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THE: ASHELLE CITIZEN
CITIZEN WANT ADS
VOL. XXXTTT, NO. 352.
ASIIEVILLE, N. 0., THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 11, 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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' ' FAIR - '
AFTER HARD DRIVE
Haig's Forces Consolidating
Their Gains on West
Austrian Attempt to Gain
Ground From Italians
As la customary after the attain
ment of the objective of hla drives.
Field Marshal Haig on Wednesday
permitted the British troops, in Flan
ders to have a breathing spell while
consolidating; their gains of Tuesday
along; the Tpres front. Likewise the
..French forces on the British left flank
were busily engaged In organizing
their newly won positions.
A heavy rain fell during the day
and no attempts at strong attacks
were made by either style, although at
various points there were email forays
in the nature of line straightening op
erations by , the British and French
weak attempts at counter-offensive on
the part of the Germans. These lat
ter maneuvers were repulsed and the
allies held the ground they had won
In Tuesday's offensive. , ,
Along the right bank of the Meuse'
in the Verdun sector, the Germans
north of the Bola-Le-Chaume, follow
ing a' violent bombardment, attacked
the French line and penetrated It at
several points, but were kept from
proceeding farther by the fire of Gen
eral Petain's artillerists.
In the Austro-Itallan theatre the
Austrians attempted to gain ground
against the Italians on the Carso pla
teau, but in the furious fighting they
were worsted, suffering heavy casualties.
Considerable activity both by the
artillery and the Infantry, continues
- on the Riga front in the north Rus
sia fighting sone. Southeast of the
Spitall form the Germans have vio
lently bombarded Russian positions.
In the middle sector of -this front the
duels have reached considerable pro
portions to the north of Lake Mlad
lol. d Peace Is Impossible, according to a
tatement of the Imperial German
hancellor, so long as Germany's an
agonist demand German soil er try
to.aesrtrj.ta the people from their em
per or. -The German foreign secretary
In an address to the relchstag asserted
that there was no impediment to
peace that could not be overcome by
negotiations except the demand of
Francs for the return ef Alsace-Lorraine.
The news has leaked out that re
cently there was a mutiny on four bat
tleships of the German fleet at Wll
helmshaven, the captain of one of
which was thrown overboard and
drowned. The sailors later surren
dered and a number of them are said
to have been shot while others were
sentenced to long terms of imprison--
FURTHER LIGHT THROWN
ON PERFIDY OF GERMANY
BY SECRETARY LANSING
Three More Brief Cablegrams, Disclos
ing Criminal Disregard of Inlernafiona
Usages and Law by Germany, Are
Made Public by Secretary of State.
REPORTED REVOLT IN
GERMAN NAVY CAUSES
MUCH INTEREST IN (I. S.
Believe Food and Labor
Riots Will Finally End
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10. Secretary Lansine drew
upon his collection of secret German diplomatic corre
spondence again today to shed further herht upon wha
the German foreign office and general staff were doing
m tins country, wnile nominally at peace with the
He gave to the public, without comment as usual
three brief cablegrams, disclosing that more than a vear
before submarine piracy drove America to war the Ber
lin government was instructing Ambassador Von Bern
storff to arrange for destruction of Canadian railroads
a"nd to use Irish-Americans in carrying on sabotage in
their own country.- They showed, too, that Von Bern
storff on his part was even at that early date seeking
authority to support a campaign to influence congress
Sent to Von Bernstorn.
The two telegrams from the German foreign office
to Count von Bernstorff, in January, 191b, follow:
"January 3. Secret. General staff desires energetic ac
tion in regard to proposed destruction of Canadian-Pacific
railway at several points with a view to complete and
protracted interruption of traffic. Captain Boehm, who
is known on your side and is shortly returning, has been
given instructions. Inform the military attache and
provide the necessary funds.
' (Signed) ' ' ZIM5IFRMANN. ' '
"January 26. For military attache. You can ob
tain, particulars as to persons suitable for carrying on
sabotage in the United States and Canada from the fol
lowing: 1-yJoseph Macgarrity, Philadelphia, Pa.;
2 John P. Keating, Michigan avenue, Chicago; 3 Jere
miah O'Leary. 16 Park Row, New York.
"One and two are absolutely reliable and discreet,
No. 3 is reliable but not always discreet. These persons
were indicated by Sir Roger Casement. In the United
States sabotage can be carried out on every kind of fac
tory for , supplying munitions of war. Railway em
bankments and bridges must not be .touched. Embassy
must in; no- circumstances be compromised. Similar- pre
cautions must be taken in regard to Irish pro-German
(Signed) "Representative of General Staff."
