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VOL. XXVII. PLYMOUTH, N. 0., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1916. . , NO. 17.
ALLIES NOT READY
TO BISLilLS PEACE
EARL GREY, BRITISH SECRETARY
OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, IN AD
DRESS TO PRESS.
ALL ALLIES REPRESENTED
Gave' No Indications of What Their
Terms of Peace Might Be, But Wel
comed Efforts of Neutral Countries
to Prevent Future Wars.
London. Another important contri
bution to the discussions on peace
was made by Viscount Grey, Secre
tary of Foreign Affairs, at a lunch
given by the Foreign Press Associa
tion at which the diplomatic repres
entatives of all the Allied countries
The foreign secretary made it plain
tbat the Allies were not prepared to
discuss peace terms and gave no indi
cation of what their terms might be,
but welcomed any efforts by neutral
countries for a combination to pre
vent future wars.
"I would like to talk, not, indeed,
about actual conditions of peace,
which can only be stated and formu
lated by the Allies together, and not
by any one of them separately, but
about the general objects which the
Allies must secure in this war," said
the Secretary. "And to do that, I
would ask you to recall that we must
never forget how the war came about.
If we are to approach peace in a
proper spirit is can only be by recol
lecting and recalling, and never for a
moment forgetting what was the real
cause of the war.
"Some people say:
"'Oh, we need not go back over
that old ground now; everybody
"You cannot go back to it too of
ten; it affects the conditions of peace.
Germany talks of peace; her states
men talk of peace today. They say:
" 'Germany must have guarantees
against being attacked again.'
"If this war had been forced upon
Germany that would be a logical
statement. It is precisely because it
was not forced upon Germany, but
was forced by Germany upon Europe
that it Is the Allies who must have
guarantees for future peace.
"In July, 1914, no one thought of
attacking Germany. It is said that
Russia was the first to mobilize. That,
I understand, is what Is represented
in Germany as justification for the
statement that the war was not an
aggressive war on Germany's part, but
was forced upon her.
"Russia never made the mobiliza
tion of which Germany has complain
ed, until after Germany refused a
conference and never made it until
after the report appeared in Germany
that Germany had ordered mobiliza
tion and that report, had been tele
graphed to Petrograd.
MORE THAN 100 MEXICAN
LEADERS FORM NEW PARTY.
Objects of Generals and Other Revolu
tionary Chiefs Are to Unify All Ele
ments and Support Carranza.
Mexico City. More than a hundred
of the most prominent generals and
other leaders who have been actively
associated in the revolution, many of
whom came from long distances, met
at the home of General Gonzales, and
formed a political party, the objects
of which, it is stated, are to unify all
elements of the constitutional party
and support the candidacy of General
Carranza for the presidency. Among
those who attended were Generals
Obregon, Gonzales, Benjamin Hill,
Aguilar, Casario Castro and Francisco
The project of the party, which was
made known by General Gonzales was
entausiastcally accepted by all pres
ent. The meeting was originally call
ed to select a successor to General
Gonzales as commander of the tyvls
ion of the east but opposition to his
giving up the command caused this
plan to be abandoned at least tempo
rarily. CIVILIAN WINS FIRST
PLACE IN RIFLE MATCH.
Jacksonville, Fla. W. H. Spencer,
a civilian of St. Louis, won first place
in a field of 929 competitors in the
individual rifle match under the aus
pices of the National Board of Promo
tion of Rifle Practice on the Florida
range here, scoring 274 points of a
possible 300. First Sergeant F. L.
Manon, of the First Delaware Infantry,
took second place with 271 points, and
Sergeant Raymond Lecuyer, United
State Marine Corps, was third.
DR. FRIEDRICH ADLER, SUPER
RADICAL SOCIALIST KILLED
POLITICS WAS THE CAUSE
Shot When He Refused to Convene
Parliament. Special Meeting of
Cabinet Held After Killing Adler
Was Newspaper Man.
