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ENGLAND IS BITTER
AND TENACIOUS FOE
GERMAN CHANCELLOR MAKES
EXTENDED SPEECH .WHEN
REICHSTAG OPENS, ' '
THE VERDICT "JOY RIDERS"
RESIDENT WILL - GO ON .TOUR
SPEAKING ' VR IPS DURING:
THE MONTH; ' :
TRIP..-TO, CINCINNATI OCT. 26
Discusses Politics With Chairman
McCormick, Henry Ford and. Secre
tary McAdoo. - Picks - Shipping
Board Member. '
Long Branch, N. J. President Wil
son's campaign program up to elec
tion day partly-was completed at a
conference that he held' with Chair
man Vance C. McCormick. The
President also discussed politics with
Henry Ford, automobile manufactur
er," and peace advocate, and Secre
tary of the Treasury McAdoo,-
Arrangements were completed for
a trip of the President to Cincinnati,
making four visits that he will pay
to the Middle West. He will speak
in Cincinnati on October- 26, under
the auspices of the City Club.
The President's speaking program
includes the following engagements:
Omaha, Neb., October 5; Shadow
Lawn, October 7; Indianapolis, Oc
tober 12, J Pennsylvania1 Day at Shad
ow Lawn, October 14; St. Louis and
Ohio Day at Shadow Lawn, October
17; Chicago, October 19; Farmer's
Day at Shadow La wjo, ' October 21;
Cincinnati. October 26."
In addition to these speaking en
gagements the President will deliver
an address at Shadow . Lawn, October
28, and will pay two visits to New
York State on' dates not yet selected.
Mr. McCormick said that this pro
gram will carry the President up to
election day and that few if any addi
tions would be made. Henry Ford
remained with the President four
hours and assured Mr. Wilson that
he was willing to, do everything pos
sible to bring about hia selection.
He said he had made, no plans for
contributing to the Democratic cam
paign fund because he did not be
lieve in such a course. "I think the
office should seek the man, not the
man the office," declared Mr. Ford.
Secretary McAdoo who had planned
to make several political speeches,
probably will not carry out his plans
because of public business.
The President has almoBt complet
ed the selecting of the shipping
board and the board created by Con
gress to observe the workings of the
sight-hour law for railroad employes.
Two of the members of the shipping
board probably will be Bernard Bak
er of Baltimore and William Den
man of San Francisco.
NEUTRALITY OF SWEDEN IS
NOW ATTRACTING ATTENTION.
Entente Allies Claim Scandinavian
Country Not So Loyal and Impar
tial as It Should Be. j
London. The relations between
Sweden and the Entente Powers are
attracting unusual attention here
and there is every Indication that the
situation threatens to become some
what tense. With the dispute as to
mail seizures still unsettled there
now has arisen the charge by the Eij.;
tente Allies that the neutrality of
Sweden is not so loyal and impartial
as it should be. This has drawn
from Stockholm a reply as tart and
crisp as some of the notes in the mail
controversy which wdre characterized
by Viscount Grey as containing words
not usually found In diplomatic cor
respondence. The new point of contact with
Sweden is the outgrowth of the prac
tice of belligerent shipping in using
Swedish territorial waters for all Bal
tic traffic. Within the safety of this
neutral three-mile limit, England and
other Entente Nations have sailed
defiantly in and out ot the Baltic
paying not the slightest heed to the
German fleet looking on from the
outer waters. Similarly German mer
chant ships have sailed up and down
the west coast of Sweden, heavily
laden with foodstuffs and iron ores,
while Russian destroyers in the north
ern reaches of the Baltic have been
importent to act.
MEXICAN MINING INTERESTS
FIGHT NEW TAX SYSTEM
Atlantic City, N. J. A committee
representing 50 mining and smelting
concerns operating In Mexico pro
tested to the American members of
the Mexican-American Joint Commis
sion against what they called "confis
catory degrees" In that country and
urged the return to the old methods
of taxation. It was the first time that
witnesses have appeared before either
the American or Mexican commisslorjr
great crowds; cheer as big
airship fam-s a mass of
A FEW BOMBS ARE DROPPED
German -Air Raider' .Descends : V n 1
." Flames ' Within London ' District
With Great Glare Which is Visible
. For Many Miles.
