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FAIR AND WARMER
vol. xxxni, no. 355.
ASIIEVILLE, N. 0., SUNDAY MORNING OCTOBER 14, 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
28 Pages today
TO LIBERTY 1
President Wilson and Cabi
net Watching Campaign -Q
SOME NEW IMPETUS
MUST BE DEVELOPED
Time Has Come When Peo
pie Most Be Made to Real
ize Need of Country.
WASHINGTON, Oct II The tardi
ness of the country in responding; to
the second Liberty "loan Is causing
deep concern to officials here. Presi
dent Wilson and his cabinet are
watchdnr the campaign with great In
-vWlth half of the campaign gone,
treasury officials estimated tonight
that not more than $600,000, 000 had
been atrbscrilbed, and they considered
this estimate liberal. It has become
apparent to officials that a new and
tremendous Impetus must be given to
the campaign it the subscription is to
approximate the 15,000,000.000 hoped
The whole weight of the administra
tion is to be thrown into the balance
for the rest of the campaign and a
drive of dimensions unapproached
heretofore is to be made during the
two weeks that remain before the
dosing of the subscription books.
A new factor, calculated to hearten
the host of workers and to galvanise
the country Into a realization that the
most strenuous efforts must be made
if the big drive is to be consummated
successfully will be Introduced into
the campaign, probably within twenty-four
The time , has come, officials feel,
when the people of the country must
be made to realise. In a manner that
leaves no doubt, that they must sub-
. scribe without further delay to the full
limit of their means.
From President Wilson down, offi
cials are understood to be united in
their belief. The campaign must be
Ii'vu aa vv iu a?M,0 mrm wav a v ss iui v
and steps to give the impetus will be
taken without delay.
"Neither the average daily mlnl-
Jm nor maximum quotas for the aec
l Liberty bond sale, set at the be
ning ef the campaign by Secretary
Adoo," .-reads the treasury an-
f,: nonncement, . "bad. been attained1 to
nigrum wnvu me uroi uui 05 n great
drive came to a close." ' '
The department was without official
figures further than those- reported
last night; and it pointed out that since
the last compilation of official figures
"a holiday and a half holiday have
Intervened, so it is doubtful if the total
official returns have been increased
"With allowances for incomplete
returns, however," the statement con
tinues, "and taking into consideration
the statements of the most optimistic
chairmen on transactions thusJar. the
bond sale Is not attaining any where
nearly tho momentum that it must if
the sale Is to be a success.
"Despite the short sales, there is
, still firm ground for hope that the
maximum quota will be attained. The
spirit of the local committees is highly
encouraging. In the face of somewhat
disconcerting reports, they have taken
a splendid new grip on the situation."
MILK BOTTLH OF NATION
Attorney General of Illinois
ends Documentary Evi-
dence of Conspiracy.
CHICAGO, Oct ID. Evidence to
prove s nation-wide plot by milk pro
ducers to raise the price of that com
modity was presented to federal au
thoritiea here today by. Attorney Gen
era! Brundage, of Illinois.
Ramifications -of this alleged con
spiracy as Indicated in Mr. Brundage's
evidence Included the raising of a
fond of $5,000 to plaoe man friendly
o the Dairymen s international league
i tne iloover commute forjneC to
a Just price for milk. This was
last July. The evidence also showed
an .effort on the part of the dairymen
to see President Wilson on the price
fixing issue and to boycott -dealers in
Pittsburgh and elsewhere who refused
to enter tne price-Doosting agreement.
The effort to see President , Wilson
failed. - s
E. D. Perrigo, assistant to Robert
Chllds, special United States attorney
general, made the demand for the
evidence - upon Air. Brundage after
learning that the documents . In the
letter's possession were of a more con
elusive nature, than any collected by
States. Attorney Hoyne and other of
ficials who are seeking indictments
against , local milk producers. Mr.
Perrigo asked for the letter which
told of the $5,000 appropriation. It
was said to have been written by
President B. D. cooper or the Dairy
ngMt'g International league to W. J.
little, secretary of the Milk Produc
ers' association, Chicago district.'
The evidence at hand la said to. show
that the October price of milk In
Chicago thirteen cents was the af
termath of a - meeting of milk pro
ducers held here September 21, last- ,
WASHINGTON, Oct IS. Forecast I
for North Carolina: Fair and some-,
what warmer Sunday and Monday. '
BACKED BY FLEET, GERMAN
TROOPS LANDED AT MOUTH
Move May Presage
City of Petrograd,
Winter's ApproachSea of Mud
Flanders Makes Advance Impossible.