Vienna, via Berlin. The Austrian
premier. Count Stuergkh, who was as
sassinated, while at dinner by Arthur
Adler, a publisher, was shot three
times. Count Stuergkh was diining
at a hotel when the publisher attacked
him. Three shots were fired, all of
which took effect, the premier' dying
The assassination of the Austrian
premier, Count Karl Stuergkh, was
purely political and was Induced by
his refusal-to convene parliament, ac
cording to the admission of Dr. Frled
ich Adler, his assailant, shortly after
Dr. Adler is an eccentric and
super-radical Socialist sometimes
known as , the "Liebknecht of Aus
tria." He is editor of Deer Kempf.
At first he declined to reveal his mo
tives but after being locked up he
broke down and declared the Prem
ier's political policies had led him to
do the deed. ,
Doctor Adler's arrest was not ac
complished without the wounding of
two men who leaped at him after he
had fired on Count-Stuergkh. He dis
charged the two remaining chambers
of his revolver at these men before
Austrian and German officers, with
drawn sabres .overpowered him.
Count Stuergkh was at luncheon
with Baron Aehrenthal, Count Tog
genburg, Governor of the Tyrol, and
two others when a man unknown to
the Premier arrived and took a seat
three tables away. He ate luncheon
and paid for the meal and lingered
at the table.
Shortly after 3 o'clock the man
arose, advanced quickly toward the
Premier and fired three shots. The
first missed. The next two struck
the Premier in the head. Without
a word, Count Stuergkh fell back life
less in his chair. Baron Aehrenthal
sprang toward Adler. The head
waiter ran up from behind the as
sassin and grasped the hand that held
221 DROWNED AS STEAMER
GOES DOWN IN LAKE ERIE.
Wreck Revealed When Captain, Sole
Survivor, Is Picked Up Off Life
Cleveland, O. Twenty-one members
of the crew of the steamer James B.
Colgate were drowned In Lake Erie
when the Colgate bound from Buffalo
to Fort William, Ont., with coal, went
down in a storm off Erie, Pennsyl
vania. The tragedy became known
when Capt. Walter Grashaw of Cleve
land, sole survivor, was picked up by a
car ferry and taken to Conneaut,
Ohio, after being afloat 24 hours on a
Captain Grashaw, who was master
of the Colgate for only two weeks,
became unconscious soon after being
picked up but was able to tell part of
the story of the disaster.
Nineteen of the crew, he said, were
drowned when the big whale back
vessel founded and two others, Sec
ond Engineer Harry Ossman of Cleve
land and an unnamed coal passer,
were washed from the life raft after
exposure and exhaustion had render
ed them helpless.
EARTH SHOCKS FELT IN
Fresno, Cal. According to reports
received here two earth shocks that
were felt throughout southern Califor
nia were severe at Barkersfield and in
the oil fields in that district.
Power lines between Bakersfield
and Los Angeles were said to have
been damaged and it was reported
that a Santa Fe Railroad ticket of
fice at Tehachapi was wrecked.
LLOYDS ANNOUNCE LOSS
OF 3 LIVES AND 5 SHIPS.
London. The sinking of five steam
ships, two British and three of neu
tral nationality, with the loss ot at
least eight lives, is announced by
Lloyds. The British steamers sunk
were the Huguenot of Newcastle, and
the Marchioness, of Glasgow. The
crews of both steamers are reported
to have been landed. The neutral
steamers sunk are the Athens and
Haudrot, of Norwegian.'' registry, and
the Swedish steamery Alfhlld. . "
AFTER A CANDIDATE
RUMANIANS ON OFFENSIVE
AUSTRO-GERMAN FORCES ARE
FIERCELY FIGHTING IN MOUN
Great Russian Front Battle Continues.
French Troops Make Fresh Prog
ress South of Somme. German At
tacks Are Repulsed.
London. Having held the Teutonic
Allies in the mountain passes on the
Transylvania-Rumania border for sev
eral days, the Rumanians have taken
the offensive at various points and
now are declared -to be pushing back
their adversaries, who are leaving
prisoners and guns in the hands of
the Rumaninas. Berlin, however,
controverts this statement by the as
sertion that the Austro-Germans are
engaged In successful fighting in the
Generally speaking there is no
change in the situation in Macedonia,
although both the Entente and Teu
tonic Allies make claim to minor suc
cesses on various sectors. The Bul
garians in the vicinity of Monastir
are bringing up reinforcements and a
large number of trench mortars.
