned Sun
day to her home in Durham, after
spending some time here with h*r
Messrs. J. A. Jones and W. A.
Strickland went to Raleigh Sunday
The many friends of Mr. 1). T. Wor
ley, who has been very ill for a few
days will be glad to learn that he is
Mrs. J H. Howell, of Goldsboro,
spent Wednesday in the city visiting
relatives and friends.
Mrs. Sallie Upchurch, who has been
in Rex Hospital for treatment, re
turned home Wednesday, much im
proved in health.
Mr. W. B. Roberts went to Wayne
County Tuesday afternoon to attend
the funeral of his aunt.
Dr. M. Hinnant, of Micro, was here
Monday for a few hours on business.
Quite a number of the Selma people
attended the Primitive Baptist Asso
ciation at Old Union church last Sun
Drs. J. B. Person and Geo. D. Vick
have moved their office this week in
to the handsome new office building
on the corner of Raiford and Ander
son streets. These new offices are
equipped with all the modern conven
iences, and the public may expect ev
en better service from these two pop
Mrs. W. M. Weeks died at her home
here Tuesday night after several
days illness. The interment was in
the family burial ground at the home
of her father, Mr. Ashley Wallace,
near Smithfield, Wednesday evening.
Besides her husband, her father, and
several children survive her.
We are in receipt of information,
telling of the death j>f Mrs. Walter D.
Wall in Wilders township last Sun
day. Mrs. Wall had been ill for sever
al months, and only a few days ago
an operation was performed in the
hope of saving her, but to no avail.
Mrs. Wall was the daughter of Rep
resentative J. W. Barnes, and besides
her husband, her father and several
brothers and sisters survive her. Two
of her brothers, Messrs. Leamon W.
and Luther M. Barnes, are in the Na
tional Army r.t Camj^ Jackson. The
funeral services were conducted Mon
day afternoon and the interment was
in the family cemetery.
The Diotrics, the first of a series
of Lyceum entertainments, was given
at the school auditorium last Mon
day night. The attraction was wit
nessed by a good sized and apprecia
tive audience. Announcements of fu
ture numbers will be announced later.
Interest and enthusiasm in Selma's
Dollar Day are gaining momentum as
the day draws nearer, and all indica
tions now point to a very successful
day for both merchants and buyers.
The advertisements of the merchants
show that some real bargains arc be
ing offered, and people from all sec
tions of the surrounding country have
signified .their intention of coming.
Don't forget the date, Thursday, Oc
Mr. Gep. H. Morgan leaves this af
ternoon for Petersburg, Va., where
he expects to work on the Army Can
tonment near that place. -
Elder J. T. Coats, one of the lead
ing ministers of the Hrimitive Bap
tist church, spent Thursday night in
the city and conducted services at their
church here. He was enroute to the
Association at Old Union church.
Mr. W. L. Staneil spent Sunday in
Raleigh with his sister, Mrs. Sallie
Upchurch, who was in Rex Hospital
Mr. D. E. Crocker, who has been in
Philadelphia for some time, is home
to spend some time with his parents.
OXFORD, N. C., MAN KILLED
BEHIND FRONT IN FRANCE
Washington, Oct. 2. ? General Per
shing cabled the war department to
day that Corporal Ernest -F. Hart,
signal corps, was killed ? behind the
front in France' yesterday by the
premature discharge of a hand gren
ade at practice. Corporal Hart's fa
ther, B. W. Hart, lives at Oxford,
AT THE CAPITAL HF BANNER.
More Mon to Leave for t amp Jack
son This Week. Cotton Selling High
on Benson Market, l'ower Company
May Extend Line to Benson. Many
Local Items of Interest.
Benson, N. 0., Oct. 4. ? Miss Irene
Young, of Cary, has been spending a
few days at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
R. F. Smith.
Elder L. H. Hardy, of Atlantic, N.
C., spent last Thursday night with
friends in Benson.
Miss Louise Temple, of Sanford,
hns accepted a position with the Cit
izens Bank & Trust Co., of our town.
Mr. M. C. Barbour, of Elevation
township, was a visitor to our city
Mr. James P. Benson, of Raleigh,
a son of Mr. C. II. Benson, passed
through here yesterday on his way
home from a short visit to his father.
Mr. John R. McLamb left Monday
for Petersburg, Va., where he has ac
cepted a position.
Mr. M. T. Britt and Rev. G. W.
Rollins went down to Lumberton yes
terday for a short business trip.
Mr. J. A. Orr, of Huntington, W.
Va., was in the cfty yesterday on bus
Miss Sybil' Goodrich has accepted a
position with the A. C. L. Railroad
Company at Smithfield.
Mr. J. F. Woodall is spending a
few days this week in Richmond on
Mr. Rich Benson, a Civil War
Veteran of Elevation township, was in
the city for a short while yesterday.
Mr. D. T. Barefoot has accepted a
position with A. B. Hudson as sales
man in Mr. Hudson's store.
Mr. J. E. Hobbs, who has been liv
ing on his farm in Elevation for the
past Summer, was in town yesterday.
Mr. M. T. Britt, Rev. G. W. Rol
lins, Dr. G. E. Parker and others are
in Smithfield on business today.
Dr. S. P. J. Lee, of Pi acock's Cross
Roads, spent yesterday in town on
Mr. W. R. Coats, of Four Oaks, was
here yesterday on business maters.
Mr. Robert C. Barbour, of Eleva
tion, was here yesterday for a short
Mr. George Jeffrey, of Youngsville,
has accepted a position with the Pea
cock Drug Company.
