THE ASHE WjIE: CITIZEI THE WEATHER: FAIR AND COLDER. CITIZEN WANT ADS BRING RESULTS : . VOL. XXXIII, NO. 354. ASIIEVILLE, N. ft, SATURDAY MORNING- OCTOBER 13, 1917. PRICE FIVE CENTS Turn to The Light E IS HALTED BY THE S Veritable , Quagmires In Washington Selected as the Meeting Place for This Year. Giants Elated by Last Two Men Needed for Industries That Must Be Kept at Top Speed. : :. . Flanders Stop Advance of British Troops. Games Feel Confident of Victory. , lb DRIVING ON ANNUAL MEETING GIANTS AND SOX TO OFSUFFRAGISTS IS MEET TODAY ON THE FORMALLY GALLED CHICAGO GROUNDS SHAG IN UNITED STATES CEASELESS CAUSES CONCER BEGAN RENEWED ATTACK YESTERDAY TO BRING PRESSURE ON CONGRESSMEN HAVE NO FEAR OF OICOTTE'S SPEED Bitter Struggle Again Ends In Notable Gains by Haig's Forces. Call Declares That Victories Have Strengthened Faith in Cause. For ths first tim since he started his series of attacks against the Ger man positions la Flanders, Field Mar shal Haig has had to cease an opera tion before all the objeotives were at tained. It was not the German guns, however, that stopped the British. It jWas a more than usually heavy rain flyfall which started during the battle . and turned the already swamp region "over which the men were supposed to pass into a veritable quagmire from which they could not untrack them selves for a forward move. The drive, as has been customary In Haig's strategy, was started in the early hours of Friday morning and ex tended from near the Houtholst Wood to below the Tpres-Menin road. At several points the British troops suc ceeded in gaining ground over fronts ranging, up to a thousand yards, but here the rain intervened and the fight ing ceased for the day. During the forward movement over the six-mile front, the British captured in the ag gregate about six hundred prisoners. . Bitter Struggle. The struggle was particularly bitter to the north of Foelcapelle and aronnd Passchendaele; In the latter rearlon! the Germans apparently have massed their strongest array of troops, hope ful of being able to stay a further press forward by the British toward the Ostend-Lille railroad. The Germans were expecting the battle for several hours prior to the signal for the British to attack and they laid down a heavy barrage fire all along the line, interspersing the ram 01 steel ana explosive shells with asphyxiating gas bombs. Considerable artillery activity still prevails between the French and the , Germans along the Chemin Des vOamea, - in Champagne and on the 1r-.v nrrm front, but no Important infan. (f T.ry engagements have taken Dlace. Y-zLikewlse, in the Austro-Itallan theatre and in Macedonia the big guns are do i - ing all the work, except tor recon nolterlng and outpost encounters la tne latter region. . ...Russians Give Wu. Along the Fskpff road in the Higa sector on the Russian front the Bus elans again have been forced to give ground to the Germans under a heavy artillery fire. Farther south, however, the Russians In oounter-attacks have re-captured trenches which the Ger mans took from them Wednesday. Unofficial reports from Amsterdam are to the effeot that Vice-Admiral von Capelle, the German minister of ma rine, has resigned. Bince his expose of the, mutiny on board German bat tleshlns at Wllbelmshaven, Von Ca pelle has been violently attacked by the lnaepenaeni socialists, ana tne so cialist newspapers generally. T MARINE WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED FACT AFTER ill. IS Announcement of General Method of Requistion Is Made by Board. www OWNERS TOLD. WASHINGTON, D. C Oct II. An. Douncement of the general method by which the American merchant marine Is to be requisitioned November IB, by the government, was made tonight by Balnbridge Colby, ol the shipping board, in a notice sent to ship own- ers.'