The telegram from Count Bernstorff to the foreign
office in Berlin was sent in September 1916, as follows:
" 'September 15. With reference to report A. N. two
hundred and sixtv-six of Mav tenth, nineteen sixteen.
I The embargo conference in regard to those whose earlier
fruitful co-operation Dr. Hale can give information, is
juv.t about to enter unon a vigorous campaign to secure a
majority m both houses of congress favorable to Uer-
Come Across, Sis'er!
RUBE BENTON AND DAVE ROBERTSON
WIN PLACE IN BASEBALL HALL OF FAME
ASMlANTS TAKE THIRD GAME OF SERIES
Yorkersh on Their Home Lot, Turn Desperately Against the Invader and Lower the Proud
Colors ii Eddie Cicotte and the Chicago white Sox by 2-to-Q Score Benlon Proves
to Be Master of Crafty Cicotte.
NEW YORK, Oct. 10. Cheered on l the contests to coma. - After the gams
by thousands of loyal rooters, the tne Nationals expressed tne belief that
(.CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO.)
PEACE IS IMPOSSIBLE
AS LONG AS THE ALLIES
DEMAND GERMAN SOIL
KAISEB LOSING HOLD.
WASHINGTON. Ont. 10 TTmt Aim.
patches since the war began have cre
ated more interest at the navy de
partment than today's reports from
Amsterdam telling; of a revolt In' the
German navy. Officers unhesitatingly
declared that the story, so far not con
firmed in official reports, was one of
the most encouraging signs of the year
for the allies and probably one of the
most ominous from the German view.
They pointed out that while the al
lied powers have noted repeatedly re
cently In their official statements that
the morale of the German troops was
declining, and observers have believed
that the end would come In food and
labor riots or perhaps In a political re
volt, there has been nothing to sug
gest mat me iron discipline ' or the
German military system had lost its
,ho!d over the fighting millions in the
lightest degree. - 1
The declining morale on the western
fron. noted, it was said, had shown it'
self in the feeble character of coun
ter-attack as compared to the all but
Irresistible drive a year ago. Assault
after - assault has dashed Itself to
pieces before the French and British
The revolt tn the navy, these offi
cers said, was a more serious matter
for Germany. ' The sailors generally
have not been subjected to the bat
tering of guns day after day, month
after month. - They insisted that if
there is discontent among the sailors
with their condition, it must be even
greater in the army.
As one possible explanation of the
itavy revolt they pointed trat that ever
since submarine warfare was started
by the Germans, the British have
adopted the constant policy of 'sup
pressing information as to the fate of
submarines sent to the bottom by their
-patrols. The policy was adopted as a
vellberats method of breaking' down
the morale of the submarine crews. - -
Crews for the U-boats are under-
stood to be drafted from the high seas
fleet as needed. The big ships are
practically idle. They have done little
- since the North sea fight, but to steam
out to target practice behind mine-
protected sones. For the men of the
, ships there has been little but the
deadly routine of this business, varied1
.only by calls for duty and probable
death on the submarines.
Cannot Come Between Peo
ple and Kaiser, Either,
AMSTERDAM. Oct 10. At the
plenary sitting of the relchstag yester
day. Dr. Michaelis, the imperial Ger
man chancellor, asserted that peace
was impossible as long as Germany's
enemies demanded any German soli
or endeavored to drive a wedge be
tween the German people and their
emperor. The speech of the chancel
lor was delivered during the discus
sion of the resolution against propa
ganda in the army in favor or a uer-
"We would get along much better."
said the chancellor, "if those who
combat the peace resolution , of July
1 and assert that its supporters .want
a separate peace, would be more Just
toward this resolution. We must work
out in their positive sense, and force
fully, the aims comprised in this reso
lution. We must be clear In our
minds as to what we desire and must
.emphasize what was said in the reso
"The German nation will stand to
gether as one man, unshakable and
perservere in the fight until its right
and the rights of our allies to exist
ence and development are assured.
In Its unity the German empire is in
vincible. '- ?"
"We must continue to persevere
until the German empire, on the con
tinent and over-seas, establishes Its
position.-. Further we must strive to
see that-the .armed alliance of our
enemies does not grow into an econo
mic offensive alliance. .
"We can In this sense achieve a
peace which guarantees the peasant
the reward of hla land; which gives
the worker merited recompense;
which creates a market for industries
and sUDDlies the foundation for so
cial progress; which gives our ships
the possibility on a free voyage of en
tering ports and taking coal all ttver
the worlda peace of' the widest
LARGE DAMAGE SUIT IS
FILED AGAINST THAW BY
FATHER OF TOE GUMP BOY
Asks for $650,000 for Treat
ment of Boy by Slayer
of Stanford White.