Mr. Joe Stewart, of Coats, was a
visitor to Benson yesterday. Mr. Stew
art says that cotton crops around
Coats are very short this year.
Mrs. W. II. Rowland has moved
from the Central Hotel Building to a
private residence and the hotel will
be run by Mr. B. D. Crecch as a
The Baraca Class of the Baptist
church has recently purchased a piano
to be used in their class room.
It is rumored here that the Carolina
Power and Light Company which is
running its lines to Four Or.ks to in
stall light at that place, will possibly
continue its lino to Benson. This is to
be hoped for, since for the past sever
al days and nights the people here
have only had light for four or five
hours each night, and it is not very
pleasant to have to get up at eleven
o'clock at night to find that you have
to look everywhere for a lamp when
you are paying $1.75 as a minimum
for light services.
The Benson Cotton market is one of
the best to be found anywhere, as the
prices this week have been from one
half to three-fourths of a cent higher
in the pound each day than the prices
were at the towns surrounding Ben
son. Several hundred bales have been
marketed here this week and it was
selling yesterday when the market
closed at around 26 % cents per pound.
Among the Benson boys who leave
for Camp Jackson tomorrow are
Messrs. W. II. Slocumb, Paul Lee.
Edgar Barbour and Zack Thornton.
So far a large number of those who
have been sent to camp from this end
of the county have come out of Ban
ner township, and several from Ben
Many Kinds of Mistletoe.
There are more than 400 different
varieties of mistletoe, most of these
being tropical and parasites. Many
of these varieties are known in the
United States, from the New Jersey
coast both west and south.
People who read ads are looking for
something they want to buy. The wise
merchant meets them half way by
seeing that His ad is there to be seen.
MITCHEL ON FUSION TICKET.
Roosevelt, Hughes, Morgenthau, Taft
and Other Noted .Men Give Words
of Support. New York Mayor Tells
Crowd of Supporters That He Feels
Duty- ltound to Run. Three Others
Are in the Race.
1,1 " 1 " XU -"Mi ?
Mayor John Purroy Mitchel, Dem
ocrat, defeated in the Republican pri
maries for re-nomination, announced
publicly from the steps of the city
hall in New York Monday that he
would run as the fusion candidate on
an issue of straight Americanism,
says a New York dispatch.
The large gathering of citizens who
came before him to demand that he
remain in the mayoralty race heard
words of support expressed m Mr.
Mitchel's behalf by Theodore Roose
velt, Charles Evans Hughes, Henry
Morgenthau, Oscar Straus and George
B. McGuire, vice-president of the
State Federation of Labor, and heard
read a letter of approval from Wil
liam Howard Taft and a telegram of
approval from Charles Edward Rus
Mayor Mitchel described what he
believed his three rival aspirants
stood for. He alluded to John F. Hy
lan, Democrat, as the "nominee of
Murphy and of Hearst, the candidate
of Untermyer and his kind, who out
of association with Dumba, with
Bcrnstorff and their like raise their
heads to spit venom at all those who
have taken a strong and active stand
with America and against Germany"
He said Mr. Hylan was 'the hope of
Morris Hillquit, Socialist candidate,
Mr. Mitchel described as a pacifist ?
"the avowed opponent of this war for
liberty and justice, the avowed op
ponent of military service, the avowed
opponent of American preparedness^
the avov/ed advocate of national pros
tration and helplessness."
Regarding William M. Bennett, for
mer state senator, who defeated the
mayor in the Republican primaries,
Mr. Mitchel said he had been "unex
pectedly projected into a candidacy
through the laziness and neglect of
the great body of his party by the
resentment over insufficient patronage
on the part of a small group of ma- #
chine politicians and by the protest
against pro-American city govern
ment by enemy sympathizers."
"As an Ameican citizen," the mayor
said of himself, "hating disloyalty and
treason and dedicated to the support
of President Wilson and the govern
ment of the United States in the suc
cessful prosecution of this war to a
victorious issue, my duty admits of
no debate. My answer to you is that
I will run. I will ntske the fight
against Hearst, Hylan and the Hohen
zollerns; against Murphy, Cohalan,
O'Leary and all the Tammany breed;
against the corruptionist and against
the disaffected; aganst the sedition
ist ami the obstructionist."
N. C. APPORTIONMENT IS
I Richmond, Va., Oct. 2. ? Apportion
ment of liberty loan bonds to each
State embraced in the fiffh regional
district was completed tonight by
Governor George J. Scay, of the Fed
eral Reserve bank of Richmond, and
letters announcing the amounts bank
ing centers throughout the district
would be expected to subscribe to the
se'eond issue of the loan were mailed
out to banks, trust companies and oth
er subscription agencies. Secretary
McAdoo has allotted to this district
four per cent of the ? At ire $3,000,
000,000 issue. The various States in
the district will be expected to sub
scribe, in order to secure the amount
"imperatively demanded" as announc
ed by Mr. McAdoo as follows:
District of Columbia, $20,000,000.
Maryland, $65,000,000. .
North Carolina, $27,000,000.
South Carolina, $20,000,000.
West Virginia, $23,000,000.
The apportionment for this dis
trict or four per cent of the totel, is
$120,000,000, but Governor Scay ex
pects the full $200,000,000 to be rais
ed and on this basis has made his al
Only those ewe lambs that can not
be used for breeding should be sent
to market for slaughter.
The dollar is all powerful in all
walks of life, the only trouble being
that some walks seldom see it.