-. ' The requisition will Include at first only cargo ships of more than 1,50 tons dead weight capacity and passen ger vessels of more than 1,600 gross tons register. The limit probably will be lowered soon to include craft, of more than 1.500 tons. ; The notification sent, to the ship owners reads: .,'. -',.. Q"The United States shipping board ere gives notice to all owners of ships glstered and enrolled under the taws of the United States that the requlsl- ' tlon ol all American steamers de scribed below and of which previous announcement has been made, will be i come operative and effective on Octo ber IS, 1917, at noon. "1 The ships affected by. said requisition and Included therein are: (a) .All cargo ships able to carry not less than 1,600 tons total dead weight, , ... including bunker, water and stores. (b) All passenger steamers of not less than 2,600 tons gross register. , - . "I (a) As to all steamers In or bound to American porta on October IS, 1917, requisition becomes effective after discharge of inward cargoes and ship is put in ordinary condition. "1 Steamers trading to and from American porta, that have sailed on their voyage prior to October 15, 1(17, at noon, are to complete that voyage a promptly as possible and report for Hqulsitioning. ; - : "4 Steamers that are occupied In trades between foreign ports shall be requisitioned as of October 15, HIT, , at noon, and accounts adjusted ac cordingly. ' I Owners whose steamers are operst- Ing in their regular trades, are to eon tlnue the operation of their steamers I for account of the government, as they 1 have been dolnr for themselves, until they receive further Instructions WASHINGTON, Oct. II. An of ficial call was issued today for the forty-ninth annual convention of the National American Woman Suffrage association, to be held here December 12 to 16. Washington was selected as the meeting plaott so that pressure might be brought to bear upon con gress In favor of the pending federal woman suffrage amendment. The delegates who are expected to num ber more than 1,000 represent some 2,000,000 women In every state in the union. Forty-ninth Call. "For the forty-ninth' time In its his tory," the call says, "the National American Woman Suffrage associa tion Issues a call to its state aux iliaries to send their elected delegates to meet with officers, committees and life members in annual convention. "Since last we met the all-engulfing world war has drawn our own coun try Into its maelstrom and ominous clouds rest over the earth, obscuring the vision and oppressing the souls of mankind. Yet, out of the confusion and chaos of strife, there has de veloped a stronger promise of the tri umph of democracy , than the world has ever known. "Every allied nation has announced that it is fighting for democracy and our own president has declared that j we are fighting for democracy, for the right of those who submit to au thority to have a voice in their own government' Now Russia has an swered the call, Great Britain has pledged full suffrage for women and the measure has already passed the house of commons by the enormous majority of seven to one. Canada, too, has ' responded with five newly en franchised provinces; France Is wait, ing only to drive the foe from her soli to give women political free- Sallee Regarded as Mc Graw's Choice for Box Work This Afaternoon. dom, . Victories Gtre Faith. "Such an array of victories gives us faith to believe that our own gov ernment will soon follow the example of other allied nations and will also pledge votes to its women citizens as an earnest of its sincerity that in truth we do fight for democracy. "This is our first national conven tion since our country entered the war. We are faced with new prob lems and new issues, and the nation Is realizing its dependence uoon wo men as never before. It must be made to realize also that, willingly as wo men are now serving they can serve still efficiently when they shall nave received the full measure of citizenship. These facts must be urged upon congress, and our government must be convinced that the time has oome for the enfranchisement of wo men, by means of an amendment to the federal constitution. "Hen and women who believe that the great question of, world democ racy Includes government of the peo ple, oy tne people ana for tne people In our country are Incited to attend (Continued on Page Two.) CHICAGO. Oct. 12. The world Beries warfare between the New York Giants and ths Chicago White Sox en ters Into the closing stages of the base ball campaign here tomorrow, when the teams meet in the fifth contest of the series at Comlskey park. Each club has two victories to Its credit, and the club that wins two of the remain ing three games will bear off the hon ors of the series. The Giants came to town late today, chipper and confident. They had bowled over the American league champions twice on the Polo grounds and the New York pitchers naa not allowed a run. The Giants were con fident that.thoy had the edge on their oDDonents. and would decide tne Dase ball supremacy by trimming the White Sox on their owi grounds and then