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THE ASHSYILLE TIMES
ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE.
MEMBER OF ATJDFT BUREAU OF I
R.VTV ATfD COLDER,
VOLUME XXL- NO. 36.'
ASHEVILLE, N. 0, MONDAY A1TERN0 ON, MARCH 27, 1916.
PRICE 2 CENTS n
BREAK WITH GERMANY
fith Sinking of Sussex and
Englishman, Situation Has
Again Assumed Aspect
AN UNDERCURRENT OF
Feared That Germany Has Re
newed Campaign Against
Passenger Ships in Vio
lation of Assurances.
Willard, Winner Over
Moran.Takes Money Home
. L. . EJ." !l '
Statement of Tex Rickard Intimates That Willard May Retire
Without Again Defending Title Moran Wants Another
Go at Champion.
... f . i
E.O.P. MAY HOT
American Troops Straining1
Every Nerve to Catch Ban
dit Before He Reaches
N. C. Republicans May "Get
Around" Election Board's
Order to Indicate Prefer
ence of President.
HOPE OF SUCCESS IN
EXHAUSTION OF BANDITS
Washington, March 27.
Americans view the submarine
situation as taking on aspects
of much gravity, the possibility
of breaking off diplomatic re-
lr.tions with Germany again
being discussed as one of the
eventualities which may be 'ex
; peeled to follow, if it is shown
tliat" the steamers Sussex and
Englishman were the victims of
Officials say they are exam
ining all the facts at hand with
open minds and that they can
come to no conclusion before
they have additional informa
tion, but there is an undercur
rent of uneasiness over the possibility-
that German submarine
activity- may be renewed
against vessels carrying . pas
sengers in violation of the as
snarnces given to the. United
States. ' , '
All administration, officials
refmined today from making
definite statements as to future
aetion or having any definite
statements, going out with the
sanction-of being official, but
there was no concealment of
tlie fact that everywhere the
new situation was regarded as
very delicate. The impression
iH general that if it is establish
ed that the' ships were the vic
tims of submarines the presi
dent has decided to take action,
first consulting congress.
Until the government has
something definite on which to
take steps the issue is becloud
ed by lack of information or by
Washington, March 25. The de
struction of the British ship English
man with Iho possible loss of Ameri
can lives and the explosion on the
cliunncl steamer Sussex carrying
American passengers, coming; close on
the alleged attack on the Patrla and
the sinking of the Tubantia served
to unsettle the ' submarine situation
SKuIn and to raise the possibility of
mure complications with the centrul
American Consul Armstrong's pre
llmlnary report received from Bristol
thnt the Englishman had been torpe
' ilwd and thut four Americans were
nilpslng presented the most serious as
pects of the sltirtlon. The fact tha
the missing Americans wereiworken
on the ship and not passengers will
not lessen the Interest of the American
overnrrient In their case. It Is said.
The circumstances are accentuated
ry the fact that the ship was bound
ny from England and carried no
As Consul Armstrong' dispatch did
not say on what proof ha based his
tiitement that the Englishman had
been torpedoed further Investigation
will be made before tha. case Is d
vnnred. The explosion on the Sussex If va
riously reported as having been
caused by a mine' and by a torpedo
ond an Investigation will ' also be
ninrie In this case before the United
Ktstes determines whether it Is concerned.
New-Tork, March 27. With his
right hand bandaged, owing to an In-
Jury to a knuckle of the Index finger
and nearly 40,000 in big bills care
fully stowed somewhere about his
person, Jess ; Willard, , the world's
heavyweight champion, left here yes
terday afternoon. He expects to Join
his family at Chicago, and he will
rest until the last week of April,
when he will begin a six . months'
tour with a circus.
Speaking yesterday of his bout with
Frank Moran at Mafllson Square gar
den, Willard said: ,,
"Moran Is a great, strong, fellow.
both clever and full of courage, but
I think I could have knocked him out
last night had I not injured by right
hand early in the fight. The doctir
says I will not he able to use my
right hand for at least two weeks. As
to fighting Moran again or Fulton or
any other challenger, my manager
will have to attend to that matter. I
am willing at any tlmie to-defend my
title and -will be ready whenever ar
rangements are made."