Germany's" most striking military move since the at
taek which resulted in the
Friday on this same Russian
were landed on Oesel and
the Gulf of Riga
Heavy units of the main German battle fleet were
brought up to assist m this
noughts appearing off the coast and covering the land
ing with their guns, silencing the Russian shore batteries
The Russian forces hampered the process in every way
possible, but considerable numbers of the Germans ap
pear to have obtained a footing on the northwestern coast
of Oesel island ad on the southern snores or Dago island
On Oesel island, where the
tion bases and other military
engaged the invaders.
Petrograd alludes to the
born effort to clear the entrance of the Gulf of Riga near
the Courland mainland. Whether it is much more than
this, possibly, the forerunner of an ambitious push for
Petrograd along the railway:
coast, can hardly be determined by the moves made so lar.
winter May stop it.
The iiiminence of the
lends color to the assumption that even if the German
high command is taking these steps as a preliminary to
a march on Petrograd, it will 'hardly essay the campaign
It is pointed out. however,
of the Russian armies might
paratively short and easy one now in comparison with
the task a German army headed for Petrograd would have
to face next spring, if the
for a regeneration of the army are carried through.
The more conservative view seems to be that the
German effort is aimed at gaining complete control bf the
Gulf of Riga, so as to realize to th? full the advantage
gamed last month by the capture of the city of Kiga. In
tinuancaof the German northward creep along the Baltic
coast. This has given them
slice of Livbnlo, and now has
tageous position off the coast
constitute a constant threat to the right flank of the
whole Russian front, now somewhat loosely anchored on
the shores of the Gulf of Riga, some distance to the south
Mud Stops Game.
The heavy rain in Flanders has turned the, plains into
siyh a sea of mud that neither of the hostile armies seems
able to move. Whether the weather and the condition of
the "round were the sole reasons which impeded the Ger
mans to refrain from meeting the British advance with
JUDGE E. B. GLINE WILL
NOT BE CANDIDATE FOR
In Public Statement
Only Present Term.
HICKORY, Oct. 18. Judge Ed
ward B. Cllne of Hickory, Judge of
the Superior court of North Carolina,
gave a statement to tne newspapers
todav In which he states that he will
not seiek a renomlnation for the office
when his term expires at the close of
the year 1918. Judge Cllne not only
has filled tne omce in a manner
creditable to himself and the state at
larsre but has been the recipient of
many compliments from the - news-
naDers and otner sources upon tne
way in which he has dealt firmly, and
fairly in administering Justice to au
who have come before him during his
seven years service as Judge of the
Superior court. t f -.-v.;.,,,
Judge Cllne's statement follows: '
"In November, 110, I was elected
by the people of the state a Judge of
the Superior court for a full term of
eight years, which will expire with
the close of next year. It never- oc
curred to me then, nor since, that
my tenure of office went beyond this
limit and never have its duties been
distracted by a thought of its exten
sion. In so far as the position Is one
of honor it is one honorably to be
shared with worthy members of our
profession; In so far as It is one of
much labor and some sacrifice, It Is
not lightly to be sought but has Its
compensations. . It has rewarded me
with many pleasant experiences, a
large acquaintance throughout , the
state, ' and I hope a broader and
deeper knowledge of the law which
will be useful In other spheres of
activity, I have striven unceasingly
to make the office an opportunity of
usefulness and public service. If I
can retire in the enjoyment of . the
I connaence na joou m u - my
brethren and ail who entrusted me
with this high commission. I seek no,
other endorsement." ' . "
GULF OF RIGA
German March on
But Experts Point to
capture of Riga was started
front, when German troops
Dago islands, at the mouth o
operation, some of the dread
Russians have extensive avia
establishments, the garrison
German movement as a stub
line up the Gulf of Jnnland
early Russian winter season
that the demoralized state
make the operation a com
Russian governmental plans
first all of Courland, then a
planted them in an advan
of Esthonia, where they will
ON PAGE TWO.)
SPEECH DEFENDS RECORD
OF THE LAST
Says Every Dollar That
Government Asked for
Was Freely Given.
PrrrSBUROH. Pa., October 1.
Speaker Champ Clark, at a great Lib
erty bond mass meeting here tonight,
reviewed the work of the recent ses
sion of congress and vigorously de
fended it against the charge that It
had been clow In financing the coun
try for the war. .'..?