put over ths fourth victory in New York Monday. The Giants have faced the best of the Sox hurlers and say they do not fear them. "We have beaten Cicotte" Charley Herzog, the" Giant first baseman and captain, said tonight "and we can beat him and that shine ball any time he goes against us. The New York moundsmen are In fine shape and have had plenty of rest Sallee is regarded as McGraw's choice for box work tomorrow, but if the weather continues cold It was hovering around freezing tonight It is probable that "Poll" Perritt may be chosen. McGraw has found, though that the Sox do not take kindly to left handers and some of the Giants be lieve that the plan is to "southpaw" the Sox out of the series Sox Not Discouraged. The White Sox came home on a special train tonight no whit discour aged by the upset in New York. Tbey gave full credit to 'Rube" Benton for his work in Wednesday's game, but could pot understand why they did not make any jprogreas against Schupp's fast curves. The Box seemed ta think that Benton always, will be .a hard proposition any time he starts, but be lieve either Sallee or Schupp will find themselves running to cover if they go against them again. Eddie Cicotte said tonight that he was ready to work tomorrow If called upon, and, Reb Russell Is fairly beg ging Manager Rowland for a chance to face the Giants. Russell told ev-v-body on the train that all through the National league season the New York club' had its troubles whenever a good left-hander showed any speed and curves. The Sox agreed that the Giants looked like a smart and fast ball club Thursday, and that it was a team that would take a lot of beating once it was in its winning mood. Rowland Undecided. Manager Rowland said tonight that he had not made up his mind as to the pitcher for tomorrow's game. Joe Jackson insisted that the Sox' ba'tting slump was only of two days' j SECOND LIBERTY LOAN IS STILL FAR SHORT OF DESIRED GOAL; LESS THAU SEVEN PERCENT OF MAXIMUM RAISED V- $ :, mmmmmmmammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmtmi Renewed Drive for War Loan Will Open Today In All Sections of the CountryNew York, City, Leading the Country, Continues to Pile Up Records-South Made ' - duration and that the Sox back fences would come in for a bombardment once the club was under way. It snowed here today and then raln- WASHINGTON, Oct. 12. The Lib erty, loan has moved only 118,730,650 nearer its tS, 000, 000, 000 goal or ap proximately one-third of one per cent. The total -for the entire campaign thus far, as: officially announced to night, stands still at less than seven per cent on the basis of returns te Cfcived today and Including subscrip tions reported to all reserve banks, except Minneapolis, up to the close of business yesterday. At th rate of subscriptions reported today it would take from eight to nine months to ob tain the $6,000,000,000, desired. At the end of eleven days' sale of second Liberty loan bonds," the treas ury department's announcement reads total subscriptions of 1344,195,550 had been reported to eleven - of the going out tonight from various local shows an unofficial total of 260,000, of (Continued on Page Two.) RAIDER PASSED BRITISH Assumed Disguises of Lumber Carrier and Got Away. a GUN. KILLING OFFICER twelve reserve banks in the United States. This is less than seven per .cent of the maximum amount of sub scriptions expected by- Secretary Mc Adoo before the close of the drive for $6,000,000,000 on October 27. New York Leads. "Official returns, which are up to the close of business October 11, fol low: Boston, $48,600,000; New York, $228,627,000; Philadelphia, $14,712, 860; Cleveland. $1,871,000; Richmond. $14,360,460; Atlanta, $1,703,000; Chi cago, $5,671,000: St. Louis, $3,113, 060; Kansas City, $1,287,600; Dallas, $2,208,400; San Francisco, $22,091,200, Minneapolis, no report "As a result of the low totals shown i by the official statements appeals are i chairmen to their ' workers to ' make tomorrow one of the biggest days re corded. Vigorous methods for in creasing sales also will be resorted to throughout the country next week "While the unofficial figures received from different sections Indicate that subscriptions are much larger than tUse shown by the official returns, progress made thus far la causing no optimism. "The particular need" of the cam paign, workers report, is an Increased itumoer or small subscribers to spread the message of the loan and With this end in view the