THAW IN ASYLUM.
PHILADELPHIA. Oct 10. Suit
for damages aggregating I65O.000
against Harry K. Thaw was fllea here
today by attorney representing Fred
erick Gump, father of Frederick
Gamp, Jr. the Kansas Clly htg'j school
hoy who was nrteged :o have be-n
floggit by tha Pittsburgh millionaire
In a hotel Christmas day,' 1818. Thaw
who was adjudged insane after at
tempting suicide here is In a local
asylum 1 where he was committed
sometime ago by a committee on
The suit, technically listed as a sum
mons in trespass. Gumn asks 1 500,000
for "the wrongs, injuries and gross
indignities to which- my son was sub
jected" and $160,000 forAhe suffering
he says the affair caused-him.
According to statements set forth
in the petltipn. Thaw persuaded Gump
to accompany him to New York on
the promise that he -would educate
him In a w;t known technical school.
For several days th petition alleges,
the boy was kept a prisoner in a New
Tork hotel, during which time the
fogg'ng is said to have been admin
istered. . j
When located by detectives In a
rooming house here Thaw slashed his
wrist with a raxor and was critically
ill for weeks. Later he was adjudged
Insane, committed to an asylum and
extradition for his removal to New
Tork to answer aa Jndiotment on the
Gamp charges was denied by Gover
nor urumDauxi. . . , . .
: -; plan Long flight.' .'
New Tork Nationals turned desperate
ly upon the Chicago Americans in the
third game of the world series this
afternoon and shut Out their inter-
league rivals, 2 to 0. It was an en
tlrely different appearing team that
faced the White Sox at the Polo
grounds. For the first time since the
struggle began the Giants fought for
and won both victory and the breaks
oi tne game.
As was the case in the first contest
In Chicago, the struggle developed into
a pitchers battle, but today it was
Eddie Cicotte who-was forced to bow
before the prowess of the opposing
hurler and the sweeping bats of the
Giants. Pitted against Rube Benton,
the star of the White Box hurling
corps found a rival as skilful as he In
delivery, as crafty in generalship and
who -refused to allow Cicotte's team
mates a run to ease the strain. Only
six of the visitors reached first, five
on hits and one on a fielder's choice,
and of these only two saw second
Behind Benton the Giants played
with a dash and brilliancy completely
missing tn the preceding games. - De
spite Cicotte's fine control and de
ceptive curves, they smashed into the
delivery of the White Sox pitching star
in the fourth inning and hammered
out the two runs which spelled vic
tory and restored their confidence for
they would be able to repeat tomorrow
ana start westward Thursday night on
even terms with their American
league opponents for the fifth game of
tne series set tor Saturday in Chicago.
Among the fans tonight the name of
David Robertson of Norfolk, Va., Is
praised in equal proportions with that
of Rube Benton, another southern
player, hailing from Clinton, N. C.
Between them these two diamond
combatants from below the Mason and
Dixon line brottght about the down
fall of the Chicago combination when
the outlook for a break In the aeries
of defeats was none too bright
For three and a half Innings the
opposing boxmen had proved In
vincible and the thirty-odd thousand
fans were settling down for a hurling
duel when Robertson sprang into ths
calcium glare of fame. He ended the
White Box fourth inning attempt to
penetrate-the pitching of Benton with
a great running catch of Gandil'a long,
sizzling drive to right field when he
hurled himself against the concrete
wall of the grandstand and plucked
the ball with one hand Just aa It was
about to strike the wall. Had he
missed the catch Gandll's smash
would have gone for at least a two
base hit. i
But Robertson was not done. The
Norfolk player doffed his fielder's
glove and stepping into the batter's
box picked . one of Cicotte's sharp
breaking low balls and drove it high
and far into right center. Tha sphere
sailed -upward and onward under the
force of the blow until It seemed cer
tain it would equal Felsch's home run
drive. of -the opening game. Both
Jackson and Felsch raced frantically
after the ball but It hit the bleacher
fence and bounded away from their
clutches. Robertson was sliding into
third base when the ball was returned
to the Infield.
Holke followed with ' a two-base
drive to left field, scoring Robertson.
Catcher Rarlden, playing In place of
Mccarty, wno was injured in the sec
ond battle at Chicago, advanced hla
team mate to third with a sacrifice,
Cicotte to Gandil. Benton could not
fathom Cicotte's curves and struck
out Aa Burns cams' to bat Umpire
Klem took ths ball away from Schalk
and after examining it carefully,
threw it into the Giants' dugout while
the crowd, scenting ths "shins ball,
booed vigorously. .
