?NOTB TO THE UNITED 9X.4TBft
OVER SINKING OF \~ESSEL
WAS MADE PL" 11 LIC
CONSIDLRED VERY WEAK
(By United Press)
WASHINGTON. ? Germany has set
*vp the contention that the steamer.
-Arabia, which was sunk some time
J.ago, was a troop transport. She ad
'mltted that a German submarine
'sunk the vessel under that impres
sion. This information appeared In
' her answer today to , American in
quiries,, which was maco public thli
?afternoon by the* State department.
At OM'pauie time, Germany agreed
rto proo^Uy take appropriate conse
*?aencM? the United States showed
the verfeTto be an ordinary passen
ger linefy rather than a transport.
Lansing refused to comment on tho
inote. Tho contents of the message
<and the mr.ln facts therein were
^chronicled several days ago when It
'bocame knov.n that the note would
^arrive. .Tho State Department has
'said privately all along that the
?Arabia case la the main issue upon
Vhlch the future relations between
' *Germnny and Amcrlca probably de
'pend* It is pointed out that Germany
'emphasizes that her commanders are
'^till under orders to follow the ln
Hernatlonal law as demanded by the
Juntted States in its note over the
Note Considered Weak.
WASHINGTON. ? Tho administra
tion considers tho German noto, re- ?
Jgarc'lng the Arabian case, as very1
THE BIGGEST PAPER
W Record In Journalism to bo
E'tibllnhed When Dally News |
Chrlstrans Edition Appears. I
What promises to be the most
Complete guide for Christmas shop
pers and ? Incidentally, the largest
taper over published In Beaufort
bounty, ? will be Issued within a few
days 'when the Christmas edition of
the Daily Nows Is delivered.
N ? expense or trouble Is being
spared In making this edition ono
that will make It valuable to both
feeders and advertisers of the pa
Ptr. It Will be printed on special
paper, ordered for this purpose snd
? Will contain Innumerable cute, "bor
ders and other features.
Local shoppers are urged to watch
tor this extra edition and to use It
"when doing their Christmas shop
11 IADIESMD SOCIETY
of the Plr* Baptist Church %rlH
romtnet a Christmas Fair In tho
Hodmen bnlMIng on West Main
' street beginning Thnrmlay night
at 6 oVIork and rontlnnlnjr
through the week.
1 t-8-\8to-fp J
THEY WANT YOOR \iM < ]
The f ollowing stores ar^ today
making a special bid for ypto* Christ
mas trado. They have exceptional
values for Chrlatmas shopping. Their,
advertisements in today's iss'ue proTe
that they want your trade and are
progressive enough to go after It:
X. H. Morris.
Spencer Brothers. /? I
Municipal Light & Water Co.
Harris Hardware Co.
HERE'S ONE WAY OF
INTRODUCING MR. WARD
One of the points in the loaooa for
today of Miss Elizabeth Warren's ,
rlasB In the local school was "to
write an introduction for a publi e
speaker. Among the papers sent I Jj
was the following: <
"I am now before yon to in
troduce one <?f the most lnmor- 1 1
tant men In cur county. Mr. ?
Ward Is a famosn lawyer we.
have ever heard and speaker awl
ho speaks at every election
have. Ho was f anions frarf.j
childhood to manhood and / la
still famous. And I think nSost
% people will agree with me.**'
BRITISH CABINET IS
(By United Press1)
LONDON. ? The House of Com
mons met and adjourned today with
out any announcement concerning
the new ministry that Is to be head
ed by Lloyd George. It adjourned
to meet again next Tuesday. There
has been much speculation regarding
the personnel of the new cabinet, but
nothing authoritative could be leara
od today. . j
BAPTIST WILL MEET
AT DURHAMNEXT YR.
(By United Press)
DURHAM. N. C. ? Durham has
been selected by the Worth Carolina
j-Haptists, In State convention, which
ir now lu session at Elizabeth City,
for their meeting place next year.
TO HAVE ART EXHIBIT
Treat is In Store* for Local Lovers of
Art During Next Week.
I An art exhibit, consisting of beau
tiful reproductions of the world's
, greatest paintings and sculpture w!U
| bo held by .the Elson Art Publication
' Company' December 12 to 16 in Mr.
Brown's vacant store on North Mar
i kot street. All money raised, above
? expenses, will be used to purchase
! pictures for the school building.
| The exhibit promises to be a great
; event and it will bring to the eyes of
local art lovers man y- beautify I
' works. It is expected thaivjlarge.
' crowds will witness the
| during Its stay here.
ESTABLISHES AERHl USE
OH LOWER CHESAPEAKE
(By United Press)
WASTIINOTON.? -The war depart
ment will shortly establish an aerial
base on the Lower Chesspeake, the
House Naval Commlttse has been
Informed, The site selected Is across
the Norfolk rhannel, Just north of
the Jamectown grounds.
