ASHEMLLE THE WEATHER: -BAIN AND COLDER. CITIZEN WANT ADS BRING RESULTS VOL.XXXIII,N0.353. ASIIEVILLE, N. 0., FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 12, 1917. PRICE FIVE CENTS LITTLE FIGHTING OF IMPORTANCE Universal Opinion LIBERTY LOAN ARE UNITED STATES IS FINALLY ADMITTED Geological Survey Says An Unprecedented Demand Is Responsible. ' Great Parade and" Review Both British and French Less Than Seven Per Cent, of Second Loan Has of Camp Sevier Soldiers Q at Greenville. Keep to Trenches Af ter Last Drive. Been Subscribed. CITIZEN NORTH CAROLINA SUBSCRIPTIONS COALSHORTAGE (fJ SOLDIERS MARCH ' " ' tMlf'l! t" I ; W ilT 6 tlifft (LWAft FOR OtMOcmwi II JfeyL -iJglS ( J A WFOf place. LjL f fP VN&P FOR LIBERTY LOAN ON BATTLE FRONTS UNDER ESTIMATES LIBERTY BONDS TO BE SOLD SOLDIERS Brigadier-General Scott Re views Troops Local Sol diers in the Line. GREENVILLE, S. C, Oct 11. Through street lined with a crowd double their number almost ten thou sand troops of the Thirteenth division, , stationed at Camp Sevier, marched to- Jl .day In review before Brig. Gen. W. S. SJScott, commanding during; the absence of Major Gen. Morrison, In a huge demonstration to further subscriptions to the second Liberty loan.. The Fifty ninth and Sixteenth infantry brigades commanded by Brig. Gen. S. L. Fai son, and the Fifty-fifth depot brigade, under the command of Brig. Gen. Lawrence V. Tyson, and constituting more than half of the troops In cams here, took part In the parade. North Carolina troops participated, accord ing to the old designations, were the second and third battalions of the First Infantry, the Second and Third infantry entire, and Troops B and C of the first separate squadron of cavalry. By Different Route. -The troops taking part In the parade entered town by different routes, as sembling for the first time only at the Instant that the procession was ready to move. In column of platoons the khaki-clad warriors passed the ' re viewing stand, located before the Rec ord building on Main street, in which 'with General Scott stood Mayor Harv ley and Alderman Martin F. Ansel, former governor of South Carolina and many other prominent citizens. dA stand almost opposite Was occupied Vf Mrs. Scott and by the wives of many of the higher officers of the divi sion. The streets were decked with bunting for the. occasion and the civil ana. mtfiWy pei)uatrTmgy'wr keeping the streets cleared for the passage of the troops. A million and a half dollars Is the mark set by camp officials as the goal of Liberty bond subscriptions among the men of the Thirteenth division, and when the first day's cam paign resulted in the pledging of more than seventy-five thousand dollars It appears that this mark will easily be passed. One hundred thousand dollars Is the sum which" the former Third North Carolina, commanded by Col. S. W. Minor, has resolved to subscribe, and every man in the regiment will take a bond. At a rousing meeting this morning, Ex-Governor Ansel made a ringing appeal, which fired his hearers greatly. A splendid rec ord has been made by the old First North Carolina field artillery, com manded by Col. Albert L. Cox, which at an early hour today had subscribed to more than thirty thousand dollars Worth of bonds. Arrangements have been made by the government by which a soldier purchasing a bond may allot a portion of his pay for Its payment, the amount being deducted each month from the total due him. RUSSIANS ABOUT TO wsflAv nmrr "nAmnt AJWWAsli VVMUJ'sVaVU Artillery Duels ; in Macedo nia Are Increasing in Intensity Daily. Ei T ILL TO CAMP TAKE PLACE OCTOBEH 26 T Large Numbers of White Men Are Yet to Be Sent to Gamp. Comparatively little fighting activity is in progress on any of the battle fronts, except in the nature of re ciprocal bombardments. In Flanders Thursday both the British and French troops kept to their trenches, neither essaying attacks nor being forced to sustain counter-offensives against the new positions they hold as a result of Tuesday's drive. The big guns on both sides, how ever, were shelling opposing posi tions vigorously those of the allies in work of destruction and those of the Germans in the nature of dis turbers of the peace of the allies in weir new trenches. Ground is Swampy. Additional rain over this region has accentuated the swampy condition Of the ground and it probably will be several days before the British and French again Jointly unleash their men for another