' Willard ilfl not show a mark from
last nights contest. ,
Moran was up early yesterday and
received many callers at his hotel. The
That Villa's Men and Horses
Are Near Starvation
OVER BOARD'S ACTION
THOS. J. PENCE
Prominent North Carolina Pol
itician and Newspaper Man
Dies in Capital After
Pittsburgh man's face was puffed and
his eyes discolored from Wlllard's1
lefthand labs, but he was -cheerful, numerous
He was unwilling; to admit that Wll-
lard had beat him and claimed that!
if i the seventh round had gone a
minute longer he would have knocked
out the champion.
"I want another go with Willard,"
said Moran, "and would like it to be
for twenty reunds or more, as I am
not at my best Jn a ten round bout.
In six weeks' time I -Willi he ready to
meet Willard or .any other big fellow
i Tnntpti with me. Believe me, I
am not going to remain Idle, as I j lnito a race between the cavalry of
know. I possess every requisite to win the United States and the fleeing
Republicans Point Out That
N. C. Party Could Send Dum
my Candidate to Chicago
and Meet the Law.
El Paso, March 27. The pursuit of
Francisco Villa had developed today
the championship title.'
Special to The Times.
Raleigh, March 27. Whether tho
state board of elections in ordering a
presidential preference primary will
bandits, mounted on Mexican ponies, be able to get from republicans an
according to dispatches from the . expression as to their own candidate
... i.t viiia iiau DroKen tnrougn me Deiore mi vmcago convention, is a
Mrs. W. H. Woodall, who was elect. .. .. ..... .. .. ...
ed one of the vice-presidents of the I -arranza line ana was rieeinlg south- sueject or considerable speculation to
Baptlst Woman's union, has returned j ward with , the American troops .in day.
to the cltv. With her is miss aianory, j pursuit, straining every nerve to catch uoara pasaea me rrau
corresponding secretary of the South- jhlm before he reacheg tho mountains i J""0" at ,the St"rday mUne'
Jv continuation of the violent
, -oardment east of the Meuse and
jrth of Verdun indicates tho proba
bility that a new attack there by the
Germans may be expected. The In
fantry has not been employed any
where along the Franco-Belgian front
so far as official reports show.
The Balkan war theater Is again
attracting attention by reason of the
Increasing activity north of Salonlki,
where skirmishing between tho Teu
ton forces and the entente troops now
apparently has taken the form of a
general attack -against the Franco
British line. It is not believed In en
tente circles in Athens, however, that
a srious attempt to capture Salonlki
is intended. -
Formerly Washington Corre
spondent of News and Ob
serverDeclined Offer of
em Baptist convention. Mrs. Maude
McClure, superintendent of the Louis
ville training schools. Is also in tne
city and on Monday at 4 o'clock will
deliver an address at the First Bap
Miss Slagle and Mr. Digges
Winners In Times Contest
Ml89 Marguerite Slagle; George A.
Digges, jr. t ; ' .
These are the winners of the two
leading roles In "AvRomance of Ashe
vllle," awarded throVgh The Times
Popularity contest, which ended Sat
Miss Slagle received 22.960 votes ar
more than 10,000 in . excess of the
number polled by her -nearest com
Mr. Dlggs received 87,66S votes or
more than 19,00 in excess of the num
ber polled by his nearest competitor.
tlndoubtedly the contest was the
greatest event of Its kind ever con
ducted In Ashevllle. The high vote
polled by the winners and other lead
ers shows most convincingly the
great amount of Interest manifested
during the weeks It was in progress.
All the contestants had many
friends and acquaintances working
for them, and the votes were received
from not only every nook and corner
of the city, but also from out of town
subscribers to The Times, to be cred
ited to their favorite in the race.
The work of taking the picture "A
Romance of Ashevllle" Is to be start
ed at once.
Experts who will stage and direct
tho made-ln-Ashevllle photo play, "A
Romance of Ashevllle," arrived In the
city yesterday and are now ready to
begin tholr work of making tests and
selecting the most suitable exterior
locations for the pictures.