rallying cry of ten million Liberty bond buyers' will be sounded throughout the land In ths coming days of the-drlve." Reports Missing. Analysis of the official figures an nounced tonight indicates that no re port was received In time for inclu sion in the tabulation from New York and Atlanta, the total announced from these districts standing Just where it was last night. The report is there fore far from complete. There is no showing from Minneapolis, and Kan sas City shows a change of only $600 for the day for the entire district, a situation which officials admit is al most inconceivable. - Chicago is credited with an increase of only $856,000 for the day and Cleveland is given only $76,000 more than reported yesterday, both reports indicating that only a small percent age of subscriptions actually made was reported to the reserve banks. "Cleveland reported tonight," the statement continues, "that its district which about' $18,000,000 came from the city of Cleveland itself." Although reported subscriptions at Chicago were only $855,000 for the en tire district, the announcement adds that "Chicago continued a Steady drive and reports good sales in the various Illinois districts, Four thousand five hundred subscriptions were obtained by the Chicago flying squadron yester day." New England Increase. ' New England, with an infirease tor the day of $6,800,000, showed the big gest advance,, its total of $48,600,000 being approximately tne ngurs report' ed from the Boston. Other additions were Philadelphia, $1,128,860; Rich mond, 12,111,460; Ht. LOUIS, 1,84, 060. and Dallas. $809,000. "A report from Minneapolis," - the statement says, "where the campaign has not gotten well under way, said the state deooslt board had adopted a resolution directing that state funds be withdrawn from all banks, falling to push the loan and subscribe for bonds with their own funds, If their reserves warrant it. This action Is expected to stimulate the sale greatly. "Quickened Interest was displayed In the south today., Atlanta reported tonight that subscriptions were com ing in steadily. Nashville got $2,600,- 000 In subscriptions today and two At lanta banks subscribed , $1,600,000 each." As the situation stands tonight, there remain thirteen working days in which to raise $4,664,814,450. To ac- (Continued on Paga Two.) Two of Negro's Victims Expected to Die as Re- suit of Wounds. SANK THIRTEEN. HONOLULU. T. H., Oct. 12 De tails of how the famous German com merce raider Seeadler, which preyed on allied commerce seven months in the South Pacific before meeting her rate on tne reefs or Mopetia island, passed inspection of a British cruiser by assuming the disguise of a lumber carrier, were revealed here today by Captain Hador Smltn, master of the American schooner R. C. Slade epa of the victims of the German cralt. v After the capture by the British and subsequent escape the Seeadler put Into Bremerhaven, - a German port ' and In December 111$, and fitted out as a motor schooner under command of Lieutenant von Luckner and a crew of sixty-eight, half of whom, according to Captain ' Smith, spoke Norwegian. With - f orged Norwegian clearance papers and two four-inch guns con cealed by a deck load of lumber, the vessel put to sea, encountered a Brit ish cruiser, passed inspection, mount ed her guns and proceeded to sink thirteen vessels in the Atlantic, two of them Britishers, Captain Smith aid..' "-... i.i The final capture in the Atlantic was a French hark on which 100 of the Seeadler's prisoners were put and sent - to Rio de Janeiro. . The Seeadler escaped pursuers and round ed Cape Horn, Immediately beginning a campaign , of destruction in the South Pacific.- ! -. 4 ' Depredations of the Seeadler, a con verted American vessel, were an ' n ou need by the . navy . department October 4. , NEGRO IS KILLED. ROCKEFELLER FUND GIVES TRIAL Tb Be Devoted to Play ground and Recreation Work at Cantonments. DANVILLE, Va Oct 12. Walter Clark, a negro, after seriously, shoot ing his wife, Nannie Clark, at their home on Newton street about noon, shot and killed Police Officer W? H. McCray, who went to the home to arrest him. Later when W, W. Bols seau,: a deputy sergeant went to the house and was In the act of coving McCary's body. Clark shot him in the left Inna, nnri hla laafh la imut.l 1 Police Officer A. J. Perklnson was With the $S0,000 which the foundation NEW YORK. Oct. 12. The Rocke feller foundation announced tonight that it had appropriated