Except on Mount Pasubio, in the
Trentlno region, where the Austrians
in violent attacks recaptured positions
taken Tuesday by the Italians, only
to be driven out again, artillery duels
are taking place In the Austro-Itallan
In the fighting south of the River
Somme In France, according to Paris
the French troops 'have made fresh
progress between La Maisonette.
North of the Somme a German at
tack on the French lines north and
east of Sailly-Saillisel was repulsed,
says the French War Office.
Berlin says that in their attacks on
the Sars-Morval front the British cap
tured German positions, which later
were retaken, by the Teutons. Heavy
rains fell Thursday on the British
front and except for a slight gain
by the British at Butte de Warlen
court and the repulse of a German
counter-attack there, comparative
SIX ENTOMBED, 9 MISSING
IN W. VA. MINE EXPLOSION.
Rescuers, Working With Feverish
Haste. Coal Dust Cause of Dis
aster That Wrecks Plant.
Fairmont, W. Va. Six men are
known to have been ' entombed and
nine others are missing as a result of
an explosion of coal 'dust in mine No.
7, of the Jamison Coal & Coke Co., at
Barrackvllle, near here.
The interior of the mine as well as
the tipple and other buildings were
wrecked by the blast 200 men are
working desperately to clear away
The work of removing the wreck
age was superintended by R. H. Jami
son of Pittsburg, general manager of
the company, who happened to be In
Rairmont. A rescue car from the
Pittsburg station of the Bureau of
Mines is here.
About 250 men are ordinarly em
ployed in the mine, but owing to a
shortage in cars, were not working.
NO STATEMENT ON U-BOAT
ACTION BY U. S. NOW.
Washington. -The United States
will not feel called upon to make
public any statement on the raid of
the U-53 or the subamrine situation
in general, it was learned authorita
tively, as a consequence of the state
ment in parliament by Viscount Grey
that his government would not make
any official representations to this
country until such announcement is
HURRICANE YISITS SOUTH
GULF COAST IS LASHED BY
STORM. BIG PROPERTY
Roofs Blown From Houses and Traffic
Suspended as Wind Sweeps Over
Country at Velocity of 114 Miles
Per Hour. Two Lives Lost.
Charlotte. The south was swept by
a storm and rocked by an earthquake
Wednesday. A hurricane drove across
the middle Gulf States, taking a toll
of two lives and causing property and
marine losses, while earth tremors
drove frightened thousands from
homes and offices in Alabama and
Georgia, but did no material damage.
Pensacola and Mobile were the
chief sufferers In the hurricane. One
person was killed at each place and
buildings were unroofed, telephone
and telegraph damaged and ships
sunk and beached. At Pensacola the
wind velocity reached a maximum of
114 miles an hour with 110 miles at
Mobile, but In neither city did the
property loss approach that caused by
the hurricane of last July.
Mobile city suffered little real dam
age but in the harbor two small ves
sels were sunk and four beached. At
Pensacola one small steamer went
down, another vessel is missing, three
fishing boats went ashore and two
larger vessels were damaged when
they came together during the blow.
Telephone and telegraph wires were
prostrated for many hours, the city
being cut off entirely ' from the out
side world for several hours. Al
though its intensity lessened as the
storm swept inland, Southern Ala
bama suffered materially.
Torrential rains accompanied the
blow, 10.88 inches falling at Burr
wood, La., and the fall being heavy
throughout southern Mississippi, Ala
bama and in rarts of Georgia, the
State Camp at Macon being damaged
by wind and rain
While two distinct earth shocks
were felt as far north as Kentucky,
Ga., they were of greater intensity at
Birmingham, Ala., than elsewhere.
There office buildings and homes were
rocked and thousands rushed into the
streets. The material damage was
limited to falling chimneys.
FRENCH MARINES MARCH
NEAR GREEK KING'S PALACE.
Athens, via London. Three hundred
French marines were transferred
from the Zappelon Exposition building
within 400 yards of the King's Pal
ace. They marched through the
streets with bayonets fixed and trum
pets blowing, accompanied by motion
picture apparatus. The front of the
large palace structure is occupied by
Prince Andrew and Princess Alice.