raid against the Teutons. Wednesday night the French repulsed a heavy counter-attack east of Draelbank. The Germans during this time let the British severely alone with their infantry, but hurled masses of shells into their line west of Pas- schendaele. Along the southern front in France the Germans have met with defeat in attempts to capture French positions on the east bank or tne Me use in tne Verdun sector. The attacks were not made In force, being more in the nature of trench raiding operations. Russians Gomiiur Back. The prospects of a return to heavy fighting in Koumania, witn tne us slans' the aggressors seem good. , On the Roumanian plain and near Bralla the Russians have heavily bombarded the Teutonlo allies' position, while the Germans in reprisal shelled tne im portant Danubian town of Galata, their shells causing several fires. On the northern sector of the eastern front near Riga the Germans, after -Ilea y -bombardment, pushed back the Russians in the vicinity of the Pskoff high road. Daily the artillery duels In Mace donia with the entente forces' exert ing the greater power are increasing, especially In the direction of Delran and north of Monastlr, and it is prob able that at no late date the predicted allied offensive in this region will begin. There- have been no developments concerning the attempted mutiny aboard German warships at Wll helmshaven. Emperor William, dur ing the political turmoil that had been created by the revelations of disaffection in the navy, is visiting King Ferdinand of Bulgaria in Sofia THIRD OF TIME HAS ALREADY PASSED Tremendous Drive in Next Two Weeks Necessary to Raise Loan. GERMAN FIGURES. BERLIN, Oct. 11. (Via London.) (Continued on Page Two.) WASHINGTON. Oct 11. Lees than seven per cent of the $5,000,000,000 which the government hopes to ob tain in subscriptions to the second Liberty loan had been subscribed at the close of business last night Treasury officials made public the actual subscription figures tonight The total Is 126.466,000. This figure Includes every dollar reported to the reserve banks from every section the United States except In one reserve district Minneapolis, where no figures were reported. "The subscriptions indicate the necessity for the hardest kind of work on the part of the whole country for the balance of the campaign," reads the treasury department's announce ment The campaign Is more than one-third . gone. Fourteen working days remain. The Figures. subscriptions by federal reserve districts were as follows: Richmond t 12,129,000 Boston 41,100,000 New Tork 228.527,000 Philadelphia 18,681,000 Cleveland 1,895,000 Atlanta 1,708,000 Chicago , 4,81(,0O0 St Louis 1,729,000 Kansas City 1,287,000 Dallas 1,899,000 San Francisco 16,047,000 Minneapolis, no report. These figures represent the total of suDscnpuons "actually tiled with the several federal reserve banks and the treasury department" - Many Reports Missing. "While a very large, number of in eorporated banks and trust companies throughout the country have not yet reported any hhUbt rtptlottr'to the fed- "and while the Liberty loan commit tees have unofficially reported a num ber of large subscriptions which have not yet been formally filed, even mak ing due allowance for these unreport' ed amounts, the subscriptions thus far received indicate the necessity for the hardest kind of work on the part of the whole country for the balance of the campaign The secretary of the treasury has requested subscriptions to an amount or d,uuu,uuu,uuv in order tnat allot ments might be made up to $4,000,- ooo.ouo. There are twenty-four business days during the campaign period and in order to obtain subscriptions of 16 000.000,000 the average daily sub. scrtptlons must amount to more than Z08,ooo,ooo whereas up to date the (Continued on Page Two.) HELD TO GRAND JURY lEf POPULATION GROWS. By 1 COLUMBIA, a C, Oct 11. The hext movement of troops to Camp uacHson win do on uctoDer zi. In Stead of October 17. as had been an bounced. Orders changing the date tl the next mobilisation were received It the office of the chief mustering -riKmcer loaay. J-Jirge numoers of White men are yet to report from North Carolina and Florida and South Caro ' Una has three thousand negroes) ret to report The population of Camp jrbksort has grown to 16,806 soldiers, while 1,189 have been rejected, after hav ing been found physically unfit - for - military service. Data la being gathered at head quarters of the Eighty-first division to ascertain the number of. men to be transferred from Camp Jackson to Camp Sevier at Greenville to fill the national guard regiments of North ' Carolina and South Carolina and? to Camp Wheeler at Macon to complete the Florida national guard. The number of men to be included in this transfer Is estimated at from , to 10,000. - Dr. John Langdon .Weber, director f the Toung Men's Christian aasoela- JfWn activities at Camp Jackson, has Suae to August for a conference with committeemen from the home office In New Tork at which he expects te . have additional buildings authorised for Camp Jackson.