' London, Another Zeppelin raid.
against London and the east coast of
England was - very spectacular. An
airship, was brought down in flames
north of London according to the
official statement. '
. The statement reads v
"A number of hostile airships cross
ed the east . coast between. 9 o'clock
and midnight. 'A few bombs were
dropped near the coast, but no dam
age is yet reported.
"An airship is reported brought
down in flames north of London."
A later dispatch conveyed this in
formation: . .- .
"Great crows cheered the spec
tacle of the burning Zeppelin as it
fell in the London district. The great
flare from the burning aircraft was
visible for a long distance. .
Graphic accounts iof the manner in
which the Zeppelin the fourth to
be brought down on the English soil
fell a' victim to Great Britain's anti
aircraft defenses, have been received
from London's suburbs.
Although the Zeppelin crashed to'
earth almost due north of London
the spectacle was witnessed by thou
sands of Londoners.
CARRANZA'S FAILURE TO RUN
DOWN VILLA IS EMBARRISSING.
In Negotiations of U. S. and Mexican
Commission Relative to Improv
ed Border Conditions. "
Atlantic City, N. J. Representa
tives of the more important American
mining interests! in Mexico are ex
pected .to appear before the Ameri
can; members of the Mexican-American'
Joint Commfssion here in sup
port of a memorandum already sub
mitted regarding conditions in Mexi
co. Before they are received,; the
commissioners will, hold " their. first
joint session here in continuation of
the discussions begun at New Lon
don four weeks, ago. - , -.
Consideration of "plans for . the
maintenance of peace , along the Mexican-American
border will be resum
ed, but reports which continue to
arrive of Villa's activity in Chihau
hua may serve as a further delay to
agreement. The commissioners make
no secret of the fact that, failure of
General- Carranza's forces to run
down .Villa has proved embarrassing
to them In considering means for
improving border conditions.
It was considered . probable, that
General Carranza's latest electoral
decree would be discussed. A copy
of the decree has reached the Ameri
can commissioners from Washington
and while" the details of the document
have not been revealed, it is said to
stipulate that none of those connect-'
ed even, remotely with the Huerta
Administration shall have the right
to -vote at the coming presidential
SENATCfR CLARKE, PRESIDENT
U. S. SENATE, IS DEAD
Little Rock, Ark. Senator James P.
Clarke of Arkansas, president . pro
tempore of the United States senate,
died at his home here. He suffered
a stroke of apoplexy the day before
and never regained consciousness.
Senator Clarke was born at Yazoo
City, Miss., August 18, 1854. He was
educated In the schools of his native
state and in 1878 was graduated from
the law department of the University
of Virginia. He began the practice of
law in Helena, Ark., in 1879 he served
several terms in the Arkansas legis
lature and later was elected attorney
general of the state and governor.
In 1903 he was elected United
States senator and re-elected last year
for his third term.
TO ENTER WILMINGTON
Washington. Organization of th
Chinese-American "Exchange Company,
a shipping corporation which proposes
to Inaugurate a general mercantile
trade between China and American
ports on the Pacific, Gulf and South At
lantic, was announced here. It is
headed by Dr. CQarence J, Owens,
managing director of the Southern
Commercial Congress, and is under
stood to have the active backing of
VILLA BANDITS EXECUTED
HEAVY CASUALTIES WERE ALSO
SUFFERED BY THE CARRANZA
Important Mining . Center Southwest
of Chihuahua City. Baulello Urlbe,
Villa Leader, Was Originator of the
Chihuahua -City, Mexico. More
than. 100 Villa followers were killed,
the bandit leader Baudelio Uribe,
was taken prisoner and heavy casu
alties were suffered' by Carranza
forces in a terrific "fight at Cuslhuiri
achi'c, an important mining center
about-50 miles southwest of Chihua
hua City," according to a message re
ceived , by. General Trevino. from Gen.