The meeting followed a parade in
which the leading business antl pro
fessional men of the . city as well as
thousands of workers from the mills
of the Pittsburgh district took part
"The amount of work we accomp
lished," said Mr. Clark, "Is amastng.
unprecedented and stupendous. The
sums of money appropriated and the
bonds authorised stagger the Imagina
tion, aggregating more than six times
the cost of the civil war. Every dol
lar the government asked for the pre
paration and conduct of the war has
been expeditiously voted by congress.
Nevertheless, we have on one hand
been abused for going too- slow and
on the other for being extravagant
For Instance, the house took two days
to discuss, amend and put into shape
a bill authorizing the issue of seven
billions of ; bonds, the greatest sum
ever authorised up to that time in the
entire history of the human race and
we were set upon and abused for not
doing it in one day.-
'CotigrtiM did its duty, the president
did his duty, and so far as I have been
able to ascertain, all cabinet officers,
and the vast roster of officers, clerks
and helpers have done, their duties.
I would not be honest or fair If I
did not state that the republicans and
the Independents, as well as the dem
ocrats, helped In perfecting and pass
ing all these great and important mea
sures, many of which went through
ib bouse without roll caH." .
-t 'few? fflMH
BACK IN THEIR OWN BAILIWICK WHITE .
ragged con test from hew yorkers
Giants Take. the. Jump on the Sot, Driving CIcoite From the Mound, but the Rowlandites, Taking
4 Fns h Grip on Ther War Clubs,' Batter Down Giant Defenses and Win ' -'.'''
.r- :fx . " ' the Game In On tone tailing! "' V V 1 ?J.
CHICAGO, Oct, It. Iu a game that
thrilled aad enthralled 27,000 specta
tors this afternoon, the Chicago Amer
icans scrambled into the World Series
lead again by defeating the New York
Nationals, 8 to 5 and swinging to the
fore, three games to two. It was a
contest that ran the gamut of base
ball from sensational-and brilliant to
mediocre, but never during the two
hours and thirty seven minutes of bat
tle did it lose Its intense hold oil the
spectators and at its conclusion the
fans were almost as exhausted as the
For the first time during the pre
sent struggle for the titular honors
the game sustained rooting and so
keen was the rivalry between the two
combinations that several times it
ppeared as though the participants
would allow their feelings fo get the
better of their Judgment.
Plenty or Errors.
While the enthusiasm and thrills
enveloped the contest with the gla
mour that had been entirely missing
in the preceding games, the fifth meet
ing of the White Sox and the Giants
will not go down in World Series his
tory as a diamond battle of either out
standing skill of baseball perfection.
It abounded with errors of both omis
sion and commission, and was marred
by misplays which would have brought
censure of school boy competitors.
The two clubs tonight again started
to the Polo Grounds at J ew York
SEES SIGNS OF RELIEF
Not Confiscate Fuel.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Oct. If.
Representative Zebulon Weaver today
said relief la. in sight from the coal
famine in Western North Carolina.
This Information was gained after
numerous conferences with coal and
railroad men. The Southern railway,
it la declared, will no longer confis
Mr." Weaver received - telegram
from W. I Hardin, his secretary,
showing that schools are in danger of
Closing1 In Waynewtlle on account of
tne "coal situation in waynesville and
Canton." Mr. Hardin wired: "Seri
ous outlook unless we have soma re
leased that Is now- confiscated ' by the
Southern railway. All publlo schools
will hsve to close and people at large
will suffer." -
- Officials have promised to take ac
tion at once to see that the people In
the Mate do not suffer, Mr. Weaver
said. . -, ...... '
A position for John T. trail, of Mc
Dowell county, as special employe In
revenU4 bureau was announced by Mr
MAYOR SKINNER DEAD.
DURHAM, N. C Oct" II. Mayor
B. 8. Skinner; of Durham, died here
late today, after a brief Illness. He
was thirty-eight years old and a na
tive of Hertford. N, C -
Jhe Crack of Doom
where the sixth game will be played
on Monday and 'the seventh; -if neces
sary on - Tuesday, the Giants having
won the toss and the privilege of
naming the place of the deciding con
test should each team win three
games. .. .
While the players of both have ceas
ed to participate in the financial pro
ceeds of the contest, the . rivalry , is
hone the less keen, for there is more
than a thousand dollars difference be
tween the Individual shares that will
fall to the wining and the losing com-"
blriatlons. The club owners and' the
national commission profited hand
somely, however, as the result of to
day's receipts for theL official atten
dance was 2782! and the gate receipts
$6,403. Of this sum the two clubs
received $11,231.36 each and the na
tional commission $6,(40.16.