- Original plans called for nine buildings, but since i eighty-five barracks are to be included In the enlargement plans. Dr. Weber thinks four more buildings neoessary. Trenches are being constructed to day, modeled after those In service on the front in France, which will be ' tasea la. sham battles sees Six Charges Made Against Mayor in Connection With Election Riots. OTHERS ARE HELD. PHILADELPHIA .Oct 11 Mayor Thomas B. emltn was toaay neia under. 110,000 ball by Judge Brown, In the Municipal court to await the action of, the grand jury on six charges growing oux oi me muruer uy aiicgou Imported gunmen of a policeman in the Fifth ward here on primary elec tion day, -The gunmen are declared to have been brought hero to Intimi date voters and workers opposed to the faction favored by Mayor Smith and his political associates. The charges against the mayor In clude misbehavior in office; contempt of court lir .refusing to produce cer tain documentary evidence: violation of the Shorn election law forbidding participation In politics by city em ployes; Conspiracy to commit assault and battery and conspiracy to commit murders . ' ' Three . other principal defendants, Isaac Deutsch, common councilman and defeated candidate for the nomi nation . to select council; William R. Finley, mercantile appraiser and ex ecutive director of the republican city committee, and David Bennett - M police lieutenant in the Fifth ward, also ,. were held under 819,000 - ball each en similar charges and ' five policemen under Bennett ' -defendants, were each held in 16,000 ball. The defense, contending that Judge Brown, sitting as a committing mag istrate had no jurisdiction in hearing the case, refused to enter ball before that court, but did so In arfsther court, where nine writs of habeas corpus were granted on the petition of coun sel to release . the defndants . from illegal bending." The writs were made returnable October If, when the question Of Judge Brown's Juried! tlon will be argued. - Ball was fixed In the same sum for their appearance at this proceeding. - ? ....... . By instituting . the habeas corpus EARLY. REGULATION OF IS fir Plans to Control Production and Distribution of Bread Considered. EXPERIMENTS TRIED. WASHINGTON, Oei 11; Earlv regulation of the baking industry was premised tonight by Food Adminis trator Hoover: Plana to control bread production and distribution already are under consideration and will be put into operation as soon as bread iraking ex periments now being conducted in several cities are completed. Munici pal bread depots will be provided If It is found that retailers cannot be controlled Under a voluntary arrangement The bakinsr industrv WHJt tart nnt nf the general food eontroj to be put Into effect November i. Before taking any steps to deal wlU the in dustry the food administration wlahna first, to standardize baking flour; sec- onq, o sranaaroize oread ingredients, and, third, to standardise either the sue or tne loax or the price. j ne Dreaa content . win h. m,.k. llshee! on the basis ef facts disclosed in the ; experiments under way. It is nopea to estaousn a standard bread. containing the same amount always oi tars, must ana otner ingredients. Flour will be standardised through the co-operation pf millers. , In further standardization the food ad ministration still is in doubt mm ta whether it will be best to establish a definite else loaf or to establish a definite price with , the size as a variant. -., -' - If the size of the loaf la standard. ized. Ir.. Hoover believes prices can be kept down throurh cemeetltlnn. and If the price on the other hand is stabilized he believes competition will ie Seme extent keep the sise ef 'the loaf irotn being reduced If a licensing system is put into ef fect It cannot be made to apply under the food control act