OFFER* ? 8DOTNTER PROPOSITION
to camruLsoRV ARBITRA
TION, WHICH THEY
.i FUN CALLS FOB TRUCE
19 A6HINGTON. ? The four bit
raij.-oad brotherhooda aro pfreparlnf
t<* submit to Congresi and to the
President a plan for the sottlomen:
^(disputes between the railroad
I'jfed their employes which will dc
away with the objectionable "com
pulsory arbitration" feature of thi
f President's reoommendation to Con
The legislation urged by President
Wilson would force $11 employes to
remain at work dnrlng Investigation
of the causes of their disputes with
their employers and until settlement
short of strikes or lockout had been
In fighting the "compulsory arbi
tration" feature of the President's
recommendations, the American Fed
eration of Labor will Join hands
with the brotherhoods.
Samuel Gompcrs, in an interview,
outlined clearly the attitude of tho
Federation 'tdwatd this. P^ase, of the
President's message to Congress, and
declared his organization was prepar- ,
ad to "reaist every attempt to lm- ,
pone. Involuntary servitude on our,
William O. Lee. president of tho.
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen,
the largest of the railroad organlxa
tlons. declared the plan for the set
tlement of disagreements with the
railroads had been under considera
tion for some time, but that it had
not been worked out In detail.
Mr. Lee admitted the plan might
not always work out In practice so
that the railroads of the country
would be able to run normally.
"I am quite sure, though." Mr.
T.ee added, "that it will prove accep
table to the President."
It Is unedrstood the plan provides
that after the railroad employes' de
mands have been submitted to the
railroad executives the men shall re
main at work during a specified time
while the demands are under consid
oration. During that no utriko
I will be called and the railroads will
[be bound by law not 10 organlte n
lockout during tho period ot Inves
tigation. 1 , ..
tt. at the end of this period, the
railroads and men aro unable to come
to a working agreement then both
'aro free to attempt to enforce their
demanda. without further legal re
Mrs. MeHck Win* In Work.
The following, taken from tho
Elisabeth City Evening News, will
prove of interest to many of our
tkn C. yr* Mrtl.fc.WM- before ?y> '
county commitslooars this aftfrtno^fc
!a- of tlpytapftto Oioil-XT
Ctfifr it 9aaQu?fgff Mpty.?S|? ask- '
ed wirtd Appropriation of tfjo pr
r.ld In the work of organlBlajrtfemawi
can ak^. clubs thronghont -?b??roi?,!
rbr condmlssl^ors voted In a- '
tot of giving the appropriation. m4. j
Veil <*?*?? . made a noble and w*
r.lstont fight for tho orjrantraf Ion Of
the ptrls of tho raral districts of the jj
county. Her final success is a mat-l
ter for congratnlatlons to her and
I/krI Visitor Today.
L If. Roberts of New -Bern, la In
the efty today transacting burinmi. i
r : URGES THAI DISTRICT
; Of COLUMBIA BE DRY
i^(By United Press)
WASHINGTON. ? Senator Over
man today presented In the Ce ii:l I
a "d rj*' petition for the District ol
Columbia from the Weetern Nortli
Carolina conference of the Methodist
Episcopal Church 8outh, which i:
now in session at Gastonla, N. C. The
petltioa was referred to the judiciary
BRYAN IS OPPOSED
TO GOVT. OWNERSHIP
(By United Press)
"WASHINGTON. ? Classlnir some
he girls of the rruol districts of the
.obbero," William Jennings Bryan
today declared that Federal control
of the railroads would bring into na
tional \ politics "a corruptive force
greater th:\ we have over known.",
Mr. Bryan Is testifying at his owa
request before the Newlands Joint
committee for investigating public
DECLARE BONO ISSUE
OF HUNDRED HIlilON
<By United Press)
WASHINGTON. ? The Federal
Farm Loan Banks will declare a
hundred million dollar bond issue,
the United Press learned today. This
will be mado shortly after the new
banks open their doors for business,
probably during February.
POPE CONDEMNS AERIAL
RAIDS ON OPEN CITIES
! ROME. ? In his allocution dcllv- 1
ered before the Secret Cons!story
here yesterday Pope Benedict said:
[ "It even the law of man wero
obeyed at present peace and prosper
ity would reign in Europe. Wo sec
every principle of right violated, acts,
committed in defiance of the laws of
God and man, open cities and de
fenseless inhabitants exposed to aeri
al attacks and by sea and land name
" can but deplore again these
crimes and condemn all those by
whom they are committed."
I Sunday School was well attended
here Sunday afternoon. Quite a
, number of visitors were present.
Mra. J. H. Wallace, of Washing
i ton, returned home Tuesday after
i noon after spending several days
i with Miss Alice Woolardi
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Woolard spent
Sunday with their mother, Mrs. Mary
iC. Hay no*.
Soms"^>f our people gttsmlod
chttreb M Beaver Dam Bunds* Word
ing and nlglit
Mra. J. Jt. W*lfoee and Mlm
tie Wootard weror geusts ot -llcfr.