Matias - Ramos, who was himself
Details of the fight were few and
were appended to the request of
General Ramos for surgeons , and
medical supplies. A hospital corps
d tachment wa3 accordingly rushed
to the scene by train.
It is stated that the garrison at
Cushihuirlachic co-operated with the
forces of Ramos but " whether they
were attacked or had been the ag
gressors does not appear.
Banudelio Uribe, leader of the band
and Villa's chief lieutenant, was the
originator of the idea of cutting off
the ears of captured Government sol
diers. Many others of his command
are reported to have been made pris
News of the fight was also received
here from the - telegraph operator at
Santa Isabel who added nothing to
the report of General Ramos. The
general's official report was sent by
way of that town to which the hos
pital train has been dispatched. San
ta Isabel is 33 miles by train from
Chihuahua. The Mexico Northwest
ern Railway makes a loop to Cusi
hulrlachic from Santa Isabel, while
the direct distance between the two
towns is about 35 miles.
CHEMISTS FIND IN ALCOHOL
LIKELY GAS SUBSTITUTE.
Exp'ert Declares 10,000,000 Tons of
Material Available for Manufac- .
ture Each Year.
New York. Increased industrial
value of alcohol and the possibility of
its substitution for gasoline in the
near .future were discussed here by
chemists attending the National Ex
position of Chemical industries.
"The only fuel in sight which prom
ises to take the place or hold down
the price of gasoline, is alchohol,"
said Dr. Arthur D. Little of Boston,
who presided at the conference. . .
Doctor Little declared that benzol,
which had been suggested as a sub
stitute for gasoline, in engines, is not
sufficiently plentiful to keep the 3,
000,000 automobiles in this country
going for two days. Kerosene, he
added, was out of the question. .
Doctor Little said that in the yel
low pine district alone there Is
enough material wasted to make 600,
000 gallons of alcohol a uay
"There are 10,000,000 tons of ma
terial available evei year in this
country from which alcohol can be
made," he declared.
CHINESE MINISTER TO
UNITED STATES RESIGNS.
Peking. Dr. Vi KyMn Wellingtn
Koo. Minister to the United States,
has sent his resignation to th For
eign Office, giving ill h althf a the
reason. The resignation hjfs not yet
Kacm nrrpntfid bv tboT President.
ivrtnr Koo's resieuatioi J !as created
surprise in Pekinj.
IS NO GENERAL TIE-UP
NEW YORK'S INDUSTRIES NOT
AFFECTED VERY MUCH BY
Police Declare Union Leaders Claims
of 125,000 Workers Idle Not Borne
' Out By .Their Reports. Few At
tempts of Violence.
New York. Although labor leaders
insisted that the general strike of
trades unionists in the Greater City
in aid of the carmen who quit their
places September 6, eventually would
involve at least 500,000 workers,
there were no surface indications of
a tie-up of the city's industries, as
threatened, after announcement was
made that the strike had begun.
While the union leaders claimed
that 125,000 workers In various
trades already had joined the move
ment with twice as many more ready
to "walk out," the police said they
had received no reports to substan
tiate any such estimates. The actual
situation, it was said, was confused
because of Jewish holidays, which
are being celebrated here by more
than 100,000 union workers.
Leaders of the Amalgamated As
sociation of Street and Electric Rail
way employes, whose members are
on strike, were encouraged over the
possibility of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers coming to
their aid. Officials of that organiza
tion notified the Public Service Com
mission during the day that Theo
dore P. Shonts, president of the In
terborough Rapid Transit Company,
had refused to see them and discuss
alleged grievances of motormen in
the employ of the Interborough who
are members of that brotherhood.
Mr. Shonts declared, however, that
there were no differences between
the motormen and the company.
BORDER BOARD TO END
CONFERENCE EARLY IN MONTH.