', When Cicotte hurled up a new white
ball Burns: hit a puzzling slow
grounder to.ward third which scored
Holke, who was half way to the plate
when the bat -met the ball. Cicotte
finally captured the sphere and tried
to retire Burns at first, but his fhrow
was wild and the batter continued on
to second.- With Hertsog at bat, the
crowds were rooting strenuously for a
continuance of the hitting, but Gandil
checked the rally with a wonderful
TAKE CONTROL OF
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Proclamation of President
Directs Licensing of
Handlers of Necessities.
Designed to Prevent TJn
reasonable Profits and -to
WASHINGTON. Oct 10. GovmiU
ment control of foodstuffs Is extended
to take la virtually all the essential
articles of diet by a proclamation is
sued tonight by President Wilson dl
rectlng the food administration to -1U '
cense after November 1 the manufae
ture. storage. Importation and dlstrl-.
button of some twenty prims commo.
ditles. Many small dealers are ex
empted, as art farmers, who were spe
cially excepted In the food eontrol
law. 1 '
The move was forecast In a state- .
ment last night by the food adminla-'
tratlon declaring It was necessary to
prevent unreasonable profits and to
stop hoarding and speculation.
rreeiaent's - rrociamatlon. ' ,
After Quoting the food control act '
under which the action is taken, the '
president's proclamation says:
"it :a essential, in order to carry
mo effect the purposes of said act to
Icense the importation, manufacture.
storage and distribution of necessaries "
to the extent hereinafter specified.
"All persons. firms, corporations -
and associations engaged in the busi
ness either of (1) operating cold stor
age warehouses (a cold storage ware-
nouse, lor tne purpose of this proola
matlon, being defined as any place ar
tificially o mechanically cooled to or
below a temperature of forty-five de-
grees Fahrenheit, in which food prod- '
ucts are placed and held for thirty
days or more); 2) operating eleva
tors, warehouses or other places fori,
storage of corn, oats, barley, beans,
rice, cottonseed, cottonseed- cake,
cottonseed meal -or peanut meal; or
3) importing, manufacturing .in
cluding milling, mixing or packing) i
or distributing (Including buying or -selling
any of the following commo
dities: fi'iV ;VWV-.V 'T:4'FS!St
Wheat, wheat flour, rye or rve
. . : -----
jiuriey or oariey nour; - "
"Oats, oatmeal or rolled oats;
' -Vbrn Products.
"Corn, corn grits, outmea, hominy,
corn flour, starch from corn, corn oil. ,
corn syrup or glucose; -.
"Kice, rice nour;
"Pea seed or dried peas; . . -,
"Cottonseed, cottonseed oil, cotton
seed cake .or cottonseed meal.
"Peanut oil or peanut meal; ,
Soya bean oil, soya bean meal, palm -
oil or copra oil; . . .
'Oleomargarine, lard, lara sunstl-
(Continued on Page Two.
- NEW DRAFT LAW NEEDED
TO INCLUDE YOUTHS WHO
REACH MATURITY SOOJ
Representative Kahn Say
New Act Will Have to
Be Passed. ;
(Continued on Page Two.)
Captain of Westf alen
Thrown Overboard , and
NKWPORT NEWS, Va Oct. 16.
Announcement was mads here tonight
that unless weather conditions are un
favorable Captain Resnatl and Lieu
tenants Baldolll and AdamontLiof the
Italian army, will leave Langley Field
AMSTERDAM, Oct 10. A mutiny
among the crews of 'four battleships
of the German fleet has occurred at
Wllhelmshaven. One of these battle
ships was ths Westfalen, whose cap
tain was thrown overboard and
drowned. The crews landed. Marines
refused to fire on them, whereupon
soldiers surrounded the sailors, who
A mutiny also is reported to have
occurred on the German warship
Nurnberg, which was at sea. The
men seised the officers and proceeded
in the direction of Norway, with the
intention of being interned. The
Nurnberg was overtaken by de
stroyers and forced to surrender.
' Emperor William went to Wll
helmshaven and ordered that one out
of every seven mutineers be shot.
Chancellor Michaelis protested, with
the result that only three were shot.
Heavy sentences were imposed ton the
Emperor William's visit to Wll
helmshaven in company with Chan
cellor Michaelis was mads after the
mutiny had been suppressed.