to retailers and the price will be for bread at the bakery door. The plan lor-bread depots will be put into effect bow-1 SWINGING THEIR WAR CLUBS LIKE THE CAVEMEl I0F OLD, NEW YPRK GIANTS BAT OUT SECOND VICTORY OVER SOX r Beany Kauff, the Talkative Federal Leaguer, Redeems His Thirteen Hltless Trips to the Piatt With a Bract of Heme Runs, While Schupp Finally Hits His Stride and Gets a Place in Baseball's Hall of Fame. NEW YORK, Oct 11. Swinging their war clubs like the cavemen of old, the New Tork Nationals battered their way to victory over the Chicago Americans today by a score of 6 to 0. As a result of the second defeat of the White Sox in two days, the Giants are traveling westward ' tonight on even terms with their rivals in the strug gle for world series victory. The out come ef the battle for premier base ball honors Is as much in doubt as before the series began In Chicago last Saturday. Each team now has won two contests and the Indications point to a full seven-game drive be fore either club will admit the supremacy of the other. The victory of tne -uianta in tne fourth game was the most impres sive of the struggle to date, for the National league color bearers excelled both In pitching and with the bat. While the Chicago combination threatened several times, they never got a runner beyond third base and the team left for the shores of Lake Michigan without having been able to cross the Polo grounds' home plate In eighteen Innings. Two New Heroes. ' Two new diamond heroes leaped to pedestals of fame in the clash today for Ferdinand Schupp, of Louisville, Ky., turned the White Sox batters back without a run, and Benny Kauff, of Middleport, Ohio, led the batting massacre with two home runs. The youthful lefthander fully re deemed himself for the vicious sally of the Chicago club in the second srame on their home grounds when the Comlskey park batters drove him from the mound early in the eontest, while Kauff, after thirteen hltless trips to the plate, finally found his batting ere and broke through Pitcher Faber for a circuit drive wnicn pavea the way for the Giants' onslaught that later was to demoralize the White Sox. The effectiveness , of Schupp's hurling and Kauff'a batting was sufficient to defeat the American leaaue champions, but the thrill of victory was contagious and their teammates were only a stride behind them in the rush through the White Sox trenches. Unusual Feat Only twice In the long history of world series baseball has Kauffs feat of two home runs In one game been duplicated. Before the former bat ting leader of the Federal league made his two circuit drives the honor was divided between Harry Hooper, of the Boston Americans of 1916, and Outfielder Dougherty, . of the same club In 190S. Hooper hammered two home runs Into the bleachers In the fifth game of the world series of two years ago against the- Philadelphia Nationals, while in the ancient days of the post-season play, Dougherty established the record with his twin drives against the Pittsburgh Na tionals of 1901. In shutting out the Sox without a run, following a similar feat by Rube; Benton' yesterday, Schupp also equaled for the Giants' team, as a whole a double shut out which has been scored few times since the beginning of the present century. In 1908, the Chicago Nationals whitewashed ths Detroit Americans twice In succession, and In 1105 the Giants shut out the Phlia if any, advantage for either. Kauff was the third man to face Faber in ths Giants' half of the fourth, Burns and Hercog having failed to make first base. With two out and his record of not a hit In the series In thirteen times at bat a by-word among the tans, Kauff was desperate. . Saw "Groove" BulL V With a ball and a strike called against him, he saw a "groove" ball ooming up from Faber's hand and tak lng a deep toehold in the batter's box. he flung the full weight of his body into the sweep of the bat 'There was terrific. crack and the ball flew like a bullet over second base and far on ward Into center field Outfielder Felsch, the man who made the tremendous circuit drive off Bailee In the opening 'game of the series, sighted the sailing sphere and sprinted for the centerfleld bleacher fence. The ball passed over his head and fell among the folds of a canvas sign, which before it was dropped at tne oeginning oi tne game, announced: "The Giants have bought their Liberty Donus, nave your' Fetch, In his eagerness to hold Kauff at