George Henry, director for tho
Hudrls Film company, and Morris
Adelson, expert camera man, who are
guests at the Langren hotel, will meet
all who took part in the contest at
any time since it began tomon
row morning at 9 o'clock at the office
in the. city Auditorium. This Is an lm
portant meeting and It Is hoped that
every one who took part In the con
test will be present. There win db
thirty-five characters in the regular
cast. ., - -..
"A Romance of Ashevllle." the cast
of which will b headed by the win
ners' of The Times Popularity contest,
will be made up almost entirely of ex
teriors, scenes which of course must
be filmed In the open while the rays
of the sun are the brlghest, Promi
nent sections of Ashevllle will be tak
en for important parts of the picture,
and there will be many mob scenes,
In which crowds of citizens will be
askel to take part.
. Following Is the vote polled by the :
winners and their competitors:
For Leading tufty.
Miss "Marguerite Slagle, 110
Woodrow avenue 22,980
Mrs. B. B. Hester, 96 College
. Street .. 2,520
Miss Hazle Dillon, 168 S. Main
Miss Dena Mace, 12 Grady St. 7,660
Miss Marguerite Smathers, 118
Chestnut street 8,460
Miss Dorothy Tennent. 26 Blake.
Miss Nellie Bard. 23 Arlington
Miss Rose Edna Banning, Col
lege Street 13,776
Miss Fdeda Blomberg, city ... 3,835
Miss Hazel Johnson 2,320
For Leading Man.
Gus S. Lavender, Langren hote 18,280
Alexanler Poole, P. O. box 316 6,670
F, Alton Abbott, city 7,175
George A Digges, Jr., 640 Bllt-
more avenuo 17,665
Marlon Dixon 5,940
In the Guerrero district. The one hope
of a speedy termination of the chase
is mat tne night of Villa will e
checked by the starvation and" ex
haustion of the ponies. It is known
that Villa Is almost destitute of sup
plies and ammunition, and dead and
dying horses found on the trail give
evidence of villa's desperate case and
his need. ,
. The most ominous news that has
reached the border since the pursuit
started was that which was contained
in a dispatch from the front yesterday
which stated that half of the Carran-
ia garrison at Namlqutpa had disap
peared and - it was expected that at
least .some of them had Joined Villa.
The fact that the news was passed
by the censor was regarded as signif
icant here, where everp report from
the Jnterlolr -ot Mexico, agrees thit
there Is -dlsSff ectton: among the Car
ranza troops. - '
FATHER AND SON"
Featured by Address and Music
Promises to Be Enjoy
. able Occasion.
German Torpedo Boat ,
Missing After Conflict
London, March 27. A German tor
pedo boat la missing since the sea
fighting which followed tho British air
raid o,f Saturday morning on the Ger
man aviation sheds on northern
flehlesweg-Holsteln, according to an
ofltclal German statement received by
The statement l as follows:
'The English naval aero attack on
the North Frisian coast failed com
pletely. Two armed fishing steamers
on outpost service fell victims to tho
English vessels. Our naval aeroplanes
forces and succeeded In scoring a
number of hits and In severely dam
aging a tropedo boat dostroyer. Of
the naval fighting force which was
sent immediately Into action, only
few torpedo boats came In touch with
the retreating enemy during the nlgbt
of March 25-26. One of the torpedo
boats has not yet returned.
London, March 27. It Is announced
that 11 persons were killed when the
British steamer Minneapolis, formerly
In the New York-London service, was
sunk last week In the Mediterranean
attacked the English naval fighting sea.
Good Weather Generally
Promised For This Week
MISS CLEF.IENT WINS
- HER FIRST CASE
Miss I Kxum Clement,- Buncombe
ountys first woman lawyer, who took
6th as an attorney a few weeks ago,
m her first case today In the,oourt
Of Msaiitrat T. r. Ilnntar.