an additional $160,000 for work at American army cantonments by the Playground and Recreation association of America, seriously wounded by Clark, who fired rrom witnin the house and J. L, Wells, a contractor was painfully wounded. The shooting of Officer McCray caused great excitement The entire police force was hurried to the scene and probably a thousand citizens, many armed with guns or rifles, sur rounded Clark s covert. An . attempt was made to dynamite the house that sheltered him, but this failed, where upon attempt was made to fire the house. This forced Clark to emers-e. after his hair had been singed, and as he appeared In the doorway many rifles and revolvers then trained upon tne exit were simultaneously . dis charged and the negro's body was riddled with bullets. The erased or desperate negro had held officers and dtlsens at bay for nearly two hours. Surgeons give small hope of BoU- seau's recovery. Nannie Clark a con dition la dangerous. While there was nothing of a radical characted about the crime, the shooting of the officers and dtl sens aroused Intense feeHor against the murderer. - , , appropriated on September 14, its total contribution to the coming year's bud get for this work is $200,000. The Playground and Recreation as sociation, working in co-operation with the war department's commission on training camp ; aotlvlties and the American Red Cross, will direct its ef forts to activities that concern the sol diers In the communities surrounding the various cantonmsnts, . lust as the Y. M. C. A., is concerned with the sol diers Interests within the camps. ' The foundation's appropriation will be used entirely, in this country. The Rockefeller foundation also has contributed $26,000 to assist the army and navy commission on training camp activities in raising a . supplemental budget of $60,000 for the year begin ning September 1, 1(17. This fund will be used to meet the traveling and maintenance expenses and in some cases a part of the salaries, of secre taries, athletio coaches, song leaders and other general and emergency ex Handwriting Expert Called in to Testify as to "Ran som" Letters. MARSHFIELD, Mo., Oct. 12. In terest in the trial of Claude J. Plersol, charged with kidnapping baby Lloyd Keet, centered today about the rorma tlon of the small letter "s, appearing in two sets of letters. One set of the missives was written by the defendant to a friend; the other was tne set writ ten to the father of the child demand ing ransom. John M. Trendley, a handwriting ex pert, testifying for the defense, swore that ths small "s" as well as the let ter "f," discussed yesterday by hand writing experts far the state., was a feature of the letters written by Pler sol, and that the peculiar formation of these letters did not appear In the so called ransom letters. Trendley added that the writing In Piersol's letters was uniform and natural, while that of the other letters was different In his be lief, he said, the two sets of letters were not written by the same person. . The wife of Juror James Hurst was reported critically 111 tonight and af ter a conference witn tne attorneys. the Judge permitted the juror to go to his home under care oi a court or- Bv agreement or tne attorneys tne case could go on without Juror HutbU Possibility of sucn an arrangement is under consideration. The stoicism of Plersol ounng in trial relaxed tonight and after his re turn to Jail from the court room he, gave way to his emotions. The defense aspects to close its case tomorrow. 1 VON CAPELLE, MINISTER E, LARGE GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS ARE LET, Shipyards Searching i the Country for Additional Workers. WASHINGTON, Oct ll.The gen eral shortage of labor in Industries that must be kept going at top speed If the United States Is to throw its ; wbola strength Into the war is giving eon siderable oonoern to government of -flolals studying the situation. ' Condi, tlons In some parts of the country al: ready threaten production of essentia) materials. ., Btlranlate Business. r i Large government order reaching! Into every branch of Industry fhava stimulated business to an extent never before known, Coal mine are over taxed and railroads cannot move ta . Country's freight. - BhlpyaHe we pre paring to turn out as muoh tonnage next year as was built in the last dec ade. Munitions factories are search Ing the country for men, The first army draft ' took largs) numbers of men out of essential