third fumbled the ball as he tried to pick It up, and the Giants' runner was crossing the plate as the sphere was Anally returned to the infield. Kauff'a team mates and the fans gave him . an enthusiastic greeting as he sped toward the Giants' dugout The olrcuit blow appeared to take something of Faber's confidence, and riftlnhta. Athlfitif-u fnur a-a mps out- nf 1 although Zimmerman was retired on five, while the only victory of theian infield out, the White Sox hurler Mackcien was also a shut out by the faltered as soon as he faced the Na- Indlan pitcher "Chief" Bender. Christy Mathewson. now manager .of the Cin cinnati Nationals, and "Iron Man" Joe McGlnnlty were the New Tork twlrlers who engineered the quadruple white wash of the Athletics. There was nothing to forecast the sensational developments of today's game in the early Innings. For three sessions it was a pitchers' battle be tween Faber and Schupp with little, tionals In the succeeding sessions. Fletcher opened with a single to cen ter. Manager McGraw crossed the Sox by switching from his well known hit and run system to bunting. Rob ertson and Hoiks both laid down per' feet bunts and by fast springing the bases . were filled. Rarlden's hopper to Faber resulted in a double play, Fletcher being forced at the plate and PRODUCERS ARE NOT TO BLAME. IS STATED Serious Shortage Exists In Ohio, and Garfield Promises Relief. WASHINGTON, Oct' 11. Existence of a general coal shortage wwas ad mitted tonight by the geological sur- vey, which attributes -the situation not to the failure of producers to do their best, but to the unprecedented de mand. - : " "The tremendous Increase in menu facturlng and transportation activity this year." said a statement Issued. "has created a demand for soft coal In excess of any in the oast an in crease in demand that la difficult to measure In terms of tons, but that la certainly more than the ten per cent by whloh production has Increased. , To meet this demand the operator have been mining coal at a rate never before equalled. y ' Bo-lons la Ohio. s. A serious ooai shortage exists In ' Ohio, fuel administration officials were told today by a delegation of con sumers headed by Attorney General jncunee wno came to Washington to protest against lifting the embargo or coal shipment to Canada. Of too towns in the state reporting, more than 100. the delegation declared, are entirely without coal and are unable to obtain supplies because virtually all coal mined in the state is going through lake ports to the northwest and to Canada.--- .-- '.v;(. People Suffering, . The people of the state, spokesmen ' t Continued on Page Two.) FIXED ,H ; AGHEEf.TEfiT mm Are About One-third Under Existing Market Prices . .Is Announced. WILSON APPROVES. (Continued on Page Eight. X HAIG IS CONGRATULATED BY GENERAL PERSHING English Commander Looks Forward to Fighting Be side Americans. 1 avoided the commKjient of the defen- I bakery door. The plan for-bread the western front and we are quite I WASHINGTON.. Oct. 1 l.Forecast dmnta bv Jndn Brawn In tfa.ul of danota will be nut Infn affect' haw. I rnnflilant that the allies. So reinforced. I for North Carolina: Fair Friday ex- bail In the tribunal ever which he ever, if retailers refuse te ce-overate will fight the war to aa early and de- cent rain and colder Inr west portion ; cesldea L ,- la holding prices down. ' elaVe fcwue". , , .; - Saturday rain and much cold op . BRITISH HEADQUARTERS IN FRANCE AND BELGIUM, Oct. 11. (By the Associated Press.) The re cent operations In Flanders have brought many congratulatory mes sages to the British troops. Field Marshal Halg has issued an order of the day containing a number of dis patches received on October S and the replies sent to them. General . J. Pershing, commander of the American- expeditionary force in France, telegraphed: , - "Permit me to extend sincere con gratulations te you and your mag nificent army upon the recent im portant gainst in front of Ypres. They give a striking answer; to the weak kneed peace propaganda," - - Field Marshal Halg sent this an swer: ."I wish to thank you very heartily In behalf of the British army under my command for your most kind tele gram. We ' look forward .to the day when tne American armies join us on confident that the allies, o reinforced J Y Men of Fleet Had Reached State of High Tension, Is Reported. AMSTERDAM, Oct 11. According to some reports here the discontent in the German navy