The suit was a civil action in which weather will be or snort a u ration,
J ip r... . . w. . . The disturbance over tha
Mta'tlie. to be due the plaintiff, Mta.to.lppl lh wUl U dvaoo In th Oulf itatt
Washington, March 25. The weather
bureau's weekly foreca.t I. that com
paratively mild weather will prevail
during the coming week In th. Mlssl..
slppl valley 'and the district to the
east, though there will be a reaction
flunday and Monday from the abnor
mal! hlnh temDerature now provalt-
Ing In the Great Central valley and In
the Gulf states. The change to cooler
A "father and son banquet" which
will be held In the auditorium at the
Young Men's Christian association
Friday night, April 7. The purpose of
the banquet Is to break, down reserve
and to create an atmosphere or ten
dency between fathers and sons of
greater companionship. .
Th. program will consist of two ad
dresses by well known speakers, en
joyable musical selections, and tho
banquet whlebr will probably be fol
lowed by Informal talks by a few of
the fathers present. This promises
to be one of the most interesting ban
quets ever held at the local assocla
tlon, and a large attendance Is antlcl
Much Itnerest Is being manifested
In the Evangelistic week which Will be
conducted by Rev. Dr. R. I. Gamon of
Knoxville, Tenn., and will begin at tho
Young Men'. Christian association this
afternoon at 8:15 o'clock, with an ad
dress to the members of the High
school boys gymnasium class. At 6:13
In with an address tosatdthatgLTAO
o'clock tonight Rev. Dr. Gamon will
address the Business men's class and
8:15 o'clock he will bpeak to the sen
These evangelistic service will be
conducted throughout the e itlre week
In connection with the various gym
This Is a now movement on tha part
of the associations throughout the
United States and the local association
Is anticipating good results. The even-
geltstlc service, will close Sunday af
ternoon with a meeting of all the
classes In the auditorium at tha asao
elation, with an address by Rev. Cal
vin B. Waller.
northeast and will b. attended by gen
eral rains Sunday ovor much of the
country east of th. Mississippi, with
thunder storm. In the southeastern
state, and showers In th. middle At
Another storm wtll advance Inland
from th. Pad no Monday or Tuesday,
passing eastward to the middle plains
states and up th. Mississippi valley tha
middle of th. week and to fh. eastern
tata about Thursday.
The w.ath.r will tx generally fair. the trial, whlcn win be ai I
the general result Clarence Carr, mem
ber of the board, concurred but did
not think that wiring the results to the
Chicago convention of much moment.
The board ordered that after the pri
maries Juno 3, the countlea ovor the
state mall June 6 tho results to the
state canvassing board In Raleigh and
this board will telegraph the results
to Chicago. ,
The democrats are right happy over
the action of the board. When tho
executive committee met here two
weeks ago a discussion among mem
bers as to electing delegates In tha
primary wal resolved against such a
procedure. It was then pointed out
that under the primary act unopposed
candidates for any office are not re
quired to enter the primary. That
makes President Wilson the undisput
ed democratic candidate but the re
publicans have several candidates and
the- democracy has put a smart one on
them In requiring them to delare their
Urttton Is Jubilant.
Edward E. Burton, newspaper man
who is said to be slated as one of the
delegates to the democratic national
convention, is jubilant over the Job
which has been put up on Senator Ma
rlon Butler.n Mr. Britton thinks that
Butler has fixed the state securely for
Weeks by the maniuulation ot the re
cent convention but a primary pref
erence may make more Butler energy
necessary. ' Chairman T. Xj. Warren ot
the state executive committee, likewise
thinks that the republicans must come
In and express themselves. If Clarence
Call, however, decides to go to Chicago
as North Carolina's nominee for pres-
ldont as he intimated Saturday he
might do In order to avoid destruction
of the plans of district and state con
ventions as to delegations,- It Is not
known just what the democrats can
do to prevent It.
Mr. Call, it Is pointed out, could go
to Chicago with the North Carolina
vote, but If he saw that the convontlon
is disposed to nominate Roosevelt,
Hughes, Weeks, Burton or even Root,
SherlfT Call can come down and leave
the regularly chosen delegates free to
vote. Should this be done, it. would
loave the democrats JuHt where they
were weeks ago. The election of Mr.
Call would not give a presidential pre.
ference, but it would comply with tho
letter of the law.
As to Expense.