Both Sides Express Satsfaction at
Progress Already Made by Mexican
Joint Commission In Adjusting Dif
ferences. New London, Conn. The Mexican
American Joint Commission expects
to conclude its conference not later
than October 15. Both sides express
ed satisfaction at the progress al
Except for a bare outline, neither
side cared to discuss the character
of the conference. It was stated that
border conditions were discussed
and that some consideration was
en to the banking question. .It had
been announced that there would be
placed before the Mexican commis
sion a memorandum ' of conditions
prepared by mining' men in Mexico
but its presentation was deferred.
The Mexican commissioners ex
plained to the- Americans that the de
parture for Mexico of Eliseo Arre
dondo, Mexican Ambassador desig
nate, was Jti no way connected with
the negotiations. The Mexican rep
resentatives were the guests of honor
at a dinner given by Franklin ' K.
La-ie, head ot the American repres
entation. WOMEN STORM MEETING
AND FORM WILSON CLUB.
Spokane. Wash. More than 100
women affiliated with the Democratic
party stormed a meeting under the
auspices of the Woman's party and
after heckling the speakers obtained
control of the meeting.
A Woman's Non-Partisan Club for
Wilson was formed in the meeting
room and officers were chosen.
REVIEWS MILITARY STATUS
Says Rumania Seeks "Share When
Robbery ' of Dead Body' Begins,
Says She Has Followed ' Policy of
Piracy Depending Upon Situation.
Berlin, via Sayville. In an extend
ed speech on the occasion of the
opening - of the Reichstag here.
Chancellor von Bethmann-Hollweg re
viewed the military situation con
fronting Germany and refrred to
England as "our most egoistic, our
most bitter and our most tenacious
enemy," according to the semi-official
report of the Overseas News Agency.
"A German statesman who woultf
refrain 'from using against this enemy
every proper means of warfare which
is apt to shorten the war deserves to
be hanged," is one of the statements
attributed to the Chancellor. The
Chancellor began by reviewing at
length the entry of Rumania into the
war and said that the Russian offen
sive this spring had made Premier
Bratiano believe he saw the break
ing down of the Central Powers.
"Accordingly," the speaker said,
"he decided to obtain a share when
the robbery of . the dead body began.
"Since the beginning of world war
Rumania has followed a policy of pi
racy, depending upon the general war
situation. Rumania's military capitu
lation will prove as mistaken as her
political capitulation to her Entente
friends which already has been prov
ed to have been wrong. They must
have hoped earnestly that Rumania's
participation in the war would cause
the defection of Bulgaria and Turkey,
but Bulgaria and Turkey are not the
same as Rumania and Italy. Firm
and inviolable stands their faithful
ness as allies, and they have won
glorious victories in Dobrudia."
EXTRAORDINARY RISE IN
MEAT PRICES SHOWN.
More Than 4 Per Cent Increase In
Cost of Live Stock is Noted in
Washington. Prices of meat ani
mals hogs, cattle, sheep and chick
ens increased 4.1 per cent from
August 15 to September 15, compar
ed -with an average increase of 0.9
per cent in the same period the last
six years. The department of agricul
ture announced that the index figure
of prices paid to producers for those
meat" animals was about 23.7 per
ent higher than last year, 10.5 per
cent higher than two years ago and
22.5 per cent higher than the aver
age of the last six years on Septem
The price of hogs on September 15
averaged $9.22 per 100 pounds, an
increase of 61 cents from thejrevious
month, $2.23 over a year ago, and
$1.94 over the average September 15
price of the last six years.
Beef cattle average $6.55 per hun
dred pounds, an increase of four cents
from the previous month, 49 cents
over a year ago and $1.09 over the
six year average.
FRESH EVIDENCE OF BREMEN'S
APPROACH TO AMERICA.
Westerly, R. I. foUeiuiau- at
Pleasant YicT, near Watch Hill,
over' asking Long Island Sound, re
nted that he had seen with his
marine glasses a large submarine
proceeding in the direction of New
London, where the German submar
ine Bremen has been expected for
more than a week. She was then 25
miles east of New London and show
ed on her mast a bright white light
above a green light. These lights, ac
cording to the observer, were the
ones he had been tod by Captain
Robinson of the tug Westerly, would
be carried by the German submarine
for which the tug some days ago
bad been ordered to look.