MIndway on their march the
French contigent met three, companies
of sailors from the former Greek fleet.
When the squads met the Greeks
turned down another street.
WOMEN REFUSED EQUAL
RIGHTS. BY EPISCOPAL BODY.
St. Louis, Mo. Women were de
nied equal rights with men in two
actions taken by the House of Bish
ops of the Protestant Episcopal Gen
eral Convention in session here. A
proposal to permit women to sit as
delegates In the general convention
was rejected while a request from
the Rt. Rev. Logan H. Roots, bishop
of Hankow, to be allowed to permit
women to membership in his advisory
council was denounced.
MEXICANS III CLASH
0. S. SOLDIERS
AMERICAN AND MEXICANS EX
CHANGE SHOTS NEAR SAN
JOSE ON RIO GRANDE.
IN A 45-MINUTE ENCOUNTER
Firing Skirmish Formation From Cov
ered Positions In Big Bend County.
No Casualties Are Reported. Will
San Antonio, Tex. American troops
and Mexicans clashed near San Jose
In the Big Bend country,-according to
a report received by General Funston
from Col. Joseph Gaston, commander
of the district. The fight lasted for
45 minutes. No losses were suffered
by the Americans and information is
lacking regarding less among the
Colonel Gaston's report said that a
band of about 30 Mexicans opened
fire on a detachment composed of 23
men of the Sixth Cavalry and Texas
National Guard Cavalry squadron en
gaged in patrol duty between Presi
dio and Ruidosa. Lieutenant . Gud
ington, of the Texas squadron, com
manding the troops, ordered his men
to return the fire.
A vigorous exchange of shots con
tinued for a period of 45 minutes, the
Americans and Mexicans firing In
skirmish formation from covered po
sitions on either side of. the Rio
Grande. Information from Colonel
Gaston did not indicate that the
United States troops crossed in pur
suit of the Mexicans. After the fight
Lieutenant Cudington returned to
Ruidosa with his command.
Whether the Mexicans were de
facto Government troops or members
of a bandit band was not know by
COMPANY OWNING BREMEN
REGARDS SUBMARINE LOST.
Great Anxiety Prevails Among Fami
lies of Crew Difficulty in Obtaining
Sailors For Other Vessels Feared.
LoDdon. An Exchange Telegraph
Company dispatch from Amsterdam
says a telegraph received there from
Bromen confirm the report that the
German Ocean Navigation Company
has received no news from the com
mercial submarine Bremen and that
she is regarded as lost.
Great anxiety prevails among the
families of the crew, virtually all of
whom reside In Bremen and ft is ex
pected difficulty will be experienced
in obtaining crews for other com
mercial submarines which may un
dertake trans-Atlantic voyages.
According to this information the
sailing of the Deutschland on another
voyage across the Atlantic has been
Baltimore. Paul G. L. Hilken, Am
erican manager ot the company own
ing the German submmarines, admit
ted that the Bremen was a month
overdue, that he feared an accident
had happened to her machinery and
that she had been lost with all fcer
PRELIMINARY PLANS FOR
U. C. V. REUNION BEGUN.
Washington. Preliminary plans for
the 1917 reunion of the United Con
federate Veterans their first gather
ing in Washington were discussed
here at a meeting of the finance com
mittee of the general reunion commit
tee. The exact date for the gathering
has not been determined, but mem
bers of the committee said It probably
would be held in May or June, the
plans being to have the entertainment
of the veterans spread over a week,
with ecursions to Gettysburg and
other nearby battlefields.
4 KILLED, 1 NEAR DEATH,
AS TRAIN STRIKES AUTO.
Altoona, Pa. A woman and three
girls were instantly killed here and
the woman's son probably fatally in
jured when a Pennsylvania Railroad
train struck an automobile in which
they were riding.
EDISON GETS DOCTOR'S
DEGREE BY TELEPHONE.
Albany, N. Y. A degree of doctor
of laws was conferred upon Thomas
A. Edison over the telephone by Dr.
John H. Finley, president of the Uni
versity of the state of New York.
Mr. Edison was in his laboratory at
Orange, N. J., while Dr. Finley was
in the auditorium of the New York
Educational Building here. Eight
hundred persons, using as many tele
phones, heard Dr. Finley confer the
degree and Mr. Edison accent.