The corrupt practices act having
narrowed the expense money of th-i
candidates to a minimum, half tho
salary for one year, governor barred,
the board was called upon to Interpret
the beginning of expenses allowed by
law. It was decided that the candi
date must file his expenses dating
from the time he actually takes the
first step to secure a nomination and
not when he gives formal notice of
With rerpect to the office of state
senator, the board passed the follow
1. "When a wnatorlal district Is
composed of a single county all notices j
and statements of money spent must
be filed in the manner required by
candldati-a for county officers. j
2. "When a senatorial district Is
composed of more than one county In
the several counties composing the
district agrees that a particular coun
ty Is entitled to name a candidate,
then the candidate. In the primary
wtll run oly In the county entitled to
name the candidate and the notices
and statement, of money spent ahnll
bo filed as In tha case of county offices.
3. "If there be a failure to agre. as
to what county I. entitled to name the
candidate, then th. candidates will
have to run In all th. counties com
posing tha t district and notices and
' statement, of money spent will have
to be filed a In th. case of candidates
Sheriff E. M. Mitchell this morning , for sua. otnees."
reclvled a letter from Chief of To- Colonel Wilson O. Lamb and A. B.
lice Haynea, of Knoxville, Tenn., Freeman, members of the board, will
stating that Robert Hamilton, who rmaln In Raleigh and will send ou.
was arrested In that city by request the matter necessary for a proper em
of officials here, on the charge of sell, ployment of tho primary act In the
lng whiskey In West Ashevllle, lias '1!M cumpair, th. nint time that It
secured tho services of an attorney h been tried. They wtll have head
end refuses to com. to Ashevllle will-1 quarters In th. senat. chiimtier and
out requisition paper. A. h. has will send out Information wherever
made bond, (his aetion I. legal and desired.
'Hhcrlff Mltchall will leave this city! Raleigh'. K-wnd Candidate.
for Knoxville on March II to attend 'Raleigh, new candidate fos atlor
he should not run for the office, gives
When ex-Lieutenant Governor W.
C. Newland was here a few days ago,
he declared that If the people will not
bother Colonel Edmund JoneR, the
colonel will carry the state. The po
liticians who study conditions serious
ly, however, have another feeling.
There Is a larpe element that sees tho
utmost impropriety In Judge Carter's
nomination circuit riding and his un
abated campaign enegy. Some of these
are his friends. They admit that
Judge Carter has distinguished prese
dent In tho 1912 campaign of Chief
Justice Walter Clark, but even that
does not sanctify the present.
The friends of Colonel Jones, Gus
Self, T. H. Calvert and those of R. O
Everett while he was in the race, never
could see how anybody saw a Carter
landslide In prospect The ythought
Judge Carter's candidacy had failed
after the first week resulting from the
spell which his finely wrought an
nouncement created. But those who
are not lined up with Judge Carter or
any of the others seem to see the Car
ter victory and they have determined
How Stroma Can Help.
SImms, of course, is running with
out thought of beating anybody but
of electing himself. He has been
bombarded and begged until he re
lented. His backers believe he Is po
tential. Judge Carter is popular in
Raleigh. It is true that he cussed out
several mighty prominent men hero,
made the sheriff, Murray Allen, W. C
Douglass and Clyde Douglass, Colonel
J. C. L, Harris, B. C. Beckwlth and
several litigants pretty mad. But
Judge Carter did other things. To him
Raleigh is indebted for the municl
pslly owned waterworks. The judge
forced the arbitration that gave the
city the plant. "Then Judge Carter
took that common "Girl from sec
tor's" show and kicked It from his
court, wouldn't allow it to be tried
The town had suppress It and th9
chief of police and mayur oi that day
had to nut up their hands.
The Supreme court kicked the casa
back In court, unanimously reversing
the action of Judge Cuter, but when
"The Girl" came baek from that
court. It had givtin her such a bad
reputation that she will hradly ask for
irreat damages. Judge Carter made
lots of friends here. They will vote
for Simms against him. They mignt
not do so otherwise.
Washington, March 27. Thomas J."