The chancellor's objection to the
emperor's order that one mutineer In
every seven be shot was on the ground
that he could not assume such re
sponsibility before the relchstag.
Ono of the reasons for tha mutiny
was bad and Inadequate food.
THE WKATHER. : '
EVIDENCE IN REICHSTAG
"No Politics in Army"
Principle Is Controverted
by Set of Instructions.
near Hampton. Va. Saturday morn
ing for a flight to MIneola. N. T. It I - WASHINGTON. Oct !. Forecast
aoonomlo and cultural development a is expected that barring mishap, ths 'for North Carolina:1 Fair Thursday
real peace. This peace wo cA attain aviators will arrive at Minaal is ths and Friday, not much bang in tern
within taese limits." - - faarljr after no aa, . tisratu -
COPENHAGEN, Oct. !. An un
censored report of Monday's debate
In the relchstag .shows that the so
cialist speakers produced a whole
series of Instructions from the higher
military authorities concerning tho
"enlightenment campaign" whloh were
In direct variance to the principle of
no politics- in the army arid with the
general regulations wmcn .Liouienaiu-
General von Stein. Prussian war mm
later, said governed the campaign. It
was asserted by the socialists that the
war minister, was unable. to controvert
The socialists also directed attention
to the fact that the general order for
enlightenment against peace was
issued Immediately after the adoption
of the relchstag peace resolution July
19, showing that the campaign was
directed against the relchstag ma
jority. They brought out also the
fact thtt a conference was tailed by
the war ministry in the middle of Au
gust to discuss preventive measures
against strikes, and that the strike
movement of the rillcal socialists
against the war and food and labor
conditions was still a menace. Mem
bers of the conference, it was stated,
advocate! tho suspension of tho right
of asssnbly under certain circum
stance and the putting of the lead
era of the workmen into the army In
order to cope with strikes, . .?.
- phlllpp Bcheldtmann, leader of the
majority socialists, did not participate
In . the debates of either Sunday or
Monday. It Is reported that he was
in Copenhagen on business which it
is considered must have been im
portant to keep him out of the relcii-
ateg in such aa tmsrgencjr.
REACH UNITED STATES
Have Been Flying With the
French Forces on the
AN ATLANTIC PORT. Oct 10.
Three American aviators who have
seen service as members of the La
Fa yette ercardrille In France, arrived
here to Jay on a French steamship,
They are Archibald Johnston, Pitts
burgh; James R. Doollttle, of Chicago
and Mark Leslie Hull.- of Austin. 111.
. Johnston has twice been cited by
Franco for bravery; With a com
panion he downed a German aviator
who was taking photographs above
the French lines, after wounding the
German with a machine gun. Doo
little silenced a battery shelling a
British captive belloon and was dee
orated by , the British government
Hull's legs were broken when he fell
from a high altitude Into a tree, and
he has corns hers to have one log
amputated so that he may receive an
artificial limb and return to duty.. .
DEFENSE ENDS CASE,
HARRISONBURG, Va., Oot. 10.
The defense in . tha trial of Robert
Monger for the killing of J. Milton
Henaley. a neighboring farmer, last
Jnly In a quarrel over a boundary line,
today conclnded its case and the state
began Its mbuttal.
MUST BE TRAINED.
WASHINGTON, Oct 10 Repreewn.
tatlve Kahn, of California, the repub
lican , who led ths administration
forces In the house when the army '
draft law was passed said today a new
draft act would have to be passed at
the next session of congress to reach
the : many young men who have be
come twenty-one years' of age since
May is last, and that It probably .
would amend the existing law so as to -register
1 all youths from sixteen or
seventeen - to become ' automatically '
subject to call upon reaching the age
or twenty-one. Mr. Kahn also said ho
Intended to make a fight for a unl--versal
training law and an act to
deal with alien slackers without vlo- '
latlng treaty obligations. , ., , -
"Sixty , per cent of the American'
boys are being rejected for physical
disability a percentage that Is appall
ing," said Mr. Kahn. "That means
that six out of ten young men between
the ages of twenty-one and thirty-one
are so deficient physically that they .
cannot be taken into the United States '
army, a fact that must be a revelation
to 'thinking people of tha country, -though
tho proportion of the deficient .
Is not quite as great as was the case
In England.- Universal training would , '
give the young men thorough knowl- -edre
of hygiene and sanitation and
would develop a race of men strong
physically and mentally." '.
s COPENHAGEN, Oct 10. A ' large
submarine was observed today pass
ing through the-little belt southward
la a badly-damaged condition. Both
port and starboard quarters and the
stern of the submarine gave evidence
at a severs snaacsmslxt.
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