TEACHERS TO HEAR
GOV. BRUMBAUGH, OF PENNSYL
VANIA, WILL DELIVER ADC
DRESS BEFORE ASSEMBLY.
PROGRAMME IS ANNOUNCED
Many National Speakers to Appear B- i
fore Teachers' Assembly at Ral- ;
eight, November 30.
Raleigh. Governor Martin' G. 1
Brumbaugh, of Pennsylvania, will de
liver an address in the Raleigh 'audi
torium Friday evening, December 1,
when he will appear before the an
nual session of the' North Carolina
Teachers' Assembly. With Governor
Brunrbaugh on the program of the
evening will be Governor Locke Craig ,
and the Governor-elect of North Car
olina. This was announced after a confer
ence of President Robert H. Wright
and Secretary E. E. Sams, of the as
sembly, who discussed the program
and determined upon . certain details '
of it. Governor Brumbaugh is an edu
cator of national reputation and was
elected to the governorship from the
office of superintendent of schools. .
He is a forceful talker who makes
what he says intensely interesting.
President Wright says.
Another announcement made was 7
that the annual sermon to be preach- .
ed at noon, Thanksgiving Day, In the - ,
city auditorium, will be by Rev. A.
A. McGeachey, pastor of the Second
Presbyterian church of Charlotte...
Dr. McGeachey Is regarded as one of ;
the most eloquent of Southern Prea- '
byterian divines. In Charlotte and
throughout the state he has identified
himself with progressive social ser
vice and was the leading spirit in the
movement which two years ago "
brought before the General Assembly
the bill for a State Reformatory for
Raleigh will have opportunity on
Thursday night, November 29, to hear -a
former Raleigh man who has made
a name for himself asa pioneer in
secondary, education. On that night
Mr. Thomas H. Briggs, Jr., of Colum-
bia University,' will be on the pro
gram. Mr. Briggs spent several
years, for the university, studylngsec- '
ondary education throughout the coun
try and was the first occupant of the
chair of this subject in the university.
The first session of the assembly
will be held Wednesday at noon; No- ;
vember 29, at 4:30 yp. m. Following -this,
all the generjal meetings of the
assembly will be held in the evening
The first night session will be open
ed by an" address of welcome, respond
ed to by, Superintendent H. B., Smith,
of New Bern. , There will also be an
address by Dr. W. C. Bagley, from the ,
University of Illinois. "
At noon Thursday, the Thanksgiv
ing sermon will be preached by Dr. A.
A. McGeachey. Thursday evening the
president's address by President Rob
ert T. H. Brigg3 and Dr. Peter Dyk- v
ema, of. the University of Wisconsin,
who will, speak on. the subject,
"Music and Everyman." -
A. &. M. Wins Dairy Honors.
West. Raleigh. T. C. Reed, profes
sor of dairy husbandry at the North
Carolina College of Agriculture and
Mechanic Arts,', has just returned
from the National Dairy Show, held
this year at Springfield, Mass., where
he carried a class to participate in the
Judging contestB. Professor Reed's
charges were Joseph Lee, Jr., W. R.
Radford and Lu D. Thrash. Teams
from 19 state colleges were present
to contest for the judging prizes of
fered at this show. . ; f
Biltmore Hosplta Enlarged.. j
Asheville." The new wing of Bilt- .
more Hospital, built by Mrs. George
W. Vanderbilt and Mrs. Alfred G.
Vanderbllt as a memorial o their
husbands, was thrown open to . the
public and a reception held while the
new building was inspected. The ad
ditions make the Biltmore Hospital
one of the best in the state and give:
it facilities for caring j" for a larger
number of patients than ever before.
Guilford County Won First Prize.
Raleigh. Guilford County won first
prize for best county exhibit in the
state fair, Haywood was second and
Swain, in conjunction with the Indian
exhibit from that couny, was third.
Th?re were 10 prizes offered and the
other winners in their order were:
Alamance, Beaufort, Lee, Wake, Rich
mond, Stanly and Hoke. There were
a number of other county exhibits
that came in fpr special mention of
merit. John C. Sharpe, of Guilford
county, won first individual farm