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ASIIEVILLE, N. ft, SATURDAY MORNING- OCTOBER 13, 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Turn to The Light
IS HALTED BY THE
Veritable , Quagmires In
Washington Selected as the
Meeting Place for
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
IN UNITED STATES
TO BRING PRESSURE
HAVE NO FEAR OF
Bitter Struggle Again Ends
In Notable Gains by
Call Declares That Victories
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. .
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.
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-
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
- : "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
"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.
. 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
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.
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
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
"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."
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
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
As the situation stands tonight,
there remain thirteen working days in
which to raise $4,664,814,450. To ac-
(Continued on Paga Two.)
Two of Negro's Victims
Expected to Die as Re-
suit of Wounds.
HONOLULU. T. H., Oct. 12 De
tails of how the famous German com
merce raider Seeadler, which preyed
on allied commerce seven months in
the South Pacific before meeting her
rate on tne reefs or Mopetia island,
passed inspection of a British cruiser
by assuming the disguise of a lumber
carrier, were revealed here today by
Captain Hador Smltn, master of the
American schooner R. C. Slade epa
of the victims of the German cralt.
v After the capture by the British
and subsequent escape the Seeadler
put Into Bremerhaven, - a German
port ' and In December 111$, 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,
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
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
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
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
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
CONTRACTS ARE LET,
Shipyards Searching i the
Country for Additional
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)
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 ;
German Official Who Advo
cated Ruthless Submarine
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
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
Country . . . 1,776
, Netpakl . .10.698
Service.. .. . . 205
Unpaid .... . 12)
' Tc ! .
feoflos, of these commissions. '
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