New Features 'Developed. '
In many respects today's game de
veloped features which have been for
eign to previous diamond battles of
the present series. Twenty-five play
ers appeared In the lineup of the
American and . the National league
pennant winners. After having gone
twenty-four innings without scoring
a run against the Giants, the Sox turn
ed and piled up eight tallies while the
losers collected five, making a total
for the day of thirteen, mofe than half
as many as the entire scoring of the
two teams In the first four dashes..
In making these thirteen runs,- the
batters piled up an aggregate of twenty-six
hits and nine fielding errors,
thrown in for good measure. 'Seventy
seven batters faced six ' pitchers and
while there were unlimited thrills and
ONE KILLED UNO TWO ARE
Revenue Officers and Block
aders Mik in Stanley
With Fatal Results.
ALBEMARLE. N. C, Oct. 13 As
the result of a pitched battle between
officers of BUnly county near here last
nignt and a gang of whiskey blockad
ers one man is dead, two are Wounded
and two others are now in Stanly
county Jail. None of the officers were
Injured, except one, who is suffering
irom powaer DUrns. Virgil Lee Pinion
is the dead man and Will Smith, al
leged to have been the leader of the
gang, and a man named Howell are
the two under arrest. Two men are
known to have made their escape,
leaving trails marked by blood
through the woods.
' Acting on Information that a gaxvt
would gather at a point about six
miles north of this place, four deputy
sheriffs surrounded the spot in the
early evening. Shortly after a num
ber of men gathered at the Illicit dis
tillery and as the officers attempted
to get nearer they were discovered
and fire was opened upon them. The
officers returned the fire and for some
time a pitched battle raged In the
darkless. When the fight ceased ths
officers sent for reinforcements and
then searched the grounds. Pinion
was found dead with several bullets
in his body. Smith and Howell, who
were recognised by the officers la the
light of the flashes from thslr guns,
were arrested at their homes later.'
The two wounded men are said to be
known, but have not yet been found.
A large - blockade 'still was ewt toi
tense situations, there was no one
player whs q6uld claim the spotlight
A perfect atitumn day greeted the
player. It was clear and Just a trifle
cold. . : . , i
Burns, the Initial New Yorker to
faoe Russell, was forwarded to first
on four straight balls when ths Sox
left-hander found It impossible to lo
cate the home plate. , Captain Hersog
came next -with a single to right and
Bendy Kauff doubled to the right field
bleaclrer fence, soorlng Burns. With
Zimmerman waving his mace menac
ingly, Russell was called to the bench
after delivering Just eight balls, and
Eddie Clcotte was sent in to hold the
Giants In check, Zimmerman hit to
Weaver and Hersog was nipped at the
plate. Fjetoher drove to McMullin,
whose quick throw caught Kauff at
home and .the thousands roared their
approval of the White Sox splendid
defensive play. .Zimmerman, .who had
moved up on the outs, scored on Rob
ertson's single to center. and with two
out, Clcotte grabbed Holke's hit and
tossed him out at first.
Score lit Third.
It was not until the third that the
Sox were able to get a runner home.
After McMullin had filed out to Rob
ertson, Eddie Collins worked Bailee for
a pass. Jackson died out.' Felsch was
more -fortunate, however, his double
to left field sending Collins home with
the Sox first, run, ' ? : t vf
The Giants increased their lead by
scoring another two runs In the fourth
and appeared to feel that they had
the game won. Karlden singled, to
(continued on page nine.)
BOYS AT CAMP SEVJER HAVE
RAISED WO FOR LOAN
Magnificent Record is Being
Made by Soldiers bf Thir
GREENVILLE. 8. C. Oct 18.
With only a few incomplete returns of
the day's work at hand, the' hands of
the "campaign clock" at divisional
headquarters at Camp- Sevier showed
tonight $788,000 as total subscriptions
to the second Liberty loan for three
days' campaigning among the. offioers
and soldiers of the Thirteenth divis
ion. ' Lieutenant Gaston Tisne, divis
ional Liberty loan officer, estimated
tonight from informal information re
ceived from various units at Camp
that complete returns for the day
would bring the total subscriptions
close to (900,000.. The men at camp
are working hard in a concerted ef
fort to place the name of Camp Se
vier at the head. of the list of camps
and cantonments subscribing to ths
loan uiruuK'ivui wi hbuuu, mis ui-
vlslon being third on the list given out
WASHINGTON. Oct 1 8. Designa
tions ot five regions for the adminis
tration of the vocatlonat education
act and the appointment of eleven
agents to establish' regional headquar
ters, was announced today by the fed
eral board for vocational education.