"L. Sparrow late Sa&day afternoon. *
Our ptiMtc ?^oot work *rfts 're
sumed t&aln Monday after having
been stopped sloes Wednesday on
account of the teachers attending the
N. C. ITsschers Assembly ft* Raleigh
last week. Misses Braddy sad Wool
ard returned home Saturday night
end roport a most pleasant and prof- j
liable session of the assembly. . J
Our Sunday School Is thinking of
having a Christmas tree some time
during the holidays. 4
TOBUCRIfti TO TH? DAILY HTTWS
Misery of Inhabitants is Terrible.
Thousands Are Starving and
Dying by the Roadside
BUCHAREST FALLS 10 THE GERMANS
(By tJalted Press)
"With the German army of General
/on Fulltenhayn, headquarters In
Rumania. ? Every hundred yards
here Is something dead or dying In
Rumania. The country Is mad with
terror. Anarchy and chaoc reign
everywhere. The misery of the In
habitants Is terrible. Most of it is
lue to the Rumanian government It
'elf, which ordered all civilian., to
leave thslr homes as the German ar
| rales advanced with almost Incrcdl
Entire villages, acting upon this
warning, fled from their homes.
They were, for the most part, without
food after the first day or 'two.
CountlcsB numbers starved to death.
Hordes of peasants fled before the
Germans like chaff before the wind.
They knew not where they were go
ing. b'nt they kept up fhelr flight ss
long as their strength would permit
them. The dertd and dying ire re left
'by the roadside. Women. carry. ng
' babes to their breasts and w.ih chil
dren clinging to their skirts, prc
jj'- :: i d llie l.'.ost piti.'ul alsbt of all.
Entire Rumania Is suffering with an
intensity that cannot be lv.iagin.-d.
!' The hole country is panic stricken.
The people do not know what ta do
and they are fleeinR in various direc
tions without knowing where ihejr
will II nd shelter nnd refuge.
Rumanian Troops Withdraw.
PARIS. ? The Rumanian troops
evacuated Bucharest in good ordi-r,
saving their army, it was authorita
tively staled today. The Rumanian
rear guard was strenuously forced lo
cover the retreat.
GermnnR Muke Further Ailvanrc*.
BERLIN. ? Occupy! v? Campina
and SIni-Ca. in addition to the Ru
manian capital. Bucharest, announce
ment was made today of a further
advance by the German troops.
R. L FLOWERS WILL
(By United Press)
DURHAM, N. C.? R. L. Flowers.
Secretary of Trinity College, was to
day named by the State Methodist
conference to succeed the late James
Southgate as member of the Mctbo
dial Board of Euucat'on.
Jim Weston Growing Famous.
"Jim" Weston, son of Mr. and
Mrs. R. B. Weston of this city, is
ichlcvlng considerable fame In thej
'ootball worlil. Ho played on the:
Furman, (S. C.) team during the last
reason as fullback and has been bo
lected as a member of the All-State
team. Tie has also received consld-j
Table newspaper publicity. One of
the latest reports In the Oreenv'.llo
Dally NpVs reads as follows: "Wes
ton, as full back, has not received
the crrdlt duo him for his work this
season. He hits tho line harder
than any other member of the Fur
man teum, and Is unquestionably a
groat football player. He In in the
game all the:t!mn, and working hjtrd. *
Weston does not hesitate to ilrk his
own t&Tflty in order lo mako a gain."
Receiver of Ou Plant.
?I hUvfe this day been appointed
Recelter|>y the Federal Court of the ,
property and business of the Wash- j
lngt on fighting Company and will
eontlu^jo operate the gas plant by
6rd#trfkjrthe Court until further no- j
tic*. J|Jompt payment is requested
of alt'^lls duo the Company and
?ettle(t!?nt should be made with Miss
Margie Blount, at the Company's
office. No other person Is authorised
to receive or pay out money In my I
name or to accept or incur any obll- 1
Ration on the part of the Company.
This December 4, 1916.
GEORGE T. I. EACH. R*retv?r.
Jiorml of Aldermen T Matter
at Ihrir Mv-ftSr.K ' iilrh Wu
ilelJ Last Nijjlit.
At the tneptlnp of tK.c hoard of
r.Mcrmcn. held last n 1 : t . the <1 5?r un
I nioa of street pn\:ni? WnihlngtOD
v.vs the principal topi:- of Interrsf.
j A representative of an Atlanta
paving company was r"r*er.t nnrl arl
drosted the board with rcferr-nr** to
securing the contrnet for his firm.
Upon motion, however. It was de
cided not to take ar.v definite art ion
In this direction until the next meet'
A survey will hnve to he made and
the board will al-:o endeavor to as
certain the cxact cost to carh Indi
vidual before entering fnto any con
tract for having the work done.
Mr. Rwnln In the fit v.
J. Ij. 8wain, of Plynotitb. whn f*
well known locally, was :-.i..nnt? the
out of town visitors here today.
R Trlanrle Kny-Tlon
"TUB NO-(#f>OD GUY"
Popular Rrondway Favorite
ADMISSION Be and lOc
Show *t*rt? at 7:?R ?har*?
Matins dallr at 4 o m.
Our entire stock is complete and ready for Christmas sales. Shop early aud get the
advantage of the beautiful gifts before stock is picked over. + . Calais Clothing Co,