In dustrles and the next unless the pres ent exemption polloy It changed will withdraw as many more,- Officials are giving serious thought to a suggestion heard in many quarters, that In form- ln the next draft army exemptions be applied to industries instead of to In dividuals. , Under the law as it now stands there Is no provision for the exemption oi classes. - Britain's jLxpenence. ' Officials who want a general ex emption policy carried out point to the experience of Great Britain, whera thousands of skilled workmen - who volunteered early In the war were taken from the trenches and sent back home to resume their occupations. They believe that If a general exemp tion policy Is not enforced It will be come necessary to remove men from the non-essential Industrie to those which must be maintained during thj -war. - ' '-.- I Sursestlens of consorlption of labor for employment in Industrie have not been considered seriously, although it likely that men may be asked to volunteer for selected .work such a the cutting of sprue timber in the, west , for the manufacturing of air' craft Recruiting labor generally. however, officials say, will not prov - successful as man will prefer to worlc as civilians at nigner pay ana with) more freedom of movement NEVILLE FOO GUILTY OF Cfiira ASSAULT. AND MUST DIE III HQ Raleigh. Negro . Is, Given Trial, and "Will Be Sentenced Todays ; LOSES COMPOSURE. T German Official Who Advo cated Ruthless Submarine Warfare "Resigns." AMSTERDAM, Oct 1$ Vlce-Ad-mlral von Capelle, the German min ister of marine, has resigned, accord ing to the Frankfurter Zeltung. Vice Admiral Eduard von Capelle was one of the administrative directors In the ministry of marine before the war and had served as a captain at sea. In March, 121S, he succeeded Admiral von Tlrpit as Imperial minister of tb navy. Several times since then Ton Capelle has appeared before the reich stag with optlmlstlo statements re garding the progress of the unrestrict ed submarine campaign as late as Au gust 28, 1(17, defending the U-boat policy of his predecessor and himself at a meeting of the relchatag main committee. Vice-Admiral von - Capelle an nounced in the relchstag last Wednes day that a plot had been discovered in the navy to paralyse the efficiency of the fleet and force the government to make neace. He said that the guilty parties had received their Just deserts, and attempted to link socialists with the Dlot. The imperial German chan cellor. Dr. Michaelis- also spoke of the existence of a conspiracy in tne navy and asserted that certain deputies were Involved in the revolt The socialists and their tew.rr' have attacked both the chancf , r -the vice-admiral for their r RALBIGHT. N. COct !. A v. diet of guilty with th death entenc to follow Saturday morning was the termination of the three days" trial of Earl Neville this afternoon K on the charge of criminal assault on a whit woman, September 10. , - . The jury was out' something more than anUitur. following the conclusion ' of argument by counsel and the charge ' Judge Connor, which was more than an hour in length. As soon as the verdict was taken Judge Connor directed th adjournment of Court to Saturday morning when the death sentence Is to be imposed on th pris oner, fulfilling the pledge of Governor Blckett to the mob' at th jail the night after the crime when he' die-' suaded them from lynching with the , promise that t" earliest possible court ' would be convened to prepare the way ; for prompt electrocution when th , negro was convicted. - . - Neville lost much of his usual com- - pojsure today and became especially ' , restive and disturbed during the two houKspeech of. Solicitor . Nbrrls in . which he was scathingly denounced .. and his evidence and that of his alibi !. witnesses picked to pieces. , : ' A feature of his speech was an pro nouncement of supreme necessity of r protection by the court for th women r of the working men In the homes where they are necessarily much alone and defenseless. He said the victims j and their friends had bided th action . of this court and they must not be 5 rewarded by anything short of prompt v conviction oft the evidence and the ex- ' treme penalty or the prisoner. , ... IDE ASEEVILLE CMZEN Circulation Yeaterday City 4,280 Suburban 4,642 Country . . . 1,776 , Netpakl . .10.698 Service.. .. . . 205 Unpaid .... . 12) ' Tc ! . feoflos, of these commissions. ' r. . .

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