began eight months ago and the men of the fleet - had reached such a nervous state owing to the prolonged'hlgh tension that only a spark was needed to cause an ex plosion. On board the warships In volved It is said large numbers of pamphlets were found dealing with the cause of the war and asking why Germany became the best hated na tion In the world. - Others dilated on the vile Influence of junkerdom and the big manufacturing interests and purported to give the truth about the men behind tbe war." Fairly reliable accounts" put " the number bf men condemned to penal servitude at thirty, whose sentences ranged .from five to fifteen years, while eighty to one hundred were giv en lighter sentences. V THE WEATHER. GREAT BRITAIN ASKED TO RELEASE SWEDISH MAIL Statistics on Food from Sweden Are in the Seized Pouches. WASHINGTON, Oct 11. The state department at the request of the food administration, has asked the British government to release the three bags of Swedish mail seised at Halifax from the steamer that brought Dr. Lund bo hm. a member of the Swedish econ omic mission to this country. It devel oped today that the pouches are at the British embassy here with their seals Intact , ' . - Sweden Is understood to insist that the pouches must be delivered to the Swedish, legation without being ex amined as they were In transit as courier" or official mail,' while the British authorities desire to examine the mall at the embassy here. , Food Administrator Hoover - ex plained 'to the state department that the statistics asked for from the Northern European neutrals had teen received from every country except Sweden and that it was impossible to reach a decision regarding exports to these countries until the Swedish fla res are available. Statistics as Sweden's trade are in . the pouches. WASHINGTON. Oct 11. An agree ment between the war industries board and steel manufacturers fixing max!-' mum prices for steel prodUota, abotrt ' one-tnira under existing market price was approved today by President Wilson. : : (-- Prices agreed upon, with Pittsburgh. - Pa., and Youngstown. O.. as basis are: " Blooms and billets (4x4 or larger) 147.60 gross ton; billets (under 4x4) $61; slabs fSO; sheet bars, 61. race witn nttsburcn aa base are: Steel bars (I te ) 11.36 per hundred pounas; sieei oars to to ); steel bars (S to 10) $8.76; steel bars '(over 10) $4; skelp (grooved) $2.0; sk.lp (universal) $$.16: .skelD (sheared! . $3.26. ' f - .. .,.';,':. -'.'., -v Prices for Dig Iron and steal ahanem. ' frames, etc., were fixed by agreement some time ago end the nollcv la now extended after frequent conference between the war industriee board end the federal trade commission, which supplied cost of production flgures.t and between the board and tbe manu facturers. The prices become effective immediately, subject to revision Janu- , ary 1, next . v . ;vvt The board, announcing the arree- ment tonight makes' this statement: "The prices enumerated have been ; fixed by the president on the assur ance ox those representing the steel in- , dustry that these prices equitably ad Just the relatione of the steel Interests) to each other, and will assist them in fulfilling their obligations to give the country 100 per cent of production" at not to exceed the prices heretofore announced. . ,. , . ... -. "Measures will be taken by the war , industries board for placing orders and ' supervising the output of the steel, mills in such manner as to facilitate and expedite the requirements for war purposes or tne government and those nations associated with ns, and to sup ply the needs' of the publlo according; to their publio importance and in the Dest interest oz all, as far as prac- -ticable." V The prices wljl apply to private aa well as to' government contracts. The " price of billets, fixed at $47.60, repre. sent a reduction from the current. market price of about $22.60 a ton: billets at $61, a reduction of $74; sheet bars at $61, a reduction of from $29 to $44 a ton, and wire rods, fixed : at $67,' a reduction of $$S a ton. ' Prices later will be fixed on most of the other Iron and steel products, ' -Including finished wire, nails, tin plat ' and sheet Iron. .' as- to! . b.' TBE ASHEVILLE CIIIHX . . Circulation Yesterday Gty . . j , i' 4 Suburban . .' . Country i 4.286 V 4.640 . 1.773 Net paid W . 1 0,699 Service) .. ; t 1 ' - 203 Unpaid ' 4 4 t.4 1 3 1 Total . , 1 1.033

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