ESCAPED U. S. CONVICT
ARRESTED IN NEW YORK
New York After a search by fed
eral secret service agents which has
extended over the entire country Wil
liam Knobloch, who escaped from the
Federal penitentiary at Atlanta on
August 29 with "Lieutenant" Robert
Fay, confessed bomb plotter, wa3 ar
rested here. He professed ignorance
cf the present whereabouts of Fay
and declared they had no outside
sistance in making thir escape
136TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
REVOLUTIONARY BATTLE OF.
KINGS MOUNTAIN; J;
ELABORATE PLANS FOR EVENT
Governor Craig and Governor Stuart
of Virginia WitiT Their Staffs?,
- -Will Be Present. . ;.
fcings Mountaini-The one hundred ,:. f
and - thirty-sixth - anniversary .of -
battle of Kings Moa'ata-witt be cejev
brated this year.Octofcer TiSatur-
day) with elaborate preparatlonfjnow v
under way, for this event.. Governor
Craig and staff have been invited and .
Governor Stuart of Virginia wilt be
a speaker and guest of honor. He
has accepted the invitation and will
also be accompanied by members of
Bancroft's history" states, in con
nection with this battle, fought a
mile over; the South Carolina line,
that "the victory at KIng'rMountain;
which, in the spirit; of American
soldiers, was like the rising at; Con
oord. ln its effect ike the success at
Bennington, changed the aspects of
the war. The loyalists no longer
dared to rise. It fired the patriots
of the two Carolina with fresh zeaL v
It encouraged the fragments of " the: '"
defeated and scattered . American
army to seek each other and organ
ize themselves anew. It quickened
the legislature of North Carolina to -v
earnest efforts. It encouraged Vir- V
ginia to devote her -resources to the
country south of her border. " The
appearance on the frontiers of a nu
merous enemy from settlements be
yond the mountains, whose?, very
names had been unknown to the .
British, took Oornwallis ' by surprise,
and their success was fatal to his In- 1
tended expedition. He had hoped to
step with ease from one Carolina to
the other, and from those to" the con
quest of Virginia, and he had now no
other choice but to retreat.
"That memorable victory! . Jeffer
son declared, was the joyful annun
ciation of that turn of the tide of
success which terminated the Rev
olutionary War with the seal of in.
Women' In All Departments.
Chapel Hill. This year, for the
first time in its history", the Univer
sity of North Carolina has had women
registered in all of its departments
and professional schools. The de
partment of pharmacy was the last
one to be invaded by women, two
having registered for the course in
pharmacy this year. ' These are Miss
Margaret Lynch of Chapel. Hill and
Miss Minerva Bingham of Ruthen
wood. Prof. E. V. Howell of the , phar
macy department declares that phar
macy is a profession for which wo-,
men are eminently Buited because of
the qualities of neatness and accu
racy demanded. Already there are
many women pharmacists in the
North and West, also one or two in
The department of law and medi
cine have had women students for
some time. L4st year Miss C. Z.
Corpening of Mars Hill completed
the medical course offered here with
great credit and i3 this year pursuing
her higher medical studies in Tulane
University, it being the nearest high
class medical' school which takes wo
men. The lawj3chool has had one
or more graduates for the last two
or three years.
Forty Fairs for This State
Raleigh. "North Carolina will hold
more county and community fairs thi3 '
fall than ever before," said an official
of the state board of health. Already
over 40 fairs have been reported to
the board and they are still coming in
at the rate of about one a day. Moat
f them are reoorted through their
secretary or some official who has f
made application for a health exhibit
or somethirg on this line.
Present O. Henry Engraving.
Trinity College. Durham. Charles
VanNoppen of Greensboro has pre
sented to the Trinity College library a
steel engraving of William Sidney Por-
! ter (O. Henry). This portrait will
serve as the frontispiece of volume
nine of the Biographical nisrof
North Carolinians, of whlclv
Noppen is publisher.
Rev. A. D. Betts, a v;'"
odisjjninister of Gre.f
sented to the -oUv