Pence, secretary of the democratlo
n?atlonal committee, who had been,
ill for several months as the result
of pneumonia, died at his home here
early today. Mr. Pence was formerly
Washington correspondent of The Ra
leigh Nows and Observer....
Mr. Penca probably had as exton- '
slve acquaintance among democratic
politicians throughout the country as
any man who ever occupied his offi
cial position with the national com
mittee. He was one of the "orighml
Wilson men" and after the last pres
idential election was offered several ,
important government posts. He de
clined them all, howev'er, and becamo
assistant to the chairman of the na
tional commitltee, in , charge of tha
permanent headquarters of the com- .
mittee here. . ,
At the meeting of the natioinal com-
mittee here last December Mr., Pen'!
was chosen Et cretary ... Mr. Pence was
a friend of President Wilson and was
the daily companion of the presldent'3
secretary, Joseph Tumulty, and ot '
several prominent administration senators.
For many years Mr. Pence was
Washington correspondent of the Ra- i
leigh, N. C, . News and ; Observer,
which paper is owned by Seoretary
Josephus Daniels of the navy department.
Because of Mr. Pence's protracted
il'lness, W. R. Holllster, secretary of
Senator Stone, was recently appoint
ed assistant secretary of the nationlal
committee and was deslglnated by
Mr. Pence as acting secretary of the
President Wilson was deeply shock
ed when told of the death of Mr.
Pence and expressed deep regret.
With Postmaster General Burleson
and Secretary Tumulty, Mr., Pence
had directed all the details of the po
litical work of the admlnlstratlnln
since President Wilson took office.
Mr. Pence was 43 years of age; he
was a native of Raleigh. N. C, and &
graduate of Wake Forest college. Ha
During the 1908 presidential cam
paign Mr. Pence had charge of tho
publicity bureau of the . democratic
national committee, and In the 1912
campaign had charge of the Wood
row Wilson publicity wo''
Before being made nccretary of the
democratic national committee Mr.
Pence was assistant to the chalrms.i
of the comn.ittee and later took
charge of permanent headquarters ct
the committee here. '
Governor Thinks Gypsies
Are Holding Young Glass
Says He Is Determined to Prove or Disprove Truth of Re
cent Reports That Little Boy, Missing For a Year, Has
Been Seen With Band in Eastern N. C.
TO RETURN HERE
Raleigh, March 37. Governor
Craig ha. stated that he has In
formation which leads him to believe
that James Glass, the small boy who
disappeared from Greely, Pa., a year
ago, Is being held by a band of Gyp
sies near Goldsboro. He said there
recently had been report, that th.
lad was with the Oypsle. and had
been seen at numerous points In east-
em North Carolina and that, he
would either prove or dlxprov. tho
Special to The Times.
Meredith. N. 11.. March 25. Charles
Glass, of Jersey City, N. J.. wired his
New Hampshire agont recently
as follows: "1 am almost certain that
James ha. been found at Scotland-
Neck, N. C. As soon as t get more
definite Information I will .tort for
During the last two week, the Glass
family have received over twe hun
dred letter, from different points In
North Carolina all Indicating that
their son James, age five, who was kid.
napped May 13, 1913, at Greely, Penn
was In tho custody of a band of Gyp
sleii travel inn throunh North Carolina.
8o mBny points In North Carolina
have been mentioned as the possible
hiding place of tho Gypsins that tho
distracted parents are about crazed
will: suspense. This kidnapping cu
Is next In Importance to the Charlie
Ross case of 20 years ago. The gov
ernor of North Carolina has again
been asked to arrest th. Gypsi. banl
who are thought to hav. th. boy.
No Americans Lost On
Sussex Is Indication
1MIW W tlf 11
on that data,
Tarts, March 37. Detailed Infor
mation gathered by the American em
hasay here Indicates that no American
O'oloeklney general, assuming tnat It. w.j" nn w -
Bltam will not persuade himself that American, whoa. name, were reoorj.
(d on th. passenger list of th. Bus
sex hav. .low been accounted for, tha
embassy states. It 1. possible however,
that there may hav. been among t ,
p.n.nger. some American. wbi,
name. war. net taaarlbad.
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