New Tork city will be headquarters
for the eastern states, Indianapolis
for the east central states, Kansas
City for the west central states, San
Francisco for the Pacifio states and
Atlanta, for the southern states.
KILLED IB CAR
V..'. " 'Mi. ..' "
. , .-. r.,-. A .-,.
Machine Plunges Down'
Bank Five Miles Out on
.., Fairview RoadV '
WATKINS IS PINNED; .
BENEATH THE WHEEL
Tragedy Ends life , That
Had Been Marked by
Falling to make the turn leading tej
the Iron bridge Just beyond the Ave
mile post on the Fairview road last
night. Fleet Watktns, of Black Moun
tain, drove a Dodge touring car down
a thirty-foot embankment, the car
turning turtle, pinning ' him beneath.1
the steering wheel and slowly crushed:
the life out of hla body. He breathed)
only once after the car was lifted front
his prostrate body. Mrs. M. U Alli
son, of Black Mountain, a passenger
la the ear, was caught beneath the.
tonneau and was scarcely injared. '
According to the story told by Mrs.
Allison, she left Black Mountain with'
Watkins last night, with the Intention
of going, to Hsndersonvllle. Watkins,
she stated, Intended to keep on to
Greenville. & C. They came to Bilt
more and took the Fairview detour
leading to Hendersonvllle. - .. :
Driving Fairly Fast
As they passed the live-mile cost on
the Fairview road, -Mrs. .Allison says.
Watkins wag driving the car at a fair
ly fast rate of speed. They drove
about a hundred yards further, and
Watkins either did aot ses the eurva
or was traveling too fast to negotiate)
it successfully, and the- car Blunged
over the embankment- . ., .
Mrs. Allison says that she evident
ly fainted for a moment or two, tor
the first' thing after that that she can
remember is finding - herself pinned:
under the car. with Watkins cryinsr
out In an agonised voice for heln. She
states that she could not see Just how
he was caught nor what position she
herself occupied under the ear. but
she immediately began to search for
an opening, and Anally managed to
open a door of the car,
Tnrougn this door, Mrs. ' Allison
says, 'she crawled backwards, and as)
soon as she found that she was tin
injured find could, walk, she attempt-"
ed to aid Watkins. All this time, she .
states, be was plnnsd under the wheel
of the car and was groaning la an
agonising; manner. .. , , "
, euuiea i or neip, .
Falling in her efforts to either move
the car or to get Watktns from under
the wheel, Mrs.' Allison- started back
along the road seeking aid, and finally
reached the Shuford house, a Short
distance ? toward Asheville from the
five-mile post. ' i .,.,". '
Mr. Shuford and Ms boys and soma
other young men of the neighborhood ;
were finally aroused, and went to the
scene of the accident With the aid
of various Improvised levers, they
managed to pry trie car from tne re-
. tContinued on Page Two.)
BROOKLYN GRAIN; BLAZE
Most . Disastrous Water
Front Fire . in Years .
BOMB MAY BE CAUSE.
NKW YORK. Oct 1 J. Reports ot
incendiarism In connection with a dis-,
aatrous . water, front fire -which de
stroyed an elevator and nearly 700,000 :
bushels of Brain in Brooklyn today.
were. revived tonight. when Fire Chief
Kenion issued statement saying tne
cause of the blase would be rigidly in
vestigated. The property loss was es
timated at more than 11,200,000.
"There have fceen fifty-six water
front fires In New fork city lately, .
and It Is Improbable that ail resulted
from natural causes," Chief Kenloi'.
said. The grain consumed today was .
Intended for export, according to of- ,
flciaia of the New Tork Dock com
pany, owners of the elevator.
Superintendent Tomltns, in charge,
of the elevator, declared the fire was ,
caused by an explosion Inside' the
structure. Hs said the nature of this
explosion warranted the suspicion ot '
a bomb "planter" being responsible.
This theory was scouted by Fire Mar
shal Brophy, who. after a preliminary ,
investigation, said he believed an ex
plosion of -"grain dust" had occurred.
- When the difficulty : of combatting
the flames became apparent, every fire .
boat in the city and every other avail
able piece of apparatus was called into
THE ASHEVILLE CniZCK
Gty . . - . 4,306
Suburban . ,. , ' ';. 4,663 .
Country . : 1,776
Net paid . . .10.745
j, .Service '5M,;2I3
Unpaid '" . , ' 118
Total . . i .11,076
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